Monday, February 6, 2017

Snow day!

Seattle, Washington
Monday, February 6, 2017

Wow! A real Snow Day--and one that caught most of us by surprise. 5-6 inches here in the Central District: enough snow for good sledding and lots of pretty pictures, too.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Parents' night in

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, February 4, 2017

It was unexpectedly Parents' Night Out--but we opted for take-out sushi from Uwajimaya and a Night In instead. The simple pleasures are my favorite.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Baby quilt #??

Seattle, Washington
Friday, February 3, 2017

Surprised myself this evening by almost completing another baby quilt. Something about winter just makes me want to sew...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

The Tea Set

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

My mother just keeps uncovering lost treasures from somewhere in her basement. The latest item to emerge is this glass tea set that I played with in the 1970's--and SHE played with in the 1940's. A and I enjoyed our first "tea party" this evening. The tradition continues.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Be brave, America

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Went downtown this evening to join the throngs of people protesting the President's ban on refugees. Lots of people and lots of great signs. One of my favorites is pictured here.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sholeh zard

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, January 1, 2017

New Year's Day with friends and time to try another Persian treat--this time a kind of saffron rice pudding--or perhaps more of a congee--that is traditional for special occasions. One day, I will find a way to visit Iran!

Here's one sholeh zard recipe...

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Casting of tin

Seattle, Washington
Saturday, December 31, 2016

Spent a lovely (and low-key) New Year's Eve with friends. After dinner, the hostess broke out the Finnish tin horse shoes, and we set to melting them over the stove--and casting the melted metal into a bucket of water. The purpose of this activity? Seeing what 2017 has in store for all of us!

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