Monday, February 25, 2008

Beading class

Yesterday I taught my second beading class at the Bend library. It went, if possible, even better than the first one. I had 24 attendees and 9 people on the waiting list. Everyone enjoyed themselves, learned something new and 6 of the women have already signed up for the workshop I'm having in Sunriver on March 15. :) I love teaching, and I especially love teaching people how to bead!

Saturday I did manage to get out for a walk, despite the tightness in my legs. I haven't been particularly happy with them the last couple weeks. They're still REALLY tight, and still hurt when I walk or now that I'm trying to start running. But despite that we walked the River Trail from up on Aubrey Butte back towards town. It was just gorgeous! It was quite warm and the sun was out. Now many clouds in the sky...just perfect.
This week seems to be my doctor or physical body work week! I'm seeing my massage therapist today for what I am sure will be a very painful leg massage, tomorrow I see a specialist at the Center for my hand/wrist/arm, then go from there to my acupuncturist who is working on both legs and arm...more legs the last week. Then Wednesday I see a different massage therapist to do some more specific work on my arm.

My New Year's resolution is to NOT have surgery this year...and I plan on keeping that resolution! :)

My parents are coming to visit on Thursday and they're staying until Monday. That's a long time for them. Now that my dad retired they can come for longer. We're planning on skiing Friday, then snowshoe Saturday and just hang our Sunday. They'll drive home Monday. AND I'll get daily...or twice daily leg passages. Ahhhh. :)

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Goose came back, the very next day...

You know that song The Cat Came Back the Very Next Day? Here's a link to a video done for it. I loved it as a kid.

Anyway, that ceramic goose I got in the New Year's White Elephant? I took it with my to the BBC ExCom holiday party and gave it away for that. After all the opening and stealing...I wound up getting it back! Well, there was NO way I was going to take it home with me. So I hid it in Cate and Josh's . That's where we had the party. Hee hee hee. She eventually found it and laughed her ass off.

Well, this morning a friend came to pick something up, I was standing on the doorstep talking to her and what do I see? What the hell is that????I look closer....
IT'S THE FREAKING CERAMIC GOOSE!!! Or duck. Whatever it is. Evidently Cate had come over when I was not here and hid it in the snowbank. It's been there for about 4 days. The snow finally melted enough that I saw it. Funny, funny, funny. :)

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Puppy Bowl IV!

I LOVE THE PUPPY BOWL! :) I'm not really a football fan, so instead I'm watching Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl IV. It's not a Canadian thing that I don't enjoy football...there are many Canadians that are American football crazy. It's just me. I didn't grow up watching football...and it holds no interest for me whatsoever. Football, baseball, basketball...whatever. I'd rather watch Puppy Bowl! :)

I think these two were my favourites. The first one is a Corgi mix named Bria and the other is an unknown mixed breed named Scuba. Look at those ears! Hee hee hee.
I'm not sure I can say that...they're all so cute!!!! The great thing about Puppy Bowl...other than it's histerical to watch, is that all of the dogs (and the kittens in the halftime show) are from shelters, and there is info on the Animal Planet website about adopting these and other dogs. If you didn't get a chance to see it since you were busy watching the super Bowl, check oput the videos on the Animal Planet page.

Today I also made cream of mushroom soup (yummy) and this great Mousaka! I haven't had Mousaka in a very long time. It toos a while, since you need to roast the eggplant, then make the meat mixture, then the sauce, put it all together and bake...but it was worth it. I made two, so one's going in the freezer for another day.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Snow, upon snow, upon snow!

Yesterday the Sunriver library didn't open. It was snowing like crazy here. The schools were closed, which is always an indicator to us that we should not be open either. So it snowed ALL day in Sunriver. And this is what it looked like this morning.
There was an ever so small break in the snow, and now it's back to heavy snow. I mean HEAVY! In this picture you can see that the snow and roof meet! Because it's so pitched, it slides off as soon as it's too heavy. Which is great because it doesn't overburden the roof. But bad because you get this wall of snow!
In fact, this is the view from our staff workroom, out to the entryway and parking lot. Can you see the liiiiiitle sliver of daylight up there on the top right? :)

Even in the spots that are not where snow is falling off the the snow is a good 3 feet deep. It's supposed to continue like this for another 3-4 days.