A First for the First Dinner of the Decade

 When Nick rang to wish Tatjana a Happy New Year, he let it slip that Tatjana is actually a really good cook. I have no doubt this is a skill she was hiding from me deliberately because she loves for me to make all her old… Keep Reading »

Happy New Year!

It is a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, and I’m certainly in a party mood this year! I’ll be running some oldies but goodies while I take a break to relax and enjoy the rest of the holiday season, then see you back here… Keep Reading »

Highlights of 2013

The year could not have begun on a better note – Tatjana came home and I finally got to meet the boyfriend. Poor Aaron hardly knew what hit him when he was immediately whisked away to Newport Beach to meet the grandparents too. Living directly… Keep Reading »

My Top Ten Posts of 2012 Countdown

I’ve been tweeting and posting this countdown of my top ten favorite posts of 2012 for the past couple weeks, but I thought you might like to read them all in one place while you recover from your New Years Eve bashes…
10). Oh, Am I… Keep Reading »

Please Sir, I’d Like S’more

Shock horror! Yes, I am starting the new year off with a slightly less than healthy eating example since my poor deprived daughter never had a S’more experience growing up. There was a bonfire on the beach almost

Tatjana never had a S’more as a child
every… Keep Reading »

A “Lucky” New Year, New Experiences & Fun

They say the trick to keeping a young mind is to try new things, so that we did during our stay in Newport Beach. BTW, new goal to go with my resolutions – must own a home on the beach one day. Daisy and I love,… Keep Reading »

What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

I can remember precisely the time and date of my last cigarette. It was 11:39PM on December 31st, 1999. My New Year’s resolution to quit after 27 years of heavy smoking, and I haven’t had a single one this century.
New Year’s resolutions
Two years before that… Keep Reading »

A Sneak Peak at What’s Up for 2011

While my website gets a major overhaul in the next few months, so will my body – I’m hitting the gym big time. It’s conveniently located in the same complex as my favorite cinema, so I’ll reward myself with flicks for the effort.

Color coordinated sisters… Keep Reading »

Snapshots & Video of a Year in Review

I try not to dwell on the less than positive, but I have to admit I am glad to see the back end of 2010. It has been a physically challenging year, as well one with a record number of dashed travel plans. On the… Keep Reading »