Saturday, October 24, 2009


I like Halloween but I am excited for Thanksgiving because Heather will be able to come home for a few days. I cannot wait!

Friday, September 18, 2009

One has flewn

Well, my oldest daughter is off to university. I took her on Thursday. I hope she is doing well, I am not.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Time of Year

This is usually such a nice time of year. The garden is producing nicely, the children are back on a reasonable schedule and the weather is great. I like the hot days and cool nights. Then the trees start to turn such lovely colors. I will have to think about what projects I want to knit this fall and winter.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


I learned a new card game this summer. It is a kind of solitaire called Jailhouse. It is rather addicting. Marva taught it to me and her grandmother taught her.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


I took 3 teenage boys up to Seattle for the day. What a hoot. We went to the EMP/SFM museum. I had never been there before, it was a lot of fun. The EMP reminded me of the music history museum in Vienna. We did not get to Pike Market though (my favorite place), the boys were not interested. I should have told Thomas that there were lots of girls there, he would have gone in an instant! On the drive home they played a game where they tried to get people to wave to them by waving first. They think they are so cool but they are really just little boys playing :) The summer is drawing to a rapid close and I think I am ready for a change of pace. I have really enjoyed this summer as compared to last year. I was not ready to change to fall because I felt I had no summer.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Here we go again

Well, we are going to host another french student for the month of August. There was a last minute change and we were asked if we could host again. We thought about it and decided that "yes" we could. We pick him up on Saturday....

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hot, hot, hot

Wow, is it ever hot. Where I grew up it got hot like this but the humidity was less and it usually cooled down at night. Not so much here. I do not really mind though. You just make different choices. For the past month, we have hosted a young man (15) from France. We have had a wonderful time showing him around the Northwest. He fit into our family like a recently discovered cousin. I took him to the airport today and I will miss him enormously. As fun as it is to host an overseas student it is ever so hard to say 'good-bye'. So, I won't say 'good-bye' I will say 'a biento' (till later).

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunny Sedona

We are currently in Sedona, AZ for a nice, quick vacation. We have hiked and today we went on an early morning jeep tour. Wow, was that ever fun and informative. Our guide had a lot to tell about the rock formations and the plant life as well as the native people. More later.....

Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Well, I finished the sweater I was itching to do. Now I am excited to start another one and implement my new ideas. I have done my guage swatch and now I need to calculate my cast on amount and it is off to the races. I have to get my garden going also but it has been cool and rainy. My tomatoes are ready to go out as well as one of my bean plants. I have to get after the slugs too before they eat everything. Darn slugs!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Spring Fever

Today I took some time to plant some tomato starts as well as some basil, chives, pole beans and pole peas. I'm looking forward to spring. I love the snow but I am ready to move on. I did take the plunge and cast on a cardigan sweater which will suit the cool spring days here.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Not working...

....but not bored either. I recently quit my job which seems rather foolish in this current environment. I needed to take some steps to de-stress my life. Actually, I haven't quit my job entirely, I just stepped down from a big part of it. I still get to plan the fun, monthly events. I also started teaching a beginning knitting class at our local community college. That sure is a lot of fun. My students are learning quite a bit and expanding their skills. I am enjoying getting to know new friends and spreading the love of knitting.