Monday, September 13, 2010

lemon aides

  we held an spontaneous yard sale this past weekend.
this event was spurred on by the weeks' attempt to re-negotiate our overall storage space, only to discover there was no space left...time to claim some on the curb. 

 this rather exhausting task was sweetened, however, 
by the tangy addition of esther and the gang serving up some fine refreshment!
 lemons fresh-squeezed, glasses wobbled full, 
and pips finger picked out of each glass by enthusiastic proprietors,
who clamored for customers like carnival hawkers.

Thursday, September 09, 2010


and yet, to look at him sleeping, 
one would never imagine the escapades he is dreaming up for the coming day...

puddle ducks (+ bugs+froggies)

the perfect day to sport the new autumn attire!

more of an alley than a runway, but they do look great. 
(and did track down a small puddle at least!)
thanks, ron and marg, for the lively 'creature' comforts!
it was the girl's first day of senior kindergarten also, and she took to it with great enthusiasm!
lined up with her friends, and didn't look back.
well, she is five!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

9 1/2 hours

broken toed.  
last night, on my way to the fridge,  i zigged, and my toe zagged...
directly into the edge of a cupboard.
i do wish i had taken the "before" picture...
(the one where my baby toe looked like it was peeking over it's own shoulder)
 but this is the end result of almost 10 hours at the ER.  thank you, dr. choi!  
it took him and his med student a few sturdy yanks to reduce the fracture, 
but heck, that's what local anesthetic is for!
and everything is kind of funny at 3 o'clock in the morning.
4 to 6 weeks of "buddy taping" and i should be good as new.
i promise myself a decent pedicure as a reward!