Friday, January 23, 2015

#36

Seattle, Washington
Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday night and the parents get dinner out! Where do they head? Vietnam House in the International District. Excellent food, quick service, and #36 (Grilled Lemongrass Chicken on cold noodles) is always good. As are the rest of the BĂșn dishes...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

We love Goodwill

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Wandering through Goodwill today to look for a few items when I noticed this arrangement in the plastics section. Here is the work of someone who takes pride in their work!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Diorama

View from the front
Olympia, Washington
Monday, January 19, 2015

Spent most of the morning indoors playing, despite the cold SUNNY weather outside: A was intent on finishing her nature diorama. 







...and from the back

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The mittens live on

Fixed and ready to go
Olympia, Washington
Sunday, January 18, 2015

These mittens came home for a repair job after more than a decade of service. I wasn't entirely sure they could be saved but new thumbs were knitted and holes were darned. Mission accomplished. I think we will consider replacements in 2025: 52 in '25!


Getting a new thumb...


Darning the holes...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Sewing, sewing, sewing

T's baby quilt
Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Two weeks of sewing and four projects complete. Happy to be home and reunited with my Featherweight...
Napkins for A
Curtains for the basement

A new dress for A

Friday, January 2, 2015

The tree is down

Seattle, Washington
Friday, January 2, 2015

First we broke up the Gingerbread Zoo and then I got the tree un-decorated and out into the yard. Once the ornaments are packed up, I will be feeling VERY accomplished...

Friday, December 26, 2014

Simple pleasure #9

Seattle, Washington
Friday, December 26, 2014

I had another wonderful swim at Medgar Evers Pool this afternoon. This is a simple pleasure that I missed during our five years abroad. In Mongolia, there was only one public pool--and it required swimmers to produce a lung x-ray to rule out tuberculosis. I never made it there. In addition to the x-ray hassle, swimming is not that enticing when it's -30F outside. And in Jordan there was always the consideration of "women's swimming times" vs "men's"... The wonderful pleasure of a clean, accessible pool! And, of course, the lockers are the SAME ones we used in high school--more than 30 years ago. The locker fee? It's still a quarter...

8 other simple pleasures...