September 17th, 2009
All craft and thrift action these days is geared towards occupying two preschoolers without noisy toys or heaps of sugar (okay there is some sugar, but not much). This cute little typewriter showed up on craigslist at just the right time and thankfully it wasn't 200 bucks, which it seams most (out of date, pretty much useless, but indie rock stylish) typewriters are going for these days. The ribbon was immediately destroyed--thank you, son number one--but they really don't know how it is supposed to work anyway, so mostly it's about finding letters and numbers and making it *ding*. And really it will always just be a toy for them. The other day, my daughter asked me what this toy was. We've had it since she was a baby! And she never knew it was a telephone! To her phones are little clam shell things you carry in your pocket. I am from a totally different world than she it, which reminds me of this list: 100 things your kids may never know about. I'm sure every generation has a list like this, " back in my day...," but it's shocking to suddenly be the person saying, "back in my day..."
Okay, I need to stop now before I make myself feel geriatric. Onto happier things.
It's starting to feel like fall here and though I haven't been swearing at the heat all summer (the weather has actually been pleasant this summer, especially for a ginormous pregnant lady) fall is too lovely not to be excited about. So I thought I'd host a fall color week: a picture or two a day that captures a color of the coming season. The color week thing has been done a thousand times, so I thought I'd use Crayola colors this time, mostly because burnt siena was my favorite (second only to cornflower blue) and because it is the color of fall to me (I'll decode the colors for all those who grew up crayloa-less). Leave a comment if you want to play along and I'll list a link to your blog (or flickr) when we start on Monday.
Monday: Brick Red (deep red)
Tuesday:Burnt Siena (a reddy orange, like the rooftops of Siena)
Wednesday: Goldenrod (warm, deep yellow)
Thursday: Chesnut (dark, warm brown)
Friday: Plum (like a plum, duh)
See you Monday!