Twice since the state started tolling on the 520 floating bridge that crosses Lake Washington, I’ve been tricked by misleading signs into getting on the bridge when I didn’t intend to. The first time, I missed the last exit before the point of no return because I had directions for taking 405 and going west on… Continue reading Floating Bridge Fiascos
Weekend before last, Don and I went to the Washington Park Arboretum. Despite living in this area for more than twenty years, this was our first time there. It was more natural and less cultivated than I expected. Most of it was like a walk through the woods anywhere around here, with a few non-native… Continue reading Summer Paths
We had very lovely weather this week, sunny and in the low 70 to mid-70’s, but it was a difficult week in many ways. It was the first full week of school for Daniel and the first full week of having to get up at 6:00 a.m. for me. My alarm is going off just… Continue reading Friday Ramble
Thank goodness it’s frozen pizza Friday! Yay, it’s Friday! And I don’t have to cook because Friday is pizza night at my house. Although this was a short week due to Labor Day being Monday, it feels like it was a really, really long week. Daniel went back to school on Wednesday and we once… Continue reading T.G.I.F.P.F.
I enjoyed last Friday’s ramble so much I decided to do it again! It’s nearly 11:00 in the morning. The sun has been up for over four hours but you wouldn’t know it by looking out the window. It’s very dark today and raining pretty hard. It feels like the seasonal switch has flipped to… Continue reading Another Friday Ramble
Yesterday was another hot day and I wasn’t the only one around here that wasn’t happy about it. Trouble and Scooby both glared at me all day, like it was my fault it was hot. The glare I was getting from Trouble in the above photo could have been because I accidentally sprayed him with… Continue reading Friday Ramblings
Insomnia. I had it bad last night. Really bad. And I wasn’t trying to sleep on dog toys and electrical cords with my butt wedged behind a fan,like Scooby in the photo above. My sheets felt nice and non-itchy like 100% Egyptian cotton should. My pajamas weren’t bunched up. My feet weren’t itchy or twitchy. My… Continue reading I is for Insomnia…and Insanity
Too hot? Imagine yourself walking into the air conditioned interior of Ivar’s Seafood Bar in Mukilteo where they advertise cold and clammy conditions. Or, imagine yourself walking down a street in Everett on a cloudy day with the cool marine air blowing right off the water (keep your wallet close though, because Everett is kind of sketchy).… Continue reading This Way to Cool
There are people that love a hot summer day and there are those that would take 18 degrees over 80 any day of the year. Well, maybe I’m the only one who loves weather THAT cold. But there are others who hate the heat of summer. My wooly friend, Trouble, sure doesn’t like it. And who can… Continue reading Some Hate It Hot
I can’t believe another week has already gone by! I’m glad this one is over though. It’s the week we’ve been dreading for months because Daniel, my 16-year-old, was scheduled for oral surgery to remove a cyst in his gums this past Tuesday. He came through surgery fine but woke up the next morning with… Continue reading Happy Friday!