Dec
30

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted by sol in list

I think it’s the first time I’ve ever written something like this.

  1. I’m going to seek for help to get over my depression for good.
  2. I’m going to work hard to be a good wife and mother.
  3. I’m going to start my business.
  4. I’m going to decorate my house and it’ll be the house of my dreams.
  5. Without spending obscene amounts of money.
  6. I’m going to be constant and hit the gym at least 3 times per week.
  7. I’m going to call my brother more often.
  8. I’m going to read all the books I’ve bought and never read, and I will not buy new books until I’m done.

Are you making any resolutions?


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Dec
30

maybe…

Posted by sol in prattle

paroxetine is just not working.

Yesterday I was feeling terrible, not one single happy, positive thought throughout the day. I was very very irritable, didn’t want to see anybody and was unnecessarily rude and cold. I’m still prey of my period and PMS.

argh

I hate new year’s.


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Dec
25

A little overwhelmed

Posted by sol in prattle

I swear I was willing to wait until we recovered financially from the purchase of our House. God knows I’m telling the truth. But this doesn’t keep me from feeling like a spoiled brat: my in-laws gave me a beautiful Mac Book for Christmas, just 3 hours after I was feeling so depressed because it is this time of the year.

My first thought, before excitement, was guilt. “I don’t deserve this!”

I know that in order to heal, amongst the other things I need to learn, I need to learn how to receive love and just be happy about it…

Thanks Mirko & Adriana.

Here are three pictures of Damiano and me, taken with the built-in camera on the Mac Book. Doesn’t he look handsome with his head shaved?

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Dec
24

Christmas’ Eve

Posted by sol in prattle

Though the last 3 years have been fine, I still have reminiscence of Christmas being awful.

Please remind me now everything is different.


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Dec
22

Pig on wheels

Posted by sol in craftulence

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Today I finally managed to finish the piggy that Simonetta will be receiving a tad late this Christmas, but it’s such a cutee that I’m sure she’ll forgive me! The pattern is from Wee Wonderfuls.


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Dec
22

coming up

Posted by sol in prattle

I’m here, on my father-in-law’s pc, drooling over a Mac Book Pro, knowing that it will be months before I get a new laptop, and trying not to whine too much. Without my old laptop to waste time on, I’ve been rather productive, sewing presents and making Christmas cards. I even had the time to mess a little with my masthead on the GIMP and I added some photos I liked. The chandelier will hang atop of our dining table and I love it. Husband hates it, but I’m sure he’ll fall in love with it as soon as we install it and get high on tequila.

Christmas is upon us, and then sooner than we can think of, we’ll be moving in our new house.

I’m planning to make the 19 roman shades for the 19 windows myself, and to paint each room a different color. It will be a hell of a job but it’s OUR house, like ours ours forever, so it will be worth it. I plan to write a simple step-by-step how-to for the shades.

I’m excited because there’s nothing like a successful DIY. I bought some ring tape, some cotton to make a test shade, and I’ll work on that during these holidays, while Michele spends more time with Damiano and gives me a break.

Frohe Weihnachten!


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Dec
19

R.I.P.

Posted by sol in prattle

My laptop died this morning, after 33 months of loyal service. All my shtuff was there, so now I don’t have a single photo, email, mp3, or Gossip Girl episode to watch.

It fucking sucks.


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Dec
18

Christmas Wishlist

Posted by sol in list

Dear Santa,you know I’ve been good. Here is my list. I know you’re feeling generous.

  1. More hope and an end to injustice for all the forgotten children of the world.
  2. A boost to Damiano’s appetite.
  3. A workshop to put my press, my letterpress, my trestle, my sewing machine and work undisturbed.
  4. A shopping trip to Stockholm and/or Copenhagen and/or London and/or Paris.
  5. 3 or 4 It Boxes for my new living room: in teal, green and petrol.
  6. The rotor coffee table for the living room: pure genius
  7. radio for my car
  8. A credit card
  9. An egg chair with ottoman, in orange or an Eames La chaise… YoU CHoOSE!
  10. A dioscuri lamp for my new  bedroom
  11. A Husqvarna sewing machine (the one that embroiders and makes coffee and takes the children to school)
  12. The kitchen tap that delivers sparkling water
  13. A house without dust
  14. Thighs without cellulite

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Dec
16

flash

Posted by sol in craftulence

My grandaddy loved cats, and especially black cats. He taught me the love for cats, and every time I see a black one I’m sure it’s him thinking about me wherever he is. God I miss that man!

Tonight I had a wonderful evening, enjoying my cornelia and the peace and quiet of a baby and a husband both tucked in bed quite early. So what does a girl do when she has the house all for herself? Well, she sews of course.

This is flash, named after one of my childhood cats, one that was very black, very loving, and very very darn fast.

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The pattern is from Wee Wonderfuls


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Dec
15

4 things I’m loveing lately

Posted by sol in list
  1. Damiano’s voice
  2. Our new house and the fact that we’ll move in soon
  3. Trumpets in Beethoven’s 5th symphony
  4. Dooce

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