Select Page

…….so that means eating until you’re close to passing out… starting with the usual deli spread from Nate n’Al’s. This photo doesn’t begin to show you everything and I’m just weak looking at it!


While we wait for mom and Nikka to arrive Ronald works on getting Kita to sit. Don’t be fooled, this obedience didn’t last long.


It was Father’s Day and Charles enjoyed the celebration.


Thank you Vicki, Nikka & Emma!


Ronald is the family historian and he usually grills mom for details.


After dinner this is Ronald’s usual position. Didn’t I already mention the ‘passing out’ part?


Kita had had it by then too, especially as she had been cordoned off.


Time for a movie.  This one was deja vous all over again but possibly one of the best Tom Cruise movies. All I can say is I’m glad I didn’t see it in 3D.


Is it time to eat yet????? Dinner next day at Bar Verde in Nordstroms, my favorite haunt.


Hiro, the wonderful manager stopped by to say hello.  He still doesn’t have my plaque up.


A little food porn….Ahi Tuna….sooooo good!


And I LOVE this desert.  A fruit cobbler with ice cream…again, sooooooo good!


Well, I knew it was inevitable that we go to the Cheesecake Factory the next day.  Oh the thought of all this food is making my head swim. However, this was really good.  (For the table.)  Some sort of avocado roll. Ronald had already grabbed one.


I had the Tai Chicken Lettuce Wraps….sooooooo good!


Ronald had the Cubano and actually ate both halves of this sandwich!  I helped him out with the wonderful sweet potato fries!


Nikka had a Club sand. and mom a Cobb salad.


We look like semi-normal people don’t we?


But no….like piggies at the trough……it was inevitable….after all, it is ‘The CHEESECAKE Factory’ isn’t it???


I staggered out of there and went to ‘Doll Face’ which was such an amazing experience I’m going to do a separate blog about it! Thank you Kat for this amazing treat!!!


Class at the Huntington was the following day and Pam showed us a painting she had scroll mounted in China now that Agnes is no longer available.


And later this beauty was seen in the parking lot.  Any idea of the year???


Thursday evenings I take dinner to mom’s but this week couldn’t stay.  Lisa B. had invited me to a meeting of the ‘Book Publicists of Southern California’ at Sportsman’s Lodge.

Here’s beautiful Lisa, just back from adventures in France.


We met so many interesting authors.


During dinner we had a chance to talk to William Sewell.  A security expert and long time veteran of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Bill’s been all over the world and his mystery thriller is more real than not!


And his follow up book….


We learned a lot from the three speakers and especially John Phillips who’s on KABC from Noon to 3:00


Saturday’s class was so much fun with precious Ava, Armin’s daughter joining the group.  She left me a ‘keeper’ voice mail saying how she hoped I would accept her as a student even though she is only 12.  So delightful!

006 Kathy brought in some of her terrific oil paintings and we loved seeing them. Ava had a great time photographing Kathy’s fine work!

010 We painted Sunflowers, Lavender and Landscapes.  Busy day….here Colleen works on a Landscape.

025 Did you know that Diane Dennis’s husband Peter was the official voice of ‘Pooh’? We found this out just by chance when Sandie noticed my ‘Pooh’ book and Diane heard us. I am thrilled to know about these CD’s and have ordered a boxed set on

026 After class, Sandie Girl, Dr. Jim & I went to see ‘Jersey Boys’.  Don’t miss this one….the music is soooo great!

043 I guess I really don’t have to tell you we went to Bar Verde after the movie now do I?


Awesome Chef Lauren stopped by & we exchanged contact info.  I love her!

066  Let’s end this too long blog with a picture of the laziest dog in the world. Gosh Kita, can’t you even get up to play with that toy?


Pin It on Pinterest