December 24, 2014


Well, 2014 has been a decidedly mixed bag.  Goodness only knows where I'll go with the blog in 2015, but for now, I say a hearty "Thank You" to the twelve people still reading it.  With all the ups and downs, I am grateful to be ending the year with family and friends.  Life may be a roller coaster, but I am glad to be on the ride with so many great folks, and the highs definitely make up for the lows.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from me, Hubby, Thing One, Thing Two, and The Ferocious Beast!

November 24, 2014

Pendleton Mill

SO grateful someone suggested we drive up to Washougal and tour the Pendelton Woolen Mill! The tour was fascinating - we BOTH felt the tourguide went three times too fast.

Unfortunately, photography isn't allowed inside the mill, but it was amazing seeing the giant bales of scoured wool, the huge bags of dyed wool, the thousands of bobbins of roving (think: roving as thin as, say, a heavy fingering yarn), the carding machines, the looms...the EVERYTHING!

Andrew bought himself a hat so he could have something warm and more grown-up than a baseball cap, but we didn't buy anything else. It was really hard not to buy ALL the things! If I still worked in a professional office environment, I would have been all over the wool skirts, slacks, and jackets, but that's just not my life any more. I would have even bought yards and yards of wool fabric for dresses. Andrew loved the blankets, and it was all we could do to keep from buying a half dozen of the men's wool shirts. It was all worth every penny they were charging, but it was just not within our budget. Another time....

November 22, 2014

Rough Life...NOT!


"I don't remember the public transit being this extensive when I lived here."

"Honey, that was twenty-three years ago...."

November 21, 2014

Hello, Portland!

Proper updates soon, but for now, Andrew and I are in PDX for a few days to FIFTIETH birthday (coming up on Monday).

August 19, 2014

August 18, 2014

Happy Days

Days 46 - 60.  Click through to see descriptions.

Day 46 - Happy to Have My Food Scale Again Day 47 - Finding That T2 Took Pictures While M and C Were Over Day 48 - Wearing My Dorm T-Shirt Day 49 - Sister Time Day 50 - FINALLY Getting To Meet Wendy IRL Day 51 - She Wore My Shawl Day 52 - Happy Meatloaf Day 53 - Built The Cubey Thing Day 54 - SUCCESS on First Half Day 55 - THIS Guy Day 56 - Hanging With T2Day 57 - Birthday Gift Day 58 - Sonoma Sunset Day 59 - Happy T2 Found The Ant Bait Day 60 - Hubby Took Me to The ER