Monday, April 28, 2008

Rockin' and Rollin'

Well, I am awake and it is 5:27 am, and actually I have been awake for most of the night. My sweet little Sierra has been on edge and then of course we had a 4.0 earthquake at 4:33 this morning. It's hard to imagine that the 4.7 we had Friday night was so much more than that, but it was! Geoff, my brainiack says that as the numbers go up the severity goes up by a factor of 10. Now, I am no math wiz (as anyone who knows me will attest) but, I do know that when the shakin' started on Friday night it was much more severe than this morning. So, the way I understand it is that is a factor of 70. I just can't imagine what bigger is like? All the California earthquakes that have done such damage and taken lives are becoming quite real to me.

This really hits home to me, the fact that the Human race is so powerless over our environment. Sure, we can build to help with damage in lots of situations, but the bottom line is we need to have more humility for the awesome power that is Mother Earth. I have always worked hard to live in the moment and yesterday I had some GREAT moments! We went for a ride with two of our new motorcycle buddies and it was beautiful! We rode up to Lake Tahoe and had lunch at Garwoods. It was warm and the lake was like a still pond. As we came back down, we rode through Truckee on Glenshire and I thought of Dannette bobette! I know she lives around there somewhere. Then we rode around Boca and along the rode by the river. Boy was it beautiful! Earthquakes and all, I am so grateful for my life at this very moment. Have lots of great moments today and don't let the stupid stuff get to you; it's just not worth it.

Friday, April 11, 2008

UGH! Technology..

Ok, I am just on a rant about technology and especially software! Computers are so ridiculously specific. If you type just one thing that isn't right they will NOT forgive. Picky, picky, picky! So I just stopped by to let anyone who may care that 2 Askew Designs now has a website, BUT that silly little me can't get the site 'pushed' out there yet. You can check out our blog if you like and I will try to keep that somewhat current.

Phew, maybe I will go ride the bike! I did just water the yard a bit and finally the weather is getting sweet!

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Crazy times, or is it just me?

Well, at the shop if I get a little tilted; we call it being 'Pickley'. I have been a little tilted lately, but have seemed to pull it together the last couple of days.

I am currently relearning HTML, or better known as web design, after an extended hiatus (about 10 years)! UGH! I have some great mentors and have had a ton of awesome input that has helped get the cobwebs knocked down. However, it is still a big learning curve. The site I am working on getting going is of course, 2 Askew Designs so far there is still Godaddy's page holder there, BUT stay tuned it is starting to come together!

I have gotten the email up and running, so give me a shout at and I should be able to get back to you soon! In the meantime we do have some new patterns out that you can see here at Jimmy Beans Wool of course riding, knitting, and some crochet are on my mind too, phew!

Stay tuned same Bat Channel for more....