Monday, October 26, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today marks one year of posting every single day.
Last year I did this "I" thing...I thought maybe it would be interesting to see how I'd fill it out this year.
I am- hoarse
I want- to go to U2 again.
I have- so much I want to do.
I wish- I were better at resting.
I hate- hurry.
I fear- regret.
I hear- Matthew listening to U2 videos on his camera.
I search- for perfection.
I wonder- what life should be like.
I always- try to cram too much in.
I usually- am late.
I am not- a music snob.
I dance- at concerts.
I sing- every day in every class with my students.
I never- get tired of singing.
I rarely- want to go to bed.
I cry- in church.
I am not always- sad.
I lose- time.
I’m confused- by people who seem to have enough time.
I need- an eighth day.
I should- work on my photography.
I dream- about my Mom sometimes. And once she wasn't even sick.
Now I'm intentionally taking a break for a couple of days and then I'll be back.
It's been fun!
Monday, October 19, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
This fall I noticed something green growing out of the hole, and found a nice little surprise pumpkin. I think I must have tossed the teeny decorative pumpkins in there once we were done with them last year.
It's just the right size to go with my teeny pilgrims!
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sometimes, at Goodwill, they have old wrapping paper. I have a hoard-y stash of it.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Saturday, October 10, 2009
At the gas station, I turned around to see.
Made out of her chip bag. Of course.
When she was done she told me: "It's kind of a greasy puppet."
Friday, October 09, 2009
I love this tutorial because it is so easy. Cut up the tomatoes, then throw them in the blender-no peeling, no seeding. She promises you can't tell.
Then cook it down in a big pot. For this I think it would be better to have a bigger big pot than I have. It wouldn't take so many batches that way.
Then put it into jars and a hot water bath for 25-30 minutes and you're done! I made 7 so far, but I have the last of the red tomatoes on the stove now, probably two more.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Happy Birthday Party.
Tuesday, October 06, 2009
And super duper Sarah, who ran the whole 10K, and never once chided me for skipping out on her and only running the 5K. I'll admit it felt pretty crummy to leave her at 2.5K at my turn-around spot. Next year I'll remember that and keep training.
A big thanks to Laura's Legacy !
Monday, October 05, 2009
They're perfect! Not too greasy, kind of like a potato chip, but not exactly. How could I have been craving something my whole life that I've never had before?
And it's not the first time. I felt the same way when I first tried Pocky.
What's up with that?
Sunday, October 04, 2009
(OK, so I don't try that hard, but I try a little (she whines plaintively)).
My Mom was really good at being frugal, and I think that Melanie is amazing at it. I just try a little, you know, buying generic, and on sale, etc.
But as much as I know that generics are just as good and as much as I look at prices, in the Peanut Butter aisle one thing rings out in my head.
Any confessions of your own?
Saturday, October 03, 2009
Well, he's done. For a while there, I hated everything about him, but he's growing on me now, even though he's all askew, limbs on crooked and an unfortunate nose/mouth that somehow ended up above his eyes, I'm starting to think he's cute.
Maybe he's just waving...or stretching?
Friday, October 02, 2009
We came across a booth at Whimmydiddle with lovely soft tutus, made from chiffon maybe? instead of tulle?
Anna looked and looked and finally chose this yellow one, so she's going to be a ballerina bumble bee for Halloween. Much better. And the tutus were really so reasonably priced (too low, probably) so we bought a giant hair bow to match.
Thursday, October 01, 2009
I also got a couple of other things, but they're little gifts, so they're secret-y.