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Woodrow becomes Woodreaux. And the Saints win big.

It’s been a very long two weeks since my last post. 

A very.long.two.weeks. 

Highlights include: 

  • Woodrow making the trek from Northeast Oregon to the Bay Area with no hiccups.
  • Me not killing my husband during said trek.
  • The Superbowl party of a lifetime.
  • The Superbowl win of a lifetime.
  • Woodrow miraculously passes crazy California emissions test and gets a high-five from our mechanic, Robert.
  • Woodrow makes another trek – this time up to Tahoe – with only minor hiccups.
  • I rediscover that Brandon is MacGyver when he fixes the back window (after taking the entire thing apart) – and has the patience of Job when he has to put everything back together again.
  • I don’t completely lose it when I have to spend two hours registering Woodrow at the DMV this morning. TWO HOURS. This included one of the ladies talking to me like a four year old with a listening problem. I don’t have a listening problem, by the way. I have a you-are-a-dummy-and-no-two-people-that-work-here-give-the-same-information problem. It’s like you need a secret handshake, an archaeologist and a Bible to uncover the mysterious ways of the DMV.
  • And last but not least, Woodrow officially becomes part of our Louisiana family – and therefore, he is now Woodreaux.

Hope you guys didn’t miss me too much. But dang, I missed you. 

A few pictures from the last couple of weeks (I’ll upload all of them in the next couple of days): 

From Ashland to Oakland.

From Ashland to Oakland.

 

From Eugene to Ashland.

From Eugene to Ashland.

 

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Football, Farmers Markets and Fiction

This week was a busy week, a full week, an exciting week.

Let’s start off with the most important news first: The Saints are going to the Superbowl. Now, if you’re not sure who the Saints are, or if you’re thinking the Superbowl has anything to do with cereal – you, my friend, might be feeling a little lost right now. It’s okay. You have a full week to get the facts straight. You can start with these:

  • Uh, really the most important thing to know is that the Saints are awesome.
  • In their entire history, they have never once been to the Superbowl, so it’s kind of a big deal. By the way, they’ve been a franchise since 1966, and that’s a long dang time to wait for a win like this. But Southerners are patient (that’s a bald-faced lie – we wore bags over our heads at one time because we were so ashamed of our Saints).
  • Drew Brees was born one day before me in the same year. If you don’t know who Drew Brees is, remember the overall rule: you have a week to figure it out.
  • Peyton Manning is from the New Orleans area, so he’s practically committing a sin playing against his hometown team.
  • Did I mention the Saints are awesome?

If you want some New Orleans Saints gear, go here to Dirty Coast Press. They have really awesome tees that are for New Orleans locals (and for those of us who aren’t so local). I ordered two tees today – one for me, one for Brandon (Brandon’s will have the church image above) – and I cannot wait to show them off. If we win the Superbowl, they might have to cut it off me, because I’m going to just wear the mess out of it.

In other highlights of the week, we went to the Temescal Farmer’s Market. It’s amazing what beautiful produce, live music, cute kids and smiling people can do to a DMV parking lot. This is one of my favorite farmer’s markets to go to – I feel really lucky to live in a place where food, like the kind I find here, is so close. I ended up buying golden cauliflower – which I wish I had taken a picture of since my Mom said she’d never seen it – some chard, some pretty little orange flowers, two preztels to help us keep our stamina up (farmer’s markets can sometimes be a deadly place with all those toddlers on tricycles), lots of carrots and a few other odds and ends.  I roasted the cauliflower and carrots, sauteed the chard and served it all with pork medallions. Easy as pie.

And last but not least, I hosted the Glen Book Club at my house. I haven’t really mentioned the neighborhood that I live in, and how much I love it. I’ll say it again, but I’m one lucky gal to live here. My neighbors are my friends, and the Glen Book Club is just a gathering of those friends. I like it because we’re all different ages and at different stages in our lives – retired, just married, single, having babies, in jobs we love, in jobs we hate – and it’s nice to know that no matter how busy we are, we’ll always have one time during the month when we can catch up. Oh, we talk about books – we do! – but the real point (at least for me) is the gathering itself. By the way, we chose Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder as our February pick. I’ve updated my Book page (above) with what I’m reading right now, so the book club pick will be up next.

Hope you all had a nice week – let’s do this again real soon.

Temescal Farmer's Market - Handmade Produce Bags.

Temescal Farmer's Market - Handmade Produce Bags.

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

Temescal Farmer's Market

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