Left Florida super early to catch my flight to California. My mom and I were on a short flight to Atlanta, followed by a longer one to San Francisco. On the second flight, we were surrounded by babies! I swear, it must've been at least 15 families with babies. And we flew over some very interesting landscapes. I still don't know what the heck these are (maybe someone else knows?):
|What's with all those circles?|
I did most of my editing for my Pitch Wars mentee's latest batch of chapters while I was on the plane (though I had to finish it up that night), and I did some reading on the book I'm currently in the middle of: The Dance of the Dissident Daughter by Sue Monk Kidd. I'm liking it so far, though when I first bought it I didn't know that it was nonfiction.
|Mommy and me in stylish living room!|
Then my sister and her husband came over with their baby and I finally got to meet him! I got to meet my little nephew Ash! My mom was so excited and overjoyed. It was so fun watching her fall in love with her grandson.
They also kindly brought us pasta and ice cream so I got to work making some spaghetti for the family. We had a lovely dinner and celebratory dessert, though it got a bit late and my sister had to take the bus so they left before New Year's. (Though it was 2014 on the East Coast, where I'm from, so I texted my friend and asked him what 2014 was like, whether there had been an apocalypse, and whether it involved zombies. He said no.)
We actually had not slept at all the day before--as in, I went to work, came home, finished packing, stayed up through the entire night, got on the shuttle, and did the whole airport shebang and New Year's celebration all without going to bed--so I was pretty tired. I hit the last chapter of my mentee's work before crashing.
New Year's Day I slept "late," according to my mom. 11:30 AM is late? I sleep that late sometimes when I have to work! But I had coffee and breakfast (this place has a Keurig machine!) and we hopped on a bus. Happy the buses were running on New Year's Day! We got to see the neighborhood a little on our way to the bus stop.
|Mommy liked these flowers.|
|I love this little one so much!!|
My mom and I went over to my sister's house again and this time we bought dinner--we had Chinese food and I made caramel cookies from scratch.
|Tiny two-week-old Ash watching Grandma! And yawning. :)|
And today we just decided to have a quiet day so Mom watched TV and put pins in the curtains she's making, and I did a little bit of e-mail, some editing for the next batch of mentee chapters, posted my webcomic (which was done ahead of times), and--as you can see--blogging. ;)
|Me blogging this very blog entry! How meta is that?|