Monday, June 26, 2006


This is what the sunset looks like over my world:

I submitted it to the local news, we'll see if the meteorologist puts it on the news. We get a great view of storm clouds moving in, which I've submitted in the past, and he has used them. I wish the fiery red of the sun was more obvious in the picture, but you'll just have to take my word for it. That's the Hawktree golf club over on the right.

Friday, June 23, 2006


What is there to do in the summertime? Some knitters quit knitting when the temperature rises, but not I! Instead, I knit lacy socks. This is Pomotamus from Knitty, I'm knitting it on Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Seaside. I've been super busy with work (thanks, Tammie) so it's going pathetically slow. There are three pattern repeats in the leg, and I haven't even finished the first one.

And this is what happens on a hot afternoon when grandma takes the kids, and mom decides to hit the produce store while she's a little bit hungry:

I went a little hog-wild, but at least it's all healthy, right? I also bought a new blender so I can make smoothies. What the heck am I going to do with an entire watermelon?? Can you make watermelon smoothies? Watermelon daiquiris? Hmm... And there WERE more cherries and strawberries, but the boys and I basically ate them for dinner last night. Dan has been in Denver, and was supposed to be home by now, but his flight got cancelled, so now they're driving back. I expect him home around midnight, instead of 12:30 this afternoon. Bah.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Here are some pictures from our weekend trip to western North Dakota. We stayed in Medora and visited the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. These are some general pictures of the park:

Those are wild horses. We also saw one buffalo, some Elk and about 400,000 prairie dogs in a prairie dog urban sprawl ("town" doesn't do it justice - it even has suburbs). We decided it was the NYC of prairie dog towns.

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Photo Deluge

My first harvest! Cherry Belle radishes. We ate some last night.

Darien all geared up for soccer. Obviously.

Running the ball down the field...

And back.

He had a great time, and can't wait for Wednesday night!

Monday, June 05, 2006


Here they are in all their glory:

I completed my Jaywalker socks over the weekend. They are so bright, not my usual style at all, but they're fun. It's amazing how alike they turned out, especially since I certainly didn't plan them that way. I did end up having enough yarn with some left over - whew! I already started a new sock using KnitPicks Simple Stripes (a yarn they are phasing out, unfortunately), pictures to come soon.

Yesterday I joined the Sexy Knitters Club KAL (knitalong) group. Our first project will be Tempting II - a sweater I've been wanting to knit. Along with about 37 other Knitty projects.

Tonight is Darien's first night of soccer. I will take pictures and post this week. He has soccer Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30 to 7:30 until the beginning of August.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Fun in the Sun

What is there to do on a 94-degree day? THIS!

Don't you love their farmer tans? Meanwhile, Mason was entertaining mommy inside:

He did that all on his own.