why i love my husband

flickr photo: pink by seetying
i called him yesterday to let him know that i had finally decided with 100% certainty that if we ever decide to have a baby and if it turns out to be a girl we would name her [sorry - it's good enough to keep secret]. jack, who had heard me rambling on about this for a few days, simply said "that is beautiful".

he reminds me so much of benjamin barry in how to lose a guy in 10 days when they are a the chick flick marathon and she's harrassing him about what is he thinking and he says something like: if you must know, i 'm sitting here thinking about how beautiful you are...


he was a quiet man. well acted, and different. downside: wasn't a comedy at all, and i just can't take jack bauer's daughter seriously after all the really stupid stuff she did on 24.

sylvia. really good, but so freaking depressing. i hate ted hughes.

trust the man. not very funny, but made me feel lucky about my love life. and i like maggie gyllenhaal.

3:10 to yuma. one of the best movies i've seen in a long time. loved russell crowe in it. not boring.

hamlet. so good, loved this. i am partial to modern shakespeare interpretations though.

gangs of new york. too sad and too long. took a while to get into it. but not too bad.

peewee's big adventure. funny i remember this being about him saving animals, and forgot all the stolen bike stuff. worth it to watch with kids for the large marge scene, which gave me nightmares as a child. hilarious.

underdog. this one surprises me that the kids get so much genuine pleasure out of it. i expected it to be too young for them - they love star wars and lord of the rings - but they laughed out loud and were on the edge of their seats.


the apron is finished. next time i attempt an apron, i won't pick one unneedlessly complicated. gathers and lining? this should be a nightgown! and next time, i'll pick a domestic print like little rosebuds or something...

:: swap-bot. for photography swaps. i really like sharing mine.

:: sewing. my apron is finished. now my weekender can be justified. hopefully, it looks as good as this.

:: a photo a day? 5 at a time sounds more manageable. can i? should i? does that mean 29 now to catch up?

:: bloglines! i can check all hundred blogs i read for new posts in seconds!

:: it's possible to get my ipod songs back onto the computer (i deleted them because i didn't have enough hard drive space...)


i've decided to try out project 365, and see if i can keep it up. i came across it a few times, before i was actually inspired to try it by this blog. so i will post 31 pictures for january sometime soon, then start in february. i probably won't even worry about taking a picture for each day, but just try to have seven or so by the end of the week, or 30 or so by the end of the month. hey, low expectations, right?


our holiday travel lasted long enough, real life awaits. darkroom starts tomorrow and i am so excited to get back to photography. only thing is, i miss color.


make a quilt.

learn to knit. i don;t even wear stuff like this, but she makes me want to!

make this bag (!). 

learn how to make jewelry.

obviously very inspired by the blog i just found - craftaholic - and have been spending the morning reading the archives. i want her bag. i've promised myself that if i ever finish the apron i can have it...

recent roundup

in no particular order...

the ice storm - yawn. boring and sad and barely any katie holmes.

pans labyrinth - i've had this since july and just watched it. wasn't scary like i expected. sad, but it was too sad. so sad that instead of being really really sad, i was wondering the whole time what sadder thing will happen next? schindler's list meets alice in wonderland.

saturday night fever - life sucks, man. great movie and costumes, john t. great, but too sad and not really a love story like i expected. what did he see in her?

young guns - i rented this thinking of young guns II, which i remember being pretty awesome. this was just ok. no blaze of glory here. love baby keifer and emilio though.

2008 things

wear out my sparkly orange chinese mary janes.

make a quilt.

learn to knit. join stitch n bitch.

print out two years of pictures put them in frames and albums.


Through it all, because of it all, in spite of it all.

i read this simple line yesterday in a post that this blogger wrote to her husband for their anniversary. it almost made me cry and all night i keep thinking about it. i'm not sure why it moves me so much. it just so perfectly sums up marriage, or what i really mean is this is exactly how my love for him is.

gifts for him

starting a list so i can remember next time a holiday comes...

starbucks thermal travel coffee press - because we inevitiably wind up in a hotel room without a coffeemaker, and this man can not function without coffee...

bustedtees shirts - funny how and so many of their tees fit with our inside jokes...

whats in a name?

i did this quiz (thanks rosa) to find out what my name meant... wow - it's pretty true (can i say that without sounding conceited? ok, minus all the inflated compliments...) especially the last paragraph:

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.
You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out. Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia. Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection. You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive. You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts. You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

try it: What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

the winter blur is over

and today i can sleep. ok - winter's not really over, but it is 70s and sunny here in texas so it feels like it is.

christmas was fun: seeing old friends, spending time with both of our families, putting together a million lego star wars sets, playing in the snow, and my long-awaited present to myself - a holga.

i always end up having to do most of the building. we were rockstar parents via ebay this year - spent way too much money and bought many of the retired lego sets they wanted...

i spent time in louisiana, massachusetts, and texas this holiday and none of them really feel like home anymore. i think out of all, gloucester felt most home, which surprised me. i miss it so. the beauty and simpleness and seasons. but the gray sky all day and the dark coming at 5 pm really got me depressed last year. i felt so isolated... but that's more me and less the state i've realized.

this is as sunny as it ever gets:

and so my real resolution for this year is for life not to feel so temporary. i've felt like i'm waiting for so long now, but this is it! i want it to feel real.

and i can't resist posting this: he almost broke his leg sledding


simple, personal, new year's resolutions:

get dressed every day.
put on makeup more often than not.
exercise (join the y?)
get a haircut every two months, maybe dye too.
go shopping.
cook occasionally and have food in the house.
return library books on time.