Well the past week started off on a very sad note with Monday night's storms on the east coast. So much devastation from mother nature in such a short period of time. Our thoughts and prayers have been with all who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy daily. Each of us is only one person, but we are all fortunate, so even the smallest of donations to those in need will help. I believe the American Red Cross is always the best way to donate in times like these.
On Tuesday night, the hubby and I drove 3 1/2 hours up the Southern California coast to Santa Maria because he had to make an appearance Wednesday morning and decided to take Sable, our Bassett mix. I was a little nervous because this was her first time in a car for more than an hour and she'd never been in a people hotel, but she did really well. Once we got there and checked in, we had to smuggle her into the room, which happened to be up on the 3rd floor of course. Praying the whole time she didn't bark, up the elevator whispering, giggling and looking out for other guests we went. No barking, No accidents all was good =)... This was not our first experience with the hide the dog game. We did this once before on a spontaneous trip years ago with our 140 lb Rottweiler, Hahaha I always laugh when we talk about that trip (great memory). All in all the night was quiet, we pulled off another "smuggle the dog in the hotel room" trip and although it was a short turn around we all enjoyed it.
Wednesday afternoon, when we got back in town, the hubby had some work to finish up at the office so I dropped him off. I happened to make it home with an hour or so to spare before it was time to hand out candy to all the little munchkins who grace us with their presence every year. Seeing all the mommy's and daddy's with their little ones always takes me back to the days when my own kids were little, and like every other holiday I couldn't help but wish they were all still little and here with me.Every year we look forward to seeing one particular family come by. I call them the mobile family because their cleverly created costume consists of something dad puts together using a wagon. This year all six kids were dressed as Coke bottles and the wagon was made to look like a six pack carrier (gotta love parents who are involved) it was great! 45 lbs of candy later, I picked the hubby up and we all got a much needed good nights rest.
The next few days were uneventful until Friday evening, the hubby's birthday was Saturday and I needed to go out and get a little something. What do you give a man who has everything? I considered buying tickets to see Muse in January (he loves Muse) or getting Bears/ 49ers tickets for MNF in San Francisco this month, but with his hectic schedule, that thought is still up in the air. I picked up one of those edible arrangement baskets with a few balloons since I just so happened to stumble across a store here in town. Yummy!!
Saturday was pretty laid back, our grandson Jake called to sing Happy Birthday to Grandpa while playing the Cha Cha Cha on a guitar he just bought at a yard sale for $2, it was great!! We decided to go to Mrs Knott's Chicken Restaurant @ Knott's Berry Farm for birthday dinner, Wow! we are both still recovering from the food coma! If you've never been I highly recommend it, definitely the best home style fried chicken dinner in So. Cal. with all the fixings and a great history behind it too =)
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