Tuesday, 28 April 2009

theres no place like home

i found some enchanted slippers yesterday
i know they arent ruby,
but im still watching
out for tornados.

Monday, 27 April 2009

little roo

little roo has been acting funny.
she wasnt sleeping in her bed anymore.
and she was walking around listless and sad.
i couldnt figure out what it was.
i moved her bed.
still nothing.
i washed it.
still nothing.
so i held her on my lap
and asked her heart
what was wrong?

i went to check her teeth.
she had pink gums before
and im supposed to be
brushing them every day
but i havent because we were
on tour and gone for a month.
what i found shocked and terrified me.

she had a black spring about the size of a
pencil top eraser STUCK IN HER TOOTH!
she must have been playing with it
and it got stuck in her mouth.. :(
it had been there for a long time!
her gums were starting to grow around it!!!!!!!!
it was all mucked up and terrible!!!!!!
i took a deep breath.. because i was shaking
and called the vet.. and got in my car
(which i hate to drive because im not used to
driving on the wrong side of the road yet)
and sped to the dr. as fast as i could.

he took it out and she didnt fuss one bit.
i felt horrible for not noticing it before!!!
the minute it was out
her eyes brightened up
and she felt loads better.
poor poor roo!

he gave us a plug-in for the house
that emits pheromones into the air
that are supposed to simulate a mother cat.
they calm stress and elevate cat happiness.
i plugged it in when we got home and ill
be damned if all of us didnt just start to
purrrrr and roll over to take naps!
i know its not supposed to work on humans
but i must have some cat blood in me
cause ive never felt better in my whole life.

my fairy bag came and
it lives up to the dream!

Sunday, 26 April 2009

fairy steps

this is the new bag i ordered from the fairy shoemaker
i love it so much im biting my nails till it comes in the mail.
i will use it when i go foraging in the woods
in a white dress and sheepy boots.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

out first ever snowbird show!

ok. this is partly cringe-worthy and partly nice.
im posting it here cause well.... this is my diary :)
and i was terrified out of my wits but still got through it.
i kept forgetting the words....
its supposed to be
"i wont reveal .. an inside made of stone"
and i kept saying
"i wont receive" ???? wha? how weird
i have no idea why i said that.. and every
time i just kept thinking.. what is my problem why am i saying receive?
and what ARE the words? oh god hopefully ill think of them by the next
time the chorus comes around ... nope. and also,
thank god i didnt say penis or something like that.

Thursday, 23 April 2009

my favorite thought when someone asks me why im not on facebook.... and why i dont tweet

"many honorable members of the community have pressed me to join one of the many ... lists available in order to fulfill my duties; however, I must decline. I find these lists to be toxic to my serenity and am therefore disinterested."
~anaar 2003

i love it that someone actually had
enough guts to say this out loud.
i dont.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

fur baby bluebells

back home im settling in and opening back up
letting roots sink in... replacing light bulbs...
and thinking about pixie cups and robins.
the garden has become so wild that
tigers are prowling in the grass.
oh no
its just lamby and roo
seen here in white fur coats.

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

which eggs go in which nest?

last night i had a dream that i
found a little pale blue robins egg.
it was empty and fragile.
i picked it up and ran with it.

i divided my nest in two.
"little bird wait for me there...i will be back.
and you will not have moved a feather."
i want to grow like moss
one millimeter per year.
not much faster than that.
too fast and things break.

i met a french woman in a little
antique store with tiny chairs and tables.
i asked her how she managed leaving her
home country for a new one. didnt she
always feel homesick for one place or
the other? just like i do?
does all this dividing have to hurt?
she said,
"it was tough at first... but then i
realized i get the best of both worlds.
and it is lucky to have two countries."

i loved her and decided she was
right. and felt much happier then.

Monday, 20 April 2009

a house for a mouse

this was my dads blue dresser when he was a little boy.
it is very old, handmade and very heavy..
it waits in america for me because it doesnt like to fly.

one day when my dad was about 8
he was sitting on his bed looking at it.
he had left the bottom drawer open...
suddenly a little mouse popped up over
the drawer edge and looked up at him,
sniffed, and then disappeared.

when i was little i used to sit and stare at it
waiting for that mouse to pop out and say hello.
he never ever came though.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

chloe sings

here is chloe helping me write snowbird songs.
tour is going very well.. we just played glasgow
and are headed to birmingham very early in the am.
we have to go early because i have to go to my favorite
vintage store before soundcheck at the glee club.
fingers crossed for a perfect pair of new kicks!

mmmmm.... i sound goooooood.

Monday, 13 April 2009


i left my blue room this morning
and headed back to england!
the girl next to me on the plane
was resting her head on the seat
in front of her..
when the person in that seat
sort of pushed on the chair
she reached up and flat
out smacked the chair
so hard that the girl
went flying.

i cant imagine doing
that to someone...
what a psycho.
she was so angry.
i feel that if you
bought the seat
you own all of it!

its good to be home
and we have our first
snowbird show
tomorrow in london
i gotta go practice
cause right now i suck
and i cant remember
any of the words.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

robins egg alchemy

oooooo its time to do easter eggs.
my brother just came home and
we are all together as a family.
that only happens once every
few years so we gotta make
eggs different colors.
robin eggs & turkish delight.
in praise of the blue spring.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

we carry white mice

ok.. this is a little project i worked on tonight
ive never made a video before...
but i couldnt help it..
i just got a tiny video camera
and the pink trees were begging.

the song is called
*we carry white mice*
its a very VERY rough demo of half of
a new snowbird song we just wrote.
(simon wrote the piano and
i wrote the singin part)

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

a midsummer nights dream

imagine a long string going from
the top of your head up to the sky.
then you are free.
you are not tied by gravity
you can go anywhere
you can probably fly.

Monday, 6 April 2009

blue nest

this was my boyfriends band.
he is a ridiculous genius.
some of the new musics
he has sent me for snowbird songs
have freaked my mind out of my face.

Saturday, 4 April 2009


my grandma and i stayed up really late tonight
to watch hitchcocks' vertigo.
we made rootbeer floats
and knitted stockings
during the movie.

then we watched
a marathon of
golden girls.
i am so 80.

Friday, 3 April 2009