just the other week…

in recalling all the fabulousness of 2009, let me share with ya this:

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something pretty from the Disney Parade of Lights – my album on Flickr is filled with soft focus shots, but you’ll get an idea of what those ‘mad about the mouse’ peeps can pull off with a bit of ‘magic’ (we call it budget)…

The trip was fun, this parade seemed to never end, and I’m sure Boo and I and MnMnZ won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.

ciao,
s.

just the other week…

Current Mood: thankful

Current Music:This Moment – Matthew Sweet – Sweet Relief : A Benefit For Victoria Williams
in recalling all the fabulousness of 2009, let me share with ya this:

something pretty from the Disney Parade of Lights – my album on Flickr is filled with soft focus shots, but you’ll get an idea of what those ‘mad about the mouse’ peeps can pull off with a bit of ‘magic’ (we call it budget)…

The trip was fun, this parade seemed to never end, and I’m sure Boo and I and MnMnZ won’t be forgetting it anytime soon.

ciao,
s.

just 24 hours to go…

isn’t that a Ramones tune? I think not.

So yeah – one more day. We’ll make it through this year. We’ll make it through the ‘naughties’ – one of the best monikers I’ve read for the ’00s…

does anyone recall the slide into the ’00s? all the fear and uncertainty of a new millennium. turns out to be both exciting and the same ol’ same old.

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Our local ‘nice place to go for a walk’ – Northgate Park – had their annual holiday luminaries the other weekend – was able to grab a few pics. Such a nice effect.

So, we’ll spend the day prepping for a celebration – a hearty ‘Hoorah!’ to welcome 2010, and an equally hearty ‘Farewell’ to 2009 and the whole decade. I’m hoping to be happily befriended and even perhaps a tad buzzed – I think I could use it. May your plans and hopes and celebrations be enjoyable, safe, memorable and life affirming. If not, set something on fire to make it go BOOM!

oh nice – now it’s Madness – One Step Beyond! so nice to have music make to make ya smile.

ciao,
s.

just 24 hours to go…

Current Mood: thankful

Current Music:Styx – Too Much Time On My Hands (as played on 96.5 Jack FM out of Seattle)
isn’t that a Ramones tune? I think not.

So yeah – one more day. We’ll make it through this year. We’ll make it through the ‘naughties’ – one of the best monikers I’ve read for the ’00s…

does anyone recall the slide into the ’00s? all the fear and uncertainty of a new millennium. turns out to be both exciting and the same ol’ same old.

Our local ‘nice place to go for a walk’ – Northgate Park – had their annual holiday luminaries the other weekend – was able to grab a few pics. Such a nice effect.

So, we’ll spend the day prepping for a celebration – a hearty ‘Hoorah!’ to welcome 2010, and an equally hearty ‘Farewell’ to 2009 and the whole decade. I’m hoping to be happily befriended and even perhaps a tad buzzed – I think I could use it. May your plans and hopes and celebrations be enjoyable, safe, memorable and life affirming. If not, set something on fire to make it go BOOM!

oh nice – now it’s Madness – One Step Beyond! so nice to have music make to make ya smile.

ciao,
s.

Lots to choose from…

Current Mood:happy

Current Music:93.3 KGSR
but I can honestly say I’ve enjoyed the 2 hours plus of listening to :
KGSR Radio Austin/ via iTunage … check out their recent playlist:
2:54 PM “EVERY BREATHE YOU TAKE” – POLICE
2:50 PM “HOOK (SINGLE EDIT)” – BLUES TRAVELER
2:46 PM “BROWN SUGAR” – ROLLING STONES
2:36 PM “WHEELS” – FOO FIGHTERS
2:29 PM “SKATEAWAY” – DIRE STRAITS
2:25 PM “CRIMINAL” – FIONA APPLE
2:20 PM “FAST AS YOU” – DWIGHT YOAKAM
2:16 PM “FUNNY THE WAY IT IS (RADIO E” – DAVE MATTHEWS BAND
2:12 PM “RADIO FREE EUROPE” – R.E.M.
2:02 PM “CHASING PIRATES” – NORAH JONES
1:58 PM “IF YOU COULD ONLY SEE” – TONIC
1:53 PM “LUST FOR LIFE” – IGGY POP
1:50 PM “MAYBE” – INGRID MICHAELSON
1:45 PM “DECEMBER (LP VERSION)” – COLLECTIVE SOUL
1:41 PM “GAMES WITHOUT FRONTIERS” – PETER GABRIEL
1:30 PM “HARVEST MOON” – NEIL YOUNG
1:27 PM “BABY DID A BAD BAD THING” – CHRIS ISAAK
1:24 PM “THESE ARE DAYS” – 10000 MANIACS/NATALI
1:20 PM “YOU FOUND ME” – FRAY
1:16 PM “OVER THE RAINBOW” – IZ
1:13 PM “WALK ON THE OCEAN” – TOAD THE WET SPROCKE
1:03 PM “BRINGDOWN” – BOB SCHNEIDER
1:01 PM “BREAKDOWN” – TOM PETTY/& THE HEAR
12:57 PM “WEST TEXAS HIGHWAY” – LYLE LOVETT
12:54 PM “INTERSTATE LOVE SONG” – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS
12:51 PM “HELP ME” – JONI MITCHELL
12:48 PM “A-PUNK” – VAMPIRE WEEKEND
12:39 PM “TUFF ENUFF” – FABULOUS THUNDERBIRD
12:35 PM “KILLER LIFE” – SHERYL CROW
12:31 PM “BROWN EYED GIRL” – VAN MORRISON
12:28 PM “ARE YOU GONNA BE MY GIRL” – JET

yup – weird and cool.

~ S ~ || dona nobis pacem ||

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”

ok, so why is chilly so damn chilly??

Current Mood: thankful
I’m ok with the change of season, really I am.
it makes heated mattress pads soooo much more enjoyable.
But I am feeling COLD these past few days, when the temps go from 58 to 45; I step outside and think ‘why is it freezing?’ but it’s not. then I get up and it’s 27 outside, and that makes our floors kinda chilly – and I understand I should think 27 is cold… ugh.
why the hell am I bitching about the weather? shouldn’t I have a seething comment on the inability of the TSA to keep a suspected radical off our planes? or the annoyances of the season in general – did you send a care package to any of our soldiers in the front lines? Neither did I…

On the really up / positive side, Boo and I poked and prodded our ‘den’ into a more useable ‘boo’s room’ configuration over the past weekend – here take a look –

I’m kinda enjoying the Windows 7 experience – not sure if it’s cause ‘new’ can be enjoyable, or if it’s finding out about really useful features – like being able to create a new folder in a file explorer window or the desktop with the keyboard shortcut CRTL + SHIFT + N … really, that’s useful for people who make documents or need to organize photos into a folder … and now I don’t have to stop, select file – new – folder, or right click and hunt down ‘new – folder’ options. I hear Shari has a new lappytoppy – who knows, we’ll both find out cool things about Win7!

ok, a short post before I get my day started…
hope the end of the year is treating you well.

ciao,
s.

and so a short run to the end of the year…

Current Mood: thankful

Current Music:Stephen Colbert & Elivis Costello, and friends…
that sounds like we can do that, right?
took a really good whack at rearranging our den the last two days – I’d say boo is ok with where it’s going… we’ll see if we can make it usable by 2010…
the weekend and the holiday went fabulously, with only minor hassles – you know, like lots of rain on our way out to see Cam and her family in Zebulon… and then later that night a visit to the Carrie and Nate’s gave us foggy weather – sweet.
Meals with MnMnZ and gifts from friends and family, nice days like today where we had the windows open as we dusted – can not complain.
things sound good at the other corners of the Wallace universe – Blood’s making here way back to seattle, having enjoyed the family warmth in Wyoming and Montana… Shari has a new ‘puter, and I can’t wait to see pics and hear the stories of the upstate holidaze… (mikeymatt – how’d things go??). Wendy sounded good, though she had a quiet holiday – and don’t we all deserve one of those from time to time??? She did host turkey day afterall!

So this update is from within the LJ site, we’ll see how it links to my Facebook page – oh convergence, why aren’t we there yet?

I do hope those who browse my collection of words here have enjoyed themselves and their friends and families over the past few weeks – and I hope your new year is filled with joy and good times.

ciao,
s.
(I’ll have to figure our my sig one of these days…)

’twas the morning of the 25th, and all through the house…

Current Mood: thankful

Current Music:Jane’s Addiction – Ripple (Greatful Dead cover)
every creature was stirring, even the mouse. Well, actually, I use a trackball.

Odd story – Boo was sharing with our amiga Beth how she has one thumb muscle that seems over developed – when she’s rocking out at guitar hero her right hand actually gets some ‘thumb pump’ … Beth was mildly interested, and asked “do you do anything special with that one thumb?” … and we pondered, and Boo realized that perhaps it’s her trackball thumb!!

So we’ve made it to today, with a rainy day ahead of us, delicious smelling soap behind us, and one blue dog who’s a bit perplexed that her mom and dad were pretty ok with her destroying a non-squeaking dog toy. Merry Christmas! for those who believe, Happy Newtonmas for those who believe also …

now, one thing I’ve been thinking about (not even really pondering) is traditions and making your own traditions as life – how to get through the ‘grueling’-ness of the end of the year madness. Parties seem to be a big thing … people are really the key. How will I make a new tradition that only gets a chance to play through once a year? Don’t know, but I’m willing to chip away at it … oh screw it … look at these pictures!!!!!!!

how about this – have too much fun. Really – jump into a snow bank, start a snow ball war, drink more rum…

happy holidays my friends…

ciao,

~ S ~ || dona nobis pacem ||

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”

snowy saturday mornings

Current Mood:awake
chilled toes, warm pups, lots to do…
but first – a picture!

There was much fun to be had LAST weekend when Boo and I bopped down to Orlando to catch up with MnMnZ + both sets o’ grandparents for Z’s 9th birthday.

Rollercoasters, dinners, flume rides! yeah, good times. Plus Elvis. How can you not be happy?

Well, they could have kept the hot tub open past 9pm sunday night – our tootsies definitely needed that kind of love. C’est la vie …

Well, gonna get some pics sorted for the 307 Knox 5th Anniv party to be held tonight at the Pinhook in D’Town… come on by if you’re local – wait for my pics if you’re not!

ciao,
s.

~ S ~ || dona nobis pacem ||

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”