Somehow I missed writing a post in November. Man. I don’t even remember November.
There was turkey right?

Well let’s see if I can remember December so far…

  • I made it to the opening reception of the “Make Your Own Kind of Music” at The Temp. A miracle as I was fighting a migraine while viewing my migraine painting. So very meta.

metaMigraine             The show is up through this weekend. Check it out!

  • Got our #kickassxmastree and decked the halls, plus 90% of shopping done.

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  • Erin lost 2 more teeth.
  • Rats ate my car!
  • My semester ended. I got an A. Printmaking B next term!


  • Went to San Mateo last weekend with Kyle for the final Power League tournament. They came in 8th in the Gold Division. Not too shabby. And again ended higher than the 17-1s team so yay!

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  • Missed Second Saturday, but sold one of my pieces at the Art Under 100 Bucks show at BodyTribe! Still 2 very affordable prints available. ::wink wink nudge nudge::


  • While we were out of town, Erin got sick. Fever for 2 days and ended up in Urgent Care Sunday night. Diagnosis: flu.

Photo Dec 15, 7 40 24 PM

  • Kyle and I got home and then turned right around and got flu shots. joy and soreness.
  • Erin is out of school for 4 days and also has an ear infection! poor thing is sick sick sick.

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  • Finished and mailed xmas cards.
  • And today, finally got around to making some art! man, I am rusty.

So. Yeah. December has been all that and then some. And next week is Christmas!!

ho ho ho





#1 – Signing up here (Grace In Small Things)

#2 – Potty training victories.

#3 – Erin talking to Uncle Paul on the phone.

#4 – Working on my painting all morning!

#5 – Quads so sore I can barely walk. (I’m complaining bitterly, but it’s a good thing, really)

Wage a battle against embitterment and take part in Grace in Small Things.


Wow. I am really sucking at this whole blogging thing.  My baby boy turned 13!  on Feb. 1st without nary a mention. I mean really, I am a mother of a teenager now! That is some wicked bad lack of blog motivation. So, let’s catch up with young master Kyle shall we?

  1. Yes, Kyle is officially a smelly teenager. But he’s had that crap teenage attitude for ages now – he’s gifted ya know?
  2. For his birthday I set him up with a Facebook account. Now I can embarrass him in front of his friends from the comforts of my own chair.
  3. Kyle and I did light painting photos on the beach one night and then made solar prints in Santa Cruz last month. Very fun.
  4. Kyle starting having behavior problems again at school. Detentions have been bumped up to Referrals.
  5. Baby got his first suspension. So. not. cool.
  6. Behavior has now improved but his grades are in the toilet.
  7. Kyle made the 7th grade Boys Volleyball team.
  8. Of course he’s benched until he gets those grades up.
  9. I was invited to participate in the Bent Twig Art Show at Vox this month and chose Kyle as my “twig” (an established artist is joined by an upcoming/new artist).
  10. Kyle made 2 mixed media tiles for the show, while I showed 3 Holga diptychs.
  11. Kyle sold one of his tiles!!!  my baby had his first gallery sale at 13 – that rawks!
  12. Even at the ripe old age of 13, Kyle stills screams like a girl.
  13. I love the boy.

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