–Last week all Isobel wanted to eat for breakfast for three days in a row was peas. Now, I make damn good peas, but even I don’t wake up in the morning craving them. Of course I gave her as much as she wanted, because, bitch, peas.
–Yet another flu bug has been contracted by the Castillo family because if there’s anything we love, it’s contracting as many viruses as possible. Isobel’s first day back at school after break was thwarted almost the moment I pulled up in front of her class with the most epic of car barfs. I spent all of Saturday being a lump on the couch watching TV while the family had a ball without me, something that might make me bitter if I wasn’t so bowled over the the extreme luxury of being able to sit under a pile of blankets fairly unmolested by the demands of children all day. It was truly luxurious. There’s no other way to describe it. If I had been sick any other day of the week the demands of the family would have made the experience a living hell. It’s the little things in life. I try to be grateful for them.
–Locals! Friday, January 23rd and Friday the 24th is the Friends of the Library Book Sale at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of Arbor & Berkeley. Maybe I will soon be able to finish the post I wrote about it last year. I’ve had the photos lying around for a year now. Life is full of surprises!
–I have a secret garbage can in my house that I use just for recycling the one million papers, notes, graded homework, and forsaken art projects Isobel brings home from school. The sheer amount of paperwork is staggering. I empty it when Isobel is at school and she is none the wiser. She agonizes over throwing anything away, and this has prevented paper from taking over our house. If you have a child who can’t bear to part with anything, I highly recommend this. Nothing I’ve thrown away has been missed, and I choose my victims carefully to ensure it remains so.
–While I was sick I watched First Contact again and holy crap, I forgot how good it was. Drunk Deanna was hilarious, Lily’s character was fab, and apparently Geordi can control time-travel now. ALSO did you know that Barclay is also Mad Murdock from the A-Team? How did it take me 35 years to figure this out?! During Picard’s recitation of Moby Dick to Lily Isobel kept asking me what they were saying. Somewhat annoyed, I asked her to listen to them. She replied by saying I DON’T UNDER STAND SPACE LANGUAGE!
–Anthony got a fancy gaming mouse for the computer for Christmas, and every time I use it I feel like I’m trying to drive the Batmobile around instead of my regular Buick. I’m afraid I’ll hit the eject button or the auto-destruct on accident. It’s bigger than my hand.
–Isobel is well on her way to follow in her father’s techie footsteps as when we were having problems with Netflix she promptly asked us, “Have you turned it off and then turned it back on?”
–“Stop putting crackers in your brother’s hair” is one of the more interesting phrases I’d never have guessed I’d have to regularly utter.
Scrapbook: Video Games with Kingston. Elias has a truly wonderful day.
Little Big Collection: Vintage Plastic Cups and Mugs. Gorgeous and fun to use, even if you don’t have children.
Follow Friday: Zoo Nature. The best tweets of the week plus the gorgeous grounds of the San Francisco Zoo.
DIY Elf on the Shelf Skirt Tutorial and Touching Holiday Story. Let’s make some clothes and break some rules.
Snapshot 01.07.15. Mark age 35 as the start of my inevitable decline.
Follow Friday: Orchids. My love letter to the internet.
Whatever floats your goat. My new saying, obviously.
I am honored to be a part of Thriftanista’s 40 Fab Thrift Style Bloggers list! She is a fantastic inspiration for me.
Send My Enemies Glitter. So evil!
Important 2015 Predictions. Huge year for pita bread.
Batmessages. I know this family, and they are awesome.
The Joe Biden random compliment generator. You are too beautiful for this world, Joe.
Spacecat and the kittens. Probably my new favorite band name.
Bad Album Covers: Stuff Party. STUFF PARTY. Are they English language learners? I die.
Why the cat wants to eat all the time. It’s sad because it’s true!
That escalated quickly. I think they should have sad faces in the second picture, otherwise this might be considered a desirable scenario.
In Whittier, Alaska, almost the whole town of 200 people live in on building. Incredibly fascinating. Via dougmcgray who thinks this town would make an excellent setting for a scary movie (I agree).
One of my most favorite games of all time, and one of the most brutal. It probably won’t surprise you that I adored CYOA books as a kid, and still maintain a small collection of them in my personal library.
LB Also Stands For Legitimate Business. O Brave New World! I buy my own website and introduce a slideshow of awesomeness.
Thrifty Crafting: DIY Terrarium Ornament. One of my most popular posts!
Follow Friday: Anthony’s Birthday. It’s like two holidays in one.
My Unruly Garden: Home Harvest. We grew an enormous pumpkin that year! Or maybe my kid was just small.
Thrift Store Score: Farmer’s Market Haul. Thrifting and a farmer’s market all in one.
Scrapbook: Little Icicles. Sentiment and ice photos.
Snapshot 01.25.12. Well, call me a dead hobo on a patio!