Aaaaaaand we’re back

Whew. It was so. fucking. annoying. I’d be able to get online to my homepage, but it would take 10, 12, 20 tries to get anything else to load. Constant server busy or page timed out messages. I was about ready to smash the computers – every last one, because? we have three. Why, you ask? One is TCBIM’s work laptop, one is the stoopid Mac and the other is a nice HP that my sister gave me when she moved into her commune. And there’s a fourth in O’s room, which is my ancient Gateway from 1999, although that one isn’t hooked up to The Internets. Because internet + 12 year-old girl = way too much time on the computer.

After that epic digression….

We needed a new modem. Pain in the butt, but I’m going to see if it can be used on our taxes – TCBIM works out of the house and needs the internet for work. It’s worth a shot, I suppose.

After all that, I don’t have much to talk about. I went to IKEA with my friend T (not the crazy T from the previous post). I bought stuff. One of these, in red, one of these, two of these, also in red, because they look handy. I got a stacking toy for The Bug, some hanging mesh basket things for Boo’s toys and a few other doo dads. Nothing too exciting, but it seemed like a lot for $28.

I can only speak for myself, but I had a fantastic time. I think I may have talked too much, though. It’s been so long since I’ve had hours uninterrupted with another adult that it was like someone opened a dam and whoosh! it all came pouring out. She said she wanted to do it again some time, so I guess I wasn’t too awful. I have a longer post brewing about some of the trip.

I thought I’d leave you with a few pictures, some from The Bug’s birthday party and some from another friend’s garden.

Where’s my cake, Mama?
Hmmm, do I detect a touch of Madagascar vanilla in the frosting?


Pussy willows in the pond they dug in their back yard. It’s ridiculous how gorgeous their back garden is – it could be on a garden tour. It’s stunning.

Swallow tail on a butterfly bush, missing half its tail.

Your moment of Zen. Ohm.

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Allison
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 16:45:00

    That last photo is gorgeous! I like all the other ones too (Bug is nothing but cute), but you framed the last one wonderfully. What camera do you use? Glad you are back online!


  2. LauraJ
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 18:43:00

    all great finds! i wish w e had an ikea.hard to believe the bug is one!beautiful garden pics.


  3. Shannon
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 18:56:00

    I loooove Ikea.Bug is simply adorable (and Jessica has the same dress).Gorgeous garden pics.


  4. Stomper Girl
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 20:57:00

    Love The Bug photos. Especially that little dimple in her elbow.


  5. Zazzy
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 22:57:00

    I get that same look when someone hands me a cake 🙂 Bug looks absolutely delicious!


  6. Major Bedhead
    Aug 20, 2007 @ 23:36:00

    Allison – It’s a Kodak DX7590. It’s about 3 years old but I love it. It almost makes me look like I know what I’m doing. Zaz – heh. I get that look when handed cheesecake. Or a dirty martini.


  7. mrs incredible
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 00:51:00

    OK, madly craving cake now. And IKEA. Lucky.


  8. Mamma Sarah
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 09:00:00

    Alex has that exact stacking toy and he LOVES, really LOVES it! The bendy cutting boards are fantastic. Man, I can’t wait til our IKEA opens!!! 🙂 Great, no… Fantastic pics!


  9. floreksa
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 10:52:00

    What, WAIT…There’s an IKEA out here??????!!! Where? Amazing photos. The Bug is just too darn cute!


  10. motherbumper
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 12:08:00

    That b&w photo is just beautiful (well they all are but that is one that I’d blow up and put right on the living room wall). And IKEA rocks – period.


  11. Major Bedhead
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 13:31:00

    floreska – it’s in New Haven, so not exactly around the corner, but close enough for me.


  12. Alex Elliot
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 14:59:00

    Great pictures! I keep on meaning to check out the new Ikea in MA. I haven’t been to one in years, but I really enjoyed going.


  13. Jamie
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 15:23:00

    Those are beautiful photo’s Julia. The bug couldn’t be cuter – hard to believe she’s a year old already ….Also glad to hear you got out for a bit sans kids 🙂 I love IKEA. Haven’t been to one in years – which is probably a good thing …


  14. Lea
    Aug 21, 2007 @ 16:08:00

    Which IKEA do you go to? I popped my IKEA cherry 2 weks ago in Stoughton MA! It was unspeakable how happy that place made me. I wanted to camp out in the lighting department, it was so beautiful! I have to agree, your pictures are gorgeous!! Great job, and Happy Birthday to your little one 🙂


  15. Fairly Odd Mother
    Aug 23, 2007 @ 06:21:00

    Well, I think New Eng Mamas should have an Ikea field trip! I take the kids there sometimes just to play and eat cheap meatballs!Beautiful photos! The Bug (and I mean the baby, not the butterfly!) is gorgeous!


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