Monday, August 21, 2006

Maybe I do...

I laugh so hard at this every time I see it.

Saturday, August 19, 2006


*Creating my final syllabus.
*Making a cushion for the really cool bench that Nicholas and I just re-finished.
*Reading Lark Apprentice and Loving it(note the use of capital L.)
*Listening to Kitsch chatter at a housefly... and it is really quite hilarious.

Sunday, August 13, 2006


There is nothing that a video of a kitten falling asleep can't fix.

Even ice-cream isn't making it better...

I woke up this morning to two goldfinches who hit the picture window. Nick saw them fall to the porch and woke me up so we could figure out what to do. The female died on impact and the male was obviously hurt but still alive. We found a nature nursery and Nick called them. They suggested we wait for a little while because the bird may just be stunned - she said sometimes they will be stunned still for a full day. We waited... and waited... and about fifteen minutes later, he just flew away. That was great, but there was still the sad task of removing the dead female from the deck. Nick did that so I wouldn't have to -- but it was still very sad.

Next, we found out that my car has a power steering fluid leak, on top of needing new rear tires. Soooo... I have to do that - which is going to cost an arm and a leg (pardon my cliche).

To make matters worse, I realized that since I will be teaching a five hour course and two three hour courses this semester - I will be making less money because it is only eleven hours (and as an adjunct, I am paid per credit hour that I teach).

Needless to say, this is not my favorite day.

Friday, August 11, 2006

In the mail today...

Lark Apprentice by Louise Mathias


The Red Hour by Robin Behn.

I am super excited to read the latter, I've read several of Robin Behn's poems online and in various journals and loved every one of them (ie. "Waves") If I like this book, I plan to buy her newest one, Horizon Note. If anyone has read it, let me know what you think.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Thank Heavens, for little girls...

I've always loved the flower girls at weddings dressed in white, looking so much like tiny, fluffy brides. But I love this chocolate brown and baby blue dress and think it would look so pretty in my wedding.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

I know

this is turning into a bit of a wildlife blog.... but seriously...

One of THESE

was in our backyard today. Can you believe that???

We didn't get a picture because he wasn't there long... but he was there! I really hope he comes back and builds a nest in one of the tall trees in our backyard.