Friday, May 7

della gets some freah air...

i took advantage of a glorious sunny day to get della out of the house for a quick trip down to the boat harbor earlier this week. i can already tell this will be a fun journey for she & i.
check this gal out. fearless in the grips of a world famous kodiak brown bear. just goes to show you what a pair of egg beaters can do for a women's courage. well, that and a bottle of mad housewife merlot

i really loathe being photographed, but della wanted in on some "deadliest catch" limelight, and i didn't trust her at the edge with the breeze that was blowing (the poor thing is thin as a reed) mostly i was hoping the fellow making google eyes at her from the wheelhouse on the left would show up, but he hid too quick. trust me, it was comical. stay tuned for lots more from della soon!

i am excited about my new camera - a far cry from the super simple point & shoot kodak i've had for years, this is a brand spanking new scarey black canon powershot G11, with buzzers, buttons and twisty things. i've got a lot of reading to do. it took me a week to get photos downloaded from it...but look what popped up out of the dirt for me to take my first photo of! see, it is spring for us now too! and it hasn't snowed yet this week!

Sunday, May 2

taking a break from the tail...

oh my gosh the tail has taken over my life. i haven't cooked a meal in four days. seriously, there is dust on my stove top. the tail deadline is tuesday, and i take comfort in knowing i'm not the only one burning the midnight oil this weekend. it still isn't done, but she does have a name now, yesterday she became "moira." not sure why, that's the name that popped into my head.
at any rate, i am taking a break to post photos of the wonderful package i got from my swap partner marcia. we were partners in a swap for all seasons may day tussie mussie swap, and boy do i feel spoiled. the tussie mussie she made me fits my living room perfectly as you can see. take a peek at that little angel! what a great face! and look at all the wonderful treasures she filled my package with! a bag of ghiradelli coffee (i didn't know they made coffee! it's wonderful) beautiful ribbons, tags, and look what she did with the CD cases! filled them with all kinds of wonderful stuff (my fave - look at the one that has my name on the top of an old page from a book!) the beautiful green salt shaker is filled with sand from carmel, CA, and beach glass from FRANCE!!! (i took it out & touched it) but what knocked me over the edge is that vintage mermaid!!! holy fish tails batman! what a treasure! i love her! i love it all. go check out marcia's blog Vintage French Hen. she has a beautiful family & home, and is very talented. thank you thank you marcia!

okay, break's over. the next time you hear from me will be with photos (from my new and amazing camera if i can figure out how to download them....) of moira the halibut tail. oh, and of della meeting her first kodiak brown bear.