Last night: Thai Takeout and Fun

I wrote 90% of this last night but literally fell asleep with the computer in my lap.  Thought I would get it out early today to count for my 20 minutes of writing yesterday!  I have just returned from visiting Sarah, Gregorio and the kids.  Ray is up in Ojai with Liz,  and Rachael and…

The Agony and Ecstasy of the DMV

I have been to the DMV two days this week and, just in case you didn’t already know it, this is not a place to put on your “Must See” list of happy spots in our beloved Southern California. In fact, today, I sat among the huddled masses quietly waiting for the recorded voice to announce,…

Ojai Day

Sorry I have been out of touch. The truth is our grandbabies spent Monday night with us, which resulted in Nico and me turning in around 8 pm.  I didn’t even consider getting back up.  Then yesterday, Ray and I drove to Ojai to our orange grove.  I am not quite sure why I was…

Rose Bowl Flea Market Today in Pasadena

Ray and I got up in the wee hours of the morning today and headed over to the Rose Bowl flea market.  it was so early, in fact, that this post will be very short so I can go to bed very shortly. Much to our delight, daughter Liz brought Luna and Nico for a…

St. Thomas’s “Breakfast Club” Today

This morning, Ray and I were up early, heading to the St. Thomas Breakfast Club, which is our homeless breakfast program.  We knew that several of our regular volunteers wouldn’t be there today because of vacations, but we didn’t quite expect that only two people would be there at 6:15 am, Deacon Johnson and one…

Today

Today, I worked on eBay all morning and handled several business details that needed handling.  I also cooked up a batch of cornbread and blackeyed peas, which we had for lunch along with a stew that Rachael brought over.  This afternoon, I had students for almost 4 hours.  Tonight, I have edited one online student’s…

Daughter Sarah: Board Certified!

My sweet oldest daughter Sarah learned today that she passed her national boards, making her a Board Certified Family Physician.  That test, which was nine hours long, is the last hurdle for Sarah besides officially finishing her residency in September.  Right now she is half way through the last of the truly tough rotations. She is…

37th Wedding Anniversary

Today, Ray and I are celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful whirlwind those 37 years have been. This is my favorite photograph of us. We are visiting the gardens of Versailles. Our children are there along with two friends. We are united, in sync, happy, in motion. Gray clouds can not dampen our…

Reward for “One of Those Days”

Crazy day. A bunch of small details that needed attention. Had to have attention. One after the other, all day long. Back to back and some jumping in before another was finished. All required sitting at the computer or being on the phone or being on the phone while sitting at the computer. Yikes.  Good…

Today: A Busy One

Today has been full.  Ray and I are going full-speed ahead on eBay listings since we have so many new items from our latest estate that we are handling. We got up early and listed before church for a couple of hours, then we went to church where I served as subdeacon.  From there, I…