Thursday, November 22, 2012


A couple of peculiar things happened on Thanksgiving this year - I cooked the entire meal all by myself, and I didn't take a single picture of anything all day.  

Since there is no photographic evidence of the holiday, let's just pretend that it looked like this

Preparing the meal wasn't too difficult, I used some of my sister Sabrina's recipes, kept the menu simple, and since I was only cooking for 6 people it wasn't stressful at all.  I cooked a turkey breast in the slow-cooker and that was amazing, everything ended up on the table warm and at the same time so I felt pretty great about the whole thing.  We had Steve's dad and his wife join us and it was an intimate, lovely meal.  Every year we have much to be thankful for, but this year I think we all felt an extra bit of thankfulness for each other and that we have had yet another year together. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jersey Girl

Dagny has wanted a Giants jersey for forever.  Last year I promised that if they won the World Series I would buy her one. They didn't win last year, but they did this year, so I had to pony up. It was a promise I enjoyed keeping.  We took Dagny to the Dugout Store in Walnut Creek and let her pick her jersey and have it customized.   She had them put CHAMPS 12 on the back. Pretty clever, don't you think?   

Monday, November 5, 2012

Doctor Who Costumes

The price Dagny pays for me putting together her costumes is letting me take lots of pictures of said costumes.  A small price for such amazing costumes and one I am pretty sure she enjoys paying.  This year she talked her friends into dressing up with her and then she talked them into a photo shoot.  That's my girl.   

Amy Pond

Amy and Rory

 The Pond's

River Song, Amy, The 11th Doctor, Rory

Amy's Boys

Doctor Who at High School

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Count Rugen

“As you know, the concept of the suction pump is centuries old. Really that’s all this is except that instead of sucking water, we’re sucking time. We’ve just sucked one hour of your life away. We might one day go as high as five, but we really don’t know what that would do to you. So, let’s just start with what we have. What did this do to you? Tell me. And remember, this is for posterity so be honest. How do you feel?”

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Deja Vu

Second World Series championship in three years, that means San Francisco gets another parade. I think this one was even louder and more crowded than 2010, it was such a party.  Steve and I were on our own this time, neither one of the kids could get out of school. (there are no words to describe Dagny's devastation) We got there early and got an excellent viewing spot and then had fun people watching before the parade. (Giants parade on Halloween in SF, you can bet there was a lot of interesting things to see) I loved watching the players go by, they were having as much fun as the fans. The atmosphere all day was pure joy, it was love and madness all dressed up in orange and black.  An entire city gathered in celebration, completely amazing. Oh, and Tony Bennett was there. What city could possibly be more awesome than San Francisco?