'Showtime' approaches

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The local libraries have some great programs going on. At

Snoqualmie Library from Jan. 20 to Feb. 17, stories, songs and fingerplays for ages

3 to 7 and families are held on Thursdays at 7 p.m. You can register by

calling (425) 888-1223. Another option is a hands-on workshop of

preschool games and activities that teach math. This will be held at Children's

Services of Sno-Valley on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. You can also

register for this by calling (425) 888-1223.


Sparky actually stood in the doorway for half a minute, but as soon

as he saw rain, he made a run for the sanctity of his warm spot on the

bed, which includes the pajamas I had laid out to put on after taking a bath.


Only two months to showtime! I have been having trouble sleeping

at times thinking about that upcoming 26-mile walk. We will soon be

doing a 20-mile walk, which we have to do in five hours. Let me tell you,

keeping a pace of four miles an hour is not easy for a five-hour period. I keep trying

to picture the pounds left behind on the sidewalk we walk on and hope it

won't be as tough as it sounds. This weekend we are taking a break from the

Gas Works Park route and opting to walk the trail from Preston to

Snoqualmie Falls. My blisters do not want to heal so I am about to try a liner sock

with the regular walking sock plus blister protectors. I guess I can't really

whine too much about blisters because they certainly can't compare to what

people go through when battling leukemia!


We have been having tons of red- winged blackbirds out here lately.

I love it when they all take off flying at the same time and you see all

the flashes of red and orange on their wings.


Looking for something different to cook for breakfast? How about

a breakfast burrito? Cook ground sausage in a pan, add one large

potato, peeled and grated (or cheat and use hash browns) and cook until

brown. Drain fat. Warm the tortillas according to the directions (use flour

tortillas). Scramble eggs and divide all the ingredients among the tortilla

shells and add grated cheese. Roll and eat.


The local businesses have now got their entry forms for the prize

given every year for Valentine's Day for a sweetheart package, so don't forget

to enter. You can also win a free trip to Hawaii for the best love story,

given away by the Hawaii State Vacation Planner. The contest runs until Feb.

14. To enter, submit an original G-rated love story of 500 words or less

containing the word "Hawaii." You can submit the stories online

at www.bestplaceshawaii.com or mail to Love Stories, 1351 Kuhio

Highway, Kapa'a, HI. 96746. Official rules are on the Web site or mail a SASE to

the mailing address.

Please submit items for the Snoqualmie News Notes to

Donna, P.O. Box 604,

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

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