Seattle Scenes (part 1)

I’ve been away a while! Funny how life just kind of takes over, right? Well, I took these about a month ago and have been slowly editing and processing here and there. I love my city–it has lots of interesting buildings and neighborhoods. Here are some shots from the International District/Chinatown. Advertisements

Apologize

“Noël, I’m wanted to let you know that I’m at the hospital with Grandma. She kind of fainted this morning but she’s okay now. They’re just running some tests.” “Noël, the CT showed something suspicious so we’re on our way to St. Al’s.” “Noël, you better come down here…” Sunday, early November 2007 I got…

“I Hate Triangles!”

What is it about my step-girls that makes me realize I’m not a spring chicken anymore? First, like every time I’m in the car with the girls it never fails that some great song comes on, taking me back to college or high school. I’m jammin’. And then some used-to-be-cute voice pipes up, “Geez, this is…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

I love the layers found in cities! Here the Columbia Tower dominates the Seattle skyline but the building that truly caught my eye is the art installation on this abandoned building at the edge of Chinatown/International District. Seattle has many public art displays. This one honors Gordon Hirabayashi, one of three Japanese Americans to refused…

Bacon, Bean, and Spinach Soup

After a long string of misses, I found a hit! This soup is perfect for a cold, late autumn evening. Plus my poor guy is getting sick so we needed something warm and savory. Bacon, Bean, and Spinach Soup (serves 3, maybe 4!): 4 slices of low-sodium bacon, cut crosswise into 1/4 inch pieces 2…

Top Ten List of Gross Things I’ve Experienced

Don’t come to dinner with me and my girlfriends. We’re mostly nurses and we can gross you right under the table! This list was mostly inspired by this lovely group of ladies:  Working the ER as a nursing student and taking care of a guy who shot himself in the knee with an air-gun. Not…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

As a nurse I get to wear tennis shoes every day with my pajamas (scrubs). Running around all day requires laces that won’t trip me up. Every morning I tie the Uncle George Knot (named after my late, great-uncle George): Start tying like you usually would…Loop over…(enticing the cat) Push the loop through but don’t…