Tuesday, November 30, 2010

River's Wish


Some of the rabbits at River's Wish needed new headshots for their profiles on Petfinder, so G and I spent an afternoon up there practicing our photography.

(And also, getting really good at handling all shapes and sizes of bunnies.)

Buddy the goat lives under the staircase. Goats sort of freak me out, and Buddy is no exception. I love that the rabbits run around him and he sort of oversees the room. But this cuteness is canceled out by how brazen he is when let out of his pen. I find it very unsettling to be standing there and have him walk up and put his face right up against mine.

No sense of personal space

It really is the nicest place. I can hardly refer to it as a "shelter," because that has such bad connotations. River's Wish is a real home to these animals, and a lot of them aren't even up for adoption, due to their special needs or conditions.

Sand is trucked in to this enclosure so the rabbits can dig and play outside when the weather is nice. Every few weeks the owners run the backhoe over it and the bunnies get to start their tunnels fresh.

These are two of the babies we fostered last spring

Love, J

Monday, November 29, 2010

Getting together

I've got to start catching up with my backlog of photos and happenings around here!

This is the only decent photo from our Thanksgiving brunch. The light is so weird in the living room, it's not easy to get shots of everyone that aren't either silhouettes or blurry beyond recognition.

For Thanksgiving itself, the hubs and I trekked over the mountains for a meal with my aunt and uncle, and then Black Friday in Seattle. It was wonderful! I get the appeal of country holidays, but to me, nothing says "Christmas" like a wintery day in the city, with the lights all lit, music playing, and the crowds. I even got to go a little nuts shopping. It's fun to have the excuse, "I can't find these back home, so I'd better stock up!"

And then we came home and I barely ate anything for 2 days, when I finally overcame my food hangover.

Love, J

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Apple bear

Check it out.

The hubs was out in the sticks on patrol last week and saw a bear in an apple tree:

You can see her eyes shining and the outline of her light brown muzzle. (Click the photo to make it bigger.)

AND, when she hopped down, she was followed by two cubs! No pictures of them, but the idea is pretty cute, nonetheless.

Love, J

Friday, November 5, 2010

Brotherly love

Who's as helpful and generous with his time as he is cute?

This guy.

See, he even leaves his tool belt on when he's taking a little break to shoot hoops. Talk about hard core.

Thanks for all your help with our house projects lately, little brother. We owe you big time.

Love, J

Thursday, November 4, 2010


Looove her. We really got the other three just so Lily would have friends. Basically, she's my pet, and the other three are her pets.

Love, J

PS: I'm not her only fan:

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Loom ornament

I can't believe I've made it so long posting here without mentioning my utter devotion to Weave-Its. You can make almost anything with these little looms, and I love how mindless the weaving is. It's also the most efficient use of yarn there is, since the squares wind up being totally flat, with no extra depth using up your materials.

This ornament/gift-topper for mom-in-law's Christmas present reminds me of ravioli.

Love, J

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

T-shirt pillow

One cheezy Value Village pillow


An XL t-shirt received for free upon signing up for a bar prep course (sporting a phrase that turned out to be so ironic, it's practically offensive)


Something cozy

Love, J

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pie time

Pie crust perfection continues to elude me, but this effort was a giant step forward. I think the answer may be to measure the ingredients more by feel, rather than following the recipe exactly?

Love, J