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This Just In!

She is now howling full out wolf! OH MY HEART!


Here are two long (ish) videos from today. Wherein you will see me poorly read a story, with the other video just of Tzigana sittin’ and chillin’.


Happy Ziggy-Three Months Old

yfrog Video : – Uploaded by cristymuranda.

Ziggy 0-11 Weeks

Sorry I have not been posting. I am a terrible, horrible, no good human. person.

But hey! A MOVIE



Tzigana-Mae Tulip Winter Weeks 0-11 from Criri K. on Vimeo.

I can’t NOT share this

So this is the email Taylor sent to his best friend, telling him we are having a girl.

Please to enjoy this peek into my Mr’s brainz.

Her name is going to be Tree Kicker Alpha Siren!
No bullshit! just pure asskicking madness!
No human milk for her, she’ll be cattapaulted to tree tops from which
she will learn to live amongst the squrrly folk and learn their ways
of twig busting ninjary.

Her hair will be of clouds, her cape of dried leaves and thorns. with
a whistle branch that’s song commands swarms of birds to her smallest
And on Tuesdays she will bring us trailmix farmed from her chipmunk minions.

It all, will indeed be quite grand!

–end scene–

Once this kid is verbal, it will be quite an interesting household, I think.


1. What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?

I cut out milk., wheat, and processed sugar for about two months.  I started to feel really well and then I got pregnant, sick as a dog the first 5 months and all that went out the window since I was basically living off of pb and honey sandwiches.  (which I would like to add bitterly, all my fav foods i.e. salads, quinoa, almond butter, avocados..I have had HUGE food aversions this whole pregnancy. seriously. wtf?!)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I don’t do resolutions.  I find them foolish and useless for myself.  I am more likely to fail and then get in a funk.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Nope. Lots knocked up though.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

My grandmother, Wanda Betty.  I miss her so much, and hate that she is going to miss on all the new babies in the family next year.  She was such a beautiful spirit.  I miss her calling me Dolly.  So much, so much.

5. What countries did you visit?

I got my passport this past Autumn so I went to the U.S. again for the first time in a year or so to visit my sister.  I really don’t like doing border crossings. >.<

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?

My child on this side, healthy and whole.  More Peacefulness in my relationships.  Grace with my Partner in our parenting.  Health for us both.

7. What dates from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

June 5th when I knew I was pregnant. August 24th when my grandmother passed away.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Conception.  Staying pregnant.  Not losing my sanity.  Truly, truly working on controlling my bad habits in regards to how I communicate my stress and frustrations.  I mess up nearly every day, but I am really consciously working on it.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Saying unkind things.  Hurting my partner with my words and actions.  Holding on to things I should of let go.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

No.  Aside from a very rough 1st and first half of my 2nd Trimester.  I was pretty OK this year.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

Our Ipod Touch.  It will be fantastic when the baby is here.

12. Where did most of your money go?

Rent and Food.

13. What did you get really excited about?

This baby (I sense a theme here)  and our future as three.  We both love babies (and the baby stage) so we are really excited for even the sleepless nights.

14. What song will always remind you of 2010?

My Buttercup.  Taylor sings it to the baby and it always makes it wake up and start grooving around.

15. Compared to this time last year, are you:

– happier or sadder? To me happy is more of a fleeting emotion.  So I would say today, I am happier than yesterday.  But consistently I am more joyful then I was last year.  Definitely.

– thinner or fatter?  Pregnant.  Actually considering the compliments I’ve been getting, in terms of looking better or worse, I look better at this time now then last year.  Even pregnant.

– richer or poorer? We are out of debt so I suppose richer in that sense.  Same amount of cash flow though.

16. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Letting go.  Journaling about this pregnancy, since this may very well be the only one I experience.

17. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Trying to control things.  Getting upset and frustrated over things.  Losing it.

18. How did you spend Christmas?

Honestly, we (mr. and I) are not holiday people.  But we did spend it with my family.  Which was nice.  I just really don’t like Holidays.  I like Birthdays, and Anniversaries.  Those are my celebration times.

19. What was your favorite TV program?

I really enjoyed Fringe this year.

And the Sherlock BBC miniseries, the Emma BBC miniseries, and the BBC show Misfits.

20. What were your favorite books of the year?

This year I just re read the Harry Potter series and I read most of the Sookie Stackhouse books.

21. What was your favorite music from this year?

Jason Webly, DeVotchKa, Department of Eagles, Beta Band, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Erykah Badu, White Stripes, Social Distortion, My Brightest Diamond, Velvet Underground, Sonic Youth, Grateful Dead, Wintersleep, Alexi Murdoch

22. What were your favorite films of the year?

I didn’t go to see many films.  I enjoyed Inception, it was like getting a peak into Taylors brain.  I loved Away We Go.

23. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

We took it easy.  Taylor bought me a beautiful blue sash with beading on it. I turned the wee age of 23.

24. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Changing my attitude and perceptions.

25. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Bohemian and eclectic.  Like every year.

26. What kept you sane?

Taylor.  Faith, prayer and meditating.  Dark Chocolate.  Knitting.  Sex.

27. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.

That I am responsible for my reactions, attitude and perception of a situation.  Which of course, I knew that. But still. It has really sunk in.

30 Days – day 10

Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad

Happy – anything Bob Marley

Sad – I will never forget – by Kimya Dawson

Bored –  anything by LCD soundsystem or Daft Punk

Hyped – Bambo Banga– by M.I.A.

Mad – anything by Hole, I don’t listen to music when I’m mad really


Day 01- A recent picture of you and 15 interesting facts about yourself
Day 02- The meaning behind your blog name
Day 03- A recent picture of you and your friends
Day 04- A habit that you wish you didn’t have
Day 05- A picture of somewhere you’ve been to
Day 06- Favorite super hero/fictional character and why
Day 07- A picture of someone/something that has the biggest impact on you
Day 08- Short term goals for this month and why
Day 09- Something you’re proud of in the past few days
Day 10- Songs you listen to when you are Happy, Sad, Bored, Hyped, Mad
Day 11- Another picture of you and your friends
Day 12- How you found out about WordPress and why you made one
Day 13- A letter to someone who has hurt you
Day 14- A picture of you and your family
Day 15- Put your iPod on shuffle: First 10 songs that play
Day 16- Another picture of yourself
Day 17- Someone you would want to switch lives with for one day and why
Day 18- Plans/dreams/goals you have
Day 19- Nicknames you have; why do you have them
Day 20- Someone you see yourself marrying/being with in the future
Day 21- A picture of something that makes you happy
Day 22- What makes you different from everyone else
Day 23- Something you crave for a lot
Day 24- A letter to your parents
Day 25- What I would find in your bag
Day 26- What you think about your friends
Day 27- Why are you doing this 30 day challenge
Day 28- A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?
Day 29- In this past month, what have you learned
Day 30- Who are you?

my grandma died.

almost a month ago now.
the night before i sat with her in the icu holding her hand and talking to her, and giving her ice chips.

we both new looking at each other that she was going to die soon. and it was the most terrible thing. to touch her and to be able to feel her getting ready to go.
i dont like to touch people.

when i do i learn things about them, i pick up their emotions and feel them too. its not a very fun thing.
but i held her hand the whole time. memorizing what that was like. and thinking that it sucks that she’s not going to meet this baby. death doesn’t pay attention to things like plans. or people. or love. it just happens and thats it.

then you have to figure out what to keep and what to throw away. and tell people you’re fine.

when you can tell how someone is by touching them, it makes it really hard to do normal things. like chit chat, and pretend. so i don’t touch many people.

but im glad i’m always going to remember what she felt like.
how her hair felt, and how it felt to kiss her forehead while wearing a lip ring.

i dont have any grandparents left.