Monday, January 13, 2014

Knitting Gone Awry

Arielle agreed to make me a fun infinity scarf with this whimsical "yarn." The first obstacle was finding the BEGINNING or the END of the skein of "yarn." 

Dad agreed to help - Yuuki hasn't left Arielle's side since our return

Getting SERIOUS now - still need to do something with those big squares


Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Home Again.

Our Sunday was a bit dicombobulated. We usually attend Calvary Open Bible Church when in town. This time we went with Krista to Sunday School at her church.  It was then time to take Tressa to the train station. 

Krista stopped by an Asian Market on our way across town and we found BULL DOG SAUCE!!!! There was white miso too but I wasn't sure it would be good to take it without cooling. 

We met up with my folks, Lorri, Will and Sherri (Brother and SIL) and Harmony (their granddaughter) for lunch. BreAnne had an AWANA potluck.  The last time we ate here we Nate, Heather and Nadia were with us too. Fond memories. 

After lunch we tromped over to where Krista will be moving the end of this month. She is moving in with Drew, her cousin, and will be renting a cute house right next door to Will and Sherri.  She needed to check it all out with an eye to deciding how all will fit in the new home.

And then it was time to head to the train station. Our train was due to leave at 5:10 p.m. 

Arielle seemed reluctant to leave her seat but I insisted she come with us to the lounge care just for a bit. I was disappointed. We'd heard you could watch the stars from the car - but the lights from inside made that impossible. We're just going to have to do this at a different time of the year. In any event - we enjoyed the change of seat, a bit of a snack and determined to bring a game next time.

Arielle read

Stacia watched a movie on loan from Bre and Krista

When the train stopped in Klammath Falls I insisted Stacia get off with me. Arielle didn't want to budge. Stacia was a bit worried the train would leave us. It was NICE to stretch our legs...we went for a brisk walk while others had their smoke break.  She was happy to find SNOW - our first for this winter.

I know, I KNOW. I told her this was disgusting! She said she checked. 

We arrived in Sacramento at 0603 on Monday (today)....12 minutes early. We're going to do our best to get school done. Arielle and Nolan have a Japanese lesson. I should go  get some groceries...but I may not. ::snort::  We're home for a few weeks and then back to OR for the wedding.

The train was MUCH cleaner and nicer both trips this time. I did hear one passenger complaining at the station about an experience that mirrored our last one - but it was in another car. Again - a man getting on in Eugene.....same thing...Hmm.... but WE were fine and didn't have any exciting fellow-passengers to visit with. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2013 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...