|Clouds movin' in.|
|Some recent rain has brought some green back to California.|
|Doin' Sunday right.|
|Bella and Duchess.|
|Cardstock letter tiles for card-making.|
|On Sunday, I built a Lego house, then sorted them by color.|
|I love that I can watch, from my earth-bound bedroom, as the|
recently-launched ISS astronauts arrive and enter the station.
|On Monday, I finished the Harry Potter movie marathon I'd|
started on Saturday, and made cards. And drank tea, of course.
|I love these ones.|
|Sweetest little face in town.|
|This is near downtown Lincoln; I was there to drop off four|
bags of canned goods at our local food bank.
|Then it was over to my storage unit to dig out some Christmas|
|LOVE the colors on this.|
|I've been making these postcards with old road atlas maps and|
the letter tiles. (I'm keeping the California one for myself!)
|Home Sweet Lincoln.|
|I bought this thing to help with some back pain I've been having.|
|I've been getting to know my foam roller a lot.|
|Before I attacked Mom's spice cabinet.|
|After. I bought the expandable shelves and went to work while|
she and Dad were out.
|It's a rough life, eh, Duckie?|
|"So rough. You have no idea."|
|I wanted a pic of my signature for a newsletter I was emailing|
out to choir parents.
|I made a quiz about recital etiquette for my piano class. It's|
|Millie is thankful for Tuna Time.|
|After my run, I got some pretty pics.|
|When I got back from my run, I put up the outside decorations.|
The little Peanuts light-ups are mine, the big Snoopy is my
parents'. They bought it years ago because they KNOW me.
|See? Mom KNOWS me. That's hers, too.|
|Duchess watched the goings-on from the kitchen window.|
|As we drove to dinner (we ate out), I saw these marvelous|
|Swish, swish. I love this skirt.|
|Pumpkin pie at home.|
|Mom put the tree up on Thursday. Millie approves. This will be|
our fifteenth Christmas together, Millie and I.
|Mom trimmed her tree Friday. I'll do mine on Sunday, because|
I had an adventure to go on...
|It started Friday night, in Oakland. Dinner with Summer, then|
on Saturday, into San Francisco.
|Buddy is adorable.|
|The old Bay Bridge Span is being dismantled.|
|The Western Span is same as ever.|
|Karl the Fog is in town.|
|We started with the quickest of quick visits to Pier 39, just to|
wander for a few minutes and see the sea lions.
|And, you know, eat sourdough.|
|I never get tired of this. The sea lions are hilarious.|
|We drove down the Embarcadero, then headed up to Noe Valley,|
where we had reservations at a tea shop.
|I love the varying architectural styles in San Francisco. It's|
such a photogenic city.
|Mission Delores, one of the official California missions. Yes,|
I've visited this one before!
|Before our reservation, we visited the little shop across the|
street (owned by the tea shop). It's a mix of vintage, hand-made,
and new items, and it was adorable.
|I bought some Downton Christmas Blend.|
|SO tempted to buy these.|
|We had some time before the reservation, so we wandered up|
the street a bit.
|Finally, it was time for tea.|
|You know it.|
|I had the High Tea.|
|Summer had the Healthy Tea.|
|Happiness is a fresh-baked scone with Devonshire cream and|
|Time with Summer is ALWAYS fun. I love our adventures and|
am thankful for my friend.
It's been a marvelous break. I'm ready to get back to work, though the next few weeks are going to be crazy--choir concerts, a school-wide "Every Fifteen Minutes" program, and so much more. But Winter Break is in three short weeks, and I've got plenty of card-making ideas that will hold 'til then!