Monday, June 21, 2010

Summer Shenanigans

Yowza! Did three weeks pass? They did. Where was I? Oh. I was here mostly, I guess. Eating strawberries with chocolate sauce, and beef burgers and veggie burgers on homemade burger buns, and grilled steaks with chimichurri.

Those are recipe links. I just thought I'd be clear about that.

Oh, what else?

Well, I got my toenails polished, as did Birdy and Michael. Have you ever been to the Pink Polisher nail salon?

I really recommend it. You just ring the doorbell.

And the Pink Polisher himself will let you in.

He's very fancy, but don't be intimidated. He's welcoming, and has a lovely selection of polishes to choose from.

I chose a color called, simply, "Pink." But Birdy picked "Mystery Pink" and loved it.

She was getting all snazzed up on account of the party she was throwing!

Everyone who is anyone was there.

Charlotte played quietly with a ballon, while Strawberry and Squeak enjoyed an uproarious game of Twister. Eebo just ate and ate.

It was a grand party. And to think: summer's only just begun!

(p.s. Birdy made the tiny Twister game from this book which I have mentioned before and which is, criminally, out of print. Still, Tiny Treats, which is not out of print, is another great one for whiling away an afternoon. And speaking of Amazon links, who here bought Waiting for Birdy for 68 cents? That cracked me up.)

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Ah, you guys. So much advice on brown rice and iced coffee and Origami Yoda! So many loving words about a stranger's book. And Melanie, it was lovely to meet you in Thorne's. It is a beautiful thing, this virtual community. You are such a huge part of my life. Thank you.

"Beth" who logged in early under "Anonymous" is the winner of Jennifer's book! Beth, will you please email me so I can get it into the mail for you?

Meanwhile, there are recipes for polenta and Green Goddess Potato Salad over at 

Favorite Board Games post and homemade hamburger buns: on their way.

And I wanted to show you: I bought this box of glass cigar cases at the flea market for $2.

And it's the nicest vase we've ever had. Keep your eyes peeled. xoxo