Wednesday, September 26, 2007


made a sling for the new baby out of scraps of flannel. it was a really easy project (and would have been easier had i used one length of fabric instead of piecing together flannel). I got the directions from here. which is the same sling that miranda made. I did end up taking it in a couple of inches.

I was glad i made it, because i have a hard time putting down the cute baby and getting things done. so now i can do both.

frozen tomatoes

finally bringing our potted tomatoes inside. however, i keep on forgetting to cover (and uncover) our planted tomatoes. i told doug i can remember dwight eisenhower's campaign slogan but i can't remember to do a simple thing like covering and uncovering tomatoes. sad.

some of the tomatoes that i had planted late from seed, i put in my flower garden because i had nothing else to do with it. (having seven big potted plants was enough i determined) they never grew very high or big, but one of them actually has a tomato on it.

I haven't been covering it, so it might not make the frost. but i thought it was a cute little tomato.


i think for dahlias to survive the winter, you have to dig up the bulb. I wasn't going to...let it die or live if it could, but it is so beautiful, i think i will put in the energy to keep it alive

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Doug's Birthday Card

Doug's sister gave him this card for his birthday. I thought it was hilarious.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

tag, you're it

You have to post these rules before you post the facts:
1. Players, you must list some fact that is somehow relevant to your life for each letter of your middle name. If you don't have a middle name, use the middle name you would have liked to have had.
When you are tagged you need you write your own blog post containing your own middle name facts.
At the end of your blog post, you need to choose one person for each letter of your middle name to tag. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them they're tagged.

My middle name is Joy. I have always liked it because I thought it was pretty, especially when said with my first name. Rebecca Joy. Rebecca was the family name (after a great-great grandmother, I believe?), Joy was because I was born in December. I always liked having a birthday in December, everyone usually remembered my birthday-- i think because my mom tried extra hard, so it wouldn't be forgotten in the rush before Christmas. I liked to think of it as a prelude to the fun. though there was one birthday when it wasn't a good thing. it was my first year at college, away from home, and I had a final. I called home and everyone was there, playing games and eating chips and salsa. i was very homesick.

anyway i digress.

j is for jumping. which is what the baby is trying to do right now, i believe. had enough of this cramped space. maybe if i swallowed a ball to entertain him... I love being a mother. it has been the best thing in my life, which sounds like a cliche, but it is true. I love the fact that we will be welcoming a brand new baby into this world soon. I love the fact that I am pregnant-- even though i complain about being pregnant a lot. I love that i have a very round belly at the moment. I even think that it looks good. dopey.

o is for oblivious.
I feel a bit oblivious to the world around me at the moment. I will speak more on this later.

y is for yak. one of mallory's favorite animals at the moment. i am trying to get her to learn the letter y by getting her to associate it with yak. no luck so far. I love watching her learn and grow. I am amazed how quickly she learns and all the things she is able to do. I keep trying to freeze time, but no luck so far.

well...thats it for me. I will tag Miranda, since one, I don't think i know your middle name, and two I don't know anyone else who blogs. which is why i feel oblivious to the world around me. since i left college, and then left the work force, I felt a little out of touch with the world. I don't know how to text message, hadn't heard of myspace until a couple of years after it became popular, haven't listened to a new, popular band in ages... sigh...i am growing old. have i told you about the gray hair I found?

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

how does your garden grow?

hmmm....tomatoes. I think doug has hit the point where he is tired of eating fresh tomatoes after bringing another eight ripe ones in. i say bring it on. though someday i will be tired of fresh tomatoes, fresh salsa, etc. though i doubt it will be very soon.

tomatoes from the seeds i planted late (we might get tomatoes all winter!)

banana pepper from seeds planted late

our tomatoes got so big and bushy that they fell over. i guess i need to do a better job of trimming. but they are gangbusters at producing tomatoes, especially for this family of three.

killer high chair

got mallory a new high chair at a garage sale a while ago, which brings our total number of high chairs to four. don't ask, long story. anyway, it is a nice wooden one with a nice wide base so it won't tip the baby over. good safety precaution, i think. the problem is, you think it isn't wide as it is, and you trip over it and stub your toe several times a day. For awhile, i thought it was just me, but doug and even mallory have done it as well. and visitors, too. so here is a warning if you ever come to visit me. watch out for the high chair. it is deadly.

here's the latest it has done to my toe:

with attached skin flap

without attached skin flap

you might ask yourself, why not get rid of the high chair? I have three others. valid question. i like how you can scoot it right up to the table, and mallory feels like part of the family as we eat. and it is a nice wooden one. fashion vs. pain, i guess. we will see how long it lasts.

picture of said high chair:

I need to stain it a darker brown, but that's another story