Wednesday, May 31, 2006

National Spelling Bee Begins...

Today! :o) Read all about it over at Merriam-Webster's site. (Click the blog entry title above.)

New grandma's happiness


bundled up
Originally uploaded by allisonandmatt.
Sweet photo of Aunt Tricia and Baby Tobin! Now...where's Uncle "New Grandpa" Larry?

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

New cousin!


who is that?
Originally uploaded by allisonandmatt.
My cousin and his wife just had their first baby on Friday. Welcome little Tobin Lee to the world! The four-legged friend in the photo is "big sister" Hannah.

Grandmother is now a great-grandmother. How odd that seems. Everyone's growing up and growing old. Ah, one cannot stem the tide of time. But we can sure enjoy the good stuff along the way, no?

More cutie-patootie photos of Tobin (and a set of Hannah too!) and of his family are available at Flickr (click To's pic). There's even a "Toblog."

Happy happy!!! :o)

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wedding Hair


Wedding Hair
Originally uploaded by ElenaSings.
This is the most gorgeous hairdo I've had in my life yet. The customer gal sitting at the salon station next to me thought that I was the bride.

This photo was taken after the wedding reception....'round 11:00 p.m. Eastern or so. Yes, it lasted ALL day long. Yes, there was a lot of hairspray in that 'do. And yes, even my makeup survived a full day's wear.

Check my Flickr page for a back view of all the ribbon curls.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Calling all Mac geeks: Advice needed

So I'm contemplating the virtues of the iBook and of the PowerBook. Which one should I purchase? I want to surf the Web, blog, check e-mail, shop, and write the maybe-great American novel. Yep, all the girly stuff. I figure I need AppleWorks, Safari (or something), and what else? And I really really want Myst IV: Revelation. (But I think I've got to get Uru first...wasn't that the name of the thing? I forget.)

Guys, if you give me great advice, I might just make you a batch of cookies and send them to ya. *bats eyelashes*

Boogie Break!

Everybody boogie in your office chair! "And swivel! And swivel!" *boogie-oogie-oogie* Now do The Swim...

"You my brown-eyed girl..."

Yep, this Tuesday's goin' kinda slow...

"Do you remember when we usta sing... shalalalalalalalalalalaGEEdah ... lateedah!"

Good times. Good times.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Elena and Ashpenaz Revealed

I just think my younger sister is too cute!

When we were little, we would often play beauty shop, and I would do her makeup and hair. Her hair always made the cutest pigtails and ponytails.

Ashpenaz (or Ashley the Blue Raider) is one of my best friends and confidantes. She's one of my most ardent and enthusiastic cheerleaders, and she also keeps me from making many fashion faux pas.

Right now, she's off on a working vacation, ie. an internship. She's loving the city she's in, enjoying the art galleries and all the historical sites. Have fun, Ashes!

Monday, May 01, 2006

Belated Benedictions on the Blog-versary

Leave it to me to be 18 days late congratulating my very own blog for being in existence for two years...

the birth

Happy day, little blog! ;o)