Food, Photos and Travel

Friday, February 22, 2008

Memory Lane

I was digging around in some old baby photos today, and discovered these two photos. As you can clearly see, my DNA dropped it's pants and pooped all over my husband's:

Me in 1977:

Look at that swing, btw. I bet my dad made it out of a couple of fishing poles and a tarp.

My son in 1999:

Friday, February 15, 2008


A Poem by Quentin Picard

I was walking
through the forest.
The trees were going
wild slash swing swish.
It was like the
trees were having
a fight. Smack wack
crack snap.
Some branches
fell to the ground.
A twig almost
hit me in the
head. I fell when
I dodged it. It
sort of hurt a
little bit. I
got a scratch
and my hair got
stuck on a tree
I pulled and
pulled and finally I
got unstuck. My hair
ripped a little.

Quentin was 8 years old when he wrote this.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Winter in Vermont

We have been bombarded with snow this year. Especially compared to last year when we had barely a flake before March and 70 degree days in January. I guess global warming is taking a year off.

Last week, after several days of snow, everything was covered in a blanket of fresh white snow. It takes a lot to get me outside to take photos in the winter, but this was too beautiful to pass up, so Jon, Quentin and I loaded up the car and took off for a drive. Unfortunately it started snowing while we were out, so most of photos look like they were taken through a white screen. I did get a few that I was happy with...

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


I can't believe it's been over a month since I've last posted! Actually, yes, I can believe it.... January is a lazy month of recovery, so many things get neglected this time of year.

Soo... what have I been up to? I started my third class at the Art Institute. The classes are online, and last 5 weeks each so they go by quickly. We are required to participate 4 days a week, so they take up a lot of time. The class I'm taking this session is Electronic Design, and it covered a lot of material, from creating newsletters, newspaper ads, magazine ads, and even designing logos and a 4 page website.

On the business side of things, it's been a slow month, but it usually is in January since most of my clients are recovering from the holidays. It's starting to pick back up, and I expect to be back in full swing very soon.

One of my friends from the Soap Dish Forum got married at the end of December. As a gift to her, a whole bunch of people pitched in to buy her product photography for her business, Faerie Made Soaps. In total, they raised almost $800! I was amazed at the outpouring of friendship. My gift to her, was to donate the rest of the project, to give her a set of completely custom photos just for her! We aren't finished yet, but here's a sneak peek of what I've created for her: