Friday, November 21, 2014

11.21 Lucky Ladybug

This lucky little ladybug
Has landed here to stay
To make my garden pretty
And keep the weeds away.

-author unknown

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11.20 Sneaky Friends

Monica sent me a surprise package today...
Last week we were chatting about these beautiful scarves. We talk constantly about coveting miscellaneous odds and ends so I never in a million years expected a package from her. I literally cried when I opened the box and saw 2 gorgeous scarves from her. Super generous and thoughtful! She picked great colors didn't she?? Even though I totally look awful. I was just so excited when I got them that I had to do a fast no-makeup selfie to send to her.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them but you know they are there.

In October, I tagged along with Jimmy on one of his work trips. This time we just went to S. California. We drove down but Jimmy needed the car, so I was stuck at the hotel for 3 days. But I really wasn't stuck. Because I got to see my 2 besties and their families, plus another friend and her son who I've known since elementary school, and of course the 3 nephews and their parents.

BFFs for 32 years. One of my most special moments of my life was being with her when her daughter was born.

I remember playing jacks and hopscotch in elementary school with Loretta. I hadn't seen her in 4 years, but we keep in touch via Facebook and Instagram. I knew that we'd be within a few miles of her, so I hoped she'd be free for a quick lunch or coffee. Our quick lunch ended up being a 2+ hour gab fest.

I spent several hours with my bestie Monica and her son. We talk every single day. She's the easiest person to talk to. How we can manage to talk about who know what for what can add up to an hour or more of conversation amazes me. We went to college together not far from where I was staying. One of our senior year projects was to analyze the real estate marketability of a retail shopping center, just 5 miles from my hotel. It was barren land back then, but development was happening quickly. It currently looks like this:
Neither one of us became real estate tycoons.

Jimmy's brother is a college football coach in San Bernardino and we managed to get there before half-time and watch his team win!

Monday, November 17, 2014

11.17 Lunchtime Views

There's a public open space on top of the Crocker Galleria and Wells Fargo Bank that's a nice spot for your afternoon lunch. I grabbed some curry from Muracci's down the street and enjoyed lunch on a bench on the roof top terrace with a dozen or so fidi workers.

Sunday, November 16, 2014 down on the job

November is already 1/2 over and I have not started my annual November Daily Gratitude. Shame on me! Well, I'll start today and hopefully will continue thru the end of the month.

To start off with, here's a fun timelapse video of my nephew's bar mitzvah.

In case you're wondering, the reception was 'aloha' themed. :)