Big Sur

We just spent four days in Big Sur and Monterey. It is one of my favorite places on earth.  Last year I went alone with P for her first birthday. This year the entire family came: P, my husband and myself.  For very personal reasons it was a very healing and emotional trip. I think … Continue reading Big Sur

Ni Hao!

I have mixed feelings about TV right now. For the most part I don’t like it. However, I see P learning a lot from the shows she is watching.  Up until recently I’ve only put on videos…very select ones.  After reading an Oliva book I got on the slippery slope of watching Nick Jr., or … Continue reading Ni Hao!


We’ve done some fun things in the weeks since I’ve last blogged. Best adventure was going to the Getty. I’ve taken P to the Getty Villa several times but this was her first time to the Getty off the 405. Their kid’s section is amazing. Absolutely amazing!  It’s divided into five separate rooms or cubicles, … Continue reading Getty


I haven’t posted in a while because I got sick on Thanksgiving Day.  The glands in my throat swelled up to the size of a tennis ball. Ironically it hurt to eat on the one day of the year when we’re allowed to eat till we pop buttons!    The doctor said I had to … Continue reading Dragging