Random life pictures from the past few days/week.....this year's school pictures have all come home. We were out of room on our school picture wall, so that got redone with shadow boxes-
I have a good friend who is downsizing. A while back she gave us her husband's families Franciscan dinnerware. I honestly had no idea what this stuff was, but let's just say every piece is numbered and it's special stuff. There's way more than this, complete service for 12 and all the serving dishes that go with it, and cups, saucers, platters....there's a lot. She's been on me about using it and not just keeping it for special occasions, so this was a pic of dinner I sent to her.
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
That was going to be "Buck Up, It's Monday", but really this is a Tuesday that is our Monday, so it works. Anyhow, I mentioned in the bobcat post that I had used up my battery taking pictures of a buck and his friends. Thought I'd share a few of those on this fine Monday/Tuesday!
As you can imagine, between these guys, and the bobcat that came afterwards, it was a great morning to have been out on the mountain. I felt so filled up with happiness after this hike!
We had a 3 day weekend here (except for Brian). It was the weekend the yard gets winterized. As much as it needs to, which isn't much living in CA. The pool went away, we did our second round of raking the leaves up (this will happen about 10 more times), all our wooden tables and chairs move inside to the garage, and any toys that shouldn't get wet move inside.
I finally made the side of the house presentable. This is usually where the garbage bins are, lawn mower and bbq, and inevitably anything that needs to go to the dump gets thrown over here. Now it looks great, and since the kids usually hang out in the back part of the yard, it has already turned into a space I can get some quiet time!
Above, my cleaned out side of the house, and below, the back yard w/pool gone. You can see how many leaves need to fall still.
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Finally!! You guys....I've been trying to get a good bobcat shot for so long! By good, I really just mean not a picture of a blurry dark figure on the trail. You mostly have had to take my word for it that what I'm seeing is actually a bobcat. Well, this morning I was trying to figure out why this ground squirrel was sounding the alarm. If you've heard them chirp, it's super loud, and he was chirping his little heart out. I saw a dark figure move out from behind a tree, maybe 15 ft from where I stood.
I was in total shock. I had been taking pictures of this squirrel for at least a minute. Then there's this beautiful face looking at me. He quickly headed down the hill, and I did not hesitate to chase after it, frantically clicking away. I was so hoping I would get one good picture.
I knew my camera was about to die. I had spent quite a while getting pics of a buck and his friends earlier in this hike and spent my battery. I just kept taking pictures as I followed him, not really knowing what I was getting.
And then.....it just stopped and looked at me. I got one shot.....and my camera died. I was totally bummed! I fumbled around and got my phone out and took a ton of pictures of a blurry blob.
Shortly after this, we parted ways. I could not see what pictures I got on my camera because it was dead.
I got home and went straight to the comp to upload.....bingo!
I know I've told you before how they stop and look at you and wag their little tail. Well, I swear this one smiled, too! They have the most beautiful face. They look so wise, like they know way more than you.
I'm so grateful to this bobcat for finally allowing the crazy lady who was stalking it to get a decent picture!
Monday, October 3, 2016
We are attempting to get back to normal life today. Everyone's at school or work, which hasn't happened in a bit. The kids are over pneumonia, Sophie had her wisdom teeth out on Friday, we celebrated 19 years of marriage, Brian is finally started on some meds for his chest gunk/cough thing, and we are still loving Friday night football......that's a summary of the following, poor quality pictures. Happy Monday!!