Archive for May, 2009

Buttermilk Ice Cream

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

Have I told you lately how delighted I am to have an ice cream maker? Homemade ice cream makes all those junk calories so much more worthwhile. I saw a recipe for Buttermilk Ice Cream the other day on Smitten Kitchen and knew I had to try it. Okay, it sounds awfully strange – and […]

What did I tell you?

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

OK, I totally called it. See this? And this? That’s my little shade azalea, blooming its heart out after blooming only once in five years. And my Poet’s Jasmine is covered in buds after doing nothing for four years (which I didn’t really begrudge it, seeing as I had kind of planted it as an […]

Hard at work

Friday, May 29th, 2009

The carpenter bees really seem to like the patio arbor. Maybe because it’s covered with vines and flowers? Every Spring I start to notice random piles of sawdust on the patio and when I look up, there are couples busy at work excavating their nests. Since carpenter bees don’t have stingers, and the arbor is […]

After five years, it’s about time!

Friday, May 29th, 2009

It bloomed! And it’s one of the red ones. I was wondering what color it would turn out to be – the red ones are my absolute favorites and always have been – hence my early fascination with the Wizard of Oz’s “poppy” scene. I’m so totally digging that up and taking it with me.

Two teeth

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Taco’s had two teeth for a while now, and I thought I’d share. And you can’t see any teeth at all in this one, but the world needs more cute baby pics so here:

That’s why I married him

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

So yesterday evening was kind of trying – a combination of 1) Taco hasn’t been sleeping well, 2) I chose a random Wednesday to cook a labor-intensive three-course meal, and 3) I’ve been doing yoga in the mornings. So I was fairly exhausted by the time I got her to go to sleep. I just […]


Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

First (well, second) stands!

Another milestone

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

She pulled up to standing last night for the first time. Trying to get to some of those delicious electrical cords that Daddy had just tugged up out of her reach, she grabbed ahold of the edge of a drawer and just… stood up, looked around, grinned really big at us, clapped, and fell down […]

I guess she doesn’t like it

Monday, May 25th, 2009

I figured out how to sew with elastic thread and made this little shirred dress for Taco yesterday. I guess she doesn’t like it. (Just kidding, it’s just an unfortunate picture). Nice and stretchy, with a little cherry ruffle on top and cherry panties to match. Not to mention the recent sunhat to complete the […]

Also in bloom

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Some shots of what’s in bloom right now: My “Cheddar Pinks” dianthus, potted with my patio blueberry. Actually a volunteer sport from the one (which did not come back this year) under my Gloire de Dijon climbing rose*. It is so incredibly fragrant that the entire patio smells deliciously of nutmegish deliciousness. I have to […]