Wow. So so much to catch up on. Luckily I video’d a lot of the trip, so I can go back through and review it. I’m sitting right now in “the big living room” aka “my bedroom” watching the Stevie Nicks documentary “In Your Dreams”. It seemed like Stevie followed me all through my trip, from the album created in this documentary playing in The Labyrinth in Dallas two days before I left, to just singing every Stevie Nicks/ Fleetwood Mac song I had on the road to the little witch shop I visited on Monday in Santa Monica (The Mystic’s Altar, in Santa Monica. You MUST go. It’s wonderful) to Stevie being on in Compatto Yarn Salon today when I went in to buy sock yarn today! So as I’m sitting here blogging instead of working, I thought it was appropriate. I’m wearing a hand knitted by me, fringed shawl that I call my “Stevie shawl”.
The drive is mainly a blur now. The weekend was spent with epic amounts of family time. Two soccer games of biggest’s (oldest little brother), swimming class with littlest, diving practice with biggest, a trip to The Grove for chicory, beignets and Books A Million.
On Monday I drove Dad to LAX then went down to Long Beach and wandered around The Queen Mary. It was absolutely amazing. I got lots of pics and video I will get uploaded soon. It was such an amazing experience. I sat in the Observation Bar for about an hour, just because and waltzed around the Grand Ballroom. Those are my two favorite places on the ship. Somehow I got the Grand Ballroom all to myself. It was just so amazing. On the way home I decided I needed to shop at my first witchy store in LA. The Mystic’s Altar is marvelous. A little bit of everything in their and wonderful, knowledgeable people in the store. I got a couple of novena candles, a rosary just for my car, and a few crystals. Very affordable, too.
Yesterday, I’m not even going to lie, I was pretty sluggish until getting biggest to his play. He did so good! It was called “Miracle in Philadelphia”. His projection was on point!
Oh yes, and we went trick or treating. Biggest and I hit up Sherman Oaks and got SOOOOO much candy. I was a puppy dog and he just wore his soccer uniform. We wracked up.
I will admit, the transition is a bit hard. But it’s getting easier. Getting out and about the city is definitely helping me feel more at home, even just small excursions. I love it here. It’s so cool having all these places to explore and I add more everyday. We have a yoga class at the club just down the hill every Monday, so I plan to start going next week.
I really have to get to work now, but I wanted to check in and at least give a short recap. I’ll try to get detailed posts about the road and my adventures in.