’13 October

Taking it easy, and then Minnesota on the 10th!
Minnesota

Trick ‘R Treat! …

October 31

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.

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It was Kaitlin’s turn…

October 30

It was Kaitlin’s turn for dance class today and Lilly and I enjoyed dancing in one of the empty rooms. All those mirrors…

Ah, a walk with…

October 29

Ah, a walk with Sharon along the Palisades Park, enjoying the seascape and a wander through the rose garden, and then lunch of course.

And then dinner of course, a bon voyage to Les who is heading home tomorrow.

Maxine! You’ve done…

October 28

Maxine! You’ve done it AGAIN.

I had a busy day – breakfast with Muriel, a trip to the dermatologist to get the rest of the goop out of my head but I’ll probably have to do it again because he didn’t remove the ‘sacks’, and the Monday Night no-potluck this time because Max did Everything.

This is Angela’s collage…

October 27

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…

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This morning I read…

October 26

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.

Then Les and I…

Then Les and I went out to Pasadena to meet Richard and Emilia for dinner.

Richard brought wine from his friend’s enterprise. Thanks Richard! I do so enjoy a tasty glass of wine.

Les is visiting from…

October 25

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.

I’ve always had a…

I’ve always had a fancy for those deeeluxe Wilshire Blvd. high rises assuming you can get one with the views.

The views were epic,…

The views were epic, unobstructed on three sides, and you could feel how much Phyllis loved living here. Too bad the fog had rolled in and we could only know how awesome it would have been if we could have seen it.

Ta DAH! The…

October 24

Ta DAH! The walking-home crowd. Are they not an utterly adorable bunch of girls or what.

Lilly, Sophia, Kaitlin, Finley, Bailey, Avery, Taylor.

Kaitlin had her Bridging…

Kaitlin 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…

October 23

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…

October 6

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.

Hmm, I wondered, what…

Hmm, I wondered, what might a trip to Singapore look like. And as I was looking I noticed Ahhh Burma/Myanmar, what’s going on there, and come to find out Berma/Myanmar is off the US Government Do Not Travel list. Owww. I could go there too.

(Thanks to Sharon and Nancy for the day out – we had Fun!)

The Venice Canals -…

October 5

The Venice Canals – a nice walking venue for an outing with Muriel. She hadn’t ever taken a daytime stroll through here so that was particularly fun.

We had lunch at…

We had lunch at the French Market Café just around the corner.

Later I did some computer-biz with my older sister and then went to check out the St John’s Grand Opening of the new entrance on Santa Monica Blvd.

After doing a set…

October 4

After doing a set of apartment photos for my older sister, and making phone calls and grocery shopping, I went to get Alex and Carol at the airport, brought them to Merlyn and Hilda’s place and had a lovely few hours with ACM&H and this light show from the valley.

After Lilly’s school, we…

October 3

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 Kaitlin 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!

Doing a little of…

October 1-2

Doing a little of this and that: Marsha hosted Monday Potluck, I had a nice outing with my across the street neighbor Kathleen, went to lunch at El Torito with my little sister, enjoyed an evening with Ben and Bonnie…

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