Monthly Archives: December 2009

new baby ella

here’s mommy sara and premie ella on their first day as a family. the adoption process went smoothly, all papers properly signed.  aunt anna signed up to be ella’s godmother. it was a happy day.

the new mom

official paperwork

more official paperwork



“What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.”
- Benjamin Spock

party in the sky

mommy marge

on this day mommy marge was born.  no doubt there will be a great beach party in heaven today. 

i miss you & love you, mommy marge!


“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”
 - Ashley Montagu





american girl dolls!





“May Peace be your gift at Christmas and your blessing all year through! “
 - anonymous

post posts pix!

the other day while scanning the post, i noticed an invitation to submit pictures of the recent “blizzard’.

my “snowter-cycle” and 2 photos of ivan were selected!

here  they are.


on this day

December 23, 1888:
Van Gogh chops off ear  

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the event in a painting titled Self-Portrait with Bandaged Ear. Today, Van Gogh is regarded as an artistic genius and his masterpieces sell for record-breaking prices; however, during his lifetime, he was a poster boy for tortured starving artists and sold only one painting.

In May 1890, Van Gogh moved to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he continued to be plagued by despair and loneliness. On July 27, 1890, he shot himself and died two days later at age 37.



“I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.”
 - Vincent Van Gogh


true love

Horoscope for December 19, 2009
What you own and what you earn will be uppermost in your mind this weekend but don’t focus on them to the exclusion of everything else.  There are more important things in life than dollars and cents.  True love costs nothing.
this is good news as i own very little and have not been paid since november 7th.  also good to know that true love costs nothing – but leave it to the post to forget to include where i can get some.
“I read my horoscope. The first line said, ‘Ignore bad advice.’ Fine. I stopped reading my horoscope.”
Dan Spencer

16 degrees


Mostly Sunny

Hi: 34°

Lo: 25°

Mostly Sunny


here is today’s “live” nyc weather from the same site:

December 18, 2009  8 am      21° F    Partly Cloudy  

if the low for today is 25°,  how is it that some employee at weather-bug,  presumably gettting paid good money, posts that it is currently 21° (8:00 am) yet leaves the posting of low for the day at 25° ?  things like this really annoy me.  i am not using weatherbug any more. 

the ny post on the other hand, shows that it is currently 16 degrees with todays low being 26 degrees.  since nobody really takes the post too seriously it doesn’t bother me quite as much . . .  but still. . .  . is this acceptable employee behavior?

if you’re looking to hire, i suggest recruiting from the pool of peeps at wxNation – here is their report:

feels like:



“Whether the weather be fine, Whether the weather be not, Whether the weather be cold, Whether the weather be hot, We’ll weather the weather, Whatever the weather, Whether we like it or not”
 - anonymous

188 days

 on june 23rd mia’s getting a baby!

and lauren & james will change their names
to mom & dad!



“Babies are such a nice way to start people”
 Don Herold

classic case of over-frothing



“In everything the middle course is best: all things in excess bring trouble to men.”
 -Titus Maccius Plautus quotes