woah, brand new babies just blow my mind with their brand newness like she's only 7 hours old right now. she doesn't even know about morning time. or what her home looks like. or that there's a cute row of dresses in the closet there waiting for her to wear them.
welcome little sweetie! when you're old enough we'll keep you home from school one day and jer will make you those giant pancakes like the ones from uncle buck.
that bread song was my favourite when i was 5. the song that says if a picture paints a thousand words then why can't i paint you? yeah i loved that one.
my mom sang it to me and i used to imagine scenes for all the dramatic lyrics like the part in the end when they talk about the stars going out in the sky one by one i'd imagine the world ending and floating out in space really peacefully holding hands.
i made this picture using 1000 words and then erasered out space to look like my aforementioned imaginings.
just in time for the christmas shopping season, it goes on sale to the public next week.
our very small tree!
we got it from the grocery store. it was hanging out in the christmas plant section with the amaryllises and those blooming cacti and when i saw it i thought YOU belong with us.
here's some fun facts about our new bud:
1. it's a goldcrest which is a conifer, a family of evergreen trees who've been around for more than three hundred million years. that is so old i don't even think birthday cards go up that high.
2. in summer it's lemon scented.
3. one website said that goldcrests are 'very good for streets, avenues and parks', how versatile! comforting to know it will be equally at home among our city friends and country friends.
4. it grows to the room it's given so as long as you care for it and water it regularly and feed it with plant food once a month (or diluted with the water daily) - it can become as big as 5 metres tall!
we're going to grow it as big as we can indoors and then plant it in the woods in ten years time when it's too big for us to look after and we'll exchange a tearful but happy goodbye because this was the day we'd all dreamed of from the start.
vinegar should be added to the water as it begins to boil, as this will help the egg white to coagulate more quickly and form a neat and compact shape. without the vinegar, disaster may occur.
oh noo-ooo!! disaster!! i always knew eggs had a dangerous side.
mmmm, dangerous and delicious.
and we're still talking about the wedding.
we started to read articles on factory farmed meat and got scared into being vegetarians. we still do eat meat occasionally and when we do, we get it from the market or the healthy butcher - places that can tell you about the farm the meat came from. places that know the farmers name.
there are so many tasty vegetarian dishes we really feel opened up to a new world, rather than shut off from an old one.
i brought them home for the weekend so they could retire peacefully.every year (starting last or the one before) we've been on the hunt for the perfect hot alcoholic beverage. last year we found the hot toddy and stopped there to enjoy those for a spell and now we're on the hunt again. royal cider grog sounds funny and tastes delicious. i added cloves into the pot the second time we made them - even better!
also meaning jeremy and i took a really long walk
i hate being on transit when there’s any sort of delay because of the overwhelming feeling of helplessness. i hate waiting for the car to go. i hate sitting so close to someone that you’re each thrust unwillingly into each others space/sounds/worlds.
and i love how walking is the opposite of those things.
you can stroll, you can stop, you can get a peppermint mocha frappucino. you can hold hands, you can swing your arms, you can pass right on through the crowds. you can kick the leaves, you can yell out loud, you can kiss jeremy on the street corner. the light can change three times.
it took us nearly two hours to get home but we’d spent every minute of that doing just what we wanted to do. sometimes those things that hold us up can be the perfect reason to slow right down.
and sometimes there’s a drink in it for you with whip cream on top.
i wanted a chocolate cake recipe and as jer's sweet tooth is more of a salt fang i asked mel and mel delivered!
i'm so stoked for our lifetime of weird hobbies. xox
and then we went home and brewed up these crab apples and played with our ouija board.
oh just joshing you! the ouija's in the shop we played scrabble.