Archive for March, 2009

Gifts Given

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Remember that pillowcase dress I made a while ago? Well, the recipient had a birthday party and I got a couple cute photos. Looks like it fits! Love those pigtails.

Spring cleaning

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

Spring is here! The daffodils are open, tulip buds are coming up, forsythias are wild with riotous yellow (they’re kind of like the burlesque petticoats of the flower world, I think), and little birds are flitting around everywhere. I’ve planted my potatoes, my beets and turnips are sprouting, and last year’s abandoned onions have gone […]

Tiny beefcakes

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

She’s been doing pushups for a while now (succeeding only in pushing herself slowly backwards along the floor and farther from the coveted object she was struggling to reach). But just in the past week she’s started pulling herself up to her knees on anything she can reach – the crib sides, the playpen sides, […]

Just for St. Paddy’s day

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Oh, ok, I know it’s late. Who cares? This is a fun one.

The best milestone yet!

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

My tiny wonderbug is 8 months old next week, and her achievements are both laudable and prodigious. She can sit up by herself for long stretches of time without propping, and she can almost get into the sitting position by herself. She can get up on hands and knees and rock purposefully back and forth. […]

I guess they were right

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

My trash-keeping tally for the week comes out to: Compost: 19.5 pounds Trash: 30 pounds Recycling: 30 pounds Which means that I’m composting nearly 25% of our total near-80-pounds of waste. I guess I should have trusted the statisticians that said 30% of household waste could be composted. It makes me happy, too, to see […]

Pottery drama revisited

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Whenever I mention the phrase “pottery drama” to my friends, they look at me like I’m crazy. Mud + soap opera? Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it? But the fact that it’s an oxymoron doesn’t mean it isn’t true. I have been tempted to blog about it quite a few times already, but have abstained in favor […]

More mei-tai love

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

  I have become a mei-tai evangelical. What would I do without this carrier? It has changed my, and my baby’s, life for the better in so many ways. I’ve tried all the baby carriers out there, but none is so versatile (front or back), simple (no million little buckles to snap and cinch and […]

The dirt on my new crush

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

After years of gardener’s envy, I finally got myself a composter. Meet the SoilSaver. Locking lid, lifting base doors, sturdy plastic-bolt construction, well ventilated sides, black color for extra heat, made of 100% recycled plastic… oh how I love thee. I grew up composting, but HOA regulations and the tiny size of our current back […]