Friday, October 21, 2011

Make a bed, and lay yourself in it




Jacob had a rare day off yesterday and got inspired to build the bed of my dreams...a copy more or less of something I had spotted a while ago in an IKEA's a simple design, nothing fancy but the shelves hidden behind the headboard are ingenious...they keep clutter that tends to accumulate around beds (especially those inhabited by book and magazine readers, noseblowers, hand-creamers and etceterares)out of sight. I've been wanting our bedroom to be an oasis of calm and we got vision is almost finished...'s so wonderful to have a handy husband...I spout off things and point to internet pictures...he goes to Lowes, comes back with boards and a few hours later, voila...I have my own custom-built, Swedish (actually, Alabama)-designed bed.

I slept well last night.
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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Bigger than Big-Boy Bed



The transformation is complete. Gus' digs - save for his baby quilt - is completely void of all nursery touches. Everything is big-boy now...actually the bed is bigger than big boy, at least in my mind. Full seems huge to me and making this bed will require daily acrobatic acts of me...just hope and pray I won't have to do it too many times in the middle of the night...
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

A very mellow yellow party






Gus' belated birthday party went off without a hitch on a beautiful early fall day in Dupont Forest, where we met with a handful of dear friends to eat yellow cake cupcakes, drink syrup and play on decommissioned forest fire-fighting equipment. Gus had a great time with his friends and we all enjoyed a sunny afternoon outside.

Happy birthday, Gus. Now it's on to fall.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

One Fast Pair!

So, I do mean to brag...about us running the inaugural Asheville Airport Runway 5K...

...Jacob ran a lighting-fast 22:22 in blisteringly-cold headwind...keeping up with a handful of leggy guys, with important looking watches and other unnerving gadgets...coming in an overall 9th place and winning his age group!!!

...I missed the podium by two in my age group but finished with a strong 24:13 (or a pace of 7:59)at 46 place overall. Very happy considering my running has been erratic at best as of late.

...I'm pretty sure we were the fastest couple together....didn't see another matching set of last names that high up on the result I'm claiming that title before anyone else tries.

That was a lot of fun, Gus got to sit in a helicopter and we got two cool (and actually useable technical) race shirts.

Ahh...I love a good race now and then.