Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Easter bonnets

I know that Easter was a couple of weekends ago but I wanted to share the cute bonnets I made the girls. I got the pattern from angrychicken.com. They were quick and easy, which are the kind of projects I love!

I wasn't sure if Edith would go for them. She is getting bigger in attitude everyday. I thought she might think they were silly. But alas she loved hers and wanted to wear it to school. They were a big hit.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Baking bread

I baked bread today. I can't remember the last time I did it. I used to do it weekly when Edith was still in preschool. Anyhow it was fun and I plan to start doing it more often. At least until the weather gets too hot and I refuse to turn on the oven. It tasted so good too. The only downside is it takes a long time between rises, so you kind of have to be committed to being home. Anyhow I am off to take homemade bread and lentil soup to a friend who just had a baby. I met her when Edith was a baby in a new mom's group. Over 7 years ago. It's crazy that that much time has passed.

Thursday, April 9, 2009


I don't know what's up this week. I felt great earlier when the sun was shining and it was gorgeous out. The weather turns chilly and typical spring Portland like and I feel like crap. Oh well.

I have been up to nothing exciting. David and I are re-watching "Six Feet Under" back to back. We started 3 weeks ago and we are already halfway through the third season. I like gorging on something like that. You pick up more. And you get a clearer idea of what is going on. I'm also reading "Loving Frank" right now and I'm loving this book. I wasn't sure if I would. But I am. Although I have only read about 100 pages.

I'm really looking forward to Easter. I made the girls bonnets so they can be just like Laura Ingalls. I got the pattern from angrychicken.com. They are going to love them. I will post pictures next week as they are an Easter surprise. Well that's about all I've got to say. I'm really looking forward to the Peep Diorama's the Washington Post has every year. Some day (if they continue to do it) I will make one. I'm thinking Grey Gardens?

Saturday, April 4, 2009


I picked up this poster in Seattle last weekend. Needless to say...I love it!

Friday, April 3, 2009


My husband (out of the blue) yesterday told me what a great mom I was. He had a whole list of reasons and he told them to me. I won't share them here because I don't want to be a braggart. But anyhow it really made my day. It might be the nicest compliment I have ever received. It's just nice to hear everyone once in awhile.

I'm working on a big post but life has been a little hazy and crazy lately. Right now I'm making pumpkin chocolate chip bread. David has Fridays off to save his company some dollars in these dark times. But we can learn to live on a little less and it's nice having him around. It's nice to have some quiet on a Friday afternoon. He went to pick Edith up from school with Miriam. I'm hoping they time it right. Don't get home until the bread has been out of the oven for 10 minutes!