So it was a very productive few days back at the beach. But first, I'd like to tell you about a new Japanese place we found in Gulf Shores - Aji Sai, which is Japanese for fabulous (not really). This is Combination B, which the menu did not indicate would involve a boat. (I expected 2 waiters to run it around the restaurant on their shoulders while somebody banged a gong, a la the old Farrell's in Birmingham!)
This is a close-up of the martini glass, which contained a fiberoptic ice cube and seaweed salad. Cool!
What a cool sushi bar! Feels like New York....or uh, just somewhere besides Alabama.
Look at all the fiberoptics in this place! There were 3 or 4 of these beautiful chandelier-things. Reminded me of my grandmother's shell lamp from the Philippines...which my mother was deLIGHTed to hang in the den when Mamaw lived with us. (Oh, it looked like I was emphasizing my unintended pun, but I meant it sarcastically.) Also, who remembers those oil lamps that had fishing wire running from top to bottom and the oil went up the center column then dripped down the lines so relaxingly. Also had a little greenery around the bottom for added tranquility.
Okay, so onto the productive part. I hemmed 9 pairs of school pants. Yes, I even went back and redid the screwed-up blind hems I did on previous pairs. Then I made this shirt - the green one with 3/4-length sleeves.
Of course, you'll have to come back tomorrow for pictures of it, as I have to IRON the aforementioned 9 pairs of pants, so I haven't had time to take pictures of the shirt, which hasn't been hemmed yet anyway.
Oh, and lest you think that one shirt wasn't very productive, I also created a lovely handout regarding the upcoming Cub Scout popcorn sale (I am the Popcorn Kernel - you've GOT to see my hat), and I edited a Powerpoint slide show to present at the first pack meeting in 2 weeks. So combining that with the above, as well as the fact that I GOT UP ON SKIS for the first time in about 5 or 6 years without breaking a hip, now you've got a productive few days!