I wish my header reflected the weather we are having now, but alas, it does not. We are in a dreary period, with dark skies and light rain off and on, and temps in the 50's. The worst of the Pineapple Express is hitting south of us, in California and Oregon, but our mountain snow is melting and our rivers are full.
Here at the homestead, I have finished cleaning the pantry and the china closet, so I can officially declare the kitchen project done. I'm moving on.
Yesterday Tom spent all day at Jill's house, monitoring a plumbing fix. The water line from the public main into the house sprung a leak. We finally discovered what had caused Jill's water bill to jump last month. The plumbing company was digging a very expensive hole in the ground.
I have been keeping up with my walking and my 10,000 steps a day, but my legs are getting tired. I have also called up my document file on my desk top that contains my memoir. I started it a year ago, when I was recovering from back surgery. I stopped writing in the summer, and then picked it back up again for a while in the fall. I'm ready to resume writing. So far I am still reading the 100 pages I have written so far, and doing some editing. I am finding my life story surprisingly interesting and fun to read!
Today we ran away from home. We had some gifts to exchange/return at the Seattle Team Store. so we took the light rail into the city and made an excursion out of it.
It will be only about four weeks now before we will be walking these streets as we march to our opening Sounders soccer match.
What with the big plumbing bill that we plan to help pay for, we are limiting our spending. We already have money loaded on our rail passes and on our Starbucks cards, so we used the rail to get from Pioneer Square to Westlake and then walked down to the Public Market, where we had lunch at one of our favorite Starbucks, across the street from the market entrance.
The fish weren't flying but they looked fresh and silvery.
The cookie case reflected the passersby, and its contents temped me.
These intricate little creations are made of clay. What beautiful little gems these miniaturize flowers were.
And these lovelies are the real thing.
Through the market window Elliot Bay was a study in gray.
Across the street Beechers Cheese Company was making a new batch of Flagship Cheddar.
More temptations - mini cheese cakes.
Post alley was very quiet on this dreary day.
But the fruits and vegetables added splashes of color.
We stopped at this umbrella store before heading back up the hill to the train station. It had threatened rain all day, but whenever we were out in the open, the rain held off, so we never needed the umbrellas we carried with us.
It was fun to get away.