Monday, October 16, 2006

jon's been cheating

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on our cats, that is.



He took quite a liking to my sister's two cats, Charlie and Riley, while we were at my parent's house. I think our cats could smell other cats on his clothes when we came home. They're not happy with him right now.



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These cats are quite the acrobats. Here is Riley catching some air while he chases after the laser pointer. Too bad I couldn't get a picture of the ground below to give some perspective (he was about 4 feet off the floor in this pic).



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Sunday, October 15, 2006

rachel/rachael

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Yesterday morning I got a call from my good friend Rachael from high school. She was in town from NYC for two days to hang the show she curated and to attend the opening. She has turned into an "art snob" in front of my very eyes and it's so cool to see some of the opportunities that have come her way. First working for the design department at MOMA and being the assistant curator for their SAFE show. And now at PS1 in Manhatten, an offshoot of MOMA that features contemporary art.



She still cracks me up. It's quite funny because I was just telling my mom a classic Rachael story on Friday afternoon. She and her mom were shopping at Smith and Hawken (a ritzy, upscale garden shop) and Rachael decided to ask one of the employees if they had any plastic blue and white Virgen Mary statues for her garden. She went on and on trying to convince the employee that she had gotten her previous statue at the store a few years back, but that it had been damaged by the wind. Rachael's retelling of the story was absolutely hilarious and I was in tears trying to relay it to my mom. She's always got a great story to tell!



Rachael and I have twin families, because she has a sister, Rebecca and a mother, Ruth. And I have two sisters, Ruth and Rachel.



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In other news, my little sister turned 17 today! She's growing up so fast. Somehow, I still think of her as a little eight year old. I remember being so shocked to come home from school on winter break and discover that she knew how to read - where did that come from?!? Rachel loved her cotton candy ice cream cake - bright pink goodness.



Thursday, October 5, 2006

argh...

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Jon and I started house-hunting a couple of weeks ago. Since then we've looked at lots of houses and learned lots of mortgage and real estate jargon. Silly us for sensationalizing the whole process and thinking that we'd find a house quickly and be moved in by the beginning of November! We placed an offer on a house last week but ended up pulling our offer after a few days of negotiation with the sellers - the price just wasn't right. If only we could buy a house like you can customize and buy a Mac! Everything would be so much easier...just type in the square footage, neighborhood, number of bedrooms, architecture, and voila - the perfect house in 7-10 business days.



We've taken this week off from obsessing about houses and are getting caught up on freelance projects and housework. It's nice to finally get some things done and feel productive again. And we're back into our normal evening routine...reading in bed and resting with the kitties...



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In other news, my first quilt was featured on the fabric designer's blog yesterday! I'm definitely looking forward to sewing more once the house mania dies down.