• diary illos

    sketchbook catchup vol. 2


    Hmmm… according to my sketches it’s business as usual. We discovered a new grocery store where the produce is cheap (thanks to Calee). Three-pack bags of Hearts of Romaine for 79 cents!!! So cheap! You can also buy a lot of Persian and Indian food there which is kind of exciting. Also, Lemon Week ended but you already knew that. Moving on…


    Sometimes Toby has us run business errands for him. We dropped off a cd of his photos at the local mall office. So we had a little girly-date while we were there. Painting our nails sneakily at Sephora, a quick snack from a coffee shop that was not Starbucks…nothing too exciting. But I guess all that mall-hopping tired out Bug and she took a nap. Which is fine and good except we sort of had a play date scheduled. Oops. Thankfully the play-date’s mom had a slew of her own errands to do and our flakiness freed up her day to get other things done. Then on Sunday we high-tailed it to the Sticks!

    The ghost toy you see is this silly plush thing that the kids I babysit gave to Bug. It is kind of cute, I admit but we went to meeting on Sunday where Halloween is frowned upon. So having my kid wave around a ghost was sort of embarrassing for me. I tried not to sweat it too much. Kids are kids and they get attached to funny things. Besides the ghost face is pretty cute with bugged out eyes and a tongue that actually sticks out.

    We spent a lot of time in the Sticks actually. I went out there so CC could help me sort out my income and receipts etc…so I can do my taxes soon. I did sketch a lot but the sketches are all of me FREAKING OUT because I hate this time of year and all the stress it causes.


    Back home again just in time for more babysitting, some freelance work and you know, momming.


    I’m a little under the weather. Nothing too terrible, just two bugs in a row which is kind of a drag. We went to the beach yesterday. It was really nice and warm. Not warm enough to swim but Bug managed to get completely wet anyway. Of course I didn’t put her in a swimsuit (Because the water is ICE cold and who wants to swim in that?!!!) and then she got her clothes wet and ended up running around the beach in her pink panties. Lovely. At least the beach was deserted. And that’s that! Lots of things on the horizon I’m looking forward to. One of them a trip to Washington D.C.!