Falling asleep on the couch.
This film (although I'm still questioning some of the casting).
Trying my hand at these muffins.
Evening walks thanks to the longer days and the warming sun.
Sending off my first invoice!
Season one of the Flight of the Conchords. (Jermaine is hilarious)
Progressing on my little piece of crochet.
Enjoying afternoon family naps.
Understanding my parents a little bit more.
Knowing that spring is right around the corner.
Getting excited at the prospect of toddler rainboots.
Spending time in bed with the boys
'These Days' by Nico
Flight of the Conchords
Plain black turtlenecks
Good margherita pizza
Seeing newborn horses run
My green dress
Seeing what other people make/create
Empty laundry basket
Friday phone dates (when they actually happen!)
Going to the library
What makes you guys happy?
Here are a few things that I've been needing to get off my chest. To the few fortunate ones who get to see me on a regular basis, I apologize for the redundancy of the following:
No more cooking. No more soups, no more roasted veggies, no more rice, no more dinners. If you have ANY suggestions for quick, healthy dinners... PLEASE post them in the comments. I am getting desperate here.
NO MORE WINTER. That one is self explanatory
No more of my stupid jeans. I hate them. They look 'ok' for like the first 5 minutes they're on. By the end of the day I look like a homeless woman who's stolen two babies from a normal woman.
No more hormonal inbalances. I'd like to keep the little hair I have left. Thank you.
No more sweeping.
No more cloth diapers. I am tired of laundry and tired of poo in my sink.
There, I'm done. I will be back to my 'happy' self tomorrow.
Taking a bath, uninterupted, looking out a really big window, reading Vanity Fair.
Watching the transformation of parents into grandparents.
This lemon tart (we changed the crust to a regular pate sucrée).
Watching my sister read Tonka Tough Trucks for the nth time.
Outting to new friends my "troubled" university path and fast-track to parenthood.
Blaming the wine.
Contemplating child divorce (not the children of divorce, but rather, how to divorce your own child) Thinking about green grass and leafed trees.
Looking forward to coming home.
You can read Juergen's bio here .
Oh, and Little Marc? Bring it.
- At its core, Nest was an interior design magazine, with the operative word being "interior." Nest avoided the utopian and delved head-first into the crusty, muddled, and often times ugly world of every day life inside four walls with such bravado and disdain for the commonplace that every issue felt like a strange, exciting new world unfolding in your hands didn't feature modern masterworks of interior harmony, or regurgitate trendy lofts brimming with Eames, Knoll, Nelson, and all the rest, but focused on the interior spaces people called home.
Back to the topic at hand. That car: I love it. I want to take my sausage clan and drive down to New Mexico in that car. Maybe never even come back... Hmm....
That's all I wanted to say.
I'm suffering from Blangst: common condition where lack of blog reading causes blogger to feel lost and rejected by the Blogosphere.
Need to fix that, pronto.
In the meantime, just go to For Me, For You... they've got it all covered.
Apology the first for the faulty link from Monday: This is what you need to click on when you're bored. Paula Abdul is gold.
Apology the second for the non-existent Weekend Recap. Just read the archived ones, throw in "drinks at the local pub", "mini-mom-hangover", "Easter Egg Hunt" and "Ginger snap cookie dinners"
Back to laundry and poop.
"For me every day is a new thing. I approach every project with a new insecurity almost like the first project I ever did. I get the sweats. I start working. I don't know where I'm going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn't do it. When I can predict or plan it I don't do it - I discard it. So I approach it with trepidation. Obviously over time I have a lot more confidence that it's going to be OK. I approach project work with what I think is a healthy insecurity."
Hmm... that makes me feel really good about myself.
But, feeling inspired by the D.J. I set off on a Flickr sleuthing rampage.:Sgn
Blue & Mud
I'm TiredLiquor Barn
Blech, we're in another existentialist rut. Seems like they occur every two days now.
At least there's a synchro-nap happening. Haven't had one of those in what feels like weeks! Quick... return phone calls, make dinner, do laundry, get rid of those dust bunnies? Nah, I'll idle on Flickr instead! I'm enjoying the quiet moment and the snowflakes floating outside my window. My shoulders feel like they're starting to relax.
Have no fear ye faithful blog readers, I have made a pact with my blogger identity that blogging is exactly what the Dr. prescribes in these times. So I'll have to push a little harder and strain a little more, but darn it, I WILL blog.
Feels nice to be 'back'
p.s- D.: Did you just DIE in there? I think SF has one of their bigger stores too... hmmm . Justine brought me back an apron from a SF Anthropologie... I can finally wrap it around my body! We'll be coming down around Easter time...
Just wanted to give props to all the other blogger that feed me over here at Cochonet. Thanks to Stephanie over at Bright Turquoise for the Stuff White People Like link. Genius. I also like her take on the NOT To Do List. You should go and give it a once over.
Thanks to Jenifer over at Nectar & Light for the beautiful photographs and for reminding me of the beautiful things that surround me. She also inspired the Weekend Recap.
Oh and this woman....
Creative Director at Martha... hmmm
Bobby Pins sold at Anthropologie... ah, yes
Cover Art for Sufjan Stevens... of course
Anything this woman CAN'T do?
That's about all for today, sorry for the briefness/lameness of the posts recently. I haven't gotten much computer face time... maybe next week?
Evil Le Dary Out.
Having someone there to put things in perspective for you
Outdoor time with the neighbours
Corona and lime
Admitting to yourself that you've been a crappy friend
Pork Roast in a lemon/thyme/garlic rub with baked potatoes and sauteed rapini
Last minute molten chocolate cakes
Hoping that one day, I can live like this
Hoping that I don't let myself get too overwhelmed this week
Sorry, no teapot. Just google "teapot" and pick one. Pretend I posted the picture here.
See you on Monday. Don't be late.
Okay, first: my new blog crush:
For Me For You
I know I've mentioned it a few times, but this is one is really really really up my alley. A little fashion, a little design, a little fine arts and lots of great links and some great writing.
It was my first pick this morning. 'Nough said.
Through them, I discovered Oh Joy!
For Cynthia Rowley
For Urban Outfitters
Oh and her name is Joy.
You can check out her studio and her shop. Is there anything she can't do? Wow.
On her blog today, she's featured an AMAZING clothing collection that was designed for Justine.
I swear Juice, you're going to fall off your chair. Yes, it's "green" and yes it's hip... but it's gorgeous and the site is really quite beautiful.
Enough gushing. It's called A Small Collection and Alyson Fox is the designer. I'm too brain dead to figure out how to import a Flash image. So I won't. You'll just have to go check it out.
It's tough love around here, you know?
There's been quite a bit of computer time recently, and funny enough, that's why I haven't posted or emailed much recently. Once this deadline nears, then I'll be all over this internet business.
Tomorrow's entry will be titled "Why batteries aren't safe toys for a toddler". Must tend to some damage control.
I am a trend forecaster
I have a back full of tattoos.
I live in Tokyo.
I am friends with Diablo Cody
I get a manicure every week
I own a flower shop
My compost is not infested by fruit flies
I never have body odour
I never have to chop onions, or make a béchamel
Babies never poop
I can have my cake, eat it too and not gain a pound
There is a cure for rheumatoid arthritis
I can successfully pull off suspenders
There is no televisionI do not make myself sick eating bananas, cream and coconut
Celine Dion is neither making music nor famous
I work/contribute to a design magazine
Lucky for everyone, today is not one of those days. Or is it?
Just one of the many illustrations from Matte Stephens, an Alabama artist whose work is plastered all over the design/artsy inter-world. Dude is producing some illustration for Herman Miller. You can't really do any better than that. Think Eames meets Edward Scissorhands.
If my brain was properly hardwired this morning I could make some more astute design/pop culture reference. But I can't. So there.
Check out his Etsy store... and if you happen to run into $700, you could buy me this owl sculpture. Thanks
Here's what JCrew is offering up for this spring... (yes, more envy) Oh and I'm way too lazy to link back to all this stuff. I have faith that you can find it all if you really need to.
I just wrote really lame captions for these outifits, but deleted them. Trust me, it's for the best.
So there is a small part of my Spring 08 wish list. Aaaah but I must remind myself that all clothing that graces this body immediately turns to rags. Like Cinderella, but in reverse. Note to self: only wear grocery store clothing. Items must cost less that $15.
Oh and Urban Outfitters (which use to be Mecca for me) has a blog? It's a bit much, but they've got some great music recommendations.
She & Him
I love Zooey Deschanel.
Enjoying synchronized naps
Having some tea and cake
Not getting enough of her photographs
Marching in the snow trenches of NDG, wearing a baby and holding a tart
Watching siblings make each other laugh
Sending off some work and waiting for feedback
Tending to my garden
Looking forward to a good week flickr
But as soon as I hit that 'Publish Post' button, I begin to breathe. My shoulders relax and I can now focus on the other 3.6 million things I should be doing.
Like washing those damn diapers or fixing the fruit fly issues with my compost (hey worms: f**k you). The laundry is never ending, but you all have heard my laundry rants, so I'll spare you. You can thank me later.
First things first:
Some inspiration for the coming week: (freezing rain all day tomorrow BTW) Mobile from Frazier & Wing (Portland, Oregon)
In the spirit of having more fun on a day to day basis:
Paper Doll kit from Eggpress (again, Portland Oregon)
How funny is that little dog? Too cute.
I had a point to all of this, but I've forgotten.
Oh, yeah the fact that I feel better after posting. This space had opened up a whole new universe to me. Funny how little things can have big effects.