Monday, November 06, 2006

Open for Business!

Back window

Side window

I feel like I'm legitimate now that I have car signs!
Guess I have to stop driving like a madman; Instead of drivers shaking their fists at me they can call and say all sorts of nasty things to me. Well, I think I'd have to START driving like a madman first~
But, now that my "W '04" sticker is off, at least I can drive in Seattle without people waving at me with one finger. Sheesh.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Our Sugar Maple

We recently discovered we have the largest Sugar Maple trees in Kitsap County. Isn't it beautiful? God is so amazing to create such beauty!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Camping and Pancakes

This past weekend we went camping at Scenic Beach St Park out in Seabeck with our dear friends . What a glorious weekend to camp! Those of us over 40 slept in the trailer, and those under 30 slept in tents. (I'm glad I'm over 40!)

I got to plan the menu, and if it's true that "food is fun", then we really had a great time!

Here's a recipe for the pancakes we had both mornings:

Buttermilk Yeast Pancakes

4-cup flour
2 Tbsp baking soda
2 Tbsp baking powder
2 Tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1-quart buttermilk
6 eggs
1 pkg yeast
½-cup oil

Dissolve yeast in one cup of lukewarm buttermilk. Mix all ingredients well. Pour into covered container ¾ full, since it will “grow.” Let sit for 24 hours refrigerated. Stir well before each use. Will keep up to 10 days. Grey specks are a sure sign the yeast is active.

To top it off, I highly recommend fresh picked, wild huckleberry sauce.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Too close of an encounter

After worship this morning at a local Evangelical Free Church, we stopped for lunch, dropped off the underwater cameras to be developed at the drug store, came back to the condominium so I could have my Sunday afternoon nap.
Then we went back to our favorite snorkeling beach, Kahalu’u Beach Park, which is just down the road from us. Though I cannot make myself GO snorkeling, I do like the IDEA of snorkeling. Today, as I was standing close to the shore, in about a foot of water, a green sea turtle touched me. Ewwee. Ick. This photo shows the turtle “resting” against my leg as the wave held him in place until it subsided and he was ready to move on. It was very cool to SEE the turtle, but to have him TOUCH me was excessively much. I immediately got out of the water. I know, I am such a “girly girl”. Thank you.
I did go back in the water a bit later, and got to see two more turtles, but this time, they did not come so close to me. Whew!