Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Weekend Eating

This weekend we really had a food filled weekend. It's so nice, because it might be cold, but at least the sun is out.

On Friday night we went out to dinner with Dave and Tami at Jalisco Restaurant in North Capital Hill. I's never been to that area to Cap Hill and was really impressed with how neighborhoody and cute it was. Mexican food just doesn't sit well with me, but this was good, even though I didn't feel well later. There must be something wrong with me. Plenty for leftovers and great prices.

Saturday morning we got up early and started the day with a trip to the Pike Place Market. The market never gets old and there is always something to do. More Pictures here. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day in Seattle. We picked up lemon pepper pasta and fresh clams for dinner later that night. Stopping for lunch at Three Sisters was a real treat. It's a really well known little eatery in the market that's been there since 1912. The sandwiches are great and shouldn't be missed. Get the pastrami, you won't regret it. We also tried the halibut chowda, which was divine (not too creamy).

On Sunday, Rob and I tried a new breakfast spot down in Seward Park. Bothways Cafe. It was great! I had the pacific northwest omlet. A nice omlet with smoked salmon, spinach, mushrooms, toms, and cream cheese. Yumo!

Great Food and Great Company! What a nice weekend.
Don't forget, it's someone's birthday tomorrow!
PS. I have no idea what happened to my menu on the right hand side. I'm trying to fix it.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Ask me to see my Lady Eleanor

It's finally finished. The Lady Eleanor Entreloc Stole from Scarf Style. It took me about 2 months. Here are the details.

Pattern: Lady Eleanor from Scarf Style, by Pam Allen
Yarn: Patons SWS - Earth, 10.5 balls and Berroco Suede - 3715 Tonto 1 ball
Needles: US 8 Knit Picks Options, 32"
Started: Dec. 18, 2006
Completed: Jan. 18, 2007
Modifications: Doubled the suede with the SWS for the border and fringe. Blocked with a damp towel and steam ironed the top with a pillow case.
Notes: I'm wearing it today. I've got two work functions to go to tonight and I've already received tons of compliments!

Fringe Closeup

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Basement Make-over

BOO! The Seahawks lost. We had Liz&Adam and Dave&Tami over for brunch to watch the game. I cooked! I tried to make sticky buns but they didnt turn out. Later I tried again and it smelled just like grandma's house...mmmmm.

Because we have some busy weeks in front of us, this is going to be a few weeks in progress.

On Saturday we decided to start working on the basement. Plan: general clean up and make it look nice. It's not going to be one of those basements that we use to have people over, watch tv or work on our computers. It should still look nice though, you know? Laundry is the main use.

After moving in the cabinets that were previously in the garage (the ones behind Rob), Rob said we needed to paint them inside and out in order to start using them. We even installed fancy handles so they look even better! We repainted the gross fake pink tile back splash panel while that was behind the laundry sink. The walls are now a nice light brown color to create a contrast with the white. Rob is building a new sink table with extended counter for folding laundry with a bar overhead for hanging clothes. I also am looking for an commercial grade sink faucet. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.

After that's done. We'll put down the cork floor, frame around and close in the furnace, and build a 2nd bathroom. I can't wait! Now, if Rob didnt have class 4 nights a week, we'd have this done much faster! Just kidding, Rob.



Thursday, January 11, 2007

Happy New Year!

Hoping that the new year is off to a great start for everyone. We're settling in after a very fast holiday season. It seems like just yesterday we had Thanksgiving. Yikes.

Site 59 offered us a very nice, quick and cheap last minute flight down to San Jose, instead of driving all the way to LA. We were still able to fit in a small road trip, but at least we flew more than half the distance. A beautiful drive and so nice to see the sun for a few days. Spending time in LA with Rob's brother and friends was a blast. This was our first time down there, but I am sure it won't be our last. I know, Michigan lost, but it was still well worth the trip. We spend some time in LA and Santa Monica and then out in Pasadena and it was great fun. Even though Michigan lost, it was still a worth while trip. Do you want to see Pictures?

I am one of those people who needs to be connected to my work and personal email at all times. Right before Christmas I splurged and bought a brand new T-Mobile Dash with Windows Mobile on it. It worked great and I was able to browse the web, get email and my calendar. It was the best thing ever… until I left it on the Alaska Airlines plane. Do I have to say it, I hate myself! No phone in sight, I hope to replace it as soon as my husband allows me to, since he knows I lose everything. Anyway, it’s a GREAT phone and I highly recommend it, if you are interested email me.

In other notes we got a storm last night. Rob was stuck in Renton for almost 4 hours. That still is not reason enough to make him drive to work though! We finally met at home around 11pm to discuss our day and the fact that people in Seattle freak out when any snow falls.

I’m also almost done with my lady Elenor from Scarf Style. I love the way its turning out and I hope to finish it this weekend to be able to wear. I can’t wait.

Rob and I have a very busy winter planned, so I hope to continue to post as much as I have been. Rob is taking classes 4 days a week and I am in a volleyball league, knitting and photography class as well as being busy at work. Hopefully that will just give us more to post about.

Thanks for everyone who sent gifts and cards this year. It’s the first year that the side of our refrigerator is filled with people who we consider our best friends and family. It means a lot to us, so thank you!