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(no subject) [Apr. 27th, 2014|11:34 pm]
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I can use the oed since we're on campus internet. I love looking up etymology. I was reading something about organizing yr house and I looked at that fly lady blog, she's crazy. The beginners guide has you wiping out yr kitchen sink every night and putting dirty dishes in a bin under the sink until they're ready to be washed. Too much. The sink is FOR dirty dishes. I like the unfuck your habitat thing about making yr bed everyday better; it seems actually useful. I guess whatever works. I don't think we have much clutter but sometimes a lot of craft and art projects and cooking stuff--right now, piles of fabric for making cloth napkins, pots of different bubble formulas, various painting things, various cake and cupcake planning. Like moomin house, we're not a fillyjonk house, haha. Orryn calls the magnifying glass a Hemulen. I finally found the totoro I made for orryn, it was under the mounds of clothes that fell in the closet. Have you read Maurice send ask outside over there? Orryn likes the ice baby. I read about it on wiki, it says it was the inspiration for labyrinth.
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(no subject) [Apr. 20th, 2014|12:04 am]
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I need to order prints for our albums. After I fill the one I'm working on, I give up on albums, I will just get those photo books instead, it seems neater / simpler.

I made orryn a doctor's kit and ordered a bunch of junk to fill it. The stethoscope came a couple days ago (it works! Like $3 on eBay) and it was fun listening to everyone's heartbeat (kitty, too). It's almost done. I wanted to get some X-rays printed and laminated but I guess I'll do that later, next time orryn has a doctor appointment (he has his 2 yr Friday, so I'm going to bring out the kit before the appointment).

He fell asleep late so I just went round the house and hid the eggs so I won't need to in the morning. We have lovely blueberry/oatmeal/flaxseed/yogurt/coconut milk/male syrup muffins for breakfast, and a potluck egg hunt thing in the park in the afternoon. There's a rabbit family in his easter basket, like those little flocked dolls; they're for the dollhouse he'll get for his birthday, which is soon so soon! We're going to have a wee party in the courtyard, nothing fancy... I want to try and make animal crackers but I may end up purchasing them at trader joes. Otherwise, strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting, watermelon/cantaloupe melon balls on sticks, sugar peas and baby carrots with hummus, maybe deviled eggs or popcorn... Oh yeah, Popsicles. I have a ton of pop molds. Not sure what sort--strawberry and orange? Coconut mango. Lemonade.

Waiting to hear about things. Adventuring on various explorations.
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(no subject) [Apr. 12th, 2014|02:53 pm]
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We got our CSA and I went to farmers market. We got kohlrabi,
Beets, oranges, quail eggs, strawberries, kale, lettuce, ummm
Other things, going to make this http://ally-jane.com/2012/10/01/a-kohlrabi-recipe-thats-actually-good-kohlrabi-gratin/
With the kohlrabi. I've made pancakes with it before and was not
Enthused. Excited about the quail eggs, they are so pretty. Baked
In avacado? Or frittata... Toad in the hole with rye. Beet salad with
Oranges and pumpkin seeds.
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(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2014|11:58 am]
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Suitcases loaded with oranges, limes, tangelos, tangerines, sage bundles
Wrapped in thread, a flower press containing lilac, wood sorrel, jasmine, ginkgo,
Poppy and fern from my parents house. Some thrift store finds, books and tshirts for orryn
A couple dresses I don't need. Orryn brings home a big scratch/bruise on his left eye
From a tumble into the coffee table. i feel like we picked up colds,too; my
Throat hurts. Still trying to read captain cook's diaries. Oh, there are a ton
Of pop molds to make pops for Orryn's wee birthday party--in the mail, cookie cutters
To make animal cookies, and I got a Mellon baller. I will make a garland of balloons.
Researching succulent wreaths and custom address stamps, door knickers shaped like hands.
We have to turn in our lottery ticket.
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(no subject) [Mar. 31st, 2014|09:36 pm]
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At the botanic garden there are many beautiful begonias. they will have a sale in May; if
We have a house in line I will get some, I will get a staghorn fern and a tangerine
Tree. Avocado. Reading cook's diaries of sea voyages,planning strawberry chiffon
Birthday cake for orryn. Tomorrow, rabbit rabbit. We went to the beach today and
Made sand castles. There were too many flies tho and I was annoyed. I need to google
Why there would be so many, red tide? I don't know. Made risotto again, and cornbread,
I think this is a new staple supper for us. I need to go wash the cassia out of my hair.
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hummingbird came to visit [Mar. 12th, 2014|06:51 pm]
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hummingbird came to visit, originally uploaded by persephassa.

i opened the door and this hummingbird was sitting right there. it died about an hour later.



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catalina island [Mar. 6th, 2014|01:12 am]
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catalina island, originally uploaded by persephassa.













went to catalina island today. it
was overcast, so we couldn't see the
mainland at all from the shore, as if
it had vanished. the water is very clear,
& standing at the tide we could see the
garabaldi in the water, and seals
leaping and diving further out. we
decided to be tourists and did the half-
submersed sub ride; i thought it might
be silly but was actually really cool; it was
too cold to snorkel, plus difficult to do with orryn,
but the sub thing was great and we saw
tons of fish and beautiful kelp
forests. plus we walked all about
and got take-out to eat on the beach and
threw lots of rocks into the waves
on pebbly beach, & that was lovely,
all lovely.

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OAK VIEW [Feb. 24th, 2014|01:51 am]
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OAK VIEW, originally uploaded by persephassa.

i need to reread this, as it so fits my moment



i asked to be on the waitlist for the community garden




planted succulents from my mom's house in those gushy bubble things. ikea planters, $2. we had more plants in ohio but away they went. i think a couple of these are descendants of succulents i had on our porch in gelndale c. 2003.

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(no subject) [Feb. 19th, 2014|03:23 pm]
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Someone rented our house in ohio, finally
Have been making play dough scented with lavender essential oil
Trying to make bubble wands out of wire, it is hard to twist wire
Went to ojai last weekend via amtrak
Succulents in teacups planted in water beads on the windowsill
I want to go to the beach more but I need a beach umbrella , I can't take so much
Sun, even going about on ordinary errands I wear a hat and sunscreen and still
Feel like I get too much, I guess it's just different than what I've gotten used to
Orryn and I made a honey bee cake for valentine's. I think I'm going to make this
Cake you bake in tea cups (we have the little fiesta ones) with a meringue on top
For my birthday (we're going to catalina island for the day, I hope to see whales
From the boat)
Storytimes here are lame compared to our wonderful storytime in ohio, I am kind of sad,
But might sign up for a toddler music class at the community center.
It's pretty nice, mostly; we play at the playground quite a bit (different ones,
On rotation) and swim in the pools and go to farmers market--still need to sign up for
A CSA, I think that would help cut down on the number of errands I seem
To run all over the place.
The Newport Beach library is nice but their storytime is still bad. I should orryn to the
Library in Cerritos, I think they have sharks and other fascinating decorations.
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Lilla my [Jan. 31st, 2014|01:52 am]
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orryn, originally uploaded by persephassa.

Our new kitty. She's very sweet. Lilla my,I think, tho braxton says kitsch and I was liking sage. Little my is a moomin character, we have a lift the flap book where she's playing hide and seek.

Beach day





Sleeping in



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