Friday, November 28, 2014

one delightful day

g. dot Ceci at work

treasured guest Jennie
We so enjoyed our guests, the food and the added treat of Ceci helping us
with the last minute preparations. She and I did the dishes and we were
all tucked in our beds by 9pm. Children and g. kids called and oh yes,
we are more than thankful. And this morning the house still smells good...

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Chinese pancakes?

The Great Plotniks just loved this little restaurant out at 19th and Taraval
and now we do too. The House of Pancakes is no iHop, that's for sure. Even
though the specialty is pancakes (with beef, pork, etc. filling), we also had
some other delicious Chinese food (pork buns) and brought home a big
container of noodles and beef for our dinner tonight. Highly recommended,
cash only, lovely and friendly service.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

and back to books...

I'm almost to the end of The Other Typist on my LindaKindle2 and
yes, I am enjoying it. A young woman back in the 1920's works in
a police station, typing up confessions and smoking cigs. She starts
going to speakeasies, drinking imported champagne cocktails and
listening to jazz. Damned. It is fun to get the woman's point of
view during Prohibition, even if she has to pay the price of Liberation.

Monday, November 24, 2014

where the Sun King reigned

always lines here, but great people watching

Dancing Jen and a touch of gold

interior - a tad lavish

the gardens are the best!
Versailles is 35 min. away from Paris and well worth the quick train trip.
Thanks again to Jen for getting me here/there/everywhere. As you remember
from your history books, Louis XIV spent a fortune on this palace with
perfectly manicured gardens and a special little hamlet and palace for
Marie-Antoinette (which is a good half hour or so walk and lovely on
a sunny day) and do plan to spend the entire day here. When I visited
eons ago with Husbando it was rainy and grey, so I was grateful to return
and see this spectacular sight on a sunny day - what a difference. This
is part of the Museum Pass, but you will still have to wait in line...

Sunday, November 23, 2014

happy 11th birthday, RR!

age 6 - with Dorffie

age 11 - with Sabine
I could get all "where does time go?" but instead I'll just celebrate
Ryan Rosemary and all her animals, her parents and her sister Claire
who arrives back home next week. It's great FUN for me watching
RR grow and develop into such a delightful person. Happy b.day!

Saturday, November 22, 2014

what I miss...

random street walks

the Seine, the sky

the cafe society feel of Paris