January 30, 2009


Bean is saying goodbye to January this weekend as he begins work on some valentines for you. Count on a Bean Valentine every day leading up to the 14th!

January 29, 2009

not so good

Leftover snow is definitely not as good as fresh snow, which leads to the conclusion that snow is unlike Mexican food, in that Mexican food is somehow always better as leftovers on the second day.

January 27, 2009


Bean, don't think I can't see you there in my bed, under my covers.
I know it's cozy in there but why don't you come out and practice your harmonica today?

January 26, 2009

January 23, 2009

January 22, 2009

i'm late!

Oh no, Bean! I'm late! I'm sorry I don't have any time to draw you doing something cute! We'll think up a good one tomorrow.

January 21, 2009

he's packing

Bean packed my lunch this morning.
He's been known to pack items such as this and that.
He's very heath conscious.

January 20, 2009

cozy spot

Bean has staked out a cozy spot on the reflecting pool to watch the inauguration. But he just happened to forget his high powered telescope at home.

January 19, 2009

sticking to it

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 14, 2009

going underground

Poor Bean. He's got a whole list of things to do today but it's too cold to go outside. If only there was an underground tunnel system that could take you places with minimal outside air contact. Oh wait! There is!

January 13, 2009

snack time

Turns out Bean can be coaxed out of his hole with some mint hot chocolate.

January 12, 2009

nice long nap

It's around this time of year that Bean likes to experiment with hibernating.

January 9, 2009

movie night

Bean, I'm sure the Blockbuster guy knows his stuff, but that just doesn't seem like your genre. I think you'll like this one much better.

January 8, 2009

January 7, 2009

it's magnificant!

Bean thinks magnifying glasses are way underrated.

*the photo in the link was taken by a friend of mine. She is amazing! See more of her stuff here if you'd like.

January 6, 2009

sweater shopping

Bean is realizing he needs more sweaters that are not holiday themed, so that he can stay warm during the four months of winter post holiday season and not look like a crazy loon.

January 5, 2009


Bean and I are still on vacation this week, but I would hardly call it a vacation when the whole neighborhood has learned how to password protect their wireless internet so I get stuck with mom's AOL dial up.

January 2, 2009


Jan. 2nd marks one whole year of Bean on the internet. Thank you so much for your love, support and encouragement! I would still be doing Bean even if I didn't have an audience, but this way is so much better.

with blessings all mine!
Nora (& Bean)

And for those of you who don't already get Bean in your inbox each morning...
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New Year's Resolutions?
Oh no, that is just Bean's Christmas list he is checking off. Any unchecked items will be moved to his Valentine's, President's and other minor holidays lists.
Maybe I should resolve to teach Bean some gratefulness.