Mar 1 2012

bits and pieces.

First of all…this is my second blog post of today. What is going on?

I must really be on the ball.

Here’s a little glimpse into my day, a la Bleubird Vintage.

The day started off like this.

Which turned into this.

And eventually, this. (x2)

I may be the only person on the planet that really enjoys making the bed.  There’s nothing better than sliding into a nicely made bed after a long day.

Bigsby likes to make sure I made the bed well.  After all, it’s where he sleeps all afternoon.Tried a new technique for loose curls.  Worked well.

My office has been seriously neglected since the week of Dave’s birthday.  I had to tackle this room today, otherwise I would be incapable of working in it when it’s like this.

Ahhh…that’s better. (I also totally reorganized the books in our living room and in my office, and freed up a whole bunch of space.  It felt good.)

I also moved my vintage cameras and a few of my old clocks onto the wall shelf and made a little display.  I like.

And then I found this…erm…charming little flower pot…

…And turned it into this much less obnoxious flower pot.

Lunch was leftover pad thai.  Om nom nom.

Worked on music arrangements for my jazz set.  Thankfully, (as much as I love playing piano) I am not actually playing piano in the set.  Just focusing on voice.

Someone was not too pleased that I woke him up by playing (*erm…LOUD*) Duke Ellington.  Look at that face.
Worked on a sketch for a dress I’m making in a little bit.  I have decided against the yellow though (sad face) as I can’t seem to find a yellow fabric that I like. (It will be sea-foam green instead)

Thursday dinner at the parents.  They were taking care of some munchkins. (“Me want your watching mine run so, so fast!” Is the first thing she said to me. I love toddler grammar.)

“…By the liiiight…of the silvery iPad….”

And lastly…finished the evening with some fresh nail polish…

And a cup ‘o chamomile. 

Goodnight, everyone. :)


Jan 29 2012

bits + pieces

A fellow blogger I follow does a weekly feature called “Bits + Pieces” and lately has been encouraging other readers to do the same and share (Check out her blog here: “Bleubird Vintage”). It’s just a simple post, with a few snippets from the day. Yesterday was my youngest nieces 3rd birthday party. We celebrated in style with cheese, crackers, popsicles and a butterfly cake.

I LOVE this shot of Dave and my nephew Markus.  It’s a keeper.  (It’s also rare that Markus gives me a real smile and not a dragon face when I take his picture)

I made Elora’s birthday present out of bits and pieces. ;)

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Aug 22 2011

cheese! cheesy cheese!

Last night we spent the evening at my brothers place.  I had just come from a photo session and so I still had my camera with me.  My nephew used to hide from the camera when I’d try and take his picture.  He has now grown out of that, and has turned into a cheese ball (who wants to see every picture after you take it)

It’s entirely possibly, however, that this is just a learned skill from his father. Witness:


Mar 14 2008

Markus, the Babinator

This week I got to take care of Markus out in Vancouver during the day.
–And might I say, he is the cutest baby in the world. He is just learning how to walk, or maybe I should say, he is just deciding to walk. He has been able to walk since September,

but he chooses not to. Now I guess people aren’t picking him up as much as he likes. He is also starting to talk more, and I’ve tried teaching him words…without much success. I thought It’d be great to teach him how to say “Crazy!” But he just can’t quite pronounce it. But he learned how to say “Poo”….Okay, so it was after Winnie the Pooh his teddy bear…but he sure liked to repeat it.
Poo Poo Poo….

On another note, I finally got to go to the T shop on Broadway and replenish my stash of rooibos. Not that anyone cares. But it sure made my week.
And it was a grand week.