Archive for the ‘geoffrey’ Category

August 24, 2008

my dad just sent me some photos of geoffrey in his new puff (his bed) looking just about as content as can be. apparently it’s like he never left and has had no trouble at all readjusting to life in the suburbs. when my parents and brendan came to get him last friday, we walked with them to the car and as soon as the door was opened geoffrey eagerly hopped in and sat upright in the back seat and didn’t look back. it was as if we had kidnapped him and he’d been waiting over a year for my family to realize and come pick him up! we were relieved that his departure from city life was so hilarious because otherwise i think ian and i would have been bawling. we were a little choked up as we walked away and the apartment has been a little too quiet since. but it’s for the best!

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August 22, 2008

an all over the place post for friday!

+ jenny gordy is amazing. and apparently, so is her best friend/collaborator. see that red color? it’s super similar to one of the dyes i’ve chosen. so while maybe i shouldn’t be advertising for wiksten i just can’t help enthusing, it’s so good!

+ i’m dropping off 8 pairs of liberty print undies to kill devil hill today!
– (they were going to be new valerian print undies, but there is a slight problem with the screen and more testing is needed.)

+ another maker is born: tricia had her baby!

+/- after a little over a year in new york, geoffrey is going home to virginia today. he just couldn’t hack it, folks. no, no, that’s not true. geoffrey transitioned to city life like a real champ, but my family misses him and we’ve come to realize that it’s unfair to force a dog of his size into a little apartment–unfair to him and to our nerves (!!!). we’re going to miss our whiny dog son, but we’ll see him at thanksgiving and christmas, etc.

July 31, 2008

we’re nearing the end of our second week on a wheat-free diet and beginning to believe that wheat was/is not the problem. ian has some allergy issues and so we’ve been trying out various elimination diets to see if maybe it’s food related. so far, not milk, probably not wheat. i read some possible-quack stuff last night about all allergies stemming from improper digestive function/food allergies, but i dunno. i think it’s mostly bunk. this is not to say that i don’t believe in food allergies because i have some friends with real and serious ones. but in this case, i think maybe our little furry friend (who’s been shedding like he’s got fur to spare lately) might be to blame.

regardless of whether or not the wheat-free experiment was a success, i have to say that such self-imposed limitations are an exciting challenge when it comes to cooking dinner. i wouldn’t necessarily make sorrel pesto again (not horrible, but could have benefited from some parmesan, which we were out of) but the frittata (ian’s creation) was amazing, and i don’t usually like eggs! and thinking so hard about what to make for dinner seems invariably to result in eating super healthfully.

other than excluding dairy and wheat, i’m not sure what else we could try. maybe a month without corn? ha! that would be a challenge for sure. or you know, we could have the dog shorn?

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February 14, 2008

i’m such a scrooge, i know! but hey, i love love as much as the next lady, so here’s my valentine to you–my boys, doing their respective things. geoffrey, turning tail at the sound of bert jansch, then wagging into the dark; ian, writing emails and listening to tootle-y music. hooray!