I finally got Advanced Open Water Scuba certified. This was during my trip to Key West. It was really fun. I took three specialty training courses: digital photography, deep water diving, underwater wrecks, navigation, and performance buoyancy.
“Will there be any adults there?” This is the quote of the year from my Auntie Vickie. Victoria had told her Mother about the camping/rafting trip my sister Daisy planned for us and our cousins. What was super funny that all of us are over thirty. And two of the couples have children. Auntie Vickie was relieve to hear “Auntie Candy” and “Uncle Albert” were going to be there.
I got to the party a little late because I was planning to join the noon rafting segment. Daisy had taken the first group around 9 am. But, unfortunately, Daisy lost her keys and had to go back and find them. Thank goodness, she did!
There were two highlights in July – Wanderlust and my Mom’s 60th birthday.
First, thank you Sonja for planning. Wanderlust is a yoga festival, long week, held around the country. We went to the one held at Squaw Valley. It was the perfect weekend. Amazing weather and good friends. Besides that, the other highlight was all the free samples. We loaded up on Kind bars. And, my friends loaded up on Lululemon gear. I had not yet been stung bythe Lululemon bee.
Started the month out with dim sum with the family at Asian Pearl for Father’s Day.
I really loved May. I had a great time.
The most special time of this month was watching my cousin Victoria graduate from nursing school. I LOVED spending time with her, Victor, Kim, Cann, Aunty Vickie, and Manny. We had a delicious BBQ (ribs and lobster) at their house, celebrating Mother’s Day. And, I really enjoyed “my fluffy snow” we had on another day (mango and mochi). Fluffy snow can be its own post!
April was not filled with big events. But, it was a busy month of eating and enjoying life.
- I continued with my healthy eating – making vegetable miso “stews” regularly. What was great was that I cooked for 2 to 3 days in about 30 minutes.
- Monica and I also made our weekly pilgrimages to the Ferry Building Farmer’s market, where I imbibed my green juices. Grassy, yet sweet. Who knew I’d come to love the flavor.
- “Raise the Roof Sweet Potato Lasagna” I made from the “Engine 2 Diet.” See recipe
- Dinner at Plouf – mussels, truffle fries
- Honolulu cake from Bluestem Brasserie. A must try!
- Kale and pasta with walnut sauce (vegan!)
March was a very special month. I got to try French Laundry! Thank you Monica for the reservations. And, I had the best company ever! Had a great time with David and Sonja! The food and service was everything I had hoped for. And, to top it off, we went to Bouchon Bakery afterwards and got lots of delicious treats.