Mostly there. I did not intend to be gone a lot this past week. It just happened. But I am thankful that, since it's summer, I have the adjustable schedule which allows me to change my routine. These are the events that stand out to me this week and for which I am thankful--wherever I was.
The Fave Fives of Willow's Week.
1. On Sunday, my friend asked me to help her by driving to LAX to pick up her son because she is not used to driving in Los Angeles traffic. I happily agreed. It was a great time to spend with her and then to get acquainted with her son. The traffic was OK except for the fact that all ramps for the 405 and 101 freeway interchanges were closed. It's a good thing I know my way around the San Fernando Valley.
2. Then the next day, Monday, I turned around and went back down to Los Angeles. An email from Daughter #1 informing us that she had an unexpected business trip to Southern California prompted us to set up a visit with her to view the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at California Science Museum. No photography allowed. I snapped this photo of the banner outside the exhibit.
3. Then, since I could, I accompanied Daughter #1 to Hungtington Beach (again) even though The New Boy wasn't with us. (He's visiting his auntie and uncle and cousins on the east coast.) She worked. I played.
4. Rain! One morning, we woke to more than usual June Gloom. It was downright cloudy and misty. The Professor reported that there was real rain at home.
Southern California beaches aren't always sunny.
Surf camp never gets cancelled.
5. Although I did spend some time watching and listening to some work related videos/audios and writing up notes (and knitting, of course), I enjoyed a couple of beach walks. Oh, how I love the beach! I added a few shells to my collection. I am enchanted with the colors of all the different types of shells.
It's always lovely to have precious time with my girl who lives so far away and to know she is thriving in her new job. And The Professor was able to drive down for one night and hang out. Knowing she is back home safe and sound after another full day of travel is comforting to her mama.
I think next week will include some travel, too. It's that time of year....