Back-of-the-Closet-Door Planning

It is 12:01 am. Ray and I are back up in Ojai for the night. We have some work to do here tomorrow so we came on up this evening. We have been talking for a couple of hours, discussing plans of what we want to do in the future, how we want to tackle…

With My Grandkids Today

I was on grandmother duty this afternoon and evening. Sarah asked if I could come and help with the grandkids because Gregorio is out of town for work. Here are a few shots i captured. Now the house is quiet and I too am ready for bed. 9:30 seems like the perfect time to curl…

Happy Birthday to Daughter Rachael and Son-in-Law Ron!

Just returned from Sarah and Gregorio’s where we celebrated Rachael and Ron’s April birthdays. We had papusas, salad, beans and rice. Plus homemade chocolate cake and homemade ice cream. We also laughed and laughed. Best time I’ve had in a while. Here are a few photos. I love these two! They are two bright spots…

Writing Prompt: Things I Regret

I wrote this list today in a writing group sponsored by Story Circle Network. This will be short but sweet tonight since it’s almost 9 and I started this morning at 8 am. Perhaps, I need to add to my list of regrets: sitting too much and not walking more. Yes, that definitely makes the…

Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe with Delectable Butter Cream Frosting

A week or so ago, I wrote about a honey-sweetened butter cream frosting I was especially proud of, particularly when paired with a delicious chocolate cake. Anyway, here is the recipe just in case you have a hankering for something especially tasty. This is from Rose Levy Beranbaum’s The Cake Bible, a book I would…

Nothing Like a Little Spring Cleaning

We’re back in LA after two days in Ojai doing some serious spring cleaning. A good feeling. I spent part of yesterday cleaning the windows on the Airstream, inside and out, vacuuming under the sink and in all the little hard-to-reach places that are easy to avoid in a quick clean. I dusted, swept, mopped…

Closing of the ArcLight in Hollywood

Today the very sad news was released that the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood has closed permanently. This seems completely inconceivable since it is a huge theater complex with the iconic Cinerama Dome as its crown jewel. It is also unbelievable since the ArcLight has been the go-to place for entertainment for Ray and me and…

A Ramble This Evening

I am sitting up in Ojai. We drove up today so we can work up here tomorrow and a half-day Tuesday. It’s 8:40 pm and slightly chilly. I’ve got a blanket draped over my lap and am wearing my jacket to stay warm. It’s not cold enough to turn on the heat. Just a bit…

An Evening Watching PBS’s “Atlantic Crossing”

It’s 7:05 pm and I’ve been working this afternoon. I am ready to crawl in bed and watch the rest of Atlantic Crossing, a PBS Masterpiece series about Frankin D. Roosevelt’s friendship with the Crown Princess of Norway and how that relationship influenced his decisions related to World War II. It is based on true…