Happenings and Thoughts
February 21, 2011
Hello hello, happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend! There’s a lot going on this week around here. Wish I had a ‘finished’ project to reveal today, but nope, just a whole lotta ‘works in progress’. I have a fun craft to show you tomorrow, but today is a holiday, a slow Monday, a day to sit around in my pajamas with my kiddos. Here’s just a few tidbits, musings, and thoughts from the past weeks.
First, I must share, I’m really enjoying this book with my morning coffee. Don’t you love the cover? And the teaser? “An encyclopedia of forgotten yet delightful chic, useful, curious and otherwise commendable things from times gone by.”
It’s filled with all those nostalgic things we treasure from the good ol’ days and hunt for at flea markets, plus the novelties we spy in old movies and hear about from our grandparents.
Why yes think we should bring back braids, car tail fins, double features, kitten heels, pocket watches, and wicker baskets on bicycles !
Next, the sad and happy news. A tragedy occurred in our household a few weeks ago. My Nikon D60 clicked its last. I was snapping away. Click! Click! Click! Then all of a sudden I heard this.
Cah-click. Cah-click. Cah……
This has happened once before, and a professional repair solved the problem. But this “Error” message was happening once again. I’m thinking with all the pictures I’ve snapped with paint residue on my hands, I must have clogged up her parts. Long story short, after much research, but also four faithful years and probably 50,000 pics, I had to retire my D60 for now. To replace her, I invested in a Nikon D90.
Thankfully, I only had to buy the body, all my existing lenses fit. Even better, my local camera shop agreed to match the best internet deal I could find! I’m still getting to know the D90, but so far things are lookin’ good, like these pretty Valentine roses.
A few years ago, I ran a half marathon, and I’m seriously thinking about training for another one. Someone either talk me out of it, or convince me to do it. I’m on the fence.
I don’t care if Honeysuckle is ‘Color of the Year’, I’m still so very much in love with turquoise.
Lately, I’m making more egg dishes, inspired by these gourmet preparations.
The other day my baby turned seven.
It happened overnight while I was sleeping. I am not prepared for this.
When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me he planned to put me in the ‘shrink box’ because I was growing up to fast. At the time, I was confused, but now I know what he meant. Hey Dad, could I please borrow that ‘shrink box’? Tell me you have it in storage somewhere, I really really need it right now.
I signed my little darling up for Daisies last year, which means as part of the Girl Scout organization, I have several cases of these in my kitchen.
We’re supposed to sell them. In truth I know I am contractually bound to support the Troop, which I interpret as this:
If you have a daughter in Girl Scouts, you will also find in the fine print that you are legally required to consume your fair share of Thin Mints and Samoas.
My little boy’s room looks like this.
We’re in the middle of a board and batten project. The mister wanted to chase the Sunday sunshine and wait till next weekend, but then I reminded him that until this project is done, the lad will be crashing in our bedroom at night. Funny how that motivated him to get back on the job . . .
But it might have been PW’s Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas I made for him, with extra goat’s milk cheddar. Heavenly!
We made a lot of progress on the lad’s room, hoping to reveal soon! That’s where I am this week. What’s new with you?
Started any good books or fun projects lately?
Tags: weekend fun