Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Out of town visitors, birthday brunches, and an Anza craft-o-bonanza

It's been a crazy whirlwind of activity around here lately; there's so much fantastic-ness happening it's a bit impossible to breathe at times. Mostly from laughing, though, so it's okay.

The group from last Sunday's birthday brunch with Cassandra. All three of these girls will be part of the upcoming Tahoe Girls Weekend in honor of my almost-birthday! (June 6, in case you were wondering. And yes, if you insist, I WILL accept a present.)

The past two Saturdays have also marked the launch of The Farmer's Table, a little something that Alison and I are doing at the Farmer's Market involving fare from the market (think local cheese, bread, chutney, fruit, and sparkling Drinkwell's Soda) and all the friends we can hold at our table. It's been an absolute blast so far; I hope to have proper photos up soon.

And last week my favorite newlyweds were in town from Dublin, Ireland! (There is a Dublin, California, in case you thought my specification was unnecessary.) We went EVERYwhere: Bissap Baobab, the Monk's Kettle, Grace Cathedral, Nob Hill Cafe, and of course we inadvertantly crashed a party at Macy's while looking for the restrooms...Jessica got 'lost' trying to find us after she had used them and by the time she 'found' us, she was carrying a cosmo in one hand and an empty chicken skewer in the other. And this is why I love her.
And let's not forget Craft Day with the Anza Girls! We all met at the market, shopped some produce and tasted everything we could, and then headed to Stacey's for an afternoon of crafting, sewing, collaging, and other such creative things at which I was hopeless. (Thank you again, Stacey, for making my wonderful new lunch tote with matching picnic placemats! They looks AMAZING and EVERYbody thinks I did them. I correct them, of course...)

I'm just now going through my photos from all of these events, and while most aren't likely to see the light of day, I'm so glad I have them--if nothing else, they serve as a means of holding onto the memories. And now that my dementia is kicking in, I'm going to need them someday...

I hope to see you again soon!



  1. Sounds like an absolutely fantastic whirlwind of FUN!!!
    Love the pic of the cherries, will look awesome blown up and framed in Gma's new kitchen that I will be painting for her. All in shades of greys and an eyepopping red. Can't wait to get it done!

  2. I hope I can join you and Alison on Saturday soon!

  3. Mom, I'll send you the raw file! I can't wait to see Gramma's newly painted kitchen--will you have it finished by mid-August when I'm back??

    Lisa, you have to! I haven't seen you since Rabbie Burns night; I'm going through withdrawals!

  4. I need to stop by your farmer's market table!

  5. Mon amie, that would be wonderful!! We're going to do it every Saturday until the day I go!

  6. We made your blog, we made your blog! I'm so excited! Also, now that we have food in the house, looking forward to trying Alison's chutney with something...I think she recommended scrambled eggs. xo!

  7. Sharona, the painting should be all done by the time you come back! Can't wait for you to see it!

  8. Look at all those chic people!! Too much for my heart to handle.

    If I fly into SF sometime, could there be another little craft time? The Girls at Anza are amazing, of course.

    LOVE that photo of Lisa on the couch!

  9. Lealea, there's always craft time for you!!

  10. If Sunny's coming to SF, so am I! I cannot be left out this time -- even if the other two (Vegas and roadtrip) were my own fault...

    p.s. My word verification word is "coven". Is your blog/comment wizard suggesting that we're witches?

  11. Shhhhhhhhhhh! Gina, don't tell!!