Julia was upstairs. In theory she had gone up there to brush her teeth. Of course, she must Waste Time And Drive Her Mother Crazy before she can settle down to actually do something as mundane as brush her teeth. So I heard other noises...a clinking sound - she was disassembling the Diplodocus she or… Continue reading And While I Was Writing the Previous Post…
I know, posting - of any kind - has been rather light lately. I realized yesterday that I'm in some other sort of mental state at the moment. Neither good nor bad, just...other. So I haven't been posting much of anything. It was like pulling teeth (my own - horrors) just to put up that… Continue reading No, I’m Not Really a Slug
Heather, of Sherry Trifle, chose this week's recipe, and I'm so glad she picked this one. I love gingerbread, and I love chocolate with ginger. I didn't make the frosting, however, because I just like my gingerbread all by itself - no frosting. Anyway, the recipe was easy to follow and easy to put together. … Continue reading TWD – Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread
My Tuesdays with Dorie post will be up (I hope) later today - I've baked the item, just haven't uploaded the photos yet. I'm a bit off my stride at the moment - a bit obsessed with other projects. The food writing will resume...at some point. Probably today. In the meantime... Here's Bill playing electric… Continue reading FYI
So I bought a kit, and beads, and more beads, and oh, too many things to admit to, and I started teaching myself to make very simple jewelry. From the kit, I made several stretchy bracelets (which I gave to Julia), and a couple pairs of dangly earrings, which I had in a plastic… Continue reading Since Her Own Aren’t Pierced Yet
Oh. My. Goodness.
I am addicted. Not that I wasn't a carb junkie before, but this bread banishes Atkins and South Beach from my vocabulary for EVAH.
Hang on, I'll be right back. I need more toast....
A few weeks ago I sketched this in one of Julia's diaries. (Yes, she loves to scribble in her pink diaries. With her pink pens.) That, I believe, was the catalyst for my late-onset doll obsession. I made a couple of trial run dolls, which I showed you before here and here. I knew, though,… Continue reading Princess Julia Doll
Meet Vincent. Vincent is a Hermit Crab. And that little crumb on the paper plate above is there for a reason, not just because I was too lazy to pick it off. It's a distance marker. Vincent is doing sprints. You see, Vincent - who belongs to my niece, Natalie - is… Continue reading Don’t Blink
I only JUST found out about this within the last day or so, but I have been nominated for a "2008 Best Food Blog - Family/Kids" Award on the Well Fed Network and amazingly enough, my site is one of the five finalists. Strange days, indeed! Anyway, the polls are still open and will remain so until January… Continue reading Late to the Ball – the 2008 Food Blog Awards
What follows is a possibly unbearable series of pictures of seagulls. I just get a kick out of them flocking in my yard and, better yet, landing on the little feeding platforms to gobble up stale bread and broken cookies.
Photos of gulls on the platforms are after the jump.