…….is definitely in order after 2 day at CarMax and the DMV. Did you know you can’t sell a car to CarMax without current DMV registration stickers which you cannot get if the ‘vehicle’ hasn’t passed the smog test? You did? Well, you’re a smarty and you should have told me. I’m now sufficiently exhausted after chasing back and forth and decided to think about the very pleasant days prior to this hassle that started by Martin’s driving the car down and shy Nikka driving him home. Thanks to you both.
Bye, bye car….or so I thought yesterday.
On my 2nd trip to CarMax, Nikka & Vicky had to bring Charles in Nikka’s car so he could sign umpteen things (with my help) and we had to celebrate after at ‘Habit’. This was all before I knew nothing could be accomplished. See how happy we look?
So, back to wonderfully pleasant things.
Class in the studio on Saturday was great fun…..12 of us celebrating Mimi’s birthday!
Nikka brought up the ‘surprise’ cake.
It was a meringue…..
Make a wish…….
Time to discuss greeting cards………..
Nikka will turn Sandie’s beautiful painting into a wonderful card along with the great ‘Bunnies’ done by Dorothy, Sandie’s talented mother.
During our lunch break Lauren showed me the amazing photographs she took on her most recent travels. This is in a market in Butan.
The Himalayas from Lauren’s plane.
Thank you Kc for the cheery Daffodils. They are still brightening my day!
After class it was on to Rusnak where they enticed me with a gift offer.
Finally, time to meet Jim and Sandie for a relaxing yummy evening at Bashan on Verdugo Road in Glendale.
Lovely Carpaccio appetizer for the table.
My sturgeon……. (Jim had the same)…..
Sandie’s porkalicious dish………
I refused to share my Panna Cotta with anyone….it’s a favorite!
Cheese assortment for the table……
Next morning, said hi to Scrappy on my way to meet Tomiko. I see this fine fellow all the time at Brand park. Don’t you think he and Kita would make a lovely couple?????
Tomiko at the entrance to Panzanella Ristorante. I wish you could see her killer shoes!!!!
We were guests of Lynne Tucker at the Pro Travel event. Hi Lynne. (I have no idea what you’re telling me but thank you sooooo much for the delightful treat!)
What else would you expect on St. Patrick’s Day????
Lunch….because I didn’t eat enough the night before………..
My salmon…..forgot to photograph the salad…..
Tomiko’s yummy beef…………….
Again….Panna Cotta….wow, did I get lucky or what!
I had some flourless chocolate cake too….this is really getting out of control.
Our next stop was Bloomies where I met Sophie and fell in love.
Awwwwwwwwwww Sophie….you are the cutest.
Not enough eating so I stopped at Porto’s and took ‘stuff’ to mom. (For me too of course.)
The Wisteria leading to the studio is going crazy…beautiful and so fragrant. It’s heavenly.
Wisteria then had to be the subject at Wednesdays class at the Huntington…….along with the praying mantis and Tigers!!!! Some combo!
I saved the cutest for last….Here’s our Kita in the April issue of Women’s Health.
I know, you’re wondering….what about the car? After all that I’m donating it and will have it picked up at CarMax tomorrow. Whew!