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
Saturday, September 12, 2009
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
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
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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
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
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
....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.