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Weekend photos…

They didn’t attach to the last post. Here are some…I’ve got to fix editing issues on the others.




Motorcycle selfie on Saturday ( taken south of the Snohomish Airfield)

Seattle Public Library (taken Saturday morning while heading to the Long Tall Sally pop-up store)




Sunday’s shopping for a dinner with friends (aka motivation to deep clean and declutter the house)

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What a weekend so far…

What a weekend it’s been so far… Friday night, fully dressed up for teatro zinzani. Sat morning informational meeting follows by a motorcycle ride. Sat evening dinner with Luke and then prosecco and red wine. Tomorrow, maybe wine tasting in Woodinville.

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24 hours of sister time

March 15, 2015 1 comment

A few weeks ago Shannon and I signed up for Kirklands shamrock run. She can’t up Friday evening and after having dinner with Ron, we went for oriental massages at 10pm. It was so heavenly, getting slapped and punched and cupped viciously. The next morning we timed it perfectly and walked to the start and started running. Thankfully the rain stopped during the race and we ran most of the 5k.

We shopped a bit, then met up with Lyndsay to go make wreaths with a mustached lady. I tried to buy Ron her trunk, but no luck. It was a wonderful 24 hours with my sisters. It makes me excited for our next weekend, May 2nd!

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Morning with my sister

Love spending time with my sisters. Today Shannon and I went for a jog on lake Washington, and then some shopping at Ikea. Love today.

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Seattle and the terrible, horrible, heartbreaking loss.

February 2, 2015 1 comment

We were on the one yard line.  It’s so disappointing to have happen, that we have to live with this as our superbowl hurts.  We’re so proud of the team for their performance in the second half of the season, for postseason performance, and “The Comeback”.  We know how you feel Green Bay, it just happened to us, just over a shorter period of time.  The last few minutes of the game were up and down, and down, and then higher than anything we’d felt since the end of the GB game.  When we won the coin toss with GB, you just knew we were going to win, and when JKearse caught that wobbly-bobbly on his back catch at the 6 and then Marshawn ran it to the one, the feeling was back, but this time it was for victory in our second superbowl. Our defense deserved to win, our offense did too because once they got going, it was a fun game to watch.

I’d say that everybody I know save one person watched the game.  One thing that I don’t think many people saw, but shows an image that I think Hawks fans and the community at large should see is the gamesmanship Richard Sherman displayed after that indian jones heart wrenching roller coaster of a ending occurred.  Sherm was the first player to shake Tom Brady’s hand, and its telling.  I am very proud to have a loud mouth trash talking genuine good person on my team.

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Can I build this?

I am intrigued If I could build this outdoor light cheaper than its for sale on Home Decorators.  It’s @260.  I’m thinking yes.

Outdoor Lighting-Can I Build This

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I’ve been issued a badge

Tomorrow my friend Jenny and her son Jace are coming over after work for dinner, and a movie.  I’m thinking Guardians of the Galaxy, since it’s like the best movie in years.  I think it surprises me more than liking the Green Lantern  does.  Anyways, I’m cleaning the house and I decide to clean out my purse.  Here’s what I discovered I carry around after removing the garbage, change, and hair clips.

<Multiple>Chapsticks and Lipsticks

<One>Sad, old, dead, long-term temporary nokia smartphone.

<One>Shiny rock for Jace.  I’ve had this in there for at least five months.

<Multiple>Ticket stubs, wrist bands, and fancy earings from bachelorette trip to Las Vegas at the end of October.

<One>Sunglasses, but I don’t like them at ALL.

<One>Kirkland Park Board badge.  I have to wear it when I got to neighborhood meetings and when we host open houses for the public to interact regarding projects.  I was appointed after interviews by the City Council, and appreciate being a very small part of government progress.  I believe that the municipal government does so much for the people, especially parks, community service, and public works capital projects.  These two departments are the reason the quality of living is wonderful in Kirkland.  My wonderful city, government, and region make me feel like public service is a noble profession staffed by dedicated, passionate people with good intentions.

Some of the projects I have been a part of during my almost 1 year on the board are development of a park master plan for Edith Moulton Park, I’m on the committee to develop a multi-park program involving variable hour off leash dog regulations.  We have held community meetings, open houses, discussed for the majority of our monthly meetings for the entire time I have been on the board regarding where to build a pool, since the School District will not continue to serve their students and the community.  So the municipal government is going to step in, as we do, the be the safety net.  Come on LWSD.  Thankfully, we live in a community that agrees about the importance of parks, and has voted thusly.

I am passionate about parks, biased by my previous seven years.  Since getting an office job last March, I have really missed being outdoors during the day.  I miss the wind on my face, watching the clouds move across the region from Seattle to Lynnwood.  Seeing the eagles fly every day, hearing them, knowing their calls.  I miss driving around Kirkland, seeing the city from behind a windshield.  Getting off at 3. Experiencing daylight after work.  The people I miss (Kathy, Doug, Roger, Purdy, Forrest, Collins, Katy). I had a wonderful group of coworkers, who were also work-friends.  I don’t have that with this new job.  It’s starting though.

I miss working with Jenny. Just like my time employed in Luxembourg, not realizing how working together was a huge gift has been added to the list of regrets in life.  Working the last two years on the same work group was so much fun.  To work hard, and laugh nearly the entire time was such a blessing of youth.

I’m very excited for tomorrow. Now get back to work, so your house is spotless, cluterless, and inviting.


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