Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
Just returned from mom-daughter sushi night. Mmmm-mmm. The boys went for pizza and to watch a Shorewood High soccer game. We're all glad for the weekend, though I have to work Saturday. I'm teaching a Prepare training for the library's student assistants. The class is 4 hours long, so it has to be done on evenings or weekends to accommodate their school schedules. Good times.
Speaking of good times, many were had on April 15th when our family participated in the National MS Walk. All over the country, people walked to raise money and awareness about this disease. We were joined by my sister Sarah and her family, plus one of my work pals, Dave, and his fine son. Down in Portland, my little bro Don got his walk on, too!
We were part of a larger team called Bunnie Luv, made up of many members of our friend Chas's family, though he ended up not being able to join us for the 5 mile walk after a bout with pneumonia. He's better now.
I was overwhelmed by the support shown by friends and family, not just through donations or walking, but through encouraging words and messages. I want to offer another heartfelt thanks to all!
Though I do have to work tomorrow, that gives Tim a chance to catch up on his lesson plans and grading. On Sunday we want to go for a hike with the kiddos and whatever friends we can rope in. If you're reading this, you're invited! -k8-
Posted by KateLaugh at 7:39 PM
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Ok, I promised highlights. My word is my bond!
The highest light of the new year was heading to Mexico in late January to help our friends E & T get married. I had the honor of performing both the informal-but-legal ceremony in Seattle & the formal-but-not-legal ceremony in Troncones, Mexico.
Once they were safely married (the day after we arrived), we all got down to vaaay-cationing! The respite from the Seattle winter was heaven.
We got home just in time for the "retirement" of my longtime mentor, whose former position I have been temporarily filling ever since.
This was followed shortly by my 40th birthday, which was made not nearly so traumatic due to the super sweet party thrown for me by my very wonderful friends.
This picture should give you some indication as to the level of Cool & Class in the room that night!
Little known fact: Benicio Del Toro and I were born on the exact same day. -k8-
Posted by KateLaugh at 7:28 PM
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Rowan and I are home sick with a stomach bug, so what better time to start that blog I've been meaning to create? I will try to recap the highlights of this year so far, in time. Today, I'll just start with the recent past.
Before being struck down, we had a lovely Earth Day. Larkin had her monthly weekend working for the Student Conservation Assn, and they spent it rebuilding trails and hill steps at the Arboretum. Having returned from a library conference in eastern WA late Friday night, I joined her on Saturday for some quality mother-daughter time, digging gravel. Sunday I spent gardening on our own patch of earth. Larkin stayed home Monday not with the flu, but with arms and shoulders so sore she couldn't face the fast moving world of high school. She's back in action today. So far, she and Tim show no signs of this illness.
Only three weeks until I stop working at the downtown library. As much as I love that building and the romance of the whole notion, I will be so glad to be rid of the commute and the higher profile. I want to spend my energy differently.
The weather has been manic. Here's a recent shot from our deck, looking NE. If not for the clouds, you'd see the Cascade Mountain range. The rainbow makes up for it. -k8-
Posted by KateLaugh at 11:27 AM