We went to Ojai today! We had a delicious lunch and I got to browse my favorite OUTDOOR bookstore. It’s mostly outdoors with a few inside rooms. It was an old house before it was a bookstore, so imagine little nooks and reading spots everywhere. It’s awesome.
Everything started with The Girl giving me a beautiful Mother’s Day bookmark. The Boy gave me flowers! It is a blistering 100 degrees today! I look withered in the one pic. Nothing I could do about it! It was just too darn hot.
The Boy was there too but he wandered off somewhere. I walked out with a copy of Sputnik Sweetheart by Murakami. Are you surprised? Oh, and this is the one day where I can browse a bookstore and The Hub will actually join me.
It was a great day but the heat was unbearable so we cut it short and headed home. Now we are just lounging around.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Hope you had a lovely day!
The Boy has been out of school for a while but The Girl just finished this past Friday (thank goodness!) No more homework! No more speeches! At least, for a little while. I can’t tell you how happy I am about it. It’s like, summer has finally started. Sort of. Still cool here in So Cal but I love it.
Yesterday, I got to spend more time with bloggers. Fizzy Jill emailed me last-minute and asked if I wanted to meet-up with her at Vroman’s. Wallace was also joining us for the fun so I cleared my calendar and headed to Pasadena to see this lady:
Erica Bauermeister is most known for her first book, The School of Essential Ingredients, but she was there last night promoting her new book, Joy for Beginners. It was a very casual, laid back reading and I must say, I really liked her personality. I’ve not read anything by her but I know she has a pretty good following from her first novel. I’d like to read her first book as I am a total foodie. However, the bookstore did not have it on the shelf. Can you believe that?
After the reading and some browsing, we headed across the street to check out a Thai restaurant I had Googled. It was pretty good and I’m pretty picky about Thai food. If you are ever in the area, give Nine & Nine a try.
After our meal we just hung around and talked about blogging. It was great to just kick-back with friends and talk books.
What did I end up buying?
My obsession with Jo Nesbø continues.I like how Sandy tried to steal him from me when she visited Norway. TRIED being the operative word here. She couldn’t find him! I guess he’s saving himself for me.
Today I had to run a bunch of errands and I am just now able to sit down. The Hub is not feeling all that great so he is napping (I suppose the evening with the kids wiped him out). I’m about to plop down to finish The London Train (in between loads of laundry of course) and we’ve got nothing special planned for dinner. Maybe some roasted tomatoes, gluten-free pasta and shaved parmesan?
Hope you are enjoying a nice, lazy day. That’s what Sundays are supposed to be. Now if someone would explain that to The Family then I’d love you forever.