Friday Night Wedding Pre-Party for Liz and Ron

Too tired to write much, but here are some photos to let you see how the wedding weekend is progressing. Lots of people here who love Liz and Ron. As Liz’s mother, my heart is full.          

Here in Tecate, Mexico for Liz and Ron’s Wedding

This is the view from the restaurant here in Tecate, Mexico that is on the same property with Santuario Diegueno, the hotel where Liz and Ron are having their wedding on Saturday.  We ate here tonight with Liz, Ron and three of their friends, who came early to surprise our happy couple. The food was…

Countdown Day

I had quite a day today.  I had my writing group from 10 – 12, visited with our friend and priest from 2 – 4, then was on the phone with college essay students from 5 – 9. I am feeling a bit tired at the moment. but am also happy since every interaction I…

Time With My Girls Before Liz’s Wedding

Yesterday, I went to a Korean spa with all three of my daughters. This was a gift to Liz from me and her sisters before her wedding. We met at 1 and stayed until almost 6 pm. The spa was very clean and also very quiet. Signs were posted that read: Use Your Spa Voice…

A Movie Worth Seeing: Blinded By The Light

We saw Blinded by the Light tonight with our friend, David Bode. This movie explores how a Pakistani boy in racially torn England of the mid-80s finds solace as well as his identity by listening to the music of Bruce Springsteen. It has a real charm to it and leaves you with a sense of…

Delicious Recipe for Apple Honey/Maple Bundt Cake

 I made this today and it was delicious. Thought you might like the recipe.  I took it out to Sarah and Gregorio’s house and Nico was all ready for a second piece when I had to break it to him that his mom didn’t want him to eat more cake this evening. His little face…

Pure Happiness

Today, Ray got the word from his doctor that the lump on his neck was noncancerous. He will be going in for an ultrasound of his thyroid, but the fears we had about malignancy have evaporated like a fine mist once the sun comes up. I don’t really have words to describe the level of…

Dress Shopping for Liz’s Upcoming Wedding

This afternoon, I received a package with one of two dresses I ordered for Liz’s wedding. The dress is very cute, but, unfortunately, because I am a bit busty, it doesn’t fit in that area like it should. So, one dress down within minutes. Then, later in the day, I received the third pair of…

Here Versus the Orange Grove

I am sitting here in my den in LA.  Cordie has gotten her clean bill of health.  Ray went for his CT scan and will have his needle biopsy on Friday. Rachael is taking her sheets out of the dryer.  I can hear the television upstairs and know that Ray is watching John Oliver’s show,…