Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday Mishmash

By the time most of you read this, we will have been up for several hours already - my mom had to be at the hospital at 5:30 am today for her scheduled surgery at 7:30 am. Think the good thoughts for her today, ok?


OK, onto the mishmash.

On Wednesday night, my mom and I went to Lunafest. We really enjoyed it - if the festival happens to come to your town, buy a ticket and go see these short films. I think you will be glad you did. Also, it was quite nice to hear a room full of women laughing - beautiful sounds. Of course we had to wear matching outfits - it helped that while we were out shopping earlier in the week, we found brown jeans that we both fit into (and were on sale, naturally)...then we found a green t-shirt (again, on sale), and the outfits came together. We wore our matching lime green/turquoise earrings, and the pièce de résistance was my uber-fancy crocheted um, scarf? necktie? I am in the process of teaching myself to crochet, and so far have only mastered the chain stitch (and master might be a stretch at this point, to be honest). So I made two long strings, and then we knotted them into our whatever that we wore.

Dork city, population two.
Graduates of the Barbizon School of Modeling, circa 1978 (not!).

We went out for a quick bite at a local restaurant before the show - split what was quite possibly the best burger I've ever tasted (we sat at the bar and got Sean, the bartender, to take our picture). Anyway, they grind their own sirloin for the burgers, and my gosh, was it GOOD!

We had Izze to drink - pomegranate for my mom and grapefruit for me - yum!

Then we walked a few blocks to the arts center and posed for yet another picture. Look at my mom - doesn't she look wonderful? Healthy? Vibrant? Still shocks me that she has cancer when she looks (and feels) so good.

Judy and Shelley, February 23, 2011

After Lunafest, we walked back through falling snow - big, fat, wet flakes! It was wild - I've never been in snow like that. My hair was not only wet, but really cold! Another new experience for me. We were headed back to the restaurant where we had dinner with dessert on our minds. One chocolate volcano cake with homemade vanilla ice cream and several cups of coffee later, we headed home. Such a fun night!


While it's been warm, Spring-like weather back in Texas, winter is still happening in Oregon. I took this picture on Wednesday morning:
Sweet crocus peeking through the snow in my parent's backyard.

Also, the tiny pine tree looked like this:
Nicely dusted with snow - so pretty!

Then on Thursday morning, this is what I saw:
Poor little crocus is buried somewhere to the left of the tiny pine that's what I call SNOW!


I wanted to give you a sneak preview of some future Fashion Fridays - we had fun shopping and I got quite a few new tops (and the brown jeans, and a pair of darker wash jeans as well), which will be great to wear once I get back to Texas and warmer weather. Or I could wait and wear them here in a few months!
And yes, there is also a new running vest (so I can be seen in the early morning hours when I run) and a new pink lightweight running jacket - and a pair of socks that might protect my ankle a bit better from my kicking action. Not nearly as cute as my Thorlos, but I'll give them a try. :) I may not be running at the moment, but soon...

Hope you all have a good weekend. :)


  1. Your Mom and you will be in my thoughts today. Hope the surgery goes well for her! Wish you strength today.

    The both of you are just too cute in those matching outfits. LOVE IT!
    And it sounds like a fantastic night out together!

  2. thinking about you and your mom. I love the power of the blog as now I feel as though I know her as well.

    xo xo xo

  3. Praying for you Mom this morning and keeping your family in my thoughts today!

  4. Thinking about you THIS moment and will continue to all day. Let us know when you can.
    Love the matching outfits and your new digs.

  5. Good thoughts are being sent right now!

  6. Praying for your Mom this morning. Hugs to you!!

  7. Thinking of you, your Mom and family this morning.

    Darling, darling photos.

  8. Positive thoughts to you and your mom!

    And the Barbizon thing made me LOL - I totally forgot about those commercials!

  9. thinking of you and your mom Shelley .
    What a blessing that you have so many great days with her. Sounds like you two are getting into alot of trouble ;-).

  10. Will be thinking of you and your mom. Lovely photos.

  11. I have not heard the words Barbizon School of Modeling since I was a teenager! Oh my goodness what a memory flashback. You guys look adorable! I'm so, so happy that you have had the opportunity to have some fun times prior to her surgery. And now? I want a burger and a chocolate volcano cake. YUM.

  12. Can you believe the snow? In February? Crazy, right? Here's many good thoughts for your mom!

  13. Sending lots of positive & healing thoughts for your mum. Great photos - you two really do have a blast :)

  14. Great photos, Shelley! And I can't wait to see your new swag in action!!!

    Sending positive thoughts to your mom and the rest of the family!

  15. Prayers for your mom and your family today. What a wonderful memory for you and so much fun! Your Mom is gorgeous. Keep us updated!

  16. What a wonderful day the two of you had. I'll be sending postive thoughts to your beautiful mom today.

  17. You got your snow! What a wonderful day. Great food. And now I want to get my own meat grinder LOL.

    You know you are both in my prayers this morning Shelley.

  18. Sending positive thoughts and many prayers for your mom, you and your entire family.

    (OK words from a daughter-physician coming up) Be a vigorous advocate for your mother. Ask questions in a sweet, Texas manner (you can fake it) until you are satisfied that she is getting the best care and you all know exactly what is going on. The patient is always the one in control, or should be. I went through this with my parents, and being assertive is hard to do even if one is a medical professional. But, you will look back as she recovers and know you were her fierce and loving guardian this time. Warmest wishes.

  19. Awww--seeing pics of you and your mom having a great time is making me miss MY mommy:) Fortunately, my parents will be making a trip to visit next weekend.

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your mom that her surgery is successful and goes smoothly.

  20. Sending huge hugs your way having just been through everything with Tony - just except time to stand still while she is in the hospital and expect everything to take 3 times longer than you think it will.

    I have signed up for you Mom's site - I need to check my email for confirmation before I can leave a message on her guestbook page.


  21. Good thoughts coming your way. And yes, your mom looks amazing and vibrant!

  22. Hi Shelley, you and your Mom are getting warm and healing thoughts!!! LOVE the matching outfits! Keep us posted on her recovery and take care of yourself!!!

  23. Thinking happy thoughts for your momma :)

    Love that the restaurant you went to had Izze!

  24. You look like you are having a great time with your Mom. I hope everything went well today with her surgery. Sending healing vibes her way.



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