October 23, 2011

Just kidding

About the chard balls.

We made this pizza with them:

Doesn't it look just like the recipe (except browner)?


Aren't they great? I wanted to buy some—but then I thought, Do I really want a bunch of gourds hanging around getting moldy?

Possibly evidence that I am finally getting annoyed by the clutter (read: my clutter) at home.

Belly up

This guy.

October 21, 2011

Hand-squeezed chard balls

It's what's for dinner.

Sorry kids.

Subway reading

I grabbed this on the way out of the house this morning; I saw it on the shelf and thought—yeah! Early Margaret Atwood!

I've read it many times, of course. It's not my absolute favorite (tie between The Edible Woman and Lady Oracle), but one of the characters works in a museum (the ROM), which I like, and it's got the usual Toronto period details, which I also really enjoy. Plus, I am now the same age as the characters!?!

Pretty surprised she let them use this glamour shot on the cover though...

October 20, 2011

Gratuitous garbage picture

Greg says, "That's a nice shop vac."

After the Sheep and Wool Festival

Eveready Diner!

I got the meatloaf.

Then I et it.

Found in a free box

An awesome bracelet!

It's got diamonds on it and stuff.

October 17, 2011

Crochet admiration

I  love her things.

This cushion back, for example.

October 16, 2011

Beeswax + mineral oil

It's called "spoon oil."





It's magical!

Needless to say, every wooden item in our kitchen is now gleaming.

At the Sheep and Wool Festival

In Rhinebeck, New York.

Many hairstyle inspirations.

At the office

The number fifteen got a lot of attention on Friday.

At the coffee shop

I started studying Latin again! Now I have my iPad to assist me (English-Latin dictionary app).

January: Latin Level 2 or bust!

Parking lot

Pacing around as I talked to my friend on the phone.

I found these artifacts of the Iron Age!

Lowly Worm!!

Now promoting safe driving on the Triboro Bridge.

I love Lowly.

October 15, 2011


In a trash can. A latch for a door in our house in the country!

Which we will get some day.

It cleaned up real good!

October 14, 2011

In my office

Defensive barricade.

Stay back!

October 13, 2011

Things to do:

We drove upstate and stayed in a little cabin for four days.


First stop: Stewart's!

It's a regional chain that has gas stations and a bakery (apple cider donuts!) and they make Stewart's soda and they have a dairy (ice cream!) plus a dairy bar in every shop!! It's the best place.

Greg and I got extra-thick chocolate shakes and a pack o' donuts.


Firewood for the woodstove in the cabin we rented.

Plastic must be removed before burning wood. FYI.

October 8, 2011

Fruit and vegetable cat

Totally blew my mind.

He has a human face!

October 7, 2011

This morning

He waved good-bye to me!

October 4, 2011

A word to the wise

Carrying around an apple in your bag until it gets rotten and you stick your finger in it by accident when you are looking for your keys:

You will regret doing this.

Worst-case yard sale scenario


Failed squirrel taxidermy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(Sorry, I had to share the horror with someone . . . )