Monday, November 16, 2009

Somebody needs to stop me

First it was the NY Times Bento slideshow.
Which then led to the insane Luxirare Bento.
Dialed it down a notch with Happy Little Bento.

I read the Times article a month or two ago but cruised the other sights way too late last night.

Today, sans cute bento boxes and proper accoutrement, armed only with what I had on hand, I made my first Bento for mine and Atti's lunch.

Sorry, my little digital Canon is taking such fuzzy pics.
Atti's is avo, scallion and sweet potato sushi, carrots, steamed asparagus and Isreali cous cous made with roasted butternut, shallots, raisins, fennel and sage. He liked it.
Mine is rye bread, albacore, sweet potato and my sweet pickles "rolls", cous cous, asparagus, sweet potato and scallion sushi and some carrots for garnish.

Nobody needs to give me crap about what real "sushi" or a "roll" is either.
These were fun, I think I am going to make more!

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

My brother made an app.

Check it out:

I am awfully proud of him.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

For Stephanie

Harry and Landra Reid, me and Noodle/ Denver 2008

Friday, July 24, 2009

I'd like them to be like their dad.

Wicked smart, crazy funny and hard workers. It begs the question; if I had daughters would I want them to be like me? What do I imagine are my strengths? Every one that comes to mind is followed fast behind by the Achilles' heel of said strength. I should figure this out if we have another kid.

Monday, July 13, 2009


Ok, I just checked my handy sitemeter which I largely ignore. It claims that some of you spend a half hour or more perusing my eensy blog. While I am aware that it may be that you open it, go do your laundry, come back, move on...maybe some of you aren't. I would LOVE it if you left a comment and maybe even told me who you were. Maybe we'll be blog friends. Maybe we'll recommend good books to each other. Maybe our children will marry...oops, too much? Anyway, leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Things I like

Honestly, it's been a bit of a poopy summer so far. Serious sadness with Ash, litigation with the farmer's market and crazy head with me. It's a good time to take stock of the things that are going well, of which this is only a small sampling: great friends, no, the world's best friends; my boys really love each other; Atti has mad style AND loves to read; early morning sunshine and great animals and lastly, a great typewriter and a porch on which to write. And Jason, always Jason.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

I am a git.

Ted Kooser is in Casper, Wyoming leading a workshop as we speak. I blanked on the date and failed to plan for it. I think I am going to hop in the car tomorrow morning and try to catch day two. Ted Kooser! I adore him. I particularly love the book of poems he did with Jim Harrison,Braided Creek .
I wrote a poem yesterday and jotted some ideas for a short story. I may be making too much of that- very brief notes. Eh. It could be something.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

the young Truman Capote

Our friend Charlotte found the bowtie for a quarter when we were thrifting with RJ the other day. Atticus is in love with his new clip on bowtie. He asks for it every morning and wants to be taken immediately to the big mirror to see himself. He leaves it on all day. Yesterday he helped his dad garden all day long.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

a dime

Vintage Montgomery Ward jumper. Ten pennies at the Salvation Army. Corduroy? Check. Sure, the zipper broke but I think I can put a new one in. Sweet, right?

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Help me

I have made almost no progress. It is too overwhelming. Please come help me. Or call me on the phone and chat with me while I shelve.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I think I'm turning Japanese

I really think so. Japanese Trifele Tomato plants. Totally badass. Can't wait to eat them. Already in the ground- if you're from California you'll scoff at that- if you're from Wyoming you'll genuflect or do some other properly awe-filled gesture.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

I heart poladroid. This is Ash playing airdrums and Atti in a rictus of ecstasy because his brother is playing with him and he just got a new scarf with his initial on it. You can stop the picture mid development for a grainier more 70's look. Awesome!

Monday, April 20, 2009

trip to slc

We went to Liberty Park with Artemis and family, ate mole at Red Iguana with Mel, met Derek and explore the SLC library as well as meeting our new friend Krista from the SLC bike collective,we spent hours at Ikea where Noodle and Mel washed dishes in the kid's section, Noodle chose a snickerdoodle at the awesome bakery near the Temple and even though we had a great time at Temple Square with all the flowers in bloom, I, like a lazy slattern, forgot the camera. I also have great pictures of Chandelle's kids but have to ask her before I post them. Great trip, superb weather, it was blizzarding (again!) back home. The boys cleaned the house and worked on the upstairs bathroom remodel. I am a lucky girl.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Political Whore?

Ash with Howard Dean in Iowa - 2004
Atti with Obama in Laramie - 2008

I have to have another kid because there may be another great candidate...

Friday, April 03, 2009

floral or animal?

I am stuck on cousin KT's baby blanket -it's felted purple and green- but what to back it with?

Handsome Princess

It's only the very masculine and secure males who can rock a princess outfit; that or baby's with mamas who callously use them for social experimentation; I prefer the former explanantion.

Monday, March 23, 2009

We went to the Wild Animal Park in San Diego with my brother, Efram. Brilliant.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Rainbow Brite?

My mom made this for me when I was...9? 84, abouts. Now she's in Atti's room. I am going to be making some dollie clothes in the next weeks, I'll try to post pictures, but nothing as cool as Rainbow.