Wednesday, December 29, 2010
i'm now bilaterally seeing my world bright and clear and am amazed at the difference! have had 2 lens implants in the last 3 weeks, with vacuuming out of the cloudy old cataracty lenses. i really wish i could have seen what was going on from the doctor's view of it... from my view it was just bright moving lights, which wasn't bad... the colors were awesome! his description of the procedure sounded fascinating!
xmas day Dinah and Jonica came down from seattle, we brought Pop out here and had dinner together. on sunday was the big family feast here at dome central, with most of the family plus several friends and neighbors - last time i counted it was 23 people, i think.... it was fun and chaos for a few hours. i'm still exhausted! ready to hunker in now and ignore the snow or ice or everwhat happens outside. hhmmm, wondering what "hunker" really means and where that word came from......
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
the nieces and niece-lets came out today for cookie baking and here's Team Cookie doing their magic. decided to make Rugelach after seeing a photo of the finished product and i gotta say.... these came out looking very much like the photo! i think they had fun, i know i did. and the cookies were very very good. we also made some Italian Toast (biscotti) which i love!
i'd forgotten that it could be fun to bake, having pretty much left it behind with my pioneer woman days.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
also, this month ... "spectacular meteor showers and a total lunar eclipse" . click for details
the eclipse will be december 20 and will be the best one til april 2014. i guess it's impertinent to ask for clear night skies in december in northwest oregon 2 nights in a row. but i'm hoping.....
i took some of my dyed yarn to Northwest Wools this week... my latest most favorite yarn because it glitters!! it has 2% real silver thread in it! oooooh... sparkles!
Saturday, December 04, 2010
|really nice taverna in Almirida, a small seaside resort town, opened by our friend|
Yorgo. Called Aeraki which means small breeze. the other part of the taverna is
across the street and next to the water.
|the beach in Almirida... nicest in the off-season, so no crowds|
friends, good food, local wine and raki (Greek fire water, and if you survive the first shot then your mouth is numb and you can keep going til you can't keep going!) the best part is friends and you meet new friends every day wherever you go... it's the Cretan way.
|bougainvilla - everywhere all the time!|
|Easter dinner party last spring.|
Friday, December 03, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
|pouring color on white fiber|
i needed bright color in my fiber life! going thru my yarn stash and spinning fibers, i found not a lot of bright. there's some in the current knitting project (the poppy sweater), but that's all dedicated. so there's some fiber and yarn with attitude comin' up. and i do need that to ward off the cloudy, gray winter day goblins of gloomy. also, have on the dyeing agenda, a bunch of that sock yarn with the silver, and plan some sexy black, magenta, bright violet, turquoise for that... plus other bright combinations! hmmm, bright seems to be the operative word here.
Friday, November 26, 2010
|i love that Max likes to dress up for parties|
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Saturday, November 06, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore!”
Who among us has not wanted to open their window and shout that at the top of their lungs?
Because we’re looking for those people. We’re looking for the people who think shouting is annoying, counterproductive, and terrible for your throat; who feel that the loudest voices shouldn’t be the only ones that get heard; and who believe that the only time it’s appropriate to draw a Hitler mustache on someone is when that person is actually Hitler. Or Charlie Chaplin in certain roles.
Are you one of those people? Excellent. Then we’d like you to join us in Washington, DC on October 30 — a date of no significance whatsoever — at the Daily Show’s “Rally to Restore Sanity.”
Ours is a rally for the people who’ve been too busy to go to rallies, who actually have lives and families and jobs (or are looking for jobs) — not so much the Silent Majority as the Busy Majority. If we had to sum up the political view of our participants in a single sentence… we couldn’t. That’s sort of the point.
Think of our event as Woodstock, but with the nudity and drugs replaced by respectful disagreement; the Million Man March, only a lot smaller, and a bit less of a sausage fest; or the Gathering of the Juggalos, but instead of throwing our feces at Tila Tequila, we’ll be actively *not* throwing our feces at Tila Tequila. Join us in the shadow of the Washington Monument. And bring your indoor voice. Or don’t. If you’d rather stay home, go to work, or drive your kids to soccer practice… Actually, please come anyway. Ask the sitter if she can stay a few extra hours, just this once. We’ll make it worth your while.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
for a 3 day weekend which we'd thought would be a twisted sister weekend... but we were the only ones who could go... so we did... and it was really a fun and relaxing 3 days! we'd rented a little house with a back yard which connects to the beach. it's got an upstairs sitting room/tv room/den with large window overlooking the beach and therefore great light to spin and knit by... so we did! i established my fiber nest and surrounded myself with yarn, fiber, books, drinks, snacks and settled in. Linda had a similar nest.
we had warm and sunny days and great sunsets, did a little bit of shopping at Flamingo Jim's, drawn there by his big sale signs, cruised around the Trash and Treasures shop, found an ice cream shop and made the most of our time there.