Dinner at Linda’s

Linda invited a few friends over for dinner.

Adrienne, Val, Linda

Kathy W, Linda, Kathy F

Kathy W, Adrienne, Linda, Val

Linda’s husband Ron buys and sells sports memorabilia. A display of vintage bats:
Thank you Linda for having all of us over. Dinner was delicious.

Picture-taking day

Thais (and Lenin) tried to take pictures for my Christmas card. Here are two of the best – out of about 50!
Later, in the evening, Thais and Sophia went to a King’s game and Lenin had a coaching clinic, so I came and stayed with the boys. After playing Beyblades for a while, Carson and I played Bird Bingo. He knows quite a few of the 64 birds, his favorites seem to be the Hoopoe and Blue-footed Booby.

Harvest Festival

My neighbor Kathie and I decided to go early in the day to the Harvest Festival at Cal Expo. Apparently lots of other people had the same idea.
We were really proud of our spending restraint, we left almost empty-handed. Nevertheless, we had a lot of fun.

Craft fair

Four Seasons Westshore had a craft fair this evening. The first one I’ve ever done. For the past few weeks, I’ve been gathering, drying, cracking and shelling walnuts – I had 28 pounds ready to sell. I also made candied walnuts in 8 ounce bags – I had 15 packages. I had absolutely no idea how much to bring, make, or charge.

Thais and Sophia helped me design the table display. Sophia picked out all the fabrics for the “Justin’s Walnuts” applique. Everything was made from scraps. I asked Sophia if she wanted to help, she said yes, “I’ll be the cashier” and negotiated her wages for the evening ($5.00). I was quite happy!
Other vendors:
I sold all the candied walnuts and just 8 pounds of shelled walnuts. Mostly it was fun to work with Sophia, an excellent money manager.