Monday, August 30, 2010


This morning a post on a blog I enjoy following, aura-joon, was really wonderful. Spending so much time with my niece and nephews has taught me to appreciate kids' music...especially good kids' music that adults can stand...or more importantly, LIKE.

Pacing The Panic Room and others have put together a charity album for Littlest Buddy, who's been diagnosed with Smith Magenis Syndrome. All the proceeds will go to research for SMS.
 So, for all you with youngsters, here is a worthy and quality purchase :)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thumbs Up

I'm back in business!...Or starting work might be more like it. I had an eventful past week on the road with a couple of great friends, and will post more on that soon. The coast is by far the best thing about Oregon. And would you agree that that huge rock in the distance resembles a giant thumbs up? At least that's what I thought as soon as I saw it.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Ocean Bound

I'm off for another one of my amazing road trips! This year: Oregon! Can't wait to tell you all about it.


Wednesday, August 11, 2010

S'more a what?

Today (Tue) was S'mores Day! I celebrated with a few great people, and a hot stove top burner. Made me quite happy :)

Today I decided I'm bringing it back! The under recognized, under appreciated holidays few often know about. But instead of everyday (cuz that's a bit much) I'm doin' a little celebratin' once a week. This week: S'more's. Next Week: TBA

Come join the party.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Is it just me, or does this manhole lid look like it's smiling?
Happy Monday!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Yes, my blog looks different. And yes, it will probably change again soon...Until I'm perfectly happy with it. Suggestions are welcome, and patience is needed.

PS-The words in the heading come from a Lewis Carroll  poem. (surprise, surprise)

Such Goodness

I have to say, moving was a great decision. Not just for the money, but for the roommates. There is an awesome plasma screen, and a VCR! We've gotten a few movies from various places for pennies compared to the more modern forms of cinema entertainment. We've enjoyed Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Dirty Dancing, and others.

We've managed to have various girls nights, with the fingernail polish, chick flicks (such as Pride&Prejudice), and of course snacks. I've had fun cooking, too. This morning I made whole wheat pancakes with real raspberry maple syrup with the raspberries we picked last weekend. Yum :) I've also made raspberry scones, and raspberry lemonade.  

I am a water lover, so my favorite thing I've done these past few months has to have been going to the lake!  

I didn't think I was going to get to go swimming this summer...But I did, and I loved it...Even though I'm still paying the price. Oh, how negligent I can be about sunscreen. 

Yesterday I did my typical Friday adventure of visiting the farmers market. I got two things. Basil to add to my windowsill herb garden:

And flowers from who I call The Flower Lady.
She always helps me create the prettiest arrangement within my budget...a dollar. :)
  Not too bad, huh? She even invited me to bring my friends to her garden...which I'm sure she extends to everyone.
Last night we went to the Drive-In, and saw Toy Story III. I very much enjoyed it, and relate uncannily to Jessie. She's a cowgirl, with and interest in men who are out of this world, have a Latin flare, and can ride a unicorn (Buzz).  I mean, check out the resemblance!

We also climbed up a potato storage thing, to see a beautiful view and endless stars...Oh Idaho. It was a chilly night, so I tried to stay warm on the a Snuggie. I'm sure it was taboo to wear it backwards, but you try climbing one of those things with flipflops and a backwards robe! It was the only way...and I felt like a I belonged at Hogwarts...

Anyways, have a great weekend! 
More soon to come.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Idaho Observations

 Animals tied up in yards. 
When I saw the llama (or alpaca...I don't know)  I turned my car around to take a picture, and when I found a place to turn around, this is what I was in their yard:
A tied up goat.
And you never know when the ice cream truck is going to pull up.
Welcome to IDAHO.

Sunday, August 1, 2010