Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday - a good day.

Richard and I had a pretty good day on Saturday. We went down to the tower district and did some shopping. I wanted to get some oils and knew for sure that I could get them at a shop down there. The shop has some great clothes and jewelry - but is a little out there for me - with charms and stones symbolizing goddess' and new age literature. I bought my oil - and moved on.
We decided to stop for lunch at Sam's Italian Deli. I used to eat here years ago when I worked nearby. We sat outside and enjoyed our lunch and some time actually alone. It doesn't seem like we get that very often. Richard looks a litte strange in this picture - sort of spooky really.
Overall a good day - we could use more days like this I think.
"Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it." ~Jacques Prévert
I enjoyed my weekend. I love having 3 day weekends. Not quite like having the whole summer off - but summer school really has not been so bad and it is nearly over. Some other good things this weekend.
- Jake, Kasey, and Luke making dinner Saturday night. (Pasta with extra mushrooms and garlic in the sauce)
- Play cards with Jake and Kasey
- Kim sewing and finishing the bag she was making. She did a great job.
- Richard and I went for a bike ride Saturday morning. We ended up riding 10 miles.
- Making pancakes for breakfast on Sunday - only Richard and I were the only ones up to eat. I made them from scratch with sour cream and cottage cheese. They were pretty good.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Bye Bye Birdie

Brent has been working at Red Robin for something like 8 years or more. This was his last night at work. When he first started working he was The Robin. So I thought it only appropriate to take his picture with "Red" on his last night.
"Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like fun."
~ Colleen C. Barrett
Some journals covered to give to Brit, Bailey, and Sage when I am back home visiting - I always like to take them something. Luke and I will be leaving for Iowa in just little over a week - Yeah!!!!!!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Summer Reading

b I just finished "The Kite Runner" - and decided after finishing it and looking at this stack of books I want to read this summer, that I could have chosen some lighter reading. Hopefully I will get them all read - I have a lot of other things I want to make and do. I started a baby afghan for Jennifer - very simple pattern - but it still takes time. It seems like there are never enough hours in the day to do everything I want - but I can always find time to read every night before going to sleep.

“The greatest gift is a passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.”
~ Elizabeth Hardwick

Friday, July 4, 2008


Jake called me at work on Tuesday and told me a tree branch had fallen in our back yard. It turned out to be nearly half the tree. We had some heavy winds this Spring - you would have thought it would have gone then - but for some reason it waited - and not even a breeze that day.
The boys helped Richard get it chopped up and off the roof - luckily there was no damage to the roof.
I don't know what Richard is doing here - probably just hot and thinking this was not the way he wanted to spend his afternoon - It was 100 degrees outside - so not a day to be outside working during the hottest part of the day. He cut the tree up for firewood - we can at least us that this winter.
The worst part - is it broke my clothes line.
"From a fallen tree, make kindling." ~ Spanish proverb