Tuesday, April 5, 2011

some assembly required.

This has been a crazy week. Cra-zay-zee.  Most of the craziness revolved around a certain two boys, whose names, ahem... I shall not mention, who decided to make their wives and family worry like crazy by going AWOL on a caribou hunt.  I don't even know how to begin to blog about that fiasco, so readers, you are in for a treat.  In the next couple days you can expect a guest "blog Alaska" entry from none other than my dear husband Loren. It is probably better to let him tell his side of the story anyways.  The upside was that I got to hang out with my awesome sister in law, Alena:
Now that is what I call some extreme baby-wearing. 

It was fun to have some girl company (of course baby Dimitri represented for the boys) and get to catch up, visit, and even sew some buckwheat hot/cold packs with soothing herbs to help relieve the stress from aforementioned AWOL husbands.
(also good to soothe the home-coming hunter's frostbitten face.)

After all the company took off today, I decided to work on framing some prints and original artwork that have been hanging around my house  for way too long. I ordered frames and matting from here, and let me tell you, they have very reasonable prices, but expect to assemble the frames yourself.  For me, it is well worth the savings to roll that way.

(artwork by James Adcox, Karen Olanna, and yours truly)
With that project out of the way I tackled a clean and mop of the living-room and then decided to plant round one of my seeds for the summer garden.
Unfortunately, Sadie was all about trying to eat my jiffy starts, so I had to come up with a compromise to keep her busy while I planted my tomato, pepper, chinese cabbage and kale (and even some flowers--we'll see how that goes).  The compromise:
 I gave her my ric-rac collection.  Boy, was that ever a hit! 

Well, that's all for now folks. Time for me to drink my tea and watch the sun go down.   Stay tuned for what I am sure will be an riveting (and funny) story from the LP later this week:)


  1. Oh dear. Loren retelling a hunting story? This is going to be good. I'll get a big glass of wine, and put my feet up on the table. It's bound to be a good story.

  2. can't wait to hear his story! blaine mades a bee-line for all my flats of plants too. i'm suprised he hasn't killed any yet.

  3. 2 points for Alena in the mom-petition, those are some sweet baby carrying skilz!

    Who doesn't love ric-rac?

    Great pictures, and ditto on the hunting story, I'm sure it will be a good one

  4. Hey, I just noticed, that's me and Killy...looks nice, I love that picture.

  5. Boy, you sure have a lot of time on your hands for being a new mommy! How do you swing all your projects AND the lengthy blog entries?? I need to figure out some tricks - I barely make it through my to-do list for the day, what with all the time I spend playing with my kiddos! More power to ya, mama.

  6. Well, it helps that I quit my day job (literally) to be a full-time mom. And I guess all those years of working 1, 2 or sometimes more jobs left in me a hyperactive need to be productive. But to tell the truth, the list of my unfinished projects is WAY longer than my finished ones. I feel like most days I barely make it through my to-do list as well. It doesn't help having a super cute baby to while the hours away with either:)

  7. Oh, and all the chores in my house tend to be done while wearing baby... I swear I would be lost without my Ergo.