Monday August 20, 2007

Weekly Wrap-up 2007_33

(Two weeks)

The weather has still been mostly foggy with a few warm and sunny days.

Work was pretty bad there for a few days but I seem to be regaining control. Most of the week of the 6th is in my Journal but doesn't need to be shared with anyone else.

Rich's brother and sister-in-law came through town on a vacation trip heading to Cambria, CA. We had dinner with them at one of our favorite restaurants in Palo Alto.

Then two days later, I took a personal holiday and Rich and I drove down to Cambria, where we met up with Rich's brother and sister-in-law (again), his Dad & stepmother, and a long-time friend and former co-worker of mine.

Cambria is a 4-hour drive (each way) from home. It was pleasant enough going down (air conditioning helps). We had a nice lunch with friends and relatives. But driving home was tiring (with more traffic). I wouldn't want to do that trip very often.

While we were in Cambria, we saw an otter in the ocean. We also saw one seal in the water and many lazing on the rocks. There were oodles of pelicans flying past (always going south). The sky was blue. The ocean was lovely. It was a pretty day.

We got home at 7:45. I fed the cats and took a 90 minute nap.

We tried a "new" restaurant in San Francisco last week — Burma Superstar on Clement St. We went in on Saturday night. It's very good and very popular. They opened at 5 (we thought they opened at 5:30). We got there at 5:30 and there was already a waiting list.

We had to wait about 20 minutes. But the food was all very good. We'll go back (but not on a Saturday and closer to 5pm!). The tea leaf salad was as good as we used to get at the Burmese place in Millbrae before it stopped being Burmese.

On Sunday, I was sitting in my office, typing. All of a sudden I heard "merOW?" Bebop had decided to explore behind my monitors. Not much back there to do.

This fortnight I read four "Night Creatures" novels by Lori Handeland: Dark Moon, Crescent Moon, Midnight Moon, and Hidden Moon. I also read Scratch the Surface, first in a new cat mystery series by Susan Conant. Finally, I read Slightly Shady, a delightful (as always!) Regency mystery-romance by Amanda Quick (Jayne Anne Krentz).

In between and around the rest, I've had almost enough naps and plenty of snuggles with the cats. There have been good meals and interesting conversations with Spouse and friends. I've had a few chats with my sister and email from my Mom.

Onward and Upward.

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