Sunday, January 11, 2009

This morning...

has been somewhat hectic...
We've had a series of minor contastrophes that include:

a breakfast plate of food hurtled into the air which resulted in...
a big blob of ketchup ground into our beige-y carpet

a "You are so cute!" comment from Jonah while I was cleaning up the ketchup-flavored carpet, which baffled and pleased me

a shattered lightbulb, whose pieces decided to fall into the beige-y carpet

a MIA Lightning McQueen toy car, who is not currently residing in the toy box, diaper bag, kitchen drawers, my purse or numerous other places in our house (this is BAD news, folks...)

lots of fake crying

and it's only 10 a.m. :o)
Have a Happy Sunday!

Friday, January 9, 2009

A month!

One whole month! How does time fly by so fast? I never realized that by putting off blogging for a couple of days to get ready for the holidays would turn into a full month! I will be back in my next post with pictures and a brief recap of our holiday festivities. We had a good Christmas and New Year. :o)

I discovered a new book today that made my heart do a little pitter-patter. All of you who read Laura Ingalls Wilder as a child will know what I am talking about:



I came across this while doing a search for a completely separate book. Don't you love happy little surprises? The lovely article that supplied the book information also contained a fun interview with the book's author here. http://http//blog.craftzine.com/archive/2007/10/prairie_girls_guide_to_life_in.html

Deanna Raybourn also flogged a Jane Austen book today on her blog that sounds pretty interesting.



I always knew I would buy one of these someday! I can't wait to delve into my reading list for this year...I currently have 3 books waiting to be read (that weren't on my reading list - another unexpected happy surprise!) and I have been dearly missing my reading hour every night. Although the holiday season is over we are still attempting to get back to our normal schedule of things here at Curry Cottage.

Happy Reading!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Happy Sunday

It is Christmas tree day in the Kunwar household! We will finally be trudging our way to a little tree farm nearby and bringing home a tall and stately but rounded in all the right places beauty to grace our dining room. Then I will able to finish decorating the house! It is so hard to get into the mood of decorating for Christmas without a Christmas tree already in residence and I can't wait to get started. Christmas decorations and cheer always seem to instantly create a comforting and home-y feeling. Although I will admit to being a little concerned with how our tree will fare this year with 2 cats (1 kitten and 1 mature who might as well be a kitten around Christmas trees...) and a 2.5 year old little boy who likes to think of tree ornaments as balls. Yes, that includes the ones that are not round and ball-like. As an extra precation all those that are round, ball-like and expensive will be hanging out near the top of the tree this year.

Another blogger, Deanna Raybourn, posted a question on her blog today that I thought I would borrow and post here as well (I hope you don't mind, Deanna!). What do you do when you get down in the dumps? Is there a special book or magazine that seems to comfort you? Certain spot or location? Favorite snack? Or is it a combination of all of these things? I personally like to snuggle up with Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery or Sabriel by Garth Nix with a bowl of ice cream (mint chocolate chip, preferably) and read uninterrupted. Country Home magazine usually brings an odd sort of peace, as well. :o)

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

All I want for Christmas...

I can't help it...I've been shamelessly window shopping online. Although I am behind on my Christmas shopping (Only 3, count 'em with me, 3 gifts bought so far...) I have been shopping for things online so I know what I need to get at each store. And at each website have found something that I really, desperately want!


Like this beauty! Doesn't this blue make you think of spring? It's from Old Navy.




These are both from Beauty Mark Designs. I love her jewelry! She will even make things to your own specifications. You can find more of her work at her Etsy shop --> http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6005410 *Psst! If anyone can clue me in on how to link something prettily I would greatly appreciate it! :o)*




And last, but not least, I really want some nice dishes to use for holidays, special occasions, etc. I'm really loving these from Target! They're both cozy and perfect for cottage living...what do you think?

Friday, November 14, 2008

Caution: History Nerd

in the house! So, I follow Deanna Raybourn's blog, Blog-A-Go-Go, and love checking out her links listed on her sidebar. She always finds the most interesting and creative places and it is a total blast delving into all of that information. Recently I clicked on one of these random links and honest to goodness almost hyperventilated right here at work. What was so exciting, so astronomical that I couldn't catch my breath and caused my co-workers about 30 seconds of pure panic you ask? Why, that would be the History Buff blog (http://www.michellemoran.blogspot.com/) created by Michelle Moran. She collects news stories about breakthroughs in the archaelogy and history world that are not carried by major media outlets and posts them daily on her spectacular blog. Anyone who has attempted to locate these types of news stories will understand my elation - these are not easy to find. Only the fact that Mrs. Moran is also the author of two published books that have garnered critical acclaim in the historical fiction genre and that she's gorgeous make me feel slightly less nerdy. Just slightly.

Ta ta for now!

Monday, November 10, 2008

I'm here! I'm alive! I promise!

I know it's been quite a while - believe me, I know! We have had spotty internet for about 3 weeks now and it has been slowly driving.me.crazy. Not to mention my poor husband, who is beside himself. Once again, it is our internet router who is causing all the problems. *sigh* (This is the second one we have had since April and our new one is due to arrive any day.) I've only been able to access the internet for more than 10 minutes while I'm at work and I've been trying to do that sparingly since I'm actually supposed to be, well, working. So, on that note, I'll be on my way and hopefully I will be able to update again soon!

Ta ta for now!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Go white boy!

I absolutely love this video! It always cracks me up...


video

Ta ta for now!