A little behind, due to vacation!
Not much interesting at the beginning of the week, besides some good work projects that I’m starting to get more comfortable with. Hurray!
One fun work thing was an ACF (Apple Christian Fellowship) networking event. A great way to meet people who work at Apple, as well as find some camaraderie.
I caught up with some old friends and colleagues via phone and packed my bags for Idaho. Brian flew in on Thursday evening, and we left Friday night for Idaho.
The actual birthday was filled with some work, lunch at BJ’s with a friend (where they put anchovies on my pizza instead of artichokes — really? Anything else would have been fine, but even the pieces of tomatoes tasted super fishy, so I sent it back and had to wait even longer for the pizza), and yogurt land with another friend — well, we just had like 10 minutes, because we ended up taking it back to her house, and we had to rush off to catch our flight! I didn’t really want to fly on my birthday, because generally flying is filled with inefficiencies, and this time it definitely was. When you take off at the time you were supposed to land, I start getting frustrated. Oh well, we made it to Idaho okay, and it was so nice to be able to have Brian with me, that it made it fine.
It was great to see Brian’s parents and brother when we landed, and they had brought us sushi for dinner for the 2 hour drive back from Idaho Falls to Island Park, where their cabin is located. The cabin is on lakefront property (both of our parents have lakefront homes/vacation homes!! Lucky for us!!), and it is so quiet. Such a change from busy Silicon Valley and the noisy house that I live in. The scenery here is beautiful, and reminded me how much I love hearing the birds and seeing the little animals skitter around here and there.
We had a great time riding around on the boat, going in coves, looking for animals, and Brian got to go on the tube behind the boat, which was fun. I had fun taking pictures, and enjoying the calm, peaceful area.
Earlier in the week, before he left Cuba, he got to go to a special military ceremony. One of our friends from church is the Commander for the Marines in GTMO. He was leaving, so Brian was able to go to the “changing of the guard” ceremony (I don’t know what it’s called, but it was a special ceremony).
The Little C’s:
They had to go to the vet this year for their 1 year old shots. They’re a little older than 1, but this is when they got their shots last year, so needed to re-do some of them. Jado is 14.3 pounds, and Clemmy is over 15 pounds! Apparently, Daddy has been spoiling them too much. Too much food and not enough running around. Time for them to come back to Mommy to whip them into shape 🙂
They are getting a new housemate and playmate this week as the house where Brian lives currently houses one other guy. That guy’s family is coming for a few weeks, and it works out perfectly timing-wise with when Brian will be leaving. Apparently, the guy’s 10 year old daughter loves cats and is the cat-whisperer…well, we got the below picture, so it sure looks like Jado warmed up to her quickly! It’s a live video, and you can see her give him a kiss and him rub up next to her. So cute.