Monday, May 30, 2011

Dinner and a movie in the Rain Forest

Mass Moss

Some camping was had this week, by the Fillos. Dave got to go fishing. I took about a million pictures of moss and ferns and things in the rain forest, where we camped by the Hoh River. We had fun. Then we went to Sekiu, and Dave fished with Micah and Sean. Micah caught halibut, but Dave did not. But fun was still had. The weather was fairly crappy, but surprisingly doable. I made a strawberry summer cake and burned the top of my wrist and played several million games of Mahjong.
 Rialto Beach
 The view of Hoh River from our trailer

Now I've bored you with photos of the Rain forest. But I'm thinking there might be some desert dwelling reader who has never seen or misses the wetness of the forest and mossy padded trees and delightful lichen. How I adore it.
We also drove up to Neah Bay and Dave talked about his favorite chidhood memory ever, which was camping in his parents new 16 foot trailer with the Greens. We think we found the spot. I said, "Why don't you ask your parents?" But I think it is the quest and the memory he likes. The beaches by Neah Bay are incredible. I wish I had taken some pictures. But they are world class. I like thinking about him with his family and me with my family camping up there. Maybe little girl Julie saw little boy Dave all those years ago on some rainy beach and we smiled at each other.
I also heard this song this weekend and it describes exactly how I feel about that man.

Lyrics | Sara Bareilles lyrics - Basket Case lyrics

Monday, May 16, 2011

My Daddy

This was my dad about the time my mom met him. He died when I was 24. I still miss him. He was awesome.

Some Whales

I painted 7 whales the other day, because I promised one to my friend Trixy months ago and while I did one, I might as well do more. I will list them on etsy, for $40 each. If you are interested let me know here and I will ship it for free.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tea Party at Sharon's

My friend Sharon gave a tea party yesterday and invited Verna and I to help with it. We had so much fun over two days, making the food together. She invited 8 ladies we know who have all lost their husbands, including my mom. It was a delightful afternoon.

My adorable mom
My dear friends, Sharon and Verna talk to the ladies:
Verna made these amaretto cream cups and a cheese terrine with nut sauce and her famous shortbreadI made a strawberry and pistachio pavlova (foreground, below)and lemon curd tart. Sharon made the chocolate raspberry cakes, a stacked sandwich loaf, quiche and more things than I can remember.
My mom's place setting
Pre-party champs with my friends:

A video of my mom talking about how she first met my dad.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Some Music Videos I Like

I remember staying up past midnight with my kids to watch videos on friday night on WTBS, this was around 1987, and in the days of Peter Gabriel, his video Sledgehammer which is an awesome example of stop motion animation, which I am fascinated by.

I adore these children in costume, singing with Ryan Gosling:

Also, this is hilarious

Most of the above links I got from this blog,
and her friend is where I found the Key Video