We are getting the house. It’s so exciting, I can’t blog a word. It has .7 acres! Okay, I really can’t say more. We still have the inspections to do! Gotta go.
I promised to put up the video of Amie drawing this picture. I just managed to upload it onto youtube. Have a look-see! http://youtube.com/watch?v=QmXHvN3B4_U It’s a bit long (5 minutes) but the demonstration is followed by a not-to-be-missed review of most of Amie’s “people” drawings. Enjoy!
Amie loves this quality drawing paper. It is stiff so it won’t buckle under the pressure of her pen, and it’s smooth, sucking up the Tombow’s ink just right. Expensive materials for a two-and-a-half-year-old, true, but it’s worth it. The only thing that bothers me is that the paper is a bit larger than letter-size. […]
Some more pages from my 2004 zine The Puffin! Pages 9 and 10 make me laugh. I like the second last drawing (page 11) best of all. I still remember that meal in detail: how the food tasted, what we talked about, the atmosphere in the kitchen, even at the end of what kind of […]
A lifetime time ago, when we were still kidless, we used to get together with friends and spend the evening eating a home-cooked meal, drinking homemade wine, chatting and, eventually, playing Carcassonne. I know, you thought I was going to write “passing out” or some such, but nope, we just played this nerdy board game. […]
What with all the house and land hunting, premature planning of gardens and scrambling to find a new preschool – after all the hassle we went through finding one here in Brookline! – I may be blogging less, but that doesn’t mean we’re playing less around here! And even though I haven’t posted her drawings […]
We are looking, in earnest. We’re looking for a house, with at least 0.5 acre, in a beautiful town near Boston that used to be out of our league but that has now become possible, what with our somewhat increased income and lower real estate prices. I’m dreaming away, but I’m also keeping the dreams […]
– Amie, what’s the opposite of short? – I don’t know! [she even pfsh-es, with an attitude already!] – If you’re not short, what are you? – Naked. “I don’t know” (with the attitude) is now a favorite, as well as “why?”, “why?”, “why?”. She is also afraid of wolves, now, suddenly. She doesn’t want […]
Anjalika of Middlemonth tagged me. When I read it was an A to Z tag, I felt somewhat anxious: A to Z !! But then I found out it is a rather short questionnaire. Phew. You could so spot the ex-academic in my reaction: I saw myself despairing over pages of hypotheses, arguments and conclusions. […]