I've been around even less than usual lately. Between adjusting to a new work schedule and dealing with a sick toddler (and then a sick me, and now a sick me and H), it's just been a busy few months around here. I hope my weekly photo roundups have painted some picture of what we've been up to, but it doesn't make up for real writing, I know.
Hopefully soon the energy/strength/muse/whathaveyou will come back and you will all be dazzled by my wit and mirth!
Until then ... here's what happened last week.
» We took a scenic drive from Newport Beach south down PCH, where we spied a gorgeous little beach in the Crystal Cove state park. We were not dressed for the beach whatsoever, but when the beach beckons, you answer.
» Even if you're wearing jeans.
» Our starfish are taking over. Watch out.
» A family sitting near us also had a toddler named Alexa. Name twins. This was their handiwork.
» A more perfect SoCal day? I think not. I got my toes (and jeans) wet.
» People were even flying their kites.
» Alexa was happy to play in the sand (as far away from the water as possible).
» While H just wished for his swim shorts so he could catch a delicious wave.
» Watching home movies. There's one of H swinging Alexa around in circles at the beach that always gets laughs out of Alexa. She will watch it over and over again.
» It rained for a few days. I had to turn on my wipers. (Insert sad face here)
» Then it didn't.
» I went to a screening of "The Great Gatsby" at the Academy, where I was scolded for being a tourist with my iPhone. Nothing wrong with being a tourist where you live, people. Channel Beastie Boys here: You gotta fight! For your right! To document your life!
» Coffee break at a new locale. Verdict: Yay on the coffee, nay on the ambiance.
» I'm not sure where exactly this ranks on my list of favorite sunsets, but it's pretty damn high.
» Lack of passion is fatal.
» The jacarandas are in bloom! My favorite part of spring in L.A.
*This is a weekly project inspired by Shutterbean. Shot on Olympus DSLR and iPhone this week. See past weeks here.