Tuesday, May 31, 2011

In Redmond

We went to our brother's house in Redmond to help them clean up a bit in preparation for the wedding, which is next Monday. Lulu is really nervous about being the ringbearer.

Monday, May 30, 2011

World's smallest Memorial Day barbecue

The sun came out so we couldn't resist having a mini-barbecue. It could well be the smallest amount of meat ever barbecued on Memorial Day in a non-vegetarian household.

On the trail

I went for a ride on the Chief Sealth Trail. It's nice to have the sign to warn you before you go down. They should have another sign at the bottom to warn you before you try to go up.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

High tea

We had a lovely tea with the Robls. The table looked great even before we added the delicious cucumber sandwiches Carol brought.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Objects in mirror are larger than they appear

Thanks to our generous friends Joanna and Helen, we've inherited two bikes! We've been out on the Chief Sealth Trail every time it hasn't been raining. Which is to say, a few times.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Yet another garden picture

The wisteria really makes it hard to get going in the morning.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Breakfast with a very tall man

Our friend Curtis, SJ is visiting en route to his summer in China. We had breakfast today and had fun listening to his stories of life among the Jesuits.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A day on the farm

We drove to Lawyer Farms near Lacey, where mom wanted to get some new plants for her yard. They sell the plants in the form of bare branches with lots of roots. You have to go by the pictures above the bins to know what you are getting. We got two branches labeled forsythia, one labeled gingko biloba, and two others I can't remember.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

At the extravaganza

"Great Music" had nothing on this celebration of Jim's 30 years.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A game of Quiddler

We played Quiddler after a delicious dinner, courtesy of Joanna. I think I got the most apropos word.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Degenerate (?) Art (?)

When we got back from the Jubilee, a performance art piece was underway in the Courtyard. It's a dancing
/musical/flashmobbish retelling of "The Red Shoes." It was a lot--I mean A LOT--louder than it seems from this photo.

Father Roger redux

Tonight we had the sequel to Father Roger's Jubilee - dinner at the Lynnwood Convention Center. Wasn't he handsome in his ordination photo?

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

In Bothell

We are in Bothell at Father O'Brien's Jubilee Mass. Everyone is here. Well, it seems like it anyway.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tea in the garden

It's so nice out this morning I thought we'd drink our tea in the garden. The temperature leaves something to be desired, but the flowers and birds are quite lovely.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Twins vs Mariners

We are supposed to be supporting the Mariners, but it's hard when they are playing the Twins.

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Yesterday was so lovely I took a picture of our favorite tulips in the yard. Good thing I did because today they are bowed down to the ground in the pouring rain.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Instant classic

We found this book at Barnes and Noble and had to get it. It's about identical twins and it's co-authored by identical twins. As Dr Johnson said, it is not done well, but one is astonished to see it done at all.

At Sugar

I haven't had a Sugar post in a while, so here it is. Not as interesting as the cafe cremes our friends are drinking in Paris this week, but (come to think of it) probably slightly more delicious.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Procession of red globes

You never know what's going to happen on Terry Avenue. Today, two performance artists carrying large red balls on long sticks in preparation for a performance piece connected with the Frye Art Museum.

House and garden

Turns out spring is the nicest season at our house.

Monday, May 9, 2011

At the 5 Spot

That's a "Ruby Slipper" Maria is drinking. Stephen ordered a Hendricks martini, dirty, with olive and onion. I'm still waiting for my diet coke.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Clapham, West

We had dinner at the Columbia City Ale House (thanks for the recommendation, J), which is adorned with a map of the Northern Line.

Beacon Hill Golfer

Today we toured Jefferson Park, which is practically chipping distance from our house. It's got some great views.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Under the lilac

Our lilac is opening. And the wisteria is getting ready to open.

Sunday, May 1, 2011