Archive for the ‘Samadhi’ Category

Sam is 14!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

And Minecraft crazy, so I made him a Minecraft cake!

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I ’specially like how well the chocolate chip hooves turned out on the sheep.

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And it got a “Best birthday cake ever!” from the kids, so I’m happy. :)

Cult of Bread Almighty.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Slices of bread lying under the kitchen table: “…”

Sam, picking them up mournfully: “They don’t look too dirty, can’t we still eat them?”

Me: “They’ve been on the floor since you made your lunch LAST NIGHT. That’s just a *bit* too far past the two-second rule.”

Sam: “We could wash them.”

Me: “If you wash dirty bread, you don’t get clean bread, you get soggy dirt on soggy bread.”

Sam: “Can we put them on the altar?”

Me: “You offer the best of what you have on the altar, not bread that’s been on the floor all night.”

Sam: “They could have their own altar.”

Slices of bread: “Bow down, insignificant humans!”

Garden Elves!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

My awesome friends Julia and Stu, the Garden Elves, put in a fab new garden box for me down on the curbside strip.


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So excited! So healing to get my hands back in the rich, dark earth and plant pretty baby plants again! Sam got this excellent picture of me watering with sunlight. :)


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Right after he went ninjawacky with the mallet. Mwahahaha!


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Watch out neighborhood!

Many grateful hugs to the garden elves for breaking sod for me and creating such a lovely garden for us.

More pics here.

Fall fire!

Monday, October 12th, 2009

I love it when the autumn temperatures drop and the trees blaze!


More pics of flametrees(and bagelly silliness) on flickr.

Happy fall!!!

Steam cleaning-woohooooo!

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I must admit, I do love my new White Wave steam cleaner, it’s been one of the benefits(and a mighty weapon) in my battle against the bugs.

Sam loves it too(nothing like a tool that looks like a ray gun and shoots tons of steam to get my boy to help clean). :)


More steamy(literally) pics here.

Btw, we are out of the House of Doom! YAY!!

Still have a tent full of bagged stuff to freeze, but it sure feels good to be outta there!

Yay shiny clean car!


Monday, June 29th, 2009


Yes, we’re moving. This week. Yay! :)


Monday, June 1st, 2009

My son’s school had a rockin’ fundraiser festival today-Whistlepig!

I painted cuffs on the fairgoers:


So much fun! And they kept me busy too, lining up for cuffs-I barely had time to sneak off and dancedancedance to the awesome tunes of 17th Chapter!


Pole-vaulting mayhem!

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Sam and I go for a scramble in the mucky gulches down at Matthew’s Beach Park and then find the perfect pole-vaulting stick!


Obviously, mayhem ensues. :)

Flickr’d pics here.

WOOHOOO! New camera!!

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009


Sam and I go wiggy over our new cameraaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-new to us anyway. Bought it used, a Canon PowerShot A650 IS.. Great fun so far, though I’m definitely going to need to buy a new memory card-this one only takes 5 pictures at a time! Sheesh.

*happy new camera dance!*

Sam is eleven!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

We had an awesome dinner party at Cafe Vios to celebrate his eleveniness!


Sam attempts to eat the cake in one fell gulp. :)

More pics here. And, here’s Rita’s flickr set, including my favorite shot:


Aw. :)