i had a good week in santa barbara. good weather, good people. seems like it's the most productive week i've had since i was last in town, working and otherwise. i got to knit, sew star pillows, see friends, eat out, and shop. only if i could live in my own house.
i went by salinas place the day before i left town. the creek was green, the water was shallow, and the magnolia trees were
in full bloom.
i stood around in the common yard for some time checking for mallards and smelling flowers. then i spent hours digging around in the garage. i don't remember taking this next picture though.
sky, i think
this was posted right in front of g's house. it's the first time i've ever seen a lost pet poster in spanish.
two power poles away, the standard version.
did i ever mention how awesome my office manager is? there's nothing she can't do. here she is helping santa putting together a christmas present.
julie vs the foot powered low rider
monday evening i went to the office christmas party. this year it was held at the waterfront grill. the food was lackluster but the party was a blast. the white elephant gift exchange kicked the volume up thirteen notches. i brought a texas hold'em card set to the masacre and survived with a shrek 2 dvd. not bad.
also this year, the party became a small baby fest. look how the hat wearer has grown!