Sunday, November 16, 2008

What else I'm not doing enough of . . .

books, originally uploaded by phenager.

Not blogging too much. Not knitting enough. Not reading enough.

The teachers and staff at my school are each making a scrapbook page about themselves. I had pictures of my family and my knitting, but even the pictures in the album labeled "book group" were actually of people. No books. So I took this picture to share with my new co-workers. And now with you. A nearly unedited view of one of our bookshelves -- I couldn't resist moving the old puzzle game of wood & golf tees one of our kids made. You can still see the spot in the dust though. I don't dust enough either. Which is better than dusting too much, don't you think?

Monday, November 03, 2008

Birthday lunch

In Seattle
One of my friends recently wrote about how so many of us were facing times of "moving on" in our lives. I suspect that is because so much of life is change -- sometimes hoped for, sometimes dreaded.

Our lives have had lots of changes in the past months. Mostly good ones, some not so. One of the mostly good ones was sending our first kid off to college. Mostly good, because that's one of the targets we've been aiming for, as we raised him. And good because he's at a great school, and doing fine. But still an adjustment, for us as well as him.

His birthday was last week, and yesterday we drove to Seattle to take him to lunch. A long way to drive for lunch, but it was worth doing. We ate here - and then took Lucy for a walk at Golden Gardens, before shopping at Archie McPhee's (you were thinking Nordstrom?) and taking our car-less kid to get a few groceries and such.

It was a great day. Seeing my two kids so happy to see one another might have been the best part of all.