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'20 February
'20 January
Goodbye 2019. Here's hoping for some peace and quiet..if you know what I mean...

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February 15

Muriel and Elizabeth, Muriel's friend from North Carolina, came over for an easy brunch and then we walked up to Montana for a little shopping tour. Elizabeth thought it was amusing, the outfits that I and Muriel chose for our walk.


February 14

I've seen Les and Elizabeth a couple times now on their short stop-off in LA, coming from Hawaii and heading back to Boston. It's been so nice having them here!

February 13

Redondo schools are having a four day weekend - from Valentine's Day to Presidents' Day so it's Slumber Party time.

The two big ones were watching the original 1951 Alice in Wonderland on a computer. What a great show. Disney made it 55 years before they were born(!) and they love it.

February 12

Finally, a mouth full of teeth! Finished, after 14 months, mostly healing time between procedures, and now that it's over I already hardly remember all those months with a gaping hole in my smile.

February 11

Muriel put on such a welcome party, a Ladies Who Lunch so some of her LA friends could meet her good friend of 40 years, visiting here from North Carolina.

Muriel's friend Elizabeth is responsible for these flowers and for so much more.

Elizabeth, Nancy, JoAnn, Muriel...are they too cute or WHAT?!

February 10

Marsha hosted Monday Night Potluck. She has been threatening to get another cat and I expect it will show up soon.

Nathan Pyle.

February 9

Merlyn and Hilda hosted a delightful Oscar Party. We sat around and watched the show and enjoyed a five course feast - 4pm veggies, chips and dips; 5pm pita, cheeses, and herbs; 6pm soup and tarte; 7pm seafood salad; 8pm dessert and champagne. As festive and fun as the Oscars show itself. (I liked the show and I was perfectly ok with all the awards...that's something.)

Merlyn, Carol, Hilda, Erin, Alex

February 8

Snagged off Travel and Leisure, a handsome view of the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway.


Heading up on the tram, through the spotted window and into the lens flare..

..and walking down from the station on a loong steeep path.. some patchy snow and good times ahead.

Gary, Liz, me, Angela, Darryl, Kaitlin, Lilly

On your mark, get set..


Angela and Darryl have some good pictures that I'm hoping to add to this story too. We had fun! Happy Birthday Angela!!

February 7

A walk with Sharon took me to the Promenade and my dinos, looking good with the Chinese New Year lanterns still waving in the breeze.

Then I picked up Nancy and took her home to the Park La Brea Towers, a complex built between 1944 and 1948. From wiki 'the largest housing development west of the Mississippi', I have admired the towers from my first visit so many decades ago.

February 6

At the dentist! They must have 10-20 rooms in this amazing office, all done up with different animals. Kaitlin while Lilly gets a teeth cleaning.

How fun is this! And here's Lilly. Those are Kaitlin's shoes that are so apropos to the scene.

Yesterday I went with Nancy to see 1917. More later on my movie round-up...

February 4

This is one of the hang-out areas at the Korean Spa where Windy and I got the full treatment, the soaks-steams-saunas, the scrub and massage, the Korean lunch. We got there for the first appointment so it was peaceful and quiet and empty. SO good!

Oh yeah, grass and weeds. Looks like my no-maintenance landscape has another idea.

February 3

Here's Bill, a full on fan of the KC Chiefs. I can't remember if he's always been a KC fan but he does live there now and puts on his Chiefs gear to watch the game, here hoping for some Super Bowl magic (which did in fact come his way!).

He passed through LA for a quick stop and we did the fast walk to Fig, ate and drank like royalty at the half-price happy hour, and walked back. It was fab.

February 2

Look at the date - 02/02/2020, a palindrome!

Cynthia sent these, Kai having a grand ol' time at the dog park.


It was Jim and Rick's idea, they live in Long Beach, to go to the Photo LA show in Santa Monica and they asked me if I wanted to join them. So (not being able to leave well enough alone?) I asked it if was ok to invite my other Long Beach friends so they could all know each other.

We met at Spitfire Grill at the Santa Monica Airport, an airport hanger being the venue for the photo show. We also had a wander through the Aviation Museum and it was altogether delightful.

Carol, Alex, Rick, Jim, me, Hilda, Merlyn

Kate Breakly. She does cool still-life photos painted over with gold leaf. They really caught my eye.

Pancho Luna did these, the photo part reflected in the books that you can see differently from various angles. They are made from an acrylic material and for me the double one is particularly awesome, different from wherever you look and different based on the light source.

February 1

I had a morning visit with Lona, TeeTee, and Trevor and Beth over at Lona's place. We hadn't had a chance to just hang out in a while. We were going to walk but we didn't. It's hard for four people to walk in a busy public place and have a coherent conversation with everyone.

Then in the afternoon I met up with Marsha and we saw Ford vs Ferrari, which we both enjoyed more than we thought we would, had a snack and a beer, and came home to pick oranges in the dark. We were going to walk but we didn't. The movie was, in all with previews, three hours!
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