Thursday, January 8, 2015

Crummy cell phone pix

I have no idea who Miss Highsmith is, but she can't be that awful.

One of each, please.

Fancy chocolate with a gold foil wrapper.

Found this dress at Malena's in West Chester: $51 and made of cheap acrylic yarn--I did like that it was lined, but the lining is synthetic and would be awful sweaty. There HAS to be a way to copy it.

The top half is essentially the giant granny square baby blanket that I've made a million times.

The bottom half is a variation of the exact same shell pattern used to make the pink baby cape back in September.

My jade plant on the left is well over a year old ... Trove's jade plant on the right is, I'm guessing, 75 or 80 years old.  Maybe 90.

LOVE this photo of Marshall in the monkey hat I made him--it even debuted on Dan and Molly's Christmas card.

Owen's blanket ...

... which is frequently used by Lillian as a magic cape.

A stink bug was in the lamp.

She gave up.

I posted one of Ron ... guess it's only fair I post one of me.

My father in law ...

My husband.  Huh, in theory they look like identical twins but in reality Ron Sr. has far more Remo than Ron Jr. who has lots of Joanne.

I was feeling nostalgic on the last night of class and took this photo.  As I look at it now, it just pisses me off because I went back to school TODAY (yesterday, by the time this gets posted).  Nostalgic? I must be some kind of moron.

I know every student/prof says this every January, but the break FLEW by.  I refuse to open a calendar and count the days, but I know it was the shortest break I've ever had.  Thanksgiving was late, exams were REALLY late, and by the time the grade deadline passed we were about eight days away from Christmas.  (I don't expect anyone to feel bad for me. It's fine.)  Seriously, it took me DAYS to get the grading done--damn, there was a lot of it--and I posted the final grades three hours before the deadline. (This is normal and also acceptable.) I kid you NOT: NINETY MINUTES after I posted grades, I had my first whiney email, "Ohhhh booo, why is my C+ a C+??? HOW CAN THIS BE??? [sob]" I deleted it.

Where I did the grading--I need to do a post on how I rearranged this room.  That's Penny and Pearl's fave new perch although typically Penny gets it ...

... causing Pearl to go sulk in the linen closet.

Penny tries to commandeer that spot on a regular basis too for no other reason than because Pearl likes it.


Ok, seriously, somebody just go buy this for me already. It's at Verde near 13th and Sansom.

As a consolation prize for having to give away the gifts that I bought, I let myself wear Leslie's and Mom's Christmas gifts around the house for about a half hour before I wrapped them.

Hold up, Pearl: I thought you said Penny is a "completely annoying jerk" who "always steals" everything that you "like best" and you "hate" her and wish she would "disappear forever"? Or is that only when you're awake?

Christmas Eve

It was on clearance at Kmart.  I didn't.

Ugh, so like I said, school started today and my only consolation prize is that my last day of day classes is APRIL 23--have you EVER heard of such a thing??? Neither have I!  Well, really, by the time grading is done it'll be closer to May 1, but even that is incredibly early.  I would say that school is the worst thing that happened to me this week, but the stomach virus that killed Mon and Tues wins the prize for that.  In comparison, school was vacation.  So I guess it's all relative.  I'm a philosopher ... can I create a syllogism for this?

  1. I don't enjoy starting school.
  2. Stomach viruses make me wish for death.  Really, how bad can death actually be? It's not like death is a virus or we would just call it a virus.  Wait: what if hell exists? What if hell isn't a fiery pit but eternal nausea?  Is there something beyond death to wish for?  Hold up: didn't Sartre write a book on this?
  3. Read Sartre's book.

  1. I don't enjoy starting school.
  2. Stomach viruses make me wish for death. (We will not speculate on what death is like here.)
  3. Thus, I would rather go to school for the rest of my life than EVER get another virus AGAIN.
  4. Did I do this right?
Whatever. I need to go to bed.


Linda C said...

Enjoyed all the cell phone photos. So many comments to add - Owen, Marshall and Lil are just adorable, glad Penny and Prrr get along sometimes, jade plants grow quickly in the right climate, love my Christmas watch, you can easily make that crochet dress, so glad you pulled yourself back from the philosophical possibilities of death by virus.

Jo Harper said...

Really, I've had three viruses in as many years and to say they make me ponder the many aspects of death is an understatement.

Tiff said...

Where did you find those scarfs?

Jo Harper said...

Scarves were at Kaly on Gay Street--same block as Iron Hill. Gorgeous jewelry too! Go on a Sun or Sat before 5pm (FREE parking! Screw you, West Chester parking!!)

Terry said...

Thanks for solving my candy heart dilemma!