Saturday, September 23, 2017

Work party

Tukwila, Washington
Saturday, September 23, 2017

Spent a beautiful fall day working on a service project with some students from our department. Met interesting people, re-learned a bunch of power tools, built a handrail, ate some good snacks, admired the homeowner's garden, and enjoyed the weather. Someone said, "Thanks for giving up your Saturday for this project." What did I give up? It all felt like a GIFT to me.

Work PARTY, indeed.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Kubota Garden on a grayish day

Seattle, Washington
Thursday, September 7, 2017

Am proud to report that I bicycled all the way to Kubota Garden from the Central District today. Had a bit of trouble following the Google map on my phone but made it, finally. Fall is just coming to Kubota Garden--still mostly green with some gorgeous fall flowers, too. Lovely.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Blueberry peppers

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Another Wednesday, another CSA delivery. This time Blueberry Peppers were the item I'd never seen (or heard) of before. Kind of a lot of work to cut up since they're so small, but they're pretty and just faintly spicy.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Leavers

Seattle, Washington
Monday, July 31, 2017

Just finished "The Leavers" by Lisa Ko. Great book. Found the recommendation on the New York Times, and it did not disappoint.


Sunday, May 28, 2017

Birthday salad and birthday cake

Seattle, Washington
Sunday, May 28, 2017

I celebrated my birthday this weekend with good friends. And birthday salad and birthday cake.

I don't think I need anything else.



Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thing 1 and Thing 2

Vashon Island, Washington
Saturday, May 20, 2017

This weekend's Girl Scout camping adventure at Camp Sealth had a Dr. Seuss theme. Lots of fun activities, but my (math teacher) heart leapt with joy when I saw a mom wearing this very fine t-shirt.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Sigma Lambda Chi

Seattle, Washington
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Just came home from a fun evening: I am now an honorary member of Sigma Lambda Chi: the honor society for Construction Management students...