Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

I had red marbled roses delivered to our house on Saturday (Scott was home, too). Traditional, but pretty.

(That's a bottle of Stag's Leap Petite Syrah that he bought for our Valentine's Day Eve dinner - along with New York strip steaks, fresh prawns and asparagus).

Scott stopped at a florist and designed this arrangement himself - ginger, orchids, gerbera daisies and some others. I think he WAY outdid me.

Sitting on a table in the dining room when he first brought them home ...

... and on the entertainment center in the living room this morning.

He's da bestest.

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.

Friday, February 12, 2010

February 12 of 12

You know the drill. Post 12 pictures of your day on the 12th of every month. Courtesy of Chad, our founder.

Here we go, kids.

All pictures were taken on Friday, February 12, 2010 in Seattle, Washington.

7:35 a.m.: Chilly, foggy morning in Seattle. But no snow this winter!!! Yay!!!!

7:38 a.m.: The Devil Towers on Capitol Hill. Bzzz.

7:40 a.m.: If I can make eye contact with you, you are being crushed in the back of the garbage truck.

9:15 a.m.: Spending the day going through our master vendor file. *eyes crossing*

1:19 p.m.: The view from my desk. Yes, there are pink and white cherry trees blooming. On February 12. Global warming HAS come to Seattle.

2:30 p.m.: We're subleasing part of our office space, so we're all moving around in the building. Most of my end of the third floor is already empty.

3:17 p.m.: Did I mention the vendor files were making my eyes cross???

4:02 p.m.: The Honeycrisp apple I brought for breakfast is still untouched.

5:32 p.m.: The Devil Towers again. Bzzz.

7:18 p.m.: The Devil Towers at night. Bzzz.

7:58 p.m.: Dinner. Scott's working late, so it's me and frozen pasta. Pretty good, actually.

8:50 p.m.: Just starting to get through a nasty cold. This is my best friend. Especially when I don't have to wake up for the next few days. Thanks, Presidents!

Thanks for stopping by! Y'all have been the best 12 of 12 audience ever, I mean that!!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Who Put That Goat In Here?

This is old, but it made me laugh and kinda dance, so I decided that y'all must watch it. You're welcome. (Inspired by Scott).

Monday, February 01, 2010


A rainy Saturday/Matterday in Seattle. But it's been a relatively warm winter in Seattle (no snow!) so it seems more like March than January ...

Forsythia cuttings are blooming inside:

Japanese quince is budding up in the back yard:

Red twig dogwood and Mexican orange:

Some quince cuttings I brought into the kitchen:

Our red poppy front doormat:

Interesting bumper stickers on our way to run errands:

Southcenter Mall in Tukwila (it's not all this outdated):

Taking my cue from J.D> Salinger's death, I decided to buy this book and re-experience it:

Cloudy downtown Seattle on the way back home:

The first place I lived when I moved to Seattle 15 (!) years ago (the building isn't red - it's the reflection of a notebook on the dashboard):

Great wine label:

Next weekend - the Garden Show. More pics then. And maybe I'll actually write something one of these days.