Sue/Une Femme and I first met, here in Vancouver, and more than two years since we last got together, in Seattle with our spouses. Lisa (of Amid Privilege) and I hadn't seen each other since she showed Paul and I around San Francisco (Hello, Carnitas Goodness!!) at the beginning of 2011. Between those times, of course, we've followed each other's blogs, commenting back and forth, occasionally emailing, even once or twice a phone call, but man, we were overdue for the visit Lisa and I had promised ourselves way back when.
These photos were taken Tuesday evening when our Californian visitors came for dinner and checked out the terrace garden I've been figuring out since our move last year. After that, to be honest, I put the phone down and concentrated on catching up as well as trying to show Sue and Lisa our city, see it through their eyes. Wish we could have done something about this incessant rain and grey and cool temperatures, but they claimed to welcome the weather as a pleasant antidote to Too Much Sun (oh, just to imagine. . . . ). And honestly, in their company, I didn't think much about the weather as well -- we all talked a mile a minute and laughed and hooted and might have hollered once or twice, wiped away a quiet tear or two at the powerfully moving First Nations exhibit at the Museum of Anthropology. Plotted world domination with the fabulously stylish and dazzlingly hilarious Mel of Bag and a Beret (over coffee at Thierry, where the rest of the coffee-drinkers must have been dying to join or table -- or perhaps just move theirs out of striking distance. Heh heh, as Mel would say)
Sue has posted about our days together, and she has included a few photos, so hop over there, if you haven't already visited. Pater and I have a session with our personal trainer this morning, and I'm hoping to get back on track after our three weeks away. Also hoping to get back on track with some more sustained posting, but I'm trying to be patient with myself and to remember that blogging isn't supposed to be an obligation.
her cringe-worthy account of using the Italian word "eccitato" is pretty hilarious.
What about you? What are you excited about these days? What's on your activity horizon? Or maybe you want to tell us what guests you've hosted or whose guest you might have been, and where (and yes, I still have more to tell you about our visit in Zagreb with the wonderful hospitality of Dottoressa).