I had a wonderful afternoon today! I have a cold, and my neck is tweaking out, but feeling icky aside, I got to go out with my parents and Uncle and it was fantastic! We started out by heading to Powells books, one of my favorite places around! I mean, what could be better than a multi-level, kinda quirky, and full of variety, book store? They even have a great coffee shop, but we didn't visit that on this trip.
My Uncle was incredibly awesome and bought me two books. "The Art of Beaded Beads" by Jean Campbell and "Fabric Jewelry: Wrapped, Braided, and Sewn." by Heidi Pridemore. They both look like incredibly fantastic books and I'm really excited to dive in them and learn new techniques to use in my jewelry business!
After that we headed to Pambiche. Pambiche is a Cuban restaurant in Portland that serves fantastic and authentic food! My Mom had a meal today that she hasn't eaten since her Abuelita died 35 years ago. She gave me a bite, and it was only afterwards that I discovered I just eaten some ox tail! It was yummy, but not my favorite. I ordered a garlic shrimp meal that came with shrimp, garlic bread, rice, and avocado. It was delicious! It was a huge meal, so I only ate half of it. The other half will make a wonderful lunch tomorrow :)