The busy season began for us on Christmas Eve when Pia and Dave arrived from
Early the next morning Lily and Sascha came over for brunch, after which we all went for a city hike up to
At sharp, we commenced our 7-course extravaganza and didn't finish eating until well past !
We spent much of the following day digesting all of the food and drink from the evening prior. In the afternoon we explored
A few days later, we made our way onto the back of a mechanical bull, because...well, we're still working on the why of it, but it was fun nonetheless. It was also much more slippery than we had anticipated!
To celebrate the new year, we invited Lily, Jason and Sascha to a Turkish Delight themed gathering, complete with belly dancers (Pia and
Before all six of us changed into our onesie pajamas to ring in the new year in style.
And 2009 has started off with wonderful news: we received news that my cousin Zandy and his wife Denise welcomed a healthy baby boy named Collin Andrew on January 1st...
We were also able to spread some cheer to the owner of Ocean Front Walkers on
We also made a care basket for the owner of Love of Ganesha on Haight Street: Noot is so giving that we thought it was time for us to give back to her.
The Friday after New Year's Day we continued our international theme when Jason and Lily invited us to a Swedish night in
In other news, the potted garden is also coming along nicely. The winter has been mild (70 degrees in
And we are happy to report that our shitake mushroom farm recently gave off its first harvest. The mushrooms are buttery and delicious, great in soups and salads. Today we put some in our vegan eggplant parmesean.
And finally, last week Michael found a photograph in the SF Historical Photograph collection taken of our street in 1956. Our house is hidden just over the crest of the hill on the right side.
Be well until our next posts!