Friday, December 12, 2008

Mamma Mia! is Coming to Town!!!!

The DVD is slated to be released on December 16th and I am excited. Let's have an at home movie date, o.k.?
Here's the link to order a copy for yourself:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's Birthday Time

Happy Birthday to Maureen - September 23
Happy Birthday to Julie J - September 28
Happy Birthday to Julie G - October 11
Happy Birthday to MEEEEEEEEEE - October 19
and, more....Megaletty Hanson - October 21
plus, Missy Malinda Gallaher - November 6

We've had some babies recently, with the newest being, Baby Josephine, daughter of Joey Kerr (Wayne's nephew) The McFadden's have also added to their cuteness troop. Send me some pictures and we'll post em.

And some graduations. Besides Liesel from UCI, Justine Jacobs-Baron, my grand-daughter, graduated from 8th grade, Maureen McFadden's husband Billy graduated from the SF Conservatory of Music, and Lilliana Grace Keller, graduated from high school and headed off for college as we speak! Else? speak up!

If this is confusing for anyone, look for a family tree coming soon. I think Julie should create that, now don't you! Hear Hear! Yes...Let's have Julie do it!

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Meet Druzhba: My first heirloom tomato success!

This is a tomato introduced in 1995 by the Bulgarians. I've done so poorly with heirlooms in the past, I'm really pleased with this one...and I like the idea it comes from Bulgaria. Don't know why, I just do.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Liesel graduates from UCI - June 14, 2008

Liesel with Aunty Maureen and Aunty Julie

Monday, August 04, 2008

an old-fashioned fountain

Here's my garden boy.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Dog Days of Summer
I'm very excited...I bought a Salvia gregii 'Annie', which is a sweet pink Autumn Sage, and a Salvia guaranitica 'Black and Blue' for my garden. Salvias are a good bet in Sacramento, blooming mid-summer to fall and liking the heat! See the Black and Blue at also picked up some garden "art" (or rather, "stuff")...A mother duck and 2 ducklings, being clearanced at my Safeway. Now they're poking around in my hydrangea border.My veg (as the Brits call it) garden is doing great! The Stars and Stripes watermelons grow noticeably bigger bythe day, tomatoes, cukes and eggplants, even anaheim green peppers (for Chili Relleno). It's lovely to look at as well. My back half of my backyard, however, is a disgrace, gone amuck with volunteer shoots from old fruit tree rootstock. But, I'm getting a vision and starting to work on it. It needs better drainage and new irrigation and all that rootstock pulled up, but then, instead of a lawn circled by trees and shrubs, I think I'll go for a central fountain surrounded by flowering shrubs, roses, etc., surrounded by a walkway/path, surrounded by a hedged fence. In my mind it reminds me of Ireland. And, then, over in the shady area, a little area for a lounger like my mom used to have, where I can sit on a summer's day and read a book and have some iced tea! I'll post some pictures in a couple of days and you'll be able to see how full of it I really am. But, I suppose all gardeners have 2 gardens, the one they have and the one they imagine.