Sunday, April 30, 2006

a new addition to the family

new fish

i don't know the offical name of this type of goldfish, but i remember seeing calico in there somewhere. i think my other goldfish was bored living in the tank solo, and it was kind of depressing to look at one lonely goldfish. they seem to be getting along just fine together.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006


click on the image, and go to the website postsecret.

i found this website some time ago, and it just fascinates me. i check back every week to see what new confessions are posted. i also like looking into people's windows, especially at night. i like to see what colors they paint their walls and what kind of stuff they have. maybe i should construct my own postcard and mail it in? hmmm .....

Saturday, April 22, 2006

the animal fair

i went to the animal fair, the birds and the beasts were there ....


this past tuesday, i went to the riverbanks zoo in columbia, sc. i was with my mom, niece, and nephews. we never made it to the side that has the gardens, but i hope i get over there next time. i wasn't feeling well, and the slow ambling wore me out. but, i did muster up enough energy to knit my sock.

can anyone explain this?


these butterflies feasted on some fresh doggie poo. before i walked over to take the picture, the poo was completely hidden by the butterfly mass. as i squatted to take the picture, one of the dogs ran up behind me and scared all of the butterflies away. this picture was taken just as the dog ran up behind me.

when i got back into town on thursday, i found my little fantail dead in the bottom of the tank .

Monday, April 17, 2006

making & growing

seeds & pearls blue sparkle

i made some earrings yesterday, with some supplies from ornamentea and michael's. i had a 30% off your entire purchase coupon for michael's on saturday. see the earrings on the left? see the gray fuzzy thing? it's a seed from some plant from hawaii. the bead above is a freshwater pearl. i couldn't find a really good place to take these pictures, so i just dangled them from the little basil pot.

chia basil

the basil is just one of four of the little chia herb plants i planted just days ago! like a goober, i actually packed up all my herbs and brought them home with me. i didn't want to bother my neighbor with a request to water, and they are small enough that they only used two smallish boxes.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

urban gardener

ch chhh chhhh chhhhia! this kit was a christmas gift, and i finally took the 5 minutes required to plant the seeds. these will stay indoors, even once they start leafing out. i'm also going to have to do something about my outside herbs. i don't think they're getting enough direct sun, and when it's hot, they're getting baked! nothing has suffered too much, but i think they would be happier in an eastward window under cooler conditions.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

earrings earrings

i took a class on saturday ... beading boot camp 101. it was an all day affair of a series of three separate classes. i attended this camp because i do like working with beads, and making jewelry w/o the need of a torch, but really didn't have a foundation of the techniques and methods. the class experience was a good value, as i saved money taking the classes together vs. separately, all the materials were included, and they threw in a t-shirt and a nifty book.

four strand bracelet


i did not have much of a choice for the colors of beads i worked with, as they were already kitted up in ziplock baggies ... and i was seated at the far end of the table, far from reach of the selection, and the greedy classmates. so, yes mom! take your pick (except for the earrings in the top right ... i actually do like those).

chicken egg slicer

that cute chicken is a new addition to the kitchen. it's an egg slicer, if you can believe it! i had a 20% off coupon for bed bath & beyond. it seems silly to apply a coupon to a $3 item, but i didn't need anything else. i also got a shower curtain ... reg. price $39.99, marked down to $9.99 and then an additional 10% off because it was the display. gotta love bed bath & beyond!

n.c. quarter

and yesterday, i finally punched all the statehood quarters i have into my big map. has anyone seen nebraska? has it been released yet?!

Saturday, April 08, 2006


a friend sent an email to me today, saying that this quote was on the bottom of their email, and it made this person think of me ...

“I suddenly realized that unless something changed soon, I was going to live a life where my major relationship was with a bottle of wine and I'd finally die fat and alone and be found three weeks later, half-eaten by wild dogs. -Bridget Jones's Diary-”

my reply was, "gee, thanks!"

since we're on the topic of alcohol, please read this too!

i actually enjoyed the first bridget jones movie, but walked out on the second. the email pissed me off. maybe that was the sender's intention? maybe the sender thought it was funny and cute? maybe the sender is put off because i might choose a sultry meritage over him?