Thursday, July 30, 2009
Ted's dad is staying with us for a few weeks. He announced last night that while he is visiting he does not want to eat Korean food, he only wants to eat American food. Translation... fast food (e.g. Kentucky Fried Chicken, pizza, etc.). Therefore we had KFC tonight for dinner.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
A lady I work with loves Elmo. She has the T.M.X. Elmo that lays down and rolls around on the ground while laughing. I don't understand the appeal of Elmo, so she brought it in for me to see and it is pretty funny. I didn't get a picture of Elmo rolling around on the ground, but this is a picture of his carrying case.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Ted and I attended the 48th and 49th annual Lompoc Valley Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Shows today. There were so many beautiful and interesting dogs. Ted overheard one of the owners say to two other people as we were walking by, "I am a competitive woman and I have beautiful bitches." That pretty much sums up the vibe of the dog show. It reminded me so much of the movie, Best in Show. Fabulously hilarious and true to life movie.
Picture #1: Timbo and his owner standing in front of the award tent waiting to compete in the Bullmastiff category.
Picture #2: Bobo and his owner waiting to compete in the Bullmastiff category.
Picture #3: A Cocker Spaniel being groomed.
Picture #4: Picture of the Afghan Hound contest.
Picture #5: A Beagle. One of Ted's favorite breeds.
Picture #6: Picture of another breed contest (some type of Collie).
Friday, July 24, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I had the great fortune of visiting with Carolyn and Ilaria again after work today. When I arrived Ilaria was sleeping in her swing, but once Vince arrived home she was raring to go. The second picture is of Ilaria and Vince showing me her fancy foot moves.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I know this picture is a bit hard to see/read, so let me explain. When I received my July Bank of America (BOA) credit card statement I was dismayed to learn that my June payment had not been received and BOA had charged a $39.00 late fee. I immediately called BOA and was told they would not even consider reversing the fee until they received my June and July payments in full. I mailed the payment post haste, and called BOA this morning after confirming my payment was received. I found out there was an issue at one of BOA's payment processing centers, and all of the payments received June 14-29 were not processed. The rep confirmed my payment was sent to that processing center. The great news is the late fee and any interest will be reversed. I was so glad to hear that it was a glitch on BOA's end, and not me somehow forgetting to send payment. All's well that ends well.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
My company participates in the Santa Barbara United Way Fun in the Sun Lunch Bunch program each year. This was the first year I was able to participate and I had a great time. We went to Ellwood Elementary School and after eating lunch we played outside with the kids. The kids range in age from 6-13 and they have so much energy. Picture #1: Beth, Jennifer, Donna, Chris, Terre.
This evening Ted and I had dinner at Lilly's in Santa Barbara. They make delicious Carne Asada. So yummy.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
This afternoon Suzie, Quincy, and I went wine tasting in Santa Ynez. The weather was absolutely perfect for an afternoon touring wineries.
Picture #1: Suzie and Quincy at Sunstone Winery.
Picture #2: Suzie and Quincy at Kalyra Winery.
Pictures # 3-4: Two views of Sunstone Winery.
Picture #5: A view of the vineyards at Kalyra Winery.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Happy 4th of July everyone! Our friends, Vince, Carolyn, and their daughter Ilaria joined us this afternoon for a bar-b-que. They brought over Wii Fit and Ted and I tried it out. Some of the games are very addictive. Ted and I may have to get Wii Fit after all. We also celebrated Callie's 11th birthday today. Vince and Carolyn bought Callie some fun toys which she enjoyed playing with. After Callie's birthday festivities we drove to Pismo Beach for dinner and to watch fireworks.
Picture #1: Vince, Carolyn, and Ilaria.
Pictures #2-5: Callie enjoying her birthday treats.
Pictures #6-7: Dinner at Brad's in Pismo Beach.
Pictures #8-9: Fireworks in Pismo Beach.