Friday, November 28, 2008


i am alone.
c.j. is in l.a., sandra just knocked on our door and stole eli away to play with her kids and now i am sitting here on a friday evening alone. this sucks.

i am tired. i need to go buy groceries. there is some laundry to be done. some bills to pay. i guess i will do something like that.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

christmas: up and running

this weekend has been fairly productive.

eli came down with a croupy head and chest cold on friday, so it was a slow day while we spent the day at home.
we decided to throw-up the christmas decor on saturday. c.j. is leaving on wednesday morning to fly to las vegas to spend thanksgiving with his family, then he will drive over to l.a. to attend a USC game with dad and the guys. we figured that since he doesn't get home till the sunday and monday is officially december we had better use our time wisely and just gitt'er done.
in my mind, one less thing to do in the next little while.

i was able to clean out under the bathroom sinks, chuck empty containers, discard old crusty lotion and junk. i swear it multiplies...
i filled 3 huge garbage bags to send to the salvation army full of elis old clothes age 12-18 months which freed up 3 storage bins in the basement. i shed a few tears remembering how cute he was at that age in those clothes. how stupid is that. it is just clothes, but it did remind me of him at that wonderful little age.

it's the last week of november folks. can you believe how fast this month has flown by? or is it just me?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

TIME shots

so, these two will be in next weeks TIME issue. the statue of liberty was all mocked up to be the cover, however, the art director was concerned that it sent a broader message regarding the united states "state" than just an issue regarding health care. i get it, fine... so look for the cover with a kid sticking his tongue out ready to be examined by a doctor. the "safe" cover.

also, we all know a blood pressure cuff belongs on the upper arm... it's an illustration folks, a representation of a concept... besides, c.j. couldn't get lady liberty to move her robes, she is kind of crusty that way.

for eli

this one is for eli. perfect lyrics for him. we have been rocking out to this since he was born.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

for ida

just ordered one of these in pink for ida's room.  it shall be oh, so, cute.
via pennypeople on etsy {out of toronto, i might add}


*this morning, as soon as eli woke up, he came to me and said, "can i read the new testament to you?".  sure, i said, as soon as you get dressed, brush your hair, eat breakfast and go to school!.... THERE'S NO TIME!  let's read when you get home...

*eli will sit and read for hours.  on saturday, c.j. got him 18 books from the library.  by 7:00 am the next morning, as we were trying to get out the door to church, he was finishing up #16 and informed us he had 2 left.  the dude is a machine.  

*today "A Maid for a Day" came and deep cleaned my entire house.  let's just say, best money i have ever spent.  worth every penny.  when i broke my foot last year, i had them coming every 3 weeks and it helped out so much.  not that our house is/was a pig-sty, but the deep cleaning maintenance helps everything run a little smoother.

*from the sound of it, c.j. found a new studio space today.  it is huge (2000 sq/ft).   he is on cloud 9.  if he gets in there quick enough, a new years party will be planned...  

*c.j. is working on a bunch of different stuff, possible TIME cover, will post when approved.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


i love the little dude under the paper.

diamonds from diamonds

c.j. found this the other day.  it was a blog entry written by dermot cleary the photographer that shot him for Avenue Magazine several months back.  interesting to read about it from his perspective.  enjoy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

prop 8

i am going to call it, even though cnn hasn't yet {with 95% of the precincts in....}.  
once again YES.  we made efforts in 2000 when c.j. and i lived in l.a. and again family and friends made extraordinaire efforts this year.  way to stand up be counted.  it's what its all about.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

pick and roll...

eli, cole and spencer have been playing in an indoor soccer league this year.  they have had 2 practices so far.  lots of drills, running and picking a wedgies...