Glitter regrets

Any path I take that starts at “Pinterest” inevitably winds up at “glitter.”  Glitter nail polish always seems like a good idea and is much less of a commitment than a questionable sparkly holiday outfit, however, it never ends well.  I don’t know why we don’t fireproof things or attach things to the ISS with glitter nail polish – it is as permanent a substance as I’ve found.  There is no amount of acetone that changes this.

I will be in the bathroom with cotton balls and a chisel for the next hour if anyone is looking for me.

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Several other post-Christmas miracles have happened today:

1. The sun came out. Hallelujah.

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2. I got a picture of our runty cat with her eyes open.  She looks extra scraggly, peg-legged and dragon-like, but this is definitely progress, guys.

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3. Not a miracle, because I hang out with exceptionally nice people, but my friends responded to my request for cereal!  Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House posts a wish list of needed items to make the stays a little more homey for their families, and cereal is always a hit.  The price of admission to our Christmas this party was a box of cereal.  I like that the boxes ran the gamut from healthy to nearly pure sugar.  I’m sure all will be appreciated.

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Twice as Nice

Would you believe I got to Eagle Bend Alpacas twice this year? That’s exactly double my usual number of annual visits.  My second go-round was on an unseasonably warm and sunny early fall day in September. As an added bonus, there was bluegrass music on the front porch of the farm house, too.  Each open house or event at the farm has a new element (not that anyone would need more entertainment than just gazing at the alpacas), and if you ever find yourself in Burlington you should definitely stop in – they also do call ahead tours.

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Canoe TBT

Remember that time we were the last canoe out for the season in 2014?  Yup, it was an awesome way to end September.

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The water was cold and unusually clear, so we saw lots of ugly river fish.  We were also chased by a man in a motored paraglider – which was so noisy it killed any chance we had of seeing some of the bald eagles that are now nesting on the Little Miami.  Sigh.

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Speaking of motors, I had my own one-horse power built into the back of the canoe (insert dreamboat joke here).

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Regardless, I was in my element and can’t wait for canoe season 2015.

 

New homebase, same color weather

Guys, I just spent 46.399 minutes uploading 26 possible photos for this post over crappy apartment internet. I almost gave up/fell asleep.

The dreary weather has contributed to my sleepiness.  The weather has also trapped me inside = time for blogging…so, here we are.

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I tried to overpower yesterday’s grayness by hiding in the color and humidity of the Krohn Conservatory with an amiga.  I pop in there a few times a year, always scheduling one visit during their annual holiday display.  Every year showcases a different crazy-intricate, slightly whimsical display of local buildings crafted out of earthy things.  Acorns, twigs, mushroom caps, bark, and moss are all fair game.  Trains are always involved, too.  This year’s highlight was definitely the Roebling Bridge (yes, the suspension bridge Roebling built just before that one in Brooklyn).  In addition, all of the other twiggy local landmarks with gently glowing windows were awesome.  It appears this year’s display focused on The Banks and included several of the newest (and tallest, ahem) buildings downtown.  Unfortunately, lots of those included corporate logos.  *Lame*  Logos seemed exceptionally out of place in a holiday flower show, especially so because the usually neon signs just didn’t translate well into twigs and twine.  I skipped photographing those…

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