The Weekly Claire: WTF Weather

So this last week was a doozy.  We had massive rain fall that rotted out our strawberries, sticky as fuck humidity which has been followed by the hotest days of the year so far.

Three of my orchids are blooming! This one was a rescue from someone who didn't want the sticks and leaves anymore.  People are always giving them to me because they think they'll kill them, or they can't take care of them.  Look just stick them in a window water them now and again and BOOM, they just decide to bloom one day, no skill required.

I ordered and got (in a 36 hour period) this amazing scarf from a wonderful Tacoma retailer.  

The new 250 straight six went into the Nova last friday and my sunday night we had it all ready to run.

Edgar climbed in my purse and had a good scratch and left a few feather for me to find latter.

I put the buttons I got at Church Mouse Yarns on my sweater, not that I can wear it for like 3 more months but it looks good.  

YUM Snow peas! From the bucket garden

We had a MASSIVE rain storm on tuesday, which also happened to be my grandmother's 90th birthday.  I drove from Tacoma to almost Everett at was only 15 minutes late, which was pretty good considering the storm basically kept up with me the whole way, and I rode the edge of it for about 45 miles.

I validated a whole FUCK-load of stuff this week.  I mean like 3 solid hours of diluting and testing.

I made THE Quiche!  This is the Thomas Keller Quiche recipe from his book.  Its sooooo good, but is wildly expensive and rather time consuming.  The pay off however, is worth it.  It was the one thing at my cousins babyshower that had no leftovers.

The beautiful weather for the shower!

Just a few of the yummy things we severed up.
Shhhh Don't tell anyone but I got use an awesome camera to photograph the shower and it put my d40 to shame, now I want a new one.  

And finally Edgar helped me do a little work yesterday.  He LOVES the eraser and its almost impossible to snatch it back from him once he's got it.  


Claire's "I'm not gonna do Fran" WOD

There are two crossfit workouts I will NOT DO! They are, Murph and Fran.  Sorry Murph my good man, I will honor your memory by cheering on those souls faster and braver than I, and FRAN you evil bitch I just won't.  Mostly because I have these little tiny wrists and whenever I do thrusters I honestly feel like my hands are just going to break off and I'll be left with these bloody stumps.  Its not my idea of fun (not that Cfit is my idea of fun, but in the land of suck, it sucks in a interesting way)  So today I stayed home and concocted this WOD:

400M run
30 pushups
40 sit ups
50 squats


*If you want to learn more about what I'm talking about visit the Crossfit main page or my fab-u-lous gym's page 


And we're back.....

I had not planned to leave the blog, or stop doing stuff, but I did.  I drew some pictures, lost my budgie bird Frankie (to old age) bought a house, moved, found a new feathered friend (Edgar a Conure), went to a professional conference, and generally just lost my mojo.  So now I'm back and trying at little harder.   So heres to the Weekly Claire.....
 First my neighbor bought this and I think that Jessie and Walter have moved in next door.  Honestly he used to have a big, but better looking 5th wheel and now I get to look at this winner.

 The 30th Street ladies and I went to Church Mouse for the day.  I got a mess of nice buttons for two sweaters, and some short bread.  We also had lunch at NOLA, a damn tasty restaurant on Bainbridge.

 I got started on my sleeve started, the color is all messed up here so it looks all gray and nasty but its actually indigo.

And finally its officially summer and I'm wearing my boots.  Yep, twice this week.



2012 sucked! Hub was gone, I worked my ass off (a coworker retired and I filled his void while instructing an intern) and it was just a crapper around the world.  I'm glad to start 2013.  13 is my lucky number and so far we're working on things looking up.  We bought a house, Frankie the parakeet is recovering nicely from his illness and I finished up most of my UFO knitting projects.  My goal for this year. 
  1. Finish more sweaters
  2. Sew more clothes 
  3. Keep up with my drawing
  4. Make more food goodies for friends and family (ie canned stuff)
I plan on staying healthy and keeping to my Crossfitting (going on 3 years!) and my walking so I feel pretty good about this year.  Lets see.