Friday, October 27, 2006

holy stress batgirl

so a client wants me to complete close to 400 pages of a catalog within 5 days. and did i mention i also work full time. it's imfrigginpossible. and not in a "tom cruise just went crazy" way. in a "better luck getting the dog to draw his name in the snow with his urin" way.

and the bathroom still needs major attention. and it's raining {still}, going on 13 days straight now. so i just want to sit on the couch and cry. but that would be a huge waste of my time. and tissue.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

i think i broke it

IMG_5818_small.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

isn't it awesome. that tub is now gone. at the dump. dumped off at the dump. hope to get the new one in this weekend. we shall see. it seems i have a ton of work to get done by next week to hit a deadline. so i have to figure out how to be three people at once. and i have until tomorrow to figure that one out.

and i just found out i'll be doing holiday pictures and a card for a friend! i'm really excited about it. i love creative work. and she's pretty cool so she might let me design what i want. don't tell her i'm going to just bring her baby to the mall santa and snap a couple shots!

Monday, October 23, 2006

ambition: the latest addictive substance

so this weekend the husband and i tore out the bathroom. not completely. but we pulled off the nasty ugly towel rods, the 3 dollar lighting unit and knocked out the hideous oak vanity that was the bain of our endless morning bathrooms-too-cramped fights....and we did this with no plan really. we've been talking about remodeling the bathroom since we bought the house, so we know exactly how we want it to look. in fact, we had a pedestal sink sitting in the garage for about 6 months. so i'm not completely worried. BUT now we have no sink. we have to run downstairs to do everything. and did i mention we tore the bathroom apart? so this forces us to fix it. and it's kind of fun. so far. of course, we haven't put anything back in yet. we'll be demo-ing and installing a tub unit this weekend. i'll let you know how it goes....

Friday, October 20, 2006

good morning sun. i am a bird. wearing a brown polyester shirt.

i haven't seen the sun for four days. this is the most miserable part of the year. besides november, which is when it starts snowing significant amounts of depression. or may, when we're still getting snow and significant amounts of people have attempted suicide. but these rainy weeks are definately up there. i've completely ignored my house plants, i haven't touched my to-do list, the laundry is piling up and i killed yet another digital chia pet. and george is gay. this has been a bad bad week.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

rockin the suburbs

me_sweater.jpg, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

i seriously hate this picture of me, but i wanted to show off my new sweater! my lovely cousin sent me a tjmaxx gift card so i ran out that day and picked up this angora blend sweater. thanks jen.

and it's fuzzy and warm, so why do i look so pissed off? i look like a scary statue. or a bad mannequin. or maybe i just got shot in the neck with a bb gun. ouch.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

apple picking

apple picking, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

come on. you can't possibly look at this photo and not laugh. it makes me happy. this wasn't a forced picture either, he was truly enjoying his apple up there on that ladder in 40 degree weather. this weekend we took the church kids picking. it was the coldest weekend so far but that didn't hold us back. then we came back to our house and made fabulous candy apples, which were a big hit. and super easy if i say so myself...

not much else to tell, we went house hunting on sunday but no luck. we might just stay in our current house until the job moves us, which is always an option. a smaller house was just a nice thought...

and we're thinking more and more about moving to new york city. it's crazy, and we might even hate living there, but we just can't see any other way of getting home. patience is a virtue. i hate patience.

oh. and i burned my arm on the oven rack while pulling out the first apple pie of the season. it stings. any natural remedies for burns?

Friday, October 13, 2006


i think i'm going to kill my digichia pet. i mean, i haven't forgotten to water it in weeks and it's not really getting any bigger. i want a fro-chia, and it's just not getting there.

it's cold today. i mean really cold. i left some windows open on the sun room and when i tried to close them this morning they were stuck. frozen. and my nose did that little nostril-sticks-to-the-inside-when-i-breathe-in thing. know what that means? winter's about here. brrr.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

dream a little dream of me

adirondacks, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

another photo from the hike. it was an amazing day. i can't say that enough. especially since they're predicting snow flurries tomorrow. and saturday. so we may be picking apples in the snow. that's just not normal, you say. i know but then where's the fun in predictability.

tonight we're having our second little Grey's party and i'm pulling out the t-shirt again. plus we're making caramel apples as sort of a trial for saturday. i'ld like to know what i'm in for before setting a dozen pre-teens lose in my kitchen...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

hey there, honeybee, will you give me, sugar

adirondacks, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

i struggle with the knee-high issue. i have full-length boots (and never plan on wearing them outside my jeans just so everyone's aware) so i never know, do you wear knee high socks or tights, or wear the socks but hide them in the boot or let them poke out a bit, and how much really? is there some sort of high boot rule for this sort of thing?

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


adirondacks, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

sorry i've been so busy! i'm super behind on a project i'm working on because i spent all weekend doing fun things, like hiking in the adirondacks and spending money at the outlets.

i don't know if you can see the decent size lake in the middle of the photo, that's where we parked. it was an amazingly long but beautiful journey. and a perfect day for it. i'm thinking it was the last nice fall day so i'm glad i took full advantage of it. we drove for 6 hours and hiked for 5! long day for sure but more great pictures to come...

sunday the husband took me to the outlets with a couple friends. i found two great pair of boots from clarks, for get this, 20$ a piece! i couldn't believe it either, i thought they were 50 and 30 each, but apparently they were on sale...which is great since i just happen to have had two pair of boots that needed replacing. i'm all set for fall now!

and a happy birthday to my dear wonderful sister who never bothers to call me or buy an answering machine so she would know that i had indeed called her.

i'm off to meet with a client! 3 hours round trip. oi.

Friday, October 06, 2006

my recent boycott

involves days with cakes and candles and ages. i am now 28 forever. sorry father time.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

new t-shirt designs. yay.

birds in a row, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

this is the final product. i love them, they're so cute. so i'll get a link for them soon...should be posting them to tonight.

old navy is having a killer sale. i had a 10 dollar gift card so i figured i would get something for 10 dollars cheaper. i walked out with 7 things! sure, most of them will be put away for next summer or a winter vaca, but still, 97 cents for a t-shirt, who can argue with that.

call me crazy for missing you like this but i do

daisy mae, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

memories are made for this

some of my best memories are frivelous shopping trips. most of them include my cousin or my mother.

my grandmother, my mom and i {three generations of shopoholics} used to take trips together to ann&hope, a lot. ann&hope was like a smellier, messier version of TJMaxx. and of course there are the traditional beach, food and TJMaxx trips with my cousin, anytime we get together.

but one of my favorite places she and i used to shop at, was this old hidden second-hand store in the heart of newport. lucky for us the rich mansion tenants of the beach town would discard clothes without ever wearing them, tags and all. it was like steeping into amuseum, seeing all the junk jewelery, the white gloves and old ladies hats. it was always fun and always cheap. and then there was the beach, of course.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

introducing: a car ad

subaru, originally uploaded by tinkerellen.

not sure if i've even showed you all my car yet, so i thought i'ld take the opportunity to kill two photos with one: fall, and my subaru. it's back from the shop and better than ever. i love it. i missed it.

and look at all the great fall colors here in upstate. hoping to get more photos next weekend since i've been invited on an adirondack hike next saturday, dependent on the weather of course...

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