Friday, December 29, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Lost in thought....
Wondering where her French fries are...

Thursday, December 28, 2017

For Sale

This is the Desert Tower, a roadside attraction since the 1920s. It has an amazing view (it is up high overlooking the desert floor) and some ultra-cool rock carvings. It is also currently for sale, for the cool price of $1.25 million.

Hmmm...sort of tempting--quite a lifestyle change!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017


How weird is this--it looks like a painting but it's a photo of the sand dunes in Algodones (between San Diego and Yuma, Arizona). Crazy!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Peanut blossom cookies (my niece thought the melted Hershey's kisses looked like the poop emoji, LOL!).

Monday, December 25, 2017

Happy Christmas

Tallulah Mae, her little snowman friend, and I wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas.  Cheers!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

 Road trip! Tallulah Mae has a new blanket-pad-bed-hammock play fort in the back seat!
"Are we there yet?"

Thursday, December 21, 2017


(This is actually some serious engineering along the side of a bridge being retrofitted...)

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Fröhliche Weihnachten

We went to a Christmas service totally in German at St. Luke's Lutheran church (neither one of is the least bit religious, but we do enjoy services at Christmastime). There were high school students reading lessons...some of them have got the hang of the German language MUCH more than others (poor kids).

Festive and fun! Quite a tree they had...

Monday, December 18, 2017


Hello, little friend...

Friday, December 15, 2017

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

I Wonder What Happened in the Hallway

 One of the pleasures of estate sales--besides the STUFF--is getting to see inside old houses. I love this figurative wallpaper, which was upstairs in a hallway...


At first I thought that was a damp/water stain, but when you look at it you can see that there is a splash pattern at the top. I choose to believe it was a large pot of tea that got spilled. Yes, tea, that's what it is...

Monday, December 11, 2017


Some Christmas gift making is happening up in here (so late!)...

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tallulah-Palooza Friday

What? Do I have something on my face?

Thursday, December 7, 2017


 Anyone who knows me knows that I LOVE old movies--I will watch any 1930s or 1940s movie (except for Westerns, yuck). And Rosalind Russell is one of my faves. This is from Man-Proof (1938), which also starred Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, and Walter Pidgeon.

But I have to ask: WHAT is with this wedding outfit?! Seriously...did any normal person EVER wear such a get-up in real life?
She looks like an alien nun! And I'm not the only one who thinks this is totally over the top...this blog post agrees!

Poor Roz...

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Red Velvet

Amazing velvety and lush. (Ooh, now I want some red velvet cake!)

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

The Best

 Is there much better than bread pudding? Not in my book (or mouth)! This was the happy byproduct of Thanksgiving dressing--both of them made by B., I might add...
Oh, and look--a heart!

Monday, December 4, 2017


 Supermoon! Maybe in January--when there are two more supermoons--we'll drive out to the desert to see it come up over the horizon. It's lovely, no matter what!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Thursday, November 30, 2017


 Christmas has exploded on my kitchen table.
Santa knows (wink wink nudge nudge).

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Pink Perfection

Perfection! This is a double camellia (and not from my garden).

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Then. Now.


What will tomorrow bring, I wonder?

Monday, November 27, 2017

Blue Friday

 No Black Friday nonsense for us--we visited the Cabrillo National Monument...

 ...visited a wonderful bookstore (owned by friends), La Playa Books (San Diego peeps, you really must go!)...
...and had tea at Bread and Cie, all in the company of our friend who came to share Thanksgiving with us.