Flo Rida TLC and Nelly

My friend wanted to go to a concert, and I agreed to go with her.  I had a good time, and I took clips of some of the songs.  I spent almost 4 hours on my feet, dancing.  I met my fitbit step goal, and then surpassed it by the time I got back to my car.  I was exhausted the next day, since I am not used to being out so late.

Baby shower/bridal shower

I was invited to a bridal shower.  For some reason, I put it on my calendar as a baby shower.  Thankfully, I looked at the gift registry before I purchased a gift.

I didn’t take photos at the event, which is unlike me.  I didn’t pull my phone out until the end of the shower.  I did get to see the photos on Facebook, at least.  There is proof I was there!

It was a wonderful event with a lot of wonderful people and food.  I am glad that I got to be a part of it.

4 am editing

I don’t always sleep well.  I wake up at all hours of the night.  The worst time to wake up is 4 am.  It doesn’t leave a lot of time to fall back asleep and get up on time for work.

Sometimes, I attempt to edit blog posts that I have started and haven’t published.  I can’t sleep, so I may as well be productive, right?

The problem with early morning editing is that I am not usually awake enough to be coherent.  I usually have to edit again once I’m fully awake.  I have had a few slip through and I have friends kind enough to point the errors out, or they ignore the errors.  If they are pointed out, I do attempt to fix the errors.  That’s what friends are for, right?

 

Ceremony for bike ride fundraiser

My dad passed away earlier this year, and he was chosen to be one of the people named on the jerseys for the fundraiser for cancer research for firefighters.

The bikers will ride down California, stopping at various fire houses along the way.

The riders all had to raise money for the honor of riding with the group. The check will be presented when they finish the ride.

The family was presented with the jersey, framed with dad’s name on it.

One rider was patient while we took photos of the names.

It was a nice ceremony. I am glad we were able to be a part of it.

The Play That Goes Wrong

Earlier this year, I went to see Hamilton. I got emails with advertisements for upcoming plays. One caught my eye as it was described as “Monty Python meets Sherlock Holmes.” My cousin agreed to go with me. My mom did, too.

Mom and I went early and got drinks at Equator coffee and tea. I got an oolong tea and mom got a latte. We met my cousin there. He had a sour cherry soda.

After we finished our drinks, we walked to the theater and settled into our seats. The play started right on time, with the lights on. We were laughing from the first moment. I loved the whole thing, but the ending had so much slapstick, I had a hard time figuring out whodunit. It really didn’t matter, though, since the comedy was the important part.

As I went to stand up, a friend poked her head into our section to say hi. I didn’t know she was going to see the same play. It was nice to see her.

After the play, we went to one of my favorite places, Koja, for a late lunch. I also got a Thai iced tea at the vegan place. All was delicious.

We talked for a long time after, before heading home. The train was late, so we caught a train to bring us closer to home, and called uber. My daughter beat the uber driver there, so I have a cancellation on my uber account. So much for my 5.0 star rating.

We napped before dinner. I hadn’t realized how exhausting laughing that much could be. It was such a fun day.

Another long weekend away

I left after work on Tuesday to head to the condo to be poolside for the week and weekend.

The kids helped me bring stuff in to the condo when I arrived.

I settled in with a drink almost immediately.

Homemade whiskey sour. Yum.

I managed to get lunch in before my friends arrived.

We had poolside snacks.

A house guest gift.

There was a candy store in town.

There were a lot of types of candy I hadn’t seen before or hadn’t seen in a long time.

I bought nothing.

There was a cute little gift store.

We found a bookstore in town!

Of course, I found books I didn’t have yet. Again, I bought nothing.

We took the time to get a pedicure.

This guy was parked semi legally near the nail place.

This little one comes by frequently for pets and asking for snacks.

I got several movies watched while I was away. Things I’ve been meaning to see, but I don’t get the chance at home. The Upside. Isn’t It Romantic. Five Feet Apart. The Book Club. Crazy Rich Asians. I am sure I’ll remember what else.

I have another quiet today today, I hope. I’ll post about it later.

Long weekend away

I took another long weekend away to just be away from home and work. Just hanging out is nice.

We did have family and friends join us, too. It was nice to visit with them.

Reading by the pool. But not enough to finish the book by bookclub.Me suntanning again.

A glass of champagne to relax.

I actually cooked. There was a potato, too.

There has to be coffee for a day away.

My daughter insisted on going to a plant nursery on the way home. The videos are sideways, but you’ll figure it out.

I’ll have at least one more weekend away here. Maybe two before the summer is over.