Sunday, November 30, 2008

Still. No. C1000

Sent my C1000 back to the shop and have not gotten it back yet. Losing faith.
Hope to get it back in yummy, crema like perfection sometime this week.
Gees, I wasn't aware that as a decaf drinker I could still be so addicted to my love.

Friday, November 21, 2008

So Sad

I am so sad right now. A few minutes ago I was very, very happy. Darn that few minutes.

You see, several weeks ago our beloved C1000 coffee maker was on the fritz. I called the service number, packed up the machine, sent it back to the manufacturer, paid $250.00 to get an "overhaul" and just got our beautiful machine back tonight! YAY, well, uh, not really.

When I went to plug it in, reset it and start it up I could smell the luxurious coffee in the grinder, I anticipated the carmely golden brown drink to flow through the spout and into my cup.

Nada, nope nothing. I looked at the manual, repeated procedures multiple times and still. It doesn't work.

And my next thought, $250 for wha??? Luckily I have my trusty french press to fill in the gap (and a phone call to make).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Love Tree

Who knew that a boy carving in a tree...

would lead to this

which would eventually lead to these...

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Love this Photo

Have you ever felt like this? The Hubs and I were driving down the freeway when I spotted this horse with it's head in the wind.
I loved the expression on the horse, as if it were experiencing total bliss. I crave that feeling too.

Simple Decisions

Several years ago when the hubs and I first moved to San Diego from a then very expensive San Francisco, we made a decision that would change the course of our lives. When we chose to move from San Francisco to Golden Hill, we weren't yet married. In San Francisco the loft apartments across the street from our place were renting for $5000 and month. That is not a typo.$5000!
We moved to San Diego to be closer to our relatives but also for the hope of getting ahead, of starting a life for ourselves.
We chose a small one bedroom apartment in Golden Hill. We weren't rolling in cash, however Michael was selling his artwork at a gallery here in town called Exclusive Collections, and we were making rent. It wasn't until we made the fateful purchase of a hat, that the sales and subject matter of his art started to evolve into something a bit more curious. I was in a (now defunct) antique store in South Park with my then MIL to be, about to walk out of the store when I looked up at the most gorgeous, antique cloche hat I had seen. It was $60. Michael and I didn't really have a lot of money to spare so I called him and discussed with him, my desire to have the hat. The rest is history.

That $60 hat sure has turned into many more $'s than we ever could've imagined.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Em and Evs at the Pumpkin Patch

Emmet and Everett at the Pumpkin Patch
Originally uploaded by studioflohr

Recently we went to the pumpkin patch. Here is a great shot from that day. It has become one of our family's traditions to go every year, the weekend prior to Halloween. It feels good starting a family tradition of our own. Something to customize the legacy that our Grandfathers and Grandmothers place in our care. So, in addition to eating black-eyed peas on New Year's Day, we will be heading to the 'Patch for many years to come. What are some of your family traditions?

Monday, November 3, 2008

I love this quilt

(photo courtesy of

I would love to be the proud owner of this quilt. Unfortunately it has already sold at the Etsy shop. But...tutorial and quilt kits are available here. When I finish all of my holiday projects, maybe I'll have to whip up one of these. Hmmmn.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Elvis on Toast

Elvis on Toast, originally uploaded by studioflohr.

You know you are out there! You folks who had dogs before you had your kids. Remember when Fido was your only baby and you never imagined anything could trump your baby (except for, well a baby!). Kids of the human kind sure displace doggy down a bit on the attention giving scale, but every now and then we amuse ourselves and Charlie a.k.a "Toast" a.k.a "Tos" (short for halitosis) with a little dress-up. He really likes it, can't you tell?