I had to make a big push on my book for the past month, which explains my absence from this photoblog. Not only did I not do much aside from work on the book, I didn’t feel like I had a big chunk of time to edit photos and make a post. But I know I’ll have a lot of photos from the upcoming break and wanted to catch up before then! Here’s a backlog of everything from November and the beginning of December. This will be a kind of long one, but I’ll try to keep it brief.
My pal Theo, at one of my nanny houses.
Theo trying to fit under the kitchen table, which he can just barely do.
More often these days, both of my nanny kids have been napping at the same time. I’m so glad we’re finally hitting that stride, because I’ve actually been able to get some book work done during the day.
This guy has also started to crawl and is already desperately trying to walk!
Mikey’s band, The Ambulars, played in late November, and some other buddies were in town for Thanksgiving. It was great to see folks for a night.
Most nights after work look like this, where I come home, put in a few hours, and then sometimes Mikey will come over for bed time. It’s not glamorous, but it’s not for much longer.
A glowy Friday afternoon, back when it was still light out by the time I got home from work.
Two weeks ago, The Mitten had a deep fry party for new Philly resident, Abbey’s birthday. It was pretty ridiculous.
There were three deep dryers, included a dedicated gluten free and vegan one.
The wave of hot oil smell hit you right when you walked in the door, and stuck on my clothes, coat and backpack for days. It was pretty terrible. But I have no regrets.
Some of the grosser things that were fried? A Lucky’s Sesame Tofu Calzone.
Rover getting a bath because of his allergies.
My roommate Laura had a birthday in the beginning of December and decided to have a low-key pajama party and movie night.
Lucky for me, it was at home so I was able to get a lot done on my book while still hanging out. I think Laura took all the photos from this night.
Guy eatin popcorn.
We watched Home Alone since it was made the year Laura was born. Youngin! We also ate fancy pizza, snacks, and ice cream…. Phew!
My house had a serious ice cream problem this summer and fall. It was not uncommon to walk in and find several people in different rooms eating out of pints. It’s become a running house joke.
House photo (in pajams)! Our house is called Swoon City.
Only fair to post one of me eating, since I do it to everyone else. Haha.
This night was pure torture for Rover.
Rover wore pajamas for a minute too.
A few nights later was Laura’s actual birthday, a Monday. So Guy, her boyfriend, got a cake and surprised her with it when she got home from school at 10pm. We all sang happy birthday.
We turned our heat on and my plants have been blowing up as a result. I’ve also been collecting cuttings from my nanny families’ plants, so my plant collection has grown considerably, and for free!
We’ve also started closing our french doors to keep the cold from the front room out. It makes our house feel much cozier, and it looks cute too.
I’ve been putting a lot more work into the house lately. I finally dug out all the weeds in the front yard so that in the spring it will be easier to get started on the yard. I’ve also been hanging things up, including the wooden canopy we had hanging out on the porch. We brought it in during the hurricane and decided to keep it inside for the winter. It makes things real cozy inside.
A day at work with Theo and Asa.
Will having a blast with his newfound skills getting vertical.
Petting Roscoe through the side of the basket.
Another work night.
I wanted to make a wreath for the front door and collected pretty things around my block. I ended up putting them in a jar, and they’ve stayed there because they look nice as a bouquet. I’m gonna go collect more to actually make the wreath.
Last weekend, aside from book work, Mikey, Mike and I went to NJ in search of an antique store I saw on craigslist. We stopped at the Pop Shop on the way.
We ate some terrible stuff, which, unfortunately, has been a running theme these days.
and then continued on to this amazing antique store that also had salvaged materials for pretty cheap.
It was an hour outside of Philly, but worth the drive.
They had so many old doors! I bought a great one to make a dining room table out of.
After the punk rock flea market on Sunday, we hung at home, and surprise surprise, had a work night.
Serenading Rover to the Get Up Kids.
After six days of rain and fog, we finally saw some sun this week. Much needed.
Theo in his favorite spot at home.
Only a few more weeks…
Another bath for poor Rover.
Sunrise this morning.