Archive | July, 2010

This week needs a do-over

27 Jul

(Photo compliments of The Washington Post).

We had seen the weather warnings on Sunday but did not think it would be a storm with 70 mph winds, hard rain and the power to knock out the power. Our power went out before the storm even arrived and then as it rolled in we watched our neighbors shutters bounce off the cars below. Miss H is not a fan of thunder or lightening and frantically ran around the living room and hiding under the dining room table. It was a quick storm but it did a ton of damage in the area. After a few hours and the power company saying that they had no update on when our power would be restored, we packed up and went to Jorge and Gina’s house. They did not even get a drop of rain (and live 10 miles from us). In the few hours we were waiting for it to come back- the temperature was steadily rising because it was still 95 degress outside.

Miss H was kind of crabby but I thought it was from the heat, the unfamiliar setting and the tooth that was breaking through. We hung out in the nice cool air, had dinner and put Miss H down to bed. In the middle of the night- she woke up a few times but I thought it was because she does not like her pack and play crib. Silly mommy.

Monday morning things went even more downhill with her mood but luckily the power was back. Also, I realized she was burning up and had a fever so after a chat with the doctor’s office- they wanted us to come in immediately. The culprit of the bad mood and fever was a double ear infection. Bad one. And, since Miss H’s ears seem to produce an abnormal amount of wax, the doctor (and two nurses) had to clean her ears out before they could confirm the infection. This did not improve the mood at all.

Now, she is on antibiotics and I think on the mend. I had flashbacks of my childhood when I picked up the pink liquid amoxicillin and remembered how awful it tasted but was happy to learn that it is now bubble gum flavored. We are all surviving her first ear infection and hope it is the last!

And, kudos to our power company for getting our power back on quickly because some of my co-workerd might not have power until this weekend. Ugh.

Hope everyone is having a nice week!

Art Class II

24 Jul

It is hotter than hot here right now. Today was over 100 and so was yesterday and I think tomorrow is supposed to be the same. At least it is not snowing? Due to the excessive heat- we have spent a lot of time in the air conditioning. Luckily the tube never gets old.

Miss H loved a friend’s beanbag so much that we now have one for our house. However, for some reason we ordered the oversized one and it is huge (I guess we should have guessed that from the name, dimensions and added delivery charge). On the plus side, we can all use it and Miss H will probably be taking it to college.

Today in class- we did photo screen prints. After digging through tons of old photos- looking for two that showed a good amount of contrast- I opted for an Italian theme for class today. The photos were from our 2002 trip and I was not totally convinced they would turn out well.

Here are the photos and the 8×10 transparency of the pictures.

After burning the image into the silkscreen-I thought the arch from Assisi would turn out better than the canals of Venice but I was completely wrong.

Mom’s pier turned out really well too.

My arch was so so. The nice teacher said we could improve it next week so maybe there is hope.

And, our work at the end of the day.

Mom recently got back from a trip to North Carolina and Miss H got a t-shirt and a horse. Yep, a horse made from a tire that will be able to hang in a tree. It is a pretty cool swing but I am sure some of you are wondering exactly where we are going to hang this since we have no trees currently. Well, that will be our next year house and Miss H will be the perfect size for it then!

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!