Monday, July 20, 2009


Top Row - Left to Right
Kathi Denning (Baladad), Christine Daniele, Cathy Verette (Fesinmeyer), Sue Radiotes (Sanz), Susan Votaw (6th grade teacher), Jackie Hastings (Hanson)
Middle Row - Left to Right
Darlene Dinius (Solem), Elaine Lew (8th Grade teacher), Genise Valcazar (Nisa Monterrey), Patti Spinetti (Pacini), Valerie Blasi (Hansen)
Bottom Row - Left to Right
Gary Aguiar, Peter J Martin, Rick Pacheco

Thursday, July 16, 2009

George taking an early morning bath and lounging

George decided to take a bath this morning and lounge. He lasted outside for 15 minutes, as even at 9:15 in the morning, it is already hot in the sun. Another 100 plus for us today, so back into the A/C and sound asleep.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

George and our Neighbors Playful Cat

Beyond the fact that our neighbors cat likes to peek through this hole in our fence, she likes to try and play with George by putting her foot through the hole in our fence. It is funny to watch when George and her are at the fence together and hit at each other. Free entertainment at its best.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pets do take over

Did you ever bring home something new and your pet takes it over? George has claimed my new Butterfly Chair, that we set up on Sunday, July 5, 2009, to try out and then pack away for future use. I have not had the heart to close it up and pack it away, but tonight will do so.

Street Vendors play "924 Gilman"

4th of July, 2009, my son (Erik) played Tenor Saxophone, with the Ska Band he is in "Street Vendors" at "924 Gilman" in Berkeley.
So proud of him and what he has accomplished.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Something from My Past - Pussy Willows

On Sunday, July 5, 2009, we ventured to our large Sunday Farmers Market in Sacramento. Everyone In Sacramento must have been there and the same with vendors. I came across a table with what was familiar to me from my youth. What used to sit in a dry vase in our family home was lying in bunches on a table for sale, Pussy Willows. They were beautiful. I picked up a bunch, paid for them, and brought them home to enjoy. It is nice to have such fond memories, sitting in a vase on my mantel.

A Sign of the Times

My Husband and I went to one of the Malls that we have not been to in some time. We were shocked at the few cars that were in the parking lot. It used to be hard to find a parking place. We took the elevator upstairs and it was empty. We went to another level and found very few people and only some stores open. What an awakening to the sign of our economic times. We will know that our economy has bounced back when this Mall also bounces back.

Thursday, July 2, 2009