This might get posted on Saturday, ooops. I’ve been busy, slowly consuming the final book in the Fever series.
Favorite Place To Go Again
I went to Yosemite with my Dad. We camped, hiked, took pictures next to waterfalls. I treasure my memories of the frigid water we swam in, the natural beauty that surrounded us, the mix of summer crowds and empty space. Mostly, it’s special because we went together and I can’t recreate that. What I can do is bring my daughter to Yosemite someday and make new memories.
How amazing would it be to catch a glimpse of this in real life? Supposedly there’s a precise angle and time of day when the sun hits Horsetail Fall and makes it look like it’s on fire. Amazing.
I was not a Portishead fan the first 271 times I listened to their songs. Too angsty, too dramatic. I lumped them in with Bjork, ugh (still ugh). Then a year or so ago, when I started using Pandora regularly, Portishead kept popping up on a few of my favorite stations. Darn those persistent Brits, 10+ years later I find myself enjoying their music, especially “Only You” and “Glory Box”
Favorite Dream Job
If I won the lottery tomorrow I would
buy a gold airplane with spinning rims on the landing gear go on vacation. I’d take a nice long trip, somewhere far away, with my whole family. When I made it back to reality I would buy a house, directing my real estate agent to my Pinterest boards, obviously. Then I’d find a nice little mom and pop bakery and ask for a job. I don’t have the ambition to put in the hours and personal sacrifice needed to run a business. I just want to make desserts, maybe some sandwiches. I want to feed people. I don’t want to spend 40+ hours a week in slacks trying to work up a corporate ladder. I just want the simple pleasure of creating something and knowing it made someone else happy.
The weather! It rained today, so refreshing. I know I’m not the only one excited about pants and sweaters (muffin top is covered and I only have to shave once a week). I also don’t take for granted living in San Diego “cold rainy weather” means 60 degrees during the day and 1/2″ of drizzle. It finally feels like fall, a week into November. We even used the fireplace after dinner at my Mom and Uncle’s house today.
I’m loving all things hot and spicy and holiday scented. These recipes for Glogg and Cranberry Cider are on my “must try” list.
Favorite Organization Aspirations
My kitchen is a mess. Creating order from the chaos that is my utensil drawers and small appliances is overwhelming. I don’t know where to start so I don’t. Instead I sit on Pinterest and pin ideas for organizing my big fantasy kitchen. I’m sure this will come in handy after I win the lotto and buy that dream house.