Tuesday, March 10, 2009

audience participation and lisa hannigan

This photo was taken a few weeks ago, on the Yarmouth waterfront. It was a gorgeous day (a saying which Phillip has picked up from us, I might add. Too cute!) Today was another beauty, with clear blue skies and warmth in the sun. The reason this picture is only appearing now has to do with today's random question: have you ever bought a new memory card for your camera, and your card reader won't recognize it at all? I can get the pictures from it, but it's a long and silly process I would like to avoid if possible. Any suggestions?
Phillip has been having lots of fun playing outside during this spell of nice weather. These "lellow boots" are getting small for his fat little feet, but he clomps around the backyard quite happily in them anyway.

I am usually 100% energy and positivity, but for the past week or so, I've been feeling kind of sluggish and glum. I think a break from the regular routine is much needed, and since I'm lucky enough to have the whole week off next week, I want to take advantage of the opportunity to do something extra fun and out of the ordinary. I'll be going on vacation from the Etsy shop, and Adam's parents are coming for a few days, so they can watch Phillip. I want to know if you have any suggestions for things I (or we) can do to change things up? Preferably something inexpensive, unusual, local, and out of the ordinary. Maybe a photo project? A winter picnic on the beach? Hmmm. Any suggestions are welcome and will be considered!

In the meantime, I've found some lovely links to share with you on this Tuesday-before-March-break, to help get you through.

Martha's Crafts Department has a blog! I haven't had time to take a thorough soak in it yet, but I'm looking forward to it, very soon.

Canelle et Vanille (translation: cinnamon and vanilla) is a painfully gorgeous food blog. Seriously. Once you see it, you'll know what I mean. I'm a wee bit envious of all of that beauty in one spot.

And I'm a bit enamoured with Lisa Hannigan as of late. You may have seen me driving with the window down and singing along to this song this morning. Isn't she gorgeous? (She has the same cheekbones as my sweet friend Jen. Hi Jen!) And the accordion in this song is fantastic.

While the first video is the song that's been in my head all day, I love this video. (To tell you a secret, this is how I like to imagine myself. Maybe I just need to sing more. And turn beautiful and Irish.)

Only three more work days until the break!


Alli said...

Great news for a break!!! I will think about things you guys can do...Thanks for the great music!! I hear why you like it she is great!

HighlandGhillie said...

Re:memory card...
been there, done that.
Did you get a SDHC by any chance?
I bought a USB SDHC reader...actually I got 2 of them (one to keep 'on my person' in case of some strange photo emergency that requires downloading away from home I guess...)
search ebay item# 310128106725 - I bought mine from this very seller (he was very helpful and accommodating) the best part... they were about .99cents each.

Good luck!

ibabe said...

Winter beach picnic is a great idea, and you can pick up pebbles and shells. And then at home some projects with them, keep in boxes, or do prints with them, paint pebbles....


I love the beach in winter, has a strange colour.


Austen said...

In a pinch, a trip to the Big Stop for milkshakes and pie always helped me shake the blues. :) Hello, squeaky counter bar stools and mile-high meringue!

Or what about a trip out to Sugar Moon Farm (not far from Truro, near Earltown)? A walk in the woods, a delicious all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, amazing coffee, and on the way back there's the Earltown General Store, which is totally awesome and totally random. But mostly awesome. I'm not sure if it's within range for you guys, but I recommend it highly.

Or what about a trip to the city to watch a movie? Last week I saw Coraline - it was fabulous! And then stop off for a bite to eat at Robie Food - their gigantic bowl of hot and sour soup could make anything better.

(Good grief, I'm making myself jealous.)

Only one more day!