Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Pulls everything back.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Goodbye, Summer

He shall miss you...

Friday, September 25, 2009

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Alfalfa Sprout

Alfie, the Tibetan Terrier @ Five Months

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Silver Fox

Every morning since school has started, I hook up the Ladybug to the Simple Seven and make the jaunt to Kindergarten.

After I dropped SF off at school, I did my usual trek with The Chidler and then hopped into the bath. I gave myself the normal dose of Patchouli and forgot about it. I headed off to meet my friend Katy to work on "Database Applications". Joy.

We worked for a few hours and I went home just in time to hook my kit back up and pick up My Charge from school. A few weeks after school started the usual crossing guard started training a newbie to take over.

The Newbie is a 60-70 something codger with a beer belly who wears a "Tomahawk Community Bank" chocolate brown polyester trucker's hat(complete with hatchet graphic) and drives a sanitary looking forest green Toyota 4x4 Truck with a tidy matching topper.

Recently he flies solo. No babysitter.

His shocking white hair peeks out from under the edges of his cap and he wears square gold metal rimmed glasses with thick brown tinted lenses. In his DayGlo Chartreuse vest, he attempts to dissuade the local flow of traffic to "STOP!". Sign clenched tight in his suntanned, meaty fist, I always make sure to wait until the traffic stops to step off the curb because people are mostly drunk or blind at that time of day around here.

As he brought me across the Avenue in the direction of pick up he says,

"You smell good!" in his scratchy, crunchy, slightly nasal old guy voice.

"Thanks" I said, feeling a weird glaze pour across my face. Do I eeeeeeeeeuuuuuuu or do I ahhhhhhhhhhhh? How funny, bizarre and cool is it for a Grandpa to dig the Patchouli? As a friend of mine pointed out, "Take it as a compliment. Someday -- if we're lucky -- we all end up as senior citizens. It just happens."

I decided to ahhhhhhh.

New Old Things



This is the cool "partners" desk that I stole "won" on eBay for $24.
It has six drawers on each side and makes a cool dining table as well.


This is the most AWESOME 1950's mosaic and heavy brass coffee table.
Only $45! I feel so sneaky...


Sweet little Art Deco faux wood(cast metal) chair.
A real steal at only $1 more than my desk. I love a good find!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Dark Night...

is a messy eater and still sleeps with his mommy.
(note to self: I adore how you can still see Baby and Bulldog cheeks here xo)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009




My weirdo neighbors had an old pair of kids handcuffs on their shitty old garage door. Leave it to SF to hook himself up when they weren't home. I called 911 and luckily, my Cool Neighbor(total non-weirdo), Josh, came to the rescue with a bevy of tools to free my little bird. Will that teach him?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

It's Not Butter It's Bokeh


Last Night

I took Senior Photos of a most adorable boy. Stay tuned...