Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Santa Ana Winds -- And Heading Home

I've been working in Ontario, California...and boy, has it been windy around here.

The Santa Ana winds have blown in, with a rush. Lawn furniture and trash cans (and larger items too) thrown around with abandon. (One of my student's chihuahuas had a seizure at all this, and couldn't even walk straight for a few days.) Traffic brought to a standstill on the highway. People struggling to walk against the wind. And that's not an easy matter, if you're lugging a suitcase that acts like a portable windsail. Thank God for wheels on suitcases!
     I head home this afternoon, on the heels of the upcoming storm on the East Coast. Some of my teacher colleagues have already had their flights cancelled, even though it wasn't snowing then. Hopefully Colorado airports are made of stronger stuff.

Greek pizza. Oh boy...although I'd put this on a pizza crust, rather than crescent roll dough.  (from Who Needs A Cape)

Bakso -- Indonesian meatball soup.  Plus a link to bibimbap -- hey with that name, you've got to try this Korean specialty! (From Penniless Parenting)

Eleven sandwich-inspired casseroles -- Reubens, Philly Cheesesteaks and more. (From Betty Crocker)

Carol Bryer Fallert's got an incredible show opening. A thirty-year perspective on her work, including her first art quilt, just started at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts. This '30 quilts for 30 years' runs through April...if you're in the neighborhood, be sure to stop by!

Why rushing leads to sloppy it slow, do it right. (From Money Beagle)

    And thank you, fellow 'Roadies' at Road to California. I had a great time -- hope you did, too!


grammajudyb said...

I had a wonderful time in your Thursday class. We flew home early, early, early Sunday morning just ahead of the wind. No problems! Wishing you safe travels.

Cindy Brick said...

Glad you stopped by to say hi!

I am slowly getting back into the swing of things...though my body STILL doesn't know what time it is. I get up around 2 a.m., or 5 a.m., and wander around a while. Sigh.

Thanks for writing. Come back and visit soon.

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