Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Last week I made my daughter an apron for St. Patrick’s Day. When
she was young I made her a St. Patty’s dress every year but gave
that up once she hit fifth grade.
I found a cute Cynthia Rowley apron that was easy to duplicate without
I had forgotten how much I dislike JoAnn’s fabrics. There is their stingy
fabric cutting as well as the way they treat their customers .
and now a new reason: they plaster their fabrics with self ads - a waste of
good fabric! I dislike having to pay for fabric that they have blazoned with
But it is the only fabric store in my town so ... I bought
the fabric and some trim and made the apron in one night.
It turned out pretty well!
Monday, March 14, 2011
Here are a few sites with job listings for the Northwest - specifically, jobs in Washington,
Oregon and California. Craigslist is great, of course, but not all employers post their jobs
there. If you are looking for a job in more than one area you can use Site Mash . It is
supposed to list entries for craigslists nationwide though it is not 100% complete. You
enter the type of job you want into the blank, e.g. writer, and then it will pull listings from
all (or most) Craigslists.
One of the best sites for Seattle jobs is the Kings County job site and if you are looking
throughout Washington you can find state listings here.
and you can also check out Multnomah County’s listings.
Of Oregon, Washington and California, California has the most cumbersome job site. Many
of the jobs listed are only available to people who have already taken an exam in that job’s
category. But if you want to give it a try, it’s located here .
This site lists many California government entities and also lists sites for many cities and
counties in California.
I really don’t need more job hunting competition but I can’t help but feel empathy for those
of you who are, like me, out there looking for work and not finding it. Best of luck to you.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
My daughter is going to Emerald City ComicCon in Seattle this
weekend. Captain Kirk, Data, Cmmdr. Riker and the Steward of
Gondor are all going to be there.
It’s a bad weekend for driving though. We’ve had a few feet of
snow this week. Today it was 38 degrees and some of the huge
mounds of snow melted away. But to get to Seattle from Moscow
one has to drive over Snoqualmie Pass.
This website by the Washington State Dept of Transportation
has webcams stationed along the trickier portions of Highway 90.
It updates them every 6 minutes. Thanks Washington! I’ll probably
be checking it all weekend.