Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend 2009

What a great weekend -- I was somewhat reluctant to get back to work today, perhaps that's because it was so dang early in the morning compared to my sleep-ins all weekend! :-)

On Friday night, Lennie and I had a "date night," where we went to dinner and then saw Angels and Demons on the big screen. It was a great movie; I had read the book a year or so back, so I knew about the plot line, but I had forgotten the finer details, so I was on the edge of my seat for much of the movie.

Saturday brought some much needed sleep, and then we ventured out to find a new computer (which I am using now, yay!). Later in the afternoon/evening we went out to the Northwest Folklife Festival at Seattle Center where we met Lennie's sister. I'm not big on crowds (that's an understatement...), but I had never been to the festival and some of my friends were participating in the events, so we wanted to support them. The crowds weren't too bad, but there was certainly quite a lot of people watching to take in! I did get to visit my friend's booth -- On Focus Photo -- and got to take in some of her great photography while catching up with her. We also ran in to some great friends and saw the booth for Rwanda Basket Company. I love their baskets; definitely give 'em a gander. Our friend plays in a great band, the Panda Conspiracy, and we got to listen to them play on the mural stage. Definitely worth the trip to Seattle Center and the Folk Life Festival.

Sunday brought more sleep (yay!), and then we went and spent some time with my family, hitting the golf links and enjoying dinner. Monday brought more of the same for Lennie, and I took in the sunshine with my mom by the pool. After golf, we hosted some friends for a barbeque at my parent's house -- what a great way to end a long weekend! :-)

How was your Memorial Day weekend? Did you get to relax and take some time to yourself? I hope so!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


For over two weeks now, I've had photos on my camera of the 2009 condo garden. They're still on the camera. I keep thinking "I'll get those posted in a little bit..." and a little bit has turned into quite some time. If the photos weren't trapped on my camera, you'd see the beautiful lavender, pansies, mini-roses, tomatoes, two kinds of basil, lettuce, and fuchsias. I'm quite proud of my handiwork, I must confess. Alas, the photos will be coming soon... I promise!

Lately, I've been pretty tired. Not sure why but I'll be humming along just fine and then out of nowhere I'm exhausted. Completely exhausted. Hopefully I can get to the bottom of the exhaustion problem, but until then please excuse me if I decline plans or simply don't respond to calls or e-mails after 8 p.m. -- I'm probably tired again. :-(

We're experiencing a downpour with thunder and lightning right now, not a regular Spring sight in these parts. I'm hopeful though, that the rains will feed my plants and help my garden grow. I'll keep you posted!