Friday, February 29, 2008

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

What to do on a nice pre-spring Friday? Go to the museum, of course! We checked out the sculpture park, and the new Bloch Building with modern art. I loved the contrast between the old main museum and the new, white, edgy building (beautiful light in there coming through the huge, white-clad windows!). Lunch was taken in style at the museum's Italian-courtyard-style Rozzelle Court restaurant.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Kitty like!

We finally got the cat a donut bed. He spends all his napping time there right now. And looks soooo comfy! I wonder whether they make those in human size, too?

Sunday, February 24, 2008

New family members

Couldn't resist: Three new, gold dust Mollies for the fish tank! Hope they'll survive longer than the last Mollies I had *cue dramatic music duhduhDUH!*

They do seem to get along well with the Platies. Now all I need is another couple of Cory catfish, so that the two I have can "school" with them.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Yay! Reusable plastic bags!

Contrary to IKEA (see second post below), we DO have a Whole Foods Market within 10 minutes' driving distance, so we aren't completely out in the boonies. And what a nice place it is. Super pregnant hippie girls in flowery dresses working the registers, some German food (Seitenbacher vegetable broth with no artificial anything and no MSG, whee!), Teeccino herbal coffee (tastes like real coffee, but no caffeine!), Reed's Jamaican Ginger Ale, and I love the "fill it yourself" vats of seeds and grains and granola.

I also like their new "Better Bags", reusable, roomy and really sturdy woven, recycled bags for 99 cents. If you reuse them on each visit, they deduct 10 cents per bag from your receipt.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Oooh pretty.

The Great Wave of Kanagawa, from the Series
The Great Wave of Kanagawa, from the Series "36 Views of Mt. Fuji" ("Fugaku Sanjuokkei")

Unfortunately, it's over $230 bucks shipped. But it's soooo beautiful (if you happen to live in an airplane hangar or something like that - where can you find a huge empty wall like that?)

Friday, February 15, 2008


Looked at the "New at IKEA" section on their website. Back in Chicago, we had an IKEA within 15 minutes' driving distance. Here in Kansas, we have an IKEA within 9 HOURS' driving distance (namely the one in Chicago, duh).

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Valentine's Day

Breakfast with extremely romantic, pink glazed cinnamon rolls (from a can): check!

Ridiculous card from hubby: check!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Back to being cold...

... unless you're nicely snuggled up inside Daddy's fleece jacket!

Monday, February 04, 2008

February in Kansas: sunny, 67 degrees

Took a long, albeit muddy walk at the Arboretum. It was amazingly warm and humid. Afterwards we had a mango smoothie and a Frappuccino at the newly opened smoothie place just down the road. Ooh, almost felt like summer!