Kaitlin and Lilly in their Halloween best, a Water Fairy and Harley Quinn…
Ok, from the counter guy when I told him the cabinets were in, and this is not so good for me. The message is copy-paste. He always screams in his email.
Guess I’ll try to find someone who can do it sooner? Maybe I’ll get a date with him anyway just in case? Home Improvements? It’s Always Something.
I went with Lilly to her Daisy meeting today where they did a really fun pumpkin project and where I was so delighted with the awesomeness of the leaders.
In 90 minutes the girls colored and had a snack, did circle time talking about pumpkin facts and favorite pies, went outside and tested the floatability of various sizes of pumpkins (yes! they all float!), then the parents there helped cut the pumpkins open and the girls Dug In, followed by a discussion of what to carve and a distribution of the pumpkins to make the carving.
There was a moment when more than half the girls had got into a pumpkin-piece throwing shriek-fest and one of the leaders pulled that group aside and then they did several minutes of calisthenics…problem over.
Then more coloring as a quiet time activity before leaving. Phewww!
When I moved into the little place 12+ years ago I thinned out my kitchen of its randomness. But did I? Because look at all this randomness.
And now that sweet little guy is RENTED to a lovely delightful adorable young woman who is coming in on the 1st. Wow. Now I could use a counter, a sink etc., a stove, some living room furniture, and just a few bits and bobs, and I’m d.o.n.e!
…and always something is happening out their window. You can’t see the pelican but he’s there getting ready for another dive.
Their place is on a corner of the building and they’ve got SUCH a view in every direction. It’s hypnotizing to just stand at the window and be entertained.
I had a nice morning visit with Muriel – we sat on her stoop and drank a coffee and caught up with our stories. I am very successfully avoiding work.
October 2, Afternoon
Marija is getting a brand new grandbaby and here’s the shower for Baby Elliott, soon to be born son of Andrew and Christina.
Remember Christina? She’s the young woman whose family is from Manila and when I was in the Philippians lucky me Christina was there too and she and her Auntie took me around for a perfect day.
September 2, Morning
Lill came by in the morning. We ate bagels and scallion cream cheese sitting on these chairs.
I didn’t say anything I just asked Lill what she thought and she said all the things that I’ve been thinking. 1) the chairs are pretty comfortable actually 2) the table is too high by an inch or two and 3) too bad the arms on the chairs aren’t a little bit higher.
We were going to walk around UCLA and take some pictures. So too bad for Lill, she forgot to change her lens and had only a macro, so we got done pretty fast since she couldn’t take any pictures and the Fowler wasn’t open until noon.
But we enjoyed ourselves anyway because why not.
The always splendid Royce Hall.