Thursday, December 31, 2009

princess alminna

she woke, lost in the woods
surrounded by blue-eyed dogs

and blood trickling down
from the bump on her head

memory lost or stolen
she couldn't remember

Day 46

them bones them bones
them tea bones

them bones them bones
them tea bones

the tea bone's connected
to the spoon bone

them bones them bones
and hear the word of the lord

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Day 45

rowdy helps set the dinner table ♥

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Day 43 & 44

a family of catcus creatures

my first ever slow roasted chicken!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Day 41

Liz, Maggie and I made an Ood Oreo Cake for the Doctor who 2009 Crimbo special ^____^

how odd, the ood

this isn't my first (or worst) doctor who themed cake... to see all the others follow this link to: a lineage of doctor who themed cakes

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Day 37, 38, 39 and 40! Whoa!

this post covers Tuesday, Yesterday, Today AND Tomorrow...

Day 37 - shark attack!

Day 38 - what a happy crew

Day 39 - Yule log for Christmas Eve Dinner. Now that's what I call celebrating!

Day 40 - I've titled this artistic work "White Christmas". hehe, what do you think?

Monday, December 21, 2009

in the shadow of the valley

from behind irish lace
covered bay windows

arose a brooding blood
curdled from hiking

over mountains
and through forests

fighting off the time
of hunger and the weight

of a queen's army
ten thousand stronger

than generations before
the sun rose to greet him

over the last hill
he climbed on all fours

to witness the fields
of the shallow valley

where in the midst
a country house

where behind each window
a set of eyes stared

some blue and some brown
but the most important

pair were green eyes
watching his breath

form like a cloud
on the cold morning

ready to accept
and explain him away

Day 36

took me 5 hours
after ryan left for work
to clear the driveway

Sunday, December 20, 2009

a handful of stones

click the title for the link. thank you jenni

Day 34 & 35

Jack says, let me show you the snow I made. (Jack didn't actually make the snow, but we can let him think he did.)

saturday and sunday SNOW!!!

so, snow.

i'll take and post some pictures tomorrow.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Day 33

Rowdy loves the christmas tree very much ^_____^

Thursday, December 17, 2009


until my fingers frigid and
my fingers are cracked
the rinds of time write them
bursting with small signs
of age and crusted blood
from well to what is unclean
uncertain for love living
along side the snow covered hills
trunked along side rivers
embedded in trial
possessed new languages
obsessed with old traditions
on trade posted parts
replaced his rocking chair
with a seed and shovel
until my fingers are cracked

lost in a green


i lost my coat
to the wind

in a terrible display
of arm wrestling

and overt shoving
under the marble

(Painting by Dina Brodsky)

p.s. i got a hair cut


Day 31 & 32

wow, i need to stay on task. i keep delivering these bundles. here's a foodie bundle...

here is the beet-pasta salad i made for a holiday pot luck gathering:

this is Matt Litchfield enjoying a "Litchfield" Whoopie Pie -- named after him, obviously:

and these are hummingbird cupcakes with maple brown sugar frosting decorated to look like christmas tree bobbles:

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

day 30

alli is the queen
of christmas

the christmas queen
is of the alli

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

new york city

for the weekend. ^____________^

Day 25 and 26

the first of the christmas cards arrived

and yes, i take a lot of pictures of my cats.

we're off to new york city tonight. day 27 and 28 will likely be in a combo post as well.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Day 24

i just baked 13 whoopie pies
and boiled curly pasta with beets to dye it red - which worked AMAZINGLY

pictures of those goods tomorrow

for now, i give you this:

it's my friend matt, but i don't know why. or what. or how. or when.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Day 23 - why we can't have nice things

because Rowdy

i put the kittens' stockings up figuring they wouldn't last through the night the way they were hung. but then rowdy decided to speed the process along by pulling his brother's and his sister's stockings down, leaving just his precious red gift-collector up on the shoe lace.

rowdy is definitely on the naughty list.


thick snow lay fat on the tree branches
and in the ginger hair of Christopher Morris

as he rose his eyes widened
with fear and excitement

he charged in search of a lover
testing every display

and the young man that followed
he did not disapprove, nor take much notice

the search for a mate
consumed all his focus

but the women did not take kindly
to the boy they presumed to be his son


the woman chosen came in four parts

the wealthy wonder
surrounded in chestnut
and amber filled her tumbler
disfiguring the ancient Japanese patterns
on her loose fit kimono

the tender one
susceptible to the coming of others
in white linen the pink lemons
distract from her form
and the places she puts them
can be heard over the phone

the terrible one
whispering black secrets
in the ears of the others
through wire and cord
and terrible, dulcimer tones

the mirror one
accusing of others


Monday, December 07, 2009

Day 22

the way to sleep
in three

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Day 21

the second snow
fell two months
after the first

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Day 20

in the corners
where dust bunnies gather
innocent robots collect

Friday, December 04, 2009

new haircut...

what do you think?

Day 18 and 19

day 18
a present for mommy

day 19
if i had the world to myself
i'd swim in and out
of famous people's pools
i'd walk through royal gardens
and judge people
by the kinds of cookies
they keep in their cupboards
and the spoil of choices
for tea and hot chocolates

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Day 17

the days are long
and these help us
to stay a float
through bad poems

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Day 16

the future president of the world
has a beautiful face
and that's no lie

Monday, November 30, 2009

i adore this song

Day 15

here is a house
with a brand new roof

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Day 14

here is a house
with a naked roof!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 13

alli gets playful
at certain angles

saturday morning
fused with monkey bread

man vs wild on tv
and alli in her bread box box

Friday, November 27, 2009

Day 12

sisters before
and sisters now
sisters forever
doing dishes

mystery google - the new post secret?

thanks to my little bro, i have been mildly distracted from my thesis work this evening. after i went on raving about the tiny mountain of hilarity to be had at auto complete me, he asked if i'd heard of mystery google, which i had not. which means you may not have either. so what is it?

i have devised this simple equation to answers that very question:

mystery google = post secret + twitter

you put in some search terms, hit the familiar google search button and the results are a mystery. what they actually are though, are the results to the query made by the person who searched just before you.

unexpected search results are abundant, and some of them are as charming as can be. for example, i searched "this is better than twitter" and my search results yeilded those appropriate to the query: "i'm in love for the first time and i'm 44". ^___^

little bro was telling me that a popular game to play is giving out missions, such as texting people silly messages or emailing people. it's a brilliant way to stay anonymous--getting someone else to send the message for you. it's also a lovely way to make someone smile or share a deep little secret.

more exploring necessary. but i really must get back to my thesis now.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Day 11

give thanks to those
who care to help
by cleaning the spoon
with their tongues.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Day 10 - shukran mr osman

spoiled for gifts
and ways to make hot drinks

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


what's inside?

Day 9

i wonder what inspired
doctor rorschach in the first place.