’06 July

Kaitlin, cars, Valley Girls, some bon voyage lunches, and More.

I’m leaving tomorrow morning…

July 18

I’m leaving tomorrow morning at the very crack of dawn (assuming the power failure tonight at the airport will be a non-issue by then.)

So I just had to buzz over today for another hit of Kaitlin. I know, all your grandbabies are the cutest, but really, in this case…

A beachside visitor who…

July 17

A beachside visitor who hangs out on the patio beams waiting to swoop down as soon as you leave your table. Mine!Mine!Mine! (my favorite line from that cartoon about the fish.)

A quick catch at…

A quick catch at Sandy’s art show. The party hadn’t started yet and we were losing light fast. Too cute though.

Charlieee! This is…

July 14

Charlieee! This is Charlie in his own house. Josh, Kelly, and Charlie were out here awhile ago and they, along with Nancy, put on a bbq festivo for Such a crowd. It was fab.

Today Nancy did another bbq and the food was OMG delicious. That good. Amazing. Some people just have the gourmet touch and Nancy is one of those people.

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At LACMA. This…

July 13

At LACMA. This was quite an exhibit – a huge huge body of work. Sooo much work. They said in several of the information panels that he simply works All the time, which seemed obvious. This was just a sampling of his efforts, mostly portraits, and he does know everyone who’s anyone in the art world.

It’s totally worth a visit whether you’re a fan or not. But then Nancy Artz shared her free tickets (thanks Nancy!) and free is almost always worth it.

This is my last…

July 12

This is my last Wednesday for Six Weeks! By the time I get back Kaitlin will be working on her science fair project.

Yummy yummy a little…

Yummy yummy a little dins. Veggie dogs, noodles (the mac-and-cheese of Your youth), a few baked beans – Yum!

You go girl. …

You go girl. Put something different on the floor, or better put something on the floor that you have previously picked up as in the ‘not a toy’ category and in 1 flat second she’ll be bee-lining in that very direction. It’s a sixth sense.

Night night. Sleep…

Night night. Sleep tight. Have pleasant dreams!

She can operate the mobile herself and from the monitor upstairs often you’ll hear the music come on and she’ll make that lip buzzing song that just slays me. A Top 10 Hit, no doubt about it.

Brigitte was the docent…

July 10

Brigitte was the docent on Monday and led me on a tour around The Silver Strand, an area in Marina del Rey less than a mile from my mother and both my sisters and yet I had never been there.

We walked up and down the streets and gardens playing judge and jury to the taste of the locals. ‘Nice house but that paint…what Were they thinking?!’

Mom and her dear…

Mom and her dear friend Geri McCall. Geri is our safety net so that when one of the caretakers can’t make it she’ll fill in for which we all say Thank You and Huzzah!

My last Monday Night-er…

My last Monday Night-er for probably more than 6 weeks. What a great turn-out and it wasn’t a birthday or anything.

Wow, in a week I’ll be winging my way to Cape Cod!

Hey, it’s Jonathan back…

July 8

Hey, it’s Jonathan back from Korea and Phil, one of his buddies that I met while I was there (click here to Check Them Out!), and Ben and Bonnie, the Dad and the Mom.

Jonathan and Phil biked up and down Koreatown to pick a restaurant and then Jonathan treated us all to a Korean Feast. What a guy.

Playing around with Ben’s…

Playing around with Ben’s new computer program and computer with a camera built in. Who could resist? (Upon re-examination of this photo I was thinking maybe I’d take it off, so as not to frighten the children.)

What we have here…

July 7

What we have here is Tom and Marsha’s desert tortoise chowing on the remains of the watermelon. The desert tortoise thrives out here in the San Fernando Valley since the temperature during the summer months is mostly 100 degrees and relief does not come until midnight.

Mori Sushi. Sigh….

July 6

Mori Sushi. Sigh. And Nancy treated! *Sigh* What Zagat says and it is 100% true:

“Indulge in the transcendental omakase at this sublime West LA Japanese and let perfectionist master chef Mori Onodera concoct an astounding array of fresh and delicate raw-fish creations, which he serves on ceramic plates he also makes; even in this minimalist setting, worshipers at the shrine of Mori-san (he’s “our hero”) swear it’s worth the splurge to dine at one of the best sushi bars in the city.”

Something strange happened to…

July 5

Something strange happened to the text here and the whole paragraph got gone. I wonder how that happened?!? I’m feeling too lazy to think it up again.

This doesn’t look at…

July 3

This doesn’t look at all like Zoey. Not at All. There are times when any of us will not look like our pictures. That’s my story.

Ljubi was in the…

Ljubi was in the hospital for a couple of days and now she’s out. We’re waiting for test results but the current thinking is that ‘a low salt diet’ does NOT mean ‘a no salt diet’ Especially during the summer when the temperature in the valley hovers around 100 on a good day and higher when I happen to be there.

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