Monthly Archives: February 2006

Settling In…Sort Of…

You can’t really tell in the picture of the kitchen-in-progress that I posted below, but I’ve already kinda-sorta started settling in.

Many many years ago Claudia, mother of my heart, gave me this beautiful sculpture she’d created. It’s something I’ve always loved and is one of my most treasured material possessions. When Husband installed the shelves that will hang over the sink next to the window, I couldn’t bear to look at them all empty, so I moved the sculpture from her spot in the entertainment cabinet to the bottom shelf in the kitchen.

I’m looking forward to being able to see her every time I go to the sink.

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Picture Requests

My last post generated two requests for pictures. Here they are:

Claudia, here’s the kitchen as it appears on Tuesday, February 28th, at 8:30 in the morning.

The sink came out on Sunday, and now Husband is working on measuring for the holes that need to be cut in the new sink cabinet to accommodate the plumbing.

I have no idea when the counter guy is coming to measure – I’m hoping it’s SOON because I keep breaking dishes trying to wash them in the bathtub (I have a lovely cut on the instep of my foot from the coffee cup I broke in the shower yesterday). The cabinet that’s in behind the step stool doesn’t belong there – it will go to the right of the dishwasher after it’s installed.

Vanx, this is the picture from the cookbook where I got (and then modified) the recipe for my babycakes. Thanks for asking!

And, because I promised more snow pictures but didn’t deliver, here’s PunkinPie being helpful during the blizzard two weeks ago:

…and here she is again, being not-quite-so-helpful…


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Oh, How I MISS It!!!

I spent the better part of yesterday at WeedWoman’s house in the boonies. Just to give you an idea of the relative isolation, one of the “tourist” spots in her general area is (and I’m not making this up here) a STOVE MUSEUM. I’m thinking we’ll have to go at some point, just to say we did.

Anyway, she met me at a grocery store on my way up and we did a fair bit of shopping, then continuted on to her place where I proceeded to cook for her and her husband. I haven’t been able to really cook – with all the necessary pots and pans, ingredients actually IN the kitchen, refrigerator in the same room as the stove – since before October. It was WONDERFUL.

I put together a particularly good beef stew that made the house smell heavenly. It simmered for most of the afternoon; we ate after Mr. WW and PunkinPie finished watching the Pirates of the Caribbean, then we had some absolutely yummy babycakes (one of my signature creations) for dessert.

I fear this little burst of culinary creativity is going to make Husband’s life less pleasant in the immediate short term, though, as I am even more eager to get my own kitchen put together and functional.


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Sending Susanna Some Love…

Kizz is experiencing some really important and exciting professional stuff right now. While this is really GOOD stuff, it’s also a little unnerving and maybe even scary.

I don’t know how much it helps, but I’m up here sending lots of good energy her way. She’s fun and talented and wants so badly to be able to support herself doing what she loves, and I take every opportunity I have to support her. Since I can’t be there in person this weekend to cheer her on, I’m thinking good thoughts of her and sending as much love her way as I can.

Care to join me?


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I Know You Are, But What Am I?

So I was watching speed skating last night (I kind of dig speed skating),and it seems there’s some sort of childish, petulant blood-feud going on between two of the members of the USA speed skating team.

The world’s opinion of us is low enough as it is. Honestly. Go ahead and act like babies, but please, for the love of God, don’t do it on INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION!!


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Frozen Peas

Dear Wayfarer:

These are for you, Sweetie. Feel better soon!



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This is Going On My Christmas List…

I kid you not, folks: A Bacon of the Month Club!!

Who knew such wonderfulness even existed?!

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