I started out the day yesterday with that happy breakfast I mentioned previously. Those swirls of cream in the latte...dreamy! And how can you not be completely happy with your whole face stuck in there. It makes me want to change how I drink my coffee at home. I would like to have a warm coffee hug every day. Handles are over-rated. Do you think I could find a latte bowl with my name on it? If not, do you think I could make one at one of those paint your own pottery places? I love that French tradition of everyone having their very own latte bowl. And just one...not a tumbling cabinetful that makes you thankful everyday that you don't live in an earthquake zone.
After breakfast, I still had a little while before Natalie arrived so I ducked into this beautiful church. I was feeling a bit upset that the baby's father hadn't taken off work to spend more time with him while we are here. More than anything, I felt hurt for Alfredo. Spending some time with my head bent in prayer helped open my heart and soften my feelings.
Natalie and I spent the day exploring downtown Petaluma and all the cozy nooks. One such nook is Maude...the most incredible store with handmade beautiful items for children.
I didn't take as many photos as I should...and we almost went the whole day without getting a picture of us together. We had this snapped at the end of the day just as we were saying our goodbyes.
It was such a nice day...thank you Natalie for spending it with me. See you at SB2009!
What's on the agenda for today? After breakfast at the same place, I'm going to the craft store to buy supplies for a quick project. And I'm treating myself to a matinee...Julie and Julia, of course. And lots of buttered popcorn, please.