Friday, January 30, 2009

Life is Good with Tea and Toast


On a foggy morning a tea party breakfast is an awfully nice way to start the day.

Cutest Girl Ever Turns 20

That's right ladies and gentlemen, my sweet baby sister turned 20! The whole fam got together to party it up. Here are some highlights:



Queen for a day



Best coconut cake recipe ever





Smelling envelopes? Can't quite recall what's happening here.
My favorite ladies


Honorary family member: you should be scared how well you fit in, my friend.


Me and the hubs (aren't we the cutest?)



Note to self: invest in a real cake-carrier.
Giant Rubbermaid does not prevent the top layer
from sliding off the bottom layer.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Today I feel like a successful woman

  • Tights and clogs
  • A brisk walk on lunch break
  • Downtown in winter
  • The yarn store (picture a kid in a candy shop)
  • BRIGHT colors in a clear plastic bag; fistfuls of yarn by the skein
  • Chin up and proud, walking back to work with my purchase on display
  • Leftovers for lunch, from dinner I made last night FROM SCRATCH. Manicotti shells filled with caramelized onions and garlic, cheese sauce, basil, topped with seasoned marinara (Mom-in-law's recipe, so Husband enjoyed it too)
Today I am the woman that I wanted, as a kid, to become.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Winter Favorites

  • Rocket Donuts
  • Projects
  • Organic cotton yarn
  • Clean bed with lots of pillows
  • Smart Wool socks
  • My kitty


Doesn't it look like salt water taffy?




Oh! Guess who thinks the photo shoot is for him?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Sunburn in January

I'm tickled pink. Literally.

After a week of this and then a week of this, the winter doldrums have me down. I'm tired of walking to the bus stop in the dark each morning and walking home after work once daylight has long gone. Sitting in front of our full spectrum "happy" light only helps so much.

Our apartment complex owns a tanning bed. You can see where this is going, can't you? Last night I imagined myself on sandy beaches and warmed my bones with good old artificial sunshine. It was lovely. And today I'm bright pink in funny places. My circadian rhythm needed a little back-up.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The rains came down and the floods came up

For those of you following along at home, here is the latest weather related news:

It's wet here.





The Nooksack
Photos from the Bellingham Herald.












Monday, January 5, 2009

My New Year's Resolutions

In 2009 I resolve to...

1. Complete my first year of employment with the credit union (March).
2. Take a trip in honor of our second wedding anniversary (May).
3. Celebrate my 28th birthday (June).
4. Celebrate J's 30th birthday (September).

I'm all about attainable goals.