It was another deliciously full weekend. Spent Friday night at home, with friends, watching them delight in the wonder of the world’s weirdest book - The Codex Seraphinianus. Saturday saw the boy and I venturing over to a clothing swap with a bigger group of friends. Thankfully I left with less clothing than I’d arrived with (which is sort of the point) but did walk away with several pleasing new pieces. And taking photos of friends trying on ill-fitting clothes is always hilarious, of course. That evening was John Henry’s big 30th Birthday Bash at the Turf Club and again, it was non-stop fun, even if I did get smeared with greasy cake frosting - full of food coloring - by drunken friends.
Five other good things:
- Michael & Danijela’s Modern Minimal Milwaukee Home
- The magic of illustrator/artist Mary Blair and another artist, also with the initials M.B., Marc Bell and an online store where his work and many other fabulous things can be found.
- Time Traveler Caught in Museum Photo?
- A couple of internet buddies have started new blogs. Tess has one called Demure Folk and Andy has started one about healthy food/cooking called Cravvings. Drop by and say hi.
- Many of my friends have purchased homes in a lovely NE Minneapolis neighborhood. And now that little stretch has been featured in the NY Times. And in that amazing area is the Ritz Theater, which will be hosting the seventh annual Heliotrope Festival next month. So very excited for that.
Sunday the kid and I were very much on the same page…really wanting a quiet day to stay at home. Which means we did miss out on the Gopher State Cat Club event, in Hopkins, but some good friends got over there and documented the craziness for us. We were content to just stay in and make things. The boy came up with new creations in modeling clay, which I baked in the oven for posterity. But only after I’d baked a loaf of bread, a batch of cookies and a butternut squash which I turned into a curried soup - to have with a side of red kidney beans sauteed with onions, garlic, ginger, celery, assorted spices and spinach - which made for a very tasty dinner indeed. That, combined with a lot of laundry washing and bill-paying makes me feel a little more prepared for the week ahead. Sometimes I like the quiet. Anything to keep stress levels from skyrocketing. And this morning that includes listening to the ambient/droney black metal of Velvet Cacoon.