Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
More art by Yayoi Kusama.
I'm almost hyperventilating as I love the circle paintings so much!
I guess she is "the dot artist". I can't believe it. For years now I have had the idea of doing all kinds of circle art as circle is my favorite shape of all times. I have tons of ideas using the circle in different ways. Now if I did my circle art it would just seem like I'm copying Yayoi. Rats! My ideas are really different from hers of course but it would still be like I'm copying her original idea. Rats, rats, rats!
Hoping a miracle of peace for the Palestine people and the Israelis. And for anyone else who is suffering in this world for that matter.
picture - ann beck
Sienna asks to make cards all the time now. These were made with her new glitter markers. When she colored the flowers she kept saying "blue and yellow makes green... pink and blue makes purple...".
I won't have to buy cards anymore. :)
Jay took Sienna tobogganing yesterday. I was bummed I couldn't go too but I was home sick. Good thing for hot chocolate to stop the teeth from clattering. :)
Another mellow day at home today as I'm not 100% still. I love doing puzzles with Sienna. Robin is coming back from his mom's and gets to open his gifts. Then I can put all the Christmas stuff away.
New shelves in our tv room. It's starting to look like a real room now. Still need to organize much though before I can share pictures.
mina rakastan hautausmaita
mina tahdon syntya sylissas
ja kuolla kuiskien sulle
pienia sanoja sydamen
mina rakastan tata elamaa
pimeita polkuja, aurinkoteita
raakoja omppuja, rinkeleita
iloa, surua, ikavaa
mina rakastan elamaa
mina rakastan kappyrapuita
kesan lamminta huminaa
talven laulua valkeaa
tahdon antaa itseni sinulle
ja olla taydemmin tassa
tanssia nauraen kanssasi
sanat: tomi aholainen
naita sanoja laulaa tata kirjoittaessani: johanna kurkela
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Piparinkoristelu oli hauskaa. Kylla huomasi kaikkien serkkujen eri luonteenpiirteet. Kuka kaatoi kaikki koristeet joka puolelle, kuka oli nopea, kuka hidas, kuka koristeli huoletta, kuka koristeli pikkutarkkaan varmistaen etta kaikki oli "just niin", kuka teki ison sotkun, kuka oli huippusiisti...
Sienna - hidas, huolellinen, pikkutarkka, siisti, kaiken piti olla just niin. :) Vihrealla sentaan lopuksi antoi menna hurjemminkin.
Yritys ottaa kuvia kaikista serkuista yhdessa. Sienna oli kipea ja vasykin. Ei suostunut ensin edes kuvattavaksi. Myohemmin vasta kun otettiin uudelleen kuvia. Hyva kun muutama saatiin napsittua ennenkuin kaikkien into taysin lopahti. Mahdotonta puuhaa. Ja mika ihmeen peitto piti muka sinne tunkea peppujen alle. Hoh.
Gramma (grandma + mummo = gramma :) ) ja tyttoserkukset ihastelevat joulukuusen ympari menevaa junaa.
Sienna enon sylissa.
Kaikenmaailman leikkeja ja yhdessaoloa.
Sienna heilutteli paata... Sylissa joulupukin joulusukkaan jattama pandakarhu josta tuli hitti myoskin.
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Johanna Kurkela - teen susta kuninkaan.
Jouluriisipuuro syoty. Tiskit tiskattu. Odotellaan Jayta kotiin. Sienna tehnyt joulukortin isilleen uusilla kimalletusseilla. Mina tippa silmassa taas kuunnellut Johannan cd:ta. It's official: this is my favorite cd! Tama musiikki rutistaa sydantani niin etta. Johannalla on enkelin aani.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
I guess this can be my Christmas present to you all. Johanna Kurkela singing "Kauriinsilmat". I love my new cd! Lots & lots. I'm trying to decide if it's my favorite cd ever. It's one of the top three for sure. I'd like to hear what non Finns think about her music. Is it too weird to listen to music in a language you don't understand? It has never bothered me but I'm used to all kinds of lingos. :) Of course to Finns this will probably hit home more. I don't think this is the best song on the cd, by the way. Voi etta alkoi tehda mieli mokille soutelemaan... :)
The reason why I keep blogging? I'm waiting for Jay to come home from work! We spent the evening with his family and then Jay went back to work to mail some last minute parcels. He's been gone three hours already! I won't miss this part of the retail business for sure once it's all over. He'll be working tomorrow too (Christmas Eve!!). Retailers only get the Christmas Day off. Jay could probably take the time off but he is one of those people who will bend backwards if needs be for his employer. Hopefully by next Christmas he will be in school and we'll have more family time at Christmas. Miss him!
Mary did you know that your baby boy will save our sons and daughters?
Did you know that your baby boy has come to make you new?
This child that you've delivered, will soon deliver you.
Mary did you know that your baby boy will give sight to a blind man?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will calm a storm with his hand?
Did you know that your baby boy has walked where angels trod?
And when you kiss your little baby, you have kissed the face of God.
The blind will see, the deaf will hear and the dead will live again.
The lame will leap, the dumb will speak, the praises of the lamb.
Mary did you know that your baby boy is Lord of all creation?
Mary did you know that your baby boy will one day rule the nations?
Did you know that your baby boy is heaven's perfect Lamb?
This sleeping child you're holding is the great I Am.
Merry Christmas to you all! I hope the magic of Christmas will touch you in a special way this year. And I wish you all the best for the year 2009!
Monday, December 22, 2008
Tana iltana sain aikaan meidan uuden tradition. Paatettiin Jayn perheen kanssa ettei osteta toisillemme lahjoja mutta etta tehdaan tallaiset perhehistoria sivut toisillemme. Eli kaikki saa tehda ihan sellaiset sivut kun haluaa perheestaan ja sitten kopsut jokaiselle perheelle. Kiva sitten joskus kun on kansio taynna perhehistoriaa.
Our own family tradition: photobooth pictures on special days. This year (today at the mall) we accidentally chose the wrong setting and didn't get various pictures. Multiples of one picture instead. Otherwise we'd have funny face ones too. :) We ran out of change and Sienna got tired so this is it for this year. Still fun. One is hanging in our photobooth picture tree already.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
So... We had invited our friends K&J over for supper yesterday. I wanted to make enchilada casserole but Jay insisted I make nachos instead. I thought it was kind of a weird choice for a supper but whatever. Nachos it is. K&J show up, we're almost ready to sit down for supper. When... The doorbell rings! At the door are J&G, another friend couple. They handed me a dish and I figured they were out and about dropping off Christmas treats. I had thought earlier that we should have invited them over too so I asked them right away if they'd like to come and join us for some nachos. They agreed. They had funny looks on their faces but I thought they were just amused that they ended up to our place for nachos. No problem, I grab some more plates and cups and start setting the table for six instead. When... The doorbell rings again! Now I was like "what?! who could be at the door again on a Saturday night?". I go and answer the door and Jay's parents walk in like no big deal, we're just dropping by. Now my brain starts to click a bit and when they hand me a gift I realize that Jay has planned a surprise birthday party for me!! He sure got me! I didn't have a clue until his parents showed up. Next thing I know there were 10 guests and tons of food at the table. Was it ever nice to be surprised like that. Usually you might have some idea what's going on but I honestly didn't have a clue. It helped that it wasn't my birthday quite yet. Fun, fun, fun. Lots of good food and we played a game where you try to say something about yourself that you think no one else has done. If you manage to do that, you get a macaroni. We decided if one or two other people have done the same thing then you still get a macaroni, plus them too. Winner was the one who got 10 macaronis first. It was fun to find out about all kinds of weird stuff people have done. I learned new things about everyone.