Sunday, May 30, 2010

coo coo ka choo part two

coo-coo-laughter

coo-coo-sick-to-stomach

coo-coo-jewelry

coo-coo-stripe-guy

coo-coo-ernie-bert

coo-coo-oscar

coo-coo-zoo

coocoo-milk

coo-coo-open-me-wheel

as it turns out, i did not sit on my front porch staring at the yard sale all morning! after my curiosity was satisfied, i went for a fifteen minute run (in the process of easing my shocked body back into the task), strapped on the sandals and walked downtown where i spent a sunny and funny afternoon with ricë freeman-zachery and her husband, earl, who zigzagged their way through lawrence on their six week art retreat/book signing tour of the US! i also got to meet two terrific local mixed-media/fiber artists, traci bunkers and kelly buntin johnson. we wandered up and down mass street, in and out of shops, made a pit stop at the brewery, went to au marché for christopher elbow chocolates, and took a detour to the coo-coo-ka-choo house, where i got to prowl in the back yard this time. the only bummer of the day was that i had to miss out on the tour of traci's studio. but my time was up! the girls were at home hopping up and down like pogo sticks waiting to go to the grand opening of the outdoor pool. so i returned for my charges, stuffed myself into my swimsuit and off we went into the land of aquatic chaos. they wore themselves out swimming and i wore myself out daydreaming and gawking at the sparkling sky. couldn't have asked for a better day!

35 comments:

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Sounds like SO much fun!

Phoenix Peacock said...

what a crazy backyard! soo many treasures are hidden back there

heather smith jones said...

The sky has been amazing the last few days hasn't it? Yeah I stopped at the library yesterday unawares of the summer reading program thingy and wow, what a circus. I can't even imagine the pool! You're brave.

Inner Toddler said...

I saw you on Rice's blog and I wished I was there too! sounds like a sublime day full of fun characters.

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

This is pure insanity! But I love it! I especially adore that first sign - I am the queen of misplaced laughter, I think. But everything in life is so darn funny, right? Including Bert and Ernie cake pans hanging on the wall. Sheesh!

painted fish studio said...

how fun! all summer weekends should be as awesome. screw weeding the garden!

Kelly Warren said...

i really would love to see that coo coo ka choo house in person some time.... :-)

Ces said...

Okay, I like places like this because they remind me that my house is not messy after all! HAHAHAHA!

Coreopsis said...

Sounds like a lovely day! (I miss having kids of the taking-to-the-pool age). Wonderful pictures!

Domestic Scribbles said...

May just have to make an out of place laughter sign! I'm avoiding stuffing myself in a suit since I have neglected my running routine. Yay you!!!

Erin Butson said...

This makes me really happy. thanks.

oneartistjournal said...

Awesome day, sights, people, fun!! great images Aimee...
XOXOrly

lori vliegen said...

i hope someone makes a doc-choo-mentary of that house someday......i would love to know all of the fabulous little stories that go with all of those treasures!! so glad you had a great day meeting up with friends, splashing water around (or getting splashed yourself?!), and doing a little cloud gazing!! happy monday to you!! xox, :))

gypsy said...

Thank you for brightening my day by sharing yours!

Kim Hambric said...

Sounds like a great time! I love the idea of aquatic chaos. Makes me want to get the sprinkler out RIGHT NOW.

I keep my out of place laughter in my front right jeans pocket, along with Chap Stik, a doggy poop bag (empty) and a tissue (full?).

Your town sounds like a neat place to me. Hubby says there's the possibility of a bit of business at the University coming up in the future.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

can you imagine coming across that bckyard at night by accident? i would be freaked out ... what your imaginations would interpret some of the objects as...?

●• Thereza said...

yiiipiiii they even have pink milk there! excellent :)))

Bella Sinclair said...

What a day! All that fun would have made my head explode, methinks. That would also have made swimming a little difficult.

Gah! There's my wig!

Monkey Mind said...

What a fun place- thanks for sharing pictures. And you spent time with Rice. That's very cool. I don't know her but I wish I did. Sounds like a such a great day!

cindy said...

sounds terrific and thank you for the coo coo ka choo house!

nathalie et cetera said...

perfect day!
that spinning wheel, it seems you could have made it yourself!

jane said...

i swear! i want to live in lawrence!!! i´m off to check out your links... and daydream...

hanna-happenings said...

Oh my! That wheel of what to do is so much fun!!!

I´m hosting this weekword, please join, it´s "now".

Nina said...

Still laughing about "Hang on to your Legos!"

Jennifer said...

Ooooh what fun! I am actually running out the door now to go listen to Rice and Roz at Wet Paint Art Store!

joanne said...

oh wow... coming here and catching up with you has been so much fun... it looks like spring has been bringing a lot of color and fun surprises your way (with lots of creative juice too)... as always, i LOVE the smile you bring with every post. :) It's wonderful to visit with you again.

steve said...

What an awesome day Aimee. What a wild and cool place to see as well. Sounded (and looked) like a real fun time!

AG Ambroult said...

I had no idea Lawrence was so...weird. And I mean that in an Austin, TX good kind of way. Thanks for the tour of that wacky house. Sounds like you had a great day (and I dread the day I have to stuff myself back into my suit. Clock is ticking...

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! New Header! I loved the old one, love the new one just as much!

Nicky Linzey said...

Sounds perfect!

I Saw You Dancing said...

WooHOO! Love your new look! Tres stylish.
Congrats. x

chrissy said...

these photos are AWESOME.
so happy you had a day like that.
and
then got to go home and to the pool with the littles.
sounds like my kind of day.
you are a dear.
happy day to you.
c

My Soul Can Dance said...

i really want to make a shirt that says "out of place laughter may be stored here"....i might wear it everyday!

BT said...

love that fence - is it always like that? I have a piece of chicken wire in my studio with all things hanging on it - earrings, key rings, all sorts. A bit the same! What a fun time you had.

soulbrush said...

you are amazing the way you see and describe your world, love the new avatar too.