Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas !

We spent the morning at Leta and Christine's for brunch - so nice to have family close by now.

Then dinner at Tom and Ashley's - prepared by Nels.

It was fantastic ! Absolutely delicious....a great Christmas all together with family and good friends.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

and more snow...

It just keeps falling. With a little freezing rain thrown in this morning to give everything a nice shine. Even my rosemary plant...

It's a ghost town out there. Dan and I walked to the corner store to grab a newspaper. We talked to some poor guy along the way that had been waiting two hours for a bus to downtown. Probably could have walked in that amount of time. Wonder how I'll get to work tomorrow ??

Thursday, December 18, 2008

none too happy...

Some may say that this blanket of freshly fallen snow this morning is a beautiful sight - NOT ME. I have too many things to get done and I can't get anywhere. It's a mess out there. And it looks like it's only getting worse.

Luke loves the snow

Jake has no legs

Update: snow level at 1:48 p.m.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

cookie day ...

My "I'll-sit-on-Santa's-lap-too" friend - Erin - came over today and we made some Christmas treats. Here's what resulted from our efforts:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

heading back home ...

It's been a spectacular weekend in LA - we have had a blast. But all good things come to an end and we head home this afternoon. Here's a video of us yesterday on a ride called the Dive Devil at Six Flags Magic Mountain, just north of LA.

More photos later....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

same old birthday post ...

but these are some of my favorites...


Dianne Feinstein became San Francisco's first woman mayor when she was named to replace George Moscone, who had been assassinated.

Associated Press correspondent Terry Anderson, the longest-held Western hostage in Lebanon, was released after nearly seven years in captivity.

The NBA suspended Latrell Sprewell of the Golden State Warriors for one year for choking and threatening to kill his coach, P.J. Carlesimo. (An arbitrator later reduced the suspension and reinstated Sprewell to the Warriors, which had terminated his contract.)

and not so favorites...

Rock musician Frank Zappa died at age 52.

A Florida state judge refused to overturn Republican presidential candidate George W. Bush's certified victory in Florida, and the U.S. Supreme Court set aside a ruling that had allowed manual recounts.

I came home from the hospital in this: