2012 - 岁末的平淡点滴

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We have had no grand plans for the last few days of 2012. In fact, I did not know that I would be able to take off from work until the Friday right before Christmas. Believe it or not, this was already a huge step up from what I had to do during the last few days leading up to 2012. Sometimes I do question myself whether it's worth working so hard. That topic alone perhaps warrants an entire blog all to itself. As for now, I was happy to spend the entire holiday at home simply chilling out.

The strange thing was that neither my hu*****and nor I was in the mood to cook now that we had all the time in the world in our hands, so we ate out almost every day.

One lunch was had at this wonderful Japanese restaurant. A modest yet beautifully decorated Christmas tree at the door.


The lunch menu was a steal. For $9.95, you get to pick three items. For my daughter, the order included a Udon noodle, one California roll and one spicy tuna roll.



She loves California rolls, and the Udon turned out to her liking as well (huge relief on my part :-)). The spicy tuna roll was more for the grown-ups :-).

I ordered three rolls - Unagi, hamachi, and egg plant tempura.

The only thing my son could possibly eat would be the shrimp tempura, so my hu*****and ordered a bento box to share with him.


The shrimp tempura was not really to his liking, unfortunately. He blamed it on the trip to Baskin Robbins earlier in the morning. Ice cream before lunch? You might frown disapprovingly, but, hey, it's the holiday :-).

Another day was spent on seeing the live performance - How to train your dragons? We had a delicious lunch with my daughter's BFF's family before the show. The dragons were pretty spectacular, especially seeing with kids' eyes. Both of them enjoyed the show very much.

We also got a new scooter for our 5 year old. Daddy took him to the park and gave him a scooter lesson. Eager to show off his newly acquired skills, he insisted on bringing along the scooter instead of his bike the next day when we made it out to our favorite trail along a reservoir.

On the way there, my little boy sought out road signs to read out aloud. Laughters bursted out when he read aloud seriously the sign "Golf Course Dr" as "Golf Course Doctor". Little moments such as this are very often what great memories are made of. Don't you agree?

When we got there, the reservoir was as beautiful as ever, especially with the pampas grass in the foreground.

My little boy showing off on his scooter.

The gorgeous red along the trail..

My daughter took a moment to appreciate the little waterfall on the side of the trail.

My precious trio taking in the serene beauty of the water.

Who would not get mesmerised with scenery like this?

The kids also found a lot of acorns on the side of the trail, and they had much fun planting them. I overheard the big sis give instruction to her little brother - no planting two seeds together, because they would compete with each other on water and food :-).

On her way back, my daughter found herself a comfy spot on the side to wait up for her slow poke brother :-).

Forever afraid of cold weather, Mommy was all bundled up..Definitely the most bundled up on the trail.

Both kids fell asleep on the drive back. Another day passed - ordinary yet full of precious moments and memories.

Today is the last day of 2012. This would be the dress I'd like to wear to a New Year's Eve party if we were without kids who could not possibly stay up to welcome the new year.



However, I would not trade them for anything in the whole world, let alone a piece of fabric:-).

We will welcome the new year in our dreams tonight.

Have a prosperous 2013, everyone!



请在这阅读我的更多的博客文章

- 2012 Christmas - Family Gathering & Others

- 2012 Christmas- Notes To & From Santa

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平淡的就是幸福的! -小茹- 给 小茹 发送悄悄话 小茹 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:12:08

co:平淡的就是幸福的! -chinesebuns- 给 chinesebuns 发送悄悄话 chinesebuns 的博客首页 chinesebuns 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:12:40

是啊,生活大多都是平淡的:-) -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:36:40

有意义的新年。蓝裙很漂亮。 -changeByDay2- 给 changeByDay2 发送悄悄话 changeByDay2 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:14:14

谢谢Change美女。那件 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (36 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:38:27

还记得我以前说,蓬蓬裙吗? -changeByDay2- 给 changeByDay2 发送悄悄话 changeByDay2 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:51:36

记得记得,是 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (39 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:06:16

会吃会玩会穿的栀子花美女!新年快乐! -littleshu99- 给 littleshu99 发送悄悄话 littleshu99 的博客首页 littleshu99 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:18:05

谢谢小书。也祝 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (69 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:40:25

平淡是真!蓝裙很适合你呢。 -petiteflower- 给 petiteflower 发送悄悄话 petiteflower 的博客首页 petiteflower 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:33:35

谢谢小花的肯定!what a year you had! -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:41:23

大清早,看的人饿死了! :) 平平淡淡是福! -西雅图瘦狗狗- 给 西雅图瘦狗狗 发送悄悄话 西雅图瘦狗狗 的博客首页 西雅图瘦狗狗 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:44:30

好久不见。整天 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (24 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 10:49:22

这不刚从智利回来,是有几个小party,呵呵。 -西雅图瘦狗狗- 给 西雅图瘦狗狗 发送悄悄话 西雅图瘦狗狗 的博客首页 西雅图瘦狗狗 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:03:29

太羡慕你了!尽 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (20 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:07:44

让我看看,大多都是风景。。。;) -西雅图瘦狗狗- 给 西雅图瘦狗狗 发送悄悄话 西雅图瘦狗狗 的博客首页 西雅图瘦狗狗 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:44:26

风景也欺待 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 12:30:41

很美的蓝裙 -爱厨也爱苗条- 给 爱厨也爱苗条 发送悄悄话 爱厨也爱苗条 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:11:14

谢谢。一定是个厨房大拿? -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:23:31

俺们这旮搭已经看不到绿色了,你那厢还明媚地绿着~~ 蓝裙很漂亮,新年快乐! -逍遥白鹤- 给 逍遥白鹤 发送悄悄话 逍遥白鹤 的博客首页 逍遥白鹤 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:16:36

呵呵,我们 -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (96 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:25:46

今天晚上我们去朋友家的豪宅跨年爬梯,过后我来上pp ;) -逍遥白鹤- 给 逍遥白鹤 发送悄悄话 逍遥白鹤 的博客首页 逍遥白鹤 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:28:20

Have fun. Look forward to your pp! -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:31:40

:)) -逍遥白鹤- 给 逍遥白鹤 发送悄悄话 逍遥白鹤 的博客首页 逍遥白鹤 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 11:46:34

Is the reservoir in burlingame? if so, what -家有香饽饽- 给 家有香饽饽 发送悄悄话 家有香饽饽 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 12:02:03

回复:Is the reservoir in burlingame? if so, what -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (14 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 12:28:22

蓝色的连衣裙穿在你身上太美啦!新年快乐!岁岁平安,事事如意! -烟花聚- 给 烟花聚 发送悄悄话 烟花聚 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 12:34:21

谢谢烟花美女。same to you and -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (45 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 12:43:16

喜欢爷仨坐在湖边那张,一家人在温暖的阳光里享受惬意的安宁,人生之乐事啊。。。 -梦想偷懒的女人- 给 梦想偷懒的女人 发送悄悄话 梦想偷懒的女人 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 13:20:04

我也喜欢那张。My -Gardenia_On_The_Bay- 给 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 发送悄悄话 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的博客首页 Gardenia_On_The_Bay 的个人群组 (98 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 14:05:18

蓝裙子好看 -暗香透过了时光- 给 暗香透过了时光 发送悄悄话 暗香透过了时光 的博客首页 暗香透过了时光 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 21:06:40

40min. to go. :) Happy New Year! -greenlawn- 给 greenlawn 发送悄悄话 greenlawn 的博客首页 greenlawn 的个人群组 (0 bytes) () 12/31/2012 postreply 22:21:52

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