Friday, May 09, 2008


This is the famous climbing area Smith Rocks - featuring Monkey Face. My office is right across the river and the climbers provide lots of interesting watching opportunities.
I've been too busy this week to be very entertained...hardly any knitting even.

But I did have a wonderful evening last night. My Mom's longest friend - they met in Kindergarden and remained close always; actually there were 9 friends (The Snotty Nine they called themselves) - Ann came through Central Oregon on her way from Northern California to Montana and stopped to have dinner with us. She is amazing - OMG she's 83 and incredible: just returned from a 34 day trip to South America - by herself!! She had a blast! Now she's driving by herself to a family event in Montana. Sharp as can be - if I didn't know how old she was I would have guessed 20 years younger! I should be so lucky. We had a great visit and laughed a lot and shared stories about my mom - sort of fitting considering Mother's Day is this weekend. I am so honored that she called and stopped for a visit.

I really didn't do much knitting this week. Only working on a hat to match the mitts, trying to use up the rest of the yarn and have a matched gift set for an cold weather bound college student. Her birthday is in August - the day school starts....so it's a perfect bday present.

College girl is home (again!) this weekend so it will be enjoyable. The weatherman says a "warm-up is on the way" - so guess that means I can work in the garden. Sounds good to me!!

3 comments:

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

OMG, the climbing picture makes my toes tinkle. I could never do that stuff. Amazing to watch it tho from where you work.

Your Mom's friend sounds "cool" like an Aunt of mine. My Dad's sister is 82 and just drove across country, including Montana on her own. Even camped out. She has amazing energy also. Competed in the Senior Olympics.(swimming)She also Kayaks. I hope I'm the same at her age. Altho, I can imagine going to Africa alone at ANY age.

Pat K said...

What a funny rock. And have a great day Sunday (Happy Mom's Day) with your kids.

Kukka-75 said...

I admire active people especially in high age. It inspires me a lot.

Funny looking rock! I couldn´t climb because I´m scared of hights =)