Friday, January 27, 2012

I Will Not Be Complaining.

I stayed up until 6am blogging. Fortunately, this is what my to-do list looks like:

Pick up pottery from kiln
Buy watercolor supplies
Sew button back on shirt
Have lunch

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Take Me Here

Tomas Transtömer says

(Winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Literature)
At times my life suddenly opens its eyes in the dark.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Float with me

This is where I will sit in my ballet slippers while I we eat the ice cream we made and giggle.

From Japanese designers H220430. The balloons are actually attached to the ceiling.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Guinea Pigs Row Tiny Boat. A Commercial Worth Seeing

My Mom's (Words with) Friends

My mom is a teacher. Not a regular teacher. She specializes in teaching children who are severely disabled, often born both blind and death, with additional development issues such as autism, cerebral palsy. She is recognized as one of our nations best teachers with an award from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and a week ago a congressman visited her.

When she's not teaching blind children how to read and deaf children how to make music, she plays Words With Friends on her iPhone. I've never played before but I hear it's like Scrabble except you can try lots of different words and have many games going on at once.

At a recent family gathering she hosted, I found her multi-tasking. She mentioned to the group that she was playing Words With Friends with her 9-year old niece in Florida. I asked her who else she played with, why and how. Her name is MoragaMama, after the town she lives in. You can change your name if you like, though, she said. A friend of hers just moved to Mexico and changed his Words With Friends name to HappyNewHere. Her niece is playing on her dad's account, BillWhite299.

"There are some people I play with who I don't know, just random strangers...." There is a lull in the room and we all start thinking about something else. Before anyone speaks, she says, sheepishly "like theBigDickBanditt."