Thursday, July 20, 2006

Libraries Rule

After taking a tour of the new-ish Seattle Public Library today, with an official tour guide, my fantasies of becoming a librarian were definitely fueled.

Seriously, it's time to get my arse back in school. Now, to figure out how to fund the endeavor. Donations can be made to our BECU checking account...

Scarlet and I have a plan to gain our MLS degrees (that's masters' library science, not to be confused with the real estate tool) whilst starting/running our extremely successful cooperative urban organic farm, a la those wacky Path To Freedom folks in Pasadena.

The question remains, once we have the UOF running, will we have time/the desire to acquire the schooling? As Fezzik is fond of saying, pro'lly not. And anyway, I did mention these were fantasies, remember? Sigh...The view sure looks great from here.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Attempted Sleepover

Last weekend, we invited Fezzik's best friend (who we'll call Tommy) over to spend the night. They had a grand time watching Star Wars Episode 1 (give them a break, they're 4 and 5 years old), playing with Legos and pretending to be robots.

When we tucked them into bed, they each got to pick a story. We read their stories and turned out the lights. They had flashlights, and about 45 minutes of nonstop giggling followed.

At 10:30, I decided it was time to turn out the flashlights (because Lawnboy had to work at 4 am, otherwise, I would have let them play). I went in, said "ok, boys, time to go to sleep. Tommy, Fezzik's dad and I will be right across the hall if you need anything. If you get scared, or wake up in the middle of the night, just come over or call us and we'll help you. We can call your mom and dad if you get scared, and they'll come pick you up."

"Ok Fezzik's Mommy."

Then, more giggles for about 10 minutes. Lan and I went to bed, and not 5 minutes later I heard a quiet voice say, "Um, Fezzik's Mommy? I am scared. I want my mom and dad."

No problem kiddo. We called them and read Dinotopia until they arrived.

Better luck next time.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Updates are for sissies

Well well well. It turns out that we CAN eat 40 pints of green beans in a year. Here we are in May and they're almost gone. We'll finish the last jar just before we pick the first bean from the garden!

Speaking of gardens, we have more potatoes than we'll know what to do with this year. Lawnboy went a little crazy. Which is fine with me. I should upload some pictures of the garden here soon.

What else?

Knitting has fallen by the wayside; paperback swapping is the new knitting.

Planning Stacie's bachelorette party, trying to keep it classy. We'll see if I'll be able to pull that off!