January 24, 2022
January 17: We’d been waiting for a window to go to western Washington to see Mr. Karen’s mom so he could take care of some financial things for her before the end of the month. We got one, serendipitously when the MLK weekend/week crowds showed up on our mountain. To maximize our drive time while it was light out and the forecast looked better than the patches of freezing fog showing over night, we split the drive up over two days, which meant we went by these mountains when I could see them from the passenger seat, rather than in the dark as often is the case when we’re heading this one and doing it in one day.
January 18: I just liked this carved design on top of a wooden box in my sister-in-law’s guest room.
January 19: Mr. K’s sister had some Christmas gifts for us when we showed up. I appropriated this chain mail style pot scrubber as a sort of fidget spinner for myself. It feels very nice in my hand. Eventually we’ll use it on the cast iron pans it’s designed for.
January 20: I persuaded Mr. K’s mom to get up and look out at the rainbow that appeared just before sunset outside her window at the assisted living place.
January 21: On my trips back and forth to the laundry room getting Mr. K’s mom’s stuff done, I passed by this cart with precarious-looking stacks of medicine cups and finally had to take a photo.
January 22: Happened to be crossing the Columbia River close to dusk and I happened to be in the passenger seat and grabbed this shot at highway speeds.
January 23: Back home again, with most of the visitors having left. We didn’t ski, being tired from our trip and there being no fresh powder anyway.
On this date in 2012 to 2021: No entries
2011: More Skiing
2003 to 2010: No entries