Archive for April, 2009

Wednesday Recap

30Apr09

Quick recap for yesterday. Fully intended to do it last night but was worn out. Morning spent at Benton’s in Niblet’s room. Brush beds, wipe surfaces, clean litter boxes, sweep, mop, wipe windows, and then dishes while Sasha supervised. I had no idea how many dishes a house like Benton’s can generate, since most of […]


I was trying to get a different perspective of the sign than last year’s. I ended up getting a lovely picture that highlights the Unimproved Road sign. 😉 Most of the pictures are / will be over on the Flickr stream.Today I had the fastest lunch EVER. Stopped at Cracker Barrel, thinking I had plenty […]


Okay. Not really. But I wish you guys could smell the hyacinth in the first picture. The ball behind it is water – a fountain in the Bellagio conservatory. Speaking of Bellagio, it’s looking a lot better. They’ve pulled all the broken flowers from the lobby. Dale Chihuly is visiting Saturday, so maybe they wanted […]


Quiet Weekend

27Apr09

Had a lovely pre-vacation weekend. The weather decided it was summer, which I could have used some warning about. (I’m sure the dogwood was thinking the same thing.) But it was beautiful out. Ate dinner with the folks and saw Bette’s interpretation of The Three Musketeers, which totally rocked. And dropped in at Commander Salamander […]


Cthocolate Cake

20Apr09

I was originally thinking octopus, but I ended up making a little Cthulhu cake for Chris’s birthday. This specific Old One is vaguely based on Toy Vault’s plushie (which is one of his products) and wielding a spork (also one of Chris’s products). Chris only specified that he wanted “something chocolate” as his cake, and […]


Donna took me to see Ringling Bros. (the Blue Unit) Friday night at George Mason. We looked relatively normal because we had four kids under 7 with us. They had a really cool Chinese poles act where they had them anchored at the top on a hinge instead of the bottom. It was really compelling, […]


It’s a good idea to proofread your flyers before you put hundreds of them on people’s doors. Because if Edith’s been in business cleaning for 15 years, I don’t want to be her first satisfied customer. Edith is also one of those people who thinks spaces belong in e-mail addresses. I just wish the flyer […]