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Saturday, September 25, 2021

Surely it’s not September

Near as I can tell it’s actually closer to October already! I’ve been busy this month with concerts and baseball games! It is so much fun being able to get out and about without too much worry since hubby and I are both fully vaccinated AND the events we’ve been going to are either outside and/or have proof of vaccination requirements. Last post I wrote about The Fab Four and Chicago. This time we went to the San Jose Civic, a new favorite of ours, and saw John Waite and Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo. Great show and as you can see, since it was an indoor event masks were worn. We had wonderful seats in the 4th row and there were no picture taking restrictions other than the usual no flash. I have to say that in all the places we’ve been to so far the entry process has been smooth and painless.

We also got memberships to the new 415 Club at Oracle Park where our Giants play. This section is above the visiting bullpen (great for heckling!) and is named because the area code in San Francisco is 415 but also the seats are 415 feet from home plate. With our memberships (we got 2) we each got 10 vouchers for games. So far we’ve been to a total of 3 games with 3 more to go. We can use as many vouchers per game as we want so the kids and a couple of friends have come with us. We won’t be able to use all the vouchers before the end of the season (the program didn’t start when the season began) but we will get to have advance presale for playoff and World Series tickets because of the membership so that’s exciting. We got some pretty cool swag too. I’m wearing the 415 hat and on the Friday game we went to they gave us light up wristbands. You have to show your wristband to get into the members only section! We definitely will get the membership again next year. Totally worth the price.

We are so proud of our boys in Orange and Black. They are doing so well this year! Such exciting games with extra innings and come from behind wins. First to 100 wins! Now if we can just keep the dreaded Dodgers at bay and win the Division Title!

Speaking of orange and black, it is almost time for Halloween! I’ve been crafting some new mini-albums and cards for the Etsy shop. One of them has sold already! Fastest turnaround I think has ever happened. I’m working on a Thanksgiving one now. I have 2 holiday boutiques coming up in November so I better get cracking in the studio.

That’s my catch up. What have you been up to? The end of the year doesn’t seem so far!

Thanks to Linda for the #SoCS prompt of Near/Far.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Surely it’s not September…

What happened to August? I can’t believe I only managed two posts the whole month. I really haven’t been that busy, have I? Let’s take a look and see…

On the 20th of August we went to our first concert at the Mountain Winery since 2019! This was the Fab Four, the Beatles tribute band. They were good, but we’ve seen them several times now so I don’t think we’ll see them again. Mostly it just felt so good to get out and do some dancing and singing! The Winery is taking Covid precautions and you have to show proof of vaccination or (for this show anyway) a negative test within 72 hours. Beginning in October it is a vaccination only venue. It was a very smooth entry process and I have no problem with it.

We also continued to binge watch The Sopranos and got to see our son win the softball championship. Unfortunately things took a turn for the worse and we had a leak under the house which required new pipes throughout. We could have just replaced the pipes that were actually leaking but we figured that if we did it all now, we wouldn’t have to worry about it anymore. The company was great to work with and although it took a day or two longer than we hoped, we didn’t lose the use of the bathroom so we didn’t have to leave the house. I never thought I’d be so happy to do the dishes and laundry!

September started out much nicer though. Last night we saw Chicago from the 4th row at the Winery. They were much better this year than the last time we saw them, which was about 2006. They have a new lead singer who, while he is no Peter Cetera, does a much better job than the guy they had before. We have 2 more concerts this month, Pat Benatar and then Chris Isaak. Good thing we had gotten the tickets before the pipe problem! We also have tickets to see some Giants games. They are playing so well this year!

This morning I woke up early enough to see this:

So I’m thinking September is going to be a good month. What about you guys?

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