Me, right now

Outside my window the street is pretty empty, being a work day at around Noon:30.  The leaves on the tree across the street are starting to turn – there’s some dark red near the top and a little orange too

I am thinking… that this has seemed like a very long week

I am thankful for… my life, my friends, my family – especially seeing my “birthday buddy” yesterday – safely back from a year in Afghanistan – truly a sight for sore eyes

From the kitchen… nothing so far today – coffee was from *$s (I was busy running errands), maybe making lunch soon

I am wearing… my work at home uniform – jeans with a hole in them, socks (getting chilly), t-shirt and a jean shirt (Boston Red Sox 2004 World Champions – oh well, maybe next year again!)

I am creating… nothing much right now, but I am taking an online class about digital scrapbooking, journaling, saving memories and telling stories – much fun

I am going… to work the rest of the afternoon

I am reading… Julia Child’s “My Life in France” and “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind”

I am hoping… for many brighter tomorrows for my friend who is valiantly battling cancer and for those who care for him daily

I am hearing… light traffic sounds and the occasional airplane

Around the house… the cats are sound asleep (maybe this is why they like to run all night?!?)

One of my favorite things… Sharpie pens! They are new and awesome! I let someone borrow one and they remarked, “Wow, these are so nice, I’d go out and buy them”

A few plans for the rest of the week… I hope to do some yard work over the weekend, the backyard needs to be “put to bed” for the winter, do a little shopping with mum and hopefully a little quiet time to begin planning something I’ve been thinking about for about two years

A picture to share

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Iwo Jima Memorial, October 4, 2009 – Harvest Moon

Some photos from my summer

July 4, 2009 – 4:53AM on the Keystone to Seattle ferry.

My favourite place on earth, my favourite mountain (Mt Rainer), not really my favourite hour of the day.

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A couple of views of an amazing fabric store on Vashon Island.  The colours were amazing as were the number of patterns!

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There were rows and rows (and rows) of fabric. 

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Puppies!!

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Veggie patterned fabric anyone?  I didn’t even know I needed this!

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More puppies!  Did you know I want one!  Yup, I do – but they have to be walked.  Outside.  Even on nasty, rainy, cold nights like tonight.  I don’t want to do that.  So, maybe (probably) no puppy for me.  Also, E could not come over every other day to feed and scoop the litter box.  I mean, she could, but I’m sure I wouldn’t want to come back home and it wouldn’t be nice for her to come in here either!