Friday, September 23, 2011

StreetsScenes Friday - San Francisco - Howard Street and Environs

Just found these...I took these photos a few months ago while Louie and I were running errands in SF.  All were taken at/near Howard Street.

I also like to stop by 1:AM SF Gallery when I am in that neighborhood.  Take a look...
























Have a good weekend Oakland Breakfasters!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Bear Country

Louie and I took in the first Cal football home game on Saturday and what a beautiful day it was! 

Until renovations at the Cal Stadium in Berkeley are done, the Bears will be playing at AT and T Park which is a 20 minute (fast) walk from Fisherman's Wharf.  The temperature was a bit over 80 degrees and the scenery at the Park was fantastique.

 Final Score: Cal 63, Presbyterian 12 .................GO BEARS!


The Park...


First stop is always at a snack bar...


The crowd..the bottle...the mitt!
(Port of Oakland in the background)


The fans...


The guys...


The band...



The other view from my seat..couldn't get much better than this.
Louie chose excellent seats!


Mr. Willie Mays




Hope you had a fun Saturday too!








Friday, September 9, 2011

It's a Beautiful Day in My Neighborhood

It's gonna be a beautiful day today - here's what I get to see around my house...I am so lucky!

 My bougainvillea is finally coming into bloom...



 One last rose along the front fence..I call it my "Cookie" rose...



 This hydrangea is last of its family in front of Adam's bedroom window...



 I get invigorated when I see all the greenery around my house...



St. Francis of Assisi keeps an eye on all the animalitos
 roaming around out there...deers, rabbits, birds, cats, dogs...
well, some I wished he didn't keep such a close watch..
just kidding Mr. Skunk and Ms. Possum...


Have a great weekend Oakland Breakfasters!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

What I Did on My Summer Vacation...

As you probably guessed, I took a little vacation in August and did all kinds of new and fun stuff which left little time for bloggin'.  So you ask, what exactly did I do?  Well, I...

1) Made a new best friend...Sumi!
  Sumi  is almost 5 years old and lives next door to me.  She and her brother Mohammad (almost 2 years old) come over to water my plants and we eat popsicles.



2)  Had a summer camp for my nieces and nephews.  We went to the Berkeley Hall of Science, swam at Dimond Park and did volunteer work for City Slicker Farms.  Fun!



3) Spent time with the Divine Ms. M who came home for a visit.  We went to dinner, went shopping, went for run around Lake Merritt and did other fun mother/daughter stuff. 
 She's back in NYC now and I miss her...



4) Went to the movies with Yogarden and saw  "Midnight in Paris".
Je peux à peine attendre pour visiter Paris en 2011.
 
5)  Became addicted to shopping at Home Depot!  The Mexican Chair Factory (see July post) has opened up a whole new world to me of  spray paint, door knobs, light fixtures and sand paper...what??

 
6)  Celebrated with friends and family two Quinceaneras on the same day.
The celebrations were 59 miles apart but I was honored to have been invited to both.
Here is a pic of my very close friends Clara and Gabriel with their lovely daughter Gabriela.
 Que bonita!

 

7)  Drove out to Tracy for Daniel's 10th Birthday Pool Party!  It was tre hot...95 dgrees but we had lots of delicious Puerto Rican/Mexican food and cake to get us through it!

 

8)  Sold Mexican Chair Factory treasures at Chabot College Flea Market..ok, this was a slight deviation from vacation plans but it went well...



That's just some of the stuff I did in August and now I am gonna pretend that it's NOT September
 and that summer is NOT ending.

How about you - what did you do in August?

More to come...

xxooxxoo