|After several days of feeling awful, it was nice to work|
out, even it if it was really, really easy.
|Sylvie's gas mileage in the average work week. About four to|
five miles to the gallon better thatn RoPro.
|On Sunday, I had several inches of hair chopped off. It doesn't|
look like a lot, but it felt like about ten pounds of dead weight.
|I spent a lot of time making cards this week. Perfect "recover|
from a sinus infection" activity!
|I made these for Mom, using prints of Instagram shots I took of|
her garden all spring and summer.
|Fun with patterns and colors.|
|Sylvie and I drove to Emeryville--her first longer day trip.|
|We met Summer for brunch at Rudy's.|
|Then Summer drove us into the city.|
|Rainy day in San Francisco.|
|Our mission: brave the holiday crowds.|
|Happiness is the Macy's shoe department.|
|Snoopy from the other side.|
|Macy's Holiday Lane|
|Every year, the Humane Society of San Francisco puts adoptable|
cats and dogs in the windows. In the three weeks they'd been
there, there'd been 168 adoptions!
|There's a teeny, tiny, adorable puppy in there. It's black and|
white. The brown is a toy.
|We stopped by Tiffany...sadly, they no longer sell Christmas|
ornaments. I'm glad I have my candy cane.
|Dinner at Boudin.|
|If you squint, you can just make out a world-famous bridge in|
the fog and mist.
|It took us two hours to get from Pier 39 to Market Street. If you're|
not familiar with SF, that's a nightmare. And that's traffic.
|I got a hula hoop for Christmas!|
|I also got a really cute Snoopy card, which was above and beyond.|
|The ornament detaches. : )|
|Hot buttered rum. We didn't have the mix so I just put butter,|
brown sugar, cinnamon, rum, and my special ingredient:
cinnamon imperials. It was amazing.
|My first long walk in ages!!|
|Came home and played with my new hoop. It matches my shoes.|
|Managed to take a window selfie while hooping.|
|Saw these at Safeway. LOVE.|
|Went out to hoop some more and got a few pics of the|
garden in winter.
|I had to make Grinch Crinkle Cookies.|
|"Maybe his heart was ten sizes too small..."|
|So this happened, and it was amazing. Mom agreed.|
|This is getting WAY out of hand.|
|Dad bought Mom roses. : )|
|I finally saw Star Wars (it was awesome).|
|Oops! Later, in the parking lot, I had to empty a piece out of|
|Dad liked the sweater I got him.|
|After gifts, I made more cards. Gotta thank people! (This one|
ended up going to Matt, for the hula hoop and Snoopy card.)
|We watched old episodes of Hill Street Blues.|
Friday: Merry Christmas!!
|I went for a long walk--about five miles.|
|Found this long the trail and loved the whimsy that inspired|
someone to take a couple of ornaments out that far.
|Incredible, gorgeous roast.|
|The table. Mom and Dad invited their long-time Air Force|
friends, Vern and Claire. They have hosted us a few times in the
past five years, so it was our turn.
|The ring. : )|
|The roast came out GORGEOUS.|
|Excellent food, excellent company.|
|Claire gives Mom a White House ornament every year. They're|
|Well, this was awesome.|
|I found an online countdown, which told me only 48 days (!!!)|
'til I leave for London.
|A little creation of mine.|
|Saturday night--wine and cookies with Sarah.|
|At one point, she gently slapped my knee with one hand and|
said, "I'm glad you live nearby." Me too, Sarah. Me too. <3 td="">3>