Trick ‘R Treat! Some of the neighborhood girls. There are others that I know of not in this picture and perhaps more that I don’t know.
Taking it easy, and then Minnesota on the 10th!
This is Angela’s collage from Heidi’s annual Halloween Party.
This link will take you to pictures of the party from 2007-2012: Heidi’s Halloween!
I couldn’t make it to Heidi’s because I had a prior commitment to another party…
This morning I read my little sister’s script with her, a play that she is doing with friends, and it was fun, she has a big part, and she is excellent on any stage.
Then I went to my big sister’s to do a little tech-support and here is her husband, my brother-in-law, with a messed-up shoulder from an unfortunate fall. He is lifting his one arm with the other arm in order to put hamburger in his mouth. I said “oh Hartley, that is so sad. I have to take a picture.” He’s set for an mri on Monday.
Les is visiting from Boston and today we picked up his 90 year old cousin Phyllis, who is a totally charming and delightful woman, for lunch and an outing.
Phyllis has been living in a top drawer assisted living place for the last year but has kept her gaga home-apartment on the 23rd floor of a deeeluxe Wilshire Blvd. high rise. We went back to her apartment to have a look around. We were greeted with great enthusiasm and professional good-will by the dozen members of staff who passed by.
Rome had her Bridging Ceremony where she moved from being a Daisy to being a Brownie in Girl Scouts. The structure of Girl Scouts seems a little different these days but there is still plenty of vowing and God and Country.
The girls love it .. and from the Girl Scout Law they promise to “be a sister to every Girl Scout”.
I was set to have a nice lunch with Sharon but then my car wouldn’t start so I had to get a jump and it seems ok now. Oh the best laid plans. We had a good visit anyway and thanks to Sharon for being so flexible.
Then, dinner with the boys, this time celebrating Bill’s birthday (from July…). Yay, we’re caught up since Ken’s birthday is in January.
Bill was bemoaning his lack of imagination choosing the same restaurant he always chooses but then come to find out his Sherman Room is closing in a week and we just got in under the wire. Now Bill is going to have to find a new favorite place.
I’m watching a new show on my computer, Serangoon Road, set in Singapore and made by HBO Asia and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. It’s a 1960s detective drama with compelling noirish atmosphere and characters.
I experienced a wave of desire to see Singapore, sitting there as it is at the tippy end of one part of Malaysia.
After Lilly’s school, we stopped off at the Dollar Store and this is what she chose, of all the things in the Dollar Store she wanted Batman and Superman.
Then we went to dance class, picked up Rome and two of her friends came over and the four girls played happily (and I didn’t take a picture why?), and then we did all the regular night-time routines. Too much fun!