Valeri likes to cuddle early in the morning. This used to be Ginny’s thing but Valeri has been beating her to it.
Low clouds in the east. I’m hoping it will be cooler.
A favorite path leading to the lower offices.
When days are rough, I try to remember what great co-workers I have.
When I get home, Pavel flops at my feet.
And Ginny wants water from the bathroom sink. She’s so spoiled.
So tired from being up late the previous night, I head to bed to read a bit from the Sotomayor book.
I can’t handle the early starts without coffee. I will stare at the pot sometimes just waiting for it to finish.
They boys play while I start to scramble to get ready
Big start to the academic year. I had to give a presentation and was very very nervous. So I didn’t get many pictures today.
Partially because of the meeting, I ended up working through lunch. Not a great way to go through the day – I ended up getting pretty fried.
Thankfully knit night means hanging with my great group.
Sometime after 11 I ended up catching this guy chewing on the blinds. No matter how hard we try to keep the strings away from them, they find a way to bring them down. I think they think it’s a game.
Semi-new routine in the mornings has me making breakfast first thing at about 5:10 a.m. I can’t talk that early, but I can make breakfast.
Ginny is usually looking out the window in the morning, but she was hanging out on the big cat tree.
And one of the boys was “hiding.”
Biggest thing this week is my new car. The whole thing was finalized over the weekend and this my first day of driving it to work.
Requisite self-portrait of me in the driver’s seat.
Work set up: so much to do. My wallpaper is one of Mario’s pictures of a giraffe we fed at the San Diego Zoo.
The view from my workplace. You can see smoke from the Mt. Diablo fire across the bay. We’ve had a really dry year and this is early for “fire season.”
The cactus fruit look ripe in the garden. I may be brave enough to pick a couple. I’ve eaten them before but only in Mexico. And somebody else removed the needles and skin.
I often sit in my car at lunch for a break. And the new car has a fancy dash that shows the outside temperature. (I know most people have had this for a while, but my old car didn’t) It is waaay too hot for my comfort these days.
Dinner time with Sazzy at the local taqueria.
Getting ready for bed, and noticed Ginny “helping” with the laundry.
A few notes looking at these, I think of the pictures I “missed.” Sazzy and I did some sketching after dinner, and I got to visit with her great doggies. I should have taken those shots.