half heard in the stillness-- between two waves of the sea.

Woohoo! 2

Woohoo!

Who knew getting new flooring could be so stressful?  I guess I didn’t realize they have to remove every little thing from the kitchen, laundry room, and bathroom.  I also didn’t realize that tile took so long to set before you could walk on it. So we had no kitchen for 24 hours and no bathroom all day today.  That was fun. Now it’s finished and looking GREAT.  Thank goodness it’s over and done with and I can live in my house...

Hairs. 1

Hairs.

I feel like making a drastic change to my hair. I’m sick and tired of pony tails and messy buns.  I need new hair! Tyler loves short hair.  He keeps telling me to chop it all off.  He wants it to be like this, Emma Watson: Beautiful, but a bit more extreme than I was thinking.  I had more of a funky pixie cut in mind, I guess. I have no idea how it will look.  I’m afraid I’ll look like a cancer patient.  I’m afraid...

Rosie Reading. 1

Rosie Reading.

My hormones are throwing me through a loop lately. I’ve got more pimples than I had in middle school, nipples throbbing on and off, waves of PMS-like nausea and cramping, and a few episodes of brown spotting.  Maybe Aunt Flow will be back soon?  This is so annoying, I wish I could just have my period and get it over with instead of the constant flux of hormones making me feel like crap in sudden bursts. Ada is still nursing lots and lots, so...

Five Years. 3

Five Years.

Well, today started off with a bang.  Quite literally! Ada was sitting on the potty and I was standing right in front of her brushing the tangles out of my curly hair before I wadded it in a bun on top of my head again.  Ada was laughing at me–she loves to watch me do my hair. Suddenly out of the blue she just fell over!  No warning. Her head hit our bathtub.  We don’t have a plastic bathtub, we have a real...

Winter Tea Party. 1

Winter Tea Party.

I think I have the winter blahs.  It’s so dreary and gray outside.  There are no leaves on the trees, my backyard has no grass.  I find myself longing to go hiking or just hang out in the backyard. Maybe go for a long walk around the block.  I’m tired of being trapped inside.  It’s too cold to drag Ada around outside for very long, and Rosie doesn’t like the cold. I’m so tired of being trapped in my house.  I just want OUT.  There’s...

Sorry ’bout your luck… 11

Sorry ’bout your luck…

Today we tried to get Rosie a replacement social security card, because her other card has disappeared.  I keep all of our social security cards together in our file folder of important papers in an envelope, but somehow Rosie’s isn’t there anymore.  Neither of us can remember taking it out, and a crazy search of every nook and cranny in the entire house turned up nothing.  I just saw it last year when I had to get out Tyler’s social security card.  Mystery where...

1/4/2011 2

1/4/2011

The Great Dane found his owner!  He belongs to a college student who went on vacation.  A friend was supposed to be caring for him.  Bet she’s pretty pissed at that friend.  He also apparently had on a collar and tags, but they are no where to be found.  She didn’t even realize he was missing–my neighbor had him outside and another neighbor recognized him.  They called the owner who was on her way home from her vacation. Anyway, I’m so...

Whoa, Big Buddy. 4

Whoa, Big Buddy.

My new lens came today!  So exciting.  I can’t wait until I can test it on the girls outside.  It’s so large, but fast and sharp.  Love it. I tested it on the chickens outside in the sun. Isn’t my rooster hilarious looking?  He crows like a dying sheep. It works pretty good in low light indoors as well. HAHAHAHHA. New lens aside, the real story of the day is today’s 365 photo. Buddy. 3/365…a quick snapshot. (Note: Ada and Spongebob are making the...

2/365 0

2/365

Splash! 2/365 (Taken with the 60mm lens, f/2.8, ISO 800, exposure 1/30, using the Canon 40D.) Ada is so big now, she is able to play in the bathtub without slipping at all.  She absolutely loves it. Ada and Rosie have a blast playing in the tub together.  I love seeing them enjoy being together. I bought a new lens, but UPS has been holding it hostage.  It was scheduled to be delivered on December 30th, and I got all excited. Then on Thursday...

1/1/2011 4

1/1/2011

New Year’s resolutions are kind of funny.  It seems like everyone loves to make a list of them, but they’re forgotten by February. Since it’s a new year, and we’re turning over a new leaf, I would like to write down some goals…and unlike a list of resolutions, I fully intend to achieve these goals!  In fact I’ve already started most of them. I’d like to complete the 365 project–you know, one photo a day for a year?  Certainly I can do that.  They...