Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Turkey Season

Because I won't be trotting with the turkeys this year and winning a pie I thought I better go hunt up a turkey as my contribution.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Christmas My Style

There are plenty of things I love about the upcoming holiday season, like making cookies. I could, however, do without the gift giving business. It has just become too much and with Christmas being promoted in Target before Halloween I'm thinking things are out of hand. So, I took this link from Erin's blog because I love, love, love it. I think I'll have to watch it once a day until the Big Day is over while I frantically knit everyone a lovely scarf.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Even For You Non-Runners

I found this on Kelly's site and even if you don't believe in running you might just like it!

This video captures the fantasy of the perfect run. Brooks will donate five cents for every view of the video between Nov. 13 and Dec. 21. Brooks will donate up to a max of $25,000 to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, earmarked for the support of Breast Cancer research. Thanks so much, Brooks!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Thursday, November 13, 2008


An interesting approach:

p.s. They're family, I bet you can't guess which side!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

It Was A Good Run

And now she is stirring up Heaven...

Stonepoint's Golden Buchta

January 10, 1999 - November 12, 2008

Loved Beyond Measure

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

PMD-96 or PMD-51

I'm searching for paint, again. I have officially decided to just paint the gosh darn living room and get it over with so Vinnie can adhere the custom-made trim before I die. His excuse for not hanging the trim is that he can't until the room is painted/papered/whatever and it is my fault for not selecting a color. I vow to have it done by Christmas.

In my quest for color I brought Seneca along hoping she would embrace the idea of a fresh start in the living room. She didn't. I finally had to suggest that she stop telling me that we should have painted the unpapered areas of the living room red to match the wallpaper and then we could make our own paper flowers and glue them up there. Her color suggestion after it was all said and done was black, she even chose a paint chip sample.

So, if the paint companies could just stick with the number of a color, PMD-96 or PMD-51, instead of Wild Wheat or Cardamon I would have a much easier time selecting. I am way too swayed by names that bring a vision to mind: Sweet Honey, Shaved Chocolate, Red Red Wine. How is a woman to pick? My kitchen is painted Oatmeal, the playroom Hunting Coat Red, mudroom Rye Grass Green and the bathroom Chai Spice. A little influenced by the namers, I think so. Hum, what about Velvety Merlot or Caramel Sauce?

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Obama Bucket

I don't usually do politics but I couldn't resist sharing this brief conversation my son had out loud with himself the other day.

When it appeared as though the Republican Party didn't stand a chance in the current election we thought we better get the kids used to the new agenda. We did this by having them put the rest of their candy in the Obama Bucket after they had two days to eat their own "stash". In the Obama Bucket it would be shared among us, especially those of us that did not work to collect that candy.

The Obama Bucket

Sadly, the Obama Bucket is already considered empty, apparently nobody likes red licorice around here. Kind of like when you feel all good about yourself giving canned food this time of the year and you donate the canned spinach that had no hopes of being eaten anyway. Red licorice must be our canned spinach.

I know, you were hoping it would end here but it doesn't. And the reason it doesn't is because this is the amazing part: last night Diezel got to thinking and knowing that Obama is slated to take office in January he wanted to affirm that next year Obama would take some of his Halloween candy and give it to others. He wanted to know if Obama would just deliver the candy to other people's doors and before anyone had a chance to correct him he went on to conclude that "There will be nobody trick or treating next year because they will all just wait for the candy to come to them." After thinking on that for a moment he exclaimed, "Well I'm not going to trick or treat either, why should I if nobody else is and then I'll have to give my candy away." Some rather strategic thinking for a seven year old.

And really, I know it is about more than the redistribution of wealth. There are a lot of issues at stake and a lot of problems to solve. But thank goodness Obama is considering the advice of our very own Governor Jennifer Granholm when it comes to this economic mess. I hate to be disrespectful but OMG and WTF! Jennifer Granholm?

I'm off to hide my Obama Bucket refills.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Something About Hats

I had the privilege to see this felting artist at the First Frost Arts and Fine Craft show at the FIA last Saturday. I visited her booth four times! I was convinced that one of her hats would be perfect for me but the $38 price tag was a bit much to swallow. That is, until some lovely older lady remarked what deal the hats were, and then another savvy shopper said the same thing and then another! Either Sierra Cole paid these people to walk around and sell her wares in such a sly manner or they really were a deal. Now that I looked them up on her website and found out she sells them for $48 plus $5 shipping I'm glad I purchased mine in real-life time. She might be coming near you too, check it out!

Santa will be bringing this fine tri-colored purple beauty to Seneca,

and this gorgeous rusty one to me. Sorry ACE but I'll be getting non-hardware related items this year!

And here is Ollie modeling one of his lovely new beanies!