Thursday, December 18, 2008

snow day!

It is snow day in Seattle. The schools are closed and many stayed home. The first snow came to the city over the weekend. The first flake came Saturday night. I woke up to patches of powdery white and slippery ice on Sunday morning. Got my coat and my camera and carefully started walking around Green Lake to meet my friends for breakfast. Saw several happy dogs rolling around in the snow and a happy little girl on her wood sled.

Woke up this morning to a blanket of powdery white snow every where. I barely saw where the sidewalk ends and the road begins. Our dog, Maggie, was very excited to explore the new addition to her front yard and the corner park. I spotted my neighbor shoveling snow. Families out with their sleds and skis. Two guys on their skis actually went zooming down our street! The snow kept coming until late afternoon, along with bursts of gusty wind. Now all is quiet and Maggie is resting for another snow day in the city.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

technology woes

Wow. I can't believe I was without a computer for 3 months! Long story. Basically it was sitting in a shop waiting for parts and repair. What can I say, my laptop is old. But at least all the waiting around made me go out and enjoy the beautiful Seattle summer. And now that it's over, I have my laptop back just in time to keep me busy inside as I battle the temperature drop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Seattle Green Festival

Because today is Earth Day, I am seeing green everywhere. And also thinking green. I volunteered at the first ever Seattle Green Festival on April 12th and 13th. So much fun. Highly recommend it to those interested in sustainability and earth friendly ideas and products.

During volunteer orientation, I learned so much about putting together an eco-friendly event from the staff. It is amazing to know that, through the planning and hard work of all staff and volunteer, over 90% of the trash from the event was diverted from the landfill!

There are many ways to show your love for the earth. The most important thing to remember is that you can be green at any level. Check out this interview of Ed Begley, Jr. in body+soul magazine for inspiration.

Monday, March 17, 2008

St. Patrick's Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Exactly one year ago today I was celebrating all things Irish in New Orleans. A nice lady told us to be sure and catch the St. Patrick's Day Parade because it was like Mardi Gras for the locals. It sure was! My friends and I had so much fun trying to catch all those green and white beads. No, no need to lift any tops here. It was a nice way to end our week of volunteering.