Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Daily Grind

Today is just dragging on. It couldn't possibly go any slower. I feel like I have been at work forever and it's barely 1:30.

There are so many things I want to sew and paint and craft. I have so many ideas in my head but never get that time to make them happen. It's so frustrating.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just Ask Husband...

I have been advised to keep more cookies in the house. Actually the advisory went more like "we need to have cookies in our house at all times."

My response? "Why."

Him: "Well because it's always good to have cookies."

Me: "Do we really need to?"

Him: "Yeah! We always need cookies!"

Me: "Forgettaboudit"

If a box of Girl Scout Thin Mints has 40 cookies in all, and I ate ohhhh maybe somewhere in the neighborhood of 7, how many did he eat? A WHOPPING 33. If each box is $4.00 and contains 40 cookies that is 10 cents each. So he ate $3.30 in 3 days. At that rate that would equal about $401.499 a year IN COOKIES. That is why I don't think that "we need to have cookies in our house at all times." Love you babe!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Hiver, vous n’êtes qu’un vilain!

Beautiful renunculas brought from the Farmer's Market this morning with Erika- makes me excited for spring to bloom. We've had such good rain this year and the fields and sides of the roads are full of wildflowers and clover, beautiful! Reminds me of how true God is to his promises. I love spring in my nose, and no and I don't mean gnats or dander. I mean the smell of grass and fresh warm air. Winter is wonderful for it's purposes, but Spring holds possibility unlike any other season.

So banishing winter - it seems like it's time! I found this old French poem titled "Hiver, vous n’êtes qu’un vilain!" or "Winter, You're Just a Brute!" and thought it was perfect for wishing winter goodbye. Written by a Frenchman, Charles d’Orléans, somewhere between 1394 and 1465. This is of course the English translation.

Winter, you’re just a brute!
Summer is pleasant and nice,
As proof, May and April,
Who accompany it evening and morn.

Summer adorns fields, woods and flowers,
In its coat of greenery
And of many other colors,
By the order of Nature.

But you, Winter, are too full
Of snow, wind, rain and hail;
You must be banished into exile,
Without flattering, I speak fairly,
Winter, you’re just a brute!

A New Love of Mine...

While browsing the web the other day I found this little jewel of a website PaPaYa! Creative Abandon and wow, do they ever have some cool stuff! And what a gorgeous site.

Here is a 'G' for me - called "Love Letters.' Perfect for any kind of piece or project that you would want a fancy letter for.

One of my favorite giclée canvas prints is this one titled "Great Minds..." Dude, I totally want it.

Gorgeous journal, I loved this one especially - but they are all gorgeous!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Sweet Action

Mary Jane at her best! She's got some sweet moves...