Ok, it is now November 14, I purchased my first Starbucks eggnog latte of the season, and here in LA, it is supposed to get to 80 degrees. Up to 90 degrees in the Valley. I know that it's Southern California, and we are blessed with fantastic weather, but when November arrives, I want a chill. The high should be around 68 degrees, with a low of about 50 degrees. If I were a true Angeleno, I'd break out the scarf with the tank top, the Ugg boots and the shorts. But I just can't do it. It just feels like cheating.
I did get to wear my fabulous mohair cowl neck sweater yesterday, as we were in Salt Lake City for the weekend. I know, SLC isn't exactly known as a hopping weekend destination, especially for the non-LDS and non-skier. But we have friends (and their 4 kids) there whom we haven't seen in a very long time, so a bunch of college friends from all over the West Coast flew in to cook a great "Friends Thanksgiving" meal and spend time together. It was very fun. We had a great time, and a huge meal: corn casserole, glazed carrots, jello salad, twice baked potatoes, orange cranberries, turkey, stuffing, gravy, apple pie, pimpkin roll & chocolate fudge pie. Is it really tryptophane that makes you sleepy on Thanksgiving, or is it the 3500 calories that you ingested in a 45-minute period?
Made quite a bit of progress on the afghan for Friend #1. I'd say I was walmost done, but I'm not sure if it's big enough. I may need to buy more yarn. We'll see.
Rich is currently up in the air on his way to NYC. I leave to meet him on Wednesday, our 3rd wedding anniversary. We're having dinner at Les Halles, the French bistro made famous by Anthony Bourdain, Les Halles' exec chef who wrote "Kitchen Confidential" and "A Cook's Tour." We also picked up tickets to Spamalot and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Of note to sewers, the museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology) is opening a new permanent exhibit: the Fashion & Textile History Gallery. It opens tomorrow, and sounds amazing. I'm so excited to see it. Pictures will come when I get back.