72 – Clear creek trail, Silverdale

W72 – Clear creek trail, Silverdale

Après un automne/hiver ultra pluvieux battant tout les records météorologique de la région, la pluie s’est arrêtée plus 24h. Le soleil brille, reboostant mon état d’esprit et réchauffant nos coeurs. Grosse promenade matinale au sentier de Clear creek à Silverdale. J’ai pu jouer avec Ulysse = > courrir, sauter faire les idiots… La grossesse et la naissance de Théo a réduit les moments privilégiés de tête à tête avec mon ainé et cela se voit dans nos intéractions, il me manque, on se manque. Théodore quand à lui profitait de la ballade dans la poussette avec Mamie J 🙂

5 choses pour lesquelles je suis reconnaissante aujourd’hui : Soleil, Carrie, Etre seule dans un café pendant 2h = Mr H, Réfléchir, Ecrire

The rain finally stopped for more than 24h! The past Autumn/Winter season has been the most wet in the region since 1895. The sun is finally shining boosting my mental health and warming up our hearts. We went for a big morning walk at the Clear creek trail in Silverdale. I played with Ulysse -> Run, jump, be silly… The pregnancy and Theo’s birth reduced the quality time we used to spent together and it shows up in our behavior I miss him, we miss each other. Theodore was enjoying the trail from his stroller with Mamie J 🙂

5 things I am thankful for today : Sun, Carrie, Be alone in a coffee shop for 2 hours = Mr H, Reflection, Writing

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What are you thankful for today? / De quoi êtes vous reconnaissant aujourd’hui ?

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Info about Clear creek trail, ici

Info about Seattle’s rain records, ici

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48 – Seattle women march against hate

W48 – Seattle women march against hate

*** So many great people *** Great signs *** Inclusion *** Kids & Family ***       Carry and I have been planning on going since the results of the election and I also wanted/needed and hair cut and she was willing to try it 🙂  We schedule our quality time together around the March. She did a great job with my hair, she is not an hairstylist btw! We started the walk in Volunteer park, through Broadway and finished in Cal Anderson Park in Capital Hill. Along the walk people were singing, playing instruments from their balcony, giving free hugs, honking, waving, smiling… Definitely brought up a lot of emotions but also warmth and hope in such an unbelievable transition of power.

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Have you ever march/strike for your rights? For other people rights?

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More info about the Seattle women march against hate, here.

More info about Volunteer Park in Seattle, here.

More info about Cal Anderson Park in Seattle, here.

26 ways to be in the struggles beyond the street, here.

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22 – Sun & Splashes

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W22 – Sun & Splashes

It has been a pretty sunny week and we have been enjoying our cheap kiddie pool 🙂  Ulysse loves playing in the water and most of the time we have to negociate with him when it’s time to get out of it (bath or pool). We took him to a pool for the first time when he was 5 month old when living in France. When we moved back to WA, he took a Tiny Tots swimming class at the Hazen High School pool in Renton. He/We loved it! I was surprised by the number of  “skill set” required before being able to learn how to swim. Mr H and I enjoy swimming to so I suppose it is not a surprise that our little one is a fish in the water 😉

Remember, do not leave your kid(s) without adult surveillance when they are playing in the pool.

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How old were you when you learn to swim?

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Tiny tots class, Hazen  High school in Renton – here

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01 – Bittersweet love

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W1 – Bittersweet love – Central District

We stopped by the “newly” painted Pratt wall this week. We used to lived in that neighborhood after getting married and loved it. Litteraly loved it, 30 min walk to DT Seattle, 5 min Bike ride.. We did not own a car at that time.. Walking up Yelser or Jefferson… Afro Mini store, Ezell’s Chicken, Pratt, R&L Home of Good Bar-B-Q, Moonlight Cafe, Franz, Red Apple, Samarya Center.. A lot happened/changed during the 4 years we were in France and for sure now we cannot afford to live there anymore. Real estate market went up like crazy in Seattle. We were aware of it when we decided to move back to beautiful PNW and it’s ok. We can still visit, walk around the neighborhood and down to lake Washington. Sight ***

Pratt is one of the best place to go to when you want to learn a new craft, Mr H has taught there and taken workshop too. It is a good way to learn from great artists. I really enjoyed their Jewellry/Metasmithing classes and the glass photo kilnforming workshop myself!

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What about you? Any bittersweet old neighborhood love?

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Info about Central district here

Info about Pratt Art Center here

Info about about gentrification issues in Seattle and the impact on the Afro american communities that built/created CD –
The Stranger 2015
Seattle times 2016
Kuow seattle 2016

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