Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Kevin's Eating
Originally uploaded by RocketGirl*
Here are the Kevin's eating a large cricket. This cricket made the mistake of landing in my hair and being in the kitchen. Hence the chickens get a little snack. Yesterday they finally found the grass. I can't wait to get a video of racing chickens.

Friday, October 29, 2010

What A Week!

Well you might be wondering where I have been this week. It has been a crazy week for sure. Last Friday I found out I had strep throat. I got medication and spent the majority of the weekend on the sofa relaxing. I flew to Washington DC on Monday morning. Got there late. Tuesday I had to brief a bunch of people at NNSA. Was there until late. Then flew home on Wednesday. While I was in DC Mike was holding down the fort and found that when the construction people re-built our spare bathroom they screwed up the pipping to the tub and it has been leaking water since July. The drywall in our bedroom is ruined and we aren't sure about the hardwood floor. He had to deal with the plumber and the contractor who is responsible. Meanwhile sick Moab is on antibiotics and is doing much better. We think she might be fixed. Fingers crossed! I went to work yesterday to a mass of email and voice mail and things to respond to - and now I have today off. I'm still trying to relax and get through all my medication for this cough. Hopefully this next week I can get more blogging in!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Los Alamos

It isn't often you see our little town in the comics - but when you do!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

No Water ...

There has not been a lot of water recently and yet this just appeared. I'm not sure how a mushroom grows without water - must be a desert mushroom!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Because Kitties Rule!

The Kevins.

The Kevins are growing up. I know you are out there in the real world worried about how they are doing. They spend most of their time eating, playing and walking around looking for bugs. They are too cute and too fun. I can't believe we waited so long to get them!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Lasagna With Homemade Pasta

Before Mike left on travel again we decided to make some lasagna. We tested out the pasta maker again. The cool thing about it is that the lasagna noodles don't get boiled before you bake them. Just make fresh noodles and layer away. Mike and I have decided this was the best pasta dish we have ever had. Amazing and really I think the needles added so much. How come we don't make pasta from scratch more often??

Another Great Looking Film - PAUL

Monday, October 18, 2010

Vegetable Left Overs

I found a bunch of veggies in the fridge. Some from the garden. Just sitting and waiting to be used. I basically tossed everything into a pan with some olive oil and a can of pinto beans. Freaking amazing.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Putting Up 2010.

I'm still putting up stuff from the garden this year. With that mass of pears, Karen had suggested that I make pear ginger butter. In the end I had apples, pear and ginger. I let it cook all day and canned it. Amazing flavor and perfect. I've been pouring it over vanilla ice cream. Are you done putting up for the year?

Friday, October 15, 2010

First Fire.

We've had the first fire of the season. I love the feeling of a crackling wood fire. Although I must admit, when it is going, I really just want to sleep!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cat Time.

Bend sunbathing!

Mistress Methow. You should respect her authority!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Early Saturday Mornings.

When I take Mike to the airport early in the morning we normally stop at The Range Cafe and get breakfast. Once a year Albuquerque has a large balloon festival. It always happens that as I'm driving Mike down the festival is going on. I'm not sure what is up with his travel schedule, but it is nice for us. We can see all the balloons and no traffic.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Once A Week.

For the past three to four months once a week a group of us get together and run up at the ski hill. It has been Bob, Mike, Katie and I mostly. Mike and Bob mountain bike while Katie and I run. It has been one of the best summers for running on the trails up there and enjoying lunch at the cafe after. This week, this Friday, is the last day the cafe will be open and probably one of the last times we can run up there. My how the changing seasons change our activities. What routine changes in your life when the season change?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Closet Cleanout & Swap Over.

Here is my model pose. I used to practice my "I'm a bitch" look - what do you think? Runway ready? I was tossing on clothing, cleaning out things from last season that haven't been worn and of course getting rid of shoes that are looking for a new home. If you have size 7-8 please check out the shoes that I'm giving away. Would you care to take any of them?

Friday, October 08, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Spare Room - Back.

The spare room, the one that burnt, is finally back. Looking like a bedroom again. Thank goodness most of the boxes are empty and things are feeling more normal.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Fall Colors.

As the garden is dying back these flowers popped up. I love their colors!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Birthday Weekend.

Well it was Mike's birthday and my nephew's birthday. There was a lot of fun to be had. On Mike's birthday we ate and ate and ate. Oh and ran/biked/and ate. His car was filled with 40 balloons. The White Rock in our town was painted and we had a fantastic time.

For my nephew's birthday we made a cake together. Of course there was a bit of death and destruction as a alligator eats a lego guy.