Thursday, July 09, 2009

do you ever just have one of those days...

driving pearl 01
photo by riley

...that starts out with the need to accomplish a single simple task and then evolves into one-awesome-spontaneous-thing-stumbling-into-another until all of a sudden it is late? And dark outside? And then as you finally drag your happy tired butt home there's nothing left to do but wear a big fat smile on your face until you collapse into your cozy bed? Even if your answer is "yes!" the next words out of your mouth are probably much like mine, "but not nearly often enough"...last Friday, that is exactly what happened.

driving pearl 03
photo by riley...that small blur of red is the golden gate bridge :)

It started with me agreeing to drive into the city to let someone test drive Pearl, then an invitation to shop and have lunch in the Mission with dear friends Beth and Maggie who coincidentally were heading to the exact same part of town, Riley throwing his hat in the ring and joining me. He had control of the camera, clicking our way into town...

happily driving pearl
photo by riley

fresh fresh fresh
photo by riley

oh sf, i love you so!
photo by riley

we then arrived at the address and suddenly realized that the interested party was the new downstairs neighbor to my other dear friend Paula. DANG if the guy wasn't ready to buy Pearl but couldn't get her to fit in his garage! The sale was off but the fun wasn't. I am so sorry that we didn't take pictures of the Valencia Street part of our excursion...Vietnamese lunch, thrift shopping and a quick visit to The Curiosity Shoppe where the Little Pink Houses show by Lisa Congdon and Mati Rose McDonough had just that very moment finished being hung (I could still smell paint on the pieces)!

After that, a quick call to Paula and she insisted Ri and I turn around for a visit with she and her girls...

hello gorgeous
photo of paula by bianca

the lovely lovely
photo of bianca by me

photo of olivia by me

some wine opened...
simple pleasures

and then, why not, a Summer dinner that she whipped up...her fresh green salsa, home made fajitas beautifully delivered to the table in just moments...

delicious & green

and, really, we didn't have any fun at all...

we never have any fun.

nope, not one bit.


Anonymous Paula said...

love you sooooooo. never enough of you and R :-)

2:14 PM  
Blogger jenshood said...

OK? That's so weird! Remember my dashed-off Skypie to you Friday morning? It just seemed like that kind of day.... Riley has the snapping gene! What can't that kid do? Love love love Paola and the girls and where on EARTH did you find a parking spot for Pearl on Valencia????

You look so pretty in Pearl.

word verification of the DAY: inses. Another good one!

3:00 PM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

oh leslie, this is divine! I love the brilliant green thread here...your awesome shades, the tint of the air, the salsa...bright, sparkly, verdant, new; it really captures the essence of your words.

p.s. where'd you get those sunglasses?

6:13 AM  
Blogger LeS said...

P: nor of you guys...again soon, yes?! xoxo

J: if only you didn't live so damn far away you could be noshing and tipping back WITH us! love you.

L: what a delightful comment :) - as you know by now, i am all about the green...sunglasses are from anthro last spring and i totally adore them. the ones they have this year are good too but not as brightly glowy green. :)

7:59 AM  
Blogger jorth said...

It looks like a beautiful life!

3:53 PM  
Blogger daisies said...

oh so wonderful :-) i love those days and yes there are not nearly enough of them :-) xo

9:10 PM  
Blogger Beverly Ash Gilbert said...

What a wonderful, festive, spontaneous and memorable gift of a day!

8:18 PM  

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