Friday, December 31, 2010
I watched Fresh Horses probably 20 years ago and remember enjoying it so I put it on our Netflix list. Ted graciously watched it with me tonight. I enjoyed the movie, but I found most interesting is that Ben Stiller and Viggo Mortensen were both in the movie. I think it's neat to watch movies from my childhood and teen years and see big name actors before they became famous.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Monday, December 27, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Ted and I spent Christmas in Las Vegas again this year and we met Ted's cousin Ed and his fiancee Stacy there. All the casinos do a beautiful job of decorating their lobbies for the holiday season and we took advantage of the decorations in several of the casinos for holiday photo ops.
Picture #1: Beth and Ted in Monte Carlo.
Picture # 2: Ted, Ed, and Stacy in Bellagio.
Picture #3: Ed, Stacy, Beth, and Ted in Paris.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
On our way to Las Vegas this morning we saw quite a bit of snow on the mountain tops. Even though this is the most snow we will see this Christmas it was a nice taste.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
For about 20 years my coworker Terre has prepared bags of personal care items for clients of the Santa Barbara Transition House each holiday season. The bags contain socks and personal hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, etc. The items are purchased by Terre or are donated by different local companies. This afternoon several coworkers and I helped Terre stuff 18 bags for women and 9 bags for me. It was really neat to see the bags come together and know what a difference these items will make for the people who receive them. It definitely helps get me in the holiday spirit.
Pictures #1-2: Organizing the items to be included in the bags.
Pictures #3-4: Placing the items in each bag.
Picture #5: The finished product. Pictured left to right: Carlyn, Sharon, Francee, Chris, Terre, Joe, Lynda, Debi.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
This afternoon my company volunteered at the Santa Barbara Food Bank as part of our 2010 holiday giving project. I went with several coworkers to pack up boxes of food, separate frozen goods, and sort lettuce. I appreciate the opportunity to volunteer with my coworkers.
Picture #1: Debi, Carlyn, and Eric stacking boxes of non-perishable food items.
Picture #2: Debi, Sharon, and Carlyn sorting lettuce.
Picture #3: Donna, Debi, Eric, Francee, Sharon, and Carlyn.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
It's been a long time since I've been totally surprised. I can honestly say I was totally surprised yesterday when I received a call from my best friend Nicole who said she and her mother Darla were in Pismo Beach. This is unusual because Nicole lives in Hayward and her mother lives in North Carolina. Darla is visiting Nicole and her husband and Nicole decided to show her mom the beaches along Highway 1. When they arrived in Pismo Beach Nicole called me to let me know they were in our area. Fortunately Ted and I didn't have any plans for the afternoon or evening so we were able to get together with Nicole and Darla. After dinner they decided they didn't want to drive to Santa Barbara, which was their ultimate destination, so they stayed with us. It was wonderful catching up with Nicole and Darla.
Picture #1: Darla, Beth, Nicole.
Picture #2: Nicole, Beth, Darla.
Picture #3: Nicole and Beth.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Lompoc had a license check point this evening and the Police Department passed out these designated sober driving gift cards. Hopefully I won't ever have to use it but I do think it is a nice gesture since a major point of the check point is to catch drunk drivers. At least they are giving people alternatives for getting home if they feel they've had too much to drink.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Ted and did some holiday shopping this evening after work. Borders in Santa Barbara is going out of business and all of their merchandise is 40% off. I went in to Borders looking for a Justin Beiber CD (not for me) and I ended up purchasing two CDs and three books for me. I hate to see stores go out of business but I love a good deal.