26 December 2012

happy christmas!!

blue christmas


Santa Lost a Ho —Waylan St. Palan and the Magic Elves
This Christmas lounge act has become an annual event for us. Waylan is offered so many drinks
during the course of the night, I'm always surprised he manages to stay upright.

Was having some uploading difficulty on Monday so I missed wishing you all a wonderful Christmas! Hope you're still celebrating and your homes are filled with love and laughter! We're heading north to my folks this weekend, so I still have shopping to do. ;)

21 December 2012

winter arrives in a timely manner

snow day

sunshine on magnolia

patio shark flash shot, taken about 10pm last night

patio shark

max does not approve of patio sharkthis morning, max states his disapproval of patio shark

new window
installation day

I've been a rather busy girl this past month and my blog reflects that. Finals came to an end this week with my immediately going into Christmas mode. Recipients of the very few cards I did send, probably won't see them until New Years. Yesterday was spent digging (and redigging) out from a foot of snow. With temps hovering at freezing, it was rather wet and very heavy so I struggled to throw if off the patio. Which is why it ended up just being piled in the middle. Solution? Patio shark.

A week prior and ten degrees warmer, we installed a new window in our dining room. (The order was placed one month and thirty degrees ago, but we'll let that slide.) Our home, built in 1950, still has the original windows and the behemoth we replaced was a bit on the drafty side. Hubster's "Paw" has professional window installation experience under his belt, so in addition to his help, and his getting us a great deal, he and Mom returned our voided check in our Christmas card! So, we received a very generous gift from them this year! :)

Today, the sun is shining on the fresh, white snow and the pugs sit in a new bay window observing the kids heading to the sledding hill a few blocks away.

To quote Johnny Mathis, "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!"

It beats Armageddon.

16 December 2012

here and now

here and now

here and now

here and now

here and now

here and now

A performance at MMOCA by the UW students of Sally Gross, inspired by the art of Leo Villareal.

02 December 2012

grandma's garden shed

grandma's garden shed

As a kid, I remember hauling the hammock out from this shed. Lying under my grandparent's big maples. You would have been able to see the barn from this view back then. It fell a dozen years back already.

older stuff

little known facts

My photo
fly over country, United States
this blog is my "live" photo album of sorts. occasionally, i'll throw in some art i've done or some work of my husband's as he's an artist as well. we have a nice yard in a quiet neighborhood with two pugs and a cat, all black. which most of my photos will attest too. ;) i'd love to hear from you, but happy for you to just browse. hope you find something to make you smile. b.