Friday, May 29, 2015

What A Day!

(and it is only noon...)
Imagine U2's song here in the background...
And yes, there is a tractor in this picture!

This morning I just felt the energy flowing. Since it is rather hot out here these days I decided to go for an early morning run, i.e. 8am! I ran my 2 miles in a time I haven't done for a while, spent 10 minutes on the stationary bike and did some floor exercises (which I despise!) I still had energy left and the sun was shining brightly so I decided to go on an actual bike ride...

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First I cycled through Tolt McDonald Park, then to the Snoqualmie River hanging bridge and stopped by a little yard sale where I found these fabulous vintage buttons. I didn't have any cash on me so I raced home and borrowed some money from Miss M.'s piggy bank and raced back to the yard sale. Chatted with the proprietor, a visitor (half Native American half German, got to speak some German as well) and a neighbor who lived in my dream home... (see below)



I cycled a bit further along the river and through the fields with horses and their babies, 9 miles / almost 15 kilometers in total.  What a day and it is only half gone!  {smile}

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Some pics of the beautiful Cosmos flowers I have in my backyard right now. I hope they'll bloom the rest of the summer!






Friday, May 22, 2015

[Knit, Knit, Purl] - repeat section between brackets...

The buttons will not actually be placed on the back of the cardigan of course...
<wink>
Through all the changes of the last few months and also the upcoming months, there is always my constant: knitting. It gives me great 'get - back - to base' time to realign my thoughts and emotions. The stockinette section of this cardi (the part below the lace sections) is taking me forever to finish but the end is in sight. After that two short sleeves will get knit and it will be ready to be worn with pride!  {smile}


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Master C. (who is now a junior (3rd year) in college!) has moved of campus and will be moving into an apartment with two friends this summer. Big change number one...

Miss M. is about to finish her High School career and will be moving to Los Angeles later in August which will make us empty nesters. Bang, there it is! Even bigger change number two...

I am not sad, I am not depressed, I just feel there is this wide openness in front of me and I have no idea what to fill it with. I naturally lean towards the negative side of things and I'm trying very hard not to. My twenty year 'job contract' has run out (of course being a parent will never end, thank goodness for that) and that is just a very strange feeling. 

Like I mentioned a couple of days ago, still taking my time....




Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Just letting you know that I'm still here. Lots of changes going on (all good ones really).

Still taking my time...


Rainy Days...

... don't get me down! (the Carpenters) Yep, still lots of rain here, but much higher temperatures and we've even enjoyed ...