Monthly Archives: March 2012

Parking Only!

Dear Sis,

I had a wonderful time on vacation, but am very glad to be back as well.  I only wish ArmyC could have stayed.  I can’t complain too much, though.  It’s the longest he’s been allowed to stay since even before our wedding.

We really had an awesome time in CA with the MIL and FIL, but we were so into the moment we took absolutely no photos.  That’s right, none.  Can you believe it??  I don’t even think the MIL & FIL took any!

Okay, wait, that’s not strictly true.  I took a few photos, but all one the one day we went to hang out with our mutual friend, we’ll call him LawSchoolC.  LawSchoolC asked us to pick an ethnicity and he’d pick a restaurant for lunch.  At first I picked Polish just to throw him off, but when he seriously wanted to drive an hour away to get lunch, I had to come up with a better option.  I offered up “What about the Pho restaurant?”  I think it’s Indian?  He agreed and LawSchoolC, ArmyC, & I drove off toward the Pho place we know.  It was closed.  So we decided to try Vietnamese.  And this place was open!  But before we could go in, we had to park… and there was a very umm… interesting sign in the parking lot.

We were confused.

We ended up parking elsewhere in the parking lot… but seriously?   What does this even mean?  What else would one do in a parking space besides park?  We didn’t want the fine, though, so we stayed clear of this spot.

They had really great lamb curry, which I did not photograph, and coconut juice served straight from the coconut.  I very much dislike coconut, but both LawSchoolC and ArmyC were quite thrilled with this idea and ordered some.

Afterwards, we drove to a nearby coffee shop which I cannot remember, ordered some coffee and took a walk along the ocean.

I would make a terrible news reporter, no?  I can’t remember where we went or to take photos lol.  Oh well!  I really had a great time w/ArmyC.  I miss him terribly & it was so nice to see him for longer than 10 days where I had to share him some of those days and spend 2 in the airport.

We must get together for some tea and yarnning soon.  Must! 🙂

❤ K

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PS – We keep referring to my husband as C, Big C, & I think maybe something else.  I think we need to streamline this!  At first I thought C was good enough, but we know SO MANY C’s!  And I don’t know about “Big C”… makes me think of a bouncer for a club or something.  HusbandC only works for me… What about we use ArmyC?  It will work for both of us.

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A Season’s Change…part 1

Dear Sis,

It has been such a long time since I wrote you a letter, and for that I apologize.  I have been much under the weather lately, and because of that much time has been spent under my covers with hot tea.  The season’s unexpectedly early change has helped to liven me a bit though, and for that I am very grateful.

The other day, I went out and bought some yarn at that darling little yarn store we love so much, Sheep’s clothing!  The sun was shining so bright and it was 68′ outside.   My oh my how that was a splendid day.  I took a little time to truly revel in the peacefulness of it all.  I sat at a cafe with a wonderful cup of tea and a goat cheese and portobello sandwich (yummy!) just watching  the passers-by.  I realized this was such a neglected treat!  Too far neglected, since it has been a few years since I’ve partaken in such a wonderfully slow-paced meandering.  I truly loved it!

The cafe I visited was almost forgotten about, until a strange feeling told me to walk east down the street instead my intended west.  Aha!  Blackbird Cafe… so so long since I visited you!  As I walked through the doors, the aroma of gracefully gooey paninis and luxurious leaf tea instantly struck my soul and made my heart jump!

I couldn’t help myself to ask if they sold the tea they brewed, and to my happy surprise, they did!  I talked with the barista who said they actually get their tea from right next door to our favorite restaurant in the city!  I knew The Coffee and Tea Exchange had wonderfully tasty tea, but this cafe’s 3 hour trip to obtain it, confirms my opinion!  Oh, and the tea!  I almost forgot to explain it!  The name, Madame Butterfly, intrigued me at once, sis.  It was a perky, fresh green tea with hints of mango, cornflower, and hibiscus.  I loved it!  The clouds I had been under instantly started to part  when I drank the magical goodness from my cup.  Ahhh tea… a magnificent mirth of all things balanced and blissful, magical and medicinal, simple and sensational!  It is so hard to remember the days when grimacing was my only reaction to these master-crafted cups of joy.  However, I am glad those days are far behind me, FAR behind….

All my love to you, Sis, and miss you bunches,

-love Lil’ M

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