Snapshot 11.21.12

21 Nov

– I’ve been working on some changes here or there to the blog. Nothing very big, no overhauls, just a few tweaks and adjustments here or there. Last week, for example, I posted my first ever Follow Friday with guest photographer Justin Walton. I have the next few months booked but I’m on the lookout for more guest photographers to feature next year. I’ve also decided to change the “Weekly Snaps” section of this blog from flickr links to photos. Let me know which you prefer. I thought it might be nice to take out the middle man and just show the photos, but I’d love to hear from you.

– Recently Isobel has been asking questions about Squirrelly. She knows she came from the tow yard, but what about Squirrelly’s mama? Where is she? She misses Squirrelly, Isobel is sure of it. There were tears, lots of tears, as I tried my best to explain to Isobel that Squirrelly can’t find his mama and that it is up to us to care for her now. It broke my heart as Isobel cried, “But mamas and babies need to be together!”

– Speaking of Skwerls, we took her in to get fixed and shot and microchipped last week. There were more tears from Isobel when she learned we’d be dropping Squirrelly off for the whole day. Why couldn’t we stay with her? What would the doctor do to her? I felt a little unprepared for these questions and I tried to answer as simply and as truthfully as I could. We lingered in front of the vet’s office, walking around amid sprinkles of rain and puddles of cold water. We picked flowers and we looked at clouds. She calmed down and I drove us home.

– I’m grateful we were able to get the works done on Squirrelly, even the microchipping. I asked my parents for this for my birthday and they lovingly obliged.

– Anthony stayed home from work on Monday to visit some doctors about his shoulder. It’s healing very slowly but that’s to be expected. When we have the mornings together Anthony likes to make Isobel her favorite breakfast, sprinkle pancakes. Sometimes I think he spoils her.

– My friend Stefanie has been watching Star Trek: TNG all the way through and was very upset that I didn’t warn her about the horrible episode in which Dr Crusher sleeps with the ghost of her grandma’s sex candle. This is a very bad episode and for that I apologize. If reading your grandma’s sex diary doesn’t make you hot, then this episode probably isn’t for you. I APOLOGIZE, STEFANIE. There’s only so many times I can apologize for the ghost of grandma’s sex candle, okay? As bad as that episode is, you have to admit it’s entertaining if you happen to like watching train wrecks. Which I do.

– I realize goldfish crackers are just baked paste and yet I can’t stop eating them. I might need an intervention. I’m addicted to the regular flavor of name-brand goldfish, not the generic imitation kind, because I obviously have expensive tastes. Sometimes I’ll eat them along with Isobel and she will say, “That’s enough, Mama. We need to save some for tomorrow.”

– Last weekend Isobel and I had a girls’ morning out with my cousin Elizabeth and her daughter Victoria. I love seeing the two of them play together and I remember how much I used to love going on little adventures like that with my mom. We had an amazing brunch together and then visited a craft and vintage fair. I wish I had brought hundreds of dollars with me (also, I wish I had hundreds of spare dollars). I wasn’t able to buy the gorgeous vintage Minolta, but the nice ladies at the church sale did sell me the vintage strap for a dollar. I have been looking for one of those babies for ages.

Thrifty Living: DIY Nail Polish Hair Clips: These would make a great project for handmade stocking stuffers.

Scrapbook: Summer Family Fair: The cuteness of Isobel & Kingston, a year ago.

Thrifty Living: Stuff On My Shelves: More vintage home goodness.

Home Movies: Thrift Store Serenade: one of my favorite little videos ever.

Hungry, hungry kitties. The complete unabridged collection of cats eating weird shit. Via @Toaster_Pastry

Mars Panorama. Photographs of every Mars landing in one beautiful shot. Via @eshep

National Parks System Map. America’s National Parks as a subway map. While there check out the subway map of Wonderland.

The benefits of music on children. A recent study has found that music makes children more empathic. Via @midlifemixtape

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14 Responses to “Snapshot 11.21.12”

  1. Windsor Grace November 21, 2012 at 7:02 am #

    Isobel is so sweet and her heart’s so big
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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      It nearly made me cry when she was crying. She’s so sweet.

  2. Van November 21, 2012 at 8:06 am #

    Love your weekly snaps as always, your daughter is too cute and photogenic. Inspires me to get to taking more photos of friends, families, and cats. Though I never fail to take plenty of cat photos :D

    Have a happy three thanksgivings, good luck to yee!
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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:28 am #

      Happy T-day to you, too, Van! I’m glad you like seeing my photos, because I love to share!

  3. Julie November 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I love the, “That’s enough, mama..” !! So funny and cute when they repeat the little things we’ve said to them. We were “making food” at the park the other day and I said, “I need more oranges!” And then I was I told that I needed to say “more please” first, sign language included. Well played, tiny sir.
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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      Don’t forget your manners, Mama. DUH. ;)

  4. Anne November 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm #

    I like the photos rather than links! The collage you did here is really pleasing.

    And I had somehow completely blocked out the ghost of grandma’s sex candle. Jebus take the wheel!
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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:29 am #

      LOL! The sex candle episode belongs in some sort of Hall of Shame. I bet Gates was all, “I know I wanted to star in more episodes, but WTF?!”

  5. Audrey November 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm #

    What model was the camera? I have a Minolta XG-1 that I purchased off ebay for like $10 and recently a friend of mine gave me the name of a place I could get it repaired for less than $50 (plus shipping). I’m kind of stoked.
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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Ah, geez, I don’t even remember now. Ten dollars?! What a great deal!!

  6. Alexis November 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    What a wonderful heart Isobel has! That reminds me of some of the stories my mom has about me as a young’n, so let her know I feel her.

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    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Aw. <3

  7. FarOuterHebrides November 23, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    I like the new weekly snaps format!

    • Carrie Anne November 28, 2012 at 11:30 am #

      Thank you so much! I really like it, myself. :D

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