Meet Fat Cat’s new best friend, Chub Cat. Chub Cat prefers salty snacks over Fat Cat’s sweets.Together, they watch rom-coms while sharing chocolate covered pretzels. They gossip about all the mangy dogs in their many lives over bowls of kettle corn. They sit on low benches, admiring nearby flowers and giggling over inside jokes. Fat Cat is so glad that Chub Cat has come into her life.
Now that you’ve been properly introduced to Chub Cat, I’m going to say goodbye for about two weeks. We’re headed to Florida to visit family and friends. Although super nervous about the plane ride with the kids by myself, I’m looking forward to alone time by the pool while the kids get grandparent-spoiled, a visit with Mickey Mouse who I have dearly missed, and a mango vanilla swirl Jeremiah’s Italian Ice.
Expect more from Happy Handmade Headquarters in June!
Meet Brody! He’s lean, he’s green, he’s a surfing machine. At just over three inches tall, Brody is small of stature, but big and very brave of spirit. This little froggy surfer dude wears orange board shorts, always has his white surfboard at hand, and there’s a smile on his face every day…as long as there is sand beneath his…feet?
Brody, the kids, and I went to Crown Memorial State Beach recently. Being a Florida girl, it feels pretty weird to wear closed-toed shoes and sweatshirts to the beach, but there’s something charming about it, too. The kids got filthy, Brody enjoyed watching the parasurfers, and I took lots of pictures. We loved it.
In case you were wondering, under that volleyball net is the San Francisco skyline…something else I may never get used to. It still delights and surprises me every time I see it.
Brody flew across the country to Florida to check out Jacksonville’s warm waves. The kids and I will be headed that direction soon, too, on our first trip back since we moved. I look forward to digging my feet into that familiar, soft, white, Florida sand after kicking off a pair of flip-flops…but for those two weeks I’ll miss the California rocks and those misty, curving Bay area hills.