Thursday, June 30, 2011

Black Sheep Gathering

Last weekend I made my annual trek to Eugene, OR for the Black Sheep Gathering. Much fun was had by all. I left early Wednesday and spent the night at Valley of the Rogue State Park. By breaking up the trip into two parts, I was much less stressed than usual.
I look forward to this trip all year. I get to spend quality time with my fiber mates from both the Bay Area and Reno. It's kind of funny that even when you live in the same city there never seems to be enough time to just hang out and spin or knit or chat or eat or shop. But being at BSG there's enough time for all of it.
I love all of the energy that is around the gathering and of course meeting new best friends you didn't know you had yet (hi Max), or running into friends you haven't seen in more than 8 years (hi Elizabeth) but it felt like just yesterday you had had coffee together.
Next years penciled into my calendar already. I can't wait.

Monday, June 20, 2011

It's been a long, long, too long time since I've posted.
And there's been a lot going on. It just doesn't seem to be enough time to post.

The Legislative session for this year is over and the weather has final warmed up enough for me to spend a weekend outside with Mike and the dogs.

Buster has become quite a swimmer. Shaly's a bit more timid. We went out to Pyramid Lake Sunday morning for breakfast. It's a very fun thing to do. Load up the VW van with the dogs and the Sunday paper, pick up some food and coffee on the way and take off.

Other things that got done this last weekend. The pools up and filled. I wasn't sure I wanted to go through the hassle of putting it up since we got such a late start but we should get to use it for a few months at least. Also put in a path, with pavers, to the deck. We didn't measure anything when we put the deck in but when we put the pavers done the fit almost perfectly. We have really taken back the yard and I am pleased with our progress.

Since it was Fathers day and my nephew's birthday was coming up, we celebrated both at my brothers house. We had lots of food, many kids under foot, and much laughter.