Count Down to Bali!

So, on Sunday I leave for an incredible adventure to Bali.  I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about this trip!  And as an added bonus I was able to visit my daughter in San Antonio and now I’m with my daughter in southern CA.  Talk about lucky!

I flew in to San Diego and my daughter took me to the ocean (isn’t that wonderful?)!  So while I enjoyed the ocean:

And everyone else blew bubbles!

What fun we had!  And now we are in El Centro, CA which isn’t nearly as pleasant.  At noon the temp is 98 on its way to our high of 105, humidity is 46%.

Music

So, a couple of weeks ago I went to visit my eldest daughter in Georgia.  And then, leaving son-in-law and grandson home, we went to a OneRepulic concert.  I am delighted to say that they sound just as good (perhaps even better?) live than their recordings.  But wow!  Has concert etiquette changed since the last time time I attended a concert (which was apparently in the Dark Ages of the 90s when this same daughter and I went to see Pink Floyd).  Why, oh why, would you go to a concert only to arrive drunk?  Why is smoking OK – and even if it is OK why is it acceptable to flick your cigarette butt off into the crowd?  And what is with standing through the entire thing?  I think that will probably be the last live concert I attend.

Anyway, the music was great.

California Update

Life is truly amazing and I am enjoying the heck out of this little vacation.

Sunday was Ms. S’s birthday, and we had such fun celebrating her birth.  Her hubby made her breakfast in bed (isn’t he the greatest) – pancakes topped with delicious fresh strawberries!  We went to the restaurant of her choice for supper and came home and ate home-made red velvet cake (delicious doesn’t even begin to describe that cake).

We talked, watched a movie with the kids and just spent the day celebrating life!

Today we leave for San Diego where she will attend a 2-day conference.  We are planning to get food to go (not fast food tho) and going to the beach to enjoy it and watch the sun set.

Life is so good right now and I feel bathed in love.

On a sad note, one of my very, very good friends is saying a final farewell to her Mom.  Her Mom passed away just before Christmas and today is the memorial.  If you are reading this, please send out prayers, love and strength to all who are needing special help today.

Greetings from Sunny California

Well, here I am back in beautiful, sunny Southern California!  At home today the high is supposed to be 55 and here it’s going to be 80.  Sunny skies as well.  Just about perfect!

I’m visiting my middle daughter and we’re having fun.  Last Sunday was my birthday, this coming one is hers so it’s fun to get together to celebrate.  Tomorrow we leave for Ontario, CA.  Steph and I will be spending Friday enjoying “The Road To California” – a quilter’s convention/show.  We are only going to spend 1 day there but I’m sure we will enjoy the heck out of it.  That night we are going to meet long-time friends for a catch up dinner.

Life doesn’t get much better!  Peace and love to you all!

Christmas Eve

Happy 24 December to everyone on this side of the International Date line – and Happy Christmas to all who are on the other side!

We celebrated our Christmas on 21 December when I was lucky enough to have all my daughters, their partners, grandkids and my parents here.  12 for Christmas Dinner – it was magnificent!  The eldest two and their families left on Sunday, so my youngest and her boyfriend are the only ones left.

Our Christmas Day was stormy but a nice warm 75.  Today it’s overcast and 29!  The weather is in a state of flux.  I’m the only one up and I’m enjoying the peace and quiet for a bit.  I will enjoy the company of my daughter when she wakes up.

Breakfast this morning is fresh raspberries and cappuccino.  Yum!

Sending you all hugs and warm wishes.  Enjoy your day, no matter what you do with it.