Sunday, February 20, 2011

Weekend Recap

Our friends from Redwood City visited this weekend. This is Margaret. She's English. Her husband has been Jeff's good friend ever since they were knee-high to a grasshopper...

We spent most of Saturday afternoon chatting. M and I went to a mall for a short while (!) where I bought a spy-camera case for my new spy-camera, and a spoon holder to replace the one that shattered in the dishwasher. J & J had their own shopping foray. Electronics.
The rest of the day was about homemade spaghetti, garlic bread, salad, wine, and sitting in front of the fireplace, swapping stories. Subjects included family histories, the state of the world, Middle East revolutions, cameras, dogs, the mysteries of the brain, aging, new discoveries in the universe, and recent books and movies. Roughly in that order.
Today we enjoyed a great breakfast at Jeffrey's (local restaurant / too many calories) and went to Cornerstone Gardens. I liked the Gardens immediately, because they have a chair that makes my butt look small.

Jeff found a new buddy right away.

And I found a way for Jeff to pose as Whistler's Father. (It is possible that Whistler's dad was shy, and distant. It might've had something to do with Whistler's Mother.)

Cornerstone Gardens is home to many sculptures and interesting objects. Some random photos are below (NONE taken with my new camera, which I forgot at home. D'uh. All cellphone pics.)

On our way out, Olive Oyl flirted with Jeff....
This is the "totem pole" in our backyard. It would fit right in at Cornerstone Gardens, don't you think?

We spent a couple of hours in the backyard, enjoying the glorious SUNSHINE...chatting, chatting....playing with the dogs.....
...and after our guests left.... was time for a nap.
Weekends like this fill me with gratitude and wonder....

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