Friday, November 6, 2009

Giant Post #1

I'm vegging out, nursing some sort of sickness and watching movies. But I've already seen this movie, so I thought I'd post one of those big giant posts I promised.
How about some pictures from last weekend?
We spent the early part of Halloween working a fundraiser for Andrew's TSA club - a bake sale at an outdoor event called Water, Wings & Wild Things. Of course, I baked a little something.

The boys helped set up the booth,

and Chris won a coffee mug shaped like a toilet from the utilities company.

Classy, huh?
Emma made a ladybug cookie,

but we didn't stay very long. I'm trying desperately to volunteer in moderation.
Before leaving, however, we walked around and visited some of the wildlife. There was a butterfly tent!

And the Audubon Society had some beautiful birds there.

But most importantly, though I haven't any pictures to prove it, I met Pockets the Cross-Eyed Opossum. He lives with a local rescue organization whose card I picked up but don't have near the recliner, so I'm going to be a good girl and stay put and not look for it. You can live without the link for now, right? Because I hope you'll hear more about Pockets on this blog. While I was standing there, I heard one of the organization's volunteers mention that they would love to find someone creative who could write a book about Pockets. My hands, of their own volition, flew to my mouth, making it very hard to pretend that I wasn't interested. The director saw me. She said that actually, she only needed an illustrator. I mentioned that I'm a photography student and I'd love to do photographic illustrations. There seemed to be interest. I promised to email. And I'm trying to decide if I'm brave enough to email. It's something I would really love to do - I was so very taken with Pockets - but I don't know if it will work out. I'll let you know if anything comes of it...

Daily Bliss: my hubby took the day off and took good care of me, even though i had to work
Wake-up Playlist: Rossini, William Tell Overture


mindy said...

Three things: (1) I'm now craving one of your giant ginger cookies, (2) that, (3) looove the butterfly pictures with Emma!

Amy said...

Those cookies are sooo pretty. See, if I'd made them I'd have just stuck them in sandwich bags...I feel ashamed and nobody is even asking me to make cookies ;)

Ok, that mug. I have no doubt that Chris loves it and it's sooo funny. But a little known fact about me is that toilets creep me out so I couldn't use it even though I know it's a coffee mug and not the real thing.

Love the Emma pictures, especially of the one with her finger on her nose. Those butterflies are really friendly too. I've been in butterfly conservatories before and couldn't get a butterfly to land for anything.

christina said...