Wednesday, September 30, 2009
You are all welcome to my house this coming Wed. the 7th (which is also my Dad's 60th-- I need to remember a card...) from 9 to whenever. I'll make the muffins and coffee. Caron Easley (of lore) will be in attendance. If any of you work (outside the home) and would like to come, take an early lunch break-- I'm sure we'll still be hanging out!
Monday, September 28, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Nate knows this about me... I LOVE techno music and always have (in college I would sleep with it on in my headphones - not kidding)... today's laundry folding was to the sountrack by the ever-so-obnoxious German "DiscoCrew". Ha Ha Ha. I'm such a geek. If I'm not cooking to salsa music, I'm doing housework to music (I use the term loosely) like this. *If you can stand it, your kids will probably love it.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
I wish you all could understand the detail of the lego spread in the background of these photos. (I wish I could understand for that matter really). There is a rescue center of some sort (I'm assuming to rescue animals, like Diego, but I don't actually know that for sure) which also comes equip with something that shoots salami and cheese as a defense mechanism of some sort.
There is a lot going on in those little-men minds.
Monday, September 07, 2009
bad news, rebel women. they're taking away one of our vices. word on the street is that the anti-smoking bill obama recently passed applies to cloves. tragedy. apparently the ban goes into effect on sept. 22nd, though i've heard different reports about this. so smoke 'em while you got 'em. and in homage, here's billy collins' "the best cigarette."
There are many that I miss
having sent my last one out a car window
sparking along the road one night, years ago.
The heralded one, of course:
after sex, the two glowing tips
now the lights of a single ship;
at the end of a long dinner
with more wine to come
and a smoke ring coasting into the chandelier;
or on a white beach,
holding one with fingers still wet from a swim.
How bittersweet these punctuations
of flame and gesture;
but the best were on those mornings
when I would have a little something going
in the typewriter,
the sun bright in the windows,
maybe some Berlioz on in the background.
I would go into the kitchen for coffee
and on the way back to the page,
curled in its roller,
I would light one up and feel
its dry rush mix with the dark taste of coffee.
Then I would be my own locomotive,
trailing behind me as I returned to work
little puffs of smoke,
indicators of progress,
signs of industry and thought,
the signal that told the nineteenth century
it was moving forward.
That was the best cigarette,
when I would steam into the study
full of vaporous hope
and stand there,
the big headlamp of my face
pointed down at all the words in parallel lines.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
and since i'm shameless, anyone have a maternity swimsuit they're not using and would be comfortable lending? i promise not to exercise so vigorously that any harm comes to the suit...
Thursday, September 03, 2009
well friends, i'm happy to announce that, thanks to modern technology, i already know my baby's soon-to-be birthday. monday, september 28, i get "sectioned" at high noon and baby waldo william whealy (or "wally willy whealy, not his real name") will enter the world, if the good lord's willing and the creek don't rise.
i've been pretty ambivalent about being c-sectioned again (although hopefully this time, it'll be free of the emergency-room drama). but i've come to feel good about it by meditating on the advantages (i can brush my teeth and wash my face beforehand, for instance) and praying about the risks when they bother me. and it's really exciting to think about meeting the newest member of our family! anyway, just wanted to put the word out, so you can pray for me in the last weeks of pregnancy and especially on 9/28. lawd, lawd, lawd, i'm feeling ready!
Wednesday, September 02, 2009
Wednesday is gardening day for me and my housemate Sharne. We usually try to tackle bigger projects. Today's project: a chair out of grass for baby Ivy to grow up with. But we're not buying the kit, rather doing it completely DIY. We'll see if and how it actually happens!
I am going to ride my bike to the most beautiful library today. It's all light and modernity in there, with beautiful comfy chairs. As reading accountability and just so you don't get tooo comfortable, there is a security guard that will kick you out if you sleep. :)
Have grocery shopping to do. This is my favorite co-op here, there are many great ones. But it's expensive so I go to the ghetto Cub down the street for some stuff too.
Have a couple checks to deposit -- Caleb's been working hard. PTL for the work! This week he got a crazy job as a hand model. It's a Formica commercial and they needed someone who could draw for it. Job perk: a manicure. What?!
Are you all loving these great veggies of the season? Our CSA is keeping me happy. They deliver a box every Thursday morning, and it seems to get heavier each week. Wednesday is usually, "Oh crap let's finish the last of the XX, XX and XX before more food comes tomorrow" day. I've really been experimenting with making things that take more time, now that I have it. I love it! Saurkraut, ricotta cheese, yogurt, pickles, kombucha...
A new friend of mine is in the process of renovating a huge, old 3-story home. They are moving in this week. There is a lot and I mean a lot of work to do there. Yesterday I helped paint. Prolly will help a bit tomorrow too.
My sis-in-law Cora gets married this month in MN, and am so excited for that. Then I will be traveling almost the entire month of October! Not sure how that happened, but I am excited to see my parents, the Alleys and Sarah Lance. And I'm coming to Omaha for Jara and Kenley's wedding.
When I started this sabbatical it was with the focus of "Pursuing beauty in contemplation and action." I feel like the first three months of sabbatical was definitely heavy on the contemplation, which I needed. Lots of reading, writing, resting, being outside, being alone, processing, praying. I think the last three months will be a bit more "action" focused: interacting with artists and people that inspire me, developing some ideas, learning new things, and of course the aforementioned travel.
Speaking of travel...Jara's wedding is Oct 24 so I'll be in Omaha Oct. 19? - 25. Anyone up for a Who Cares breakfast?
Tuesday, September 01, 2009
Whocares Christmas Party/Potluck/Gift Exchange
Wed. December 30th
*location to be determined ;-)
*Juls, I know this will be your birthday again... and I don't plan on scheduling on your birthday every year, it just happens to work that way again. We can plan something ridiculous on your behalf if that will entice you to come? :-)