Saturday, May 31, 2008


Surprisingly for a small town, Lompoc has three great Thai restaurants. Ted and I ate at this one tonight and dinner was so yummy.

Friday, May 30, 2008


This is the book I am currently reading. The book is well written but the subject matter is very sad.

Thursday, May 29, 2008


I attended Goleta's first annual state of the city address today.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pink Martini

My friend Kitty introduced me to the group Pink Martini. They play an eclectic and interesting mix of music. Their albums are really fun to listen to. You can learn more about them via their website:

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

i madonnari

The i madonnari Italian street painting festival was last weekend in Santa Barbara. I went during lunch today to see the chalk drawings. Unfortunately due to operator error the pictures turned out very blurry. I hope you can see how wonderful they are regardless of the poor picture quality. The first three images are from i madonnari 2008. The last three images are from i madonnari 2007; the 2007 picture quality is much better. To learn more about i madonnari click here:

Monday, May 26, 2008


This is the book I am currently reading. I got a lot of reading done over the holiday weekend.

I had a hard time figuring out today's POD, so my husband, Ted, offered to help. This is one of the pictures he took.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Pismo Beach

Ted and I spent the afternoon at Pismo Beach. It was a bit chilly, but it was beautiful.

We ate lunch at Mo's bar-b-que. We thought the order numbers were cute. The food was delicious.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Bowling Alley

It is sad to see the bowling alley in Lompoc is closed. It was featured in the movie, "Sideways."

Friday, May 23, 2008

Paseo Nuevo

Ted and I kicked off the long weekend with shopping at Paseo Nuevo and dinner at Palazzio.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Sweet Machine

My friend Peggy gave me the sweet machine for Christmas last year. It actually works and you can pick up candy with the mechanical claw.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Happy Birthday Celia

Today is Celia's birthday so we took her out to lunch at the Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch. Pictured are Celia, Sue, Beth, Melanie, and Debra.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


Spring has sprung in California.

Monday, May 19, 2008


Ted and I ate at Jack In The Box last Saturday. Ted received antenna Jack for donating $1 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Artesia School

I've always liked this building. It reminds me I live in a small town.

Saturday, May 17, 2008


Callie has the right idea on a Saturday afternoon.

Friday, May 16, 2008


Dinner tonight was so yummy.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Presidents And the World

I purchased these place mats last Christmas as stocking stuffers. The president place mat is Ted's and the world place mat is mine. They not only protect our dining room table they are educational as well.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


This is the book I am currently reading.

*Once again, I have not yet learned how to rotate images so this one will remain sideways for now.


I stayed with my friends Carolyn and Vince last night and could not resist taking pictures of their charming cat, Mu. I think this one captures his curious nature.

Note: This picture was taken on May 13th, however I did not get a chance to post it until today.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Homeward Bound

Homeward bound
I wish I was
Homeward bound
Home where my thought’s escaping
Home where my music’s playing
Home where my love lies waiting
Silently for me

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day

I did not take this picture today, but in honor of Mother's Day I wanted to share a picture of my mom and me. This picture was taken in September 2004.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lazy Saturday

This one word sums up my entire day.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Date night

Friday night is date night for Ted and me. Tonight we are watching this movie.

*I have not figured out how to rotate pictures yet so this one will have to remain sideways for now.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


In-N-Out is one of my favorite places to eat. I had lunch here today. So tasty.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

School Book

I am taking a recruiting class through UCSB's extension office. I had class tonight but couldn't hang until 9:00 pm so I left early.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Another View Of My Office

I am an alum of UNC-Chapel Hill. The poster in my office is a graduation gift from my best friend, Nicole.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Ted & Beth

The thing about this caricature drawing is it looks nothing like Ted or me. We think it is hilarious and so it hangs in our downstair's hallway.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Gas Prices

The least expensive gas prices in town.

The most expensive gas prices in town.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


One of my favorite past times is reading. I love our local library. It's not big but it has a great selection for a small town library.

Friday, May 2, 2008


Callie is our precious cat. We love her even though she leaves cat hair wherever she goes.

Thursday, May 1, 2008