Sunday, March 30, 2008
1. Our fabulous art deco fence
2. 23 bags of leaves - another art form
3. Tarn showing how helpful he is cleaning up his toys - or - maybe he is just happy that four tennis balls materialized from under the leaves.
Friday, March 28, 2008
This week we got the biggest treat. Wedding photos from Heather (One Love Photo - See her fabulous blog on my blogroll). They were so fun to look through and crack up. The dancing, the conga line and the self portraits made me giggle. Oh ya, and the wedding day poker game. Of course I would not have it any other way. Here is the link. http://onelovephoto.smugmug.com/Weddings
Password: kingsbury (lowercase)
Last Saturday on way to Ellensburg, I got to do the little book. I must be out of shape because my legs were so sore. Damon road his bike there, we passed him on the way in the car, and then he hiked up a little to meet us on our way down. What does Tarn think? Damon just appears out of no where. He doesn't even act like it is weird. Maybe he is less intelligent than I give him credit for. Unfortunately we were unable to make it across the pass for Easter. The pass was open and we pulled off to drive up to Alpental as a side trip. As we got off the freeway a yellow dog was trying to make his way up the exit. We drove by and then had to go back. We were able to get him on a leash. He was so cute wagging his tail and hopped right in the car. I called the number on the tag and his family had a cabin less than a block away. So much for the big rescue, but definitely alleviated some of my guilt. Then we drove to Alpental and by the time we got back the pass was closed. We were able to visit with friends Gary and Chris on Saturday. On Sunday, our own special Easter bunny stopped by (see picture). I spent all day reading 'Atonement' our book club book. It was the greatest day because I had to read, but I wanted to read. There was no guilt about wasting the whole day reading. I went to the gym and read, I sat on the couch and read, I read while cooking (okay maybe not that – I can't remember). I was like my very own Dr. Seuss book. The book got finished and then the book club meeting disintegrated. Even I tried to cancel last minute, but Celisa – she calls herself the co-chair, I call her the book club bully – fondly of course would not let me cancel. We had a great time sharing our thoughts about the book and everything else. Our next book is Snow Flower and the Secret Fan if anyone wants to read from afar.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The top. Kind of disappointing. I have been wanting to get to the top. I ran into a man at the bottom. I was picturing that he had a rifle when he was far away. Okay paranoia. When I got up close it was - big shock - hiking poles. And his belt buckle told me he was a mountain rescue person. Then I ran into another man higher up. He instructed me how to get to the top. "Go to the end of trail, up the rocks, follow the elk fence." All well and good until I tried to come down. Good thing that Tarn knew the way. It makes you wonder -who is leading the hike? We were happy though. Here we are - happy.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
This weekend I was headed over for Janice's baby shower and I got a 2 for 1 opportunity. Craft night at Embers. Arriving at Ember's, I wasn't sure what house until I saw the shadow of Ember's hair bobbing in the window. Entering the house to Leo (3 years old) and Fin (1 years old) dancing like crazy, rolling on the ground, and kicking the air. It was a great pajama show. Then the kids went up stairs and the suitcases of paper and art supplies were busted out. UH-OH. Fortunately while Heather and Kate played show and tell with craft items, Erika arrived and I had someone to talk to. Kate and Heather generously shared their supplies so I could make the beautiful item above for Damon. He loves it. If you look closely you can see the cactus in the cowboy boots. This piece combines some of my favorite things: cactus, red shoes, cowboys, and glitter. The experienced crafters told me stories of other nights where chairs were brought and beautifully adorned with paper. I then got to spend the night with Heather and Jon. When we arrived, Jon was playing beautiful music. We then stayed up until Heather said "It is 3:30!". Jon laughed and reported that meant it was 4:30. So we hit the baby shower on a few hours of sleep. It was nice, casual, and great to catch up with some good friends. Everyone is anxiously awaiting girl's weekend. I am wondering how many suitcases of craft items will cross over to the islands. Needless to say I was exhausted when I arrived home.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
This is literally the guide I followed. I saved it in my file of important papers and it is still online.
Pack funny foods that you like. Candy was the only thing I could stomach. Eat little bits of food all the time. I packed pizza in foil for the night on the mountain and breakfast (at midnight)before climbing on the mountain. Use a camelback even though it says the mouth piece freezes. If it does you can dump the water out into a Nalgene. Don't expect to sleep at all.
Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Reduces the burden on the digestive system, allowing it to heal.
Releases pesticides, drugs, and other chemicals from stored fat, which can then be eliminated.
Enhances mental, physical, and spiritual well-being
Has less severe withdrawal symptoms than a water fast.
Prevents chronic diseases caused by poor diet and lifestyle
Clears mucus dishcharge