Saturday, December 29, 2007

What the "H" I been doin'

Well I have not been posting as much this year. Maybe this hu-jungous house project has something to do with it. My first post-Katrina freak out purchase was a dog. That I did by myself. But together, my husband and I committed ourselves to New Orleans in the best way we knew how: to suck every ounce of equity from our starter home and take on a colossal dinosaur of a formerly glorious house in a sketchy neighborhood. We've jacked it up, stabilized it, re-plastered like we oughtta and all that good stuff -and we still have a ways to go, of course. We have recently been able to paint, and well, me being a pesky artist and all...I experiment. Here's one trial run below.

I call it "Hibiscus in the TV Room"

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Did Anybody Notice?

The crazy changes in the light between 4:55 and 5:05 this evening? There was an omninous yellow tint to everything. Here's what I caught after running to get my camera.






Speaking of CHILL

We finally got heat for the whole downstairs under control on Christmas Eve so we could feel as cozy as our front parlor looks on Christmas morning! After all the work we've done, we can sit in it without makeshift ski masks on!

Yay!

These is the only before shot I could find (taken in July), BUT it was taken BEFORE we started grinding out the cracks in the plaster and fixing the gaping holes in the ceiling! I just finished painting before I went home this month to visit my family in Maine.



Wednesday, December 19, 2007

More Chillin's

There has been a request to post Violet's hair. These are pictures of Violet and her cousin Corban (one of the most photogenic humans ever).

At the Alfred Country Store
(Where I had my favorite ham Italian sandwich with extra sour pickles)

kisses

Crazy Blue-Eyed Kid
(who just got a new sister Niola two 1/2 weeks ago)

Family Photo

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Pure, Ridiculous Cute-ness

Visited with my family this past week up in Nor'easter country. That means lots of pictures to post over the next few days of sick-sweet children for all those moms, pops and grandparents up there!


Violet!




The Mama


Here are a few movies. Too bad that I keep forgetting that the camera I was using doesn't let me film vertically, SO......they are sideways. Vi is 18 months, so she gets the concept of Bye, but not that this is something you say to a select lucky few...usually, but not exclusively, to things with heartbeats. It takes awhile to leave places.


Vi comments on a Mess                                  
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Vi Says Ba-Bye...to Everything
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Going for a Ride
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Violet Sings Softly to herself in the Car    
(and then sings along with my hoarse voice)  
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I am visiting my sister in Maine and I brought a ton of pictures to post now that I have some free time--and either blogger or the connection  is being spastic so I cannot upload them.  Sad for me.
But Maine is snowy and pretty!