Friday, March 27, 2009


Someday, when the time is right, I will treat myself to a pair of these. Oh yes. The day will come.

(Ooooh, perfect for my things before I die list.)

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Greatest breakfast around here was once a ton of tiny pancakes, or dare I say pikelets, or maybe silver dollars, made with butter and served with Grade B (the darkest and the tastiest) maple syrup that we bought in Vermont. But, times being as they are and my pants fitting as they do, I've moved over to the healthier option of Greek yogurt. Fage 2% with a Tb of honey is pretty much golden delicious. T has been on a heck of a tea craze for the last month or so, so we have been having nice hot Irish tea with a splash of milk. I can drink a lot more of it than I can of coffee, without getting those little heart blips that signal too much caffeine going on.

This morning, though, Thomas broke out a serious recipe and made us some blueberry muffins from scratch. I might have to go steal a third... I'll call it my lunch.

Nom, nom.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

bienvenue a le coing

Today has started off well. Mr T is out on his bike, while I'm hanging with the laundry and hoping it doesn't rain on him. I made myself a little treat, too. It was a very small treat; I made a pot of my favorite coffee, with fresh beans roasted right in Emeryville, then warmed and whisked a cup of milk.  Together they made a nice morning start. I just put on White Chalk, and it's a very good accompaniment despite being dark dark dark.

The rest of the day, I'd really like to make something. I have two hanks of beautiful fabric, and I want to make something from them that I can touch and see every day... but they're a little too cute to make clothes from (they have owls on them. Owls with hearts on thars!). Maybe a little handbag, maybe a set of napkins?

I'm also hemming and hawing before I launch into my next big knitting project, the Queen Sylvia shawl from Nancy Bush's amazing Knitted Lace of Estonia. I started a little swatch on US2 needles, and it was quite nice but opaque; I think the open texture is actually pretty important with this shawl so I'm going to try US3s next. Luckily, cross fingers, the nupps don't appear to be too hard for me, hoorah. I'd love to tackle this incredible project with the goal of finishing within the year... might be a little ambitious.

About Me

I live near the ocean and the park.

My favorite thing in the park is the buffalo. I didn't believe the first person who told me there were buffalo in the middle of San Francisco, but there they are, and now I live a mere four blocks from them.

I love Japanese maple trees, especially the golden leafed ones. My mother, her mother, and HER mother were (are) all amazing gardeners. I'm not there yet, but I do like trying.

I love dogs, too. The dog in the picture on the front page there is not my dog, unfortunately. She belongs to my grandfather and is occasionally a very good girl.

My undergraduate degree is in geology. I thought very hard about graduate school in Albuquerque, but ultimately went another direction.

I spent 6 years living in Minnesota, one summer living in Colorado, and 5 months living on the east coast of Italy. The rest has pretty much been California.

I'm a 5th generation Californian, if my math is right.