My apologies for my absence and there is no excuse that I’ve not kept up but sometimes life gets in the way. Or maybe it doesn’t but sometimes I don’t have the energy or drive to post. So, for now I’m going to try to catch up :(
First off is the ABC along. Everyone else is on E, I’m on C. So here goes!
C is for California!
About 2 weeks ago, I returned from 3 weeks in California. This state has a certain tie to me although I haven’t established this state as “home”. I’ve never lived there (can’t afford it!) but I’ve worked there since 1998. The company where I tele-commute is now located in Los Gatos. I started out as a contractor for them 7.5 years ago and am now working on the corporate level. Good people, interesting work, crazy state.
I come home to Texas and regale my husband with stories about this crazy state. His only comment is “only in California”. Things like – there are no drive-in fast food restaurants! It isn’t fast food unless you can order it from your car! Maybe it is the price of land that prevents burger joints from adding a take out window – I don’t know. The weather is crazy also. One day while I was there it snowed – yes SNOWED – in San Jose. Excuse me?
Don’t get me wrong – I love to visit California. I live in a flat place – Texas coastal plain. I love waking up and looking out the window at hills. To me, they are mountains, but they are really hills. And snow on top of them! I find a peace looking at nature’s beauty. And driving through them gives me a feeling of peace and awe. I particularly like the drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz along highway 17. I didn’t get to do that drive this year but did get down to downtown Los Gatos where it is also gorgeous.
Speaking of Los Gatos, I was able to visit the yarn shop there – Yarn Dogs. It was a cute shop with lots and lots of novelty yarn. I know they were preparing to go to Stitches West at the time and may not have been stocking fully but I didn’t find anything there that yelled “Buy Me”. So I just purchased some Addi Turbo’s that I needed. I’ll return, though, next time I’m out.
Now on to D!
Till Later ~~ Dene