Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Had a GREAT dinner with good friends over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Thanks Bobby & Shawn for your great hospitality! The avocado chocolate tart was a fave!!! Oh and I can't forget the cashew and date fruit dip... ooooh aahhhhh...

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Blog Lives on....

This is a shot from our new backyard. The clouds that night parted just enough for a nice sunset! Our first few days here were cloudy and even rainy (which is ok, we need it). Since then, it's been nice and sunny again, just like California SHOULD be!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Beginning of something new...

This is not how I planned for the Project to end, but two weeks ago, our dear Chocolate Lab Louis needed to have an emergency splenectomy. We very nearly lost him, but after much great care from some very devoted Doctors, Technicians, and family, he is recovering well. He may yet need chemotherapy, but for now, he's doing well.

This, on top of the fact that my husband and I are moving the family to a new house right now, just got to be too much to keep the blog going every day.

So for now, that's the end though I may keep it up on a weekly and occasional basis. It's been an amazing year, so full of lessons, and changes... and it just keeps expanding.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

351/365 First Sale!

Sold the first (of many I hope) of my handmade hats from recycled t-shirts!

350/365 Down to the wire...

I'll be happy when the daily blog is done. Obviously I've gotten to be a slacker about posting every day, even though I do take the pics each day... it's been a challenge lately especially, so much life busy-ness going on.

349/365 Finally!

Ernie's got his tunes.

348/365 New blog...

For Ernie's Adventures...

347/365 Memories...

A box of Brian's high school pics... so fun to look at. He's just as handsome... probably more so.

346/365 Radio set up...

Brian and Jonathan figuring out how to put in the speakers... and all the other pieces/parts all over the floor... this may take longer than anticipated...

345/365 Morning Coffee with friends...

Met up with Eva and Shanti this morning. Shanti is so cute and full of personality now!

344/365 Misty Morning...

About a half hour after this shot, the entire riverbed was so full of fog, we couldn't see past our fence. It comes in fast!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

339/365 Eye of the storm

338/365 Entering the Ventura County Hall of Justice...

Still on jury duty....

337/365 ooooh ahhh

I never get tired of my backyard view...

336/365 Windy Day

335/365 Doing my civic duty...

Jury Duty...

334/365 New Camera Bag...

I've out grown my old other one, and this one's a bit big, but now I've got room to grow. This will also hold my laptop, so much easier for travel! It will also serve to hold my reflector when I don't have the laptop, and it'll be great for day trip hiking. Can attach the tripod... very excited!

333/365 Rose Valley

Took a quick visit to Rose Valley... need to spend some more time here. So gorgeous!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

331/365 Focus

Success demands singleness of purpose.
~Vincent Lombardi

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

330/365 Where the Sidewalk Ends

Where the Sidewalk Ends

There is a place where the sidewalk ends
And before the street begins,
And there the grass grows soft and white,
And there the sun burns crimson bright,
And there the moon-bird rests from his flight
To cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black
And the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow
We shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And watch where the chalk-white arrows go
To the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow,
And we'll go where the chalk-white arrows go,
For the children, they mark, and the children, they know
The place where the sidewalk ends.

Shel Silverstein

329/365 Downtown art...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

328/365 The Champion...

Brian won his first tennis tourny this weekend!

327/365 Flight

There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. ~Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

326/365 Iris

325/365 The Better It Gets, The Better It Gets

This is a day for savoring. Savor the golden moments today. They are there if you ask for them and are willing to see them. Take your time as much as possible. Make a conscious effort to be a gracious receiver of the gifts of God by enjoying all that has been given. Look around your world and focus on the things that stimulate appreciation and joy in you.

The more that you become an awakened appreciator, savoring the good that is given, the more the good will flood every aspect of your being and your life. This is only the beginning.

~Jacob Glass The Crabby Angels Chronicles

324/365 Get in the Zone...

"The Miracle Zone"... The place where thinking, reasoning, and trying to figure things out simply does not work. Here's the prescription:
  • Less asking for, more allowing
  • Less wanting, more appreciating
  • Less fixing what's wrong, more savoring what's right
  • Less intending, more accepting
~Jacob Glass "The Crabby Angels Chronicles"

323/365 Shadow Play...

322/365 Another every day scene...

This is the view from the parking garage by my school... Palm trees still fascinate this Michigan girl!

321/365 Everyday highway scene

This is part of the 101 that we drive all the time... Pacific on the right, mountains on the left... right now the mountains are blooming brilliant yellow with wild mustard. Gorgeous!

320/365 Another Creation...

Monday, April 5, 2010

319/365 Happy Easter/Christos Anesti

We celebrate it Greek style around here... lots of great food, nice time with family and friends.

The day started out with a little excitement, and Brian helped capture it! We've had several animal visitors in this house... several birds have come into the house via our back lanai. And today a Grackle decided to pay a visit. He was pretty shaken up and had to take about ten minutes on the back deck before he finally flew away. Glad he didn't hurt himself! Birds freak Brian out, but I can usually just walk in and pick them up and set them straight.

318/365 Easter weekend...

This is Brian and his cousin Tommy at the Saturday barbecue at Beege's. Tommy came up from L.A. for Easter.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sunday, March 28, 2010

312/365 Last Day of my Spring Break...

Ending with a great day here... beautiful wether, catching up with Renee, and hooping at the drum circle in Libbey Park.

311/365 Cozy Dell...

Dwarfed by these yellow flowers blooming on the top of the first saddle... I believe they are Indian Mustard...

Friday dinner with Eileen!

Fast becoming a new tradition. Can't wait until we live CLOSER!

310/365 Visit to LA LA Land...

Went with Debbie to see a taping of Let's Make a Deal! Didn't get picked for the show, maybe NEXT time!

309/365 The OTHER book you should be reading...

308/365 The remains of the b-day...