California visit continues

My mom and dad and I spent a lot of time sitting on the patio in the warm California sun talking, reading and just being together. It was a nice way to reconnect. My father always wears a hat and a bit of a grimace. I had to keep telling him to turn that frown upside down.

My father eats an artichoke a day with dinner and has for at least 15 years. He steams them in a little water with lots of garlic and fresh lime juice from their lime trees. He believes they are one of the reasons for his good health and longevity. He says it's all those antioxidants.

After his morning walk and a gym workout my father usually takes a nap (or two). Man he deserves it!

This is my friend Tris. She punched me in the stomach on the playground the first day of Kindergarten all those years ago. She was very bossy, even then, and we have been friends ever since. We have quite a history.
While I was telling her an incredulous story, I was sketching her, so that's why she has that serious concerned look on her face. However, she did keep telling me to make her hair spikier and take away the wrinkles. Like I said—BOSSY!