Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Babysat the boys this week. Took Ralph with us so we went on a walk. See that speck in the middle just below the tree line? That was what we think was a bobcat - loping away in the opposite direction from us. We know there are bobcats in the area
Well, hubby finally got his schedule for orientation - and it is not when we thought it would be, which would have been much better. Instead of starting August 4, he is starting Aug 18 and will be gone for 3 weeks - including over the weekend of our 40th Anniversary. Oh well, what will be, will be.
The only other issue is that last week he is gone, we agreed to babysit our granddog. Which means I will be leaving 2 dogs home alone all night for 3 nights. Wonder if they would do okay outside? Cause I am not sure our little guy can make it inside for 14 hours....maybe, hopefully, cross your fingers, I can get some call time those 3 nights which would shorten the time they are alone.
Had a nice lunch this week with 2 friends from my old job. Then we went to Demi's house to pilfer through a box of yarn sent to her by a family member. Sharon got 2 bags full of yarn for her Teddy Bear project. Much to hubs dismay, I came home with a bag and a half!
Today he is at the last swim meet while this afternoon I am going to the Unitek Pinning Ceremony! I am excited to see who is there and who made it! Ran into a bunch of "my" students while I was going into work one evening this week - man oh man do I miss them and being with students!
But this week was a good week after last week....last week I worked Sat, 6 hours Sunday, Tues, Thurs, Sat and Sun. I literally spent all week asking people what day it was.....this week I had no every other day and altho I think they tried to kill me Thursday night, that is so much better! And the commute is better - having more days off/week is better - the benefits are better...yes, it was a good, but poignant, choice to make.
Now I really need to do some house work cause daughter & her family are stopping over Tuesday night on their vacation....and I need to finish Project 2 for Camp Loopy after ripping it our (over 500 stitches!!) a couple of times cause I was not happy with the edging!
What will I do with myself those 3 weeks hubs is away?? Hopefully make a huge inroad on the dump room upstairs!!!
Saturday, July 13, 2013
What?????? A stop light on the Highway 1? And a very long one.....
Another traffic jam because of yet another stop light (they are doing other bridge/road work). This guy had the smart idea!
And then patiently (HA!) drove in the traffic home, and back to real life....sorta....hubs is in a Golf Tournament today and I work tonight...so one of us is back in the real world!
Again, we have been on every tour, some more than once but you always see/find something new. This was a new tour for us - a longer tour (320 steps to climb!! LOL) and saw areas of the castle we had never seen before. This, and the Evening Tour, are now our favorites!
The details everywhere are amazing....the genius of the collector (as well as the untold wealth) and the genius of the architect....match made in heaven! You have to remember to constantly look up and down, as well as all around
This one was very masculine and included closets, cupboards, and a shower as well as this tub. Notice the detail around the heating vent! This is all part of the North Tower which we had never seen before - and unfortunately was not completed nor occupied by WR & Marion before his death. These suites they believe were meant to be for them....the bathrooms were much more ornate than others we have seen there
FINALLY got to see the zebras! Altho WR sold off most of his zoo during the Depression, some animals remain on the property - elk, long horned sheep, etc. But sightings of the zebras have become quite common recently - and I was so thrilled that I got to capture them on film! They mingle with the cattle on the Hearst Ranch