Sunday, October 25, 2009

David's Birthday Weekend

David turned 64 on Saturday. When I asked what he wanted to do he said "go to Edgar's Acres and thin the raspberries." Okay. That's what we did. David was content to just wind down from a very busy two weeks, relax, and get his marionberries tied up and his raspberries thinned. As you can see, he does look relaxed. Johnny and Louie love it when David sits and relaxes.

Happy birthday David. You are the love of my life and my best friend.

Editor's Note: Thought I had posted this on the 25th. Must be the teeth.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Report on a Generally Boring Week

I've no pictures, no links for you all this time around. The past week has been just routine, standard, and nothing out of the ordinary. Just root canals, work, and knitting. So let's see what might be of interest to my dear blog visitors (I assume you're there).

Last weekend ... got caught up on OHS 2009, Blog, bills, and mail. I did freeze more tomatoes we have ripening in brown paper bags on the formal dining room table. Oh, and we watched baseball and football, and football and baseball. During all of this baseball and football I did knit. Got one project done but can't post it right now. The expectant mommy might read this blog and don't want to ruin the surprise. She gets it next Thursday so pictures will be posted then.

Monday I got another root canal done. I've been having such a rockin' good time having my calcified roots drilled that I decided to get another one done. Good thing I like this endodontist. Came home, took some vicodin, and watched more baseball. No knitting. No no. No knitting while on drugs. Doesn't work.

Tuesday through Thursday the usual, work, work, and more work. Pain, pain and more pain, but whose complaining. It gets sympathy, but would rather be able to eat a grilled flilet rather than pot roast cooked all day in a crock pot. We had rain, wind, sun, cold, and the usual October weather. Oh, and more baseball. You see, I'm married to a died hard Yankees fan. He's on his own right now since John is living in Portland. I HATE THE YANKEES. No secret, David's known this since our second date.

This morning we got up at 5:00 a.m. and headed over the Edgar's Acres. Ahhhhh. Love it here. The dogs love it here. Tooth feels good, work will wait unti Monday, and we get a long weekend in Paradise. I've put the sunflower seeds in salt water to soak overnight and will roast them tomorrow in the oven. I've brought over more ripe tomatoes and will freeze them on Sunday. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice so I'll be outside planting and working in the garden.

I did finish another pair of socks this morning. I'll have pictures when I can locate my camera.

Well, dinner is almost ready and smells delightful.

This is truly an unexciting posting. Oh well, who said life has to be interesting all the time.



Monday, October 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Susan!

Susan turned 60. Not only is that a milestone birthday, but also an occasion to celebrate and party. Susan's sister, Barb (on the left) came from Wisconsin to help celebrate!
Susan has a fabulous group of friends. People she works with came. Here's Gillian toasting Susan's 60th.

Gary, Ruth and Jim came as well. It was so good to see everyone. It has been a while.
Cynthia cooked up her famous green beans. She cooked up four quarts worth, and not a one was left after everyone ate. Here's Cynthia with Pat, having a good time.

Barb made it a point to get to know everyone. Here she is with Carolyn and Sid. As you can see we had great weather.
Myrna and Deb came, as did Chiya. Take my word for it. We are hardy Northwesterners. People stayed on the deck as long as they could.

Katie, Steve and Cindy were there as well. What's a party without the Date Night group.

Sandra came up with a fun game. She made kitty faces with a note on the back that said "I purr for Susan because ..." Great comments. Here's Susan sitting with the donations for the kitties.
Here's the family photo. Susan, Barb, and their nephew Jake, and his charming girfriend, Kara.

It was a blast. It's taken me a week to recover, but I loved every bit of it all. The planning, the food prep, talking and emailing old friends and having a fun time. Thanks to David for all of his help and for grilling all of the entries (shrimp, salmon, turkey, and flank steak). Thanks to the guys for helping him as well.

Happy birthday again Susan. You do 60 well. We all hope we look as great at that age.



Thursday, October 1, 2009


I went to the monthly gathering at the Eastside Knitting Guild and had a wonderful time. Nancy, one of our members got a great discussion going about what makes a great knitted sweater, and fun dialogue was flying everywhere.

I also picked up so more stockings for Operation Holiday Stockings 2009. I am constantly overwhelmed by this generous group of knitters. They are always knitting for someone else, or for a group that needs knit items. All of these knitters and the knitters attached to the Guild are such a kind and caring group.

The knitters at Stitches from the Heart in Bellevue, sent 105 stockings. Wow. They are busy knitters, and look at how beautiful they are. I picked up a couple of bags of stockings from members of the Guild, for a total of 64. Again, beautiful, and so appreciated.

The troops really do appreciate the time, love, and thoughts that are in each stocking.

We have so much gratitude to these knitters.

I also finished up another baby blanket, this one for Nolan Patrick. I am hoping he loves it. I loved knitting it for him.

I learned a lesson this week. On Tuesday I came home from another round with the endodontist, this time with Vicodin. Well, DON'T try to finish up a sock toe while on drugs. Yep, messed it up and will have to spend some time this evening tinking my way back. Don't worry, no Vicodin tonight. Tooth much better.