Monday, April 30, 2012

my bike...

o and i spent the weekend in new york visiting friends.  while cruising around williamsburg i saw my bike from childhood.  you know...the first real bike i ever had.  the one we bought a service merchandise.  the one with the huge pink banana seat.  the huffy!

i had to stop and take a picture.

what did you do this weekend?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

moose...

we've seen this moose under the same tree in the same clearing for the past three days when we've walked at the preserve on little john.  thankfully the moose spot is on the road to the preserve, so we are in the car and mr. hobbes is contained.  we're still not sure what he'd do if he met the moose...and hope we don't find out.  i've already gone on some alaskan website that explains what to do if charged by a moose.

i think this guy/gal needs a name.  any suggestions?

photo by o!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

brimfield (for a second time!)...

it's official...christina and i are going to brimfield antique show again this year! we will head down for the may show, as little pre-birthday celebration.  i'm not looking for anything in particular this year...yet.

i'm excited to have hours with my friend in the car, to see my aunt and uncle who are kindly letting us stay with them, and to just wander for hours amidst piles and tents and fields of both treasure and trash!

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

new books...

on saturday morning i was in the bookstore and thought i was seeing things.  one of my absolute favorite books is operating instructions by anne lamott, which is a journal of her son's first year of life.  it's a gem.  as i glanced at the shelves this past weekend, i learned that she and her son have written a book about his first child.  i'm already halfway through and i'm in love.  this hardcover book buying rampage...is it going to stop or is this a new phase that i'll be in for a while?

oh and guess what arrived saturday afternoon from a friend on the west coast for o?  danny the champion of the world by roald dahl, which his friend shared "i always thought that this was one of the best books about fatherhood ever written."  we're going to read this one together out loud.

here is to great books!  what are you currently reading?

Monday, April 23, 2012

a rainy day...

hobbes and i got up early this morning for a rainy (rainy!) walk.  by the end we were both soaked through our rain gear and coats.  when we got home i dried him off, gave him some food, dried myself off, and then climbed back into bed.  this was a dangerous move.  it's the kind of day where all anyone should have to do is stay in bed with a loved one, a good book, and a tea on the bedside table...and maybe some snacks.

and oh my gosh do i have just the good book (two actually)...more on that tomorrow.

anyways, i managed to get myself back out of bed...but hobbes hasn't as seen above.  lucky guy, he gets to nuzzle in for the day and zzzzz.

Friday, April 20, 2012

farm visit...

it's lambing season...and i need to get to a farm for a visit!  i mean look at these little ones.  and the tiny newbies learning to walk and run.  can't you just hear the ridiculous baaaas now?  

i'll be seeking out a farm...what are your weekend plans?  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

a house for hobbes...

hobbes finally went into his doghouse...on his own for the first time since we got it over a year and a half ago.  the sad part was that he went in while having one of his "i'm being attacked by imaginary/maybe real bugs" episodes, but it was still cute.  i mean seriously...look at how cute he is.  

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

signs of summer...

sunday was o's birthday...and it was such a great day filled with the smell of freshly cut grass, friends, snacks, music, white legs, lounging on the deck, sunny weather with a nice breeze, trendy sunglasses, and sunscreen.  spring we love you and summer...we are ready for you!

Monday, April 16, 2012

exciting news...

yup.  yup.  YUP!  if everything goes according to plan, o and i are going to be parents around october 21st.  we are so excited!  i've been feeling great, just really really sleepy all the time.  so that is what is happening around these parts!

Friday, April 13, 2012

daffodil morning...

this morning after our walk, hobbes and i went out into our backyard...the overgrown brushy part.  i had forgotten that last year i found a whole patch of daffodils hidden back there.  sure enough this morning there they were!  i picked a bunch to deliver and left a bunch for later.  they are in our house now and it is striking how much flowers on a table can change a room!

happy weekend.  we've got a birthday in the house!

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

in color...


there sort of aren't words for how fun and beautiful this would be.  can you imagine?

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

instant happiness...

yesterday while shopping in a thrift store i found the dress seen above.  it's so close to my dear friend jana's bat mitzvah dress (don't remember? click here!)...it's a little shorter and has some updated sleeves, but really it's a spitting image.  i was instantly so happy.

i took a photo and sent it to jana.  i would wager it's the best picture message she's ever received based on her response.  she's convinced that it's actually the dress, which made it's way up the east coast over the past twenty years and has just been tailored a bit.

our friend alex just launched a clothing and accessories business called persifor...and with stuff like the dress seen above still on the market she better watch out!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

family hug...


sometimes when i give o a hug and hobbes is in the room i'll say "family hug"--and hobbes will come over and wedge himself into our hug.  last night hobbes was laying on the kitchen floor, i was cooking and o came over and gave me a hug.  hobbes, without any prompting, got up and got involved. it was hilarious.

and we also had a family dance party/dog dance party last night.  hobbes was into it!



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Monday, April 9, 2012

eggs...

we headed up the coast on friday after work for a weekend of family fun.  the weekend was filled with crazy dog play, a full moon, walks by the ocean, fake birthday cards, egg dying, giving ian and megan their wedding invitations, filling eggs with candy, a beautiful passover seder, chocolate cream pie and macaroons, hiding dozens and dozens of eggs, the annual hunt, silly games, delicious food, watching golf, and long long naps.

it was a special and silly weekend.  did you find any eggs?

Friday, April 6, 2012

a multi-faith weekend...

this weekend will be filled with friends and family, egg hunting, lots of quiche, easter traditions, hopefully no chocolate consumed by hobbes, and a passover seder on saturday night.  multi-faith, multi-fun...i'm so excited.  and...it's casual friday!

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

a memorable dinner...

last night a met friend for dinner.  she's a newer friend.  we first met through the blog world, then she moved to maine, we get together every so often for dinner.  last night we found ourselves at paciarino amidst fresh bread with oil, crispy salads, and ravioli. yum.  we chatted and chatted.  my new friend doesn't seem so new anymore, which is fun!  it was a memorable dinner!

after a long day (which included the purchase of a new computer...which i haven't taken out of the box yet for fear that i wouldn't sleep last night or go to work today out of excitement) the meal was devoured...and got me really excited to use the new pasta making attachments that my aunt sent my way.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

so beautiful...

yesterday a little box was waiting outside the door for me when i got home.  i was so curious.  i opened the box and inside were the most beautiful return address labels that i've simply ever seen...a perfect heart-shaped rock and they had my name on them.  i actually gasped when i opened the box...they are that sweet.  they were made by the ever-talented felix doolittle and i'm in love.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

good eggs...

i'm getting so excited about the easter egg hunt this weekend.  there is something about being outside, adults running around being like kids, and the energy! 

i'm in need of some really good hiding spots!

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Monday, April 2, 2012

some wins and some losses...

another photoless day...sorry.  so the disappointing news is that o and i didn't have the winning mega millions ticket.  the good news while on the topic of tickets is that i didn't receive a ticket when i got pulled over this weekend for not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign...just a written warning.  she was right, i sort of rolled.  guilty as charged.

however the big win of the weekend was that i won our ncaa bracket.  the kansas and ohio state game was the deal sealer.  hello $180. 

what about you?  any big wins this weekend?
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