Thursday, December 18, 2008

5 things I love every day...



Mette of the wonderful Ungtblod
tagged me, so without further ado,
five things I love every day:



This portrait of my mama...the kindest person I know. I love it because we live far apart, so it is like having a little bit of her here. The street artist who painted her in 1969 did her mouth a little too wide, but got her eyes just right.




My son painted this owl in a tree in kindergarten. I'm not one of those moms who think that everything their kid does is genius - but this is one of those things I would save in a fire. Plus I freaking love owls...




My macbook. I love and hate it every day. It has made school and my design projects so much easier, but two minutes on this thing quickly becomes two hours. Or three or four.



The wedding ring that I mentioned a couple of posts ago. It's delicate and different, and the citrine looks lovely with the thin gold band. The ebay seller that my husband bought it from found it at an estate sale in Vancouver, one of the places I most want to visit. It's circa 1930 and I like that it has a history. Hopefully not some tragic history!



Are kitties things? That's debatable, but I definitely love mine every day. As you can see, my husband loves them as well. He is squeezing a disgruntled Mackie...




and here we have Mimsy eyeing my chicken. They were both rescued from shelters that they were at for nearly a year. 

Oh and please excuse the wall o booze. Husband's idea...



I tag:

Roberta of Camp Comfort

Jane of Seen and Said

Diana of Please Sir

Puiyi of Muntedkowhai

Stephanie of Even Cleveland

10 comments:

Jane Flanagan said...

Thanks Laura!!! You're so sweet :)

Munted kowhai said...

Ooo Laura, your ring is very purty and Vancouver BC is one of my fave cities! It's insanely gorgeous and has SO so many neat shops. Your kid's painting is so precious. I like how the owl has bug eyes.
:)

I will post my answers later tonight, it was fun reading yours!

kendalee said...

How bizarre, out of 157 comments I picked your profile to follow because I liked the selection process you explained on the giveaway post for a muntedkowhai necklace on bliss. It made me smile.

And here I find that you tagged Puiyi for the 5 things list that she's just tagged me for... I can hear strains of twilight zone music. Or something. It really is a small world out here in blogland. Anyway, I hope you win the necklace (even though I'd love to) 'cause your comment is so great!

Laura said...

Aw thanks! And you're never going to believe this, but your comment was MY favorite! Swear to God, I thought the oyster and pearl comparison was so apt and pretty. I forgot to note who wrote it as I scrolled down the list to write mine, and when I went back to look I couldn't find yours. (I'm one of those people who goes around searching for my glasses when they're atop my head). When I read your comment I thought, wouldn't it be funny if she's the one who wrote that comment, went back and looked again, and voila!

Anyway, I'm not pinning my hopes on winning because I never do, but I'm so glad I discovered Puiyi's work. I have directed my husband to her site for my upcoming birthday... :)

So thanks again! The best thing about these giveaways and blogs is discovering cool people like yourself and Puiyi!

Roberta Jane said...

Thanks for tagging me! It's going to take me a couple days to get around to it, but I'm excited!!!

Laura said...

Thanks Roberta! Love your blog!

Katrine Ny said...

Hey,
I just found your blog via ungtblod. Nice one! I will definitely come back.
Let me say that I totally love your son's painting. I love that owl. It's so cute!
- Katrine.

Stephanie said...

I love your list - and your ring is gorgeous.

I'm still thinking about mine ... hmmmm....

Joanna said...

I, too, have a thing for owls, so I'm really loving your son's owl painting. Also, Mimsy has to be one of the cutest cat names ever. Looks like a mischievous one!

please sir said...

Thanks for the tag - I'll have to think about this one!