Sunday, February 28, 2010
this moss is so hairy and wild!! I love it
my trusty old hikers
natures milk duds
I like the way the pic below happens in layers
.Ode trying to grab my camera
when we arrived it was raining
Ode was not deterred,
he squawked and squealed from the kidpack with glee
and kicked his daddy as if to say giddy UP!!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
excellent chinese food
As i drove by today I realized the buildings around here being torn down and decided to take a pic before It was GONE!
we used to get oolong tea, and my brother and i would put ungodly amounts of sugar in our tiny tea cups
the old lady always remembered my mom by name
we would get Family Meal #4
i still remember the way it smelled,
the old dark red carpet
the old metal cash register, and the dish of peppermints i would stare at while my mom paid the bill
the booths.. kicking the base of the booth made a drum sound
they had big metal coat hangers at the end of each booth, I remember looking at other peoples coats and purses
my brother would get hot mustard on his bbq pork then burn his mouth and cry, i would roll my eyes then do the same thing and make a point not to cry even though I wanted to.. ohhh it burned my nose!!! ha ha
it was always a BIG NIGHT OUT when we went here..
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I made Ode a triangle out of scrap fabric, stuffed it with fluff and sewed a smiling face on it.
It's quite a cute little triangle... and Ode likes it a lot! he points to the top of the triangles head with glee and wreckless abandon..
Chris calls the thing "Ode's wizard Hat" because thats what he thinks it looks like.
Here's a pic of Ode and the wizard hat.. you can see him pointing with his E.T. finger to the top of it's head..
Ill add a better pic of the triangle later..
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
he's a Legend in Factoria and in Issaquah too these days
He is a sign guy
he listens to music on his walkman
holds the sign
shrieks at the passing cars in his own language
sometimes he screams rock and roll!!!
if you're lucky you get the heavy metal sign..
some people honk (melissa)
and he shrieks and flashes all kinds of hand signals at them
Occasionally you hear tall tales of people (always a third party like a bigfoot sighting) who have run into him at the bar
at the grocery store
and they're all the same
the Guy seems normal.. quiet even - who knows if they're true..such a departure from the Kenny we all know and wonder at.. shrieking, dancing, holding his walkman high over his head Kenny..I dont even know if his name is really Kenny!
he used to NOT be a sign guy
but he has always been a legend
he has always stood on the street corners and rocked out and screamed
til one day
some one got a bright idea
and made use of his fame and gave the guy a sign and possibly a paycheck
to do the thing he already did
Our anniversary is coming up..and i thought of it when i passed this picture on the craft room wall.
My mom is so pretty it's shocking to me
my dads handsome too, but as a little girl i paid close attention to my mom..
i loved the story of the ugly duckling because it encouraged me to think someday i would be a SWAN like my momma (i was a super FUNKY looking kid - partially because of the car accident and my weird hair, and the giant glasses it gave me, and partially because i was just plain awkward)
my parents are still married for 40 something years.. wow
dont hear that much anymore
they met in high school
they were each others first love
i guess my mom had one other suitor early on in high school,
some guy named 'snodgrass'
my Dad's lip still curls when he hears the name
to hear my dad tell the tale.. he was so in love with my mom he would have been happy to get run over by the garbage truck that had been to her house!!!
he he that cracks me up
Sunday, February 21, 2010
just past this bridge is the homeless shelter
the place is so packed there's near a hundred people milling around outdoors
i am always staring
when we go by
what the trigger was
the last straw
that ended them up there
most folks are but a few paychecks
a few hard turns
from being one of the folks milling about out there in the cold
i mean i'd LIKE to think i have SOME control over something like that - but you never know
and you bet your a55 none of THEM planned to be there!!
it scares me
THE and i do mean THE... Almond Roca factory!!!
i just like this building
with the red cross on it
Ode's quilt is finally done..I backed it with flannel peace signs so he will have a peace filled sleep!!!
with as little measuring as possible (im big into eyeballing stuff - i cook the same way) i was totally amazed that something as seemingly precise as a quilt could be 'eyeballed'!!!!
Woohoo!! he likes it too! he points at the tractors!! maybe he's going to be a farmer!