Posts filed under 'Thoughts'
These are some shots I took when I was on a walk around town during my lunch. I need to start bringing the camera with me more. I like random shots–it helps you to remember the daily aspects of life, which can be both nice and ugly.
My husband, the hero, has successfully fixed my blog without losing any comments (and only one post)! There will still be some tweaking in the upcoming weeks, but I’m back up! and running people! I felt at a loss without this form of communication. Even though I don’t post all the time, it’s nice having the option of posting whenever the mood strikes.
May 23rd, 2008
Okay, so apparently my site has been hacked. Someone has accessed my username and password info and taken it upon themselves to hide information in my code about prescription drugs for men, and other things, if you get my drift. Ryan’s been warning me for some time that I need to update to the newest version of WordPress to prevent this, but it probably means losing all of the comments from you lovelies (and a day’s worth of work to transfer things), so I haven’t done it. Google has officially abolished me from their search engine because of these words, and I would just like to say, shame on you–whoever you are! So, there may be some changes around here and some tweaky things for a while. But have no fear! I’m not going anywhere.
May 13th, 2008
Aren’t these heart kitchen utensils so cute? They were part of my annual spring present from my dear friend Aja, who generally starts a present before Christmas and continues adding to it until I come to visit her in March. It winds up working out really well for me. There were many things in the package, including some handmade goodies by her, but that’s for another time. Her sweet other half is an industrial designer and actually designed all of these, for everything made with love. I used them just last night when making this Smoky Corn Chowder recipe. Everything was heart-shaped!
This is a snapshot I took while sitting and eating the most delicious chocolate chip cookie in the world at City Bakery in NYC last week. I just love how they decorated the place, and mostly how they arrange the baked goods.
March 29th, 2008
This is a snapshot I took on Saturday . I headed out to get supplies for the advent calendar and when I got back in the car to drive home, large, wet flakes started falling from the sky. It was so beautiful and serene, and I managed to make it home before traffic or the roads got bad. I love how silent the snow makes everything. White is such a peaceful color to begin with, and then once everything is blanketed and the saturated earth becomes silent, it’s hard not to pause and cherish the moment. We got over four inches, but a few short hours after the snow poured down, it warmed up and rained for two days straight.
December 5th, 2007
These are some owls in my apparent growing collection of owls. I designed our whole bedroom around the state bird quilt that I started ages ago and is just about done. It inspired a whole flock of birds to nest in our house; I’ve got birds sprinkled all around. These are all in the bedroom. I noticed there isn’t an owl for a state bird. What’s up with that? Have a nice weekend!
November 16th, 2007
I awoke this morning to the sun pouring in through the windows. The house was near icebox temperatures because I wanted to sleep with the down comforter and the quilt on the bed, tucked in a cozy hollow. A friend brought over a grapefruit upside down cake last night, so I took my coffee and a slice of cake sitting in the morning sun. It was peaceful and serene and cold, and I had every desire to stay there in my robe, get out the quilt, and finish hand sewing the binding on. The winter is a perfect time to drape a work-in-progress over your lap and stitch away in front of a fire or a good movie, or both. This is exactly what I have in mind after work today.
November 13th, 2007