Saturday, September 30, 2006

Eggs-actly what I've always wanted!

Joe arrived home from Minnesota very late last night... and he brought presents!

This little guy's name is "Cico" and he's an egg cup. He's made from thermoplastic resin and if you hold him up to the light, he appears to glow. His baseball cap doubles as a salt shaker.

I know what's on my menu for breakfast tomorrow: soft-boiled eggs with Cico!

Hello, Mr. Fox

Indi said hello to a new toy yesterday... and moments later had a hole ripped through his gut. Yummy, Mr. Fox.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

AOL-Man is dead

Sad news to report today. AOL-Man, Indi's favorite "stink yucky" toy, passed away today. I stumbled upon the massacre while walking downstairs to get some water.

Rest in pieces, AOL-Man.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Toothpaste, deodorant and lotion, oh my!

With 10 days remaining until Joe and I board the airplane for our big trip, TSA finally lightened up on their toiletry restrictions.

Those who have heard my woes over the last 2 months, know that the idea of spending 14 hours on a plane with neither toothpaste nor deodorant has caused much stress for me.

I will stress no longer!

I have my ziploc baggie. I have my 3 oz travel-size toiletries. I am ready to travel (and not stink)!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

New addition to our family

Today Joe and I adopted a queen-size bed from our neighbors Joe and Rachel. It fits perfectly in the guest room (the futon has now been moved to the side of the bonus room, where, if needed for large groups, it can be pulled out to act as a bed again).

New comfy digs in the guest room! Yay! Thanks to Joe and Rachel!

Saturday, September 23, 2006

$4, baby!

In preparation for our upcoming trip to South Africa (and the accompanying 14 hour flight), Joe and I took a trip to a local used book store to stock on up reading materials.

After wandering the aisles, I was pleased to find a large selection of books to take with me. The last find was the best: the recently released hardback novel called The Ruins by Scott Smith ... for only $4!

It was on the bestseller lists earlier this summer, and while I've heard it's not the best book ever written, it's a horror about a man-eating plant in Mexico. Sounds like the perfect plane book for me! (I love zombie movies, so figured this book falls into a similar genre, plus I'm not vacationing to Mexico!)

Other books include:
Watership Down
The Confessions of Max Tivoli
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Big Love and
The Blind Assassin.

Total cost for these books (plus the 5 or so books Joe picked up): $35
Having something good to read on a 14 hour flight when the on-board movie is one you've seen: Priceless

Friday, September 22, 2006

Poncho for pooch-o?

So earlier in the summer, while Joe was in Minnesota, I knitted myself a poncho. Figured I'd get a jump on winter this year. This poncho was a creamy color and had a fringe. I decided I wanted a darker poncho, so I started a charcoal grey poncho. Today I finished the second poncho - I have not yet decided on a fringe.

Seems while I was stitching up the second poncho, Indi decided the first poncho would make a nice bed for her. She carefully stepped on it, settled down, and promptly fell asleep.

Personally I think the poncho would look great on her, if not for the fringe that would certainly trip her up. I guess she'll just have to accept being fashionably challenged this winter.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Indi shreds basketball, kills tire

Indi's ongoing destruction of a basketball continued yesterday while playing in the yard. And then she discovered something new: an old bike tire that Joe brought out to the backyard. Perfect for tug-of-war!

After playing tug for a while, Indi decided to kill the tire instead.

Monday, September 18, 2006

Indi loves her toys

Here are a few pictures of Indi enjoying her many toys. The last shows what happens when you love your toys too much.

This one started life as a little stuffed dog. Before too long, it underwent drastic stuffing-removal surgery and before too long, found its permanent place in the trash can.

Also, note the hole in the turtles upper body. He's patiently awaiting dental floss surgery. We think his prognosis is good.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Lofty goals: Attained!

We built a loft... and painted our garage!

Now, I know most of you are saying, "You painted the garage?!?" I know it's not something that typically ever gets painted, but I was tiring of the polka dot spackling and drywall, so Joe and I made a deal: He could build his loft if we painted the garage. That means walls AND ceiling! Take look for yourselves to see the finished product!

Note: No Joes nor Dales were injured during the making of the loft. And let it be noted that Dale did in fact use the circular saw, but being the photographer for the event, was unable to photograph herself doing such!

Special thanks to Doug and Mike for their help!

Oh yes, and in between the trip to Lowes and the raising of the loft, we managed a quick trip to the Clayton Harvest Festival, where we dined on fine funnel cakes and unwisely rode a very fast carnival ride. We both exited the ride feeling a little blue. Next year, carnival ride first, funnel cake second!

Please build us a place to live

I found a stud!


Teetering on the edge

Halfway there!

High roller

It's done!