Monday, January 30, 2012

not the same rush

today I added about $350

worth of vintage kilim pillows

to my etsy cart

then I bought this

for $3.50

the pillows are still in my cart though


you are different


Sunday, January 22, 2012

please advise

this is new at my house

it is big

bigger than I pictured

that is a twin size mattress on it

my neighbor who is an upholsterer

is making a cover for it

out of fabric I already owned

he is charging me $45

that is pretty much slave labor I think

this was my inspiration

but we had to paint it all white because 

we could not afford nice wood

I would like it to look a little more like the above

and less like the below photo

it's cute but too tailored
and matchy for me

I need some of these I think

and I'm considering painting the window frame black

the mattress cover is blackish and plain

but with texture

also considering adding a sheepskin

but the word skin is holding me back

basically I want a cozy place to read

but not a fluffy place to read

oh and a bamboo shade is planned

your thoughts?


Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

You might want to know

you might want to know
that George Gina & Lucy
is now at
free shipping both ways
and they are on sale
they were previously not widely available
online in the US

I once drove from Minneapolis to Chicago
to buy mine
But I was young and crazy then
It is still my favorite


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Your prayers and positive energy are working

It was a crazy emotional night

Jack moved his arms

We returned to the ice

His little brother is one cool dude

My kids are in the news video,

A second video explains what a nice kid he is

I'm not with them because I stand on the bench


Friday, January 6, 2012

Kids are great

this is written and performed by one of my all time favorite
kids at BSM
in honor of Jack

he is an amazing talent

too bad he wants to be a doctor


Thursday, January 5, 2012

He will not walk

The surgery to fuse his spine went well

but allowed the doctors to see 

that the injury to the spinal cord was horrifc

Jack will not walk and does not have use of his hands.

The outpouring of support on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Caringbridge 

has been almost as much of a story as the story itself.

Kids all over the country wore white today in support of Jack.

I'm not sure how a 16 year old faces this reality.

I am having trouble with it.

I pray for that peace which passes all understanding.
 I pray for that peace which the world can neither give nor take away.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Pray for Jabs

Jack Jablonski is a sophomore hockey player at my school 

It is my job to take care of the athletes here

and keep them healthy

and help them return to play safely after an injury

and help them deal emotionally with their injury

but a lot of what I do is just putting on bandaids or taping ankles really

I run on the field or the court or the ice when an athlete goes down

and I get them back up

except when I was at my parents celebrating Christmas

and someone else was covering the team for me

and Jack went down

and has not gotten up yet

you can read about it here

or go to his caringbridge site and leave a message

or say a prayer please