My birthday gift this year was a long weekend skiing in Jackson Hole. (In 2011 Ted planned a trip to Venice for my birthday -0 that is, he surprised me with the plans and tickets on my birthday, then we actually went a week later. That was such a success that we have since been […]
Yay, I have a tea container! I was storing it in the plastic bags it comes in (I can buy loose tea in bulk at the local supermarket) and they aren’t all that sturdy so I finally broke down and bought a canister. I really love that red TeaVana mug; the infuser that fits into […]
It’s not even my birthday (that’s next week) so I don’t think this is supposed to be happening yet – but apparently nobody told them: Tomorrow is the Rose City Yarn Crawl. My local yarn shop organized a group going in a limo, starting on the far side of town, so there will be lots […]
This is hard! It’s made a bit easier because Ted has all our photos organized in iPhoto so that I can just sort for the ones with my face, but still it’s a tough decision. First, of course, there’s ruling out all the photos of myself that I hate. (I’m not very photogenic; any photo […]
… and here’s the outfit I’m going with.
Lately, my hair has been behaving badly – it looked fine, but seemed to be damage because it was tangling badly and shedding quite a lot. A little of that was breakage, but more was entire strands coming out no matter how gently I detangled it. I don’t think the shedding is enough to worry […]
Introducing Elijah. As you can see, he found a few friends around the house: His friends are rom our trip to Thailand a few years ago. Judging from the size of his ears, Elijah is also an Asian elephant, so perhaps there is a natural bond.
Seen the other day while we were on our way out to dinner: You’ve seen these before, left in the street to measure the speed of passing cars. But unless you live int he Netherlands, I’ll wager you’ve never seen one in a bike lane. And the recent knitting: Uncaged socks, so named because I […]
Here’s the cowl I finished yesterday: And the skirt. It’s not completely done: I still need to sew in the rest of the buttons (the top two are functional); below that I sewed the skirt closed to prevent wardrobe malfunctions. It fits perfectly, but it also stretches; I will need to sew in elastic or […]
After the trip to Japan, one week back, the trip to the US, and then a weekful of department meetings, I was way behind and way tired. This has been a catching up weekend. On sleep (10 hours Friday night plus a nap yesterday, and I’m not normally a napper), on rowing (13km on the […]