dec 30

lars has been a little under the weather this week - doc says its OK and thankfully, no need to go into the office. just a little cranky, needy, poopy, etc. today he is napping on his own (phew) which provides me a few minutes to myself. i refuse to clean up and am sitting here at the computer. ahhhhhh.

doug's got his usual new years eve dinner plans in the works and then some friends are coming over on new years day. i just realized that my oven is off, i need to fix the calibration or something. its probably like 50 degrees off from what i can gather (we need to get an oven thermometer and test). ek.

Dec 15

New tv watching position


dec 14

so martha stewart lied when she told me i could string marshmallows and make a candy garland. i just tried it. im left with sticky needle and sticky thread. maybe the mallows should be stale? well, too late! im scrapping that project pronto.

i took some photos yesterday of lars. i tried very hard to get cute shots like i had last year. oh, but wait! last yr lars was 6 months old and sat like a bump on a log and smiled for me on command. this year, he does not sit still. ever. oh wait! i know! he will sit still for 2 cartoons. ha! perfect plan. i turned on a show and much to my shegrin, he still wanted to bat the camera and run around. soooooo.....another project scrapped.

here are some shots from last night's disaster shoot

dec 13

thankfully lars is taking a power nap this afternoon! so much to do. still have wool balls to string to get up on tree. whoopsie, i just remembered i didnt take photos of the process. i will post the link that i used, but it was easier than i thought and with a husband who is willing to be your little elf, it goes pretty fast!

12 days until christmas and ive just ordered everything online. done. most of the gifts i have sent to my parents house, since we will be there on xmas morning. and then a ton of books. i also ordered gifts for our nephews and that's about it. just a few more items and we are finished. i really dont understand shopping in stores. i think i will probably never do it again. again. i also get free shipping most of the time, so its really quiet lovely.

this week - candy garland, finish tree, wrap whatever gifts arrive, and holiday brunch saturday. that's enough.


DOROTHY FAHY Dorothy K. Fahy, 98, died Sunday, November 21, 2010, at Normandy Farms in Blue Bell, where she had lived for the past nine years. Born January 28, 1912 in Weiser, ID, she was the daughter of William and Ruth (Hansen) Kitsch. The granddaughter of Idaho pioneers, she spent her first six years in Twin Falls, then moved with her parents to her father's hometown of Philadelphia. She was a graduate of Temple University, where she was president of the French Club. In 1934, she married fellow French Club member William J. Fahy, a high school English teacher. Once her three children were grown, she joined her husband at Philadelphia's Roxborough High School, where she taught special education and French. In retirement, she and her husband spent winters in Englewood, FL. She was predeceased by her husband of 62 years and her younger brother, William Kitsch, Jr. Surviving are her children, Christopher Fahy and his wife, Davene, of Thomaston, ME; Michael Fahy and his wife, Judie, of Limerick; Lani Dean and her husband, Robert, of North Wales; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. In accordance with her wishes, there will be no memorial service. Arrangements are with Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.

dec 6

hey! we got our tree last night. it smells really good. i dont remember last yrs (or any other for that matter) tree smelling so yumm. im feverishly making felt ornaments. and we should be ready to decorate by dec 23rd. heeh heeh heee.

busy week ahead - consulting, cleaning, decorating, visting. i have a martha stewart mag sitting on the coffee table waiting for me! damn.

today is lars' 18month check up this afternoon. uuuuh, how i hate the shot part. and him sitting in just a diaper on my lap like WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON? hate hate. there has to be a better way. wouldnt it be cool if doctors made house calls again? even for well-visits? id love it.



This battery exploded. It was brand new. Gross.


The beetle!

Typical ball chasing yesterday.


December one

Hello december. Lars is enjoying waffles and I'm yet again challenging my thumbs to a textting workout. Its raining like mad out there and I'm so happy lars and I don't have to venture into the wetlands. Somehow, we've misplaced/lost/broken all 8 umbrellas and just realized it this morning! Doug snagged the car umbrella en route to work. Good excuse for me to hibernate. While most of today will be spent in pajamas, I have a skype call which requires a little tidying up on my appearance. Boo (re the appaerance part, not the actual skype).

So much to write about....but later. A friend opened my eyes to cleaning with tea tree oil (duah!) And I made my first batch (of a zillion, better call some elves) of christmas tree ornaments. More later for sure.