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February 1, 2008

National Wear Red Day

Today is the day for women to wear red. Not for a red hat day but to remind women of the dangers of heart disease for women. How many of us know of women in our lives who is affected by heart disease. It is a serious factor in my family; much more than breast cancer.

Heart disease and other circulatory diseases run in my family. My father and grandfather both had it. My grandfather died from it and my father had multiple bypass surgery twice.

But it doesn't just affect the men in my family; it also has affected the women. My mother had a stroke which incapacitated her both mentally and physically for the last 6 years of her life. It was a result of high blood pressure and other factors. My sister has also been treated for heart disease.

I watch my blood pressure. I try to keep my weight down. I need to exercise more.

But we all need to watch for signs and take heart health serious. Let today's red dress be a reminder that heart disease is the number one killer of women and we can do much to prevent it.

February 2, 2008

Starz

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Do you ever see a picture that touches something deep in you? This one does it for me.

I sent the Lolcats website to a fellow cat fan. I was surprised she hadn't seen it before since it has gotten so much publicity this year. I check it from time to time but she is now a daily fan. She found this post and is using it for her desktop. I saw it the other day when I passed her office and just said Wow!

February 3, 2008

Hanbury Garden

Hanbury Gardens - Italy


Here is a reflective shot of the house at Hanbury Gardens in Italy.

February 4, 2008

Another great Slow Bowl Party

Vineyard

Wow! What a great weekend. I just got back from a wonderful time in Paso Robles. You know how sometimes when you repeat a party or revisit a city, that it doesn't live up to the original time or memories. The 2nd Slow Bowl was just as much fun as the first one.

I enjoyed the wineries that we visited this weekend better than last time. We made a repeat visit to Castoro. They have great wines at a reasonable price. We also had a great picnic spread.

The next winery was Tablas Creek. I really wanted to visit this winery because I love Rhone wines and wines made by the Perrin Family. The wines were very good but they definitely need a bit of aging.

Yesterday we visited Justin which is gorgeous. Their wines are more in the Bordeaux style. I had tried several of these last year but I really like them this year. I didn't bring any back but I'm going to try to pick up a few more here. I really loved the Sauvignon Blanc. I didn't think Sauvignon Blanc was a good varietal for the area. I think of it as more of a cooler grape but they do an excellent job.

Justin also has a great restaurant and a lovely B&B. It would make a great retreat.

February 5, 2008

Favorite Super Bowl Commercials

I really enjoyed watching the Super Bowl this year. I have not been a fan of football and rarely do I watch the Super Bowl. I have some fond memories of watching it back in the '60s and '70s. My mother worked for a restaurant and the owners were strong Stanford alumni. I followed Jim Plunkett's career for many years.

But over the years, I've grown less and less interested. Even when the local Seattle Seahawk team was in the Super Bown. But I have become more interested in it recently to watch the commercials.

This year it was definitely a great game. It really helped to watch it with two NY Giant fans at the GTG in Paso Robles. I didn't really have a favorite team but I'm glad the Giants won.

I also enjoyed watching the commercials. There were more than a few losers in this bunch but several that I'm looking forward to seeing again. So here is my top 5

Naomi Campbell and the dancing Sobe lizards
The screaming animals for Bridgestone tires
Training the Clydesdale horse for Bud light
Ugly girl with unibrow for Planter's

And my favorite the Fed Ex Carrier Pigeons

February 6, 2008

Hanbury Garden 2

I thought I would talk a bit more about Hanbury Garden or Giardini Botanici Hanbury as it is known in Italian. This lovely garden is located just over the Italian border from Menton. You can walk along the Ligurian trail to it if you had enough energy. But we choose to drive when we visited it in October.

It is located outside of Ventimiglia in a hamlet called La Mortola. It was originally created by Sir Thomas Hanbury in 1867. Today the 18 hectares are maintained by the University of Genoa.

He encouraged plant hunters to send him exotic specimens that they collected. The warm microclimate in this section of the Riviera allowed the plants to naturalize and grow. There are extensive collections of succulents, cycads, and other semi-tropical plants mixed with bubbling fountains, terraces and winding stairs giving way to sea vistas. Also on the property is a lovely villa which unfortunately is not open to the public. But you can stroll along the logia and dream of what it might have been to live in this garden.

Giardini Botanici Hanbury from Wikipedia


Villa at Hanbury Garden Italy

Loggia at Hanbury

February 7, 2008

Page 123 Meme

The Slow Travel blog-for-a-month group is doing well. Tuesdays and Thursdays can be hard for me because I'm taking French after work. By time I get home, my brain is pretty empty of ideas. Tonight is one of those nights so I'm going to take advantage of the Bookish Meme was posted on softdrinks wonderful blog. It is perfect for a busy weekday.

I see that Anne and Girasoli have also posted on the meme. I'm not going to tag anyone.

Okay... Here are the rules for the Page 123 meme:

1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people.

I'm going to use the current book that I am reading; The View From Castle Rock by Alice Munro.

Susan had decreed, when they all lived together, that Maggie should take care of Sandy's clothing, Lizzie of Forrest's, Annie of Simon's, she herself of John's. This meant ironing and mending and darning socks, and knitting scarves and vests and making new shirts as might be needed. Lissie was not supposed to continue looking after Forrest --- or to have anything at all to do with him -- after he moved out.

Alas, it is a rather uninsightful quote. I'm not yet to page 123. I like to read her stories slowly and savor each word.

Alice Munro is mainly a short story writer but lately the collections have been linked together. This book is a fictionalized collection of stories about her family. It reads partly as a memoir and partly as a novel. I highly recommend all her collections. Here are a couple of other ones:

Love of a Good Woman
The Progress of Love
Runaway


February 8, 2008

Menton

Menton

I just finished my review for our apartment in Menton. I had several questions on Slow Talk about the apartment and how I liked it. We loved it. We also loved Menton. It has a very unique micro-climate that is almost semi-tropical. We were attracted to the gardens in the area. Many are from the early 1900's and in semi-states of repair. They are very moody and different from the neat and tidy gardens of the UK. The Fête du Citron is coming up soon. I think it would be very cool to be able to be in Menton during the festival.

There is also a wonderful daily photo blog of Menton. Jilly does a great job capturing the wonder of the city. Currently she is doing a series of photos on Roquebrune a small village near Menton.

Previously she did a series of shots of Rue Longue - the street in the vielle ville where our apartment was located. The series brought back a lot of memories of our week in Menton.

February 9, 2008

Vacation Pictures

I finally got a chance today to work on my website and post some more pictures from France. it has been almost 4 months but it seems like ages. It took me a while to get this set done but the shots of the alleys and building of Villefranche sur Mer brought back a lot of memories.

Here's my latest set - Villefranche Sur Mer

February 10, 2008

Early Spring Garden Photo Walk

WestSussexBird posted on Slowtalk that spring was in the air in the UK. It has been colder than normal this year in Seattle and we are still deep in the winter. Occasionally by February, you might see a few signs of spring but not this year. Everything is still asleep.

The days are getting longer which has helped. It is nice to have it still light around 5:30pm. G is convinced that we have seen our last long period of freezing. I'm not so certain. I remember periods of snow in February. But yesterday it got above 50 degrees, the first time in a month or more.

I did a walk though the garden to see if anything was in bloom yet. Not much. The hellebores are budded but none are in bloom. A few of the bulbs are in bloom, cyclamens, a few crocuses and the earliest of our bulbs, the snowdrops.

The birds are also very active. The pine siskins and sparrows are jocking for a perch at the feeder. They love the black oil sunflower seeds. The suet feeders are popular with the juncos, woodpeckers and bushtits. We also still have a couple of Anna's hummingbirds at our feeders. We love having the bird activity in the yard when the plants are asleep.

Here's a walk through the garden.

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen Coum

Cyclamen coum

Cyclamen Coum - a white variant

Galanthus nivalis

Snowdrops

Crocus "Gypsy Queen"

Crocus

Euphorbia martinii

Raindrops on Euphorbia martinii

Junco

Junco at the suet feeder

February 11, 2008

Squash soup with fried sage leaves

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I was cleaning out the cupboard yesterday and came across a couple of winter squashes that I had left over from other dishes. One was a butternut and the other a carnival. What to do? Soup!

I looked through my cook books and came across an interesting recipe from Deborah Madison's "Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone" that used winter squash and sage. I had some fresh sage and thyme. Perfect.

I wasn't certain how much squash I had. The recipe calls for 2½ to 3 pounds of squash. I think I had about 2 pound which ended up being enough. It also calls for 2 onions which seemed a lot to me so I cut that to 1 onion. Otherwise, I followed the recipe. It was easy and extremely good.

Winter Squash Soup with Fried Sage Leaves

2½ to 3 pounds Winter Squash
¼ cup olive oil
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
12 whole sage leaves, plus 2 tbs chopped
2 onions, finely chopped (I used only 1 onion chopped)
Leaves chopped from 4 thyme springs
¼ cup chopped parsley
Salt and pepper
8 cups water
½ cup fontina shredded. (alternatively you can use pecorino or ricotta salata diced)

Preheat oven to 375°F. Halve the squash and scoop out the seeds. Brush the surfaces with oil, stuff the cavities with the garlic and place them cut sides down on a baking sheet. Bake until tender, about 30 minutes.

In a small skillet, heat ¼ oil until nearly smoking, then drop the whole sage leaves and fry until speckled and dark, about 1 minute. Set the leaves aside on a paper town and transfer the oil to a soup pot. Add the onions, chopped sage, thyme, and parsley and cook over medium heat until the onions have begun to brown around the edges, 12 to 15 minutes. Scoop the baked squash flesh into the pot along with any juices. Peel the garlic and add it to the pot along with 1½ tsp salt and the water. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, partially covered, for 25 minutes. If the soup becomes too thick, add more water to thin it out. Taste for salt.

Puree the soup until smooth. Ladle into bowls and distribute the cheese over the top. Garnish with the fried sage leaves and pepper. Enjoy!

Serves 4 to 6

February 12, 2008

Moody gray

Grey February Seattle Day

View from my office - Gray February Seattle Day

I think I have S.A.D this year. You would think after 30 plus years in Seattle that I would have adjusted to the gray. But noooo! I've been very moody and emotional this week. Everything is annoying me at work and I'm so exhausted. Classic symptoms. Last week was great but I must have been on a sunshine high from Paso Robles.

Today it is dark, drizzly and gray. I'm sitting here watching the clouds roll by my office window and they feel low and oppressive. Sun - come back soon!

February Sunshine on Seattle Skyline

February Sunshine on Seattle Skyline

February 13, 2008

Santa Barbara

We take a trip each spring to view wildflowers and gardens. Our favorite place is Tucson. We love to spend a few days in the desert searching for wildflowers and hiking. In 2005, we spent time camping in Death Valley and also made a quick trip to Tucson. In 2006, we visited Anza Borrego .

We have been watching the rainfall this fall and winter. The drought has continued across the Southwest and Mojave. But Southern California has had a lot of rain. We decided to extend our Riviera experience and visit the 'California Riviera' - Santa Barbara.

It looks to be a good wildflower year - if it doesn't get hot in March. April will be the best time for us and hopefully we will catch some flowers.

Besides wildflowers, the main place we want to visit is Lotusland. We met a couple from SoCa on the trail in Tucson that raved about it. KHB just blogged about it .

I gave them a call today and made reservations for a tour. Now that we have the reservations I can start to make the rest of plans. I looked and found this lovely cottage in Santa Barbara - Sycamore Cottage. I talked to the owner this evening and they have an opening. It sounds like the perfect getaway for a long weekend.

We are planning on flying into Burbank and stopping at the Getty Museum on the way and maybe driving up through Antelope Valley. We also want to do a hike in the mountains around SB. Figueroa Mountain looks to be a good place to hunt for flowers.

February 14, 2008

Happy St Valentine's Day

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Here are some roses for my Slow Travel Friends.


G and I do not celebrate St. Valentine's Day. He feels it is a 'Hallmark' holiday. I do agree it has become so commercial. But I do like to take a day to celebrate love. Did you know that there is a Kissing Festival in France? La Fête du Baiser is held this coming Saturday in the French town of Roquemaure. Here is a great article on the festival and the history of St Valentine's Day from a 2005 Sydney Morning Herald.

The France website also has a nice page on St Valentine if you read French. And here is a bit about the history of the holiday. The roots of the celebration are from the Roman holiday, Lupercalia.

February 15, 2008

French Music

Street Musicians in Menton
Street Musicians in Menton

Chris from Slow Travel is counting the days before she leaves for France. She is spending three weeks in Paris. I am green with envy - Spring in Paris. She has been getting great ideas on what to do for three weeks in Paris. I'm going to have to add this to the list of my dream trips.

She has been working on a soundtrack for her trip. I might be able to help her a bit with the my playlist for France. (All the songs are available on I-Tunes)

Le Festin - Camille (from Ratatouille)
Le chant des coquelicots - Amélie-les-crayons
Les yeux ouverts - Enzo Enzo
Que n'ai je - Keren Ann
Desert - Émilie Simon (Thievery Corporation Remix)
1, 2, 3 - Camille
Quelqu'un m'a dit - Carla Bruni (Mrs Sarkozy!)
Jardin d'hiver - Keren Ann
J'ai deux amours - Madeleine Peyroux
Le vie en rose - Edith Piaf
Ne me quitte pas - Belinda Carlisle
Grand hotel - Francoise Hardy
Au port - Camille
Jazz music - De-Phazz
Attraction - Paris Combo
Santa Maria (Del Buen Ayre) - Gotan Project
Je l'aime Je l'aime - Vaya Con Dios
Sympathique - Pink Martini
Samba de mon coeur qui bat - Coralie Clement
I melt with you - Nouvelle Vague
1234 - Feist
Dance me to the end of love - Madeleine Peyroux
Fleur de saison - Émilie Simon


February 16, 2008

Edmonds Waterfront Photo Walk

The color of the sky as far as I can see is coal grey.
Lift my head from the pillow and then fall again.
With a shiver in my bones just thinking about the weather.

Weather - 10,000 Maniacs

Another unpredictable weekend. The forecast was for sun but it has played hide and seek today. I did get a chance to drag myself away from the computer and I went for a walk along the Edmonds waterfront. The temps were around 50 degrees so I rolled up my sleeves and hoped to get some vitamin D. It was busy along the waterfront. Walkers and brave souls taking their boats out were out along the waterfront.

Come along with me on a walk along the waterfront.

February 17, 2008

Tour de Coal Creek

Finally a sunny day! We needed to get outside like everyone else. There has been a tremendous amount of snow here in the Northwest. Here are some pictures on Stevens Pass from the WA department of transportation. I'm so amazed to hear of over 100 inches of snow on Snoqualmie and Stevens. I mean, those are totals normal for Mt. Rainier.

So we hit the trail today. We decided to do Cougar which actually is a part of a Bellevue suburb. It is a King County Park and you can feel like you are miles away. That is except for the rifle sounds from a near by gun park. But it was still nice to get out and enjoy the sun. We even got up close and personal with a pair of deer.

Here are the photos:

Cougar Mountain - Issaquah

Trailside on the Coal Creek Falls Trail

Bridge at Coal Creek Falls - Cougar Mountain - Issaquah

Bridge at Coal Creek Falls

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February 18, 2008

Rigatoni with Cauliflower in Spicy Pink Sauce

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I needed some comfort food tonight. I love baked pasta dishes. I found this recipe a while ago in Fine Cooking. I really like the flavor of cauliflower in the dish. It is nutty and goes really well with the flavor of the Fontina cheese.

I've modified the original recipe to reduce the amount the dish serves. The original makes a large amount that is too much for just two people so I cut the original in half. I've also adapted it to use prepared marinara sauce. I make large batches of marinara sauce and store it in the freezer in one cup containers.

One variation that I've considered is to add a few capers and I often make it a bit spicer by adding an additional 1/4 tsp of pepper flakes. You might also add a bit more cheese if you like it richer.

If you are interested in the original, here is a copy from Meals Matter.

Rigatoni with cauliflower in spicy pink sauce

2 cups Marinara sauce
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 lb rigatoni
2 cups cauliflower florets, cut into 1 to 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 cup shredded Fontina
1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly grease a 7x11 inch baking pan with olive oil.

Combine the marinara sauce and cream in a large sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and reduce to a gentle simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until thickened. Add pepper flakes and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add rigatoni and cook about 10 minutes until it is al dente. Remove the pasta with a slotted spoon and add to the sauce. Add the cauliflower to the pasta water and cook until barely tender - about 2 minutes. Drain and add to the sauce.

Add 1/2 of the fontina to the pasta mixture and toss. Transfer to the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Top with the remaining fontina and the parmigiano.

Bake uncovered until the cheese is golden brown - about 15 minutes. Let rest about 5 minutes and serve.

February 19, 2008

Daydreaming

Tucson - Romero Canyon Trail

Tucson - Romero Canyon Trail

I'm daydreaming of some place warm and sunny. This is where I'd rather be today.

February 20, 2008

Full Moon Eclipse

Tonight was a total eclipse of the moon. This is the last one for my area until 2010. I wrote it off because it is February and I really didn't expect it to be clear. The forecast was for cloudy skies.

After work, I headed for the grocery store to pick up some items for tonight's dinner. Paella - I had to start using the 3 pounds of Italian rice that I bought at Costco. As I rolled my shopping cart back to the car, I looked up and realized that the skies had cleared. "I will be able to see the eclipse", I thought.

When I got home I checked on the web for the times. For the Pacific coast, the eclipse would start around 5:30. The full eclipse the moon would happen at 7:01 and last for 55 minutes. I got the paella going, grabbed the tripod and set up the camera.

The clouds were lying low along the horizon and foothills to the east. I could see nothing at 6:15pm other than a faint aura of moonlight due east. Would it clear the clouds in time. 6:25... nothing... 6:30... nothing.

Whoa! there it was. The lower half was starting to darken. I stood shivering in the cold while snapping pictures. It was so real and mesmerizing.

At 7:01 the last sliver of disappeared and the moon turned into a glassy globe radiating red. After dinner, I sneaked out and slowly a sliver reappeared. It is now a glassy white globe shinning silverly light on the neighborhood.

Ah the wonder of nature.

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Full Moon Eclipse 1

Full Moon Eclipse 2

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And for everyone who can not say "Total Eclipse...." without thinking about Bonnie Tyler, here is "Total Eclipse of the Heart"


February 21, 2008

Guilty Pleasures - Movies

We all have them - movies that you always watch but don't want to admit. They could be a movie so bad it is good or a movie that plays on a Saturday morning and you stop everything to watch. And you do it again next time it is on.

One of my guilty pleasure movies is on tonight - Muriel's Wedding. I love this movie for so many reasons - the story, the location and most of all the music. Yes, Abba!

Another one is The Wedding Singer. I normally hate Adam Sandler but I love this movie. I seen it several times. I love the scene in the plane with Billy Idol.

And a really really bad movie that I love - Conan the Barbarian. So bad it is good and I love the Italian scenery.

On that note, I'll leave you with a scene from Muriel's Wedding.

February 22, 2008

UC Berkeley Octet

February 23, 2008

Northwest Flower and Garden Show

NW Flower and Garden Show 2008

It is the time again - for the flower show. Time to dream and plan for this years garden. Our friend from Spokane joined us again this year. We got there about 10am on Friday and it was already crowded.

We were disappointed this year. The exhibits have been more focused on patio design than the flowers. We did enjoy the display by Fancy Fronds as we did last year. It had a good sprinkling of tender perennials and interesting mixture of black and white plants. Otherwise, it was so-so.

Of course, we did pick up a few plants. G got three new orchids, a couple of arisemas and four epimediums.

NW Flower and Garden Show 2008

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February 24, 2008

Vegetable garden progress

Garden in February

It was warm and sunny this weekend. Perfect for getting out into the garden especially after attending the Flower show. The delphiniums needed weeding. Something is is nibbling on the young growth. I sprinkled some Sluggo but I think it might be cutworms. I also fertilized the roses.

G worked on the raised beds for the vegetables. On Thursday, he hauled 26 wheelbarrows of planting mix to fill the beds. On Saturday, he constructed trellises for the peas and a teepee for the pole beans. They are ready now.

Garden in February

I had the fun of choosing the seeds. I poured over the websites of several companies but focused on what is available from Territorial Seeds, the best company for NW seeds. We will buy starts for some of the plants - mainly the warm plants like tomatoes and eggplants.

We had some purchases to make at a local store. We checked out the seeds and they had them 40% off. Yeah! I purchased beets, carrots, chard, radishes and wax beans. We have sugar snap peas and green beans from last year. I gave G a list of other vegetables to check at work. I want another type of pea, some different beans, cukes and lettuces.

We are ready to start planting. First will be the peas. We may start them inside this year since they didn't germinate outside last year.

Here are a few pictures of the beds. Check out who had to inspect the beds!

Garden in February

Wire mesh for the pea trellises

Garden in February

Rebar teepee for pole beans

Garden in February

The feline inspector

February 25, 2008

Spring is closer

crocus

We have had a string of sunny days. It has been so nice. Even today, a Monday, it was wonderful to see the sun out. It has spurred the plants along. The crocus and snowdrops are doing well. I have also seen a few daffodils in bloom in the warmer areas of the city.

And did you realize that daylight time starts in 2 weeks! Yes, it starts the 2nd Sunday of March which is March 9th. I'll have to give up waking to sunlight for a couple of weeks but it will be worth it to have the longer light in the evening.

February 26, 2008

There will be blood

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San Ardo Oil Fields near King City, California

I was glad that Daniel Day Lewis won for best actor. His portrait of oilman Daniel Plainview was stunning. He was so charismatic and yet such a villain. I was also surprised that it was about the oil fields of California. I had assumed it was Texas until I heard them refer to Point Hueneme half way through the movie.

I remember the oil derricks in the southern part of central valley of California. We would travel to visit my aunt who lived in Pasadena and pass them along the highway before we headed up over the Grapevine. Their movement facinated me as a child from the window of our car.

Oil did shape a lot of Southern California and even had repercussions into the 1960's when there were efforts to stop drilling off the coast. I passed the San Ardo oil field along Highway 101 on my way to Paso Robles in February just after seeing the movie.

The railroad also had a big impact on the area. Not only for transporting oil but also transporting crops. One of my favorite books in high school was "The Octopus" by Frank Norris. I should go back and read this novel and "Oil!" by Sinclair Lewis which was the inspiration for the movie.

February 27, 2008

Seed order

I placed my seed order tonight from Territorial Seed. I checked around a bit at the local seed racks but I didn't see the ones I wanted so I decided to go ahead and place an order. There was no sales tax since Territorial is located in Oregon but the shipping was about 1/3 of the cost of the order. But it will be fun growing the vegetables I want to try.

I ordered 3 different types of beans; Maxibel French haricot beans, Etna shelling bean and Helda romano beans. I was disappointed that I couldn't find Goldmarie; a yellow romano pole bean. I did see a couple of providers on the web but I didn't want to order just one seed packet.

For salads, I ordered three types of lettuce. Nevada lettuce which several of the farmers grew last year at University Farmer's Market. It lasts a long time after harvested and G can use for his sandwiches. Sunset - a red leafed lettuce and Mascara, a red oak leaf. To go along with the lettuce, we also ordered Orient Express cuke and Momotaro Tomato. We'll get some other tomatoes plants later in the year but G wanted to grow this specific tomato.

We're soaking our snap peas tonight and G will start them tomorrow indoors. I'll plant the starts out in a week or so.

February 28, 2008

Dreams

For a long time my dreams were of places I would travel.Through the years I've checked places off and added new places. South Africa - check. Australia - check, study French in Villefranche - check. New places have been added such as India, Malaysia, the Amazon.

Only recently have I realized that I have another dream - an early retirement. Well, maybe not exactly retirement but taking a step out of the corporate world. I think it started a while back when I read a book whose basically said it was your life or your job. At the time, I was very content in my job but the seed was planted.

More and more friends and neighbors have made changed their jobs and moved towards retirement. I'm currently reading Work Less, Live More and it sounding better and better. Someday, maybe this dream will come true also.

February 29, 2008

Leap Day

Leap Year Day

1908 Postcard from Wikipedia


Well it is finally here - leap day. Not only is this an extra day but it is the end of the Slow Travel Blog for a Month. This has been a lot of fun. I've enjoyed reading posts by my fellow bloggers. I am going to continue updating my blog but just not daily.

Leap Day has always been fun. I remember Sadie Hawkins Day when I was growing up. In high school, girls could ask the boys out to the Sadie Hawkins Dance. I wonder if there are any Sadie Hawkins Dances tonight?

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