Archive for November, 2009

Two book reviews

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

I’ve been down in the basement every evening for the last couple weeks, acquainting myself with the various triumphs and frustrations of woodworking. I don’t know why I do this – I’m always suddenly deciding “Hey! That would be a cool hobby!” and boom, I’m off and have accumulated a hundred dollars worth of tools […]


Friday, November 27th, 2009

Sofía’s hair is long enough in the back that I can gather it up in two pigtails now! Of course she wore her brand-new ‘do over to our Thanksgiving get-together. She was so, so good – normally ponytails last approximately five minutes on her, but this time – apart from some fiddling – she left […]

Yet another hobby

Friday, November 27th, 2009

It seems I’ve picked up yet another time-consuming interest with which to fritter away my nearly-nonexistent free time. Our new house needs much work to make it feel like home, and you can bet I’ve already come up with a wishlist of projects. Starting, for example, with covering up all the wood-paneled walls in the […]

The cutest coat on the planet

Thursday, November 19th, 2009

I finished this coat a couple weeks ago, but have only just gotten around to blogging it. Good thing, too – she’s already just about to outgrow it. Talk about a growth spurt – in the last two weeks she’s been eating more than I have! So the coat that was roomy two weeks ago […]

My whole hand is a blister

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

My parents sent me the most wonderful gift for my birthday this past week – 300 tulip bulbs. French Blend and Big Eartha, pictured below, from I can’t tell you how excited I am to be able to look forward to massed swathes of color in the Spring – I had wanted some tulips […]

The last day of summer

Friday, November 13th, 2009

Aw, who am I kidding, summer has been over for a long time now. The temps at night are down in the forties, and during the day we’re lucky if it gets up to 60. My birthday weekend was the exception. 72 degrees and sunny. I made sure Sofía got out and played in the […]

Joel Salatin on organic farming

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Sent to me by a friend. Salatin has interesting things to say about how he became a farmer and the quality of commercial eggs vs. that of eggs from chickens raised with respect for their wellbeing and natural needs… what in his philosophy he terms our “sacred legacy”. Click here to see Joel Salatin at […]

Happy Birthday to Me

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Meet the Gordon Chair

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Awwww, yeah, baby. Luscious wide velvet wingbacks. Not just any velvet, though. This velvet has watermills. And grapes. And poppies. All in that signature 70’s orange, with a little avocado thrown in for good measure. Who needs to watch The 70’s Show when you have furniture like this? (Or maybe… maybe watching That 70’s Show […]

Creepy McBaby

Saturday, November 7th, 2009