Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

One more year

 Remember this?

Just found out we get to lease the House on the Hill for one more year. Can't wait to get out the shovel!
Big Hugs,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sometimes we wonder...

Do the lights go off and on in an alternate universe when you press on the orange polka-dot on Mika-Moo's right flank?

We can only guess...

Big Hugs,

Monday, October 17, 2011

Progress, Part I

Seriously, back off with the shears, lady. We will eat your house.

Female human tenant with dull and ancient gardening shears: 1  --
Crazy Dr. Seuss bushes on side of house: nil.
(Okay, well, maybe 0.35 if you count the scratches on my legs and arms, the sneezing, and the, "Gaaah! Spider web! Spider web!" heeby-jeeby dance).
So much for the zen bonsai experience...more pics and story of yard pseudo-transformation to come...
Big Hugs,

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mountain Anniversary Weekend

So, a little time's gone by, but I want to share a few pics from our weekend in the mountains at the beginning of October.

Big Bear Lake is a special place for my husband and I.  It's where he proposed to me and we got married at The Inn at Fawnskin, which is a Bed and Breakfast across the lake from Big Bear city.

The gorgeous Inn

 Our stay for the weekend was wonderful--October in the mountains (sigh). We walked around the city and looked at the fall colors.

We rented bicycles and rode through a park on the North side of the Lake...

We talked about our dreams for the future...

window shopped, and ate lunch outside at the Peppercorn Grille.

For our Anniversary Dinner, we bought a couple of nice bottles of wine and got carry-out from our favorite Big Bear restaurant, The Himalayan...

Us with our buddies, Buddha and Ganesh...

And dined on our pumpkin-spice wedding cake-top, wrapped so carefully by my mom after our wedding (thanks Mom and Dad for getting it safely to our freezer!)...and oh, it was STILL heavenly...

Made by THIS incredible bakery

Being in the crisp mountain air with the beautiful fall colors and nature, my yummy, fuzzy sweater and my bestest bud was such a treat.  And our homecoming wasn't so bad, either...

Big hugs,

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Mean Reds

Sorry for the light posting lately, y'all.  Had a bit of the blues.
What do you do to lift yourself out of the "mean reds", as Holly Golightly called them?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Rainy Day

We don't get these much in Southern California, and you better believe I'm enjoying it after a rather crazy day at work. I'm sitting by the fireplace with knitting in hand, dog at feet, and, thanks to Jenna, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in my ears. More to come later on a lovely weekend spent in the mountains, but now? Now is for snugging into the corner of the couch with fuzzy socks and fuzzy friends...
To you and yours...happy October,
Big Hugs,

Sunday, October 2, 2011

One year ago today...

  by Billy Collins

You are the bread and the knife,
The crystal goblet and the wine...
-Jacques Crickillon

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

    It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
    maybe even the pigeon on the general's head,
    but you are not even close
    to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.