Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

my snow

well it's not really mine. i mean it comes down all fair and random like. but my experience with snow so far this year goes like this. i worked late at work, but was finally so cold i decided i may as well go home to freeze. i was pleased that it was only drizzling a bit on the drive home - no snow. but for fhe we were due to visit temple square to check out the lights. in my new down filled jacket i headed out a bit early to gaurantee a good parking spot. score! i was 20 minutes early. so i visited the facilities. while washing my hands a lady walked in and pointed out that i had a train. i turned to look at my feet and kept on turning until i discovered a long train of tp tucked into my pants at my waist on my far side. the other end was still attached to the tp dispenser in the stall. i had noticed that there was a good foot hanging, but since it wasn't touching the ground i let it hang free. little did i know it would attach itself to me as i tucked in my shirt. yep, very classy. anyway, back to the snow story. few people showed up for fhe and no good solid leader. we stood around in the visitors' center for too long. finally i decided to lead out. the entire group trailed along behind me. i took them up and down the trails of lights. i tried to get them to play red light green light (the crowds were nill) or even to spin around under the pink lights by the assembly hall that always reminds me of a drug trip - but no one would. sigh. we checked out the tons of nativities from various countries - trying to be cool and recognize their country of origin. all we were sure of was japan's. they had the cutest sheep! wish i'd photoed it. bother. once we were sufficiently cold we headed to a nearby apartment for cocoa and cinnamon rolls. i had a little recorder jam session with some friends before finally heading home. STILL no snow. the news has been going on and on about the big storm, but nothing! this morning i awoke to about an inch or so on the car. nothing to shovel, though. then on the drive to work i finally found some snow. right about 500 north - i could see it in my headlights. there was a little on the road around 800 north. people braked. i got nervous. then it was all over. easy drive from there. maybe tonight we'll have more! i'll be shut off from the outside world all day in my honeycomb of a school building.

Friday, November 24, 2006

tday fun

we made gingerbread houses. it was good family bonding filler. this is me with my cousins - we were a team! later the family at large played disney's scene it. good times, although my family lost to the cousins. the best part of tday 2006 was going outside at sunset with the niece and helping her slide and swing in the cold. the moon was just a sliver and the nephew joined us for a bit lying on the grass and commenting that it was cold. very nice bit of nature and family in one.

Monday, November 20, 2006


this photo came in one of the family emails this week. i love it. they're watching a parade.

Thursday, November 16, 2006


I'm listening (and dancing to ) "don't feel like dancing" by scissor sisters. Love it!

Sunday, November 12, 2006


I went to m & s w this morning - what a kick! I loved the music and the spoken words. It had a patriotic theme, in honor of veteran's day. People were crying. I was amazed at how many veterans were in attendance. I secretly took this photo during the final number. Can you see the red white and blue?


I dined at saltimboca again. This time I got a photo of the fancy lamp.

Friday, November 10, 2006


okay so i've been a crazy poster today. it's friday. i'm on my prep period. so here's a quote i just loved.....

The moment you commit and quit holding back, all sorts of unforeseen
incidents, meetings and material assistance will rise up to help you.
The pure and simple act of commitment is a powerful magnet all its own.

trees post 3

here's the last of the series.

trees post 2

these are all the same tree, by the way. just different views.


plewe said i should share my art on my blog. great idea. thanks plewe! here's one of my trees. i shall try to post more. i'd love to know your favorite! some i'm proud of. some i'm not. i shared one with the students as an example of bad art - in relation to bad writing. i'll tell you which one after i get some votes on a favorite.

Wednesday, November 8, 2006

For cindy

This blog is dedicated to the goose girl - my hero. I look forward to wearing heels tomorrow - lined with dr. Scholl's gel insoles. Wish me luck! Thanks for the inspiration.

Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Last post

I almost forgot - while at al's looking for hair advice I got to see her old furnace. And I mean old. It used to burn coal. It's from 1910 I believe. It's been converted to gas. It's huge - straight from a ray bradbury story or something. Here she is with the door open to the gaping jaws of hell. too bad it doesn't properly show up in my poor camera phone photo.


Another post for today - a new haircut. A little less cute and a little more pat benetar I think. It should grow out - they always do. Maybe i'll work on going long next time. This one gave me lots of short layers throughout.

Monday, November 6, 2006

hike pictures

okay, here are a couple photos from the gorgeous hike in the rain. i think we're a bit blurry due to all the mist in the air. seriously you could look out at the whiteness and see it just all blurry like moving around - like a microscope or something.

Saturday, November 4, 2006


This morning I woke up to seattle weathe - which would be fine except we had a hike planned to celebrate my friend's birthday. There was some debate but we went anyway. We chose wisely. We were wet and our shoes muddy but it was just gorgeous! We saw yellow and pink leaf carpets and walked through sheets of clouds and mists. It must have been a few miles - the trail went forever. We hiked to elephant rock up mueller park canyon. What a great experience! Hopefully i'll get photos soon that I can post later.

Thursday, November 2, 2006


One of today's many blessings.