Oh, the decisions

In a couple of weeks I will be traveling to Washington DC for my sister’s college graduation (hooray!). Last time I went was to help her move there, and I was there for like 36 hours and slept on the floor of her dorm room. This time I’ll be traveling alone there and back, staying [...]

Lacking in inspiration.

Today’s picture was yet another lame cop-out so I will tell some stories as well.

So we were up in Bellingham this weekend for a farming conference, which was awesome. On the way we left I-5 to take Chuckanut Drive instead. We ogled pretty farmland and were jealous of folks with several flat acres (though [...]


I probably should spell it “re-embootened” but I love spelling & grammar pedantry so much.

I finally went in to the doctor on Thursday for the fantastic sprawling injury of 4 weeks ago, and all I had to say was, “I was running for the bus in THOSE shoes [pointing to her Dansko clogs] and then [...]

Am lame, but still here

I have been busy trying to get going with farm blog, and even more so, of course, with chores and work, and so neglecting this blog (again). But I have just started a new knitting project so I will be keeping notes on it here!

I have long meant to make the Ribby Cardi — it’s [...]

Kill the stars, shreds and shards

Weekend of great yuppiedom: Took a small vacation out to Vashon Island this weekend. G. didn’t know where we were going until we started following the signs to the Vashon ferry, as I had planned everything, which really just involved getting us a little cottage and printing out the directions to the lighthouse, and remembering [...]

I’ll never dance with another

Next weekend is big ol’ sibling reunion time in Madison, Wisconsin. We spend Xmas with my stepmom, as she is the only person in either of our families who cares about the yearly reunion actually being on Dec. 24-25, so we have to make sure to plan to see the other families throughout the year. [...]

See a little bit clearer

The wine in Barcelona was good but the wine in Bilbao and San Sebastian is excellent. San Sebastian is pleasant and easier to be in than Bilbao was. We were frustrated at the hotel in Bilbao and missed our lovely Barcelona apartment, looking out over a courtyard and a delicious restaurant, so when we were [...]

One left a sweater sittin´on the train

I have, fortunately, not lost anything yet in Barcelona. I did forget a few things — my Spanish dictionary, to send in some paperwork — but on the whole everything is OK. It´s hot here. We have done a lot of walking around and eating and being sweaty. Oh, and drinking wine. That part´s good.
We [...]

Of breathing in the sheets

Overheard at SeaTac airport (can you call it overheard if it’s over the PA?) last Friday:

“Uh, passengers on flight [whatever] to [wherever], this is your pilot speaking … I regret to inform you that they found something wrong with the plane during the walkaround inspection, and they are waiting on a mechanic to come check [...]

She’d had no idea

Oh good, it’s still here!
Several smallish stories piled up over the last … month.
Mentally composed on Monday, September 19: I am cranky because last night I organized my life: figured out hours at my new job (which is the same as my old job), blocked out homework time during every day so I can try [...]