Suzy Says

Textbook Ephemeral

   Jan 02

2013 Moments

Something funny, delightful, or beautiful that happened to me or charmed me or made me happy, each day.

This was inspired by my friend Julie, of Humboldt Herbals, who suggested writing these moments on a slip of paper and keeping them in a jar, then reviewing them at the end of the year. This is my lazy way of following Julie’s inspiration!

January:

1.

The beautiful, sunny drive to San Francisco through the ancient redwoods, past sleeping vineyards and blazing green fields.

2.

A prosciutto and fig sandwich on a walnut baguette, sitting at a sidewalk cafe in the sun, watching the crowds stroll past.

3.

The incredible car wash! My 16 year old car looks new again! Oh, and I got an iPhone.

4.

Hilarious email from a dear friend regarding the new iPhone:

“Hi Suzy, happy new year!!!

A tells me you got an iphone. If you are not allready competely addicted to it, you have still the possibility to get rid of it. Otherwise you will be a slave of that evil thing within no time.

It is probably not too late for you, good luck.

Love,

C.”

I could not stop laughing.

5.

Last night of enjoying the twinkly Christmas lights! At least until December. I have to admit I’m already thinking of next year’s – well, later this year’s – decorations.

6.

Waking up to a sunny morning with all the kitties in bed with me. Audrey let me sleep in for the first time in her entire life.

7.

Finally, a drive to work without being stuck behind slow people who refuse to pull over. Maybe the tourists have finally gone home.

8.

An unexpected lunch with my colleagues in the winter sunshine, reminding me both of how great it is to work with them and how great it is to live here.

9.

Grooving in the car to KISS.

10.

Happiness is a full tank of propane on a cold winter day.

11.

Do I have to pick just one thing? Got a fabulous haircut, picked up the fabulous Miss Jessica, and went to my sister’s house, where we made pizza and watched a Harry Potter movie.

12.

Swimming lessons started again!

13.

Sparkling white frost on a red rosebud.

14.

The exotic blue flash of a Steller’s jay wing against the dark trees.

15.

Sunlight flickering though the redwoods on a curve of Highway One.

16.

Treasures from the Louvre at the Legion of Honor.

17.

A glamorous blowout to start the day!

18.

Waking up to the voices of the wild parrots, and watching their green and red plumage flash by in a dawning sky.

19.

Hockey is finally back! Watching the Leafs beat the horrible Habs while eating leftover Thai food is pretty much the perfect evening. Especially when it’s followed by an episode or two of “Portlandia”.

20.

A glass of wine with my sister, aka my best friend.

21.

Locally made ice cream on a friend’s birthday, basking in the “Junuary” sun.

22.

The delightful German woman I picked up hitchhiking. She has been visiting here since the 70s, and says, “There is nowhere else on earth like it.” Agreed.

23.

Daffodils and winter jasmine.

24.

Hanging out with my sister and brother, admiring their orchard in progress.

25.

The soft swooshing sound of a raven flying overhead.

26.

The first full moon of the new year beaming silver through the skylight.

27.

Not a good day. But I’m glad that my brother, sister and I always have each other’s backs. No matter what.

28.

A spectacular pink and gold sunset, sweeping across the Big River bridge.

29.

Found my mother’s silver bracelets which I wear every day and thought I’d lost!

30.

Discovered jasmine blooming on the balcony. Looks and smells so beautiful!

31.

My friend’s son, who was born very prematurely on Christmas Eve, went home from the hospital today and is now at home with his parents and big brother. I am overjoyed for the whole family.

February

1.

The field across the road from the store, red with the sunset and dotted with happy cows.

2.

A drift of lilies of the valley, like snow in the winter green grass.

3.

Postsecret and coffee.

4.

A friendly llama peering through a rustic wooden fence. Good morning!

5.

Bought two beautiful wicker chairs from a lovely lady who owns a fabulous dog daycare. We have a date for wine and a garden tour in the spring!

6.

LUSH Avoshower to start the day. Finally, the delicious smell of avobath bombs for the shower!

7.

The soft sound of rain on the curved roof at night, and waking up to a sunny, sparkling day.

8.

A tune-up for the car. And a gel manicure for me (my first one ever)!

9.

Sharing Pixy Stix with Megan and Jessica on our way to swimming lessons.

10.

Putting the heat on in the 44 degree house and hopping back in bed to sleep for an hour. Then getting up in a warm house! Bliss! If only I could teach the cats to make coffee…

11.

A matched set of skunks sitting on my steps in the pre-dawn darkness, looking at me like they’re wondering what I’m doing there.

12.

Talking to a man who has made surfboards by hand for decades. He says each board has its own sound when it’s in the ocean surfing – singing its own surf song.

13.

Watching the ocean waves while filling up the car. A gas station with a view!

14.

An unexpected summer preview – warm, sunny, and about 70 degrees. In the middle of February.

15.

Bare feet on the sun-warmed wood of my front porch.

16.

Rising home from town with my sister in her husband’s old truck, filled with hay, library books, her dog Star, and love.

17.

Black birds against a clear blue sky.

18.

Dismayed tourist tween to hiking-loving parents: “But we were outside yesterday!

19.

Fruit trees decked out in their ruffled blossoms: pink and white.

20.

Waking up to Audrey cuddled up to me in bed. A first, but I hope not a last!

21.

Cosmos and a Sex & the City marathon with my sister. Girls’ night in!

22.

Lunch overlooking the sun-lit ocean, watching horses peacefully eating their own lunch in a seaside paddock.

23.

Watching my brother jump into the cold Pacific to raise money for Special Olympics (almost $1,000 for his team). I am so proud of him!

24.

Cuddling with Clyde and remembering how he snuggled up to me the first time I saw him. My little guy!

25.

The huge golden full moon rising in a sky full of stars.

26.

Golden sunset reflecting off eucalyptus trees. Almost home.

7.

Chatting with a Dutch student from the woodworking school. Sharing happy memories of Amsterdam.

28.

Warm enough to have the doors open, for the first time this year.

March:

1.

Hearing the frogs sing! It’s been the driest January and February in California in recorded history, so we haven’t heard the frogs much this winter.

2.

Found a very early rhododendron bloom – a flash of pink in the dark green leaves. Spring is coming…

3.

A perfect spiderweb, glittering in the sun.

4.

Calla lilies and orchids almost ready to bloom.

5.

“You aren’t a Christian woman, are you?” (I had bemoaned the conversion of the town’s one bowling alley to a chapel.)

6.

The golden haze of evening sunlight filtering through the trees in my rearview mirror.

7.

A hawk wheeling slowly in circles, close enough that I could see the feathers on the underside of his wings.

8.

Coffee with my sister, sitting by the fire in her little house.

9.

Finally getting my recipe binder organized. After all these years!

10.

A quiet Sunday with books and cats. What more could a girl want> Except a holiday Monday…

11.

Roscoe and Clyde touching noses as they pass each other.

12.

The silvery fog spilling across a sunny country road.

13.

Three little quail running across the dirt driveway like wind-up toys.

14.

My neighbor’s chicken wandering over for a visit.

15.

Walking with my sister and her dogs on the headlands.

16.

The calla lily my neighbor gave me is beginning to bloom. Spring is coming…

17.

Remembering my wonderful father on his birthday. I was lucky to have him as my father and friend. I love you, Old Bear.

18.

The peaceful cows grazing on the high, round hill by the bridge in Hooterville.

19.

A young girl emerging from the woods, riding a beautiful brown horse.

20.

The first lawnmower of the year.

21.

The PG& E meter reader stopping to admire my orchid – and seeing if it smelled like anything (it doesn’t).

22.

Hanging out laundry for the fist time this year.

23.

Rob joined Megan and me at swimming class! And Deborah was there, too. Really fun.

24.

Ran some Jehovah’s Witnesses off the property and threw pinecones at their departing car. Surprisingly satisfying – and totally immature.

25.

Two bunnies playing and chasing each other by the side of the road.

26.

My little cat Audrey sat on bathmat and had a bath while I put on make-up. Just two girls getting ready for our day.

27.

Sitting in the park across from the library, checking out the books I just picked up.

28.

One of our bees working on a peach blossom in my siblings’ new orchard.

29.

Watching Audrey chase a butterfly.

30.

Les Filles Rouges!

31.

Breakfast at Queenie’s Roadhouse, overlooking the ocean.

April

1.

First Giants game of the year!

2.

Reading with all the kitties on the bed with me.

3.

Aquafit! So much fun with the pool ladies. Best part of the day.

4.

Mom’s birthday. I am thankful for her gift of loving music and her watching over me when I drive. My parents were unusual, but I’m glad they were mine.

5.

Getting my hair highlighted and cut in Angelika’s garden studio.

6.

A drink with my sister at a historic bar overlooking the ocean.

7.

Planting new ground cover – blue and white Lithadora White Star.

8.

Golden morning sunshine after a night of storms and power outages.

9.

The smell of freshly cut grass and the warmth of the sun.

10.

Watching the Giants game with Audrey, the balcony door open and the birds singing.

11.

Finding a screen door for the balcony with my brother in law.

12.

Going out to dinner and a play with my sister!

13.

Set up the outdoor living room: two pale yellow Adirondack chairs and the two wicker chairs I bought from a neighbor this winter. And the new wicker and glass outdoor table. Ready for company!

14.

A quiet day before a busy week.

15.

Driving across the Golden Gate Bridge toward San Francisco in the spring sunshine.

16.

Doormen and taxis: how I love you!

17.

Walking around the old neighborhood in the sunshine. I was lucky to live in this beautiful city as long as I did.

18.

Home to the kitties with extreme take-out for dinner.

19.

Jessica’s birthday barbecue. She turned ten. She is awesome.

20.

Taking a few minutes from work to chat with a friend.

21.

A glass of wine on the sunny balcony.

22.

A beautiful sunny day that’s a sneak preview of summer!

23.

A guy spelling his name to me on the phone: “Know why my name ends in ‘ski’?”

Me: “No, why?”

Him: “‘Cause I can’t spell ‘toboggan'”.

24.

Driving home through the flickering golden sunlight.

25.

Came home to find the old, disused hot tub finally gone! Yay!

26.

A hard day. But my sister got me through the worst of it. So lucky to have her in my life…and right next door.

27.

Guy with green hair, wearing a top hat: “I love the fog. You can *feel* the negative ions in the air! It’s magic!”

28.

Clean towels! Washed in lavender and eucalyptus detergent and hung out to dry in the clean country air and spring sunshine.

29.

First day of my “new” (i.e., old) schedule – back to leaving at 4:00! Makes such a huge difference.

30.

An electric blue dragonfly alit on my hand.

May

1.

Heavy heads of heavily scented lilacs bobbing over the driveway. My favorite flowers. And they always remind me of my beloved Nana.

2.

The open house at the fine woodworking school. Truly amazing.

3.

Drinks at an oceanview bar with my sister and a friend. Wonderful.

4.

Do I have to pick one? A Saturday off! Derby Day! BBQ with my family! It was an awesome day.

5.

Sleeping kitties on an unexpectedly rainy day.

6.

My sister (and me) to the rescue. Glad we have each other to get through the bad times.

7.

Thankful for my family.

8.

Sometimes it’s like hanging out with friends instead of being work.

9.

A quiet day for a change.

10.

Farmer’s market with my sister – first of the season. And visiting a friend.

11.

Picked up my neighbor’s dog Luna on the Ridge and gave her a ride home. Such good company!

12.

Working in the garden. Things are blooming!

13.

Met a beautiful little 14 year old white and seal point Siamese cat. Love.

14.

Cuddling with a purring Roscoe in bed just before getting up.

15.

Passing my sister in the early morning: she on her way home from work, me on my way to work. Her wave and smile made my day happier.

16.

A good talk with my partner and friend. We are lucky to work together!

17.

A special BBQ with my family and friends.

18.

Lavender fog over a slate blue sea.

19.

Audrey stretching stripily in the sun.

20.

Wow. Dinner with the incredible Janice and her wonderful daughter Julie – who inspired this project – at the local Bistro. A memory to treasure.

21.

Coffee overlooking the Noyo Harbor.

22.

Stopping by to see my brother and catching up in the sunshine. I love him so much.

23.

Talking to a quilt maker about her journey from Mexico to the US – with her cats in the baggage car of a train.

24.

Bright pink and red geraniums in the shade of the house.

25.

My amazing sister’s birthday!

26.

Finally – a Sunday I can enjoy, knowing that I have Monday off!

27.

A surprise call from a beloved friend with the happiest news.

28.

The sky lit up with pink as the sun set, suffusing everything with a rosy glow.

29.

Watching Clyde climb up the side of the house as if it were a tree.

30.

The deep green smell of tomato plants.

31.

Drinks with the girls at the Little River Inn on a beautiful evening.

June

1.

Aqua Zumba with my sis before heading to work.

2.

Honeysuckle in bloom beside the kitchen door, filling the house with sweetness.

3.

The beautiful drive through the redwoods to San Francisco.

4.

My birthday! Celebrated with watching the Giants play the Blue Jays. In a luxury box, no less!

5.

Impressionists on the Water exhibit at the Legion of Honor. Breathtaking.

6.

Home again with the kitties.

7.

Drinks with my sister in the garden.

8.

My family birthday BBQ.

9.

Hummingbirds buzzing around in my fuchsias.

10.

The smell of wildflowers and hay wafting into the car window.

11.

Catching up with my sister after I got home from work and before she went to work. I’m glad we live so close by.

12.

The flash of a blue jay’s wings as he flew across the road in the morning sunlight.

13.

Cuddling with Roscoe before getting up in the sunshine.

14.

Watching the cats playing through in the sunshine through my shower window. Yes, there’s a window *in* my shower.

15.

Learning about the history of this beautiful place from a third generation resident. The past fascinates me, always has.

16.

Remembering my beloved father and best friend on Father’s Day. Love you always, Dad.

17.

Mixing it up at aquafit.

18.

Pink roses rambling over an old wooden fence.

19.

Sunlight slanting through green leaves.

20.

Hanging out with my sister after not seeing her for a week. Even if it was at the vet’s!

21.

First day of summer! A beautiful day.

22.

Lemon sorbet on a sunny summer day.

23.

Monica’s birthday party!

24.

Glad to see the out of season rain!

25.

Getting a little tired of the out of season rain. But at least I won’t have to water the garden for a couple of days.

26.

Glad to see the sun!

27.

Rescued a hummingbird who found his way into my house but couldn’t find his way out. It was wonderful to see his iridescent plumage shining as he zoomed away.

28.

Erica and Jessica! And an amazing birthday gift.

29.

A cool outdoor shower on a hot day.

30.

The smell of wildflowers, cut grass and the ocean through the open car window.

July

1.

Happy 22nd anniversary to my amazing sister Megan and her wonderful husband Rob! Here’s to the next 22 years – and the next!

2.

Happy birthday to my beautiful niece Cat! And to my beautiful cat Audrey!

3.

Rescued a bird from Clyde. It flew away! So happy.

4.

Fourth of July BBQ with family and friends.

5.

A blue butterfly flittering in and out of the slats of the balcony in the summer sunshine.

6.

Dare I say it…the heat tsunami of the past week and a half seems to have finally abated.

7.

Sold a $700 painting!!

8.

A baby deer peeking out through the ferns.

9.

Bright, clear birdsong in the dark morning trees.

10.

Aquafit with my friends, then breakfast and a manicure. A perfect morning!

11.

Baking a peach pie.

12.

Drinks with Megan and Monica at Little River Inn. And running into some friends while we’re there.

13.

Hanging out with the kitties.

14.

The sun peeking through the silvery fog.

15.

A surprise bottle of wine. And an invitation to a birthday party.

16.

No waiting in line to get gas. A rare gift in tourist season!

17.

A baby foal in the paddock across from the store.

18.

Running into a friend at the post office.

19.

Watching the cats playing in the sun.

20.

Taking the day off to read and relax in the sun. Work can wait!

21.

Meeting my coworker’s adorable dog. A dog can make your whole day.

22.

A king is born! So happy for the Duke and Duchess!

23.

A beautiful old sailing ship at anchor in Little River.

24.

An elegant, elderly couple walking hand in hand down the street, engrossed in animated conversation. Clearly still in love.

25.

Helping my friends plan their wedding – after 25 years together!

26.

The silvery moon beaming down on the garden.

27.

A huge BBQ at my brother’s place with friends and family.

28.

The fuzzy little peaches on the trees my brother and sister just planted this year.

29.

A big, tough guy proudly walking his tiny, fluffy lapdog.

30.

The back window of a truck with “Test Dirt Do Not Warsh” traced on it. Wish I’d taken a picture!

31.

The propane bill was half of what I expected. Yay!

August

1.

A postcard day! My sister and I walked her dog Star on the headlands and poked around in the Village. It was a perfect day.

2.

A sliver of golden moon shining through the skylight.

3.

An art reception, with old friends and new.

4.

Happy horses in the pasture across from the store.

5.

Thankful for my sister’s help with Clyde, who was bitten by a mystery monster.

6.

Overheard in the post office: “He’s a bachelor – he stores his tires on the kitchen table.”

7.

My Clyde is beginning to look better! I can breathe again.

8.

Even when things are bad – and they are very bad – we have each other.

9.

Playing on the beach with Star. And driving home with her, listening to Springsteen.

9.

A family of deer standing by the side of the road. Adorable!

10.

A soft pink bank of fog resting on a silver sea on a summer morning.

11.

The evening sea sparkling in my rearview mirror.

12.

Going to a birthday party for a friend who is developmentally challenged. It’s great to see how this community has supported him and how much people genuinely care about him.

13.

Flocks of flaunting pink Naked Ladies by the side of the road.

14.

My landlord/neighbor is finally home after a year of working on the opposite coast. So glad he and his family are back!

15.

The orange cat actually took a few steps into my house today!

16.

Dinner with my sister and our friends in beautiful Anderson Valley.

17.

Good news: my dear friend is having a baby girl in January!

18.

Remembering my father and best friend on the day we lost him, 12 years ago.

19.

Welcoming home my landlord and his family after they were gone for a year. So glad they’re back!

20.

An extra day off during the week since I worked an extra day during the weekend.

21.

A beautiful pink and gold sunset.

22.

White daisies spilling down a dark hillside.

23.

Babysitting my friend’s son with my sister. Everything is more fun with her there!

24.

A beautiful wedding of two people who have been in love for a quarter of a century and now can finally marry. A joyous occasion indeed.

25.

Gordon Lightfoot and late summer sunshine.

26.

Pink, sunny dawn over the dark trees.

27.

A wonderfully fit elderly lady in full running gear, jogging gracefully beside the road, with a chiffon scarf covering her hair. Wonderful!

28.

A surprise gift certificate – I’m going to Reno!

29.

Rob came by and put up the new kitchen lamp – it looks so much better!

30.

Even a day of errands is more fun with my sister.

31.

A birthday BBQ for my amazing brother.

September:

1.

My brother put a new battery in my car so I’d be safe on my road trip to Reno, which starts on his birthday. I am so lucky to have such a wonderful brother!

2.

The smell of low tide and wildflowers – reminds me of childhood in Maine.

3.

Happy birthday to my amazing brother! I am so lucky to have him in my life.

4.

In Reno after epic drive yesterday. I have a feeling I’m not in Hooterville any more…

5.

A luxurious day at the spa. Heavenly!

6.

Back home with the kitties. I missed them so much!

7.

A family of deer grazing by the firehouse.

8.

Silvery fog pouring down Big River from the ocean.

9.

The smell of low tide, wild flowers, and hay.

10.

Roses in bloom on the balcony.

11.

Meeting a friend at the store and catching up.

12.

I’m glad to help my sister, even when it’s sad.

13.

Going to the county fair with my sis – and seeing all the ribbons our friend won!

14.

Hummingbirds and bees buzzing in the garden.

15.

The kitties following me while I watered the garden.

16.

Audrey slept with me all night! She never does that.

17.

Apparently, I was wrong. All three kitties slept with me last night. I loved it.

18.

Rob’s birthday! I am so proud of him and glad he’s my brother (in law).

19.

Plants for the vintage plant stand on the balcony. They look great!

20.

A south coast safari with my sister.

21.

Incredible Thai food – within the County!

22.

Meeting up with a friend in the Village.

23.

Unexpected and welcome early rain.

24.

Spectacular surf and spray on the ocean this morning.

25.

An enthusiastic greeting from Ginger, the postmistress’ dog.

26.

A delightful event at the beautiful Heritage House.

27.

Hanging out with my sister and brother in law. I love them so much!

28.

Thankful for our wonderful vets and their staff.

29.

A lone seagull swooping over the Big River bridge.

30.

If your car has to break down, it’s good to have it happen in your own small town.

October

1.

A sunny morning and a car that starts. What more could a girl want?

2.

I’m finally divorced!

3.

Waking up to a sunny San Francisco. A great meeting with my boss. A really good day.

4.

Home with the kitties on a beautiful day!

5.

A text exchange with my sister:

Me: I always have fun with you.

Megan: Me too! You really are my best friend.

Me: Back atcha! You caught up with me all right! [I am 9 years older. When she was little, she always said, “I’ll catch up with you one day. You’ll see!”]

Megan: I told ya.

Me: You passed me though.

Megan: Not even. We walk hand in hand. That’s the beauty of our friendship.

6.

A wine tasting party with friends.

7.

Being a tourist in the Village on a beautiful day.

8.

Birdsong and acrobatic cats.

9.

A bag full of new library books!

10.

Got my hair cut and highlighted by the wonderful Angelika. I always have such a great time with her.

11.

Walking the dog with my sister on the headlands.

12.

The girl in the car ahead of me brushing her hair and putting on make-up while driving Highway 1. And they say texting is dangerous!

13.

The eternal ocean.

14.

The sun gleaming on Star’s fur.

15.

Yellow Dog still looks for his lost friend. It breaks my heart but it’s sweet at the same time.

16.

Sun flickering through the trees.

17.

Whoever invented vodka is my hero. Along with the inventor of the mute button and taxis.

18.

Beautiful Santa Monica Pier on a beautiful, sunny day.

19.

Me to Sephora clerk: “How do you live with this traffic?”

Sephora clerk (with Scots accents): “Medication, darling. Medication.”

20.

Seeing the great Brian Wilson with Al Jardine under the stars at the Greek Theater.

21.

Waking up in my own bed with all the kitties.

22.

Catching up with my sister.

23.

Working in the garden.

24.

A hot shower on a cold morning.

25.

Back at work with my friends. Good to catch up.

26.

Hanging out with my sister.

27.

The work is finally done on the bridge! No stop lights for 20 miles now. 🙂

28.

Saddened by the loss of Lou Reed, but thankful for his music and legacy. A true legend.

29.

The golden morning sunlight shining through the eucalyptus trees on a curve in the road.

30.

Sunlight shining through my glass wind chime.

31.

Trick or treating with Jessica as part of her auntourage.

November

1.

Warm enough to have the doors open.

2.

Morning bird song.

3.

Goodbye, little house! I’ll miss you!

4.

Long day but went well.

5.

Back in San Francisco!

6.

Finally home.

7.

Woke up in my own bed on a sunny morning.

8.

Watching the cats playing in the sun.

9.

An unexpected jasmine flower.

10.

Taking the day off – from everything.

11.

Remembering my wonderful grandfathers who fought in WWI – and lived to tell the tale. And those who didn’t.

12.

Lou Reed.

13.

Cuddling with my Clyde.

14.

Sunshine through the red leaves of a Japanese maple.

15.

A late season BBQ with family and friends.

16.

Puppies!

17.

Warm kitty fur against cold bare feet.

18.

Unexpectedly running into a friend on my way to work.

19.

A good time at the pool.

20.

Warm enough to be outside without a sweater!

21.

Amaryllis and paper whites – hope to make the winter brighter.

22.

Grateful for my family when things go wrong.

23.

Even errands are more fun with my sister and Star.

24.

Puppies!

25.

Facing my fears. Still afraid, though.

26.

Sunlight on the Pacific.

27.

Even though Thanksgiving is tomorrow, I’m feeling pretty thankful for my family right now.

28.

A beautiful, sunny day and the best friends and family in the WORLD. And all over it!

29.

My brother made soup for us all.

30.

Craft fair with Megan and Jarrett.

December

1.

City lights in San Francisco.

2.

Waking up to the foghorns.

3.

Spending time with my colleagues/partners. So proud of them!

4.

Back home with the kitties.

5.

Behind my co-worker on the highway and my brother in law on the Ridge. Love small town life!

6.

The delicious smell of freshly ground coffee.

7.

The cats playing in the sunshine, the sun gleaming on their fur.

8.

The frost looks like snow!

9.

The Christmas tree and its twinkly lights.

10.

Christmas cards – sending and receiving.

11.

The shadow of the ficus tree on the curved ceiling in my house.

12.

Surprising our beloved nephew and his wonderful girlfriend with a birthday dinner.

13.

Enjoying a play at our local theater.

14.

The golden afternoon light through the dark trees.

15.

A brand new (well, to me) car!

16.

A beautiful drive down to the south coast.

17.

Orcas chasing a pod of dolphins in the wild Pacific.

18.

Lunch with my awesome coworkers.

19.

A quiet day with the kitties.

20.

Went with my sister to pick up her foster dog, Stella!

21.

Stella came by work and charmed all the visitors.

22.

A spectacular sunset. The lack of rain is worrying, but the sun is lovely.

23.

Re-reading “The Box of Delights” and remembering my father, who used to read it to us at Christmas. Love you, Dad.

24.

Filling stockings…merry and bright!

25.

Still happy it’s Christmas, even though we’re celebrating tomorrow.

26.

A wonderful Christmas with my wonderful family!

27.

Chirping birds and singing frogs.

28.

Rescuing a mouse from Roscoe.

29.

An absolutely wonderful 50th birthday party for a friend.

30.

San Francisco. I will never stop loving you.

31.

Happy new year’s eve, everyone! Here’s to a great 2014!

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