Monday, September 28, 2009
After a couple beers and some calamari, we headed down to our usual town for coastal sleeping, Yachats. We scored a pretty good room and spent some time on the ocean and then went into town for a dinner from the appetizer menu and the wine bar and then a nightcap at the Adobe before heading back to fall asleep to the sound of waves on the shore. Morning brought a oceanside jog and one of JJ's goals, a dip in the ocean (for him, not me, are you kidding?) Then it was time to pack up, head back north to Depoe Bay for a quick breakfast of clam chowder and a Whale Watching trip!! Hooray!
We saw some whale action, but seriously, the boat ride is enough to be worth the trip. I can't wait to do it again. Weary from our time at sea, it was back to Newport and to Rogue, where we ended up meeting some awesome new friends, as we tend to do. A little more of Yachats night life, a little more time on the beach and back home on Sunday, rested, happy and optimistic about this next stretch of life.
Here's JJ taunting the sea....
Is that all you've got?
Thursday, September 24, 2009
If you must have a set, I'm heading to Last Thursday today to sell them!! Also, I have a plethora of Halloween and Christmas pasties. If you can't make it to Last Thursday, check out the Etsy page or email me!
and Kim, here you go, 80's wife, circa 1988.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
This happened as I was heading to Grand Forks to judge the dance competition last week: I spent the morning on my Treo: work, work, work… I stopped for a minute and went to use my stylus. Hmmm, can't find it. looked through all my bags and coat pockets. No luck...
Oh well, on to the plane to
Off the plane and across the terminal and to the bar… work some more. Where the hell did that stylus go?!?
Then grab a cup of hot chocolate and head to where I board the plane to
Go to bathroom and happen to look in the mirror: ..Nice. I spent 10 hours with a stylus horn yesterday. Worst unicorn ever. Feel free to make fun of me..
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Not just a job-to-get-by job, but a real one that he's REALLY looking forward to. He is going back to a company that he worked at for four years. He is going back in a completely different capacity but is going to be surrounded by people he likes, working for a company that he believes in, and doing a job that will challenge him and make him learn. It also happens to be downtown, conveniently located across the bridge from Vega.
also, they have kick ass holiday parties.
It was at this time last year (this very weekend, actually) that the first signs showed up that something was wrong with him. Cancer wasn't even on our radar screen yet, but it was the beginning of what it turned out to be. For the last year, we have had more than our share of well, I don't know if I'd say bad luck, but certainly a lack of good luck. It has been a hard year. A really hard year, in a lot of ways. and now, its over. We've worked through a lot of stuff together (and separately) and we are grateful for our friends who have been there for us too. Not that we won't still be susceptible to the occasional bad days that come with simply existing, but I feel like the really hard part is over, and we made it. and we're still holding hands. I am going to stick the SS/JJ flag of victory in the ground right now, look back at last year, flip it the bird and then look forward to what lies ahead. The possibilities are endless.
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I totally want to be Eve for Halloween, but am just a little afraid of the weather. Halloween is not always very warm and the party I think we'll be at is outside (and zombie inspired, so I guess I would have to go as Zombie Eve, no big whoop.. she's dead anyway so if she was at a party, she'd probably be a zombie...) anyway, the weather is a big concern, but not the biggest... It's convincing John to go as Adam.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
PS: Wings are kind of complicated. I wonder how the birds do it?
Monday, September 7, 2009
and I know the ocean is nice, but I spent the weekend with no desire to be anywhere but here...
PS: yes Kim, those are your shorts. I haven't taken them off since you left.