Gentle Readers and Dear Friends it was a wet and cold weekend here in the Bay area!! I guess the storms are here and we will be having our usual Winter cycles of rain. Aside from the wet weather we had a pretty terrific couple of days.
Friday evening Rico's sister called to see if we could put her and her husband up Saturday night - they had gotten some great tickets for the 49er game against the Cardinals on Sunday. Well, we have the second bedroom so of course we wanted them to come.
Our Saturday morning started off as usual - our weekly trek to the Safeway via Noah's bagels - yummy!! - Now, try and get to the store early every Saturday - usually around 8ish. It was no different this past Saturday, but the store was already really full of shoppers, I guess everyone else was doing the same thing...shopping early before the crowds.... I can imagine what it was like later on in the day. The weekend before a Holiday are always busy shopping days. We finished up with Safeway - dropped off the groceries and then headed to Michael's and Target in south SF. Once again packed stores, but we found everything we wanted!!
I wrapped up the afternoon with a fun cleaning job..... the oven!! A job a day, remember - and its all getting done!! I also started on Thanksgiving - I made up the cranberry sauce on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon I made a giant pot of Turkey stock for gravy and anything else that need some stock. Tonight I will make my big old cornbread so that it can sit a few days to dry out - I do love a good cornbread/sausage dressing!!
We had a super evening out Saturday night with Mindi and Tom - we went to a delicious Japanese dinner at Kitaro and then walked a couple of blocks to get ice cream at Joe's Ice Cream. It was a great evening and the rum/raisin ice cream hit the spot!!! I do love me some rum!!
Yesterday we went to Mass - it was pouring rain, then went back to the house and picked up Misty and Isaac and it was on to a tasty breakfast at San Jalisco. After breakfast we stopped off at Trader Joe's (what would a weekend be if we didn't get to TJ). Then they took off for the football game. The 49'ers won BTW!!
I spent my stitching time working on my exchange piece, so still no snaps of that... but I did take some snaps of the Christmas Cactus' that are in bloom...
This small cactus was a gift to Rico and is blooming for all its worth - the deep red colour of the blooms is really nice.
... and the larger pale peachy cactus is also blooming, not as many, but still pretty.
I wanted to mention a new Blogger to our ranks - Sharon over at TaylorsNana - stop by and say Hi!!
There you go sports fans. It is a short week this week, just today and tomorrow and then I'm off for 5 days!! WooHoo!!!! Thanks for stopping by today, do stop again.