My mom sent us some photos of us way back in the 1900’s this week. And both photos include excellent head coverings. Clearly, the man in the middle wins this competition. That’s a lot of buttons and shiny pins on his hat and jacket. I don’t remember having this photo taken, but I know we were in Zimbabwe in the 80’s. We were super lucky that we were able to travel there when we were kids. And very, very lucky we got to visit Zimbabwe at that time. It was just after the civil war and the country was experiencing a bit of (relative) peace.
And I LOVED this hat with the neck covering down the back. I really thought it looked cool. I wore it a lot around this time. I definitely remember my neck flap hat.
And here are more head coverings:
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Things I missed today:
1) The fuzzy pea pod (shown above). I was only looking at the flowers (I think they are Columbines) and didn’t even notice that hairy pod.
2) A huge hail storm. Apparently it happened at some point today, but I was either asleep on the train or at work when it happened. I heard the streets were covered in ice in some places! Huh? I missed the whole thing. Darn.
3) The Meteor Shower. I’m just letting you know in advance. It’s best viewed before dawn. I will be sleeping in the bed with Mike and the kitties. I’ll look forward to the photos tomorrow. I’m sure someone will be up taking photos of all those falling stars.
I just have to say, I had an excellent night tonight. I met up with a few buddies for a nice get-together AND I met up with the Pork Man again. Needless to say we had breakfast sausage for dinner with scrambled eggs. The Berkshire Bacon will be saved for another day. And the Bacon Man also gave me a ride home! YES!
I just hope he found his way home.
Buddies, bacon (and sausage) and a ride home? What more does a person need?
Breakfast sausage for dinner!
Last Saturday we found some sculptures on the North Shore of Asian men, all in red, squatting in a circle. This was one of the men’s faces.
I am at a complete loss for what to write about today. Worky work was worky. I ran a few errands, including send out Mother’s Day presents, but I can’t really say what was in the parcels. You’ll just have to wait until Sunday to find out.
I do have a day off coming up next week. I’m taking Monday off to take photos for my buddy, Fiona’s high school play and I think I’ll be giving the house a deep clean. I’ve neglected a few chores and it’s time to get ALL the laundry done and wash the floors. Hopefully I’ll also be able to sneak in some sewing.
But this week? I’m getting more pork from the Pork Man of Savory Farm tomorrow, but Wednesday and Thursday I’ll be home and that’s when I’ll be getting back to making my diamond hand quilting pieces. I’ve not sewn anything in a week and I have no idea why. Was I super busy last week? I don’t think so. But I’ve run out of diamond pieces and I think I’ll be stitching things up with a ladder stitch, not a whip stitch.
So, today’s been riveting.
I’ll have to make something happen tomorrow to spice things up.
The ladder stitch? Not very exciting at all.
However, it is practical.
You put the lotion in the basket. Not kids.
PUT THE LOTION IN THE BASKET!*
*If you don’t recognize this, please be sure to watch The Silence of the Lambs. And be sure to watch it all alone, in the dark, for maximum effect. I know. That was mean.)
This afternoon I took some photos of another LinkedIn client. I think I’m going to use that word a bit more now. Client. LOLS. So formal! This time the best photos came out based on a collaboration of sorts. I’m not much for posing people – I prefer to let the person pick his/her own pose and then I make tiny adjustments as needed. I really think the person will feel more comfortable that way. When the person made the suggestion to kneel down today, I thought for sure it wouldn’t be comfortable, but we tried that and guess what? Great photos! I was taking a photo above her, on a stool that I brought with me to the park. Whatever works!
Seems it’s time to do a blog post about prepping for a shoot, what to wear and other FAQs.
After the photos were taken, I went across the border for a Trader Joes run AND to pick up a couple of things for the moms for Mother’s Day next week. Yay! Mother’s Day! I also stopped in at Fred Meyer – hence the basket warning in español.
And in other news, how many casseroles can I make?
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