Archive for October, 2009

More little milestones

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Today Butterbean chose all her own clothes. And for the first time, her hair is long enough for me to put in a silly little ponytail. Awwwwwww.

Color paralysis

Wednesday, October 14th, 2009

I’m stumped. I really, really want to paint my sewing room. In fact I really want to paint the whole house, but we should probably wait on that until we get more settled in and have a little more cash flow. I painted our old house pale blue and pale taupe because I knew we […]

Never bank with Washington Mutual

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

So, to get you in on the loop: in looking for our marriage certificate (in order to apply for our new 300% more expensive health insurance, which sucks in its own right) I ran across two old bank booklets. Originally opened with Home Savings of America, they were evidence of a forgotten savings account and […]


Thursday, October 8th, 2009

A tree man came over to give us an estimate yesterday. It was surprisingly hard to walk around the property pointing out the trees to be killed. I even got disturbed when he paused in the middle of the forest to talk about how stumps are ground (the chain-saw-like things scything up, down and sideways; […]

Old MacDonald had a backyard

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

Rethinking the situation

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I went out and laid an outline of the possible future poultry yard today: And suddenly figured something out. Sure, it would make sense to build the coop next to the pond where the ducks will want to be… but I don’t think I’m going to start with ducks. I’m going to start with chickens […]

Here goes nuthin’

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Today was day one of my gluten-free trial week. I’m trying to see whether some underlying diet problem is at the root of all the troubles I’ve been having with eczema breakouts, mild joint pains, and crazy unstoppable allergies. So it’s one week free of bready-and-cookie-and-pancake-y goodness for me… and just when I had found […]

Two Mother’s Days ago

Monday, October 5th, 2009

… J bought me this beautiful pink angora/silk yarn. In a basket wrapped with pink raffia. Next to a pink begonia. I should have taken a picture. Anyway, since I was still just pregnant and had tons of that elusive precious commodity called FREE TIME, I knit it up into a little outfit for our […]

Big steps for littlekind

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Well, it’s happened. I don’t know if she’s “officially” walking or anything yet, but just now ButterBean stood up and walked a few steps by herself for the first time. We knew she’d do it soon because she’s been fingertip cruising for a long time… but she seems so risk-averse that we wondered when it […]

Next project?

Saturday, October 3rd, 2009

I’ve been looking for an adorable jacket to make for ButterBean this fall/winter ever since I was inspired by Angry Chicken‘s SUPER adorable kid’s jacket. I was like, I have to make that. And I waited, and waited. And did stuff like sell our house, buy another, and proceed to drown in boxes and boxes […]