Thursday, December 31, 2009


A great Smile, Nicole

Happy New Year

Post # 465

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cute Smile

Nicole's smile with lost front baby teeth. Very Cute

Monday, December 28, 2009

Sunset over Nicole's Garden

Sun starting to set
The clouds are back, too.

Nice sunset over Nicole's Garden

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Nicole's Garden on a Frosty Morning

We continue to have sunshine and frost. It is beautiful. Last night, Meggen and I went for a walk, the flashlight shines on sparkly frost.

The Back Trail

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Stones into Schools

Yesterday, I did finishing reading the book Stones into Schools, by Greg Mortenson.

Blue Sky, Today

Gary and Meggen went for a truck ride, taking some beautiful photos, today.
Trumpeter Swans
They spend the winter, here.

Lummi Island in the background

Farm House

Mount Baker

Beautiful Blue Sky

Friday, December 25, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Back to Work

The last day, I worked at the office was 12/9 (due to a dentist being on vacation). I am back to work, tomorrow (Solstice) for 3 days, then off until 1/4. I have not worked much, this month. I seem to have completed some stuff at home, but that list goes on and on. Happy Solstice, tomorrow.

Friday, December 18, 2009


My current reading is "Stones into Schools" by Greg Mortenson. His first book, "Three Cups of Tea" is inspiring. He continues on his humanitarian effect to help build schools and promote education especially for girls in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
The book, I had recently finished "The Elegance of the Hedgehog" by Muriel Barbery. Interesting.
I have rearranged my computer desk and have completed 99% of the organizing on the new computer. Gary and I were crawling around under the desk, fishing out old cords, stringing new cords. Photos, printer remaining on the list. OK, maybe 95% complete.
I have enjoyed my week off, I work 3 days next week, then off until the new year.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Truck Ride

Meggen and Gary went for a truck ride, today.
Samish River

It is a rainy day

Gary stopped at the Bread Farm for a fresh loaf of bread.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Snow on Nicole's Garden

A little bit of snow, today

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Walk, Today

snow clouds?

Frost in a shady ditch.

We have had some cold days.
Could it snow, today?
We will have to wait and see.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


I have a few days off, from the dental office.
Planning to relax and get a few things done.

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Stitch Test for my new sweater
Toe-up socks for a friend, who is retiring

Sock using a stitch pattern called Chouwa, harmony in Japanese

Start of a sock pattern called Samurai

The curious thing is all these yarns are red based or at least includes some red.
For at least 20 years, purple has been my favorite color.
Am I switching to red from my loved purple?
Does that mean anything?
Today was sock Sunday.
It was a great but small group, as folks get busy this time of the year.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

T-day 2006

Jeff, Nicole and Kayden
Thanksgiving 2006
I have a couple challenges on my new computer.
1- email pop or something
2-loading photos to my blog
Thank you, Gary. I am blogging from his computer.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Knitting Time

I had a lot of knitting time, today, as Gary had a couple stents placed. He is doing well and will come home, tomorrow.

Monday, November 30, 2009


The last rainy day of November, I am still working on setting up this new computer. I am very slow at learning the new system.
We did have a long relaxing Thanksgiving weekend.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


Nicole and her reindeer.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Yesterday's Sunrise

Yesterday morning, we open the garage to a beautiful sunrise. I am heading to work. Gary and Meggen hop in his truck, drive about a mile to take these lovely photos. The sunrise reflects in the standing water in the fields, as we have had lots of rain. Thank you, Gary for the photos. Meggen thanks you for the truck ride.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Well, the highlight of the evening was a budget hearing for fire district 5. I am a fire commissioner, so we talked about money and planned a budget.

On the knitting front, I am going to knit myself a sweater. I saw the pattern on the cover of the winter edition of Interweave Knits. Then for the last 4 days, I have been looking at yarn and colors. I made the color decision, today, it is brick red heather, not bright red, kind of red/brown. I have been to WildFibers every day for the last 4 days, looking at colors.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Yesterday morning, I am heading to town for a sock class. The goats were loaded up in a truck and heading to their winter location. I have enjoyed watching the goats in the tent on rainy days, out in the field, and various position on their mound of dirt. It was nice to see them head out and hope they come back in the spring.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Nicole, playing soccer with friends

Peace, Nicole

Nicole, clowning around.

Monday, November 16, 2009


Finished knitting a pair of socks, today.
We are in the rainy and windy season, here.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A Furry Friend

Nicole and a hamster

Friday, November 13, 2009

Slow Progress

I am making baby steps of progress on my new computer.

Saturday, November 7, 2009


Nicole with Garfield