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Tuesday, October 18, 2005


We just got home this morning from our trip to Alaska. Neither one of us really wanted to come back. Before we left, Mr. H was a little nervous about spending a week with the in-laws, but he really had a great time. It's so nice to spend time around people that really like you. We so often feel like we are entirely on our own here in Seattle. We really don't have any kind of support network around here. In Alaska, we didn't even have enough time to see everyone we wanted to see. We'll definitely have to go back soon. In the meantime, we've got to get caught up with all the homework we didn't do while we were up there.

Dee's wedding was gorgeous. I'm so happy for her.

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Wild Wheat Bakery and Cafe, Downtown Kent

It's payday weekend so we splurged on breakfast this morning.

We went to Wild Wheat Bakery and Cafe in downtown Kent. I love the downtown part of Kent, it's so old school. The shops are all independently owned and it's a great pedestrian area where you can walk from the library to a wide selection of cafes while shopping.

Wild Wheat is a european style bakery with the really crusty breads. The decor inside the cafe is very simple, but punctuated with pieces from local artists that are available for sale.

Mr. H had the eggs florentine which was garnished with tomatoes and dill (the dill really added something special.) I had Stollen French Toast. The stollen bread is made with hazelnuts, raisins and currants and then stuffed with almond paste, and then battered and fried like regular french toast. The edges carmelized perfectly, and the meal was served with fresh fruit and real butter. Its a sad commentary in our world when butter is a pleasant surprise. We topped it off with 2 lattes and got out of there for less than $30.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Comfort Food

There is nothing quite like grilled cheese sandwiches and cream of tomato soup after spending all day slogging around in the drizzling rain.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


We just recently went through a reorg at work and I've been moved from a team I've been with since I started here to singularly supporting the the dept director.

My old team did something to make me feel better though. They went out and got me a gift certificate for Ummelina's - the best day spa in the Seattle area - Ohmmmmmmm

I feel better already.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


The old grainery and Del's Farm Supply (railroad tracks once ran between the two buildings)
The local dairy - Smith Brothers Farms

Abandoned church and parsonage

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