Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Running...running...

Huff...puff...huff...puff... breathing heavily... just a quick drive by to say... hi.... before I move on to my next task.

I knew 4 classes on campus this quarter would be crazy. I essentially don't have a free moment anymore and I so miss my peeps. I can't wait for the days of lounging with coffee, casually starting the morning reading blogs, not to mention seeing my family and friends again.

Before you start to feel too sorry for me, you'll see that I managed to find time to head out for the weekend. I'm doing a friend's website for her adorable shop in Waldport, OR. If you ever are in Waldport (about 45 minutes south of Lincoln City and 15 minutes from Newport) you MUST stop at the Flea Market. It's right on the main strip as you drive down Hwy 101 and is the only Flea Market in town. It's full of delightful goodies like this...

and she also has a little surf shop next door....

I went to hang out - we've known each other since grade school and haven't seen each other for several years - and take pics and gather info for her website. It's one of those friendships that always picks up right where you left off. I spent tons of time over at her house growing up and loved all of the activity and quirkiness that arises when you hang around a family of 8. Something was always going on in that house. Her mom would wake us up at the crack of dawn and throw us in the car and head out for the day with no real plans...we would just head out and follow whatever we fancied at the time. I think it set a pattern for me for the rest of my life. I love to wander and meander and see where life takes me. I love days like that.

We had just that sort of day on Saturday. We wandered down the coast and had a great lunch in Florence, went for a hike, took pictures, shopped... (my pics need editing but I'm too tired having just spent 3 hours finishing up my photoshop project)

We also stopped at the Sea Lion caves. I was glad we were able to do that for Little Bob. I have fun memories of this as a kid. I don't think she'll ever forget that smell... whoo boy. There are definitely some dead Sea Lions down there somewhere. This cave is one of the largest Sea Lion caves in the world. There were 200 down there that day just chillin and having fun playing in the surf. On the way home, got to stop and have dinner with the delightful SSG. I can give a first person report that her flower pots still look amazing! No signs of FKCNG but we did see his car.

Other happenings...

As with most of the rest of the world, I loved the inauguration yesterday and am feeling insired and hopeful.

Am enduring daughter's new found love for Power Rangers. I think I uttered for the very first time to my husband "your mother was right..." *gasp* She told me she never let her daycare kids watch shows like Power Rangers or other such action shows because they made kids act crazy. I used to think she was SO closed minded and overbearing and overprotective.. well, actually, I still do, but she was right about those pesky Power Rangers. Little Bob is running all over the house karate chopping everything in sight with an exclamation of "HI YAH." Without warning yesterday, she came up behind me and kicked me in the back of the leg. Apparently, I am the evil enemy...

Quotes of the week from Little Bob:

After prayers one evening... "how will God get my message? do I have to talk loud?"

In the bath... "my hands are getting rusty."

After swimming while looking at her chest... "daddy, my nipples are getting mad at you." and then proceeds to talk to her chest in high pitched voice. WTF?!? Where did this come from? I bet it's those damn Power Rangers isn't it? lol.... I can blame them for everything now.

That's all I got... hope to see you again soon!

6 comments:

Living on the Spit said...

LMAO...Little Bob cracks me up...I just love her spirit!

Keep up the great work at school...you know we love and support you!

Marlene

belladella said...

Gosh, what a schedule. Glad you popped in to say hi!

HalfAsstic.com said...

I LOVE that! Power Rangers! The root of all evil! It MUST be true.. ;-)

(Sometimes!) Serendipitous Girl said...

SO GOOD to see you guys! And Little Bob's nipples are getting MAD? HAHAHA I will SO be bringing that up in a future conversation ; )

Love you Bobs!

HalfAsstic.com said...

Love the new look!

Suz Broughton said...

That first picture is amazing. You really are steppin' it up.
I love the cupcake design.