This is my friend, the Rappin' Hamster at Kia Motors in North Seattle. I love their commercials with the dancing hamsters, and have wanted a Kia Soul for a couple of years. The sale of the farm finally went through, and my cars odometer was about to turn over the 200,000 mile mark, so I started doing my research and shopping for a new car.
Wouldn't you just know the Soul won out! I went in, planning on getting a nice racy red model, but the black one looked so sharp. I feel really good about this purchase. It makes me feel more settled.
Here is a picture of my deck on the third floor, taken from my parking space below. As you can see, living in an apartment in the city is not deterring me from having a garden.
And, I finally got started on the quilt for my niece, Rachael. It's a wedding gift for the wedding that took place last May in Hawaii. I was counting on getting snowed in for a week this winter, in Nooksack, in order for me to get it done. That is usually when I am the most productive. But, it has been an unusually mild winter, especially here in Ballard. So, I had to bite the bullet and get started. It's been difficult, because it took me three days to recover from working at the Pike Place Market on the day before and the day of Valentine's Day. 10 hour days on my feet on the cement with no breaks. It was sooooooooooo much fun, but exhausting. I'm still dreaming of gathering bouquets and wrapping them. I walked into the grocery store and saw a display of them and almost ran away!!! Oh, dear, am I not going to like tulips anymore? Not a chance that will happen.