There is still shopping and ordering to do, lists to check and recheck, gardens to make perfect - well, as much as one could even hope to prefect nature. :-) We'll do housekeeping on the day that rain is predicted. We have been watching the weather forecast for Saturday, and it is improving daily as the ten day forecast now shortens to fewer days.
In our family, when someone spreads a birthday celebration out over several days to a week, we call it a pageant. So on Sunday we began mine, treating ourselves to a day without responsibility. With a 1:00 Sounders match scheduled at our stadium, we went in early on the train to have breakfast at The Market.
Tom is an adventurous eater and enjoyed his smoked salmon scramble. My safe blueberry pancakes were very good. I could only eat half of them though.
It is tourist season and the cruise ships are usually in town, so the market was packed with people. We dodged and darted enough to take in a couple of the flower stalls for my favorite kind of eye candy. I'll share a bit with you.
We walked down the hill climb to the waterfront, where rubble collection was still in progress. The viaduct is coming down because it is not earthquake safe. Fortunately this was a man made mess, and not a catastrophe.
Water and the wheel.
Flowers, sky, sea,
and the city.
We made our way back up to 1st Avenue and south to join the March to the Match in Pioneer Square, and on to the stadium, where we had time to chill out in the shade and sip a Coke before the match began.
It was a great match, intense, hard fought, and entertaining. And to top it off, the Sounders had another victory.
It was about 3:30 when we left the stadium, and stopped off at the Starbucks near the light rail station to sit in the shade and sip coffee drinks.
Back home, Charlie the borrowed cat checked in, we had a light lunch/supper, and spent a little time down on the deck, reviewing the week ahead, before settling in for the evening.
It was a very good day.