Friday, June 30, 2006
thanks for the birthday wishes so far! :)
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Monday, June 26, 2006
the best customers; these gals were super lovely and so fun; the one girl on the right was going on a long cross country trip and she found *exactly* the perfect necklace for her; it was so cool having her find it and have her immediately put it on and be sooo very happy about it!!
my super duper friends; she's gonna start making cutie diy things too; embroidered onesies!! i cannot wait to see them! maybe i'll have her make them and i'll put them on sprout studio!
& is that a poochie buddha belly or what? ai yai, i think i need to do some sit ups or something; hello pilates and yoga...!
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Friday, June 23, 2006
let's see, we went to the MOMA (for free night - hoorah!), the international center for photography, bryant park, the chelsea galleries, rode the ferry around staten island (free!) meandered around red hook and watched the sun set behind lady liberty (i love red hook; we decided this is where we would live in one of those rad old brick industrial buildings were we to move to ny; which we are not - never fret dear san francisco, we aren't leaving you anytime soon!), we got our nft book (thank you c. & i. for pointing out the need of the nft book; not for tourists ny guide) and felt rather proficient at navigating the subway by the end of our stay. we met up with so many friends - virginia was in the house big time. we also got to stay with my dear friends in brooklyn the last night. (the ones with that cutie bug boy in my previous post).
this is what i decided about nyc. and i think i come to this conclusion each time i'm there. i love it, but i love san francisco more. much more. nyc is vibrant, alive, crazy, dark, dirty, huge, amazing, hectic, stimulating, and almost makes me a little crazy...we would definitely be brooklyn-ites if we lived there. the vibe in san francisco is just my style. more mellow, just as much to do that interests me, beautiful and bright and just as alive and exciting; with the added bonus of slipping out of the city to any kind of nature your heart craves in very little amounts of time. i love that about sf. so once again, nyc was great, but was happy to go - but am also just as excited to go up and visit again soon!
since my arrival back here in ole virginia town, i've been literally trying to do a lot of nothing. watching movies with the parentals (my mr. is back in sf for the week), (we've seen 'match point', 'shop girl' - loved it and will watch it again & again i'm sure - and we've seen 'skeleton key' and lots of british mysteries; my papa adores those) , hanging out with my almost one year old nephew (very cute, pictures of him to come too), reading through my ibs cookbook so i can figure out my digestive world better and get that nasty stress out of my life which is affecting my eating world wayyyyy toooo much, i've been sleeping in - glorious sleep how i love thee, i've been checking in with my mail and meandering around to all the blogs i like to read that i've been neglecting, soaking in the the good ole a/c since it's hot as ass here, chit chatting with my grammie, and basically recharging my batteries. ooo - i also went thrifting today -- not really any scores, but that's okay, first runs can be tricky - one orange and pink striped shirt; very cute, and one striped robey type deal to throw over my suit after swimming - got a coupla fun osh kosh overalls for the nephew and one *totally* adorable jack and janie vintage inspired dress for my friend i'm seeing tomorrow! so a good run, just not fantastic yet...
it's been good --- soooo very good this last week....and more of just this is on my plate for the summer! yay!
tomorrow i go visit one of my dearest, most lovely and true friends, ms. jooooooooooooo - she's got 2 cutie bugs and i'm going to get to meet the newest; i'm so thrilled! (and also b/c finallly, there is a GIRL amongst my friends' kiddos!!!!)
more later peeps!
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Monday, June 19, 2006
Monday, June 12, 2006
the wedding was lovely - it's always interesting when 2 people come together; you have this amazing mix of people and 1/2 of them, most of the time, don't even know each other -- it's a strange dynamic to know someone soooo well (in my case the bride) and her man, who i sort of know, he's lovely too, but i don't know *any* of his friends - and we are all so very happy for them, jointly grinning and satisfied at our great people coming together; but it's still odd to be like, huh, who are you?!
we shot some photos but with my interim camera - i did finally get one - but i kid you not, all the photos are coming out blurry on me; and it's NOT me, i swear. it's that stinky camera. i didn't lose my touch that easily...so we'll see if i keep the interim camera...but i need an uploader to iphoto b/c i don't have one of those yet....but i may get a few up before we leave for ny insanity!!!!
off for now and back to making (well, if you must know, it's 11:20am here and i'm still in my pj's!!) ---- so really i'm off to shed the bunny slippers and get some cute threads to throw on! ;)
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
also, i'm compiling a list of some summer reads to check out at the local library while i'm in norfolk - any suggestions for me? some fav's of mine are mark helprin, anne lamott, madeleine l'engle...
the other fun things on my to do list are to experiment with the gocco, find fun vintage-y cool things at thrift stores, lounge at beach, learn to surf, drive on beaches in north carolina, eat yummy foods from grill, swing in a tire swing from big magnolia tree, take out friend's canoe at dusk each evening to watch sunset, wear lots of anti-mosquito bug spray, camp out in hatteras, play with nephew (who turns 1 the day before i turn 32!), go find lots of art to look at (which could be challenging in norfolk, so i'll be broadening my spectrum), write and sketch in journal for me and for sprout studio ideas, sit in lawn chair while sprinkler waters greeney grass, plant tomatoes in my friends garden and EAT them all right off the vine, drink lots of iced tea while porch sitting on all friends porches (that are all huge and marvelous in virginia), do lots of yoga, take lots of photos, do lots of wandering, de-stress, de-toxify, hang out with my momma & papa, hang out with the in-laws and other assorted relatives, and last but not least, try not to miss my crazy dixie-loo loo too overly much as i'll get all teary not being with her for 2 whole months...boo hooooo. (but she'll be with the best people ever taking care of her) (but i'll miss her sorely)...
so, for now, i probably won't be posting until sometime late this weekend - maybe i'll get to shoot some party wedding pics...we'll see (or maybe i'll just surprise you and post some nonsense anyways!)
Friday, June 02, 2006