The LA Zoo! First you see Angela-Kaitlin-Lilly followed by Ann-Claudia-Sarah.
Home Sweet Home for my birthday month. Ok, Sixty Three. Wow is Right!
The gang on a tour inside Disney Hall. I took Lona, Hartley, Christa, and Melia for a buzz through downtown.
We were like little gophers, popping up from the Red Line to visit 1) Union Station, Phillipe’s, Olvera Street 2) Cathedral, Music Center, Disney Hall 3) Angel’s Flight, Biltmore Hotel 4) Mac Arthur Park, Langer’s.
I got to take my (very) great-nephew Caleb out for breakfast this morning and we enjoyed ourselves entirely watching the Brazil-Portugal soccer match, full of excitment ending 0-0 after 98 minutes.
You might wonder how a game would go 98 minutes. I know! I know a lot more now about soccer than I did before. Caleb told me about off-sides and free kicks and various other details using sugar packets and a salt shaker. Cool!
THEN I got to take my (very) great-niece Charis to lunch! (I just love it when they let me take the kids.)
For lunch we ate delicious mountains of yogurt and toppings. We ate the yogurt first so as not to get too full with lunch to enjoy our dessert. But then we were too full with dessert for lunch.
So instead we went to Michael’s and got a really neat craft to make. More fun!
I got to help Marsha with the last stage of cleaning out her garage which was the last stage of Moving In. It was SO satisfying. (Except for the 10,000 framed pictures still about, but no one can help her with that. (This is an internet garage… their garage looks great too!))
Then I got to have dinner with, among others, my son’s family. Oh JOY.
This isn’t him though. I got distracted by all the fun and didn’t take any pictures. Sent by their daughter, this is Marija and Brian’s son-in-law Steve and his son Alex enjoying a Father’s Day outing.
I did totally KNOW how great all this Granny business would be but wow, how amazing it is to experience your kids with their kids. FanTAStic.
Not Marsha and Tom’s garage, not my son, not my grandchild. hmmm, I’m getting a bit lax it seems with the photophoto.
Happy Birthday to ME!
My little sister (who will be SIXTY in a couple months and That makes me know my age) took me to a Korean Spa for several hours including the full body scrub and massage, three kinds of sauna, a great steam room, a supersuper hot Jacuzzi, a cold plunge, showers and all the rest. What A Treat!
Later we ate. Dang fabulous for sure.
I had a lovely lunch with Hilda today. Not this place – this is a picture Hilda just sent from when I visited her, Merlyn, Preston, and Cherel in Italy. You can find the story here in my visit to Rome.
My dinos at the Promenade. The girl on the left has got a little rash but her pal behind her is feeling very well. The girl on the right and her sweetie are in tip-top shape. I didn’t make it down to the end to see how the third pair were faring.
I met Cousins Nancy and Sharon today for a long awaited reunion. How lovely to be home!
Technology Is My Friend.
I feel so blessed to live now – look what I’ve got! perfect-for-me dslr photography, the genius of photoshop, omg the INTERNET (how did we LIVE without the internet? I should tell you about the first time I saw the pre-internet (what was that called?) and looked up ‘light bulb jokes’ and thought ‘ok, not today but pretty soon, whole new world’…little did I realize that ‘not today’ would be tomorrow), and my son who will make me websites just the way I like ’em.
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