i'm getting WAY too into sidewalk chalk



Go to Google. Type in "miserable failure." Laugh.


Givers and Takers

To start off with a cliche: There are two kinds of people. There are those who hoard the little rye chips in Gardetto's, and there are those who give them away. I, for one, am a giver. But Gardetto's has now ruined this perfect balance of snack consumption by now selling just rye chips. I find this somehow sad. But I thought I would pass the information along for those rye chip lovers who find themselves hungry, but without a Gardetto eating friend.


my prize

so honestly, the night was pretty terrible and i don't look forward to doing this every other month. but i came down this morning to find this in my living room. so i'm chipper. on 4 hours of sleep or so.



conor starts nights again in... about an hour and 15 minutes. tonight is my first night alone with the babes. i have to do bathtime and bedtimes for both babies, nurse and change finn all night while shushing and changing violet when she needs it, and not toss anyone out the window. wish me luck. no. better yet, wish me sanity and a periodic infertility.

click clack moo

what could be better than a children's book about unionizing? my favorite line: "duck was a neutral party, so he brought the ultimatum to the cows." i highly recommend.



A Book Meme. Tagged by fugly pugly.

1. One Book That Changed Your Life:

I'm with fat little pug on this one. The books I fell in love with as a child shaped my love of not only reading, but books. The shape and feel, smell and sound of a book. It is why I can't do libraries. I need to own the book. I'll go with Anne of Green Gables, The Little House series, and Island of the Blue Dolphins.

2. One Book That You've Read More Than Once:

The Anne of Green Gables books. All 8 of them.

3. One Book You'd Want on a Desert Island:

Is this a desert island, or a deserted island? Because how much more unlucky could you get than to find yourself on a desert island. I feel like I should make some obvious choice of the complete idiot's guide to boat building, 101 coconut recipes, or divining for dummies

4. One Book That Made You Laugh:

Youth in Revolt by CD Payne. pugly probably remembers me reading this book and laughing like a lunatic. 14 year old boys are hysterical.

5. One Book That Made You Cry:

A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Bawled. I sounded like a Basset Hound.

6. One Book That You Wish Had Been Written:

You're all alone. Essays on being an expat in the south.

7. One Book That You Wish Had Never Been Written:

Babywise by Gary Ezzo. Come on people. Even the American Academy of Pediatrics has a warning against this book. Stop treating your children like showdogs.

8. The Book That You Are Currently Reading:

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn. Again.

9. One Book That You've Been Meaning to Read:

The Continuum Concept by Jean Liedloff

10. Your Favorite Guilty Pleasure Book(s): Do encyclopedias count? It ain't harlequin romance novels, but I get the same excitement out of them.

I tag Birdy (my voracious reader), and anyone else who would like to participate.


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