Saturday, March 03, 2007

Saturday Night's Alright

Today is MM’s birthday. He is Snoog’s boyfriend and he is twenty. They’ve known each other since grade school and have been dating for about a year and a half. He likes penguins like Minka. This is his card. The inside says, “Sometimes if you squawk enough you get what you want.” Snoog’s is giving him the new Xbox he wanted. Don’t tell him and ruin the surprise.

Bob Geldof is having a charity event at Grunt Ahoy! and the great thing is that it will not cost you any money to support this wonderful cause. The goal is 1000 comments to save the blog and keep Grunty happy. Go help out and show Grunty some lovey-dovey. I know it can look a little scary there but it’s more like a Halloween costume party than an actual murder scene. I’m not helping am I?

The Codes and I went for a walk to the park at the end of my street. Here are some pictures of the marina that is across the street from my house from the back side.

And here are some dolls I made my daughter, Snoogs, about fifteen years ago. We just brought them out of storage. She loved playing with them. The two larger dolls fit into infant cloths, so she dressed them in her own baby clothes.


  1. Cute card. Great pictures. No time to comment on still another blog.

  2. I told Grunty you loved him.

    I was 128.

  3. Nessa, you are too good. Jenn, you are a good friend. Dr. John, you should come on over. It is like Woodstock only even dumber.

    That goes for all of you too!

  4. Dr. John: Grunty is worth an addition to your reading list.

    Jenn: I do love, Grunty. I love you, too.

    Grunty: Lots of mud? Yeah, mud wrestling, everyone.

  5. Wow, I love the dolls! I think if I tried to make a doll it would look more like a chewed up cat toy. Luckily I only have a son (2) who has no interest in dolls.

  6. oooo! I made dolls for a while -- and both my boys have one. The son who has never been afraid of adorable named his "Baby" and the one who was born an old man named his "Person." They are pretty abstract dolls though...I used Yellow Submarine as inspiration.

    It's lovely to bring things out of storage with your kids, isn't it? My boys look at their baby things with such overwhelming affection and nostalgia.

  7. Ok, I did my part.

    That marina is across the street from your house? That's so cool.

  8. Loved the card, loved the dolls and especially the pictures of the marina. So multi-faceted you are :)

  9. The dolls are great. I have a doll collection. Well I should say that my mom had a doll collection that I have ended up with. The ones that are hand made are the best.

  10. Great pictures of a very pretty spot, GN. Tnanks.

  11. I love, love, love how you share this stuff in your life. The card is great. That penguin has great body language...I can hear him making his point. I went and loved on Grunty. And...are those the dolls of which you speak? SO COOL. You have some lucky kids. And some lucky friends. ;)

  12. So, I'm impressed that you ever find time to blog!

  13. You make dolls too?! You're very talented!

  14. You are one talented girl! I love the cards you make - they are all so unique...and those dolls are precious.

  15. Great card.

    Dolls kinda scare me.

  16. Anita: You silly. The cat did play with their yarn hair.

    Mutha: I don’t think my brother would allow me to give a doll to his grandson, so I’ll have to wait until we have more girls or more progressive relatives. I’m glad these survived. Some things were in our old basement and got full of mildew, which just wouldn’t come out.

    Diesel: Thanks – you’re a sport. The people across the street have it in their backyard. Cool, huh?

    Minka: Variety is good.

    Gawilli: I love things made by individuals. I like the stories.

    Al: The park and marines were a bonus when we moved here.

    Cindra: Yes, those are the dolls. I hope one will help your cause.

    Quilly: It’s getting hard, as you may have noticed.

    Dan: Thanks.

    Jackie: Since everyone has EVERYTHING, making cards helps me feel like I am actually giving a part of myself when I fork over the gift card.

    The Phoenix: I’m sorry. How do you feel about clowns? They scare me.

  17. It's so nice to have something handmade by a relative - those are very special dollies. I'll have to come back and see the card it wasn't showing up this time.

    Party at the The Grunt's? Guess now is as good a time as any to introduce myself.

  18. G: Thanks. Grunty has an intersting place. Have fun.