Saturday, June 27, 2015

All About KB

I jammed my pinky on a mug that I was putting away. Like I dropped it, and caught it on my pinky and it twisted my pinky. Doesn't feel broken, just very badly bruised. I also noticed a weird bump on the back of my left heel, which is the same foot that has been hurting to walk on intermittently. Googling "bump on heel" has incentive me to actually book and appointment with a doctor and get myself looked at. Anyway, on with the show:


Karen's day! Her 29th birthday! Got up nice and moderately early and did my makeup and all that. Hauled out a pile of presents (I went a bit overboard but I kept finding/thinking of good things for her!) and headed out for Bremerton. She liked the Bleeding Heart plant card I made for her (in a different style from my other others, I drew with ink and washed the card when the ink was still drying, so it had an outline of the details). And she liked the scarves and the vase and earrings (which were a gift to me, Laura didn't charge but I would have paid but shhh don't tell Karen) (and it's good she liked them cuz jewelry is hard to pick but they were brass with turquoise colored stones and geometric in style, which I've seen Karen wear). And she liked the freebie mini dishes I got from work which would have been impossible to sell. Six little matching blue and white dishes that were probably lids to something else that has been sold. Perfect for soy sauce/little condiments! Karen's taste in china is blue and white patterning. And the grand finale: she loved the shrinky dink charm bracelet I made her:

Leg milagro, Saint Servatus, and Queen of Wands. Carefully picked. I liked giving gifts, especially when I know they'll be liked. Sometimes I hit a good streak. I'd rather be generous. Anyhoo.

We got sushi! Yum yum. We walked to the shop, as it was a beautiful day for it, and ate plenty. Then back to her place for more chatting. Rob came over around 6, and they left to get dinner with her parents, and as did I. I mean, I left. I didn't join the dinner (though funnily enough they went to Anthony's, where she joined us for my birthday! But Rob was her plus one this time around. I'm fine with that tho, as I wasn't hungry).

Picked up my comics. Yay comics!

Then in Silverdale I swung by Target and got hair dye for when I feel like doing that again, and they had this eyelid primer that is super cheap brand but highly recommended so I got that, and Target...has...IT'S-IT!!! LIKE! The best ice cream sandwich ever!!! I thought it was only in California but no it's in the Silverdale Target! Ahhhh! I got the package and ate one on the way back home and hoped the other two (only sold in boxes of three) survived. They did. I shared one with Celia because It's-It MUST be shared.

Then I retired.


Celia is off to Portland for the weekend and I helped keep Corbie distracted while she left. He's less of a wandering doggie these days, so that's good.

I threw on a floral short dress and some shorts and headed south to Shelton to meet Karen & Rob at the skydiving place to provide ground support for them. Karen is doing a 30 Before 30, and skydiving was #1! Brave lady indeed. The place was nice and open. The staff was friendly and let Anna and I take plenty of pictures (Anna and Richard were friends of Rob). I'd like to go skydiving sometime but it's expensive, alas. I mean not the worst but a bit out of my range right now. Karen was nervous but strong and up she went and I stared at the blue sky and then I saw little dots and then those became parachutes and there they were! How wonderful! All of them, in one intact piece. Hurray! So proud of my super friend.

101 was a gorgeous drive today. Sun was out, it was hot, the water was sparkling. There was one truck that was in a ditch. Gotta respect the speed limits, yo. I watered the garden. The carrots are coming up this time, and the green beans are poppin' through. I stood in the canal, up to my bum, and contemplated the beauty of it all.

Then I set up my computer at Celia's and internetted it up over there and kept the kitties company. Sam let me pet him a whole bunch!

Got some work from home to do tomorrow. Will probably try to get a swim in, or at least a bit of basking.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

not made with real Trillians


Got a good sleep and made myself a cuppa coffee and ate some doughnuts that B & D brought over, yum! They went kayaking and I lounged about on the porch enjoying the perfect good calm weather. When they returned, they brought out cheese and elk meat and ohhh so tasty. They even left me cheese!! It was a nice little mini visit, they didn't stay too long. Still, nice to get out of the city for even a night!

I worked from my front porch for optimal wifi and knocked out a good chunk of stuff. Snacked a bunch. Watered plants. No sign of carrots!!

Got to bed at an almost good hour. I only got a bit bug bitten, that red incased citronella candle is the bomb!


On site day! Only one a week these days, it's winding down. I think I'll look for a new job after 4th of July. Or maybe never and just be a full on mooch.

So, on site! I got through two more boxes of things, organized a third, helped Laura with her jewelry set up for the fair that is coming up (her jewelry sure looks nice!), Had left over Brynne pasta for lunch.

My boss last time I was on site asked for game ideas for a baby shower, like pinning a cloth diaper on something speed contest, but onto what she pondered! And I threw in "how about a water balloon?" and long story short: the game was a hit! When I suggested it, she asked if I had read the game somewhere. Nope, I'm just good at thinking stuff. Go me.

I swung by the library and picked up a pile of books! Mostly comics this time. Hurray comics!

I deposited a check. Yay money!

I swung by Central Market and got salmon musubi, a red bean paste mochi, some taffy, some chocolate (I have not eaten these last two yet, they are later time snacks) and a lychee flavor Calpico as an after work snack. Pricey but delicious. Damn I wish I hadn't gone into Central Market the other day, as now I am reminded of all the good stuff it contains within.

Yum yum.

The Mattars found some chocolate called "Trillian Bar" at a Buffalo candy shop and mailed me (to Celia's address) three bars of it!! How nice of them! I haven't had any yet, but will soon. I've been in mourning because of all those dang "Share a Coke With..." Coke bottles that have names on them that are not MY NAME! And now I have three chocolate bars with my name on them.

I wrapped up the presents for Karen's birthday and made her a card. We are hanging tomorrow and probably Friday as well. Watched TV, ate food after 10. Tsk tsk. Now to sleep and get up and celebrate my friend's birthday!

Monday, June 22, 2015

both fridges set on chill


Chilled at home. Washed some things. I made a bunch of shrinky dink things and that was fun. Listened to a bunch of podcasts. Watched my telly in the evening. True Detective and whatnot. I got to bed at a decent hour to get up earlyish to prep the house.


Got up and got to some cleaning! Well had some noodles for breakfast, and tea. And I cut my special potato that I picked from the garden yesterday into little pieces to make fries, and I cooked it into fries and it was a delicious little serving of fries. Could have used more garlic.

All that work to grow a potato and cut it and cook it properly. Only a buck for the same and a minute of time at McDonalds.

I cleared out some cobwebs and put away things and generally made it all nice. Brynne & Dan arrived at 2 and brought in food stuffs. I helped (not really) bring down their kayaks and they went out for a paddle. I worked on work stuff. When they got back, they relaxed on the porch and I kept working. The house filled up with good smelling sauce for dinner. Once I got to a good point to pause, I joined them in chat and wine. I shelled shrimp for the salad. Celia joined us for the lovely meal of pasta and hearty sauce, salad, olive loaf, and chatter. Lovely wonderful meal. We hung out at Celia's after, and I watched the last hour and a bit of So You Think You Can Dance back at mine.

Nice little day.

I really need to start exercising.

Sunday, June 21, 2015



Slept in, renegotiated sailing plans, made some coffee and grabbed some snacks and headed out to Bremerton to meet Ma & Pa to go sailing for the day. The weather was nice for it. Blue skies and fluffy clouds. We went against the current, so it was slow going. I hollered "prepare to come about" a few times. Took many hours to get up to Brownsville and Brownsville Marina. That is where Ma and Pa and the Audobon Society put up purple marlins nests. The birds have certainly moved in! We got lunchish at the cafe by the dock. I had the french dip, Mom had a salad, Dad had the reuben. Two pints at happy hour were ordered, and a glass of red. There was live music (covers mostly, it seemed) and golf on TV. A nice little refuel for our bodies, with ice cream as dessert. I napped on the way back. Got into dock after dark, and I drove home sans helping put everything all away. Nice trip. Next time, let us go WITH the tide.


Hung out a bit with Celia on the beach. I watered the plants. I decided to go see Jurassic World and make a Central Market run after. Bought popcorn for dinner. JW was better than I was expecting, though my expectations were not very high. Chris Pratt is damn fine, and the chases were fun. It just didn't get me as pumped as Mad Max Fury Road, but I doubt anything will for a while yet. It was fun but nothing exceptional or groundbreaking. Eh yeah.

Central Market is so big and overwhelming! I should have bought more eggs. They have their own cartons you place eggs into, which is so smart because you just pick unbroken eggs instead of going through case after case looking for a good one to buy. I got some chocolate but I stowed it away for daytime eating. I'm trying to be better about not eating right before bed time. Such a great store. I love their udon variety! It's a bit more expensive, store wise, but ahhh so good. So much good stuff. Might just drive the extra 15 minutes and go there instead of QFC.

Back at home, I tried cutting my own hair. The layers part of it. Not the bangs. It's looking choppy/shaggy which is KINDA the look I want. I'll see how it looks once I wash it. I wonder if I'll ever get my late 2010/early 2011 hair length back. I just need to leave my hair alone for a year or two and let it grow. But cutting it yourself is so satisfying. Hmmm. Anyway, bed time!