Friday, October 31, 2008

Weekly Theme: BLUE I had to go for the Blue States!
This was taken on Oct. 30, it could look
different on November 4th.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Yes, it did happen!


I hit the BIG 6 0, that is turned 60 years old! But what a celebration we had! My girlfriend and her husband were also both turning 60, so we decided to have a party together! We got a banquet room at Market Street Steak House (where my son is a bartender) and had a buffet meal for several of our friends.

The room was decorated with “Maxine Cartoons” and birthday decorations. There were three lovely tables with wine for all, and we had access to a full bar.
We started out with an icebreaker game. Names of famous people from the “sixties” or turning 60, were taped on everyone's back. Each person then had to discover who they were, by asking yes or no questions. It was a riot! To top things off, after our delicious meal, we all put on our “Groucho Marx glasses” for some funny photos. We read our cards, and I must say...we have some very creative and funny friends!

My son, Chris and me

Patty an Claudia (birthday girls)

Gary the birthday guy!

thought for the day: "The one with the most birthdays...lives the longest!"

Friday, October 24, 2008


Yeah, I'm turning 60, and it is scary!
Yet, then again, I did make it this far!
And as they say: " 60 is the new 59!"
And "Woo Hoo, what a ride!"
Breast Cancer Tea

Last weekend, a friend asked me to take her place at her sorority table for the Breast Cancer Tea. I really wasn’t really sure what it was all turned out to be a wonderful group of different organizations getting together to receive donations for Breast Cancer.

There were about 30 groups involved and they all had fancy decorated tables. The centerpiece of each table was put up in a raffle. I bid on ten. But I didn’t win any...oh well, a good cause.

Besides the lovely tables, there were many lovely donations from boutiques to buy. Then, of course there was all the exquisite food.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Weekly Theme: Family

Photo Circa 1982
This is my family as I enjoy remembering us!
The kids were little and fun, I was young and
thin, and my husband was alive.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ninth Grade Friends’ 42nd Reunion


This year we met at Linda’s in Sebastopol, CA. I came from northern CA and Lynette came all the way from Jamaica. Of course, first thing we did was to break open the wine and have a toast to our long friendship. Then came the presents, as we all turn 60 this year.

Of course, there was plenty of delicious food, silly photos, sight seeing, shopping, game playing and many wonderful walks. On Saturday, another high school friend came from the Sacramento area, to share the day with us. Ann was a very fun addition and we all had a great time checking out the quaint town of Sebastopol.

The next day, the three of us headed to the coast...only about one hour drive, but oh, so windy! On our way, we passed the “Children’s Bell Tower” made to honor, 7 year old Nicholas Green. He died in Italy and had his organs donated to save the lives of seven people. The next stop was Bodega Bay for a lunch of fish and chips and a Long Board Beer. The sea gulls were also looking for lunch.

Later, we found Timber Cove Lodge a perfect place to stay. What a view and what a room -- hot tub & white terry robes fireplace, couch and dining table in our room. We did some hiking before dinner to enjoy the ocean. After dinner and a lovely sunset, came a hot tub with wine and then to sleep. The next day after breakfast, we drove farther up the coast. Again we took a hike. I searched for heart shaped rocks. We also spotted a sand castle and sand alligator.

Back in Sebastopol, we did more relaxing, cooking, eating, drinking of wine, chatting and game playing. We also took walks, on a previous trip we had seen the famous metal sculptures, this time we visited the mosaic murals at the local high school.

Great time and now we are contemplating our next reunion. Perhaps overseas!

a thought for the gals: “Laugh and the world laughs with you, SNORE and you sleep alone.”