Having the right costume is the difference between trudging through one’s day, and silly, zany, fun. Boring, every day, regular events can take on a mythic feel when the proper costume is employed. Even a funny hat can help. I’m really serious about this. Right now, think of something you do every [...]
I have written before of our love of the game Plants Vs. Zombies. Well, I recently wiped the drive on our game machine and upgraded to Windows 7, which meant reinstalling, and rediscovering, a bunch of games we hadn’t played in a while. Plants Vs Zombies in particular has gotten a lot of replay this [...]
We get grumpy. Everyone gets grumpy, right? Sometimes its hard to want to be a good enough person not to inflict one’s grumpiness on others. Sometimes being a jerk feels good. For a little while. Until the remorse kicks in. Except lately the the remorse hits me mid-jerk-ness, which kind of takes the shine off [...]
Take away message:
Play is an awesome creative power when you just get out of the way of the fun.
Okay. Now, let me introduce the most recent addition to our flower fairy family….
(And because I can’t help myself, here is one more, a fairy our cousin Tracie made. I [...]
Is she not the cutest thing EVER?
That’s right, I embroidered those tiny stitches, I sewed on those tiny silver buttons, I did that. They are coming to take my Bitter Card any minute now. I don’t care. Okay, I care a little. But can you see her tiny purple boots? [...]
First it was the bears. But now we have a new infestation.
Flower fairies to be exact!
Yes, Santa brought Sophie a kit on making little flower fairies and we have all gotten totally hooked on making these tiny, pretty people.
Coincidentally, our cousin [...]
If you’ve been hanging around a bit, you know we are bootstrap builders, putting together our country estate (cough), on very little cash, by building with junk recycled materials. (And if that’s news to you, but sounds fun, look over there in the tag list and you’ll find recycled building has its very [...]
We’re all about attending local events. With little kids, doing the local scene is so much better, imo, than big trips or expensive vacations, (1) because everything is new to them, so they love it, even if it’s low key, (2) no long car rides (nightmarish with small kids) and (3) you can go home [...]
The kids are jaw-droppingly able to have fun anywhere, anyhow, anytime. Case in point: the grocery store yesterday. I mean, woohoo Harris Teeter, right? Um, no. Not usually. Although I have heard that the Harris Teeter can be quite the pick-up spot for singles on Friday nights, I tend to equate grocery shopping with running [...]
Last night, Paul and I were treated to Sophie and Luc’s first play. Sophie made the puppets and titled the show, “The Little Guy.” Mostly she and Luc hid behind a screen and made up little songs while Little Guy and Big Girl kissed. It was a love story. Or maybe soft-core puppet porn. Then [...]
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today's yoga practice
June 19, 2013 | 10:41 am
Full Primary. Actually, that’s a lie. I left off those butt balance poses at the end of seated. I kind of hate those. They bore me. [hangs head] I’m weak.
June 16, 2013 | 10:10 am
Primary to supta konasana. Long stay in baddha and uphavista, then ollapse. i feel so winded today!
June 16, 2013 | 10:09 am
June 16, 2013 | 10:08 am
yin yoga again. lazy yoga.
June 13, 2013 | 2:19 pm
Primary to Janu B and then I ran out of time. Better than nothing, I guess.
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