Sunday, August 30, 2009

We Be Tripping

August was pretty great. We loaded Genson (below) into the car and drove from Miami to NYC in two days. Staying with your dog in a hotel feels very odd...but he was a trooper.

Genson even made fast friends with my in-law's lab, Jessie.
Before leaving NYC for the Bershires, we were able to spend a day with our niece, Ida.
Soon enough, we jumped ship to go to the mountains for hiking, grilling, Mass Moca and friends.
We fled back to NYC to reminisce in Brooklyn (saw Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall in Williamsburg), check out historic Jersey City, and spend time with family. We jumped back in the car to Ithaca to pick up some Vancouver friends before crossing the Canadian border for a wedding outside of Toronto...quite a driving whirlwind but so good to get away.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Inside. Cabinet. Painted.

Remember how I wanted to paint the inside of my built-in hutch? Well, I did. Who lacks initiative now, huh?

We chose a bright yellow called "Macaw" by Glidden. In fact, it's so bright that when I walk by it at night, I keep thinking there's a light on inside of it that I should turn off. Magic paint!

The below pics show the color more accurately: Macaw!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Back with Pickles

I know, I know. It's been a while. What can I say? I observe the European knack of taking the month August off.

But today, I'm making Martha's cumin and lime pickles with my mom. More to come...