Sunday, September 21, 2014

food, sun, laughter

We had a great time in Napa yesterday. The traffic was horrendous, but The
Great Plotnik didn't seem to mind...well, maybe a little. We also had two
Tiapos dogs (Dexter and Olivia) and waaaaaaaaay too much food, all of it
delicious. Thanks to Chef Sarah for letting us take over her delightful home.
Oh yes, we did some reading and commenting too - how lucky am I?

Saturday, September 20, 2014

it's nice, but...

If I'm out walking in the nabe on Sunday or Tuesday (broker day), I will
stop in to see if I can find that unexpected perfect bargain place so Ginger
can move here from Pleasanton. Ha! Here is one at 26th and Mission, not
the greatest spot in SF. It is new and does feature this deck, but we know
from experience that one doesn't use a deck very often here in the wind
and fog. It's a brand new condo, bright and sunny, one bedroom - all yours
for $800,000. I despair, she despairs. And it's probably been snapped up
by now by someone with a fistful of cash. Sigh.

Friday, September 19, 2014

steal from the best

From Linda Davick's blog - last week. She and Tom live out by the ocean
and do a daily beach walk when the sun sets. This time it was later than usual
and so dramatically beautiful that I couldn't help myself. Thank you, dear friend.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

backpack size

Yesterday at work my friend Bette gave me this small (6.5" by 6.5")
book entitled Quiet Paris. I like how it's set up with the different
categories (museums, libraries, cafes, bookshops, etc.) and then in
the back the author, Siobhan Wall, indexes all the places according
to arrondissement. Beautiful color photographs. I am grateful.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

extraordinary people

Are you watching? I'm especially impressed with Eleanor, but we haven't
watched FDR push through Social Security yet, that will be inspiring.
So much history that I either had never known or had forgotten. Great!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

chef stein

I spent three busy hours preparing dog food yesterday and didn't get to
visit any kitties. But I did say hello to Nola and her four pups, only one
of whom has her markings and is clearly her fave. She is known as
Fierce Mom and we all keep our distance until her litter is bigger and
a bit more independent.

Monday, September 15, 2014

the count down

Once in a while it really hits
people that they don't have to
experience the world in the way
they have been told to.
-Alan Keightley
Yesterday I worked the short and boring morning shift at the DY,
then I met Dancing Jen for coffee and some pre-planning. We are
both getting excited. We leave on October 8th and it appears that I
won't be missing any Giants post-season excitement. We decided 
to go to the opera and the cemetery. See? We do have our list started.