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Friday, December 16, 2011

A New Love In Her Life

Wednesday I drove down to Sacramento to have lunch with my friend "C". She is the friend that lives on a lake.
It's pretty isn't it? The water is a man made lake that continues into the Sacramento River and beyond, This beautiful Apartment complex is quiet and peaceful. It's a small oasis on the outskirts of a really large city.
She had a balcony with shells from the ocean.
She has such a beautiful gift for simplicity and most everything in her apartment is white, but the exceptions are lovely...

We went downtown to eat at my first Buddhist, vegetarian restaurant called Andy Nguyen.
Their business card says, " Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." ~Albert Einstein
I had no idea what the dishes on the menu were. Not being a vegetarian, I struggled to find something that sounded good and that I would enjoy eating. I chose "Peaceful Curry". Yes, that was its name (lower right in the photo above) and it was wonderful. If someone fixed me food like this everyday, I would eat it and, I'm sure be much healthier for it. The food was delicious, filling, beautiful... and "peaceful". 
Then we went to a yarn shop in another part of town. Oh yes...
And, of course, I didn't get out of there without buying some wool yarn and roving. Don't you love the name?
RUMPELSTILTSKIN. What a great name for a yarn and fiber store. It was a charming place and I will definitely come and spend more time here.
We bought a Christmas tree on the way home. "C"s daughter is coming to visit her for the Christmas holiday and so a decorated tree was in order.

 OK.... This is the real reason that I went to visit my friend.
It wasn't about the nice lunch, or even the yarn store.
It was really about a dog named Max.
I came down to see her new pup.
He is a four year old Havanese.
They are just getting to know each other. It's only been a few days. I don't think I have ever seen my friend so smitten with any man before.
They are sleeping together as of last night and I'm not sure that her daughter knows about this yet.
He is adorable...and apartment sized.
He is alert and will be the catalyst for many walks during the day.
They have already bonded and I could tell that this was love at first sight.
Max only has eyes for her. 
It's a match made in heaven. 
It's true love.


  1. awww what a cute pups and i would love to eat there...not vegetarian but all about delicious food and it sounds like they have a pretty cool concept...

  2. Nothing better than a love story between a woman (or man) and their dog. He does indeed have eyes only for her. What a sweetie, and how blessed they both are.

    A yarn shop named Rumpelstiltskin is perfect! It must have been a great day. And curry, too. I love vegetarian restaurants. They do have a sense of peace about them.

  3. The lake is very pretty and the apartment complex is very nice. You were very brave to try something different for lunch. It looked good. I love the little dog so cute. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  4. Oh Joy for a good man....right-o?
    I just love the color in her apartment..just so
    much to cherish in this friendship
    Have a blessed christmas

  5. I'm new to your blog and I really like it! It sounds like you had a nearly perfect day. I'm also not a vegetarian but the restaurant sounded great! And that really is a swell dog, it is very unique.


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