Wednesday, January 27, 2010

About Houston

Carla and I have been out and about. Yesterday we took a four mile walk through the green belt of downtown Houston. Today we took a two mile walk after eating cheesecake for breakfast. Very indulgent. Then we went to the Craft Museum and checked out their two exhibitions on metalworks. We are having a grande ole time together.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010



Play time

Almost nap time.

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Sunday, January 24, 2010


Having a B-L-A-S-T with my babies in Texas.

-- Post From My iPhone

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Beanie Babies

Okay...really a couple of teenagers in beanies.

This is my nephew who wanted to make his own beanie. He did a great job on his first beanie. He was able to finish it before he went skiing in Mammoth. Now he has requests to make some for his friends. I see another beanie making session in the near future. While showing him the ropes on the beanie I cast on for an identical one for my other nephew. They both picked out the same yarn. So danged cute. I love them to death.

This is the photo he sent me from his mobile after his mom brought him home the beanie. I got a thumbs up!

Here are some picks from my birthday hike at Pt. Mugu.

This was the view from the top of the climb. I love how the ocean and sky merge together. You could see to infinity and beyond from the top. Amazing.

Me & my honey.

And the reward....

dinner at Malibu Seafood.

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Today is my birthday and it's been a wonderful day. Well, really an incredible week.

This morning we went to breakfast at our local joint, Cheebo. After breakfast we headed toward the beach. We stopped in Malibu and grabbed a coffee, then we drove out to Pt. Mugu and hiked just north of Sycamore Canyon. From the top of the mountain beautiful views of the ocean on one side and a green valley, that was home to the Chumash Indians, on the other. We put out the blanket, ate an apple, and laid back and watched the clouds roll by. It was quiet, the kind of quiet where you hear the gentle breeze move through the grass. Very peaceful.

After conquering the mountain we worked up a powerful hunger. The next stop was Malibu Seafood for some steamed shrimp and clams, fries and cole slaw. This place has great food. We ate outside and watched the shadows grow longer as the sun started its final descent for the day.

Today was really and truly a great day because I got to spend all day with my honey. It was a joy just to be wit each other. There are some many distractions in day to day life, but today we really had a chance to enjoy the simple things and reconnect.

The celebrating for my birthday really started last week when Carla was in town. We just had to start the celebrating early. Last year she was in Houston and it was too painful to be celebrating without her. Last Saturday, a group of good friends gathered at The Must Bar for drinks and eats. Man, you have got to try the Black Sangria. MmMm good. After that a smaller group took on the night and some karaoke. Really, people should get together and sing more often. The hit of the night...Aquarius. Yeah, when the moon is in the 7th house Aquarius. We sang until our voices and song selections ran out.

Then on Sunday, as I posted, the hubby made cinnamon rolls. Fresh cinnamon rolls are a little bit of heaven. Carla left on Tuesday. We got a little teary but know we will be hanging out in a matter of days.

Thursday night, the hubby took me out for my birthday dinner. It was a wine tasting dinner at Mozza featuring the wines from Mt Etna, Sicilia. The evening was fantastic with interesting people, great food and even better wine. The sommelier, Jeff Porter, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable, which made for a fun and enlightening evening. Grabbing a reservation at Mozza takes a bit of 5 weeks in advance on the calendar, but it is well worth the wait to taste anything from their Mozzarella Bar. Yes, they make their own cheese. Hello, calling now...right?!

As you have read, I have had an amazing week. 43 has started off with a bang and I feel so much joy and love in my heart for all those who are a part of my life and that includes you all here in this little corner of the bloglandia. Virtual Smooches and Hugs! It's been a very good day and I am radiating JOYJOYJOY. I hope you are feeling the LOVE right now.

The celebrating continues.... for tomorrow I am off to the Wiener Races.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Whooping it up!

These are the home made cinnamon rolls made by my hubby on Sunday morning. They were sooooo delicious. He whipped up some scrambled eggs with turkey bacon too. Good thing too, otherwise we would have woofed them all down in one sitting.

This has started off as a fantastic year. On Sunday, January 3rd, my knitter gal pals got together for our holiday celebration. The only person missing was Carla, who is now living in Houston. We gave her a jingle on the phone, all shouting about how much we miss her. Ellen crocheted us all fabulous shawls for Christmas. So while Ellen had us lined up to take our picture, Carla popped into the back yard shouting Happy New Year! Well, I couldn't even believe my eyes that I was seeing Carla in the flesh! She is so sneaking because the last time I talked to her she was going to the bowling alley...when she was really driving back to L.A. with our friend Lilia. She is so damned sneaky! It was the best surprise ever. We were squealing in delight that she made it to the party. We had a grand time on Mary Jo's brand new deck, soaking up the sunshine, with all in attendance. It was perfect.

Since Carla has arrived we have been going non-stop. Movies (it's complicated - hysterical), eating, drinking, knitting, a little T.V. watching (The Biggest Loser and Iron Chef), going to Trader Joe's, more eating, drinking, singing (karaoke), snacking, hiking, and all kinds of nonsense. She leaves tomorrow. Wahhhh! But I can't complain too much as I will be off to Texas the following week. Yes, I have to check in on Cookie and Kiss and check out that devil cat, also known as, Mira.

Bon temps roulez!

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year!

by Doxieone

Wishing you all the best and brightest in the New Year!