Tuesday, December 01, 2015

the butterfly lands

G.dot Ceci came for dinner last night and we loaded her up with our
old Vizio TV because we bought a new Smart Samsung yesterday. She
has signed a lease for a house up in Napa for a year (!) and this is a
cause for celebration because Ceci has a reputation and a history of
flitting around from place to place, job to job. Remember that she is a
chef and can always find work, but she is happy at Morimoto's where
she works very hard. We love hearing about her daily life, her new
friends and now her new home. This also means more visits from her
mama (Nancy) and papa (Scott). Good news all around. (Sorry about
another fuzzy photo, I need to start taking more than one, but I know
you appreciate the red candles and sparkles.)

Monday, November 30, 2015

NYC in the thirties

Yesterday we thoroughly enjoyed a short Word for Word production
featuring four short stories by E.B. White, Damon Runyon and Joseph
Mitchell. Fun, professional and a good introduction to the holidays,
in all their overrated glory. The Z Space does it right...

Sunday, November 29, 2015

next up

Step #1 - take down orange lights and turn on garish little multi-color
plastic xmas tree. Put away the orange, bring out the red and green.
Step #2 - sit down and breathe deeply while we accept that it is
almost December once again. Sheeeeeeesh.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

the fuzzy afterglow

Sorry about another out of focus photo - must be that retina issue. Anyway,
I'm busy making notes for our Thanksgiving folder. Guest Philipp said,
"the weakest ink is better than the finest memory," and that is so true as
the years pile up. Anyway, we had a delightful time - a great blending of
friends who overlooked the icky Costco mashed potatoes and the turkey
that was a tad too well done. We both forgot the peas - we asked our guests
to visualize green on their plates and they did. The hosts enjoyed themselves
so much and now for some leftovers.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

a better table pic

prep Wednesday

The house is clean today, Thanksgiving 2015. We both slept after a
reasonably busy day cooking and cleaning. Carlini sent early flowers
so I had time to arrange them and I even managed a reward hour of
binge TV (Person of Interest) between lists and errands. I went to the
gym on 24th Street and passed by a table of still-steaming pies and
bought an early pumpkin to keep us thankful. And we are...