my heartsrings valentine kit is now available in the shop!
got out the scissors, a stash of pretty paper, tape and fishing line to make a project. which was started and finished before the boy even woke up from his morning nap. short and simple projects are pertinent to life now. every day i have to make little choices like: email or blog, empty the dishwasher or fold laundry, shower or surf the net, work or play, read or sleep, etc. luxuries like round-brushing and applying eyeshadow are rare accomplishments. thankfully my boys don't mind. days are chopped up into do or die increments. of course these increments always include happy things like: cuddling and rocking, chatting and laughing, smiling and eating, all my children and ellen. benji loves to eat while catching up with our favorite cooky characters.
so my early valentining has begun. i know, i know. this is me over-compensating for being so late on taking my tree down and putting it up, for that matter. oh well. c'est la vie. my happy hearts hang right above the sink. floating above me while i scrub the pots and pans.
a little love decor just in time for obama to give his speech, michelle to wear her dress and every news anchor to get a little choked up. not to mention our mini inauguration party. we'll be having fettuccine alfredo, spinach salad and dan's new pick, thomas kemper cream soda (freeze for ten minutes for optimum chill). benji will be in his favorite snug jammies and maybe i'll be wearing eyeshadow, my new favorite duo, starstruck and golden lynx.
happy inauguration day. (oh yes, my friends, i look fear in the face. i realize that blogging the O word may in fact bring about another go-around. see my most controversial post of 08 for reference.)
p.s. fishing line is my new favorite craft go-to. all thanks to dan. when i mentioned i might like some fishing line lying around my studio, he was more than delighted to run out to sportsman's warehouse to make the purchase. (hmm now why doesn't that happen when i mention needing a new pair of shoes?) dan even called to inquire what weight i needed. um, i don't know, strong enough to hold up a paper heart. he made an excellent choice, getting a lightweight line that would make knots neatly. what would i do without my man.
side note: for lack of a better solution to hang my hearts from the ceiling, i simply tied the fishing line heart strings to one long piece of ribbon so the hearts are dangling at different heights. i then used three push pins to tack the ribbon onto the ceiling.