We were up early on Saturday and drove up to the Huntington Library and Garden. A professor from one of Lori’s schools was giving a tour. We got into the garden several hours before it was open to the public. We mostly walked through the cactus and succulent garden as that was the focus for the class but the entire place was just amazing. I took so many photos that when I uploaded them today I plugged all of the holes in my 365 project from the last month.
Once the garden started filling up with people and it was clear I had worn the wrong shoes for anymore than a few hours of walking (albeit cute heals) we grabbed some lunch and headed home for a few hours. This turned out to be the comedic part of our day. Lori cut up an apple as a snack and was eating that while working on papers or lesson plans or something and all of a sudden asked if her tongue should be tingling and then urgently asked for me to get the Benadryl (For a little history she is very allergic to things like chocolate and her throat closes up.) I acted fast in barely any time at all she had swallowed one and there was a half in the box so she took that too. She felt like her throat was closing.
In just a little bit, maybe a minute when we calmed down, granted my heart was racing, we started talking about it. Her lips and tongue were “on fire” it was at this point that we realized she cut up the apple on the cutting board I cut up a jalapeno on the day before for stir fry……
I wish I could convey the laughter, just how funny this was and now the never-ending joke of my trying to poison her and my proof she should stay out of my kitchen!!
So I worked on my homework while she napped due to the Benadryl before we headed up to Monterey Park for a party given by all the students in her Ikebana class for the sensei who has retired.
Sunday I made breakfast while Lori ran to Starbucks for tea, brought me back a New York Times and the day was spent reading the paper. Well I read the paper, Lori got ready for finals for a couple of classes this week while I interrupted her with things out of the paper. With that and grading papers and preparing lectures and assignments for the next few weeks I was shocked when her computer rang out 8pm and the weekend was over!
Here are just a few of the many lizards I photographed on Saturday. The first photo was for fun, then it was just a “thing” I took them in groups, in the sun, on rocks, digging in the ground, darting from all the wild parrots who wanted them for lunch. It became funny, even though that does not transfer here.