Monday, June 23, 2008

I'm Back

It's been a busy few weeks around here and my one week break just flew by in a flurry of outings, sunburn, good meals, friends, and the occasional margarita.

We took trips to Sauvie Island, Neskowin, and Ridgefield National Wildlife Refuge. We've had lovely meals at Chennai Masala, Pho Van, and yes, even at home on a perfect Midsummer's Eve.

It was a good week for thrift stores and vintage finds including old rickrack, beautiful buttery soft cotton sheets, a charming Japanese embroidery magazine from 1974, lovely old printed cotton handkerchiefs, and a whole jar filled with chandelier crystals. Not sure what I'm going to do with those but how could I pass them up? I was sad to hear that this would be the last year for the St Rita's Catholic Church Rummage Sale, source of most of these extremely inexpensive finds.

Oh--we met these guys at our farmers market and they were a hoot. Lovely produce, too. Monkey Boy may be volunteering with them this summer.

Here are few favorite photos from the last few days:

Now that the Big Event has passed and the friends have gone home it's back to reality: work, laundry, meals, and summer schedules--all of which are surprisingly more appealing to me than I could have imagined. Oh, and maybe a bit more regular blogging......

1 comment:

Elisheva Hannah Levin said...

Welcome back!

I love the photos, and I am glad you had an ejoyable week post Bar Mitzvah! We also took a week off after N.'s. It was necessary to our--oh, all right!--to my sanity! LOL.