Tuesday, April 05, 2011
A Little of This
The street view of my house is much happier these days now that the tulips have begun to bloom. I need to come up with a plan for a nicer display later in the season. Perhaps the daylilies will do better this summer.
I received an email from Nordic Needle that the frame I want is backordered. No indication how long it will take until they have more. Ugh. I was hoping to get it and start that new VS retreat project on it. Not much I can do about that other than wait and hope it comes before I leave.
There’s plenty to keep me busy! Kirsten participated in her first track meet last week. Don’t you know she strained her knee in her first race. This is a problem she seems to have periodically – when she forgets to stretch and keep up on her strengthening exercises.
Over the weekend DH and I drove over to the Salem, OR area to attend his cousin’s wedding at St. Innocent Winery. What a lovely place for a wedding! Bobby and Linda (groom and bride) were soooo happy, their kids were happy, their families were happy, it was truly a joyous celebration. DH’s brother, Steve, recently retired and built a new home in Lowell, OR, just east of Eugene and they hosted us overnight. What a treat to wake in the morning to a beautiful view of Dexter Reservoir!
On the way home we had to make a stop at the famous (at least among local beer aficionados) Ninkasi Brewery in Eugene. I had their cream of mushroom soup which was chock full of mushrooms, lovely portobello mushrooms that I even needed a knife to cut into smaller chunks – YUMMO! The beer was pretty good too, although I do prefer wine. It’s just that visiting local microbrews is becoming a favorite pastime of DH and my son. So I deferred to him and we did not get up to Heirloom Roses before they closed for the day. I thought I’d save him some shipping costs, as long as we were in the area.
Oh well, that’s gonna cost him.