The lack of a camera to document my week has been frustrating for me. We did look at cameras but I have not yet decided which camera I want. In one sense I realize that I have become lazy in writing because 'one picture is worth a thousand words' and therefore I don't have to write as many words in a blogpost. So today I am writing my Friday Fave Fives and not adding photos (which feels very weird to me). But there is still much for which to be grateful!
1. and 2. Walking and hiking are favorite activities for me. This week we took two walks. The first was along the beaches beyond Ventura. We parked at the west end of the city and walked about two and a half miles up the biking/walking trail toward Santa Barbara. The weather was perfect. The air was clear. The scene was peaceful. It was the perfect place and day to walk by the ocean. Then another day we hiked in the Santa Monica Mountains. The area is called Satwiwa and is the site of an ancient Indian settlement. Where we walked was mostly through meadows although there was enough up and downs to make it more challenging.
3. On Wednesday we drove into Los Angeles. How on earth could that be a fave when the traffic is always horrendous? Well, we took the opportunity take a walk on The Strand which is the beach walk in the South Bay beach towns, to have lunch with a friend, visit another friend who is in rehab from a stroke, and finally to pick up a friend/neighbor at LAX airport. All in all, it was a wonderful day and was worth the traffic stress.
4. My sister in law (one who lives in our town) had a birthday. So we celebrated with lunch after church on Sunday with another sister and a nephew.
5. Any excuse to start a new knitting pattern is a good thing, right? My daughter asked for help on a pattern, so I figured I might as well try out the pattern myself. Makes sense, right? In the end, she chose a different pattern to use to knit a shawl, but since I had already made a lot of progress on my 'sample', I decided to just keep on knitting. I'm half done.
Thus ends my attempt to express Willow's Week with any photos.