Line obsession: "Wolf, /show your face." - from May B. by Caroline Starr Rose
Hey there beauties! I spent last weekend on the road (which makes it sound like I had a gig somewhere) (and I sort of did ... if you count hanging out with a really awesome eight year old a "gig"). Lucky for you, I took some exciting ( well ... "exciting") pics of my adventuring!
This is a perfect Georgia sunset:
This is what I was listening to while that sunset occurred:
I think that's appropriate. Stars are for lullabies and love stories. But I've always thought sunsets are more like rocksongs.
This is pink hot chocolate:
I know the pic makes it look like milk in a mug but it was very pink up close. I found it at World Market and packed it along so that Erin and I could partake of the pink hot cocoa while we watched Say Yes to the Dress. If you're wondering if we could possibly be any more girly, the answer is no.
This is my nephew, Andy, and he's just about ten thousand kinds of adorable:
He's fluent in Star Wars talk. He loves Legos and Nickelodeon and he spends most of his time plotting ways to annoy his sister.
This is Andy's new hamster, Tiny:
Tiny is cute as long as he stays in his condo. At one point, Andy opened the condo to try and pet Tiny and I fluttered my hands, then screamed, then slammed the lid shut and hollered something like, "DON'T UNLEASH THE BEAST!" Because can you imagine if a hamster got loose in your house? I had visions of Tiny scampering across my face while I slept at night. *shivers*
Tiny's hamster condo is hardcore. It contains a plastic igloo, a slide, a wheel that looks like some fancy sci-fi contraption, a food bowl he likes to sit in, and a top hatch which he mostly uses for bathroom purposes. (If it had a big screen TV, it would be every guy's dream apartment.)
Speaking of monsters! Are you familiar with The Cookie Monster?
He wasn't on the farm (sadly). And yet! I've long believed that we all become more like people we admire and esteem. For most of my life, I've admired The Cookie Monster for his passion, tenacity, and fierce advocacy for baked goods. (You might call him a hoarder. I call him a connoisseur; a carpe diem kind of guy.) Lo and behold, while I was on the farm, I looked down and realized I was proving my theory true:
And this is my favorite cuddle monster, Biscuit, who has been especially snuggly since I got home:
That's the pic she wants on the back of her next album, tentatively titled: Born to Bark at the Neighbors Kids.
This is the look she gave me after I found a stain on the carpet exactly where Kramer's crate was when he visited over Christmas. Biscuit, you'll remember, doesn't particularly like her little doggy cousin. She usually reinforces this notion by re-marking her territory on the carpet whenever Kramer leaves. Which is exactly what she did after he left most recently. So I said, "Biscuit ... what's up with the mess in the floor?" And she was all:
"Uh ... Wasn't me."
And finally, this is Biscuit just being Biscuit:
Which is to say: lovable, cuddly, fuzzy, and just totally awesome. (Did you see the movie Tin-Tin? Did you know that Biscuit and Snowy are the same breed? Which is why I can't see the movie. Because I'll be squealing and clapping excitedly through the whole thing. They'd kick me out for sure.)
What's new with you this week? Are you keeping up with Downton Abbey? Did it drive you bananas when Mr. Bates's crazy wife came back and was all, "Bait-seh, you're coming with me!"? Are you a little bit confused by the story lines this time, or is it just me? OH! This factoid won't matter to many of you but, for those of you who remember the BBC version of The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe that came out in the 80's ... did you know that the actress who plays Mrs Patmore on Downton also played Mrs Beaver?! You are welcome.
I'd love to hear what's new with you in the comments. Even if it doesn't include Downton Abbey. ;)
Housekeeping Note: I've been mailing out lots of Paperdoll buttons and bookmarks lately. I'm so excited to share those with you! If you're reading Paperdoll with your friends or your church group OR if you're just reading it for yourself and you'd like some bookmarks or buttons, I still have a bunch. Just email me and let me know! You can see what they look like here.