Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Door to the Universe

opens the
door to...the
power, the
wisdom, the
creativity of 
the Universe." -Deepak Chopra

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Your Own Company

"When you learn 
to love your own
company, you
become far more
careful about
who you spend 
your time with." -Katrina Mayer

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Summer Light

"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer."
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Monday, August 28, 2017

Summer Rain

"Let the rain kiss you.
Let the rain beat upon your head

with silver liquid drops.
Let the rain sing you a lullaby." -Langston Hughes

Sunday, August 27, 2017

The Quintessential Summer Experience in Los Angeles

Go to the Hollywood Bowl on a summer night.  It's one of the nicest things you can do in Los Angeles. On this night we saw "Pink Martini." Bring a picnic dinner and wine and dine under the stars. I guarantee you will love it.


Keep Calm and Dream of Italy

One day earlier this month I got together with my friend Mitra to help her plan part of her month long trip to Italy this September. 

 It was such a delightful morning.  Mitra had prepared a lovely breakfast for us.  
Tea and goodies and Italy-some of my most favorite things.

 A Great way to spend the day with a good friend.

Saturday, August 26, 2017


About once a year I get together with some of my retired teacher friends from Carver Elementary.  Many of them were teachers of my girls long ago.  Later I was able to teach at Carver along side these wonderful women.  It's always nice to catch up and see what they are up to and how their families are blossoming.
L-R Marie V.    (Aria's 3rd grade teacher and Athena's 4th grade teacher) Julie M. (both girls elementary school counselor), Hiroko E. (Aria's 2nd grade teacher).

I taught along side these women (left of me Sharon P. taught 5th grade) (right of me my dear friend Tracy M. often subbed for my Pre-K Special Ed. Class)

Friday, August 25, 2017

Many Wonderful Worlds

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.”
– Anais Nin

Thursday, August 24, 2017

36th Anniversary Celebration

This is how we celebrated our 36th anniversary yesterday.  Fun times at Restaurant 555.

 Here's to many more years of fun adventures together.

PS Dessert was chocolate souffle.....

The Teahouse of the August Moon 1956

Remembering my Grandma Miyoshi "Jingu"* who began her movie career in her mid 60's when she moved from Texas to California.  One of her famous roles was the old woman on top of the jeep in Teahouse of the August Moon. As children watching this movie in the darkness of a theater we all yelled out when she appeared on the big silver screen, "There's GRANDMA!"

 "  Pain make man think. Thought make man wise. Wisdom make life endurable."  Sakini (played by Marlon Brando in Teahouse of the August Moon".  

Miyoshi Jingu was born on July 1, 1893 in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. She was an actress, known for Dreams of Glass   (1970), Walk Don't Run (1966) The Manchurian Candidate  (1962) and  One-Eyed Jacks (1961) Teahouse of the August Moon (1956). She died on January 19, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

It's Our 36th!

"We've come a long way baby."

 August 1981
July 2017

Happy 36th Anniversary to us!
Looking forward to many more 
wonderful, shared adventures.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Happy 3rd Anniversary Athena and Mat

"Every once in a while, in the middle of an ordinary life, 
LOVE gives us a Fairytale"

Happy 3rd Anniversary to you Athena and Mat! 

Monday, August 21, 2017

I'm Yours!

"I felt that summer had taken me over." - Junot Diaz 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

By The Bay, By The Bay, By The Beautiful Bay

In the summer time we like to go to the bay. We sit and read and watch the activities on the water.  It's a very relaxing time. We call it "our summer spot".

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Friday, August 18, 2017

All That Mattered


"At these times, the things that troubled her seemed far away and unimportant: all that mattered was the hum of the bees and the chirp of birdsong, the way the sun gleamed on the edge of a blue wildflower, the distant bleat and clink of grazing goats."
―Alison Croggon, The Naming

Thursday, August 17, 2017

In Silence


"It was rapture enough just to sit there beside him in silence, alone in the summer night in the white splendor of moonshine, with the wind blowing down on them out of the pine woods."
―L.M. Montgomery, The Blue Castle

Wednesday, August 16, 2017


"The summer night is like the perfection of thought." -Wallace Stevens "The House Was Quiet and the World Was Calm"

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Numbered Days of Summer

"The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last for ever. Even on the most beautiful days in the whole year – the days when summer is changing into autumn – the crickets spread the rumor of sadness and change."
―E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

Monday, August 14, 2017

For Approval

My friend Jerry posted this on his facebook page. I thought the comments that followed between he and Rose were hilarious. I asked Jerry for permission to repost. Here is his photo with comments.

Rose:  Is that my vacation request waiting for your approval? Lol

Jerry: Your entire life is a vacation. Denied. :=)

Rose: Obviously your still dreaming.

Jerry: No vacation for those who do not know the difference between your and you're! 

PS. Rose is Jerry's sister. Gotta love sibling chatter.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

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