Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Six Down...

(One has already been delivered)

Complete with Flair...

One more to go!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Mouth Watering...

Is this what smokers feel like when they get a fresh new pack o' smokes?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Odd Assortments

Hi there! Did I mention that Tank Boy is fully bipedal now? He walks around and does stuff and plays with things.

See? Did you notice there near the end when he pretended to wipe his butt with my camera case? I have no idea where he got that. He seems to do it fairly often. Odd.

Speaking of odd things I am still working away at getting my hoop group together for the Labor Day parade. I think we have the bare minimum of participants now, and all I have to do is... umm.... sew all the costumes, order the tee shirts, finish making all the hoops, get the folks together to decorate the hoops when the expensive box of sparkle tape arrives, and well, you know, actually march in the parade. I was a hopin' and a wishin' that one of the participants would step in and assist with the aforementioned odd myriad of tasks, but so far, no one is toeing that line. So a week from now, when I have three days left to get everyone costumed, hooped and decorated, pop in and send a word or two of encouragement, okay? Thanks!

I did make a vegetable soundtrack last night (as we are hooping in support of the local organic farm coalition) and I have to say that I was almost taken aback at the number of vegetable themed songs available on iTunes. It made an eclectic yet catchy mix. Everything from bluegrass to reggae, Beach Boys to G Love. Odd. Yet catchy.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Feeling Acerbic...

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007


OMG, this yarn is so gross, yet so awesome all at the same time!

Yes, you are seeing that right, its eyeballs. Click on the pic to go visit her site... There is a neat tomato yarn too!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Small Victories

So you know that drawer, or cabinet, or sac that everyone has where they stash the almost unavoidable accumulation of plastic grocery bags? I would like to state for the record that as of right now, I am no longer in possession of any of the above! I feel that I have slayed the modern cabinet dragon of petroleum product consumption! Yay Me, er, us, er Tank Family. I have always tried to be a schlepper of cloth grocery bags, but now that we are getting the weekly (organic! local!) veggie box (which is housed in a little rubbermaid tub that we return for the next week) there is even less opportunity for forgetting and getting stuck, er... um... holding the bag, as it were. And I get to try exciting cooking experiments, such as "what the heck is this okra crap and what on earth am I going to do with it?" And you know, more than half the time, the answer is fry it in butter. Hard to go wrong with that!

Little Tank has been a bit fussbudgetty for a few days, culminating in a refusal to nap at day care yesterday, and we figured out why last night. His fifth tooth has just come in, and it looks like number six is hot on its heels. Yay Tankster!

And finally... I have now officially found two other local women who are willing to go do this with me. Yay us!

Not currently a victory, but a project in the works: I have decided to try and rally enough local women to do a hoop group in the Labor Day Parade. So far I have lots of nibbles on the line, but I am still a bit shy of the quota for fish in the basket. Wish me luck, or better yet, come on out and join me!