Tomorrow is the last day of my Christmas vacation. This Christmas was "different." Perhaps it was because my girls and I were not able to participate in many of the pre-Christmas traditions with their living in the city and having busy work schedules. Then, of course, Frosty's injury has been all-consuming. He has had a round of vet visits, infections, med changes and another surgery, but I think he is finally out of the woods. (I could write a book about what we've been through with all of that, but I'll save it for another time.)
|Poor Frosty -- another surgery on January 2nd -- but this should do the trick!|
But what we didn't get to do before Christmas, we did after Christmas! Last Friday, Ash was in town and we went out for shopping, lunch, and to see "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty." We really enjoyed it and decided the trailer doesn't do it justice.
The next day I drove up to San Francisco and Lys and I spent a fabulous day together there! We went to the Hyatt for lunch, where it snowed (okay, fake man-made snow) in the lobby.
We then walked past the ice skating rink...
... to the historical Ferry Building! This is the architecture that helped the building survive
the Great Earthquake of 1906.
Sunday I went to a holiday party in Pebble Beach. My husband and I lived there for a couple of years and I still miss the ocean view and deer. I snapped this picture on the road that we lived on, with the golf course behind our house. I would wait until the golfers finished for the day and then every afternoon I walked the 1.5 miles to the beach and back. It is one of my fondest memories. I would see deer grazing, little red foxes running under logs, and then sat on a big piece of driftwood and watched the waves roll in before turning around and heading back home. It is what made a walker out of me!
So all's well that ends well! Happy New Year!