Hoo Boy! I realize that my last post was a serious bummer - Thursday was a banner-day of a commute & I was waxing frustrated. This week was actually pretty good with the exception of a bad cold and bad traffic. Here are some of the really, really! excellent things that made me smile this week.
My local AP friend (& former Secret Pal), Jen and her husband's referral news came this week! They are now the proud parents of a gorgeous baby girl from Ethiopia named Amara. I went to 6 different places Friday in search of a fine bottle of Tej...finally finding one in a random liquor store on Telegraph Avenue owned by a very nice man from Ethiopia. Now, I know where to find all manner of roots, goat meats, malt & incense - sweet!
I saw this movie & it was nice. There were some hilarious moments that got the whole theatre hootin' & hollerin'. Love that. Great strong woman vibe and positive message. Thumbs up.
The Genesis show on Tuesday was a dream come true. Phil Collins and Chester Thompson played an incredible Drum Duet that was mesmerizing. The band played some seriously old skool stuff (a couple that I didn't even recognize) and some stuff I could have lived without hearing (read: We Can't Dance). Oh well, nobodys perfect. It was a great evening and considering that we bought our tickets in March - we were more than stoked to have finally gotten to see them!
Getting carded at the Genesis Show was awesome, too. Yes, I kid you not.
Kneesock weather is upon us.
Two sick days from work enabled me to catch up on DVR'd Oprah. BTW, did anyone else see the Alexis Stewart (as in, Martha Stewart's Daughter) Infertility one? I wondered if Oprah would ever do an episode on IF - all these years that I've watched Oprah, and this was the first show I'd seen her cover the issue. I've always wondered about that. Anyway, since I'm musing, I wonder if she'll do an update on China Adoption as well - sure has changed a lot since her last foray into that topic.
Jzboy winterized our furnace - and I transitioned from cotton to flannel in the Duvet department. We're nice and cozy around here. Iris is happy about that, too! (Iris is actually sitting on the beginnings of a pillow case - the project got stalled out with our recently busy weekends).
It is knitting season & I finished TWO projects last week during my 2-day manditory training in Motivational Interviewing. A cozy, wee raspberry and an extremely soft earflap hat. The picture doesn't do the awesomeness of the colors justice, sorry (its #129, if you go to the link, btw).
Last but not least....Pumpkin Spice Lattes are back!
Happy Weekend, Y'all!