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Monday, March 12, 2007

weekend in review

thanks sam

so no "smockets" were made. the temps soared into the 90s. (this scares me. it really does.) and my time "making" ended up being limited to an "artist's apron" for a birthday girl. and plans for our yard to go"native". goodbye sprinkler system and traditional lawn (which is dead anyway), hello ceanothus and yarrow. much time was spent chasing after these two - who we were puppy sitting for our neighbours. oh. my. they. are. cute. and yes, now all talk has turned to how we "neeeeedddd" a puppy of our own. (and that was just me!)

in the midst of all this, fried chicken from Dinah's was eaten. (yes, a guilty pleasure.) and a much coveted turtle arrived. (the image above.) both courtesy of sam. (thank you thank you!)

and so it is monday. children were dragged out of bed to make it to school on time. i absolutely detest having to wake my kids. it is a rare occasion as they are usually up with the sun, but this time change thing... there is nothing worse to me than trying to rouse those beautiful warm and cozy dreamy bodies. i just want to watch them doze on. but alas, the school bell rings at 7:55 for us...

and lastly, i am thrilled to be part of Sew Green, a collaborative effort concerning our environment/consumerism/consumption/sustainability... instigated by "a rave and a rant". thank you shash for the inspiration and getting me thinking. (and thank you lisa, for bringing me in.) go check it out!

happy monday!

21 comments:

cally said...

My gosh I haven't been here for ages. But I have broadband access again so much more reading can take place without waiting all day to download.

Having said that, your pics aren't coming up, maybe I need to sing to the cable thingy. I want to see your sunshiney images that I always loved.

melissa f. said...

yay for sew green! very happy about that.

and yarrow (the town of my birth!). it grows wild in the ditches. in gravel though... so you it sounds like a good choice :)

erin said...

sew green looks great - congrats!

and that turtle is super cute.

amy h said...

I'd definitely do that type of landscaping in California. We somehow manage to have a lawn here without watering (well, maybe once a year in late summer), but there, I imagine it is a water guzzler.

Sew Green looks interesting!

lms said...

dinah's? good gosh, you were right by my house!

Sam said...

Really looking forward to your posts

this single spark said...

Sounds like a busy weekend. Ahhhh, yarrow. Will post a picture of my garden for you! Taken last week after a huge snow storm.

shannon said...

Awesome packaging on the fried chicken, if our fried/kfc-esque chicken came like that maybe Id eat it!!

lisa s said...

oh i love that turtle... and the fact that dinah's hasn't changed their packaging in eons. it's so cool!

yay for sew green! glad you are a part!
xo

petite gourmand said...

I would buy the chicken just for the funky bucket...
mmm..fried chicken..I can't remember the last time I ate some.
now I want some.
mm..chicken.

Carol said...

Good Lord, 90s...really?!

Love that you are going "wild" in So. Cal, can't wait to see its transformation! I have been really attracted to all the natural landscape I see sprouting here in Illinois. Beautiful prairie grasses, meadowflowers, thistles...everything!

Gwendolen said...

LOVE the sew green idea...

Carson said...

Hi Tracy
I just saw your picture on sewgreen and I know this might seem a bit weird, but I think I have a doppelganger! I thought I was looking at a photo of myself!
Maybe it's just the light or that particular photo.
Anyway..weird huh?

hannah said...

i had a random fried chicken craving this weekend, must have been channeling your dinner over here. sew green looks fantastic, really looking forward to spending time there. we had to wake the littles monday morning too! so sad.

Heather said...

I love those little smockett's you make, I tried to make on and it turned out really cute. I'm going to make another one for my son. You have a cute blog, I like your little turtle friend.

nicole said...

Hi, I'm Nicky.
I am so, so happy about Sew Green! Such a wonderful thing and you have such a wonderful site.

cindy said...

tracy, you new banner is breath-taking.
i'm excited about your landscaping ideas, i can't wait to hear about it.

BunkleLife said...

Good on ya girlfriend! Exciting stuff. Love the garden idea - grass is highly overrated :)
xoj

myredwagon said...

great looking bucket....fried chicken - what a blast from the past

I haven't been here in so long. I have missed your site. But it was a treat to have so much to catch up on.

Zoe said...

that little turtle/tortoise is so cute! which just reminded me that i said i'd send you that hippo pattern ages ago...aaahhhh!

Sew green is such a good thing your doing too, good on you!

The Bruin Boy Bunch said...

I did check out sew green and you go girl!!!!! It is so nice to see someone other than me with an overfloweing plate... however it does make the down time (what ever little of it there is) much sweeter.....