25 December 2012

happy holidays

A semiannual tradition, this half of my family and I like to go to the thrift store, pick out the ugliest red and green garb we can find, and then partake in an outrageous photo shoot.

Merry Christmas!

20 December 2012

stop motion xmas

Despite being a somber trip, my recent visit out to Boston provided me some precious moments frolicking around with these whippersnappers.  My Dad adopted 9 month old twins three years ago, and these turkeys quickly became such a vital part of our family.  I adore them.  We spent the morning before I flew back wandering around a deserted Christmas tree farm, saturated with mist.  For Christmas, I wanted to do something different than the routine toys for them.  They love watching videos, so I set out to make a stop motion video.  Phew, those things are labor and time intensive!  I spent over six hours working on this baby, and it's just over a minute long!  But it was really fun, and I can't wait to do more in the future!  They haven't seen it yet, I just mailed them a card with the link on it :)  Dad, if you happen to look at this, you don't get to watch it yet, wait til xmas!

14 December 2012

weird birds shop!

Hi Friends!

Just wanted to pop in and let you know that if you want to get your order from the Weird Birds Shop in time for Christmas, you should order things this weekend so we can mail them out on Monday.  

I am taking custom orders for earrings, and we also can discuss custom designs for boxes or wooden plaques.  Go check it out, and let us know if there's something you want us to make especially for you or your loved one!

Have a wonderful weekend, hug those that you love extra hard.

meteor shower, cookies, and thanks

Thanks, sweet friends, for the encouragement and great advice.  Things are looking up, slowly but surely.  A promising interview yesterday, a kitty who doesn't know what to make of the tree in our living room, a full calendar for the upcoming weeks, and cookies.  Thank goodness for baking cookies. 
Last night, we made hot chocolate, bundled up, and went outside to watch the meteor shower.  Did you see it?  There were some long periods of nothing, but then some truly incredible, full second long, across the sky wowzers.  When we got too cold, we came in, turned off all the lights, and sat by our big window, Corn jumping from shoulder to shoulder to try and see what we were watching.  Her tail grew bushy as a deer wandered through the starlight, checking our bird feeders for loot. 

11 December 2012


It's been an exceptionally hard couple of weeks.  The night before I was scheduled to return from the funeral I was attending, Kevin got a late night phone call and found out he had to leave for a funeral as well.  We're finally both back home, trying to regain a sense of normalcy.  I've been struggling with unemployment for a while now in this little valley, and am having a particularly hard time of it lately.  So I'm here to ask you: what sorts of things do you do when you need cheering up?