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……I would have been in Japan this past week for the fall colors….

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……possibly having a breakfast such as Ralph just sent….

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….but since Trudy just returned with some goodies from there…. I had a taste of Japan right here!

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Oh well, the new fridge got installed……

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But not without the guys playing with Kita first…..Sort of a prerequisite for coming to the house.

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Meanwhile, I was off to the Music Center for a Founder’s Luncheon to welcome Rachel S. Moore, the new President and CEO.

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Foodie Alert:

Scarborough Farms Mixed Greens Salad, Shaved Vegatables, Shallot Sherry Vinaigrette.  Served with Baguette, Flat Bread and Grissinis

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Three Mustard Rubbed Free Range Chicken, Vichy Carrots, Fried Leeks, Creamy Gruyere Polenta  This was lovely but not as wonderful as Sandie’s Mustard Chicken!

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Vanilla Cheesecake, Seasonal Berries, Vanilla Chantilly, Fruit Chip This is not helping my diet one bit!

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Thomas O’Connell knows absolutely everyone in the city….perhaps in the universe…..

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This was a huge treat.  From the Music Center’s Spotlight Program, alumna Golda Berkman and Anna Schubert sang my all time favorite, the Lakme Flower Duet!  Heavenly!!!

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Got home in time to get a little work done….

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….Even some mounting…..

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Next day Laurie Pie and I were off to Changs Frames in El Monte.  We were laughing so hard most of the way trying to get the GPS or Siri to work…..

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I love this Landscape laurie painted…..

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Here’s the paintings I picked up for Nikka…..

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Can you believe I had to introduce Laurie to ‘The Habit’?  She declared it best burger!!!  Sooooo yummy or maybe that’s because we were both famished!

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Got home in time to change and meet Tomiko at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium to hear John Cleese (one of the Distinguished Speakers Series).

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Next evening at the Americana…Ba humbug!  It’s way too early for this Rick Caruso!  Good golly, let’s at least enjoy Thanksgiving first!  Oh well….….

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I picked up dinner for mom and Nikka at The Cheesecake Factory and discovered mom enjoying one of my YouTube video’s.  Soooo cute!

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Last Friday and time to go to ‘The Compound Production House’ for a 10:00 A.M. interview on ‘Dishing With Judith’!

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 Here’s Judith with technical wizard engineer  Tyler and Nikka taking a video of it all.  We hope to have it up on YouTube next week.

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Do these earphones make me look fat?

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Goofing off with Tyler…..


 Then it was off to Centinella for Kita’s food and another doggie bed.  This is about the seventh one and I got the most gynormous one they had.  Not that it matters as she seems to either chew or disdain them.

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 I introduced Nikka to Home Depot as we needed hanging implements for the artwork.  She’s getting used to my carrying on….I think…..

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 Anyway, she loves her paintings and that’s all that matters…..

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 I think the most precious thing ever was seeing how much Sandie Girl loved all the cards I’ve received from students showing their wonderful artwork!  I told her the story of getting the special Japanese hand thrown bowl just for them!

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 Oh that Nikka!  She did the most amazing work for Sandie……

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 Since Jim was out of town I was able to detain and deliver…a pizza!  Plus yummy ribs from Trader Joe’s!!! 

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 Sandie just missed seeing Amy who stopped by with this amazing creation.🌺  Nikka and I just sat and stared at it!!! 💗

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 Saturday I met the lovely Tina Marie at the Montage for brunch.  They have a delightful roof garden which I had not been to and it was the perfect spot for a delicious repast and nice long chat.

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 Is it possible to eat too much fruit?

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 I opted for the Fish Tacos.

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 Since it was actually ‘brunch’ Tina Marie had an omelet.

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 When I came home Nikka showed me how to use the Google Cardboard and we had more fun!  (And more food!!!)

IMG 6808Gosh it was a wonderful week after all and I wish you the same! 😄

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