Sunday, February 7, 2010

The New Normal

Well, I had the best intentions for the blog in the new year. And then there was a devastating earthquake in Haiti and it awakened a need in me to really HELP, in whatever way I could. My life effectively stopped completely for two weeks as I and a bunch of really lovely Etsy sellers put together a charitable shop to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. To date we have raised nearly $30,000!!

Things are slowly calming down, though the shop is still going strong. My own shop and personal projects not so much, but I'm figuring out how to fit them in again. We've settled into a new normal around here and it sure is different. But we're feeling our way and it's not so bad.

Some news:

Lyric fell and whacked his head on our coffee table, resulting in a huge gash on the back of his head, our first visit to the ER in 6 1/2 years of parenting, 4 staples and a new haircut. He was a brave boy, his sister and I didn't handle it so well.
Lyric showing the size of the gash he got from the coffee table

I've started dog-sitting for my friend Cat during the days in exchange for a piece of her amazing art. Her dog, Mia, is a bit neurotic but warming up to me (slower to the kids).


I have been able to get a bit of work done, a new science-y book (love this one!) and a name banner:


  1. Well, it's actually kind of shocking this is your first trip to the ER!! I'm glad he's okay and I LOVE LOVE LOVE that artery page in Annabel's book!

  2. Glad the boy is OK! Scary! I agree with Katie - it is amazing that you have made it this far without the kids in the ER! XOXO

  3. I remember when Skye fell off a toy ambulance and cracked his head. I took him the see Pan who was working in the ER in Boston! Scary!! Glad he's OK.

    Like the book too (Neptune, Nature, and artery my favorites--and all your extraordinary work for Hearts for Haiti! S