Kit was down in Portland celebrating her sister's birthday. Lottie went along so it was a weekend at home for me and Tim. We made the best of it!
Saturday dawned gray and muted. The air was slightly smoky as neighbors lit their fireplaces. A great day to curl up with a good book. This was the view through our trees, with the winter sun slanting low as it rose up in late morning.
Then the day brightened and warmed up a bit as we headed off to Poulsbo to run some errands. Here's the harbor bay and you can see from the water what a still day it was.
For a kid raised in Washington, this counts as a "sunny day" so we paused to catch some rays on a handy ergonomic anchor-recliner in the marina park.
Since it was low tide, the mud and muck was showing and inviting. Good thing he brought his stomping boots.
We headed on to Silverdale and picked up a pasta roller. Then we came back and spent the evening doing chores and watching TV. (Not pictured: six loads of laundry and two loads of dishes.)
Sunday, we worked on a special meal to welcome back the rest of the family. This was going to be a surprise for them. There's our shiny pasta maker in the background. And our flour-covered pasta master in the foreground! He's picking up one of the secrets of making great pasta: dive in and use your hands.
The special meal is served! Crab and corn raviolis, with all the dough rolled out by Timothy himself. Served in a sage and pepper butter sauce with a side of sauteed green beans and an antipasto plate. Yum!