Sunday, November 27, 2005

When hell freezes over

Nice in toasty in his new cold weather suit.
I was downright chilly today, a whopping 46F (8C)!
But this is what it was at 8:00 am, by noon it will be around 56F (13C).

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

My mom started a blog. She is a very smart lady and often has thoughts that are profound and underappreciated. Today she discussed altruism and thanksgiving and one sentence really hit me:

"So, happy thanksgiving and think about the fact that you may be here because generations ago someone fed a stranger."




Happy Thanksgiving.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Ok, here they are

my second hundred things.

I am on a mission from sock monkey

sock monkey respite
Originally uploaded by
Blair Necessities.

Almost two years ago my dear friend Sarah and I took our sock monkies on a little jaunt to Prescott (pronounced by locals as Press-Cuht). The photo above is from when our sockmonkies joined us for a brief stop at a cafe for some capuccinos and scones. They were most agreeable, especially since we had promised to take them to the saloon (aka pub, bar) on Historic Whiskey Row immediately after. (more pictures on flickr)
OK, since it is known that I love sock monkey and have even given one to Squink... I am now tasked with trying to get sock monkey to tango.

Friday, November 18, 2005

A birthday toast for Nana

A very goofy mama, a somber papa, and a (thankfully) understanding Squink celebrate and toast the birthday of their Nana, OK Squinks Nana.... you get the idea!

Taken by L.Bleuze (El Profe Luis)

Thursday, November 17, 2005

We are almost ready to paint the living room, it is 80% primed for painting with real paint. To escape the fumes and in order to celebrate we had a family outing to a somewhat casual yet fancy uncorking of this years Beaujolais.
Last years was much better, but that may be because I was bound and determined to get out of the house at least once while on bed rest. This year, Squink went with us in his jammies and in a sling and he was one happy boy. Who knew he would like spanokopita so much. The caterers were fabulous and so very kind to Squink... one even would come looking for me when they thought they had a food he could try to eat. Squink lasted about two hours and got tired and not so cranky, but cranky enough for me to know it was time to go home.
We returned home to a paint fume free house and were thrilled. Squink went right to bed and I got to speak with my sister in law.
Forgive the similarity to the house blog, but it was really all related so I used parts for each blog.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Sometimes a baby covered in food is just plain cute.
We had fun at dinner tonight.

Sunday, November 13, 2005


To you know who:

I have removed public viewing priviledges of all pictures of your children from anything I have on line. Since I see them so rarely, I will keep my access to them. I hope this does not upset you.
I love your children with all my heart and will do anything to protect them. They are treasures and very special individuals. I am proud to be their aunt.

Most sincerely,


Saturday, November 12, 2005

A recent picture of J1

Removed per second party request.

Manara (as in a male tiara) AKA crown

Manara AKA crown
Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

While The Girl is the loveliest of all tiara wearing creatures that grace this planet. I am all in favor of the introduction of the Manara. So wonderfully demonstrated here by his Royal Squinkness.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

What Advanced Degree Should I Get?

I don't usually post these in this blog but since it was rather surprising in a personal way and the second... uhm, omen if you will that i had this week... I thought I should put this here so that when Squink reads this in 13 years I can tell him how much I regret not going back.
Via Mrs. Ootfp
Thanks for the reminder

You Should Get a MD (Doctor of Medicine)

You're both compassionate and brilliant - a rare combination.
You were born to be a doctor.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Sparkling Sequin Tiara

Ok, so I HAVE to be the luckiest girl in the world...

Why, you ask?

Well, it is because I now have this power:

And here is the proof that it is flame retardant!

That or I masquerade a damn good favorite actress...

uhm, what actress wears a tiara?

I am the awesomest queen ever...

no, wrong gender for the kind that live in this country anyway

I am Miss America...

can't be that I am married...

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

Squinks hair has an interesting growing pattern, so much so that sometimes I think it looks like this Tintin.


Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

Often as I drive I find these little descansos (a resting place, usually at the site where someone has died). I am always struck by them. They are rather common where I grew up. I was struck by this one, and made my mother go back so I could take a closer look. There were stuffed animals and seating areas. It seems a place where several eople could go and remember the person that paswsed away. It was amazingly elaborate. I was touched, and I don't even know who it was made for.

You see Nana, it was like this...

Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

He was excitedly babbling about something.

Papa, I can ride all by myself

Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

We took the squink to a restaurant today that had a childrens table with saddles for the chairs. So, in a fit of trying to make sure Squink is true to his cowboy roots and so we put him on one. He was so excited, and seems to really have a good seat in the saddle... so it is not a surprise that he also got a fierce independent burst and wanted to ride all by his lone...

My tiara

Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.

In a comments conversation with Mrs. Ootfp I mentioned my lovely new tiara. I wore it proudly today... in the house. But I plan on making one of the ones she shared here.