Pumpkin Patch in the Rain

Hello Friends

A few weekends ago O and I went to the Pumpkin Patch down the street from her house. It was a blustery, rainy day, but it was the time I had with her so off we went. We were all tricked out in rainboots, jackets and umbrellas cause Rain in California is no joke. Rare but usually a serious storm. I didn’t get that many pictures due to the weather conditions, but she loved helping me pick some out for my door step and my classroom for my students to draw in Visual Arts.
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Now, every weekend she asks if we can go back. I wish we could kiddo! How did you prepare for fall? Did you find any decorative gourds to place around your house?

Love,

-S

BookFairs, Starbucks, Froyo and Rain

I believe every week in December will hold something amazing. This year my alma mater had their annual December book-fair, which is something I always look forward to. Even though they have moved to a new campus, and have tons of new staff, I always enjoy coming back and seeing the few people that made my middle school years so memorable.

GMS BookFair

 

Our librarian Walter, is a professional story-teller and always reads a chapter or a portion of a book. This year, it was a co-telling by Walter and Esther and it was amazing.

My masters classes at Santa Clara University and work vamping up heading into a second set of finals meant most days I am burning the candle at both ends. So, I treated myself to coffee and a manicure, and to some yummy fro-yo after babysitting all day.  There’s something so decadent about taking time for just yourself, especially in the midst of the holiday chaos. It was exactly what I needed.

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We had a pretty epic storm here last week, but I settled in to my itty-bitty apartment to binge-watch Gilmore Girls and eat soup! I loved every rain-soaked minute, including the tippy-tippy-tap of rain on the roof, wearing my rain-boots every day for a week, and the fresh clean scent of the air after it rains. We got some pretty gorgeous sunrises and clouds after a week of pouring rain.


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When you are pushing yourself too hard (either at work, or school, or both!), how do you relax?

Love,

-S

San Francisco and a Christmas Tree Farm

My brother and I start our Thanksgiving week off right, baking a cinnamon coffee cake (a family recipe and total favourite of ours) and working in front of a crackling fire. On Friday, my Dad, Cheech and I drove up … Continue reading