Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Update from theology class

I don't think systematic theology is my calling.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

A doubleheader

Last night Joanna came over with the lovely Rachael and we learned a new game called "Doppelkopf," which evidently means "two heads." It is a ruthless game pitting friend against friend in a race for Aces and tens, of which there are way too many.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

At the 5th Avenue Theater

Last night we went to see "A Chorus Line." It was a bit bleak through most of it, but fortunately at the very end there were lots of sequins and high kicks.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Update from Killarney Way

M is keeping me posted on happenings at the all-day retreat she is attending in preparation for her studies at STM.




Monday, September 22, 2014

More from the drawing app

This is what happens when I play with the Paper 53 drawing app in the sacristy.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

At the Ministries Fair

Today was the day of the Ministries Fair. This year's theme: pope statues.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

A blogworthy moment

Kathy has entered the iPhone age in style--iPhone 6!!!!!

Friday, September 19, 2014

More archival adventures

This week I did some more archive-diving at the Chancery.  They have a small rare book collection which includes Bishop Blanchet's copy of the Pontificale Romanum....

 
...and an amazing devotional book from 1628.
 
 
I also got a tour of the Seattle University Archives, where they have heaps of antique gradebooks as well as a vintage sweater from the days when it was Seattle College....
 
...and still more interesting old prayer books.
 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Golf Tournament: Check.

The view from the silent auction was amazing.

So was the view from the small terrace.

And from the big terrace... With bagpipes at sunset.

The Golf Tournament is OVER!!!!!

At the Golf Tournament

DIES ILLA.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

More amazing art

One of the items that is out of our price range: amazing art by one of the core members.

At the L'Arche auction

They have many cool and unique items in the silent auction. Why don't we have anything like this in our silent auction at the Golf Tournament, I wonder?

Friday, September 12, 2014

An autumnal tea

Today was the long anticipated day when (most of) the Smiths came for tea! We had a lovely time with Karen and the newly-arrived-and-soon-to-depart Christina and the off-to-college-for the-first-time Elizabeth.

There was gnome croquet, which offered some unique photographic opportunities.

The girls channeling "American Gothic":

We couldn't resist recreating "Christina's World." 

We adore these adorable girls. 


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

At the 5 Spot

We are having dinner at the 5 Spot in celebration of the bathtub getting repaired. M ordered a Sasquatch Sour.

An e-portrait

It is something of a miracle. The Home Depot guy is here replacing the defective bathtub liner. I can hardly believe it. The incompetence had reached such a high level after two years of calls and e-mails that for the tub to be fixed in the end seems almost anticlimactic.

While I have been waiting I've downloaded a drawing app on my iPad. As you can see, the kitties are peeved.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

My sad little Z

This just goes to show that Zizi is always cute but not always good.

Zizi was being contrary. All she would eat for dinner was Popsicles, pickles, and chickpeas.


Garden update

The garden is going strong. Here is something or other in the vegetable garden that doesn't look like a vegetable.

Our Mary garden/grape arbor:

Our confirmation rose is doing amazingly well:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

At the Ordination Mass

Archbishop Brunett not only came early, he stayed right to the end, which came about three hours later.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

At mom's house


The dahlia we planted about twenty years ago at mom's house is happier than ever.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wayback Wednesday

M realized that today, September 3, marks exactly 25 years since we started college.

In those long-ago days there was no such thing as texting.  We weren't able to talk on the phone for several days so we had to send letters. "I'm pretty sure your dorm is nicer than mine, even though I haven't the faintest inkling what yours looks like," I wrote to M. 

This is M in her attic room at Washburn House. Note peeling wallpaper and map of England.

Washburn looked a lot better on the outside.

Here's me as a first-year. 

The Mt Holyoke campus was ridiculously scenic. Here's a 25-year-old shot from my scrapbook.

Ah, the memories.  I'm glad it happened... and glad it's over.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

At the Food Forest

Today I walked through the Beacon Food Forest. It's kind of amazing. The cattails were blowing in the wind. There were also a million sunflowers but someone else was taking pictures of them. Probably posting them to Instagram at this very moment.