Tuesday, December 23, 2014
May your strength perform feats, your grievances be few, and your food comforting as you gather 'round your aluminum poles to celebrate this blessed occasion.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
I miss him. He was a big part of life for years and I don't let go easily, even when it is for the best.
life goes on.
Working and schooling and commuting, and letting Thing Two drive me around so he can get his practice drive hours logged. Just to ensure you understand the terrifying implications of the above statement... I am talking about this kid.
So between that and trying to make sure I do enough laundry that my family doesn't go naked... yeah, I'm all booked up.
Monday, November 17, 2014
______ is easy; it's just like riding a bike. Except the tires are on fire, well, the whole bike is on fire. And the ground is on fire. And everything is on fire.
Because you are in hell.
The fill in the blank in this case was "Grad school" but feel free to substitute your current version of hell into the sentence above.
As my gramma always told me, "It's a good life if you don't weaken."
Sunday, November 09, 2014
By the way, if you run into a profile that looks a lot like me on an online dating site... I am only there for research. Mr. Logo has been very much enjoying the reports regarding the online sites.
This cute bunny photo came to be from a friend not long ago and I thought it was cute.
Speaking of school, here is me at a thing with some librarian-y peeps.
I got to learn about how pornography Information Behavior is important and interesting as well as what people do when building a cognitive map, and lots of other stuff like that.
During the conference I stayed two nights at Hotel Max.
The conference was really educational and tiring and although staying downtown saved me lots of commute time it also has the downside of just not being home. I never sleep as well without my bed.
Between conference sessions I also got to read a book, oooo emmm geee!
I am sooooo looking forward to Christmas break, and December 21.
But first, Veteran's Day. I have a lot of Veterans in my family and friends circle and I am thankful for them.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Last Friday a group of gals I know decided to visit the Seattle Symphony and their ringleader would not take NO for an answer so she dragged me along with them and let me just say, I am so glad I went along. There was a little wine event in the lobby and baroque music. I smuggled in dark chocolate macadamia nuts, which were perfect with the red wine and with the coffee at intermission too. Afterward we went to The Triple Door for food (Wild Ginger) and I finally got home about 1:00 AM. It was worth it.
And here, because Mr. Logo wanted me to capture in black and white, for posterity, that I have a lovely office with my very own name on it, is a pic of the little plaque by the door. Ooooo, lookee there.
Yeah, I don't even know.
In other news, the renovations of the mini-RV are coming along nicely and we hope to take a trip to the Redwoods for Christmas. Thing Two is starting driver's ed in just over a week. Thing One got himself a different job because he needed more hours than the current gig was giving him (his car needs a new clutch, ouch). Interestingly, he is currently employed by the same company that his best buddy once worked for and which he (Thing One, not the buddy) regarded as a horrible, terrible, no-good company. Turns out when they are willing to hire you... they seem better.
Lastly, we have some amazing cards from Curly Girl Design, which I love.
I really do like pie.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
this year I am also feeling a little melancholy.
S'ok, I am too busy to dwell on it much.
Anyway, it is time to get back to work and such so I will break out some old favorites and get to it.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
|Orcas, the largest island in the San Juans|
|Orca at Orcas|
There is a guy who used to roll his piano onto the ferry and play it on the passenger deck. He would sell his CDs and accept tips. Here is one of his songs that always makes me think of sailing up the Straits. The noise he makes is so much better than the soundtrack we actually had with us.
|Ferry dock on Orcas|
It was a relief to disembark and get moving down the gorgeous twisty roads. We stayed in a bed and breakfast which was lovely and set on a working farm with deer and sheep, plums, apples, geese, ducks, and a cutie pie of a highland terrier. The lady who runs the place is a pistol and an amazing cook. We very much enjoyed breakfast both days and place is just great. I would definitely visit again. The bathroom had a claw foot tub, which I just love.
The first night we slept with the door to our balcony open and enjoyed the breeze and the stars, oh... but first, let me tell you about...
|Turtleback Farm Inn|
dinner. The New Leaf sources much of their menu locally, which makes me happy. We really enjoyed every single thing we tasted and left wishing we could have eaten even more... but we would have made a terrible mess when we exploded.
|New Leaf Cafe- dinner Friday night|
|The next morning, after a yummy breakfast we headed back to Eastsound for the Farmer's Market, which was awesome! |
|Saturday Farmer's Market in Eastsound, Orcas Island|
| Mr. Logo found stuff, I found stuff, all the food we tried was super delish and we wore ourselves out walking and walking and walking and walking.|
Oh, and I got a jacket, which I will model and post some other time.
After all that walking and shopping we were exhausted.
We had to get a nap before we were ready to head back out for a ride and then to try some dinner.
|White Horse Pub- dinner Saturday night|
|view from White Horse Pub|
So, Sunday morning we got up and had an outstanding breakfast before heading out to do some more riding around the island. It is an incredibly beautiful place.
I definitely need to go back, and not wait quite so long to do so.
We managed, of course, to time our return to coincide with that of the horrible monster children we shared the ferry with upon our arrival. However, we had stopped by the food coop and gotten healthy, yummy snacks and adult beverages and that made it all seem more manageable, plus the kids seemed a little less high-strung.
The bike ride home included one last stop for ice cream, immodest ice cream cones even.
So, that was that and now it's back to the grindstone. Hi ho, hi ho...
Monday, September 08, 2014
Check her out, will ya?
That gorgeous creature sitting there is a friend of mine, Christine, or as I knew her better, Wills- short for William's Wish Wellingtons- her nic in a trivia room we both frequented. She was Australian, and beautiful, clever, witty, friendly, kind and just generally... amazing.
She died yesterday.
I &%@$!*# hate cancer.
Wednesday, September 03, 2014
and if they noticed them more when it was altered a bit so that it looked more like this.
It was actually a really interesting and fun project and I enjoyed it a lot. I am a little sad that it is over even if I am really glad to have a couple days to sleep in.
I also finished a yoga intensive, after several months, and it was actually rather awesome. On our last day together we did an incredibly uncomfortable exercise in which we went around the room one-by-one and everyone listed traits or qualities of that person. Afterward we were to put the lists together and keep them where we could see them often (bathroom mirror, etc.). So I made this out of mine, which is not as purty as some, but I like it. I am going to take it off the wall soon and I decided to stick it here on the blog because I will inevitably lose the paper copy.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Nowadays Thing One is getting himself ready to head to college, Thing Two is in Grade 10, Mr. Logo is starting a new position further south, and I am in my final year of library school. Also, we are the latest owners of a 1989 Toyota Dolphin, it looks a bit like this.
Currently, Mr. Logo has it all ripped apart so he can renovate the interior. It's down to the fiberglass in places and it will have new fabic, flooring, and curtains too. Should be fun for taking little camping trips next year.
We took it to the airport when we picked Thing Two up after his week-long trip to Spokane to visit my sister and her family. He was suitably shocked and amazed when I led him out of baggage claim and climbed into what he assumed at first was just some random camper. Tee hee, good times.
Saturday, August 16, 2014
I am trying something new I'm dictating my post via my phone's voice to text translator. I am not sure how this will turn out... However, I'm willing to try new things. So here's the deal , my confession referred not only to clothing Foo Fighter lyrics it also protects to matters of a less Music al nature.
I have a slight addiction to technology recently I upgraded my laptop and my cell phone. They both needed to be updated nevertheless I feel quite decadent. The new phone is a droid Maxx and the new laptop is HP the monitor is smaller than my previous laptop however all of the keys are intact and the fan works.
Because I am starting a new part time position in the fall I justified this purchase as a necessity. No doubt I could have made do with something smaller and less intricate but what would be the point of that?
Monday, August 04, 2014
I took my Things out for the day and we adventured.
It was fun and stuff.
We went to La Conner and a good time was had by all.
Thing Two appears to believe putting ice cream in my face is fun/funny/ acceptable/not grounds for death. Clearly he is delusional.