Saturday, October 28, 2006


I was tagged by Jennifer over at Languishing here goes!

9 Lasts --
9.] last place you were: Qdoba with Oscar for lunch. Or as he says, "Doba, unch."
8.] last banana split: A month or two. Next one...tonight!
7.] last beverage: Diet Coke and water (I've always got to have two drinks going.)
6.] last movie watched: "The Devil Wears Prada."
5.] last phone call: Brady
4.] last song played: Something off of The Weepies CD which is in the player in the car right now.
3.] last BUBBLE bath: Too long ago.
2.] last time you cried: I choked up a bit yesterday when Oscar was sick. I hate to see my baby suffer any kind of discomfort.
1.] last TV show watched: 1 or 100

8 have you evers --
8.] have you ever dated someone twice: Yes.
7.] have you ever been cheated on: Yes. I just take comfort in the fact that karma is gonna kick their ass.
6.] have you ever kissed someone: Yes.
5.] have you ever kissed someone you regret: Yes.
4.] have you ever fallen in love: Yes.
3.] have you ever lost someone: Yes.
2.] have you ever been depressed: Yes.
1.] have you ever been drunk and thrown up: Yes.

That batch of questions made me feel like I was playing truth or dare at an 8th grade slumber party.

7 famous people you'd like to hang out with --
7.] David Letterman
6.] Conan O'Brien
5.] Neko Case
4.] Audrey Hepburn (when she was alive)
3.] Fiona Apple
2.] Sarah Jessica Parker
1.] Bill Clinton

6 things you've done today --
6.] Danced with Oscar.
5.] Bought my sister a breast pump at Target.
4.] Doba, unch.
3.] Played with Oscar and his new baby doll named Oscar.
2.] Procrastinated in regards to the 75 narrative essays I need to grade.
1.] Kissed my nephew.

5 people you can tell pretty much anything to --
5.] Brady
4.] Heidi
3.] Tina
2.] Sunshine
1.] My sister

4 favorite colors --
4.] red
3.] gray
2.] turquoise
1.] chocolate brown

3 things you want to do before you die --
3.] Travel to many foreign lands with Brady and Oscar.
2.] Add another person to our little family.
1.] Publish a novel.

2 favorite ice cream flavors --
2.] chocolate
1.] chocolate

1 job you wanted as a kid --
1.] Singer or trial lawyer

I tag everyone!

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Oh Baby!

My new nephew has arrived. His stats are: 9 lbs 3.5 oz, 20.5 inches long and a mop of black hair. He was born on Tuesday night at 5:42 pm after a day of long labor and finally, a c-section. My sister was a trooper and is doing fine as are baby and daddy!

Of course, my baby needed to remind everyone that he is still funny and adorable. We found him in his new cousin's room,sitting in the baby's papasan chair. What a nut!

In crafty news, I am preparing for a slew of goodies to go up in my Etsy shop in the next couple of days. Expect to see some vintage trim, some cool vintage crewel kits, some soft new little buddies and other goodies for you and for the holidays!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Full Moon Crazy

The last ten days of my life have consisted of:
Writing and memorizing a ten-minute monologue
Dressing up and doing a performance as a woman from the 1890's
Driving four hours, doing said performance, turning around and driving four hours in a snowstorm
Lecturing on the six traits of writing four times a day for five days
Attending a retreat with 100 very active 13-year-olds
Shopping for and buying two winter coats, one that will have to be returned
Experiencing the first biting cold and snowfall of the season (see above)
And many other things too numerous and mundane to mention here...

But most of all, I have been waiting and waiting and waiting for my sister and her husband to officially make me the auntie to their little wee pumpkin. There have been contractions and dilation and effacing and yet, no baby. I can't wait to meet the little tiny miracle that will be my newest relation.

And so we wait...

Monday, October 02, 2006

Lean, Green Cleaning Machine

Oscar loves doing chores around the house...especially cleaning. And we hate to get in the way of such a thing. But we don't want him cleaning and scrubbing and mopping with just any old mix of chemicals and yuck. We've found some great "green" cleaning options that don't pollute our rivers and streams and yet do lather and get things squeaky clean.

Some of our favorite green options include method and goodnest which can be be purchased at most Target stores. My favorites are probably the method tub+tile spray (yummy minty fresh scent that lingers in the air) and the goodnest dish shop in plum grapefruit (if you have to dishes, it might as well smell like a fruit smoothie!)

A few other green options for cleaning supplies include Caldrea, Mrs. Meyers and Seventh Generation.

So if your little ones (or you for that matter) like to clean as much as my little clean and green thumb, at least you can feel good knowing no one is licking up Comet and Ajax residue.

P.S. Don't forget to recycle your empty bottles!