A Slice of My Life – Week 19

May 6, 2012

This was kind of a crazy week.  My husband got laid off and we found out that Spencer, who will be starting kindergarten in the fall, got waitlisted at Graham’s school.  But some good things happened too.

Not this though.  50 degrees in May is not good.

I got my new passport.  I’m going to need it come June.

This is what the liquor store near my house looks like.  Empty.  Soon, grocery stores will be able to carry booze and the state stores are going out of business.  (I’m often at the liquor store to get $10 banquet licenses for events.  Really.)

I got the chance to go to Monterey for a couple of days to learn more about Dole and their salad line.  Did you know it is National Salad Month?  Look at all that gorgeous lettuce!

One of the lovely things we did on our trip was have a gorgeous 4 course lunch at La Bicyclette in Carmel.  This was the bread plate.  Stunning and delicious bread.

We also got to go on the 17-mile drive, probably one of the most picturesque stretches of road in the country.  This is the Lone Cypress – the iconic 250 year old tree.

Randy, the boys, and I took in a soccer game on Saturday – a first for the boys.

At the game.  I didn’t think it was possible to take a bad picture of Spencer but apparently I was wrong.

A little overnight trip to Bainbridge Island means a ferry ride.  And if you are Graham, a ferry ride means a soft pretzel with lots of bright yellow mustard to dip it in.

Our friend Tom giving Graham a mighty push on their awesome swing.

I had to work an event on Sunday morning at 9am and my ferry choices were 7:05am or 8:45am.  So, I was up early.  I love how light it is at this time of year.  I also love the sleeping ferries.



  1. sounds like a crazy week!

    I don’t think our supermarkets here even have ROOM to sell liquor. I’d much rather have it in its own special store that way there’s someone always knowledgeable around to help you locate what you want. So much of that will be lost if you just throw it into a supermarket.

    Comment by Joanne — May 7, 2012 @ 1:23 am

  2. Hi Dana,
    Sorry to hear about your husband’s job….
    Your family is adorable! I can’t wait to see you at BlogHer Food and catch up in person.

    Comment by Sara Tetreault — May 7, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  3. ps I’m excited for you to get BevMo in Washington! It’s my favorite California party store :)

    Comment by Sara Tetreault — May 7, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

  4. i’m so sorry to hear about his job – i hope another door opens quickly.

    it was so nice to meet you last week in CA! i hope we can chat again soon – BHF?

    Comment by brandi — May 9, 2012 @ 3:23 pm

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