I got Just what I was hoping for – a picnic out with the girls.
Month: June 2012
June 18 part 2 of 3
The cousins Sharon and Nancy treated me to Tea At The Huntington meaning that you can drink all the lovely tea and eat all the tasty tea sandwiches and all the sweet treats and all the fruit and cheese that you can manage. And I can manage A Lot.
A collection of Photos from The Huntington over the years.
June 18 part 1 of 3
Kaitlin’s Kindergarten Culmination. They had six kindergarten classes at Sherman Oaks Elementary and they did a really wonderful program of songs and poems.
They started on time, the kids did their routines with precision and enthusiasm, they kept everything moving by calling the names by classroom and just having the kids stand .. but then ..
(Kaitlin, Josie, Josiah)
.. oh NO?! What does this MEAN?! Kaitlin and the girl sitting next to her, their names are not called! Their class is finished! Everyone sits down! Oh NO! All the parents who know the two girls start calling out their names.
Kaitlin! Josie! Kaitlin! Josie!
The teacher comes back to the microphone, she is horrified ..
I must be much better since I was well enough to go out with Steve, Celina, and Gideon to their local, and scrumptious, sushi joint. We ordered ‘omakase’ otherwise known as ‘bring it ON’ and I ate myself into a fabulously decadent coma.
The place is called ‘King Burger and Sushi’ specializing in Burgers, some Mexican fare, pastrami sandwiches, and shockingly good sushi.
I must be better because unless some new pictures turn up (which they very well might), finally, I’m done!
CLICK HERE! for The Wedding (or you can click on the link to the left). There are so many new ones I added today, so if you wanted more, there’s MORE.
I’m taking my sickness report out of the wedding section and putting it here because who wants to hear about my allergies and etc along with Wedded Bliss?!
Yes, still not 100%, and Sunday-Monday as well as today my gut has been in a roil. Better tomorrow? BETTER be better tomorrow!
An allergy update:
2012 June first in MN on into LA (and later some intestinal upset)
2011 March in MN; November after W’s wedding
2010 February; June (both mild)
2009 December at home
2007 November during the fires
2006 March just back from Hawaii
2005 April; June; October; (now that was a bad year!)
I’m sick, messing around on the internet and making some travel calls when not sleeping.
Come to find out TripAdvisor has acquired the masterpiece website SeatGuru and the professional 800 numbers for the airlines all consult SeatGuru when you have a question about a particlar plane. I did have that SeatGuru idea first, like before the internet, but then (of course) I didn’t do squat about it.
Yes to all my dear friends who helped me go shopping. Where, you ask, is my gorgeous perfect and totally comfortable brand new never worn Eileen Fisher blouse?!
I forGOT it back at C&M’s house and there was no time for the 90 minute round-trip return journey. I just Happened to have this top in the car. So bummer that I forgot my gorgeous blouse and lucky-dog-me for this ‘at-least-I-didn’t-have-to-wear-a-tee-shirt’ top.
Merlyn made us a lunch of fresh and fabulous bbq pizza. Hilda was back-and-forth working but joined us to share the ummm-ummm pizza.
The ones on the left are Merlyn’s two Crown of Thorns plants and my one is on the right. So I asked Ms Wiki about these guys because Merlyn wants another one with the bigger blooms. Turns out there are so many varieties it’s not surprising we have three different kinds here.
And then they brought us a complimentary dessert but that’s not why this picture is here.
That’s Nancy Silverton in the background. She was working the counter the whole time we were there and it was especially entertaining to share a meal with a certified Celebrity Chef and to watch the symphonic dance that is a busy high end restaurant in action.
Yes, driving on the 405 is an experience of a rift in the space-time continuum. It takes forever to get nowhere. For me the greater misery is just getting out of Santa Monica any time after 3pm. It takes 30-90 minutes to go the 3 miles to even Reach the 405.
And NOW, for the next YEAR, there is going to be rolling closures of the on and off ramps at Wilshire. I can Not even IMAGINE. For the next year for Santa Monica the rest of LA is going to be in another state.
The Expo Line will open out here about the same time this construction is over and then we’ll be able to go out again.