Wednesday, September 30, 2009


My boss went to a luncheon yesterday and got all kinds of treats. She knows how much I love bubble gum so she snagged me some Bazooka gum.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Composition Notebooks

This quarter I have to keep a journal for my class. The instructor asked us to purchase two spiral bound notebooks to keep our journals. I definitely felt the back-to-school spirit when purchasing these notebooks.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Singing For The Unity Shoppe

My company is a sponsor of the Santa Barbara Unity Shoppe's Holiday Drive. Today we recorded their annual holiday song which airs during the Unity Shoppe telethon. We sand the song, "It's Christmas Once Again in Santa Barbara" written for this occasion by Grammy award winning songwriter Barry DeVorzon.

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I found this crack on the back of my trunk this afternoon. It was a very unpleasant surprise. Hopefully it won't cost too much to repair.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hamlet 2

Ted and I watched Hamlet 2 this evening. It is a very silly and funny movie.

Friday, September 25, 2009

These Boots Are Made For Walking

My new cowboy boots arrived today in the mail. I feel I can never have too many pairs of cowboy boots. My husband Ted does not agree.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Update For My Eyes

I had my annual eye check-up today. Fortunately everything looks good and I purchased a year's supply of contacts that has a $100 rebate. Who hoo.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Past Due Book

Unfortunately the last set of books I checked out from the library are due tomorrow. I was in the middle of reading one of the books, but I wasn't able to renew online because someone else was waiting to check it out. The good news... I was able to check out new books.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fresco Cafe North

Ted and I ate at Fresco Cafe North this evening. It was so yummy. I even have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Yea!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Callie And Friends

We found Callie taking a nap with her friends this afternoon.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Los Padres National Forest

After getting my hair cut this afternoon I met Ted at Chumash Casino for dinner. I drove through Los Padres National Forest and it was a beautiful day so I stopped and snapped a few pictures.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Broke Down

Our trusty Mustang broke on the way home this evening. Fortunately we were less than 1 mile away from our house when it died. Another great thing is that we have AAA. They sent a tow truck quickly and we were able to get on with our evening. We are taking it to the doctor tomorrow to see if they can make it feel better.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Ilaria Is Hooked

Ted and I met Vince, Carolyn, and Ilaria for dinner at Outback this evening. We haven't seen them in a few weeks and we were amazed at how quickly Ilaria is growing. She is quite the little lady.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Perfect Push-ups

I recently bought Perfect Push-up and my husband laughed at me when it arrived in the mail yesterday. I say he can laugh all he wants, but I will have the last laugh when Perfect Push-up helps me develop toned arms.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

San Francisco

My coworker Dan went to San Francisco last week and he brought me this fun pen.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Yummy September Birthday Cake

The birthday cake served today in my office for employees with birthdays in September was particularly delicious.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Callie's New Resting Spot

Callie has discovered a new place to rest... the laundry basket. Fortunately we aren't currently using it so Callie can use it to her heart's content.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Snapping It Old School

I recently uncovered my Canon EOS Rebel-G camera. It's been years since I've used it, but I love looking at printed pictures so I am going to put it into my camera rotation. I'm sure I'll still take mostly digital pictures but I am excited about using a manual camera again.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Two Times The Fun

I caught Callie in an unflattering pose this evening which makes her look twice as wide as she really is. She still looks adorable so of course I had to snap a picture.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

More Books

I read Ragtime a few years ago but it is a wonderful story and I look forward to reading it again. All of the other books are first time reads for me.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bear From Denali

My friend Kitty just got back from Alaska and she brought me this piggy bank bear. Unfortunately the pictures don't do him justice; he really is a cutie.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Last Day Of Class Celebration

Tonight was the last night of our Organizational Behavior class. After class our instructor, Kathy, treated us all to a beer at Hollister Brewing Company. Pictured left to right: Linda, Allison, Linda, Perla, Beth, Kathryn, Kathy, Rosanna, Susan.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Tia Before And After

Tia is Carol and Adam's dog. I got great shots of her before her jump and during her jump. She is a very sweet dog.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Afternoon At The Races

We went to the horse races at Del Mar today. I have never been to the racetrack so this was a brand new experience for me. Although I never got the hang of betting this was a fun way to spend the afternoon.
Picture #1: Carol, Adam, and Ted.
Picture #2: Beth and Ted.
Picture #3: Ted placing a bet.
Picture #4: Beth and Ted.
Pictures #5-7: Different views of the horses and the racetrack.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Today was very hot and humid in southern California. After breakfast Carol and Adam took us on a walking tour of their neighborhood and community. Even though it was only 9:00 in the morning it was already so hot that by the time we got back to their house we were pretty much done for the day. We ended up spending the rest of the day relaxing at their house. We did venture out for sushi for dinner.
Picture #1: Ted, Carol, Adam, and Tia in the town square.
Picture #2: Adam and Carol at Umai sushi restaurant.
Picture #3: Beth and Ted at Umai sushi restaurant.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Amtrak Surprises

Ted and I were so excited about taking the train to visit Carol and Adam for the long Labor Day weekend. Unfortunately, not 10 minutes into the trip, someone decided to commit suicide by running in front of the train. Our train was delayed two hours as the Santa Barbara police conducted their investigation. That was not the best way to start off our trip, but after we were able to continue on the trip was enjoyable and the scenery beautiful.
Picture #1: We started our trip in Goleta.
Picture #2: Ted relaxing on the train.
Picture #3: The Santa Barbara police investigating the scene.
Pictures #4-6: Views of the Pacific Ocean from the train.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pink Bike

This bike belongs to one of the ladies on the housekeeping staff in my office. I like the fact that it is pink.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Our neighbors Kathy and Winnie keep us stocked with fresh vegetables. This is the latest bunch they brought over- tomatoes, zucchini, and green pepper.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Earth And PS3

My very thoughtful husband bought me the movie Earth today at Costco. I've wanted to see this movie since it came out in the theaters last April and now I'll get to see it on Blu-ray, which brings me to Ted's second purchase today... a PS3. Ted has wanted PS3 for many months and he finally bought one today. He will get to play games and we can both watch movies on Blu-ray. Fun for both of us.