Sunday, December 30, 2007

My goodness! It has been too long since my last post... The holidays will do that, won't they?

I got home last night from Orange County, having taken the Coast Starlight train from Los Angeles to San Jose. To add to the "only in L.A." file, as we walked through Union Station to the train departure tracks, we passed by a woman wearing only a bra, underwear, and a fur coat who was being photographed by a mohawked guy as she strolled through the station. Interesting....

The train trip was wonderful- it was the scenic route close to the coast, and the train had sleeper cars and a dining car. My only regret is that I didn't get to have a meal there. I meant to have dinner, but the reservations got taken up by the sleeper car people, and I wouldn't have gotten dinner until after the San Jose stop.

Ah well, I guess this means Steve and I will need to take a train trip with a sleeper car, like I've wanted to for years....

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Leetle Elfies

I sent off my ornaments today for the swap I've been participating in. These were so much fun to make! I did have a hell of a time taking decent photos, though. What finally worked? Simply setting the camera on the table, and then taking the picture. Funny that none of the other angles or arrangements I tried looked even half as good.

Tomorrow we'll meet our realtor and go tour some homes. This is kind of scary. Buying a home will be .... really scary. I don't feel ready to do something so very adult, and with such enormous financial consequences.

Friday, December 07, 2007

My friend made this