Friday, August 28, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
An independent activity that occupies Leo for more than a moment is rare, but this summer he has discovered my digital camera. He loves snapping pictures around the house. Some of my most candid pregnancy pictures have come of this new hobby. I wont be sharing those, they're scary, but here are a few of the couple hundred that I just took off my camera.
Monday, August 10, 2009
We picked 16 pounds of blueberries yesterday at our friend Holly's house! We probably ate at least 3 pounds while we were picking. Leo asked me "Is Blueberries For Sal a true story??" I say most definitely.
Next it's blackberries for jam. Anyone have any tips on hotspots? We used to get a ton at the beach house but not so much anymore. City picking can actually be pretty good sometimes too, but the city suddenly decided to maintain the alley that was the most prime of picking spots near our house. After blackberries there will be pickling, and then I would really like to do applesauce this year. We walked past the forbidden tree that grows the most delicious apples in the city and it is loaded this year. I say forbidden because it grows on the parking strip of freaky 50 year old twins who look like frumpy Bon Marche mannequins from the 1980's, they must have been big Dorothy Hammel fans when they were younger. They let me have it a few years back when I was pregnant with Finn and strolling with Leo. We picked 1 apple and they came out on broomsticks to chase us away. The memory of that tasty apple will probably require a night time stealth mission to see if it was really that good.
Saturday, August 1, 2009
The boys left town this morning for two nights in Spokane at Grandma's house. As they were pulling away from the house I was ridiculously sad. But then I scrubbed both bathrooms and underneath the kitchen sink and felt quite satisfied and independent. I have three whole days to fart around my house, I have never been home alone for more than three hours since Leo was born. I feel like I could do ANYTHING I want to. I could drive to California. Okay, maybe Portland. There is a totally insane part of my brain that sort of wishes I could paint the bathroom and kitchen, weed the whole yard and reorganize the basement complete with playroom for the boys. Oh, and have another yard sale. That would be so awesome. But I am committed to at least two days of crafting for my Snapdragon biz, in part because when the boys are home that is what I really wish I had more time for. So today I pecked away at sewing skirts and then helped my mom set up her etsy shop too. She couldn't resist the empty house with clean bathrooms either. See new Snapdragon blog for more about that.