Notes – June 10, 2015

2015.06.10Why, yes! Yes this IS my own Color Affection, and I’ve finally made it to the border!!  I’ve been knitting away on this forever, a few rows at a time, and now the end it in sight.  I have another skein of purple, so this border may end up about three inches wide…I’m just going to knit until I run out of yarn.

I’m using Classic Elite Vail (naturally colored grey and cream) and Villa (dyed purple).  It’s a lusciously soft alpaca and bamboo blend.

Reading this week – not much.  I’m spending time with Dorothy Levitt, my road bike!

Linking up with Ginny…hop over and see what everyone is making.

Knit Something. Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Minutes – June 1, 2015


  • today!
  • sunshine!


  • patience
  • my children, as they take even bigger steps towards adulthood

::pondering – time.  Egads, it’s been months since I’ve published any minutes.  I feel like a hamster on a wheel, running at full speed but getting absolutely nowhere.  I’m pulled between caring for my family, tending to Mom Pea’s ever increasing physical needs, and work.  I’d like to have 30 hours in a day, please, and to be able to function and stay healthy on only four hours of sleep.

::healthy –  It’s been one year since my last chemo.  I have hair again, and it’s super curly now.  I have scans coming in up in the next week or so, along with my one year checkup.  Please keep me in your prayers for continued remission.

We haven’t been biking much this month. Most of the bike trails and favorite road routes are still under water from the tremendous amount of rain we’ve had.  Have you heard?  Our drought is over!


  • Steak, Ranch Potato Salad, Spinach Salad
  • Leftovers
  • Adobo Chicken, Pinto Beans, Spinach Salad
  • Turkey Panninis, Strawberries
  • Grilled Salmon, Asian Slaw and Peas
  • Tacos
  • Veggie Soup and Sandwiches

::fun – The Architect graduated from high school, and my parents were able to join us.  Commencement was a wonderful day with lots of friends and family around to share it.  See all those ropes, medals, and collars thingies draped around his neck?  He graduated summa cum laude, has been handed a full academic scholarship to college (YEAH!!) and is ready to fly!

Kevin Graduation

Left to Right:  Cherry Ames, DirtBike, The Architect, Princess Pea, Me, Mr. Pea, My Parents, Mom Pea (in the wheelchair)  Ignore the random guy in the background!

::this week –  Mr. Pea and I have been married for Twenty Nine Years.  TWENTY NINE YEARS!!  We did manage to sneak away and go out to dinner on Saturday evening at our most favorite “special occasion” restaurant, the Lonesome Dove.  Chef Love was in the house that night, and sent us champagne with our dessert.

Keep the Faith.

angela pea

Friday’s Letters – May 29, 2015

Friday's Letters

Dear Architect – Your Dad and I are so very, very proud of you, and not just of your accomplishments.  Every time we look at you, our hearts are humbled  with wonder at the man you have become.

Kevin Pereira Senior Portrait

Congratulations, Son, on your graduation.

I pray that the world is kind to you, and that you find joy in life

Keep the Faith.

angela pea