Thursday, January 3, 2013


HI everyone,

It feels really good to be back to blogging again.  It seemed like I was in a bit of a blogging funk for a couple of months. However, yesterday, I finally decided to pull myself out of my creative rut and just start writing again.

Today I went to Whole Foods for coffee. Then after that my dad and I drove by the post office to get some photos. Oh, NOT photos of the post office, but of the Parker-Lusseau patisserie right next door. 

One of the things I love about Monterey is it's Spanish heritage.  During the holiday time there are these really cute adobe Christmas angels hanging up all over the downtown area.  I'm not sure if that's what they're really called, but that's the name I'm giving them.  Here are a few pics of the bakery, too.  It's housed in a historical building that used to be the home of General Fremont. He plays an important role in the early history of California.

So here are the pics. I took them on my mobile telephone since it was easier than using my "big girl" camera this morning:

Just looking at the sign posted on the side of the patisserie makes me smile. It's got some serious vintage charm.  If a sign were cute enough to convince me to fall off the gluten free wagon and sink my teeth into a tasty croissant, this sign would definitely do that.  I really do love what they did to the look of this building, for sure.

This is the patisserie, as seen from across the street.  The sun was super bright this morning.  You can see two of the adobe Christmas angels still hanging up above on the second floor balcony. Aren't they really cool?

I'm not sure why I like this Christmas angels so much.  These really enchanted me when I first moved here and they still do :)  I think it's because they honor the Christmas season and the Spanish/Mexican heritage of this area.  It really is beautiful.  There are at least 8 different version of these angels that I've counted so far. Maybe even more than that, too.

This is a view of the patisserie from street level.  It is a really small space inside, but I never go inside. I just like staring at the outside of the building.

All of the historical buildings in town have some sort of sign that says something about the history of the building and/or who it belonged to. In this case, this was General Fremont's place.  There's even a street named after him in Monterey.

Here's a close-up view of another of the adobe Christmas angel's. 

This is the side area where people can sit, enjoy a cup o'joe or whatever else to drink and a nice, tasty good pastry :) :) 

Well, that's about it for today. I hope you enjoyed this mini view of Monterey today. 

The weather has been really, really beautiful today. It is cold.  People forget that "sunny California" doesn't also mean "warm", especially when there's an ocean in the backyard ;) :) :)  I think I'm going to head out to the library and check out some DVDs and books on tape.

Oh yeah, another piece of BIG NEWS...TWO pieces of big news:  I got my driver's license on October 5th. I can officially drive now...YEAH!!!! The next piece of news is that we no longer have any tv service of any kind.  Yes, it's true. That's why I only watch DVDs and listen to books on tape now, especially while I"m crafting. That'll be a story for another post.

That is the news from the ocean shores of California today.  Extra love and hugs to you all and Happy New Year 2013, Heather :) :) :)

I AM BACK :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Hi everyone,

I am back to blogging again :) :) It's been a LONG, LONG time.  I'm going to start slow by posting a few photos in my next blog post.  Big hugs and thanks to all of you who are still following my blog. Sometimes life happens and a break is needed. For me that was starting a new job :) :)

That is the news from the ocean shores of CAlifornia today.  love and hugs, Heather :) :) :)