Saturday, April 19, 2014

My hair is brown

Because I have relatively no life anymore, I have time to post. A Lot.

Today my hair is brown.

Used to be blonde-

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Now it’s brown

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I scare myself a little when I look in the mirror. Although brownish is closer to my real hair color now than lighter blond. But all is not lost. May return back to the blonde side. We’ll see…..

Friday, April 18, 2014

It’s like having delicious cake every single day

Every single day for the past 10 days or so. I have run home from work to check this out (come on, who believes that-I’m checking at work).

http://whatkatewore.com/

I am sighing in the sheer over the top excitement of being able to see What Kate Wore every day whilst they are on tour in New Zealand, and now Australia.

Coworkers are baffled by this. I say-what? What is wrong with you people. It’s the ROYALS. And a new royal at that.

There are those that say it’s just an elitist show of rich irrelevant people travelling about on the public’s dime.

To that I say “And you watch the Kardashians do you?”

Because I’d rather see some tasteful Royals championing their charities than what some of the famous rich people here.

And, the bottom line? What she wore, people, what she wore. 

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Monday, April 14, 2014

The One Where I Moved and Lost My Head (and my phone, among other things)

That would be this one.

You know, there’s a special kind of special about moving. This time we had movers and packers--

(unfortunately not this kind-

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God I wish it would have been this kind….)

However, it was more like these guys

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Only they (the movers, not the packers) had regular uniforms on and another guy came and checked on them. A random spot check.

I gave them glowing reviews even though the packers didn’t put down the red pads on the floor and I didn’t like their choice in music that much. Because they played their music. All day. Out of iPhones. Which really enhances the quality of bad music and made me want to poke my ears out with my knitting needles.

So, I gave them glowing reviews anyway until I realized, after they left with all my stuff that they broke my door.

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Yeah, that had to be fixed.

There was also the issue of the mowers and the shattered window, the washing machine securers and the leaking washing machine connections, and, the topper which I had no one to blame but myself, the dropped iPhone in the toilet.

(Yes, the water was clean and no, I was not using said toilet at the time, I was cleaning it)

Martha came down on moving day and although I could only sit in a chair and stare off into the distance, she did a little cleaning for me.

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That is dedication. She also accompanied me to Nordstrom afterward, which I’m not sure was so much dedication as our love of a good shop. And therapy. Moving therapy.

These are my suitcases lined up and ready to go. Bye house.

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Out we go, and birdy too--

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Last pictures before the furniture left us

(this is so out of order)

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Our lovely old house. Sold.

And about this same time I took a walk because even though I was technically going insane, the flowers were blooming and it was time to stop and smell them.

Or at least photograph them.

See the tree flowering in the distance??

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How’s about some daffodils…

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Trees flowering close up…

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These flowers were in my front yard--

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And these were in the back yard

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The pig stayed.

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And that’s what happened during the first week of April and why the blog got so delayed.

I’ve barely recovered.

Lastly, this is what my coworker had for lunch one day.

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Because it’s my blog, that’s why. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Birthdays, Books, and Bird.

I realized that I had neglected to blog recently. I’ve been busy since last posting.

Let’s see…

I had a birthday, and so did my oldest friend in the whole world (oldest as in longest, not oldest as in age) Nina.

We celebrated with a couple Cosmos. A martini glass full of awesome.

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I know, right???

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Ok, that was really after the actual birthday.

On my actual birthday I got to see a famous knitter and author Stephanie Peal-McPhee with my sister and my friend Julie. Oh and Nancy was there for a minute. It was Nancy’s mom’s birthday too. March 5th is a popular day for birthdays.

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Check us out with our socks! Her new book isn’t actually about knitting. It’s about her life experiences. The reading was hilarious. She’s hilarious. There weren’t enough books to buy, but she did sign a book plate for me. “Happy Birthday Sarah” it says.

And last weekend we went to Vogue Knitting Live. Well, I went to the market with Julie, Nancy, and my sister.

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This isn’t at VKL, it’s Stitches West, but Julie is on the left and Nancy is on the right, so you all know who I’m referring to without having to look back (because I’ve referred to them twice now in one post).

Angela was also there, up from Portland. We all had lunch and I didn’t get a picture. Are you kidding?

The only picture I got at the marketplace was of the catapusses.

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Yep, that’s what I recorded. But it is most interesting right?

Now, I am working on moving and getting back over to Nina’s for my last three months of living in Tacoma. I am ending the same way I started, at Nina’s. Only this time I have a pet.

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He misses Dave tremendously, and he can’t wait to move.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Eastward

So, I got home from Stitches, took a nap, went to work for one day and hit the road to Minnesota.

I took a boat load of pictures on the 2.75 days we were on the road.

I tried to edit because I realize that no one wants to look at more than 7 or so of your vacation pictures. It might be different if it was a trip somewhere awesome and breathtaking. But this is I-90. There is some awesomeness, but it can be captured in one shot, not the 8 or 10 repeats I took to be sure I got said shot. And filming from a moving car can be problematic. I blame Dave’s driving. And the fact we were one wheel bearing away from disaster.

Snoqualmie Pass. Which had been closed a few days before and closed a few days after. But not our day.

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Yay. Columbia Gorge. We made it. Over one pass.

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Idaho-and another mountain pass.

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Montana  (there was a scary mountain pass here, but I was driving and there was no way Dave was going to let me take pictures and drive-he was too busy telling me to “slow up”. So irritating)

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Steaming ground…

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Frozen trees-

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You know it’s cold when the ground is steaming.

Wyoming. Look closely---see that thumb like thing sticking up behind the rise-just yonder-That’s the Devil’s Tower. And when we got the clearest view of it? My camera malfunctioned. Jeesh. AND-we have never noticed it before, even though this is drive #3 and we have looked every time. But there it is. I’ll try harder this summer.

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South Dakota.

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Minnesota Welcomes You. But don’t park here.

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Me, in Minnesota. So blissfully unaware that 30 miles from Rochester our car is going to break down, and that we, our 2 dogs, and 2 cats, are going to get a tow, ride in a shuttle, rent a car, get to Laura’s, go back and get our stuff out of said car at repair shop, get pizza and then drink 4 beers apiece. How could we know that?

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I am wearing a boat load of layers on top, but my legs are freezing.

There’s a bit of snow at Laura’s house. She lives in the country and it’s quite beautiful.

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Beautiful country picture.

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There are also a few cats.

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Not all ours. And none of which had seen dogs before. May I just say 9 cats running out of one room only to see their first dogs is about the funniest thing ever?

And there is some sort of sink thing happening because I keep getting sink pictures. Jack is usally supervising said sink, and there is at least on cat in the sink.

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But it was this picture that made me laugh out loud. Really. Out loud.

Sarah and Dave at Laura's

Gawd, I am still laughing. This captures 11 years of wedded bliss in one priceless photo. It really happened.

And, of course, no blog would be complete without this-

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My blog muse-In person! Isn’t she cute? And notice how I’m leaning in and she’s like-um, please stop leaning in. I have 4 pictures of this (thanks Dave) and in each one I’m leaning closer and closer. It’s a wonder she puts up with me at all. Well, she’s putting up with Dave, two cats, two dogs, her cats, cows, chickens and a whole lotta snow. So I guess I’m the least of her worries. It’s no wonder she’s leaving for Peru in April. (We can still find you there, you know…..) Oh, and did I mention she brought Daube’s carrot cake for us when we arrived? Jeesh. By Saturday Dave says-I’ve got to get off the carrot cake. (There’s support groups and a meeting at 2). (Cathy also got me a mini chocolate Daube’s cake-All of which I couldn’t bring back on the plane, dang it. This is why I was wearing my fat pants last week and didn’t even realize they were my fat pants until the end of the day, sigh)

I flew home Sunday after a whirlwind type of trip-but saw all my buds. I didn’t, however, take any cow or chicken pictures. What’s wrong with me? I did get to watch Laura chase a cow back into the pen. But no pictures.

And no, I won’t ask Laura to take any either. (Although the mama and calf would be cute….no?) Because that would generate an eyeroll the likes we have never seen before. And I just can’t be liable for what havoc that eyeroll might unleash.

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