So the end of last week found Greg and I getting up very early and driving down the coast while the kids stayed with Nana (thanks Mom) for a conference he needed to attend for work. Spouses were invited and I was assured I'd have a lovely time at The Cliff House. Greg immediately had to check in to the conference while I checked into our room only to find this stunning view from our balcony!
I seriously considered plopping my bum down right there, pulling out my knitting and not doing another thing...But, it was a beautiful day and I decided I should probably get outside and really enjoy the ocean (after all it will be crazy cold before long in these parts). As I first rambled down onto the rocks I felt twinges of "aw, the kids should be here, we could be having so much fun exploring all of this". Then I sat down and just let my body relax for a minute. How rare is this moment when I can sit by myself, completely undisturbed? Once I did pull out my knitting I knew this alone time could be very tolerable.
Portsmouth Fabric Company was an absolute treat to visit. Full of lovely fabrics, books and super friendly staff. I may have left with some Anna Maria Horner fabric for Miss Molly. It's Coreopsis in Coral, but really for all intensive purposes it's pink and orange...her current favorite color combo.