Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mei Mei Update

Mei Mei is fitting right into the household.  I made her some toys which she carries everywhere.
She has co-opted Bailey's small bed.
And she like to sit on my lap while I'm working occasionally.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Weaving Progress

In my resolution to always have a dressed loom, I was able to finish a set of black, gray, and tan towels.
I had a bit of space left over and I used up various bobbins of thread.  This was a little tricky as I had to alternate colors in each pass and I had to perfect my technique a bit to make sure I caught all the edges.

Next up on the loom are the purple, green and white towels.
This yarn is from Webs that I bought quite a long time ago.  I find that it is a bit thinner than the brassard yarn I get from Jane.  It will be interesting to see what the finished towels feel like.

I also wound a few more warps to be in the queue.  Cottolin for a gift set.
And scarves to use up the silk yarn.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Cher in Las Vegas

Three of us went to see Cher in Las Vegas and stayed at a Wyndham property.  We drove out in the evening and slept late in the morning and then went to brunch at the Bellagio.
Shopping came next and we ended up wandering around to the Forum shops too.
That evening, we went to the show and it was awesome even though it started late.
Very entertaining and on the walk back to the car, we passed the arcade and I saw a giant pacman game.
We hit dim sum before driving home.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Facing East

Tried out a new restaurant with a variety pack of xiao long bao.  Not as good a Din Tai Fung.
Also order a few other things.
The fried tofu was pretty good.  Also had a poke bowl.  The interesting thing about this place are the desserts.  We were too full to try and we went for lunch so too heavy of a meal.  Next time, we should only order dessert.

Friday, January 26, 2018

San Diego Field Work

I schedule a local trip with my co-worker coming out from Texas.  Since he is foodie, we tried out a bunch of places.

Ethiopian, Thai, seafood, pizza, and sushi to name a few.
We also saw this giant luxury boat that came into the bay.
The work went pretty well as we hit up a bunch of confirmations of addresses.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

And Then There Was a Mei Mei

Bailey has been an only dog for a while since Pepper crossed the rainbow bridge in 2015.  He has been doing pretty well and really enjoys hanging with his friends.
Yaling rescued a puppy who seems to really get along with Bailey so we decided to have her hang at the house with him.
It seems to go really well once she relaxed enough.
I guess he has picked his little sister.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Smoked Salmon ala Jon and Karenslaw

After a trip to Costco, dinner consisted of smoked salmon at Jon and Karen's.  With Karenslaw and some potato salad plus asparagus, it was so good.  The best smoked salmon I have ever had.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Dinner at Casa Zamora

I was invited to dinner at the Zamora's and it was super fun.  Food was awesome with Iberian ham and cheese appetizers.

I was told that I could order it from ham.com.
Super yum.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Val's Sock Repair

I knit Val a pair of socks and some naughty animal stole it and chewed one of them up.
I had to cut off one of the cuffs and then placed the live stitches back onto needles.
Here are the finished sock good as new.  I just had to keep measuring against the original sock to make sure the length is the same.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saigon on 5th

Grace's friend, Tania, took us out to Saigon on 5th for dinner one evening.  She knows the owner and is from Vietnam.  The food was fabulous and entertaining.
We wrapped our own appetizers.
We also had a fish dish and it came with a rice cake.
Some beef and shrimp plus a couple of vegetable dishes.
Very good food but the parking is a bit problematic.  We parked in the bank parking lot which was suppose to be free but we got stuck in and had to have one of the employees scan out and another one physically holding the bar to let us out.