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And now…to refresh this blog

I had to do a double-take when I logged in and saw that my last post to this blog was in January 2014. That’s just…sad. In November 2013, I started a knitting podcast (Kitchen Stitches) which became my primary outlet for all things Somer. Earlier this year, I added two cohosts, so the podcast is no longer “mine,” per se. I also switched positions at work and am no longer responsible for web content. The result of both of these changes is a renewed need for a place to share the things going on in my life – in the kitchen, out and about, travel, photography…maybe not as much knitting, since I do still have the podcast for that. So here we are, two and a half years later. Let’s see what becomes of this thing.


2013 Big Bend vacation

I wrote this a little over a week ago, but didn’t have a connection and couldn’t post it. So I’m posting it now. 🙂

I’m sitting here on the porch of our cottage at Chisos Mountain Lodge in Big Bend National Park. I just watched a spectacular sunset through The Window, which we caught from the trailhead feet away from the cottage. Now I’m enjoying the gloaming, Venus has just made her appearance, & the wind is singing our lullaby. This is totally the life.


Another update

I finally can pick my book back up after a long break. I had to go pick up this awesome cake:


If you are familiar with Supernatural, the characters are Dean & Sam Winchester and the angel Castiel. The symbol in the middle was supposed to be a pentacle – I wonder if the cake decorator thought it was too…supernatural…and substituted the Star of David. That’s ok. It gives the cake character. 🙂

I was just getting ready to settle down to read again when my daughter begged me to go to the store to by some sodas. Sigh. Now I’m back and still only halfway done with my book. Being a grown-up sucks! 😉

Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday


Wordless Wednesday