Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy last day of 2009 and Peace Everywhere! I big time dig the card illustration below - I only wish I'd thought of it first, but must credit this guy. I like you, Mr. Biggs! Can I please steal your ideas and run with them?

No major reflections on 2009 for me - it was a good year, full of family & friends (2 visits to Maine & NYC!), some much needed home repairs & decorating, loads of camping & exploring AK this summer, and some good times with me hubby... not to mention Mr. Obama. The more that I think about it, 2009 really has been a fantastic year! Hooray! Thanks!

I had a nice chat with Dear Old Dad this morning. He was pretty peeved that his trusty snowblower seems to have shat the bed. Seeing as they're anticipating the storm of the century in northern New England this weekend, it really is a drag. That and his super long driveway in the middle of nowhere. But, he's a scrappy fellow and always handy with a shovel.

I wish I could be there - I love a good storm. We're still fairly warm and clear up here. It makes for nice driving weather, but we really need a good snow to freshen things up. I hear there's a chance that the ice fog will be back soon, which would mean a return of the gorgeous frostiness we had until a few weeks back. Here are a few photos I took on December 12th:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Firekites - AUTUMN STORY - chalk animation from Lucinda Schreiber on Vimeo.

have resolve, will resolve.

I challenged sister Jessy to blog it up with me in the new year. So, Jessy, here goes!

Holy mackerel, it's been a while. So long, in fact, that I had given up on this here blog in favor of a shiny new one out there in cyberspace. But, after struggling to set up the new one I thought - why reinvent the wheel? Part of what made me want to ditch this one for keeps (I was going to delete or cancel or edit or something) was my initial theme here ~ Baby or Bust! I'm much more Busted than Babied lately, and feeling like I don't even want to think about it, let alone pour out my guts to no one in particular. So, guess what? I'm not dwelling on it. I will be in over my head eventually, but not today.

Today is for getting back into this. Not just this, but this is it - what a goofy name. I couldn't think of anything better back then. Ah well.

I'm loving this artist, Charley Harper. For Christmas, I got a memory game with his awesome images as a gift for my nephew... and another as a gift for myself. It's more fun than it sounds, and I see something new every time I look at it. Here are the pictures from a few of my favorite memory tiles: