Happy Friday! Whew, it’s been a long week. I feel like I could sleep for the next two days! But, alas, I have a full weekend ahead, with back-to-back Mother’s Day celebrations. First, a look at my life lately, according to my iPhone photos. Join the fun by linking up with Life Rearranged.
1: My very first harvest from my very first herb garden! (Yay! Another Life List item down!) BTW, I’m of the opinion that cilantro makes everything taste better.
2: We bid farewell to a longtime coworker, Mark, at left, with rootbeer floats. It’s always sad to see people g0… Thankfully, we have Facebook. :)
3: Paul takes a break from grilling up steaks. This is what condo living in the ’burbs looks like. I think it feels like a resort—unfortunately, without housekeeping services!
4: Work in progress. I’m going multimedia with my Tomato Battle scrapbook page. It needed red paint splats. And who can resist washi tape?
5: One of my favorite local treasures is Alden Lane Nursery in Livermore: five arces of plants and pottery arranged under a canopy of giant oak trees with a couple unique gift shops and a florist housed in little cottages. The staff is super knowledgable and friendly. If Alden Lane had an onsite cafe, I’d probably hang out there all spring.
6: New plants and herbs for my patio garden. I’ll post pics soon!
7: My sister Lindsey took me to see San Francisco Ballet’s Don Quixote. She received a pair of season tickets as a graduation gift and treated each of the family members as her guest for one performance. So sweet! I loved all the bright, beautiful costumes, especially the ladies’ dresses in Act 1—and of course, the dancing! Maria Kochetkova, who played Kitri, could fouetté for daaayyys.
8: Getting ready for the show to begin!
9: One of Paul’s best high school buddies, Rich, married his fiancee, Amy, last weekend at San Francisco’s City Hall. And they next day, we celebrated with their friends and family at a lovely backyard party. Rich and Amy have an unusual situation: For work, they both live in Africa but in different countries. And they won’t be stationed together for another 18 months! Can you imagine!? They plan to honeymoon in July and then do a big traditional wedding ceremony more than a year after that, just before they begin their lives together under the same roof. :) In lieu of a gift registry, guests gave monetary gifts for travel. I hope they’ll be able to see each other often!
10. Warm weather means leisurely lunches at Pizza Antica. Salad. Fried artichoke hearts. Heaven.
11: It’s always interesting to see what Neiman Marcus has on display. This week: Derek Lam.
12: Dad skeptically checks out the scrapbooking supplies my mom bought him, when he said he wanted a photo album for his car photos. Hehe. Think he’ll join the ladies of the family for scrapbook nights, now that he has his own sparkly paper, brads, and alpha stickers?
That’s it! I hope you will have a great weekend!