Tuesday, January 8, 2013

My Favorite Books of 2012 ...

I read a lot last year.
You can do that when you take
a year vacation,
and don't have a job!

I read a lot of good books,
but below are my favorites
and the ones 
I would recommend
to others.

*Moon Over Manifest
*Year of Wonders
*Before I  Go To Sleep
*When You Reach Me
*The Wednesday Wars
*The Blue Castle
*Liar & Spy
*Still Alice
*The Violets of March
*The Shoemaker's Wife
*Lizzie Bright & the Buckminster Boy
*Okay for Now
*The Jew Store
*The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

I read a lot of young adult fiction.

If I can tell you to read one for sure,
it would be The Wednesday Wars.
So Good!

 And Wonder.
Everyone should read Wonder.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

I'm REALLY Hoping This Lives Up To My Expectations ...

Let's be honest,
I think it's pretty hard to go wrong with
such a  great combination.

Sutton Foster
the creators of "Gilmore Girls"
that guy from Ferris Bueller
Emily Gilmore
(i hope.)

Friday, June 8, 2012

What I've Been Up To ...

I've been having fun and loving the beautiful San Diego weather!

Enjoying the beautiful view from my parent's patio

It is the perfect place to read.
Enjoying Dad's yummy dinners and dining al fresco on the patio

 Working on genealogy and scanning old family photos.
Love this one of my mom as a baby with her parents,

 and this is my great-great grandmother with her sisters.

 I've been to a few Padre games.
LOVE that stadium.

I also loved Bernie.
I didn't realize how much I needed to see
Jack Black dressed as Harold Hill 
singing "76 Trombones".
My life feels more complete now.

I've been hanging with this crazy girl.

I taught myself to crochet,
after watching a lot of
weird you tube videos
made by old woman with cats,
and am almost finished making enough granny squares
for a blanket.
I need to find someone who can teach me how to 
put them all together.
Back to you tube ...

I'm working at the San Diego Temple once a week.
I love being there,
and enjoy the peace and the focus that it brings.

My cute sister,
who really loves her dogs,
saved Snuggles from a coyote.
She was being attacked in our backyard
in the wee small hours of the morning.
We had a serious puppy ICU for a few weeks.
I spent more time
in an animal hospital
than I ever imagined I would.
Let it be known,
that in times of crisis,
I can find compassion in my heart for animals.
She's better,
and I am back to enjoying a puppy free zone.
This is the view from my bedroom window.
I love to sit on my bed and read,
or watch Netflix
and enjoy listening to the
 wind blowing through the palm trees.
I think it is one of
my favorite sounds.

I have also spent a lot of time at the beach.
How could I not?!?!?
Hot sand,
cold diet coke,
and a good book
the PERFECT afternoon.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Yesterday A Dream Came True ...

I walked the streets of Stars Hollow!
I really did!

A few weeks ago my cute friend Cristina came to visit.
We drove to LA and took a
studio tour of Warner Brothers Studios.
We drove through Stars Hollow and my heart soared!

My little sis came home from college this past weekend,
so we decided to go.
Imagine my shock and surprise when this time
our guide let us walk around!
We were SO excited!

Our first glimpse of Stars Hollow!

Can you see Doosie's Market?

A glimpse of Stars Hollow High.
They were in the process of setting
up for a shoot for "Pretty Little Liars".

Em in Stars Hollow!

Luke's is at the end of the street.

The church.

This is where the gazebo usually sits.

Across the town square.
I looked for the troubadour,
but he must of had the day off.

Lorelai's garage

Mrs. Kim's house

The Kim's

Em going over to hang with Lane.

The Kim's staircase
(The same staircase used in the prom scene on Friends!)

Em at Lorelai's
Are Lorelai and Rory home?

Em found the gazebo!
(in a parking lot)

Babette's front porch


We also saw Mike Seaver's house.


Rory's study tree at Yale.

Luke's had an old truck in front of it!
But it wasn't green.

We also saw the Rammer Jammer from "Hart of Dixie".

And ...

Central Perk!

So fun!

Em and I really wanted to skip around Stars Hollow
singing "Crazy, Hazy, Lazy Days of Summer"
or blurting out witty banter,
but we couldn't find Kirk
or Miss Patty.

it was all too much for Em
and she ran away to join a
mariachi band.
She will be missed.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

If You Love The Cosby Show As Much As I Do ....

then you will appreciate this!

It made me giggle...
especially the opening.