Saturday, December 27, 2008

Which Sports Car Are You?

I'm a Mercedes SLK!



You appreciate the finer things in life. You have a split personality - wild or conservative, depending on your mood. Wherever you go, you like to travel first class. Luxury, style, and fun - who could ask for more?


Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

More Winter Wonderland

Original isn't it!?

Today we chained up and headed to downtown Portland for the OBT's The Nutcracker.

The roads were interesting...........some areas bare and dry, other areas with snow wafting across it and still other areas of drifts. In downtown, the main roads we were on had not been plowed.

185th, just up the street from where we live.



Entrancing onto Hwy 26.



Downtown Portland, just exiting onto Market Street.



PSU looks lovely in white. This was just a quick photo opportunity, so it's not the best.



Robert had to pull over while we were still in Portland before heading home, to clear the ice off of the windshield wipers. This church was our view.


On the way home it was getting worse, with visibility about 100 feet or so at some points. Kim has decided she doesn't like riding with chains on. I think it upsets her tummy too much.

I think we are content to stay home now.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Chipmunk Cheeks Redux

Deja vu. I think Kim actually looks worse than John did last year. I didn't take pix of John last year because I didn't want to embarrass him. Kim, however is my ham, and said she'd be disappointed if I didn't blog about it. It's mostly one-sided as you can see from the picture below. That's today. Yesterday she was drugged up and peeved at every one at the oral surgeon's office. She spent the majority of yesterday and today in her recliner. Though she is definitely more bored today.


She's been eating lots of homemade pudding, applesauce, we even tried rice pudding, but it was too much for her mouth to take. Today she tried some chicken soup with veggies and a smooshed up veggie hot dog. She was craving more substantial food, including meat that she normally doesn't like. I am hoping that the cold packs will help with the swelling soon. She's been using them most of the day.

I know my knits are appreciated when they are worn out in spots. Both thumbs and at least one pointer finger needed to be redone. I think he may have caught them on something.

These..........

became these again. I got them sent right back to the recipient, he should have gotten them today.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Podcasts and Christmas Stories

A friend of mine recently started a podcast, "At the Kitchen Table". She lives up near Mt. Hood, has some acreage, with Pygora goats, Angora rabbits, and other small poultry. Episode 1 and 3 are up, she lost episode 2 to sound issues. BUT, her sound quality is excellent for a new podcast. In episode 3, which I just finished listening to, she mentioned a holiday favorite of hers. "The Cinnamon Bear" radio story. I found a blog that posts it every year. So, here is the blog to download the mp3 of "The Cinnamon Bear". If you can, take some time to listen to Deb's podcast, "At the Kitchen Table." I feel like Deb and I are having a cup of coffee together and visiting!!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Not much happening here

I haven't had much to blog about lately. Dad was in the hospital for a week. He's not doing to well. His heart is wearing out. Kim is supposed to get her wisdom teeth out this week, but we keep getting a last minute call saying the doctor isn't in. (He had some kind of surgery and hasn't bounce back like they thought) I've been knitting, but it's all Christmas presents and I'm not done with them yet. I did get a pair of socks done, but forgot to take a picture before gifting them. Maybe next week I can get a picture of them on the intended recipient. Hmm, oh Robert's mom is out here for the next week visiting all of us kids. We had her for the weekend, now she's down in Eugene visiting another kiddo, and will go up to Seattle in a day or two to visit two other kids. When we took her to Eugene yesterday we had a mini-family reunion with 3 of the other siblings, nieces and nephews and great niece and great nephew. I put the pictures up on my flickr site. I got a really cute video of John holding the baby too. :) Another set there is the BMFA Destash Sale that was this last weekend as well. I took mil and Kim and both had a good time. Now I need to recuperate and catch up on some more knitting.

Kim holding her little cousin Leela. This is Robert's great-niece. She looks just like her momma at that age.