Saturday, December 17, 2011

Whizzing by

When you work with kids...everything goes whizzing by....Kids don't amble, they motor to their destination.

Our last day at school involved sleeping bags, PJs and Polar Express beamed on the wall and an auditorium full of young learners. We turned the school into a cozy living room for the day.

Cuteness factor - 10
Joy factor - 11

Saturday, December 3, 2011

new dawn

December for openers....

is a hellapalooza for holiday hoopla.

I say it's time to rest up!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gobble gobble

Gratitude is the way to joy....says my very wise friend

and many thanks for so much.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Rosey red to foggy bog

Rosey reds

simmering down the day

Elongated lines woosh through the lane

on over to bridges and moats of dimming light

To foggy waking

and driving on

down the turns

by the foggy bogs

over to straw stalls.

Monday, October 31, 2011


All them sweets - pouring out of this bakery.

Makes it hard not to love jimmy covered spiders,

bats with huge ears

and a parade of chocolate rats hurtling towards you.

Oh, Halloween is about all treats, isn't it?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pacific Standard Design - La County Museum

LA County Museum is part of the state-wide Pacific Design shows this fall.

Enter into this green shower if you dare.

At the Design
show - an air stream -

studebakers, consoles to listen to Chet Baker

and a wide
array of other LA Cool.

And zodiac signs greet you on the way out.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Hallow's eve nights

Moonlight fills the autumn air

Trees are canopied over it's glare

All the while the goblins circle,

Far beyond the gravesites in heavenly purple

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Cooking lesson - UnCurry

Spent a few hours learning about Indian spices

via Kaumundi's UnCurry class held at Surfas
restaurant supply.

Fresh cumin seads, mustard seed - that you are supposed to suffuse in hot oil, then add aromatics - onions, ginger......then to the vege, or meat.

Our class made brussel sprouts, lentils with garlic and a fab yogurt-saffron dessert.

Who's not a fan of Indian fare.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Westside Foodbank

Our school volunteers in the community.

The Westside Foodbank serves food up to local pantries, homeless shelters and the like.

We loaded up fresh oranges into boxes for delivery - fruits and fresh vegetables are donated from local farms.

Funds come from Fema
and from local markets,
and from volunteers like us.

One kid noticed how genius the tinkering table looks

"Wow, look at this...someone is building something really cool."

building robots from metal scraps.

Along the way, someone picked up a lost $20 bill, and we laughed when we saw these words on the sidewalk.

Funny you know we just added to it.

Even the rain of the late afternoon didn't dampen the good or fun we had doing our community service.