Saturday, August 31, 2013


A beam of sunshine in a beam of sunshine.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Carrying the banner

Well, pointing to it, anyway. It's too big to carry.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

An unbloggable week

Nothing even remotely bloggable happened this entire week. Ah, Lake Wenatchee, you have spoiled me for ordinary life.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

A day at Lake Wenatchee

I can't believe our weekend at the cabin is already almost over. It's like another world here, with high-piled French toast in the morning...

...and gorgeous walks.

There are enormous puppies...

And in the afternoon there are jaunts to the trading post for ice cream and photos:

And in the evening Jane Austen movies, apple pie, and crafting.

We make animals with a technique called "felting."

It really is the place to be.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

At the cabin

It is absurdly peaceful here with the sound of water lapping on the lake shore and birds twittering.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Staff picnic day

Dear patron saint of fun parties, ora pro nobis.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

High tea

Today was Elizabeth's last day at the Cathedral. We observed this mournful occasion with a high tea and croquet match.

We were all pretty impressed with our handiwork.

Karen brought her gown from Durham, where it was worn for dinner twice weekly and also for croquet. It added a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to the game.

The gnome at the last wicket was a nice addition to the usual rules, we thought.

The game was accompanied by classical music.

We discovered a new way to drink dry sodas.

Hairy loved seeing his old friends again.

Why is summer over already?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A profitable evening

We went to see Zizi and get a demonstration of her walking skills! And M created a frame wall in the hallway with all kinds of (to us) interesting memorabilia.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ghostbusters in the Park

We took a walk to Jefferson Park where they show old movies over the summer. We would have stayed longer but the ground was so hard and cold.

At the Frye Art Museum

I am not always a fan of the exhibits at the Frye, but I must say I found this historic can of lard made by Charles Frye & Co. to be quite interesting.

Caught in the act

There was a loud crash early this morning. Kitties, don't you know you are supposed to flee the scene of the crime?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Other duties as assigned

Riding in the back of the van with Mary and Jesus, who have been out for restoration. I really do have the best job in the world.

Choir Camp arts and crafts

This year's art project: the kids became the disciples at the Last Supper. They loved the watercolor pencils. (Thanks, Karen!)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A crafty evening

Mom came for dinner, after which we experimented with watercolor pencils in preparation for the annual Choir Camp art project tomorrow. Hopefully it will turn out looking like something.

Choir Camp week

This week is Choir Camp, which means that there's music wafting in the windows, alternating with the noise of a hundred playgrounds. This afternoon the kids worked in the Cathedral Kitchen, preparing sack lunches and setting the tables for dinner.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

In the land of misfit toys

We stopped by Value Village looking for outdoor games for the staff picnic. We didn't find anything we wanted.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

A British evening

Harry Potter, Part VI, tea, and Jammie Dodgers add up to a delicious and English evening.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

HNA's poster girl

Even though she's on the cover of a magazine, she is working on stuffing envelopes. Setting a good example for other famous people.

Monday, August 5, 2013

The latest fashions

Today a donation came in that we hadn't seen before.

Sun and sunflowers

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Our nice little niece

J, D, and Z came for dinner. We think Zizi reads music with her toes. She's very advanced.

Double portrait

The kitties were sitting still for five seconds!