Sunday, March 27, 2011

A great way to start the weekend . . . PHOTO

Don't know why the picture I took of Mike during our packaging stint on Saturday isn't showing up on the blog.  If you click on the little x on the post I did earlier today, you should be able to see the picture.  I'll also try to post it below . . .  but you may need to click on it, too, to see my handsome son.    :-)

A great way to start the weekend

My son Mike and I started Saturday morning by packing food to help feed the hungry in San Diego, Haiti, and Japan.  I've been wanting to help out for awhile, and finally signed us up to help.  Over 2,400 people were expected to show up over the weekend, to package 500,000 meals!  The packaging included a vitamin packet, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and rice being put into a bag, then sealed and packaged.  Mike handled double duty, placing the vitamin packs in the bags and helping place the items in the bag.  My task was the dehydrated veggies (seen in the lower right hand corner of the picture).  The organizers made it a fun event, with music playing and everyone in a good mood, very encouraging and excited about the task at hand.   The packages we put together can feed a family of 6.  The whole event makes you think about how EXTREMELY lucky we are!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Maybe it's just me . . .

With everything that's been happening in the world recently,
Japan earthquake and tsunami . . .

Libya unrest, United Nations Resolution and
subsequent air and missile strikes . . .

. . . I just can't seem to get this song out of  my mind . . .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Good job!

Congratulation to my hubby, who in his retirement,
decided to take on a part time job.

Two days a week.
Had to learn a new computer system,
which almost sent him over the edge.

But he persevered.
And was his usual charming self with his coworkers and customers.

While attending his company's annual "Awards Ceremony"
in Los Angeles,
he called me and said he had quite a surprise that evening.

"Guess who was named  'Associate Manager of the Year'?"

Yep.  It was him. 

We both had kind of a good laugh over it.
So unexpected.

But it really speaks to the kind of person he is.
No matter if it's his 'career' or his part-time retirement job
 (the better to keep us in "wine money"),
his dedication and hard work shines through.

Congratulations, honey.

(Don't let it go to your head!)  :-)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Tuesday night dinner

Could this kind of thing be in your genes?
  My mom loves frozen yogurt.
  Now, I'm hooked on it too.
My favorite is the tart flavor at the
In the Mix Yogurt Shop in Poway.

I try to get the non-fat or low-fat variety.
But when they have the Cake Batter or the Red Velvet flavors,
I add a dollop of them too,
because the flavors are too yummy to resist.

:-)   Mmmmmm!