Thursday, November 21, 2013


Do you prepare a menu for the week? Do you stick to it or are last minute changes a habit?
No never. I go out to eat at least 3 times a week at restaurants and at my son's house. When I do eat at home my go to meals are usually blintzes, potato latkes, baked potato, salad, grilled cheese sandwich, scrambled eggs & french toast. 

Do you spend a lot of time planning menus? No and never did. 

What is your family's favorite menu for dinner? Chicken tacos, broccoli and beef, green pepper chicken, BBQ, roasted Turkey, vegetable soup & chili w/cornbread. 

Do you eat out during the week? Regularly or is that a special treat? Regularly if not at a restaurant at my son's house. 

Is dinner simple or elaborate? Simple to elaborate 

Do you have dessert after your meal? I am usually to full to eat dessert unless it is a special occasion then it is pie, cake and ice cream. 

What beverages are served at the dinner table? Ice Tea & sodas

Do you serve different foods in summer and winter? We really don't have a winter in Southern California. We still BBQ and eat the same foods year round. 

So happy it is Friday almost. Joe and I are going to a show at the UCB Theater The Ronna & Beverly Show their guests are Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) & Bob Harper (The Biggest Loser) This is a very funny show. ‘Ronna & Beverly’ is a live chat show hosted by America’s favorite fifty-something Jewish mothers (played by thirty-somethings Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo). We will grab a bite before the show at Birds Cafe. And I am working Debbie's shift this weekend at the Hospital 12-8 the graveyard and she is working mine. So I will grab about an hour sleep after the show and then go to work at Midnight tomorrow night. Saturday after I get some sleep the kids and I are going to dinner and to see The Delivery Man with Vince Vaughn. Sunday when I get off at 8:00AM I will head over and get my oil changed and then go home and sleep. Have a great weekend! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Hearth and Home

Happy Wednesday. I am posting kind of late but was busy at work all day today and just now had a minute before I head home to post. I am heading to the kids house after work for dinner and to watch Survivor. I enjoyed doing Annie's new meme for the week. I wish I had more time to elaborate on my answers. So here we go! 

"Hearth and Home"

What does your dream home look like?  Can you describe it inside and out? I really don't have a dream home. I love my little townhouse. But if I were to win the lotto I suppose I would buy myself another townhome that was bigger than my 1250 sq feet and with a fireplace in the master bedroom and living room. It would be an English Tudor style building. I have seen a few of these in Burbank near my son's house in the Burbank Hills. I added a picture below that I actually found online which is for sale in Burbank right now. It does have 2 fireplaces and a balcony off the bedroom which is upstairs.

For Sale: $539,935

  • Bedrooms:3 beds
  • Bathrooms:3 baths
  • Condo:1,610 sq ft
  • Lot:0.35 acres 

  • What style of decorating do you lean toward, or are you an eclectic decorator using whatever is on  hand? I tend to be eclectic, I have antiques from my parents mixed in with a country style decor.

    Want about fireplaces or woodstoves? Have one?  Love it or too much work? Living where I live we really don't need woodstoves that is for sure. The only two things that I wish my place had was a fireplace in the living room and and a balcony off my bedroom instead of the bay windows.

    Describe your idea of the perfect day at home. A perfect day at home would be relaxing and watching TV or a movie which I do whenever I have some down time usually before work.

    I will be around tomorrow to return blog visits. Have a great evening!

    Monday, November 11, 2013

    Sight & Sounds Meme

    Happy Monday all. I had a great weekend I just worked but we went to dinner on Friday night and Joe and I went to a midnight show of "You're Next" with the filmmakers and cast. I did not get home until 3:00 AM. The Q&A went way long. I didn't have to be to work until 3:30 so I got my 7 hours of sleep. Sunday I worked 10:30-7 and came home and watched The Walking Dead, Talking Dead and the Good Wife.

    Meme: Sights and Sounds

    1. Do any smells remind you of anything or anyone? Do they evoke feelings and emotions for you? A turkey roasting in the oven reminds me of my Mom. She would get up at 5:00 AM on Thanksgiving and start baking and cooking for our Thanksgiving dinner.

    2. Do you have a signature perfume that you love to wear? I don't like perfume have not worn it in years. What I do wear is a Bath & Body Works splash "Vanilla Bean Noel" I get enough cremes, shower gel and body splash to last me for about nine months until they bring it back out in November.

    3. What kinds of scents do you find pleasing? Cinnamon Bun, Pumpkin, Vanilla, Gingerbread and White Birthday Cake.

    4. Do you enjoy burning candles in your home? What scents do you like? "See above"

    5. If you had to choose one landscape to view every day, would it be a city, farm, forest and country perhaps with pond or lake, or the ocean? Suburbs of a City

    6. Do you like to have art hanging in your home? What kind do you like most? Yes, I am very collectic when it comes to art. I pick up paintings from local artists. The last painting I purchased at an arts and crafts fair in Lake Tahoe is a painting of a women in bed with cats all over the bed. Very fitting for my house.

    Have a wonderful week ahead. I have a light week this week in the evenings. Only have Doug Loves Movies on Tuesday and the rest of the evenings I am open. I have a DVR full of TV shows I have to get caught up in.

    Wednesday, November 6, 2013

    Happy Hump Day!

    The week is flying by and before you know it it is going to be Thanksgiving!! I have a very busy week this week I had 2 shows already Monday & Tuesday night, tonight is my nails after work and Thursday I am going to go visit the kids. Friday night we go to Don Cuco's Mexican restaurant every week for dinner and after that Joe and I  have  "Friday Night Frights" at the Cinefamily at Midnight the movie "You're Next" with filmmakers and cast in person. This is a horror film that we didn't get a chance to see when it was out. It looks really creepy and scary!  And of course a few pictures of Layla who will be 3 month old on the 12th. She was born August 12. Technically she was 12 weeks old on Monday.

    My Random Randomness Meme, part 3 

    1) What room are you in? In my office at work
    2) Can you solve a rubix cube? Never even tried
    3) Are you psychic in any way? No
    4) What star sign are you? Cancer
    5) What's your favorite color? Pink
    6) What's your lucky number? 13
    7) Do you have any chores that should be done now? Clean  my closet
    8) Did you have a cherished childhood teddy bear or other toy? No
    9) What was the last thing you bought from a vending machine? At work trail mix
    10) What shoe size are you? 7 1/2
    11) How many pairs of shoes do you own? Too many to even count
    12) If you were prime minister/ruler of the world what laws would you make? I would put the my laws to a vote by the people
    13) If you were a super hero what powers would you have? Flying and strength
    14) and what would your hero name be? Pink Lady
    15) and what outfit would you wear? Something cute and pink
    16) What was your last dream about? I can't rememeber
    17) What would you do if you won the lottery? First thing quit both jobs!
    18) Would you like to build/design your own house? Yes with my son of course, he built and designed his house and it is gorgeous
    19) Which form of public transport do you prefer? I actually like our subways. If I worked in Hollywood or downtown I would take it.
    21) Can you juggle?No

    Friday, November 1, 2013

    My Grandson a Pimp Daddy!

    I need to change my blog graphics this weekend. I meant to do it last might but I was to tired and I can't at work because my graphics are at home :) Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. Justin and his new girlfriend dressed up along with Natasha and a few friends.

    Justin "Pimp Daddy"

    Jerry, Chelsea, Charlotte, Natasha, Kayla, Justin and Andrew 

    Tonight we are doing our weekly dinner on Friday's at Don Cuco's Mexican Restaurant and then going to see Last Vegas, Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert DeNiro & Kevin Kline. It looks very funny!

    I am working an early shift on Saturday because we have a FREE SNEAK PREVIEW: The Motel Life (Kris Kristofferson & filmmakers in person!) I have always loved Kris Kristofferson. sexy as hell. I am very excited about seeing him and this new movie that also stars Emile Hirsch & Stephen Dorff. Being members of the Cinefamily Theater we get to go to these type of members only shows and all the other shows like the Movie Interruptions we get in for free and get a seat on one of the many couches they have first come first serve for members only. Speaking of "Doug Benson's Movie Interruption" we are going to one Monday night The Lone Ranger. It was a BIG BOMB and I always knew from the looks of it it wasn't going to be good. So bad movies are the most fun to interrupt! And it is a long movie too! I know already one of his co-interrupters are going to be Zach Galifianakis because last Monday at the "Benson Interruption" we went to he asked Zach who was his co-host if he would come interrupt The Lone Ranger. 

    Have a great weekend ALL.