Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Kerupuk redux

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

It's Spring Break, so I decided it was time for another scavenger hunt down at Viet Wah. To my surprise and delight, I came upon this food item: kerupuk. The first (and last) time I ate these was five years ago in a ger in Mongolia with my Dutch-German friends. It really is fascinating the way the brain makes associations with seemingly disparate things...

Almost five years ago to the day! 

Easter baking

Seattle, Washington
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Get out the sprinkles! Easter is almost here...

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Seoul Plaza redux

Edmonds, Washington
Saturday, March 18, 2017

I don't think the location is called Seoul Plaza anymore, but Hosoonyi Korean Restaurant still stands after all these years. It's been at least a decade since Frank and I were last here. Great to be back after so long. Yum!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Yesler Swamp and its beaver friends

Seattle, Washington
Friday, March 17, 2017

Took a tour of Yesler Swamp today with its newly cleared/built trails. We saw signs of busy beaver friends who seem to have some dams to build... Spring is a-comin'!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents' Day 2017

Seattle, Washington
Monday, February 20, 2017

This afternoon I hosted my first Presidents' Day party. All comers were invited to participate--whether it was eating Presidential Jelly Beans, answering presidential trivia, pinning the tail on the Elephonkey, or defending their favorite PAST American president.

No lie: I had a good time.

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.