Friday, December 31, 2010

Closing of 2010

The year, 2010 has only a few more hours. I am ready for a new year, a new perspective. I have had the last week of the year off work, and had planned to complete 2 knitting projects. Well, those 2 projects are still on the needles, but are closer to completion.
What will 2011 bring? I did spend over 6 hours with Mike at Bandanna's Skin Art in 2010, wonder if I will get that "itch", again. Tattoos just seem pop into my head, and roll around for a while, then I go see Mike.
I don't see any major life changes in 2011, same house, same job. Teach some sock knitting classes, take some knitting classes. Sock Summit in Portland in July, looking forward to the adventure, again.
My husband will become a senior citizen is July, that sounds a bit odd. What the heck, we take a discount or two.

Thursday, December 30, 2010


It is a sunny, clear, crisp day, here. So, here is a sunny smile of Nicole.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Afternoon Project

My car headlight has been cracked for a year or so. Then the bulb burned out, about 10 days ago. So, I ordered the replacement headlight assembly. My project for this afternoon was to put it in my car. Of course, I don't have that type of manual and usually don't read that type of directions, anyway. I kind of look at the diagrams and the pictures. So, today, I come to the computer and find a u-tube video for my car and watch it, twice. Gary is in town on a errand run. So, I do get the light installed. I will say, it took a while, and my hands go dirty. I wish I had a longer wrench for the hard to reach bolt in the tight space. And the light does work.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Gary behind the camera

Some random photos over the last week or so

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ofiice Dinner

Last evening, my office went to dinner for the holidays. We had a very nice dinner in LaConner, our steak was so tender and yummy.

My office is closed next week and I am ready for a little time for rest and relaxation.

All of the staff donated money to the local humane society as a gift to our dentists. They were both happy with the group's choice. Nicole would have voted for the humane society as her choice, too. It is nice to share in whatever way.

Meggen had her yearly vet check up, this morning and is fine, just a little anxious especially about her nail clipping. Of course, she got treats, toys and a truck ride.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Full Moon, Winter Solstice and I went to TaiChi class.
I am glad to know we are going to start gaining daylight.

Sunday, December 19, 2010


The last 2 days have been sunny, with a few clouds. The moon is getting close to full.
Meggen and I dropped by the local Humane Society with a donation, today. At first, Meggen was a little curious to check the place out, but when I came back out with scents from inside, her memory of living in there had perked up and she was ready to head back home.

Monday, December 13, 2010


I was very busy posting in November. I have slowed way down, here in December. It is dark, and boy, has it been rainy, the last couple days. We have ponds in the backyard. There are mini waterfalls over the rocks walls.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sunset Photos

Gary took a couple photos of the sunset a few nights ago. nice color

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Beautiful, sunny day, today. I could see Mount Rainer on the drive to sock class, today. The lawn was frosty, this morning.
The Apple Cup football game is today, east side of the state against the west side of the state. I wanted to bet with my husband. He wouldn't bet, I think he has lost too many times. I hope the cougars win.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


I am reading a book called "Breakfast with Buddha". Like it, so far.
I was wondering, if Nicole would have been into the vampire books/movies based in Forks, WA.

New Socks

Just Finished

Sunday, November 28, 2010

A couple more Days off

I loved my time at home, with my 2 honeys, hubby and the four-legged girl. We have been hanging, relaxing. They have been napping. I have been knitting. I only work Wednesday and Thursday, this week. rough schedule,? right. I like it.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Black Friday

We had a very quiet, lovely Thanksgiving Day at home. We decided not to travel due to road conditions, so we relaxed at home. Meggen and I went for a couple walks in the snow. I knitted.
We just relaxed, like a quiet Sunday.
We are not shoppers, so didn't go for the crazy Black Friday shopping deals. Looks like another quiet day at home. The snow has melted over night. Meggen and I have gone for a walk.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy White Thanksgiving Day

More snow overnight and morning.
Happy White Thanksgiving Day
Meggen and I ventured out for a walk, a couple hours ago, in about 4 inches of dry powdery snow.


A bit of snow on Monday, followed by clear, cold sunshine.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

This Morning

At 5:20, the moon was so bright over the snowy lawn, almost like daylight. As, I went to work it was was just peaking through the trees in the backyard. what a sight.

Monday, November 22, 2010


It is cold, snowy and windy, here. Roads are icy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Photos taken, today.

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Ink

Added a herd to my socks.


some new ink, this afternoon. photos, later.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Young Nicole with a great smile.


Nicole on the Yellowstone trip.

She really enjoyed the horseback ride.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wind Storm

We had quite a wind storm, last night. The power went out, shortly after 10:00 pm. Today, was a work day, the hot water heater had enough warm water for a shower for me, this morning. Gary and Meggen went out for coffee and lunch. After work, I called home (thank goodness for cell phones), still no power. So, we meet for dinner in Edison, which was yummy.
We can home to a warm house with power.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sun in our faces

sunny a few days ago
rainy, today and yesterday

Blue Sky and Radio Antenna

Friday, November 12, 2010

Last Weekend

Julie is ready for the weekend.
We did have a nice visit with Jeff and Julie last weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day

Several years ago, Dad was proud to attend a special program at Nicole's school for Veteran's day.


I spotted 3 trumpeter swans flying, this morning. They spend the winter, here. In couple of weeks, we can see fields of white swans.

Monday, November 8, 2010

A New Book

A New Sock Book, oh my, it is beautiful. Cookie a's book is Knit.Sock.Love. Great socks, great photography, where can I find more time to knit?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Patio Roof

The middle of week was nice and sunny, perfect timing to finish up some outside work on the patio roof.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Finished, this morning. Beaded, Lace Wristlets.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stand By

With a Fire Extinguisher, if you put candles on my birthday cake. holy cow 58 of them.
Worked, today. Had lovely rich chocolate cake and brownies at the office.
My dear husband took me to dinner, at our favorite, the Longhorn Saloon, in Edison. I had 2 lemon drops (holy cow) and a blue cheese burger, my new favorite burger. Might be a tough choice between a garlic burger or a blue cheese burger. Lucky for me, I get a late start for work tomorrow.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We did have 2 trick or treaters, last night. A newer family in the neighborhood choose a few houses to visit with their daughters. Their Dad had cleaned up some downed trees in our backyard for firework, last summer. The girls had masks with lots of glitter, very cute. We had some Halloween crayons and stickers to give them.
I did some ham radio Halloween calling on Sunday, with my call sign of WL7BOO and talked to about 75 people. It was kind of crazy, all those folks wanting to talk to "boo". I did talk to a special event station in Frankenstein, Missouri, too.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Wierd Morning

This morning, I am geeking around on the computer, having a cup of tea. There is a glare on my left eye. So I think, try some moisture drops for my eyes, go to the bathroom, my left eye is dilated. I did have an eye exam, yesterday, but this is 22 hours later. So, I do use the drops, and call the office to get the on call doctor, to ask my questions. The answer is, sometimes, that happens, yep, it can happen in just one eye. My left eye was back to normal by 2:00 pm, 27 hours after the dilating drops. Otherwise, my eyes are fine, prescription for glasses is the same.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekend of Sock Knitting

WildFibers, my favorite yarn shop, is the place to be, this weekend. It is a sock filled weekend, Soctober. I will be at the shop with sock technique, tricks and knitting.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Fall Time

Nicole's garden


A deer stopped for a snack of apples in our yard.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


Today is Jeff's Birthday (Happy Birthday to Jeff). I am sure his perspective on his birthday has changed, since 2008, the year he also turned 50. I just posted birthday wishes on his facebook wall and used his name as Jeff(y). When I was visiting Jeff and Nicole, ( I think Nicole was 9 years old or so), I called Jeff, Jeffy and Nicole thought that was so funny. Of course, called her Dad, Jeffy for the next few days with a little giggle as she said Jeffy. Just one of the little stories, that popped into my head, today. Hope it makes you chuckle, Jeffy on your birthday.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Knitting Class

Sivia Harding
I took a knitting class, today from Sivia.
We were knitting a lace shawl with beads.

She is just delightful.
Her class was wonderful.
As you can see, her knitting is beautiful.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Nicole's Garden

I planted some yellow pansies in Nicole's garden, last evening.
Yellow was Nicole's favorite color, when she was 3 to 4 years old.
Cousin Jerry was here a few days ago, he wanted to see Nicole's garden.
a bright sunny color spot for remembering Nicole.
We love you and miss you, Nicole.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Missing Nicole

Cherish your memories

Sunday, August 8, 2010

San Juan Island


View from the bluff

Kayak Class