Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Snow Cone Taste-Test

This idea killed about 20 minutes of the snow day.
The winning flavors were:
1) Pumpkin Spice
2) Bosco/Coconut
3) Maple Syrup
4) Berry Smoothie/Cinnamon
5) Tequila/Lime

Friday, February 26, 2010

Georges Briard Fairy

I got to meet the lovely & elusive Priscilla!!
She came to my house to drop-off a Georges Briard
tray from one of her tag sale trips.
The last time she fairied, a gorgeous Briard appeared at Jane's house.
Bless you Priscilla!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just When I needed It...

On a cold rainy day, at the beginning of a cold rainy week,
this book that I won, arrived from Krissy.
Just as I had made a hot cup of tea.
Thanks Krissy!!! Go visit her blog.
Like me, you'll be jealous that she has a letterpress in her basement.

San Francisco: Alpha Series

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

San Francisco Zoo

If only I could have smuggled this dude in my luggage...

I would have settled for either of these.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

San Francisco: Part One

We took the varmints to San Francisco for a week.
It was a big b-day for my big bro and uncle no-no nuts, and we also wanted to visit my sis, who lives north of there.

There were so many things to see,
that I couldn't possibly get it all into one post.

When we got there, it looked like this:

In fact, every morning looked like this.

Then it would clear-up like magic, & look like this.

After being stuck under 2 feet of snow, it was a welcome sight.

We thought it would be really hard getting the varmints
to adjust to pacific standard time...
it was the sunlight that saved them.

And also this spinning time machine,
which they literally spent HOURS in.
(please excuse my thumb.)

There were trees blooming, and flowers growing everywhere.

It seemed like a dream.

We did our share of touristy-type things...

And we walked for miles and miles, on city streets
and through deep woods.

The littlest varmint called this the "Darth Vader" house.

This week I'll post more about the rest of our trip,
The San Francisco Zoo, The Charles M. Schulz Museum,
and how the Georges Briard fairy came to visit me
the day after we came home.

Now if you'll excuse me...


Friday, February 12, 2010


I'll be back soon!
P.S....Thanks Beth, for taking this pic of me calling "Time-Out."

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shoot from The Hip

Who lives in a pagoda under the sea?
Sponge Bob, Black Fish.

Wonder what Janet has for us today...

Sunday, February 7, 2010

From Mina

Hi Folks,
Many of you have been asking me how Mina is doing.
She's fine! I just don't see her as much in the winter.
The other day I sent her a note scrawled
on a picture I took of a cat on her steps.
(I love documenting for her, who comes to call.)
2 days later, she came bearing gifts. With notes.
haven't you missed seeing her notes??!!
I love her.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

There's this flirty shed up the block...

...and it has a sign that says "Blue & White."
I like to imagine that the little people have an art show
going on in the little gallery.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Shooting from The Train

This is a booming town called "Flushing."
You can get delicious dim sum here.

When you grow up not too far from Flushing,
you forget that it's a funny name.
I have probably had some of the best food of my life in this town,
and it used to have the best movie theater in the world...
a place where teenagers can play hookey & hide out in smokey balconies.
I think I saw the movie "Warriors" there.
Some other funny names along this same train line:
Manhasset (as in "That man has quite a set!")
Little Neck
Great Neck
Murray Hill

And of course: the Train House named Harold.

Monday, February 1, 2010


Why is there an arrow on top of that house?"