Archive for July, 2004

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Blue moon

July 29, 2004

Soooo, using the Portrait Illustration Maker and an idea from Not Martha,  I created groovy drink ‘tags’ for my whole full moon circle.  It’s a blue moon on Saturday, and while it doesn’t really hold any significance magically, I can’t wait to see these women!  We haven’t been together since the start of June.

We didnt have enough glasses last time, and we kept confusing them.  To remedy that, we now have individual ornaments for our glasses.  Mine is the pic you see here on my blog, but I made them for all the women in circle.  (even the one now in France and the other in Italy.)

Nothing like crafts (and wine) to take you away from life with a 3 year old. 

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Bugs

July 29, 2004

My kid loves bugs.  She has several bug-catchers, little containers to magnify her finds, and bug ‘houses’ to keep them in.  We’ve raised two caterpillars this summer, and most recently she has liked to pose with her bugs.  Note the small bug in the front, which we called ‘watermelon bug’, and the BIG bug (with fake eyes).

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July 28, 2004

 

Celebrity Death Bets.  Will the smack kill Courtney…or will she be trampled at the welfare office?  Place your bet.

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Found Photos

July 27, 2004

I swiped this from Chapel Perilous…..it is very intriguing / disturbing / fancinating. 

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Techno kid

July 27, 2004

At one point during the 3 hour drive to Cape Cod, I could glance into the back seat to see the 3.5 year old watching DVDs on a portable player while talking to grandma on my cell phone with her Leap Pad (a sort of lap-top for little kids) on her lap.  I’m both disgusted and amused with the scene.

Lily quotes from the weekend:

while sobbing in the backseat of the car:  But mommy, when I blink I miss some of the movie!
 
while jumping on the couch:  Hey mommy, when you die and come back and you’re a little kid again, you just gotta try this!

Two family parties with lots of cousins, sugar, and less sleep than normal have left Lily a bit frazzled.  Chilly weather; but a nice weekend away. 

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The Grim Adventure of Gardening (with kids and pets)

July 23, 2004

In March, we planted sunflower seeds.  We nurtured, watched them grow, and put the plants in the ground in May.  Now that they are blooming, one remains.  There is a predator in the backyard.

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It’s the 23rd!

July 23, 2004

Ugh….with all the 23 synchs happening this week, don’t know if I should embrace this day or hide under the covers.  I never have been able to decide if it is my lucky number or my nightmare number.  This weekend I will come up with a list of connections to my life.  Of course, with my limited math abilities, I’ll see only the obvious.   To think there is a whole group of people out there pondering 23….

The birthday was lovely, and it was nice to go out.  Most of my friends are kidless, and their lifestyles permit different hours than mine with a 3 year-old….so I’ll pay for it today.  We met at 10pm, had a martini, and went out to hear some live music.   The two birthday girls are in the center of the photo.