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Monday, August 28, 2006

Our State Fair is also a great state fair!

We went to the Evergreen State Fair today. This was the first time in about ten years that I had been to a state fair.

(The last time being freshman year of college at the Texas State Fair in 100 degree heat!)

It was a cheap way to get a days worth of excitement. We had a blast too! Posted by Picasa

This was the main reason I wanted to go to the fair...To see all the animals! I can't tell you how happy it made me to walk through the barns, smelling that special smell, and see all the beautiful animals. The babies were the best though and I wanted one of each. Scott said no. I dream of the day I have a farm (yeah, right) where I might have a chicken or two and some baby piglets running about. Posted by Picasa

We were there for all of five minutes when Scott started having heart failure..."They have Elephant Ears!" he exclaimed over and over. So we had an elephant ear. Which made Scott very happy. (It was my first one ever and although good I don't see what all the fuss was about.) Posted by Picasa

Here it is...
The food montage!

(I think this was the main reason Scott wanted to go to the fair.)

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There was so much to see...
We walked around for hours looking at displays, canned goods, quilts, plants, rides, poodle puppets, stupid people.
It was great! Posted by Picasa

We even saw Elvis!!! Posted by Picasa

What a great day! Posted by Picasa

Don't forget to check out The Pookie Moose's blog. He'll be telling his own story about his trip to the fair! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Recently I was asked to come up with a list of 100 things that make me happy.

So, in no particular order, here are the first 100 things that popped into my head.

1. My boyfriend washing dishes
2. Seeing my daughter smile
3. Making my Mom laugh
4. The sound of the wind through the trees when we hike
5. Silver jewlery Posted by Picasa

6. Leaving a book for a stranger to find
7. Donating to charity
8. Pie
9. The way cats close their eyes and purr when you pet them
10. Tide pools
11. The scents vanilla, ginger, lemongrass and rosemary
12. Emeralds
13. Driving fast on the highway (and not getting caught)
14. Capturing a beautiful moment with my camera
15. Drinking with friends
16. Snowflakes Posted by Picasa

17. The night sky on a clear crisp fall evening
18. Unexpected gifts at random times of the year
19. Saying something brilliant during an argument
20. Finding a great pair of shoes on the clearance rack
21. Stars
22. Spotting a dollar bill on the ground
23. Singing really loud in the shower
24. Looking for seashells (and finding one)
25. Thrift shops Posted by Picasa

26. Campfires and sleeping in tents
27. Being able to buy something that I have wanted for a long time
28. Movies that make me cry
29. Chai tea
30. Grocery shopping
31. Ladybugs
32. Random compliments from strangers
33. Being told a secret
34. Laughing so hard that my stomach hurts
35. Birds Posted by Picasa

36. Believing in magic
37. My boyfriend calling me funny nicknames like Pookles
38. Inside jokes
39. Sharpie markers
40. Writing something that inspires others
41. Laptop computers
42. Completing a goal
43. Staying up late to watch TV with the lights off
44. The colors purple and green Posted by Picasa

45. Picaso’s paintings
46. Reading a good book in a noisey coffee shop
47. Winning a prize
48. Finding a feather on the ground
49. Blue jeans
50. Postcards in my mailbox
51. Waterfalls
52. Cold coffee
53. Looking at my old photographs
54. Health insurance
55. Velvet and silk
56. My stuffed toy Moose
57. Farmer’s market
58. Getting the hiccups at work
59. Painting my toes
60. Telling one of my “famous” stories
61. Roadtrips
62. Knowing the right answer to a really hard question
63. Eating breakfast in the middle of the afternoon
64. Baby animals Posted by Picasa

65. White wine
66. Sailboats on the Sound at sunset
67. Coi ponds
68. Bridges
69. Snow capped mountains
70. Eating out
71. Dressing up for Halloween
72. Fields of sunflowers
73. Magnets from the places I’ve visited
74. Fancy bath soap
75. Quilts
76. Christmas lights
77. Funny bumper stickers
78. Wearing a sweater on a really cold day
79. Sitting sideways in a comfy armchair Posted by Picasa

80. Broadway showtunes
81. Singing at karaoke
82. Men in suits
83. Books that make me laugh out loud
84. Cooking good food and watching my boyfriend devour it
85. Getting my hair done at a salon
86. Gardens full of vegetables
87. Antiques
88. 1/2 off the lowest price
89. Brightly colored tattoos
90. Four leaf clovers
91. Black and white photography
92. Jazz music floating in the summer air
93. Pumpkin patches
94. People who speak French
95. Pine tree covered hillsides
96. Holding hands
97. Being on stage in front of hundreds of people
98. Walking barefoot in a river
99. Thanksgiving dinner
100. Making lists! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Still alive...

All is quiet here. Nothing to report. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Just another lazy Sunday...

This morning we went to a local trail so that Scott could do his 8 mile run for the week. His marathon training is in full swing now.

I walked 2 miles and waited around for him while watching passing bikers and people walking their furry babies.

On our way home we swung by a nice ladies house who had seen my ad on the internet asking for book dontaions. She gave me two big boxes and then some! More books for BookCrossing! Posted by Picasa

We had our second Grey School meeting tonight.

It went very well. We got a lot done and had plenty of time to socialize. Posted by Picasa

Afterwards, Scott and I went to a fun little 50's style malt shop called Johnny Rocket's.

Much food and fun was had while we sat at the counter and swiveled in our red plastic chairs.

What a great day! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, August 10, 2006

"Every human being on the face of the earth has a steel plate in his head, but if you lie down now and then and get still as you can, it will slide open like elevator doors, letting in all the secret thoughts that have been standing around so patiently, pushing the button for a ride to the top. The real troubles in life happen when those hidden doors stay closed for too long."-Sue Monk Kidd "The Secret Life of Bees" Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Pirate Attack!

There be pirates in Everett harbor!

Scott wrote an article about them yesterday so we went down today to check out the special ship that sailed in with them... Posted by Picasa

There she is...

The Interceptor from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies!

She was pretty small but still impressive. Posted by Picasa

Ahoy there matey.

Where arrgh ye headed? Posted by Picasa

We shore did have a lot arrgh fun!

Har, har, har! Posted by Picasa