Sunday, April 19, 2009


This morning I was out for a walk and developed a large lump in my throat when I started thinking about Corvallis.  Don't get me wrong, I love Portland - but I was thinking about all the pretty and enjoyable things about Corvallis too, and thought I'd write a post about my memories. 

Sunday morning

The best parts about Corvallis were:
Alex, who was killed on Harrison about a year ago...
My homemade, raised bed, and all the veggies I grew....
The waterfront Farmers Market...
Joel and Liz...
And last, but not at all least, working at the Plant Clinic for the last year and a half of living there.

Basically every post I write these days is regarding the reasons I am happy in Portland. The two places aren't better or worse in my mind, just different, and both beautiful in the spring!

Sunday flower walk winner

my morning 4/18/09

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Bakery Bar - yummmmm

Woke up this morning and had a lazy walk around my neighborhood taking pictures of beautiful things. I wound up at Bakery Bar for coffee and one of my favorite scones - cheddar scallion (sans the bacon today).  The place was packed, as usual, so I asked to share a table with a guy and his son outside. After chatting for a while, he identified himself as the owner. Him and his wife opened the NE Glisan location this November, and you might have remembered how excited I was... They now have an expanded breakfast menu, and I can't wait to try a brekkie sandwich with egg and bacon.
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Bakery Bar

Steno books

Working as a health coach, I take notes all day, every day. Notes notes notes notes.... I make quick, shorthand notes while on the phone with participants (pt's).  These are in regards to their "ch" (cholesterol), "bp" (blood pressure), "wt" (weight), and well, you get the idea.  During training I quickly learned which writing pad I preferred - we'd been given about four different kinds.  And now, working as apartment manager as well, I find I'm taking notes pretty much all day long, every day, and the steno books have taken over my apartment.  Tonight, I walked around and just shot pictures wherever I found them....

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flickr <3's kayaking waterfalls

It turns out people really like photos of folks hucking their boats over waterfalls.  My Flickr stats went through the roof on Sunday and Monday, just because I posted the shots from the race Phil was in on the PDX Kayaker forum.  Pretty fun to watch, but now the glory is over... 

Sunday, April 12, 2009