Saturday, December 11, 2010

I'm not Dead, I'm merely Having Fun

A jin catching up on her reading.
Wow... has it really been this long since my last post??? I don't even have a plausible excuse, for I've been busy sitting on the beach, dining out, exploring coffee shops, sitting on the beach, dining out, reading novels, sitting on the beach, dining out, planting my own herbs, sitting on the beach, dining out & having surprise jincounters with not-so-creepy crawlies. (Did you know that jin's kinda sorta like bugs? I find them jinteresting you know. ;-)

This is my new friend, we hang together on the veranda.

First off, I must say, by closing my pastry shoppe of 17 years & moving to a warm sunny climate I quite certainly made the very best decision of my jintire life!

We put my dearly departed Brioche on the dash,
filled the xB to the brim
and headed south jinto our new life.

A lovely view of the bay.
We stop & sit here briefly
on our way to
"The most fabulous place on Earth!"
No silly...
not Disney
but it does start with a "D"

Lucky to have toured the original Dali museum before it closed
to make way for the brand new one opening next month!

Proof that I stuck my sticker on Dali's pole. ;-)

Come, tour the beach with me...

A walkway leading to bliss...

I have 'beach birki's' now...

jinToes like the sand...

Back to the sunny warm parking lot in winter.

I can't remember the last time I was so happy. I mean, I squeal peeps. Squeal. Constantly. It's crazy & JDC laughs at me all the time. It goes a 'lil something like this:
  1. I find a Restaurant that has a Chef who creates a dining experience so perfect that I send him my compliments on having an "exceptional palette"
  2. I *squeal*
  3. JDC says, "jin, you live in a real city now! Of course there's a place like this!"

  1. I find an herbal store that carries any homeopathic remedy I'd ever possibly need and all at reasonable prices
  2. I *squeal*
  3. JDC says, "jin, you live in a real city now! Of course there's a place like this!"

  1. I find a Pastry Shoppe that makes authentic French Croissants from scratch every (!) single (!) day (!)
  2. I *squeal*
  3. JDC says, "jin, you live in a real city now! Of course there's a place like this!"

  1. I visit an outdoor market that doesn't close for the winter. It has dozens of scratch-made pasta's, organic artisan popsicles, fresh herbs by the hundreds, hemp clothes, vegetarian doggie products and much much much more...
  2. I *squeal*
  3. JDC says, "jin, you live in a real city now! Of course there's a place like this!"

the skies are almost always blue, beautiful
and the sunsets, they take your breath away
astounding bridges take surrealist turns
seems to be a place I always want to stay

the deja vu machine guns my entire being, daily
no question this picturesque land was my destiny
what's coming up ahead still remains to be seen
certainly seem to have passed fate's crash testin' me

A beautiful sunset outside our door
with a glimpse of the Full Moon.

I realize I never posted pics of the jinfamous final wedding cakes that were created in my now defunct Patisserie. I shall remedy that posthaste. It seems I've saved some of the best 'til last, if I may say so myself. ;-)

Hand-painting details on one of my final cakes:

I created a 3D Koi piece out of Royal Icing:

Et Voila!

This was the Groomscake.
It was totally Vegan & Gluten Free
for the guests with dietary restrictions.
I was told it was the best they've ever tasted.
The design echoed that of a hand carved light
inside the Frank Lloyd Wright house
where the wedding reception was held.

In closing, I'll say that I do not jintend to desert this blog. But, posts may have to be put on hold while I go get one of the best Veggie Burgers I've ever tasted. Because, after all, I live in a city now... and of course there's a place like that here! ;-)

Good Night!

A sketch of a certain jin by JDC.