Hello out there. I apologize for being gone for so long and not sharing many photos. Sometimes you just need to take a break, look back, stay there a little while and then keep going, ya know? I have quite a few new things to show you, but for now I thought I’d share one of the best parts of my weekend: The view from a third-floor balcony of my friends’ Aptos beach house, where, in past visits, we’ve soaked in the hot tub during golden sunsets and nighttime rain. This weekend though, while everyone slept, I just read and stared across the rooftops imagining we were in Venice or Greece.
The impromptu trip to Aptos, I think, was what everyone needed. Laura got to laugh a little and not think so much about cancer and chemo, and Grant got sit for just a little while as Val and I prepared dinner. I was glad to be able to see and touch my friend after months of only communicating through text messages. I was relieved to hear hope and plans for the future. I drove away feeling frustrated that she’s on a long road, but peaceful knowing that everything will be okay.
I hope you had a restful weekend, filled with good food, good friends and good memories. Here is Five Senses Monday, where I reflect on my weekend through the senses (based off of Five Senses Friday).
Guilty for missing two family reunions this weekend. But satisfied that I made the right decision to go to the beach with a friend who needed the trip.
A loaf of garlic bread, devoured; and a wonderful pasta of shrimp, sun-dried tomatoes, more garlic and mushrooms made by Val.
Sheryl Crow … 10 rows from the stage = awesome. Though I can still hear Maggie chanting, “sexy,” as one of Sheryl’s guitarists took over the mic. However, she was right.
The strong, strong aroma of flowery grandma perfume in a glass of berry pomegranate Italian soda.
Val, through the lens; this weekend, shaman Val and gypsy Val made an appearance.