Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
We were walking a volkswalk, enjoying the scenery. One of the many volkswalks, that Lady and I walked. Nicole did know Lady, after Lady had retired from volkswalking and was well into her senior years. Lady lived a long life, a good life and is now with Nicole and her herd of critters.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Blueberry field in the foreground
Friday, January 16, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Originally uploaded by jlwboo
I can putter around home for days, knit or read. I could even get ambitious and clean a closet or drawer.
I will go for walks in the rain or snow. Don't really care to walk in the wind-rain combination. I don't think it is really cold until it is below zero, of course cold and wind are not a good combination, either.
When I lived in a small town in Alaska, it was important to get out of town, now and then. The Alaskan term for leaving the state is "going outside". So, that could be a variation of cabin fever. I did live in a very small apartment. We would bundle up and walk in blizzard conditions. You would see a couple other walkers, had to face to face to recognize them.
I did miss my knitting classes, which is a bummer. I felt it was not worth the risk to drive through the flood water and come back in the dark, which would be harder to see the center line of the road through. I could have stayed in town, there were options. Sarah at WildFibers was able to get someone in my spot at classes. That is a bonus for that person.
Any other opinions on cabin fever?
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
On the left out of this picture is Alice Bay, which is salt water.
All the water in the picture is fresh water.
We live on Samish Island, but in current day it is more of a pennsula due to a dike placed in 1932. Today, it is looking more like an island. We have water covering a section of the road. This is the only road on and off the island.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
One of the days, Jeff was due to arrive home from work, Nicole had put on his leather motorcycle jacket and boots. Then a H-D baseball style hat, and she had colored some scotch tape stuck it to her chin, like her Dad's goatee. It was very funny and cute.
I think, that is when she heard me call her Dad, Jeffy. She really laughed about that, and occasionally called him, Jeffy. I told Jeff, I only said it once. He said once is all she needs to hear it. I think Jeff chuckled a little, especial about the goatee.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Today was Sock Sunday at WildFibers, a yarn shop in Mount Vernon.
Sock Sunday is a hangout at the yarn shop and knit socks
I offer help with sock knitting challenges.
Afterwards, I went to the local bakery to pick up the cake for the fire station meeting, Monday night. Gary did a great job picking the cake and design.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
The wedding was held at our home, yesterday morning. Attendants included our witnesses, Tim and Sue R. and Rev. Bob and his wife, Marie. Bob performed a perfect service for us. Dress was very casual. The only flowers were in yesterday's post. Refreshments included coffee and Scottish shortbread, which is called TALLbread for our family.
In Washington, the wait period is 3 days for the marriage license. We got the license on Monday. Then, several phone calls, to find the right person to perform our ceremony. We wanted 1-1-9, so Gary can easily remember the anniversary date. Also a good way to start the new year.
At the regular fire meeting, next week, we will serve cake.
All very simple, as that is the way we wanted it. We keep it secret, so it would be simple. Actually, didn't fine true the details, until 12/31.
The honeymoon is pending and will be planned.
Why, after 24 years, mostly because of losing Nicole and we wanted to be closer.
I did not change my name, I have had it for 56 years, so why change now.