It's too much!
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
It's too much!
Monday, March 30, 2009
His skin is looking great.
2. I got an email last night from a company called Polmedia that I emailed Saturday night during my desperate search. They provide special orders for hard to find Polish Pottery. These are the two most important things to know about special orders:
a. Does it cost anything extra to special order an item?
No it does not. In fact, it often costs less. We frequently run special promotional discounts on special orders. Currently, we are offering 15% off on all special orders.
b. How long does it take to get my order?
It can take anywhere from 2 to 6 months, depending on the factory schedule and their work load. Typically, it has been taking about 4 months from the end of the month in which you place the order to the time you receive the item. Please keep in mind that it takes up to 2 months for the factories to hand-make our order and it takes at least 2 months for the ocean freight from Poland to arrive and clear through customs in the USA.
My 30th birthday is in about 5 months. What a great gift for myself.
It's so gorgeous.
3. The flank steak finally thawed. We enjoyed it with grilled onions and bok choy. Yum.
4. The latest item on Ginger's neighborhood buffet: a sesame hot dog bun. An earlier and luckier dog presumably got the hot dog.
Ginger wearing a shell necklace.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Amy was trying to duck out of the picture. I think her quick movement messed up the flash, so this one came out really dark.
Ginger by the new picture. It says "let sleeping dogs lie".
Phil asked if there was a special occassion for the night. I explained that the real reason for the party and the theme of the party was so that I could use all my dishes in one event. I had 2 "stations" set up on the dining room table, 1 on the island, 2 on the kitchen table and 1 on the patio. Each station had a bottle of wine, a different type of cheese and a different type of hors d'oeuvres. This set up allowed me to use a lot (though not all) of my dishes. I love dishes!
This is my absolute favorite dish of them all. I bought it in Germany 3 years ago when I went on a little Polish Pottery bender. I love Polish Pottery! And this is the best one I own. It is a Unikat design, meaning it is rare and extra special.
Look at what happened last night!
I am absolutely DEVASTATED! I put a wheel of cold brie in it and then put it in a hot oven. The temperature change cracked it right in half. I know it is just a dish and there are worse things in life, but I am seriouly sick to my stomach about this.
I spent 2 1/2 hours online last night and another hour this morning searching for a new one. I found a lot of georgeous round bakers and several other pieces in this pattern, but the only site I found with exactly this piece is no longer operational. I even tracked down the factory where it was produced in Poland. They don't even have the pattern on their site. Why did I have to fall in love with the rarest Polish Pottery of them all?
My heart is broken.
My plan, if I'm not able to find a new one, is to pick and buy a new round baker to use for food and glue this one together to be used as a heartbreaking wall hanging.
Friday, March 27, 2009
My first list is going to be a pretty inclusive summary of all things that annoy me. They run the gamut from mild nuisance to things that really really piss me off (sorry mom).
*When people use the same sponge/rag to wash the dishes and wipe the counters.
*The customer service at Home Depot.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
So what's the scare? Spencer developed a fever yesterday afternoon and it got to be pretty high by bedtime. He is a very, very healthy child and has only had 2 other fevers in his life- one when he had a little stomach virus and one after getting a vaccination shot. He's never had an ear infection (knock on wood!) and even his colds are pretty mild.
Long story short, I talked to the pharmacy, the pediatrician, a nurse at Phoenix Children's and poison control last night. Poison control even checked with their toxicologist. The toxicologist said it is highly unlikely the medication is causing the fever, but I'm not so sure. Mother's intuition trumps a degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology.
We are so grateful that we have good health insurance and live in a place where we have easy access to top notch health care.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
On Sunday night Michael took a package of chicken and a package of flank steak out of the freezer and put them into the refrigerator to defrost. We ate the chicken on Monday night. Last night I made a fantastic marinade and then got the steak out of the refrigerator. I unwrapped the foil and found.....
My dreams of having this
for dinner were ruined.
In his defense, it's been a bad week in the kitchen at our house. I was making a tomato sauce for the chicken on Monday and dropped a whole (obviously opened) can of crushed tomatoes on the floor.
Just for the record- EVERY single time I drop ANYTHING on the floor it crosses my mind that it is the first sign of a degenerative neuromuscular disease. I'm not kidding. EVERY time. Even if what I drop is slippery or awkward to hold I'm positive that my motor neurons are wasting away.
What is wrong with me?
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
One of my favorite outfits for Spencer last spring was a blue and white striped one piece. It had a crab on the chest and said "little snapper".
And yet again, seriously- what is with my family and crabs? I blame my father.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
This was also the day that the Texas Ranger plants were blooming and beautiful and I took some pretty decent shots of them. Arizona Highways anyone?
Thursday, March 19, 2009
My baby with Matt Damon suffers from leukemia. Very sad.
Michael made a gorgeous baby with Sarah Chalke. And just for fun. If we ever have a girl........
she will apparently be the clone of the make-believe Spencer.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Spencer, are you as freaked out as me?Maybe if I bury my head it'll all go away.
She jumped into the back seat after this. Apparently Spencer offers more comfort than I do.