The good news is, I can still take a fall "staycation" because I have lots of personal time left at work. I need to take almost 40 hours before the end of the year, or I will lose it! So I took Friday and Monday off for a four day weekend.
Another tree that The Shepherd and I are fond of is the giant Sequoia. This one happens to be in Sequoia National Park in California - but at one time, we had a map of all the Sequoia trees in Bellingham and Whatcom County. Surprisingly, there are quite a few, and it is fun to drive around and see how these giant trees have grown over the past 20 years when we first made our list.
|Remember the Alamo - 2006|
In 2006, it was before the housing bubble burst and our local Building Industry Association had lots of money. I was on the Membership committee and that year the National Membership Conference was in San Antonio. Our whole committee went - we had a blast, and actually learned quite a bit - we set records for membership growth in the next few years.
|Mission San Xavier - 2007|
Before The Shepherd's mom passed away in the mid 90's Tucson was where we went on vacation - we hadn't been back for about 10 years so we started out there when we went to the Grand Canyon in 2007 - The Shepherd was able to go to some of his favorite old haunts and see old friends.
|2009 - My new wheel|
I can't believe that I've had my "new" spinning wheel for four years already - lots of time spend happily spinning. Right now I'm working on a very light weight yarn of CVM/Romedale wool - the wool is easy to spin - I'm not a fan of fingering/sport weight yarn - it takes too long to fill up a bobbin, then you have to to it again in order to get your second ply. Give me a good worsted weight any day.
I made applesauce and banana bread yesterday - tomorrow I want to go to Joanne Fabrics to get some yarn to make baby afghans with -
I also need to call my health insurance company and get the bills sorted out from when I was in the hospital. as Winnie the Poo was fond of saying, "Oh Bother"
I will also try to get some outside pictures of the kitties tomorrow - since it is dark when I get home now. Hope you all have a good week.