Friday, January 23, 2009

car fiasco

our car's in the shop. again. a few weeks ago we had this car in the shop for new spark plugs. then we put the other car in the shop for something-or-other. now today the first car (the good car) is in the shop again. and this time it may be dead. on days like today i hate being an adult.

of course, as an adult i could make the decision tonight to have 2 glasses of wine and a root beer float. so it almost makes everything better.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

catching up with a few things

there's been a lot going on and nothing going on. and the longer i wait to write, the harder it is to think of what to write. but here are a few things that have been happening lately.

a few weeks ago mokey got into the catnip....

mokey drunk on catnip


mokey drunk on catnip
she was so in trouble. and so drunk.

we almost got this little cutie.

but it turns out he's a really sick baby and we just couldn't take on that responsibility. but he's in a good home and will be well cared for.

i went to visit family in south georgia on monday. and i brought some friends. below are some picture highlights. you can find the rest here.

grandad and the boys feeding fish

grandmom, joanna and g.g at the pond

joanna and the boys walking back from the pond

it snowed in columbia on tuesday! and we got a new president! what?! the snow was documented here by steliz. the new president was documented everywhere else.

i was in charleston this week for a training and got so much information my head is going to explode. but our efforts were rewarded today because we got thai food here and dessert here. i even brought dessert home to my husband. aren't i a nice wife?*

*though, it was my bosses suggestion to bring back treats for the spouses, so i can't take all the credit for all of it.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

george bane's autobiography, part one

hey, you should check our my husband's maternal grandfather's autobiography, party one at erica's blog. she's just started transcribing it and it's totally interesting.

Monday, January 12, 2009

party success

thanks to all the folks who came out to our party this weekend. we really had a great time! of course, in all the craziness, we neglected to take pictures. but here are a few choice shots from those who did remember to take shots.

usc friends at our party, 1/09
baldman with his "msw posse"

waldie & baldman at our party, 1/09
the hosts

beca enjoying the heck out of a marshmellow, our party 1/09
beca enjoys a marshmellow

adam and sarah, the fire-tamers, at our party 1/09
the fire-tamers

Sunday, January 04, 2009

waldie crafts

a few months back i found out that my good friend and (during- and post-) college roommate is pregnant with her first child. i wanted to make something for her and her baby as a christmas gift and i found these instructions online for making a mei tai baby carrier. it was fairly easy to make (even if you're a dummy on the sewing machine, like i am) and i think it came out really well, if i do say so myself. i gave my friend the carrier when we saw her at the wedding in dc so now i can advertise what it looked like.

mei tai baby carrier i made

it has a changeable pattern in the middle, which i thought would be important so my friend can match her child while they're out shopping (that's a joke, really). i think i gave her like 4 different patters to switch in and out.

here's a really beautiful model and her doll baby/pillow trying out the carrier.

me and my doll/pillow modelingfront

the backback

Saturday, January 03, 2009

party reminder

since i posted this invite so long ago, i want to just send a reminder.

be there.