The occasion of my brother’s 80th birthday brought lots of family to Llenroc for the celebration. Joining Bob was Ellie Solomon, Pete Sydow, David Hataway, Chris and Pete Roberts, Evie and Barry Zeidman, Janette Mortimer, Marg and Wally Wing, Francie Goodrich, and, of course Colleen and me. The main celebration took place at the Sequim […]
Our friend Carolynne has decided to purchase a Long Arm quilting machine and go into business for herself. She has been doing Long Arm quilting for several years and there seems to be more than enough customers to support her. She will still be working out of the spaces of Cosmic Quilting in Laguna Hills, […]
It was frightening to learn that if you use consumer credit you may be one of over 145 million people who have had vital identity information stolen. Consumer Reports has a good article that has lots of details, but it boils down to the fact that the following sensitive information may have been compromised:
– credit card numbers,
– banking account information,
– social secutity numbers,
– drivers license numbers,
– phone numbers,
It was only 4mm! I had my first Kidney Stone last week. Was just sitting down after dinner and felt a pain in my side that kept getting worse and worse. “What side is my appendix on?” Nope, that can’t be it. I told Colleen that on a scale of 1 to 10, the pain […]
These slices of bread don’t work well for sandwiches: But they make good bunnies:
Because Father’s Day is in June, and my birthday is on 6/4, I thought that it might be less stressful if we celebrated both of them on one day. However, due to conflicting schedules and prior commitments, that didn’t happen and this was truly my month!
Energy efficient, easy to operate and noise deadening as well.
We have loads of blossoms on the Meyer Lemon bush, one small tomato plant, and some wrens have built a nest in the bag of charcoal under the barbecue. Life couldn’t get any better.
About 12 years ago, Colleen got me a wooden model kit of the Flying Cloud Clipper ship. It has remained under my dresser, untouched, until last month when I decided it was time to slap it together and display it proudly on the mantle. Now I’ve assembled full-sized cars and motorcycles from bags of parts […]
If you only want an 8 oz. cup of coffee, the convenience is there, but I use a 12oz. travel mug and no matter which brand of pre-filled k-cups we try, it’s really bad. So I tried using one of those refillable cups and packed in as much French Roast as I could and it […]
What better way to welcome in what should have been a epic storm than the top floor of a hotel sitting right on the beach. We got there several hours before it was due to hit, grabbed a glass of wine and went out to the balcony. The Doppler radar app on our iPhones gave […]
I made this for my mom many years ago as she had a great love and fascination for hummingbirds. When my sister Francie was going through her things after she passed, she sent it to me. Colleen and I put it out on the patio where we could see it, but the recent rain storms […]
Five days of the week we go without. On Saturday and Sunday, we get to have a morning meal. It’s even better when my son John comes down because we do bacon, sausage, eggs, etc. John’s not here this weekend so I’m going for pancakes.
Have to get Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving
Stayed at courtyard by Marriott, breakfast at Madonna Inn and then off to the Madonna Expo Center for the Remnants of the Past antique show with a book signing by Susan Branch.
Brandi came for a little visit, so we went to Mountain Mikes for Pizza. So did the cell phones…
A particularly busy yet fun time of the year when everything old can become new again.
When it gets to be over 100 degrees in Southern California, a trip to Sequim is just what you need. We travelled up through the Central Valley before noon and thought that Redding would provide a little relief from the heat, only to find it 109 degrees! Next morning, a 12 hour drive found us […]