Saturday, February 6, 2010


To start off Season 6 and, more importantly, the Series Finale of "Lost", we invited mom & dad and Seth over to watch the recap and the 2-hour opener of the show. Brian made an island-inspired dinner with baked orange salmon, a fresh vegetable salad, and pineapple spears for us to enjoy while we were watching. And mom brought fresh berries to top the most delicious vanilla icecream ever! (, that's my taste buds talkin'...they haven't had icecream, let alone dairy, for about a month, so the vanilla tasted all the more delicious!). At the end of the 3 hours, we all agreed that something has to be done with amount of commercial interruptions. As for the show itself, of course there are always more questions than answers and the added curiosity to see how this will all conclude in the next few months. But in the end, what is great about this show is that it makes you think and it's fun to share theories and look for connections with other people. A show like this doesn't come around too often.


It's been a few years since we've been to Gorgoza Park. We actually left Maggie behind because she was too young. We tried to go to the park a few weeks ago with Sarah and Owen, but it was too stormy to drive thru the canyon. It was a pretty nice day to go, though it did snow off and on the whole time we were there. In fact, it was also a pretty popular place. The last time we went there was hardly anyone there. But still it was a lot of know, the lazy man's version of sledding.


Allie invited me to a craft night she was having where they were going to make felt BIRTHDAY BANNER, but I wasn't able to go. So instead, Amanda and I tried to recreate the birthday banner all on our own. Together we got our supplies, spent an evening making a smaller version of the one that Allie and her friends were making. We tried to keep it simple and generic with our color choices and we used an assortment of wool felt and the cheap felt too. We used a CD as our template for the back piece and then I happen to have some templates I picked up from Hobby Lobby that were circular-shaped but with different decorative edges. They were smaller than the CD circle, so they fit perfectly on top. To do the letters, I just free-cut them out of felt and some fabric. With felt glue and some simple straight stitches we put them together. Using a small hole punch and ribbon, we finished up the banners. Pretty easy.