Wednesday, July 30, 2008

what brings us together, today

the wedding was this past friday. it was unique, from top to tails.

here's one of my favorite shots from the day.

david is returning from rescuing a sailboat that had broken anchor during the storm that occurred during their reception.

my sister waited on the dock as the sun went down.

there are so many stories to tell, i don't know where to start, except to say that les chenaux islands are magical, and i hope to return many, many times.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


that is awesome. found through meet me at mikes. check out the linky to the right over there.

just picked up a fourth store for the duckie uglings, this one, in st. paul! whoo hoo!

it's called benevolent acorn,
starting thursday, you st. paulies can pick up duckie uglings right there at lexington and grand ave.


leaving in 4 days for michigan. last day of work at the flying G tomorrow. wish me luck!

Thursday, July 10, 2008



why does my face still feel like i'm wearing a dust-mask? is it because i was wearing one for 4 out of 10 hours at work today?

why did my legs fall asleep today (both of them!) when i was sitting on the floor making grommets in a drop we're not even going to use in the show, then when i stood up to try to walk, did it feel like i was ice-skating?

why didn't i buy the shirt that said, 'st. paul is mentioned several times in the bible but it doesn't say anything about minneapolis' ? that's hilarious.

why can't i give up turkeyburgers?

these questions and so many more present themselves to me, as i sit in my 1/3rd of the way cleaned apartment......

my mom came over after yesterday's tenner to help me clean, sort, and pack. the day prior, i had lost my keys (they were under the stove, of course), and played in my first team guthrie softball game, also, after a tenner. so i'm pretty exhausted right now.

i know i should clean, but i'm too pooped. tomorrow, i have a half day, with a pic-a-nic thrown in, and a concert to go to in the evening. my sis arrives at some point tomorrow with her fiance. in two weeks, they'll be saying their I DO's. how exciting!

Sunday, July 06, 2008


photo of matthew 'holding' michael. awww!

we are watching dumbo again. it's so cute to watch my nephew enjoy these movies my brother and sister and i used to love!

he acts out a whole portion of the Jungle Book just like his dad and i used to do as kids. it's hilarious.

Friday, July 04, 2008


enjoying the fourth of july in missouri, we drove down yesterday after i got done with work at noon. i found out i get to work there for a fourth week. yay!

anyway-the trip began with them picking me up at my apartment. my folks stopped at jimmy john's for me, and got me a turkey sandwich with ONLY lettuce and cukes, instead of NO lettuce and cukes but everything else, as i'd asked. it was tasty even with no mayo or anything else but a few shreds of lettuce. my dad ate the cukes (being immune to their hiccup powers) and lettuce and we were on the way.

we stopped at cabella's in monticello, where we marveled at the wildlife and bought me some new shoes as mine stink like crazee. the trip was mostly uneventful except for us hitting a giant hitch that fell off someone else's car, it fortunately didn't do any damage to our car (that we could see). my dad though has had a touch of the flu since getting here and he's laying pretty low.

spent the AM playing with my nephew matthew and holding my nephew michael-who is A-DOR-A-BLE yet gaseous. we asked matthew what animal says, 'meow', 'woof', etc, and my mom tried to make a trumpet noise but it came out more like a fart, 'what animal makes a thhhbbrrrbbbbrrrbbb noise?' 'MICHAEL!'