Monday, November 27, 2006

Note to self: Seattle shuts down when snowing

Besides the Monday Night Football game that started during rush hour, there was also a snow/sleet storm that started promptly at 5pm. When I found out that my ticket for the Seahawks game was not in suite, I decided not to go. I know, I’m a snob, but I wasn’t dressed for it at all! Turns out I would have been better off at the game and avoiding the traffic. It never snows in Seattle and apparently when it does, it’s a real mess. You won’t get sympathy from me. After spending 5 years at the end of the earth (aka Houghton) and snow from October to mid April, I’m ok with getting 1 inch and my world doesn’t shut down.

In other notes, Thanksgiving went off without a hitch and it was the most fantastic meal ever! We had a good time and played games until 11pm or so, even though we were in a monster food coma. We’re finally done with the leftovers and I made a huge batch of turkey salad (with grapes) to get us through the week. Needless to say, I’m on a diet.

The rest of the weekend was wonderful. I started decorating for Christmas and we also spent a lot of time cleaning up the baseboard trim and laying down new quarter round. You don’t think that is a very time consuming job, but it took forever! It looks great now though and Rob is so glad we did it. So I guess that is all that matters.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Just got back from Florida

By way of Newark. The longest flight (within the US) ever. We flew Continental Airlines and it was actually quite comfortable. A new 737-800 plane and I always feel better flying on a new plane thanks to this new website I found that answers all my scary flying questions

We had a nice relaxing few days down in Bonita Springs with Rob’s parents. The weather was nice and sunny. We played some tennis and some golf and then came home to the rain.

Today is Thanksgiving, so Happy Thanksgiving! We are having a few friends over for dinner tonight and the menu consists of:

Cheese and Crackers
Maple Glazed Turkey
Cornbread Stuffing
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Casserole
JalapeƱo Cheese Spinach Casserole
Fresh Green Beans
Cranberry Sauce
Fresh Dinner Rolls
Double Decker Pumpkin Cheesecake
Fruit Pie
Lots of Wine

You only do this once a year, right? I could be making the biggest entertaining faux pas of my life by using my Christmas dishes for Thanksgiving dinner! I will show pictures when the table is set.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Ang's Birthday Gift

I'm really proud of this bag I made because it was really hard at first, but I stuck through it and now am in love with how it turned out. I can't wait to finish my own. I sent this to Ang for her birthday, but it was about 2 weeks late!

It's called the Brea Bag by Berroco. I used Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and doubled it up for a total of 4 skeins. After you get the hang of it, it's really easy. I bought the handle from MJ Trim. I havent heard from her yet to know what she thinks of it.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Washington is under water

Our blog is NOT intended for complaining about how busy we are, I promise. It just so happens that I forgot about it the blog and to update it and that's why there has been no activity. This is obviously a really busy time of year. Work is busy, we're traveling a lot, holiday shopping to do, etc etc.

Just an update on what's been going on with us. We leave next Wednesday night for Florida to visit Rob's parents for an early Thanksgiving. If the weather holds up, it should be 85 and sunny. A nice change since the whole state of Washington is apparently under water. The following weekend we'll have Thanksgiving dinner at our house and have some friends over.

We've been staying busy and doing some fun things around here. Last Wednesday we got some surprise tickets to the Sonics season opener, that was fun. On Thursday night I had the guys from my office over for a party of Mario Kart on Nintendo 64 and Rainier Beer. So fun! Friday night, we met some friends at 88 keys. On Saturday we watched the football game at Rocksport, then went to see the Bodies Exhbit (amazing), then went to dinner at LaFontana, THEN went to see (my fav) Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers at the crocodile. It was amazing.

Needless to say, I didn't leave the house on Sunday. This week, I've just been trying to get home before 7pm. After a long week at work this past week, I am hoping to again not leave the house.