Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Cute Baby, Poems, and a Giveaway!

Thanks everyone for humoring my over-eager "guest blogger" yesterday (I found him working suspiciously quietly on my computer, asked what he was up to, and he said "Oh, just writing an email" . . . twenty minutes later, 90% of his self-declared "Guest Post" was written--HA).  He loved the attention, and maybe he'll be back early next week since I will be in Guatemala!  


Yesterday after work I drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to hang out with the Freitags, and I know sometimes I tend to go overboard with the baby pics . . . but can you believe this sweet face?

Jude:  The Good Egg

Goodness that is one sweet baby boy.  And speaking of good things, my oldest friend Lesley (she was at the hospital waiting for me to be born--she was only 6 months old and knew we'd be best friends since our mamas were!) is hosting a special Christmas giveaway from my sister's vintage etsy shop!  Click here to enter, and grab the button on my right sidebar if you're so inclined.  This is what's up for grabs:


Today is my Cobra day and my poem is due in a few short hours.  I always have the most trouble writing when I'm responding to one of my own assignments (we take turns giving assignments, then have dinner & mini poetry workshops every other week or so).  This time, it's write a poem that addresses your greatest fear.  Pretty terrifying, huh?  I have a few fears and phobias to work with, ha, so I'm not sure which one I'm gonna tackle yet.  Maybe developing paranoid schizophrenia or some sort of psychosis . . . that scares the living daylights out of me.  I'm shuddering just thinking about all my greatest fears . . . 

What would you write about?

19 comments:

Ashley said...

I would probably write about dying at a young age, public speaking, or spiders. =)

Jude is one cute baby!!!!

Phoenix Peacock said...

being too ill and tired to have a family.
becoming housebound by my pain and fatigue.
having to wear a gasmask in public to avoid germs because my immune system cant be further exposed.

Diana Mieczan said...

I probably would write about the fear that most of have...fear of not finding the true love!
Kisses and the kiddo in the photo is so sweet!

Ps: I’m hosting a sweet t-shirt and tote GIVEAWAY today. So please join in :)

miss katie said...

i'd write about my fear of not being able to have babies. seriously, sometimes it keeps me up at night as i try to figure out what i would do.

Jude said...

Aww, Jude is adorable (love the name too ;)). I would have to go with you on the paranoid schizophrenia...I've seen how it can ruin lives and cause so much heartbreak - a scary, scary illness. I think my other would be losing loved ones too soon - it's scary to even write it out!

~KS said...

Hmmm.... perhaps flying. I hate it. To this day I can't just get on a plane. It's a huge ordeal.
I used to be scared of never finding anyone- and being single forever. But I don't really know anymore if that's even what I want...
I am scared though that I'll never be a mom. I do want that. Not sure how those two reconcile...

PinkLouLou said...

I want to pinch those baby cheeks stat.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

He is adorable!!

Krystal said...

I'm terrified of plane crashes? :) And so I think shoes in a vending machine is pretty disgraceful BUT i had to buy them just to say i did....i'm weird like that.

FourJedis said...

I would write about dying, not because I'm afraid of the unknown, or fearing death, but dying and not letting all of the special people in my life know just how very special they are, not having my kids remember me and how much I love them, and not making sure my husband knows how much love and devotion for him. I know you will do a great job. I enjoyed the guest blogger!

heather yalin said...

Jude is such a sweet face! And I can't wait to be a part of cobra dinnershops! I really don't know what I would write about till I'd sit down with pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard). I'm sure it'd have something to do with loss though. Or fear itself, and (because of the me of late) it'd probably have a zen-ny ending. Love you!

Meghan said...

What a sweet little guy! I love all of your baby pics!

Just entered the giveaway, too! SO excited! Your sister's shop is amazing!

danielle and dinosaur toes said...

it's funny, but it's kind of not...i've always been scared that i'd become schizophrenic! let's hope not.

Farah said...

Going to Guatemala?? how exciting!!! Have a wonderful trip love! xo

this free bird said...

water. i'm terrified of water and might pee my pants just thinking of a poem.

i know someone who suffered from schizophrenia for years and made his way back by nothing short of a miracle. talk about terrifying. get your depends.

and ps - world traveler!!

xoxo,
carrie

Signe said...

Naaaw, how cute is Jude's hat? :)
And I think my poem would be about losing Cas or someone close to be, the thought just makes me shiver...

Faiza said...

jude's cheeks are too delicious!!!

would definitely write about losing my family. hurts to even type that out.

travel safe lovely claire!

Marz said...

OMG Jude is the absolute most adorable baby!!!!!!!!! I always love seeing the little babies and tots in your life! Their pics make my day! :)
I have to agree with Faiza on my biggest fear :(
That and getting really sick. I'm a bit of a hypochondriac!

Micaela said...

i loooove jude's hat! adorable!!! i love the baby overload so baby me all you want! :)

adding the button to my sidebar NOW! awesome giveaway though i'm pretty sure if i won it'd look rigged ;) i bought the CUTEST vintage ornaments from her today for a gift :) i LOVE kate's shop!!!

i agree with faiza too... UGH, i don't want to think about it! let me know how your writing goes... actually i want to read your stuff ;)

i'm SO excited for you and Guatemala and eric guest posting... please do eric!!! :)

xoxo