Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Last Sunset of the Year

Happy New Year's Eve, everyone. Good-bye, 2013...I count every day as a good one and hope you do too! Here's to 365 more good days...

Monday, December 30, 2013

December Flowers

 
A camellia up top, and a lone sweet pea at bottom...I have five pots filled with sweet pea plants, but so far only one blossom. 

Friday, December 27, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

Today's task: Look exceedingly cute. Done, and DONE!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Week with Tallulah Mae: December 26

Today's task: Clear everything away until next year. Or, leave it all up for a week or so, whichever you prefer.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Week with Tallulah Mae: December 25

Today's task: Be sure to say thank you to Santa for bringing all of your pres....
Hey, wait a minute, that's NOT Santa!
Oh, there he is. Thanks, Santa! I was a very good girl this year...

Merriest of merry Christmases to those of you who celebrate it (and if you don't, happy Wednesday!). I wish all of my bloggy friends peace and love and all good things.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Week with Tallulah Mae: December 24

Today's task: have your Christmas portrait taken...Check!

Happy Christmas Eve, everyone!

That adorable card up there was made by a very sweet (and talented) woman who works with my husband. Thank you! And Tallulah Mae thanks you for the doggy biscotti to which it was attached!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Week with Tallulah Mae: December 23

Today's task: learning to balance the Christmas tree on your back while keeping your ears parallel to the floor. Done, and done!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 
 
Could there be anything cozier--or cuter!--than a dog sleeping in a sunbeam. I say no!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Happy Place

 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 Fake tiger...
 Real duck...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My sweet friend treated me to a trip to Disneyland this week (thank you!). Lovely weather, not too crowded, the park was quite festive, and ice cream was consumed.

We got TOTALLY soaked on Splash Mountain. Yes, I know it's called "Splash" Mountain, but this was beyond ridiculous. We had to wring out our clothes, and several people actually laughed at me as I walked off the ride because my hair was plastered to my head.

When you ride the kids' rides in Fantasyland, you really notice just how psychedelic many of them are...it's like, wow, man. Look at the lurid colors in the Winnie the Pooh ride (and Pooh looks a bit demented, actually)--not sure what A.A. Milne might have thought about that!

The lighting of the tree was nice. And that adorable bundle of puppy up there was being trained as a guide dog. So calm and mellow...you can't see it, but he's wearing a button that says "First Visit." Cute! 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crafting for Christmas

 
A cat on a tea towel, and a bird toy for a cat! Fun fun (but why do I always wait until the last minute? Hmmm).

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Cloudy (with a Chance of the Happiest Place on Earth)

 
 
 
Clouds (with cameo appearance in the first photo by Miss Various and Sunday's house.

And photo 4 will give you a hint about where I was yesterday...

Monday, December 16, 2013

Why Getting Up Early Has Benefits...

 
 
 
 
 
 
Anyone who knows me knows that I am not an early riser. I wish I were, actually, but my body clock is more night owl.

But if I could see this every morning...maybe...

(Taken from the Pacific Surfliner train, heading north...)

Friday, December 13, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Latte Art

 
 
 
 
 
Last week we went to a quirky event: Thursday Night Throwdown, a "Latte Art" competition between baristas, held at Cafe Virtuoso.

There were brackets--first round of 16 made a heart, second round tulips, third rosettes, fourth (and final) freestyle. You can see the contest in action up there: the baristas put their cups down and the judges pointed at the winner.

It was packed. They were serving cortados (delish). There were bags of unroasted coffee. And some hipster folks. A good time was had by all!