Thursday, July 30, 2009

The First Week

Craig finished Week 1 of radiation.
He has 4 tiny tattoo 'freckles' on his leg to line up the radiation machine.
He's not feeling a thing. We're so thankful.

the three J's.... Billy would say.

Jenny, Jill and Jamie...oh, sisters.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


freya art & design

A Day Trip

We stopped for french fries at this great little burger joint in Center City and then went to Franconia Sculpture Park. Here are some highlights...

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fifty People, One Question: New York from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

the past three weeks... much has happened. We spent Independence Day at Crooked Lake in WI with family. The day was filled with tubing, catching up and eating(all day, way too much). We got back just in time for the Ten Second Film Festival at the Soap Factory.

We received terribly sad news that the tumor removed from husband's knee was cancerous. They had thought that it was a benign nerve tumor, but it turns out that it is Synovial Sarcoma. He will undergo five weeks of five-days-a-week radiation therapy, rest for four weeks and then undergo a second surgery. We were relieved to find out that it has not spread to his lungs or lymph nodes. His prognosis seems promising.

The next day, I found out that my exhaustion was due to a current mono infection. I have been sleeping ridiculous amounts and trying to slow down.

We are thankful for every moment together and for the support we've received from family and friends.

Our days have been filled with appointments, research, work and slow, relaxing walks.

We also celebrated our Third Anniversary. Six and a half years together has gone by fast. We've had so much fun and we're looking forward to what lies ahead.


Friday, July 3, 2009

Missed Connections you ever read the 'missed connections' on Craigslist? So amusing.

Sophie Blackall captures these messages wonderfully here.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Kinetic Sketch

I created this on Kinetic Sketch, a site my friend Tom created. Browse the gallery for inspiration and create your own!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Naked Spleen City

New York-based artist Miru Kim presents photographs of the abandoned urban underground in the series Naked Spleen City.

now enjoying...

These are by far the best rhubarb muffins I have made. The lime pairs wonderfully with the rhubarb and the streusel topping is reminiscent of coffee cake.

Rhubarb Cardamom Lime Muffins

rhubarb mixture:

1 1/2 c. diced rhubarb
1/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. ground cardamom
1/4 tsp/ ground cloves
finely grated zest of 1 lime

streusel topping:

3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 br. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter, cut into small pieces

muffin batter:

2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 large egg
8 T. melted butter, cooled a bit
2/3 c. greek yogurt or sour cream
1/3 c. milk

Combine rhubarb mixture and let macerate for 30 min-it will become juicy.

Combine streusel topping in separate bowl and cut in butter.

Whisk dry muffin batter ingredients together in seperate bowl.

In small bowl, whisk egg slightly, then add melted butter, yogurt, milk. Add to dry muffin batter ingredients. Stir until it's beginning to moisten and then add rhubarb mixture. Only mix until it's moistened-it will be quite lumpy. Avoid over-mixing-your muffins will be dry.

Pour into greased or lined muffin cups and spoon streusel topping over each.

Bake at 400 degrees F. for 20 to 25 minutes.

{this recipe is not as long as it looks}
{recipe via Luna Cafe}