Too Tired

31 10 2008

Way too tired to write. I had an amazing day with my bestest friend and send much love to my family in KC. I keep some love for my family (read, dad) here in the ‘quah.


Day Four: NEW BABY

29 10 2008

Today was another good day. I spent the morning vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, and putting away laundry. I then ran some errands at work, the library and the bank. Afterwards there was snoozes and a walk to pick up leaves for an art project. Later in the day dad took me out to dinner and we went to church (which was great).

Mom and Dad and new baby Caden are doing well and I am ecstatic!

Congratulations to my wonderful family on their newest arrival!!

Insert: Day Zero

29 10 2008

My dad informed me that last Saturday counted in my list of “day’s without my mother”.


We drove. For ten hours. Then we had snacks. Then we went to bed.

The end.

Day Three: The Great Bread Caper

28 10 2008

Today was really fun. First thing in the morning I drove to Bothell to paint with a dear friend from our church. She has a beautiful house and an entirely seperate building for her art studio. Her studio is lovely and very conducive to painting. I can see that I’m going to have to buy another easel to store over there.

The fun thing about this friend is that she can and will talk about anything under the sun. The topics we covered today included (but were not limited to) politics, abortion, adoption, plastic surgery, family, mutual friends, shopping, church, fashion, my best friend and her wedding, getting married and the possibility of being taxed out of our skivvies should Obama win the election.

It was a really good morning. especially because I painted a present for my best friend’s 22nd birthday while I was there. Read the rest of this entry »

Day Two: Dishes, Dogs and Dirty Laundry

27 10 2008

I woke up early. I woke up early to retrieve my dog. I woke up early to retrieve my dog because my dad works and I’m the only other option.

It was a foggy day on Happy Hound Drive when I pulled up to get my Gustis. The air was cold and I was still slightly foggy brained. But Gus looked none the worse for wear and wasn’t even mad at me like he normally is after we kennel him. Half an hour after I got home the owner of the Happy Hound called to give us a debrief of our dog’s stay. He had a special bed in the kitchen with a blanket to go over him. After the first two nights they decided that he was lonely in his own room so they put him in a room with some of the other old farts. He went to the hardwear store and had lots of treats. When he got home today he alternated between lying in the sun inside and lying in the sun outside. It’s a rough life. Read the rest of this entry »

Day 1: Domestic Goddess

26 10 2008

Mission: To fill my mother’s shoes while she aids in the birth of her first grandchild.

Objective: Not to die. Not to run out of money. Not to let my father starve. Not to let him run out of clean clothes.

Today’s task: Make dinner.

I woke up at a little before ten which isn’t as late as it sounds since I went to bed at one o’clock. I got on facebook and saw that Amy Rueter had posted a recipe for soup. It was this incredible sounding creamy vegetable concoction that involved La Crueset pans and a food processor (two of my favorite things). It sounded like a marvelous sort of Sunday dinner. Only then did I realize that you can’t just have soup; you need to have bread to go with it!

I remembered that mom has a pumpkin-cheese foccacia bread recipe. Since I’ve never made bread before, and since this new soup looked ever so slightly complicated, I thought it’d be a great idea to attempt a new skill. I’m nothing if not a brave little soul. Read the rest of this entry »

Doodles and more doodles

21 10 2008


I wanted to put these “side to side” as it were, to show you how my style/abilities have changed since high school. The top doodles were done in 2005 and the bottom ones in 2007. I find the comparison interesting…