Monday, October 18, 2010

photo dump

I really need to get a dslr.









Sunday, September 19, 2010

oh lord, stuck in Lodi again

I bought a cookbook when we moved into this house and I love it. It's the Moosewood Cookbook and tonight I am having black bean soup. You know how hunters get really excited about killing deer and eating them? I get that excited about eating plants. This black bean soup has red onions and carrots and green pepper and orange juice in it. I love eating colorful soups that I have to chew.

Bobby's birthday was on Friday. We had a birthday dinner at Larry's parents' house. He smashed a cupcake everywhere. I smashed a cupcake on my face and when I leaned in to get a picture, he started eating the icing off my face. Then we had his party and it was so much fun. I officially like his birthday more than my own.

I have Creedence songs stuck in my head. Awesome. Except I don't think "Lodi" is a very good lullaby. Sorry buddy.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

My spindle's sweet spot.

So about a year ago I signed up for a fiber club's waiting list and got my first shipment last week. I unpacked my spinning wheel and found out I need to get some oil for it before I can use it, so I'm still using my spindle for now. I tried to spin a worsted weight yarn and it was fine until the spindle got just enough fiber on it to get wobbly and it was not fun.

Then it hit me - the only reason I can spin a certain weight of yarn is because that's the groove I get into with that spindle. no wonder people collect spindles with different weights! I can't wait to get my wheel set up so I have more options. I wound up the yarn I had spun on my wrist, plied it, and knit a swatch. I definitely want to spin thinner on this spindle. I think I'm going to start knitting swatches and hanging them up on a clothesline by my desk.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Radio, what's new? Radio, someone still loves you!

99.7 hasn't played classic rock in a long time. We were flipping through the channels last week and landed on it. It's called Gen X radio. It has Mix 93.3's DJs from the mid to late 90s and they play the same music they did then, too. Kelly Urich made a joke about it yesterday.

I used to wonder what the oldies stations would play when I was my parents' age. Well, I'm 23 years old and that radio station is called Gen X Radio. I also used to wonder what it would be like to be around during the height and fall of the Roman empire. Then the stock market went tits up. Huh.

I went to school today to talk to Elijah about signing up for classes again. He saw me and smiled and then saw Bobby and said, "HI! I was wondering what was keeping your mom so busy!" Going back to school is a good decision. I have to make a big decision in the next couple of days though - Art History or Intro to Astronomy with Blue. I need to take Art History and I need to take another science class. I guess it all depends on how soon I can graduate. Probably not in three semesters, so watch out Astronomy (and Blue), HERE I COME!

Probably the weirdest part is that Elijah takes me seriously. I don't take myself seriously, I didn't take school seriously the first time around, and I don't expect other people to take my school work seriously. Not an artist, brah. Except...there's someone taking me seriously, so I guess I better set some expectations and live up to 'em.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Inspiration turned into motivation turned into sitting on my couch and staring out the window.

I'm waiting for the laundry to be done to do the dishes. Nothing pisses me off more than fluctuating water pressure. Larry hates it when I leave things in mugs, but I keep forgetting not to do it because I don't mind cleaning it out when I do the dishes. He'll do the dishes while the washing machine is on, but I won't touch them. Chores hate hate hate.

I'm going back to school this fall. I'm a little scared. It's gonna be expensive to set me up. Gotta spend money to make money, right? Something like that. Still, it absolutely terrifies me to plop down a bunch of money on a camera and computer and Photoshop, but it's not like I'm going to major in history or something. And it can't be any more expensive than shelling out for film and paper. Cue David Spade saying, "Yikes". Or is it, "Yikes."?

I finished some yarn today. I washed my new swim suit. I think the washer is done so I need to get on with these stupid chores. I can't wait to live in a house that doesn't have carpet.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

I see my light come shining

Today I finally made perfect pancakes. They're apple cinnamon and they're delicious.

Last night we went to go see Levon Helm. Kat and Pam and I were right up close in front of him! it was really awesome. Then I had to go to the back and nurse Bobby and sing to him for the rest of the show. I don't think I can listen to "It Makes No Difference" anymore. I hadn't listened to it in a couple of years and I definitely hadn't listened to it since Bobby was born. Turns out that song is exactly what I was feeling the night he was born and I was at home and he was in the hospital and I didn't know if he was going to live or not. I got all weepy and ran inside where I couldn't hear it anymore. I got all weepy again when they sang "I Shall Be Released" because I used to sing that to Bobby a lot when he was in the hospital. I used to sing "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Thunder Road" a lot, too. Those were the only songs whose words I could remember.

So this morning we've been watching The Last Waltz and eating these pancakes and having a great time. I love this guy.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

No I'm not doing alright, I'm just as stupid and desperate as I've always been

Today I was listening to "The Night's Disguise" by Rocky Votolato and quit singing in the middle because I only knew the words to the first verse and the chorus. Then I started the album from the beginning on my way home to the grocery store and pulled into my driveway right at the beginning of the second verse of that song. Suddenly it all made sense.

Check out that sweet shirt Larry got me today. Check out that sweet shawl I'm knitting for his grandma. It's a bribe so she'll tell me the family lore.

And I finally finished socks for Vicki. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take pictures of your own feet with a webcam?

I'm just bumming around waiting for Bobby to wake up. OH THERE HE IS, BYE!!