Thursday, January 19, 2006

Hey! I'm moving over here. New posts at the new place.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Patient creature

Image hosted by Willow, hitched to a Tinker-Toy sled, is also looking forward to the arrival of Lil's brother to remove some stress from her life.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

My fragile state

Here's a glimpse into just how shaky my emotional state is: at Target, I found the perfect drawer pull for a cabinet I painted for our soon-to-be-adopted-from-Ethiopia son, Dawit. It's a soccer ball. The mere discovery of this piece of hardware had me in tears. Can we just go get him, already?

Friday, January 13, 2006

Lord Ares the Vampire runs for gov

Unlike the other candidates, I'm not going to hide my evil side.
Full story here. See his 13-point platform here. via the Witches' Voice

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Red Dress Project 2006

February is coming quickly, and so is Wear Red Day. In New York City, designers and celebrities are getting ready to unveil the Red Dress Collection for 2006. Last year, an impressive list of famous women modeled the collection on the runway during Fashion Week. Guess who will be sharing the runway with them this year? Well, on a screen at the end of the runway to open the show? Yes, the resident Red Dress Blogger: Gaiagal herself. I'm headed into the city to interview for a video that will open the show. And I get an invitation to the show! The audience is packed with even more fancy people than the stage. What to wear? So far, no designers have lined up to create a dress for me. Jean-Paul Gaultier, where are you?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

T'ef is safe for celiacs!

Another reason to fall in love with Ethiopia. The traditional bread eaten with every meal (and used as a utensil) is made with teff, a teeny tiny grain. I've been learning to create a couple of Ethiopian dishes, and have found most of them to be gluten-free! Maybe I won't be on such a drastic diet during my trip after all. If you'd like to make the spongy stuff, check this out: Science of Bread: Injera

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Holiday wrap

Now that all the gifts have been opened, I can blog my homemade stuff: bookmarks made with flowers pressed from our garden, and pepperminty bath salts. Also, Miss Lily again carried the entire preschool class during their holiday presentation. She stands so tall and proud, and wow...she can really project her voice. I really could ONLY hear her singing, and I thought that was because I have mom ears. Then I heard from the other parents. I'm sure this level of confidence will serve her well in the future, but may make her less popular with the preschool parents. *snicker*