Tuesday, July 7, 2009

catching up.

It isn't that I forget about blogging. In fact, most of the time that I take pictures, it is so that I can share with the blogging world - and ultimately myself when I have forgotten what I did last week.

So in no particular order, here are some of the rad things I have done lately.

A few weeks ago, I went to see...Brandi Carlile again. Yep - good every time. I'd had a super long day and pretty much pulled a miracle in making it to this show on time, but I made it and she didn't disappoint. And neither did Tim or Phil. Oh Phil, stop teasing me with your sexiness.

Also, I recently hosted a bridal shower and I made Pavlova in honor of LaNae's fiance who is from Australia. It was delightful. Let me know if you want the recipe and I will email it to you. One of the easiest fancy foods I have ever made and it was also incredibly beautiful. Did I mention the deliciousness?

Then Uzi came to town and went to Tahoe and once there, we entered the Desolation Wilderness. It may have been at this point that I should have started questioning my friend who told me it would be a 3 mile hike. Was I surprised when it ended up being 10 miles? Maybe, maybe not.

We were so high up in the mountains by mile five that we walked past some snow. Not ice - but snow. It is a very odd thing to be comfortably in a bathing suit and standing in snow. I don't recommend it.

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom was Marine World Africa, USA when I was a child and we went there to celebrate a friend's birthday a few weeks ago. Of course most of the park has changed, but there are some things that have stayed the same and in many ways, it was nice to go and just be there where I have so many memories as a child. I thought that maybe the rides would make me ill, but I loved the thrill just as much as I ever have.

After LaNae's bridal shower, I spent the evening with Silvia and LaNae - and it was wonderful being with them. LaNae is moving to London in two weeks and even though Silvia only lives 90 minutes away, it is far enough away that we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. Oh how I love these ladies.

Work is becoming sane again, so I'm grateful for that and for the small reminders I get every day that I'm not alone in this world. There are millions of other things that I've done and haven't taken pictures of - like when I went to the Giants Game tonight with some good friends, or when I met up with my friend and roommate from 10 years ago when she was in town last week with her adorable family.
“There is a guiding hand above all things. Often when things happen, it’s not by accident. One day, when we look back at the seeming coincidences of our lives, we will realize that perhaps they weren’t so coincidental after all.”
- Thomas S. Monson
My weekend in LA was so amazing. More on that to come tomorrow.

1 comment:

Karlie said...

I need that recipe for the Pavlova. Love the posts! Thanks!