Thursday, October 20, 2005

So My Dad Has Something New To Read

Actually I've been itchin' to write something anyway, but first and foremost I am a dutiful daughter. I don't want my dad to spend another minute checking-in on my dumb old boring blog. So dad, I love you, here's something new!

Hooray it's Fall! Oh, but it really is all about the clothes, isn't it? There's nothing better than when the air becomes crisp and we can once again wear courduroy, herringbone and tights! Actually what's better is buying it for Zöe instead...cheaper, smaller sizes, better colors. This photo perfectly illustrates Zöe's obsessive fascination with the car. She can spend forever sitting behind the wheel, pretending to drive, pushing buttons, flipping blinkers, making car sounds, and checking herself out in the vanity mirror. Given how hyper-excited I was to learn how to drive, I think Zöe may have inherited the gene. For now I'll just be happy buying stripey tights and butterfly barrettes.

In other fashion news our house has had a serious haircut. If you check back to the first photos I posted (Sand, Salt Water and Tomatillo Green) you should notice a gigantic can actually see the house! I've also included a photo of my favorite feature: a sweet covered side porch which sits to the right of the house, off of the living room through french doors. Max and I had our first lunch "al fresco" last week and it was lovely. We had a delightful time laughing at the antics of the local squirrels. My grandmother was a die-hard animal lover who went through 20 pound bags of peanuts on a weekly basis to keep her squirrels fat and happy. After she died the squirrels went away for a while, but when we moved in they started coming back to check us out. Eric has been filling our feeders and while they're not as well supplied as before, they seem to be happy and are certainly as silly as ever.

This last photo is for my good friend Rebecca, who is just beginning the packing and moving process with her family of three little ones. I guess the purpose is just to show that nearly a month after move-in: a) we've decided to incorporate the "U-Haul Look" into our interior design scheme c) it is widely believed that there may actually be a fireplace behind all of those boxes, and c) we're gettin' there, and you will too Rebecca!


rebecca said...

aaaahhh! i love the U-haul design scheme. it's all about working with what you've got, right?? in fact we have VERY similar decorating styles right now (have you seen the recent photos of my living room on my blog?) -- big stacks of moving boxes and halloween decorations. hahaha

Anonymous said...

The phrase: "dumb old boring blog" was meant to describe the feeling I had when I dilgently looked every day to see if something was new. You can probably tell that I look forward to your entries daily, just as I do Phil Stanford's column online at the Portland Tribune website on Tuesdays and Fridays. And, in my opinion, you equal him in writing skills. As long as saying it caused the response I got (a brand-spanking new entry) I'm glad I said it. The ultimate compliment is that I forwarded your blog to my dear friend, John Sinclair, in Flordia and he commented that, not only are you a very good writer, but that your blog made him want to start writing again. High praise indeed. That, combined with your compositional skills in photography, makes for a surefire combination indeed. There, have I made up for my clumsy verbal skills.
Love, Poppy (the dad)

Anonymous said...

Hoooray!! I too check in every week day and get a little giddy when I see a new entry. I can't wait to see your house.....It seems cozy despite the use of cardboard as a design accent.

Berly's Blog said...

I love the new house! I am so glad to see that you are posting again. We are hoping to be Portland bound after the Asia thing. Whoopeee!!!!

textile_fetish said...

I've been aching to buy stripey tights!! That room looks so lovely and spacious.