Saturday, May 28, 2011

Visiting Elizabeth on the Estate at the Raging River

Evenings like this at Elizabeth and Kees' home out on the Raging River in Preston are so memorable.  That is quite a special photo of Elizabeth, Sam and I!  Oh I treasure my friends and I do whatever I can to help as they both live fabulous lives with cancer always on the horizon.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Elegant Dinner with Friends Reminiscing about Phyllis

Sharon Chandler invited Linda Landin and I over for an elegant dinner in May.  She served the most delicious crab cakes.  The rose red rhododendron's were in full bloom out the window.  This dinner brought the three of us together! 

Phyllis played a part in each of our lives.  I was not nearly as close as they were to her but I feel like I now knew her so much better!  She was killed along with Bob Riggle by the Somali Pirates as crew on another sailboat heading from India to the Mediterranean.  Sharon made the most beautiful and detailed photo albums. 

The first weekend of April I was fortunate to arrange for Allen and Wendy to take Phyllis' family out into Puget Sound and send her ashes out floating on cherry blossoms and rose petals.  Sharon made an album about that day.  I caught photos of everyone on board. Though we are all smiling... of course, we had great memories of Phyllis... but our eyes are all a bit bloodshot!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Hank Plays the Keyboard on the Boat!

Hank can make the greatest music with a keyboard.  I have heard him play at my house and at the Columbia Tower.  Maureen found a keyboard with 88 keys that he could use for a party at her house.  My favorite part is when I sang along to his music.  Reminded me of singing with my dad who could play the piano also!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Riley and the Giraffe

Riley is about two months old.  Of course, as her Grandma, I am seriously bonded and think she is the cutest little baby!  Terrah and I worked together to make a cover for the window seat at the house.  When Colin came home, Terrah ran out to look at wedding gowns with Kyler.  So, though we weren't all together, that day we were all connected!  I love my family!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wearable Art Parade Seattle Art Museum exhibit

Wearable costumes made of buttons, twigs, sequins, crochet, fake fur, and other found pieces fill the galleries at The Seattle Art Museum.  "Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" is the title of the exhibit by Nick Cave that is quite unusual.  The costumes in many cases make noise when worn so they are also called "soundsuits."  This was a night to celebrate with people of all ages in costume in parade down First Avenue culminating with performance of dancers wearing furry colorful costumes.
Jane, Karen, Nancy, Carol, and Janes daughter and I all had dinner at the Taste restaurant in the museum.  I was just a fun evening!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

At the boat today...

There is always work that has to be done on the boat. I found a guy to replace the carpet with a wood floor in the salon.  While we were working on it today, an old fishing boat came into the dock being towed.  It took several tries coming into the marina and came within inches of my boat.  May not seem like a big deal, but when you find out that it sunk when it hit an iceberg in Alaska (that's the story, I hear) and repairs were just done... then you have to be really careful around it. 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day Brunch at Home

Riley came over to visit with her parents, Colin and Terrah.  She is now about 6 weeks old and as cute as ever!  The sun came out which has been a rare sight in Seattle for the past 6 months.  We had brunch in the sunroom with Kyler.  Sam Garvin and Maureen Pirog came to visit also.

Oh it was so great to hold Riley.  In our lives, we seldom get the chance to hold a newborn baby in our arms. That is only reserved for parents and grandparents... and the rare time a friend lets you hold one.  Those babies grow quickly, so every chance I can hold that little bundle of love ... I take it!

Colin and Terrah are loving, caring parents.  It is interesting watching my son adoring his little girl.  It is special to see the soft father side of him.