I had the day off today and spent part of it at the Ferry Building. The weather was sunny and bright and for awhile I sat on the pier, drinking a latte, watching the boats, and looking at Treasure Island. Isn't that civilized for a Friday?
Here's a mediocre photo I took with my iPhone.
When I'd had enough of that, I browsed the fabulous shops, then met my friend Kami for lunch at Market Bar.
I've known Kami for 19 years. We met in college, and lived together first in Los Angeles, then in San Francisco. We've seen each other through school, graduate school, countless jobs, family problems, deaths, boyfriends, apartments, husbands, dogs, and one baby. Among the things I've learned as I've gotten older is that there's no substitution for old friends. I treasure them, deeply.
We talked about all kinds of things, some serious and many not. When we were done with lunch, we found ourselves in front of Miette.
We like to support local businesses, especially during this turbulent economy, and thought it only right to purchase a few sweets. Kami bought some caramels, and I purchased two chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting. The nice lady packed them in a tiny little box and off I went.
When I got home, I was worried about the cupcakes and thought it a good idea to check on them.
I admired them for a long time.
Aren't they irresistible?And they're so...small. One person could easily eat two.
The husband doesn't know I bought them.
What he doesn't know can't hurt him.
Ssshh! Happy weekend!