Brilliant Weekend

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Sunday brunch at Bombay Exotic Cuisine of India

Crossing my fingers and toes; Tau is over pinkeye and the bronchiolitis has cleared, so we’ve had 9 (nine) whole nights of beautiful, solid sleep. Feel like a million smackeroos.

Saturday: Woke up early and snuck out quickly to yoga. Great class: Spine twisting, limb stretching, quiet. Dave, Tau, Nanny and Grandad headed over to the local farmer’s market for breakfast crépes, fresh flowers and to see the train. Over lunch, Dave and his Mom planted a few new things in the garden. Late afternoon, Dave and I got cleaned up and headed over to La Jolla for California tapas and drinks at a place called Azul’s. Very nice. With wine and a martini we shared four small plates: warm pistachio-crusted brie cheese torte, a pear and walnut salad, grilled halibut on wild black rice, and fennel-crusted lamb loin medallions. Yum. For dessert, I had espresso crème brulée and Dave had a strawberry mascarpone terrine, both with coffee. Tau didn’t miss us for a second. Love having the grandparents to stay!

Sunday: Woken at 6:30 by a little voice. After wriggling in our bed, he went through to read books with Dave’s parents. We closed our door and snuggled down for and extra half hour. Love having the grandparents to stay. Then Dave headed out into the local hills on his mountain bike, Tau went for a walk around the neighborhood with Grandad, and Mom and I enjoyed the peace and quiet. Late morning, we headed downtown to Bombay for their lunch buffet. D-E-L-I-S-H: crisp salads, tasty pakoras and samosas, a variety of chicken and veggie dishes, lovely rice pudding and a stunning new location. Tau shared a Mango Lassi with Nanny and was fascinated by the rainwater wall near our table. With full tummies, we spent a lazy afternoon reading and sleeping. Dave and his dad hung a mirror that’s been standing on our living room floor for months. Did I mention how I love having the grandparents to stay? And (ta-daa!) I made a new blog masthead. Like it? Our friend Vix Steele took these pictures late last year, and since Tau will soon be so much bigger than this, I decided I ought to make the most of them.

Here’s to good sleep, great food and having the grandparents to stay!

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