Thursday, June 23, 2011

My Cat Max

Last week I had to put my cat Max to sleep.  He was 17 years old and had kidney failure.  It was a really sad day for me.  Of all the cats I've had, Max had the most gentle personality.  He was really the best cat.

Max was born from a stray in my Mom's garage.  
I took this photo to try to find him a home.  
When I couldn't find anyone to take him, I brought him home with me.

I already had a cat named Kitten, when I took Max in.  I was hesitant to take Max because I knew Kitten was not going to be happy about it.  It was a rocky beginning, and in fact, Kitten never really forgave me for bringing Max home.  Hard to believe a cat could hold a grudge for 17 years, but its true.

My daughter and Max under the Christmas tree.

Max doing  his favorite thing.  
He loved to be in the center of every occasion, and being on top of wrapping paper was an added bonus.

I used Max as inspiration for this bookmark I painted several years ago.

My daughter drew this picture of Max for this post as her farewell to him.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Chocolate Volcano

My daughter's new favorite place to eat is The Rainforest Cafe.  
After her Python Pasta, she just had to have a Volcano Dessert.  
She was nice enough to share it with everyone.  
It was decadent and delicious!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time For Tea

I came across this site for a tea salon that looks so fun and lovely. 
 I just had to share.

The Crown & Crumpet
Tea Salon
located at
207  Ghirardelli Square
900 North Point
San Francisco, Ca. 94109

Although they have done away with their breakfast menu, 
they say we must watch for their 
"new, updated and frightfully exciting Elevenses, Nuncheon and Tiffin Menus".  
Hmmmm... very mysterious words.
Sounds like something a Hobbit might say.

They currently offer Lunch and Afternoon Tea.

38 different types of tea are available.  
You can even select a blend brewed specifically for you.
I am intrigued by a tea especially created for Crown & Crumpet called "Are You Knackered".  Apparently it is a blend of many teas (black, green yerba mate, ginseng and ginger root) designed to "give you a lift during your hectic day".   
Who couldn't use a lift during a hectic day?

They say if you aren't in the mood for  tea and are
 "feeling Jane Austen-ish why not try a glass of: sherry, madeira or port.

There is also a Crown & Crumpet Store onsite, with an online store coming soon.

Definitely tea time!