A wild hair/hare got us renovating the small boy's room this weekend.
It's not anywhere near finished, but here are some sneak peeks (because I know you're on pins and needles)...
Oh, yes I did.
I got a holyeffingcow Herman Miller child's desk on Craigslist.
Bowing down to the Craigslist gods.
It's only 29" tall!
Isn't that adorable as hell?
OMG I keep pawing it and stroking it.
It is soooo beautiful.
I got a flash of inspiration on the bed situation too.
Just a sneak peek until you see the whole thing later this week.
Here's how his room looked all weekend.
We also ate some food.
I've gotten crazy with the homemade tomato sauce.
I put a bunch in the freezer too.
I just can't imagine going back to store bought after learning about this 5 minute tomato sauce recipe from Heidi Swanson over at 101cookbooks.com.
It seriously takes 5 minutes.
Hers called for canned tomatoes, but with it being summer and all I just blanch the fresh tomatoes for 2 minutes, peel them, and then proceed as Heidi says.
Bow down to Heidi, man.
My friend and neighbor, Katie, sold me her Zojirushi bread machine.
THE Zojirushi bread machine I've been wanting forevah!
Course, I have nowhere to put it in my tiny kitchen so it lives quietly and I hope happily on the floor.
Such is the way of the tiny kitchen warrior.
We also did so much swimming that I felt kinda sick.
And we went to the ever adorable Corral Theater in Wimberley.
That may the best summer night activity ever. Spend a few hours at the Blue Hole, stuff your face with some delicious food, then sit outside under the stars and watch a movie.
Elijah, my friend who is 5, looked up at the night sky and said, "Now THAT'S a show."
Well-said my tiny Boddhisattva.
On a deeper note ...
I am sending my deep and heartfelt prayers out to the amazing Sikh community in Wisconsin.
Did you know that the guiding principles of the Sikh religion are Truth, Equality, Freedom, Justice, and Karma?
They've been praying for the shooter and offering love and forgiveness to him.
That is a beautiful thing, my dears.
And I know I might lose some readers on this, but it is time for some fucking gun control in this country. I am well aware that "guns don't kill people, people kill people," but too many crazy fucking people are getting their hands on too many weapons. It's not the wild west anymore, it's 2012 and the way we clear people for gun purchases in the country has got to change.