Sunday, July 8, 2012

Evan is 1

Hello Everyone,
I;m resting after a hot Sunday afternoon in San Diego.  Dan and I had dinner with Dare as usual.  It was very nice, and air conditioned.  It's cooler now, I feel good  and I'm listening to Baroque opera on Pandora.

Here's Evan with kisses from Mommy. Not walking or talking yet, but trying both.

Here are some pics from Evan's 1st B-day.

Here's one with Nate, but a bit older.  Lately his hair is growing in.  So you can tell this one is a couple of months old.

Here are a few of nice flowers at Peter's.

and the roses Dan got him

I have pics from the birthday party, but the sync is not happening right now so I can't post them yet.  I'll post as soon as my technical difficulties are solved.

Lilo is about, looking for a cool spot to nap. She sez, Hi!


Saturday, April 14, 2012

heather's wingspan

Hello, Everyone,
It's a rainy Saturday morning in San Diego.  I didn't sleep much, crazy nightmares.  Listening to classical guitar on Pandora, very nice.

My sister and I are knitting wingspan a free pattern on Ravelry.  I have some worsted weight yarn that was given to me in bright crayon colors as stripes, she is using a black color-splashed dk boucle.  They are coming out very different.

Here she is working on hers.

I got pics from the Easter picnic. Brothers playing at the beach..

Lilo is hating the rain and wants to sit on me or the warm spot in my bed, where she is now.

Rain, rain, go away, Lilo wants to come out and play...

See ya...

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

11 questions game.


It's a lovely warm Wednesday night in San Diego and I feel fine. I'm listening to classical guitar on Pandora. Nate is my little buddy this week.  We went to see "Mirrir, Mirror" tonight with Dare and I enjoyed it. Also enjoyed the Jack in the box munchies afterwards. 

Okay, now for my  friend's 11 questions game. If you want, you can answer one or all of them in the comments, or you can take the whole bunch to your blog and answer them there and keep the game going. If you do move the discussion to your blog, please leave a link in the comments so I can see your answers: Here are my answers I left on her blog.
1. Have you ever been abducted by aliens?
Ha, ha, NOOOOO.
2. Do you come here (to this blog) for the knitting, or for the reciepes, the restaurant reviews, or for some other reason? 
3. What's your favorite spring flower?
4. The Monkees were a much better band than they ever got credit for. Discuss.
 I hear that said a lot, but at the time I thought they were pretty crappy, sorry. My hubby says he liked them a lot.
5. What's your favorite candy? 
See's brandy, nuts and dried fruit creamy center in dark chocolate, or Midnight Milkey Way
6. What other needlework do you do?
 crochet, needlepoint, quilt
7. Is Facebook a Tool of the Devil, or The Greatest Thing That Ever Happened? 
8. If you are a knitter or crocheter, what is your favorite yarn? 
 My sister just sent me 2 balls of Cascade Heritage silk paints, 85% wool, 15% mulberry silk, almost solid colors, kind of a stormy lilac, and I'm liking them a whole, whole lot. 800 meters.  any ideas?
9. Why should I not buy a loom? Seriously, why not?
 They really eat up space, the loom itself and its stash.  Do you have a lot of space? If so, go for it!
10. Do we know each other in person?
 No. My blog is
11. Which place to you like to visit the most?FNCC in Ft Lauderdale.

Lilo sez Hello to her fans.  Today I made mac N cheese for Nate and she discovered she liked it.   She is sitting here helping me blog.

Friday, April 6, 2012

passover at Amber's

Hello Everyone,

Happy Holidys!  It's a cool Friday evening.  We just got back from Passover at Ambers.  I'm feeling good and  listening to classical guitar on Pandora.

Little guy had fun.

Big guy had fun with lil guy.

Fun evening.
See ya,

Saturday, February 25, 2012

La Luche Libre

Hello Everyone,
It's a lovely, warm, sunny Saturday afternoon in San Diego.  I feel good.  I'm listening to classical guitar on Pandora.

Nate is visiting so we went to La Luche Libre Taco Shop. Lots of fun, masks and all. Bacon wrapped hot dogs and fresh guacamole with big chunks of avacado.  Nate loved it.

See ya,

Thursday, February 23, 2012

The boys are back in town...

Helloo, Everyone,
It's a mild Thrusday evening in San Diego.  I attended a memorial service for my long time friend, Jerry Oswalt. It's strange to think of him dead and me alive.  He was always so hale and hearty.  Nate is with me this week.  We went to Bunz in Mission Valley for TJ dogs 'n' beer. yumm-o

Here's some more brothers action from the recent visit to the OC.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The boys

Hello, Everyone,
It's a coolish Wednesday evening after a very warm day in February.  I am listening to Spyro Gyra on Pandora. I feel better eery day, still some coughing, but almost well.  We were in the OC today to see the boys.

 Playing with brother.  I love Evan's peanut m&M shirt.  Lil' peanut indeed.
wrestling with grampa.

watching power rangers together. Aren't big brothers great!
kickin' away

Rolling about on the floor. Such a fun age.
One more for the Evan fans.
What a guy! Lots of personality...

Lilo sez Hi to her fans...


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Once again with feeling

Hello, Everyone,
It's a cool Tuesday  night in San Diego. I'm feeling better. Listening to Eric Marienthal play jazz sax.  He's hot.  Dan and I went out for steaks.  Wait, we didn't break the bank.  We went to the Turf Supper Club on 25th, our fav cheapie steak haunt.  Grill your own steaks, good, stiff drinks and nice staff.  And close to Rise's house, where we chanted tonight until 8:30.  They serve late.  Pretty dark for pics.  We had pork chops. Yum.

the grill  Now blogger is not letting me continue below the pic. 

Sometimes blogger makes me crazy.  Good night,Julie

Monday, February 20, 2012

Back to the Pomegranate

Hello, Everyone,
It's a cool Monday evening in San Diego, after a lovely sunny day.  I'm getting over that cold, just a bit of cough left. I'm listening to a Carulli guitar sonata on Pandora.

We went back to Pomegrasnste to show the place to Dare.  They were great as usual, although a bit dark to photograph.  Candlelight and all that.  Very romantic place.

Oh, well, you'll have to believe me that they were great. Stroganoff, house-smoked salmon and lamb shank,  all great   Spasiva Pomegranate.

Lilo is snuggeling and being generally helpful. Rubbing her chin on the corner of the mirror.  Good Lilo.


Friday, February 17, 2012

boundless hope.

Hello, Everyone,
Its a mild Friday evening in San Diego, February like this is why we live in San Diego. Listening to Jullian Bream play classical guitar on Pandora. My cold is slowly getting better.  I'm at the almost done stage, but for a horrendous, deep cough.

We ate at Bunz, a new place in Mission Valley.At the Day's Inn.

Super dooper dogs and burgers are their thing.  Dan had a big jucey burger he enjoyed very much.  I had a Ceaser salad with a chicken breast, the the chicken was moist, not overcooked.  They do homemade ketsup, out of this world. Local brewskis.

Nice servers, good food. The most popular dish is the TJ dog, wrapped in bacon.  They were out of dogs by the time we got there.  Barbara, are you listening?  You would love this place.  There is a french toasted cinnamon bun on the breakfast menu. I think we'll go back for that.
 Dan's everything fries.

Lilo sez Hi to her fans. She is helping me post.
G'nite all,

Belated Valentine

Hello Everyone,

Here's a little belatd Valentines cheer for you

Isn't this one nice?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Heather's new Boat

Hello Everyone,
It's a coolish, breezy Thursday afternoon in San Diego, I'm listening to Goldfish Memory on Pandora.  I'm drinking orange tea and eating a tangerine, trying to get over the end of this cold.  Dan went to visit his folks, so the house is mine!
Heather bought a boat without a motor, the shipyard guy sold it to her for the price of the delivery.  She's going to renovate it and use it for the internal amenities as a guest house.   So, Here is their new cabin cruiser yacht, the "WIGWAM", staked out permanently in the back yard.

Heather is busy sewing new cushions and pads for the dining area.  Brad is going to remodel the tail area to make a little patio with seating and a table for an outdoor eating area.  There is  broken hatch cover that Brad is also going to fix.  She likes the fixin' part. So I guess we won't see much of the Jago's for a while.

Lilo is asleep on my bed, keeping warm and watching the Doctors.  She likes the hunky young one.

I'm knitting on the same grey, red, black and white socks I showed you before, almost done, 1/2 inch to go.

See YA,

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pomegranate, yes!

Happy Valentine's Day, Everyone,

I hope you are having fun today.  My Halloween spidey was so cute we left him up, so he is playing with the lilac Valentines heart lights.  I do get a lot of mileage out of holidays.

It's a cold windy Tuesday night in San Diego.  I'm listening to Incendio play Luna on Pandora.  My cold is getting better.  I feel better today, no fever.

Dan and I went to Pomegranate, a Russian restaurant in North Park. No Valentine's Day crush there.  The decor is rustic, country hunting lodge style, very comfy.  The staff is young Russian kids, probably college kids, very nice and helpful.  The food was so good.  Freshly baked, warm bread with hotel butter (herbs and garlic mixed in), wonderful chai with cherry concentrate instead of sugar to sweeten.

  Great meaty, tasty soup, Georgian style.  Then  steamed dumplings (Like ravioli) in a yoghurt herb sauce, other dumplings made with pastry like empenadas with beef and mushrooms inside. Everything yummy.   Baked apple stuffed with dried fruit and walnuts for desert.  We had fun.  Not cheap, but not too expensive either.  I'd go again.  Next time I'm getting the Stroganoff.

I chanted Nam myoho renge kyo with Park West district at 7.  It was nice.

Lilo is staying in and being good.  It's cold outside.  She's sitting in the dark with her back to me, whatever that means.


Monday, February 13, 2012

'Monster' socks

Hello, Everyone,
It's a cool,windy, rainy Monday night in San Diego.  I have a cold and I'm trying to keep it from getting worse.  I'm drinking tea and listening to Hector Villa-Lobos play classical guitar on Pandora. 

I finished some socks made from the leftovers of the Christmas socks.
Lots of leftovers, Frankenstein monster sock as the Germans say.  Cute.
Balbriggan heel and toe, brick stitch colorwork. I already had someone in the family request them for next Christmas.

These are the new WIP. The red and black stripes are leftover-from-Christmas yarn, the nulti is new.

I went to lunch yesterday at Juan Chou in southpark.  Lunch was $50 for 2 and there was hardly any carne asada in my carne asada burrito.  I'll never go back.  The owner was there with lots of bad attitude.  He can keep it!

Lilo keeps poking her head outside and then coming back in.  She really wants to go out, but the weather is too wet for her. 

Dan is coughing away in the bedroom.  I wish he'd take some Musinex.

See ya later, I'm going to put a little cinnamon schnapps in my tea.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Party time!

Hello, Everyone,
It's a warm Friday night in San Diego.  I hear it's winter? Just got back from a party in the OC.  Feeling good.
Listening to Jessie Cook play Mario takes a walk on Pandora. Go, Jesse.   Eating dark chocolate M&M's.  Life could not be better.

I asked Heather to write up the pattern for sale on Rav.  Let's see if she does. Busy gal, just bought a boat to boot.

Here are the party pics:
Blogger is not letting the rotate "stand".
Pretty Mamma, but she never stands still... not since she was born.

Lots of 8 year old action.

Who likes pop corn?

I just wish someone would stand still.
Cute lil' guy.
Kids, more kids.

Ready to go play.
Grampa loves his little girl.

Lilo is swishing her lovely white tail against my leg, wanting a mention in the blog.  Hello, from Lilo to all her fans.  She has been soooo good lately, I almost wonder what she is really up to.

See ya soon,