Friday, February 24, 2006


Meet Stu. He is a fire breathing dragon. His hobbies are smiling really big, knitting scarves for his friends, eating spaghetti sandwiches, and drinking tea. His least favorite thing in the whole wide world is burning his tongue on a fresh cuppa tea.

Its just that he gets so excited at tea time that he gulps a bit too soon and, well, we all know the feeling, don't we. I suggested that he take a little sugar on his tongue to relieve it. It turns out that he is allergic to sugar - it carmelizes in his mouth and makes it stick together. That isn't good because you should know that Stu likes a good chit chat with his tea.

An FYI...Stu and I met in a knitting group. He is a much better knitter than me.

Thursday, February 23, 2006


From Berd to all of you...

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


I thought this would be an easy one. Birds sing, right? brainer. Not with Berd. He had to go and get all Pavarotti on me...and collect a groupie, no less.

me: And who is the chick?

berd: silence

me: Do you have a girlfriend?

berd: silence

me: she has funny hair.

berd: evileye/silence/exit stage right

So, fine. This blog has gone right to his head and it has swollen up like a balloon.

I think I will wait over here in the darkness with a very sharp pin.

Friday, February 10, 2006


You made it to 18 and I am so proud of you. I love you, lots!

Berd was really excited when he heard the topic of Illustration Friday. Because, as you may know, hanging around looking simple is one of Berd's favorite things to do. He is very good at it, I might add.

He came to me to do the illustration, but was quite upset when I opened up Illustrator. He wanted it done in pencil because that is the simplest of all. I told him that I had to use Illustrator because I did not have a scanner at hand. He went off in great big, feathery huff. To be simple, he can be so complicated.

He soon came back and agreed to be digitally immortalized. So, here he is in all his simpleness.

Thursday, February 09, 2006


My son, Michael, is a very sweet child (now, I say this with a little reservation at this time as he is going through some kind of anger stage - teeth gritting, fist clenching, low growling - scary, but I know we will work through it). At random moments through the day he will announce that he loves me. He has been doing this since he was very small (he is now 6) and just learning to talk (oh, those were the days).

Mom, I love you.

I love you, Mom.

Mom, you're the greatest mom in the whole world. I love you.

Sometimes this will happen several times an hour to the point where I don't return the sentiment, but just say "thank you, I appreciate that" or "ok". I even get hugs with the sentiment. But no kisses (I guess everyone has their line in the sand).

This morning was different. We left early for school to stop by the market for a box of chocolates for his teacher (ill-prepared, procastinating mom strikes again) and have a little breakfast out. During our pic nic breakfast in the car, Mike looks at me and says, "I like you".

He likes me. Mikey likes me. Mike loves me and likes me. How could life be better than that?

Friday, February 03, 2006


I love Illustration Friday.

Here is a picture of Berd's favorite chair. It is a little funky, don't you think. But, you know, Berd can be pretty funky sometimes (p.u.)! He likes to take afternoon snoozes in it. He told me it reminds him of his mother. Hmmmm.

In other extremely exciting news...

I am in possession of tickets to the Monster Jam tonight. Yes, I know, you are soooo jealous.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006