Thursday, December 27, 2007


Haven't had the best connections so haven't blogged for awhile since I got to Seattle. It's been just a wonderful visit. Usual minor niggling stuff between mom and son but no biggie.

I've been staying at Ben and Rebecca's house and having fun being around them, their little sweet dog, and their friend, Jeff who lives with least temporarily. He is a gamer and it is fascinating.

Food...let's far we've eaten at an Asian and a very good Mexican one called Plaza Garcia. Food hasn't been the focus of this trip, really. Well, one day I did visit my fav. donut shop (not that I eat enough donuts to really know), Top Pot Donuts...YUM! The best. I may try to visit once more before I leave Seattle for Phoenix.

Well, cannot post photos now due to low band speed or something. Ben says he has always had trouble uploading photos. As soon as I am able, I will post.

To all...have a lovely New Year's celebration. My daughter in law and I plan on a contra dance tonight.

Gonna try to post some photos for you of our Christmas day. I can't imagine a better gift. We ate a lovely meal, opened gifts (just a couple of thrift store offerings) and then we noticed that these huge, ragged snowflakes were drifting down. They were thick, heavy and luscious. In short order they covered everything. We went for a walk in the heaviest snow downpour I think I've ever seen.

It covered our coats, hats, eyelashes, the dog's leash, our shoestrings and literally turned the green, forested area where Ben and Rebecca live into a luminous, white wonder-place. What a truly huge surprise and delight this one day snow was.

Monday, December 10, 2007


Somehow I feel a great relief. Can't really explain why but I do. I just feel free and myself. For awhile that was hiding.

I have been negligent with my postings. I have meant to post more often but have just been daydreaming...or something...who knows.

I want to show you some of the wonderful dishes that we shared for Thanksgiving...OK, I know, I know...a little late.

I shared Thanksgiving day with my friend, Steve and my ex, Paul. It was a quiet and not-quite-as-stuffed event as years past. However, a lovely dinner, wonderful people and a walk after dinner into the deserted holiday streets of our fair city.

Now, that surprised me. I was expecting a fair amount of people walking off their Thanksgiving dinner on the streets of the now more heavily populated downtown. But, no. Not a soul walking about except for Steve and me. Well, a few homeless were milling around. But no young urbanites. That's who I expected but, nope. No one. Of course I haven't given up. I know St. Louis is just starting to spread it's wings downtown again. It'll get there.

So, after a long and brisk (read: cold) walk, we returned to Steve's lovely, new loft.

All in all a day of pleasant bread. That's the name of a Christmas story (I like to collect them)'s just that it happened at Thanksgiving instead of Christmas.
Sorry to be so late with this. I'll try to be more timely from here on out.

On the 18th I leave for a few weeks...Seattle to see son & daughter in law, Ben and Rebecca and then on to Phoenix for a week or so of just hanging out and relaxing.

See you.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


I know it's been awhile since I've said anything...oh well, I guess I had little to say.
But here you go:

A variation on the sweet treat. It's so good!!

1 organic pear, chopped
2-3 T. raw, organic pumpkin seeds
a small handful of raisins
a couple tablespoons of greek youghurt
a couple tablespoons of raw almond butter
some agave syrup (or maple)
assume everything is organic if I didn't say it.

Mix this together and enjoy with a cup of green tea.

Divine! Just starts the morning off so right.