1. Getting feedback from the product buyer of the Bellevue Arts Museum gift shop. They won't be carrying my jewelry, but she was just genuinely kind and helpful in the process of turning me down.
2. Sealing wax. I got some from J. Herbin, a very old purveyor of French calligraphy and writing accoutrements and it is just a delight to use. The whiff of sweetness as it melts, the glossy red color, the gush of the wax over the lip of the trilobite seal...
Frank's Oysterhouse and Champagne Parlor. I sampled some truly lovely chocolate cake; it was moist, dense and darkly sweet topped with whiskey-infused whipped cream. Also sampled bites of a very tender porkchop with bits of juicy, flavorful fat from Roxanne's plate.
4. Eating Rob's excellent yellow curry with my friend Naomi on Saturday. She came over to my studio to solder some adorable wee earrings. Gave me a rightly deserved, stern lecture about sterling silver brooch pins.
5. Not being sick or jetlagged anymore!