Leaving tomorrow for a mini break
It’s only a four day break but getting out of town is always a good idea and San Francisco is an even better idea.
So I’ve washed my brushes up from today and cleaned the house for my house sitter friend, talked to the cats and told them to behave, and I’m getting ready to pack.
C went to scour the thrift stores for the beginning of her Halloween costume. She wants to be Daenerys Targaryen. Last year she was the black swan and rocked it. She found this cute sari dress all embroidered so beautifully with golden thread and beads. She’ll have to take it in a little, but, with a long blond wig, I think she’ll look great.
Mom bought a spaghetti squash and brought it to me. I’m not sure what to do with it actually, and so will leave it in the potato basket until I get back. (Suggestions much appreciated 🙂 )
Now here’s a little dilemma: I’ve reread Graceling and now am rereading Fire. I’m halfway thru and enjoying it just as much as I did some years ago, but now I’m not sure if I should take it with me or take something disposable.
You know what I mean by disposable? I mean one of those silly kinds of weekend books which you can happily leave at the hotel for someone else.
The only thing is I’m really enjoying the Cashore book, but also like it being part of my permanent library at home.
Hmmm. The other option is to buy a Vanity Fair magazine. I like bringing that on planes, especially x the Atlantic, and don’t feel badly about leaving it on the plane.
Hmmm… It’s a short flight, only 2.5 hours or so. What do you all do?
I think I’ll take Fire.
One more look at the future Daenerys Targaryen. 🙂
Hello Veronica… saw your post at UBC… also share a common friend… Joel Miller… small world!
Have a good trip!
Hello Jean. Do we really? I’m not surprised. 🙂 Nice to meet you and now I can come visit you. 🙂
Beautiful Sari. Cannot believe you found it in a thrift store. Need me one of these for tonight at Dandiya
Hi Michelle, it is just beautiful, isn’t it? She also bought a light blue one. I can’t believe people let them go in the first place. The nice thing is that Chloe will be very happy to wear it again. Skirt in the summer with sandals and a crop top and the sexy top for an evening with maybe some skinny jeans. I hope you find a lovely one for yourself. 🙂
I love the sari dress~ C looks beautiful in it and I can’t wait to see her full costume =)
Hi Jennifer. I can’t wait either. She’s going to look so beautiful. Not sure about the blonde, but it’s the character’s hair. Wonder what she’ll look like as a blonde. It’s all in the fun of it, isn’t it?
Do you honestly expect the cats to behave? (Personally, I would take a book that I would not care if I lost–I have lost a few books while traveling.)
Lol, my cats? Not a hope. I think you’re right about the book Morgan. Maybe tomorrow I’ll pop down to the used book store. 🙂
Safe travels. I vote for a magazine for the plane. 🙂
I think you’re right Sabra. Vanity Fair magazine it is then. 🙂
Carol Early Cooney
Have a great time! I love San Francisco. A lovely, walkable city. Enjoy!
Enjoy San Francisco. I’m leaving tomorrow as well. Going to a cabin in Brainerd, Minnesota for four days, to write and to spend time with my wife. My advice: take a Kindle. Love my Paperwhite.
i am taking a short break too … 5 days in Chicago, i leave on Tuesday … i enjoyed that series as well … have fun in San Fran!
Yay for mini breaks! I so plan on it Daryl, see if I don’t 🙂 Hope you have a fantastic time in Chicago. I remember driving thru the city several years ago and thinking that I may have possibly seen the tallest building I had ever seen in my life!
Have a great trip. I always watch a movie!
Thanks Kathryn. It was a quick and painless flight, (20 minutes ahead of time, so can’t complain) 🙂
I am glad! I LOVE to fly! Have fun !!
Ugh, I hate to fly! It’s about time that someone invented a particle transporter of some kind so I could avoid flying. If I didn’t have such a need to travel I’m sure I wouldn’t do it…lol. 🙂
Ida P. Krause
Wow your daughter knows how to do Halloween up right. Enjoy your trip.
Thanks Ida, I think she’s got the best imagination. She’ll have fun. 🙂
What fun! I took a mini-break on the weekend–so I’m commenting a little backwards–since I just commented on all your amazing SF photos–but I didn’t compliment you on your collage and I should have–so here it is–Beautiful Collage!! And beautiful daughter 😉
Aw thank you. 🙂 I really like the way the impromptu collage turned out. I think I’ll apply some paint to it and see what it wants to be. 🙂 C really is beautiful, isn’t she. Wish she would believe me!
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