Wednesday, October 31, 2007
I have an MFA in costume design, so I always took Lex's Halloween costumes very seriously. Here are a few photos from Halloweens past.
[fierce knight, complete with chain mail]
[tin man, very shiny]
[alien bug creature]
Yes, that fat blonde cowgirl at the top of the post is me.
Monday, October 29, 2007
Quilting Arts Magazine's special holiday issue, Gifts, is on the newstands now. I have an article in it about charitable giving (and post cards), in which I mention some of my favorite charities, like the Elephant Sanctuary, Habitat for Humanity and A Place to Bark. Check it!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Last week my so called "friend" Natalya tagged me in a popular internet meme. So now I'm to list 7 random things about myself and then tag 7 other people. My "about me" section is pretty much a list of random things, but I believe I have enough quirks that I can come up with a few more.
1. I was named after a character in a children's book.
2. I was born on December 12th - the 12th day of the 12th month. For my 12th birthday, my mother gave me 12 gifts and each gift had 12 parts.
3. I like to pinch snapdragons and make them snap.
4. I was once knocked out cold in a bar by my hockey player boyfriend.
5. I'm the one in three people who is unable to curl his or her tongue.
6. I have a little creature that lives in my kitchen and guards the produce.
7. I don't like it when people split infinitives.
I can't bring myself to tag anybody else, so the meme will have to end here. peace out.
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Eighteen years ago today, on my mother's birthday, my beautiful little son was born. Before he arrived, I bought "grown up" clothes that I thought might eventually fit him. Every October 21st since, I've taken his picture wearing said clothes. Here are a few of those pictures...
Happy birthday Lex, I love you.
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
We just got back from the Arena at Harbor Yard, Bridgeport, CT, where we saw a triple bill - Amos Lee, Elvis Costello and Bob Dylan. So now my ears are ringing and my voice is all raspy (I'm a woohooer). No cameras allowed, so no pictures to post. (the one above is from another show - anybody know who that is?) Amos Lee was amazingly awesome, which means now I have to see him whenever he plays around here. Elvis did an incredible, somewhat politically charged set. Even though I'm a long time EC fan, this was the first I time saw him live, and consequently, the first time I ever heard my two favorite EC songs live (Veronica and What's So Funny), which was tres cool. He told some good stories too. My sister and sister-in-law are both totally obsessed with Bob Dylan, so I apologize in advance for this...I'm not a big Dylan guy. He was really good, but I don't know a lot of Dylan songs (except for the biggies) and even those were kind of hard to recognize. But he puts on a good show, and he sure does have lot of obsessive fans. Not that I'm knocking obsessive fans. I too am an obsessive fan of what I refer to as my "holy trinity" - Jeff, Ryan and Rhett.
My head is spinning and my legs are weak, goose step dancing, can't hear myself speak...
update: my husband just sent me this message...