Published November 28, 2007
Tags: bible names, phinehas, ultrasound
here is the little scrom sleeping with his hand against his face.
notice i am saying “his” now. the doctor is voting for a boy because of a consistently low heart rate. i hadn’t really bothered with boy names because i just assumed it was a girl. actually, i do have a boy name, i just haven’t really bothered with the fact that my husband hates it. “phinehas edwin otto”, another bible name. this is his story from the book of numbers, illustrated in legos. (i didn’t know legos could be so explicit, by the way. i guess it’s just another instance of why the bible isn’t illustrated and children’s bibles are so short.)
after that, i run out of ideas. i kind of like the name “uriah”, but he just doesn’t have the same flair as phinehas. he gets himself murdered and someone else makes off with his hot wife. a real nice guy though.
if you’re going to give someone their christmas present in november, it best be lookin’ good.
i mean, i wouldn’t mind looking at that for a good month and a half. of course, grandma and grandpa might feel differently. we already know uncle doug doesn’t like it when i wrap his presents in swimsuit models. i suppose that’s why i do it in the first place.
that, and you just can’t throw away a perfectly good swimsuit model. hence, “the art of wrapping”. save your favorite trash, it comes in handy. i have a little pile in my craft room of magazine cut-outs, calendars, and alternative newspapers (the ones with the mistaken assumption that they are saving the world from fascism by advertising gay dating lines and complaining about bush) then i wrap stuff in them.
my husband (when compelled to wrap at all) just grabs the classifieds and some duct tape. fortunately, i have more taste.
Published November 27, 2007
Tags: arborist, tree care
i stood around long enough in the freezing cold to take a few pictures of boy and reuben up in the trees. i do believe their ideas of fun are quite different than mine. but don’t they look cute in their matching helmets?
that is reuben down below, bending over backwards, and boy in the frame on the right. he had to shinny back up to the top of the tree, after he had just came down, because his rope got stuck. (if you want to zoom in, check the pictures on my dad’s site.)
and here boy is, cold, frustrated and dirty. i could have told them it wouldn’t be fun and that they should have gone to macy’s with me, but they never listen.
he sure is sexy, cold and dirty though.
Published November 26, 2007
Tags: real estate
with no such luck. everything i wanted to look at had gone off the market by the time we had made it to spokane. so we poked around at the leftovers. this one was too small.
this one was too busy.
this one didn’t have a yard.
and this one had what i term “slopage”. if i walk in a house and even sense the slightest change in elevation, i freak out. it is some kind of insult to my senses, not to be tolerated. marc, on the other hand, thinks it is great. i had to drag him away.
marc, “what do you mean? it’s perfect!”. mavis, “do you know the step between the dining room and kitchen? that’s not supposed to be there.” some people have no scruples.
Published November 26, 2007
Tags: puddles, treehouse
we just got back from visiting my family in deary, idaho. the boys had lots of fun with the puddles, snow, sawdust piles and ritual fires. mommy crocheted, ate, and bossed people around. mostly.
i sure like my scroms.
they is cute.
here is natalie and jehu in the treehouse/storage shed my dad is building over a cliff. (he is just like that, in case you were wondering).
here it is with the walls up. marc had fun working on it and playing with the new sawmill, when he wasn’t climbing trees or checking soccer scores. but it’s back to the ‘ol office for him.
Published November 15, 2007
Tags: baby sling, sewing
for the spankin’ new, miles rudyard nathan miller.
mackenzie said i could pick the fabric. i ended up bringing something home that looked like i hacked up an old pair of drapes. my husband says it’s ugly in a good way.
i’m still not sure i got the measurements right. i made it according to the directions and it was too big for me (and i’m kinda pregnant). so i took the scissors to it and made it too small (for anyone over the age of twelve). then i broke a couple needles, ran out of fabric, went to the store, messed up my sewing machine, and made another one.
and there you have it.
Published November 15, 2007
Tags: crochet, dishcloths, pattern
crocheted dishcloths, just like your grandma’s.
i couldn’t help it. i had the yarn just laying around and it’s winter. there is an irresistible urge to crochet in the winter. it’s even better during long car trips. then the time just flies, you know, when you’re having fun.
this was a good pattern too, as far as dishcloths go. i had a little trouble with the first row, but after that, it’s a breeze. you don’t even have to edge it, it does it all by itself. i liked the end result as well. nice and bushy/fluffy to take care of the well and nasty. now i just have to decide which poor, sad soul, get’s these for christmas. “thanks miranda, they’re…just what i’ve always wanted.” i know.
Published November 13, 2007
Tags: sewing, tote
a grocery bag.
my plan is to have a bunch of these babies stowed in my car to substitute for plastic bags when i grocery shop. which would be nice, because i don’t like being buried in plastic bags i’m keeping for some, yet unknown, reason. also, it would be neat to be able to carry my groceries over my shoulder. and when i try to unload my car in two trips, instead of four, i wouldn’t have all that skinny, stretched plastic severing my arms (albeit, for only a brief 7 meter sprint from the car to the house). but now that it’s cold, i guess i can leave the groceries in the car for hubby. brilliant.
p.s. thanks again to paula, for the free fabric.