Friday, May 29, 2009

my requisite weekly post

That's about what it's been lately. I will make this blog bigger and better. In the summer. I have 3 half days of school left!! and about 130 report cards. So.....
I have a lot to learn about focusing. But I'm pretty happy with this ladybug shot. I just wish the flash hadn't been on. Pretend it's sunlight.

Pre-picnic....yea summer nights.

During picnic.

Post-picnic packup. Bye for now.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


need enormous chair like this. wouldn't even know where to get one. and this thing would probably be hundreds of bucks.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

you say it's your birthday

Today my baby brother turned 16. Which makes me feel many things: old, proud, nostalgic, but most of all blessed. Blessed to have watched him turn from a tiny, screaming, diapery little thing, to an adorable baby, to a precocious toddler, to a rather bratty little kid, to a cool regular kid, to a goofy and lovable adolescent, to the funny, talented, charming, gregarious, dedicated young man he is today. 16 years ago my life changed for all the better.
His girlfriend and I organized a surprise dinner. After not always having a place to fit in growing up, he's found the the most wonderful group of high school friends. I love being a part of it all.
I'll admit, I sort of live vicariously through them - the laughs, conversations, clothes, general joie de vivre.
And I want his friend Carrie's sandals, now.


Little shoot with Val at the park yesterday - click.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Today I went to a little antique sale at a dealer's house. I got some great stuff from them in the fall for a reasonable price, so I thought I'd check out their spring sale. There was a small dresser with tortoiseshell knobs that I loved, but I just didn't want to spend $60, even though it was a great price. But I did get this sewing machine drawer for 15 bucks. I love it. It goes so well with the dark wood in my living room.

Now it's living on my tv stand to hold dvds at the moment. I'll probably move it later. I sort of feel like I'm still moving into my apartment at times and making it my own, even though I've been here since August. Since I'll be gone most of the summer, I don't think I'll fully get it together until next fall. But that's okay.

St. Louis is so pretty in the spring. I went to Castlewood State Park with Heather and Amy. The river was high but beautiful. The last time I had been there was 10 years ago (yikes!) in high school. I love places where you can just run into the river or lake.

Friday, May 8, 2009

hello there

it's been a while. been busy. finished my masters! and have been working on some other things. blogging has taken a backseat. this summer i'll make my blog as epic as ever, i promise. I did finally get some film developed and slides printed out. why couldn't my mother and grandmother have saved all their cool dresses from the 70s?