Even when there are no pumpkins I love being in Half Moon Bay. I have been down a lot these last few weeks with my shoulder issues. The pain is so bad when I type, knit, do any kink of art. Hell just sitting here since the surgeon took me off work on Wednesday, it just hurts to BE. I haven't done anything fun...So even though my shoulder is still hurting I wanted to DO some thing.
My daughter met up with me early and we went to Half Moon Bay. I wanted to have breakfast at my fav diner, the cook was singing every song in the kitchen playing on the jukebox. It made us smile. We had way too much food, but it was divine! And a little Kona coffee helps the day get started! It was a little overcast just how I love it. The shops were sleepy and slow to opening and a wonderful lazy way to walk through the day. First stop Hey Jude. I love the lady in that shop. She is fun. Desi whined for the teal closh hat so of course I bought it. It is a beautiful hat, I wish I would have bought the black for me!
Then a leisurely stroll down the lovely flower lined street to Posh Moon...which always makes me SWOON, if you get a chance to go to HMB stop in on Posh Moon if you want a little breeze of France! They are located at 519 Main Street and their windows are always inviting! When we first got to HMB they were closed but while we ate, they opened!!!! OPENED!!!! Red every where for Valentines Day...and the most lushious clothes EVER!!! I have to tell you I fell in love with the clothes! I got so lucky, I got a pair of fancy ruffled RED leggings, and a blk silk skirt, also found a beautiful green beret that matched my outfit! I can't wait to be able to do some silk ribbon embroidery on it! So I will have a red beret with ribbon flowers, my black beret with knit around the top and this green beauty! They were able to order some custom style pants that have pockets sideways, and are awesome on, I needed a bigger size and they had this beautiful top over frilly thing that can go over skirts or pants or dresses! I am SO excited they can be in my size! It is so my style! AND reminds me a little of Magnolia! Frilly lacy yummy items! The gals in the store were so nice to me, they were telling me how much they loved my style, my use of color, and being fearless! How great is that really? AND they loved Desi's hat and scarf! I love being around artful women!
Then we then walked down the street to the yarn store! COMA INDUCED!Fengari IS my fav yarn store! I walk in and always see something I want to make! I wish I had taken photos! I found a beautiful seed stitch scarf, so I bought the yarn even if they didn't have the apple green I wanted...It is a beautiful simple scarf and I am excited about trying it out. I can't wait for my shoulder/arm to feel better! GRR because right now it is hard to knit! AND I am going to try to find the color yarn online, apparently they are discontinuing the yarn and it is beautiful and SOFT!!! I am sad I found it at the end of the run! The seed scarf is so beautiful I can't wait to try it!
Then we stopped in at Abode...fell in love with items we couldn't afford, but I found some things for Ellen's alter for Tuesday. A broken wing and rock that says PEACE. Then we limped to Tokens...Desi started to not feel good so she waited for me outside. I LOVE Tokens! It is a bead, mystic, clothes store! They have great ethnic clothes that I adore! I found some more rocks with words for the Alter and a buddah. Now I just need to get some bamboo and a table cloth for the event. It started to drizzle a bit...a perfect day! Before we got home, I needed ice cream so we stopped at Dairy Queen for a quick soft cone! Perfect ending. Desi wound our yarn when we got home since I can't use my arm to do it...and now I am searching for some patterns...a cowl hoodie!
I just finished watching Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium again,
best part for me tonight was, Mr. Edward Magorium: [to Molly, about dying]
"When King Lear dies in Act V, do you know what Shakespeare has written?
He's written "He dies." That's all, nothing more. No fanfare, no
metaphor, no brilliant final words. The culmination of the most influential
work of dramatic literature is "He dies." It takes Shakespeare, a
genius, to come up with "He dies." And yet every time I read those
two words, I find myself overwhelmed with dysphoria. And I know it's only
natural to be sad, but not because of the words "He dies." but
because of the life we saw prior to the words."
"I've lived all five of my acts, Mahoney, and I am not
asking you to be happy that I must go. I'm only asking that you turn the page,
continue reading... and let the next story begin. And if anyone asks what
became of me, you relate my life in all its wonder, and end it with a simple
and modest "He died."
The movie reminds us about life being magical and that we
all have to leave... Coming up on Lucy's 1 years gone anniversary...I am not
happy she left...but I honor her life and all that she shared with me and shall
simply say, "She died."
This is the scarf I started and have ripped out a dozen
times...I started it on the day she died, and I haven't been able to finish it
yet...it is wonky and horrible...but I am determined to finish it and wear it!
I am almost done now...hoping tonight! She died on January 18, 2009
and I am determined to have it finished by that date this year! Maybe as a
symbol of my ever healing heart from missing my best art friend ever! She was a
muse, a soul mate, a dear dear friend...I loved her soul...I loved her
Today I had to have some comfort food, so I made Lucy's
Mexican Chicken and Rice, beans and blue cheese stuffed olives...coming up on
her death anniversary really has me thinking of her a lot...
This morning started out great! I got into my new Secret Lentil outfit! This is like an Urban outfit! I love the top
AND the bag had to have the monster on it!
Grin The monster is a SoManyIdea's creation...I love my flickr friends! I even got a GREAT RAOK from BennyLove, but she doesn't want me to share it...so only a little sharing...she sent one for Fatty Boy too! SO cute how he responded! AND as I was leaving work there were the SILLY Chickens! On the Light Pole! LOL
Then the day turned, I had to come home early because our facilities decided to have the FLOOR down stairs done, and the glue made me SICK!!!! No time off my SL though! Because I complained IN WRITING this time telling of my asthma attack, headache, dizziness, upset stomach! AND I don't feel guilty! They should NOT do that kind of work while we are there! There is balance some where...
Don't let the fear of striking out hold you back. -- Babe Ruth
This just made me feel SO happy to see Fatty SO happy!
When Dee and I got out of the car the first things we saw were these two ladies dressed as pirates! They even had a pirate cove!!! I wanted the dresses bad, not to mention the hat! Sigh! The shoes! The corsets!
tradition features hundreds of costumed players, colorful characters
from literature and history, and winding lanes filled with shoppes,
pubs, and delicious fare. Like no other event in the world, the
Great Dickens Christmas Fair transforms 100,000 square feet of
exhibition halls into a Victorian Christmas card come to life.
This uniquely San Francisco tradition is the holiday party
that generations of families have enjoyed for three decades. I remember going as a young child near the Wharf in SF and what a great time I had with my uncle Richard and my grandmother. It was a magical experience, this time it brought it all back SO much fun! My eyes were wide and open the entire time I was there!
A time to visit the streets of Victorian London watching people in contemporary clothing of
that era. Some of them are engaged in loud conversations regarding
payment for a Christmas goose, or perhaps a solicitation of services
rendered or maybe just a good humored verbal jousting. I loved the men with signs that Gin was Sin! LOL So funny! Some are SO fun while they pull you into their shops! I indeed was warned to get my nose off the window of the hat shop and go in and try it on! Which I did! All the while
a cast of characters walk by; Jacob Marley weighed down with chains, I told Dee that was going to be ME in the after life,
Fezziwig jovial and boisterous, an Artful Dodger with Fagen who looked like the movie character I swear! zipping through the
crowd, a group of drunk chimney sweeps creating havoc and flirting with me every where I went!
Dee and I both had our cards read...wow...I might talk about this experience later...brought up ancient father pain...VERY interesting at Jolie Stevens Tarot, when I said I didn't think it was the Father, she said yes it was, so I won't disagree, I will believe that we are layered like onions as she said, and peel another layer. It was a 3 card spread with following 2 more cards. She kept saying "I'm sorry, I'm sorry, its harsh" Grin...father pain usually is! snort Go figure I decided on relationships to talk about! rolling eyes!
I was just shocked it was that, I kept asking are you sure its not feminine? Any way, that is me in my fab new hat next to Jolie! I love it!
We ate in the food court, Dee had fish and chips and I went with the greek salad! It was YUMMY but I was starving and shaking! It was good to sit and eat! I tried my first buttered rum YUM and hot cider too! I could not believe we got there at 10:30 and didn't leave until almost 5:30, and I don't know where the time went! It was a blast! If I had worn my red velvet dress with my purple scarf I would have fit right in! giggle
"It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while
there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world
so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour." - A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Well, it was MY Monday and I was back at work in basic black to show off my Mermaid Nights Shawl, in deep blues, purples and golds. I love this little shawl, it is enough to keep the chill off here in sunny California, where we think it is COLD at 60!
This was a fun knit and fast too...I should make some more...I get a lot of wonderful compliments in it!
I SO enjoyed meeting my new friend Lynn from BennyLoves over the weekend. We instantly connected. I love when that happens. We have a lot in common and I love her knitting!!!! He spirit comes through her art that is for sure! She is a delight and so joyful! If you would love some of her items RUSH to her etsy and pick a few out...that is if "I" haven't taken them all!
This is amazing! First of all my morning was interesting! I got to work and realized that I forgot my ears for the iPod...pout...AND most importantly MY COFFEE!!!!
So one of the gals in the other department made me a weak pot and then one of the guys from her department called me asking me if I wanted coffee from STARBUCKS! Hell ya! I said yes! So then I found my old dictation ears and it WORKED on the iPod! Score! Morning taken care of!
Then I opened my mail!!!! Squeel with delight! Look what I got today!!! AND perfect timing! It matched the outfit I was wearing!!!! Snort! All in all (I won't go into my work woes) it was a great day!
It is just really nice to have some energy after work to do some art! Little bits at a time. Thinking about one piece at a time. There is movement and I am joyful! I have been working on the rolladex pages and I was so silly! I used the CLEAR gesso instead of the white with the stencil! So it doesn't really show up!
I couldn't walk again today, it is way too smoky outside and I couldn't handle the tightening in my lungs. So I had a salad for dinner with some tri-tip on it! YUM
AND SQUEEL with delight! I got the wearable art from Amanda!!!!! YUMMY A mini jacket and a skirt! The childs jacket it going up on my wall!