Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Donating Platelets

🎶 "Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name,
and they're always glad you came...." 🎶

Before we moved to Seattle, I used to try to donate platelets at least once a month. Now that we're back in San Francisco, I started coming back last month, and it felt so great to be back. It was especially nice to see so many familiar faces, and was a pleasant surprise to be remembered.

Turns out, the Blood Center is my "Cheers", and I feel pretty good about that. 😊❤️

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Newest Mousekateer

I couldn't help myself. This was the only thing I bought at Disneyland all weekend. ❤️

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tonight's Dinner

My dinner tonight, in honor of the Academy Awards which I am not watching. 😊

Good Morning from Disneyland, Day Two!!

We were lucky and found short lines to visit Minnie, Pluto, Chip and Dale this morning!!

Disney Steps: Day One

Disneyland & CA Adventure with Jason: Day One

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Leg Room!!!

I am Disneyland-bound for the weekend!! Yay!!

I'm flying Southwest for the first time in several years. So far, a great experience: very low airfare (just under $100 round trip, although I did pay an extra $30 or so for priority check-in),
open seating. 4th person to board. Seat 12a. Lots of leg room! 😊

Good way to start the trip!

Friday, February 24, 2017


I caught Wallace and Olive playing a round of Patty-cake last week. It started off pretty well, until Olive got a little carried away. ;)

Wallace's Spa Process

Wallace's wonderful groomer, Vicky, sent me these photos last night. I love that she took photos of each step of the process of Wallace's spa day! ❤️

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Preview to Plumpocalypse 2017!!

I love when our plum tree blossoms each February. It's so pretty!! I missed seeing it over the last three years.

Looks like we'll have a big crop of plums again coming in June!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Almost done with "Smalls"

I had another great and productive painting session today. It's nearly done, but not quite!!

The biggest change was that I worked on the audience member in the front right. I didn't like the posture and placement of the figure I had before, so I found another photo of the same guy in a more engaged pose. I really like how he turned out and I think it completes the composition.

I worked a bit more on the sac player, mostly on his clothes, and did a bit more with the bass player.

I'm pretty sure I'll finish this painting during my next session. I'm really liking the mood/tone of it and how it has developed.

Wallace's Spa Day!

We went a little shorter this time. Wallace always looks so much smaller after getting his haircut after 10 weeks. I always miss his curls after he gets a blow dry, but they'll be back soon enough.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Long Kitty

Our little kitten is getting big! ❤️

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Windy day hike

We took Wallace on a fun hike up to Corona Heights today. It was a windy day, but it was nice to get in a good walk in between the rainy days.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Sofa Shark, Part II

Old Art

I'm at my parent's house, and spied this little gem that I made in 1979 (fourth grade). I love that my parents still keep it out on their kitchen counter. ❤️

...and for my next trick...

...Wallace will put a kitten's head in his mouth! 😮

Actually, they do this often when they wrestle. Don't worry- Olive is the one sticking her head in, and Wallace is very gentle.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Painting with a special guest

Look who came with me to my painting session today!! Wallace was such a good boy, and seemed to enjoy hanging out at Dean's studio.

I made good progress on my jazz painting. I worked on the left side of the painting, focusing on the piano and the piano player.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day

What's better than a cute, cuddly, fuzzy Valentine?

Sunday, February 12, 2017

A sunny day to play at Fort Funston

It was an unusually sunny day in San Francisco, and Mike has a rare weekend at home. Perfect day to bring the pups to Fort Funston to play together. Wallace and Kayak play together so well now. They are good buddies!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Happy 1st Birthday, Alexander!!

Wallace's BFF at the dog park turned one year old this week, and his girls threw him a birthday party at the park today!