Friday, July 13, 2012

Blog Doldrums

Spending all day every day this week packing patient files has left me completely exhausted and therefore no sewing is happening in my world.  My mom has been volunteering at the office, thankfully listing all the chart contents and hefting boxes (even when I tell her not to!).  An out of state worker was even imported one morning--my niece Hannah is here from AZ visiting a friend and was at loose ends while the friend was volunteering at the hospital, so she came and assembled boxes.  Then we went out to lunch at a popular local seafood joint and had a celebrity siting:  Sam Elliott and a familiar looking lady were there eating with family, he of Mask, Tombstone, and Big Lebowski fame.  My mom was making fun of Sam's skinny legs, but gave him proper respect once Hannah googled him.  The familiar looking lady turned out to be his wife, actress Katharine Ross, who was Elaine in The Graduate, and also starred in Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid.  They apparently have a place in Montecito, just up the coast near Santa Barbara, a popular celebrity enclave (Oprah Winfrey has a house there as well).   Sorry, no photos of the famous couple--I thought they'd rather just enjoy their lunch.

It has been rather overcast, alternately blustery, and very muggy, but not hot here by the ocean.  Many days, the ocean view looks like this for half the day:

Not much definition between sea and sky, though those tiny specks who are surfers don't care, and you'd never know there were four islands 10 miles or so off this coast either.  However, I don't think our guests who are due to arrive tomorrow will mind--they have been baking in Arizona temps over 100 degrees.  Our guests are an old friend who is bringing his second wife and daughter, whom we have never met; the wife and daughter are Russian, and the family spent 30 hours traveling from their home near Moscow to visit our friend's family in the states.  So we have rushed to finish painting the upstairs and get our makeshift guest room ready for them.  I hope to have some quilty content to post at some point in the near future.  But in the meantime, Dr. P has asked me to continue working until everything is ready to go...so my summer vacation will be put off at least another week.  Back soon!

11 comments:

Darlene said...

Your friends will really enjoy the relief from this awful heat! Ugh!!!!!!

Have a relaxing week end, Annie.

Samantha said...

Sam Elliott is one of my favorite actors! I would have been hard pressed not to unobtrusively ogle him the whole time I was eating my clam chowder and fish & chips! :D

I love the ocean but we don't get there often enough, and our ocean (Pacific NW), though the same as your ocean is probably much colder, or at least feels that way.

Marg said...

That looks like the same weather as here, grey and muggy and it's winter here. Hopefully the sun will shine tomorrow for the first time in what seems like forever.

Quilt Hollow said...

I always loved Sam Elliott's voice...could you hear him talk? That's cool! I went and saw the x factor judges earlier this week....enjoyed Simon Cowell more than Britney Spears.s

Patrica said...

Work, work, work no fun :{ it will soon be over and you can move on to better things. Your mom sounds like a doll for being so supportive and helpful. It is so HOT here right now that this looks good to me.

Libby said...

Sam Elliot *DROOL*

Vivian said...

Oh my -- as soon as I read "Sam Elliot," I could hear that deep, rumbling, wonderful voice, familiar from commercials and so many westerns. He's a favorite actor of mine.
And how nice to know that he and Katharine Ross are still together. I think they've been a couple for 20 or 25 years.
You're a special employee, to agree to stay longer, working as needed, when the end is inevitable.

Finn said...

Awesome celeb sighting Annie! and of one of my favorites also. I'd take his ole gray head any day *VBS*
Sorry the work is so hard, I don't think there are any easy parts to moving..home or business, etc. Really neat that you got some volunteer help. Enjoy your company, hope the visit goes well. Hugs, Finn

Kate said...

It has to be hard to be the one finishing up all the packing. At least you've had fun volunteers and distracting lunches to keep you going. Enjoy your visitors.

Shay said...

You saw a celebrity . I'm insanely jealous ! I love Sam Elliot.

Cynthia L. said...

It is always fun to see someone famous, but I am glad you guys left him and his wife alone. I can't imagine what it would be like to never have a private moment!

Sorry about your vacation being postponed. I am sure you also relish the last times with your boss and co-workers.

Quilting will always be around!