Monthly Archives: March 2004

food and flowers

Before I show numerous pictures of food, here’s a bit of fiber: Action Hero Melissa crocheted this cute pin! I really want to learn how to crochet now (and I confess–I love those little toilet roll covers). So today I … Continue reading

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my father is losing his mind

Well, he’s pretty far gone already, but right now he’s completely freaked out because he thought my mother was going to be gone for another week, but she’s coming home in 2 days. Pump up the meds! Today I met … Continue reading

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yes, I’m supposed to be taking care of my father

Before I came up to Portland, I was telling myself that I would stick around the house more and be a Responsible Adult Daughter. I am, after all, practically middle aged. Though I HAVE been pretty successful with my vow … Continue reading

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and the fun in portland continues!

I have to say that although I am a native Oregonian, I felt like a Californian today. It wasn’t even 70 degrees, but it was sunny and beautiful, and there were so many people in shorts! I even saw some … Continue reading

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wall of chocolate

Today we took an excursion to Edelweiss, a German deli in SE Portland. It’s a small place, but it is crammed full of German foods. Check out this display of chocolate: And this is not even all the chocolate they … Continue reading

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the great yarn excursion

Action Hero Melissa, Mrs. H, and I ventured out this morning to Woodland Woolworks. It is quite a haul to Carlton, where WW is located, but we braved the rain and the two-lane roads and made it. WW is basically … Continue reading

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the great croissant taste-off

Team Croissant Portland geared up today for the Great Croissant Taste-Off, Portland edition. The team consisted of Dr. Croissant, aka Lillie, her mom Wendy, baby Paulina (who slept through the entire proceedings), and me. Here is Dr. Croissant in front … Continue reading

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presto! peppermint candy

As you can see, I sewed in the zipper, and Peppermint Candy, the 2x2x3x1 ribby by Bonne Marie, is complete! The pattern is great, but I did some weird stuff to it, so initially I was not thrilled with it. … Continue reading

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trapped in the loony bin

It’s a little hard organizing my thoughts into any sort of coherent fashion when I’m faced with this: I probably shouldn’t even show that photo, since it shows how crazy this household is. My insane brother watches TV on his … Continue reading

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supereggplant has landed

Made it to Portland! Already things are off to a pretty productive start. This morning I went out for a run on my favorite running path, and at one point I thought, hmm, wouldn’t it be funny if I ran … Continue reading

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