Family · Travel

Summer Vacation

I am having the hardest time getting back to posting. I can find anything else to do but sit down and compose. Ack! I am trying to improve… For our vacation this year, we all agreed on a family one. It’s been a few years since all of our schedules have meshed. With four adult children it… Continue reading Summer Vacation

Dubai · Family

Michael Jackson Is Immortal

…by Cirque du Soleil. Great and relatively comfortable seats,  great music, fantastic dancers. Good time was had by all. A couple photos taken before and after the performance.  We respected the request of no photography regardless of flash and,  surprisingly so did many others.

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Tribute to 3 Sisters

Both of my Aunties passed away last August. The news caught me by surprise. I knew they were both in their eighties but I always expected them to be around. Always. As I looked through a CD that was lovingly prepared by my cousins, I found this wonderful photo of both of them and my… Continue reading Tribute to 3 Sisters

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New Year’s Tradition

Sushi on New Year’s Day was always a tradition I looked forward to every year in my childhood. Several of my cousins and I have a theory that these are poor man’s sushi as we have yet to find them in a sushi bar! Imagine my surprise on discovering the “football” sushi pockets a year,… Continue reading New Year’s Tradition

Dubai · Family

The Graduate

After a long year of having nearly every weekend filled with day-long classes, it’s finally over. It’s official… Afra’s got her Master’s!!!! We were so impressed that the actual ceremony only lasted an hour. And that is saying A LOT. There were about 200+ students graduating Bachelor’s and Master’s. And there were indoor and outdoor… Continue reading The Graduate

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Chocolate Pixies!

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Sh, Don’t Tell Dad!

I was able to spend a couple days with my parents in their small but oh-so-cute trailer out in the California desert.  Had a very relaxing enjoyable time.  One morning I wad up early and armed with my phone and borrowed ipad went to sit on the porch to await the upcoming sunrise.  Imagine my… Continue reading Sh, Don’t Tell Dad!

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What’s For Dinner?

It’s Atiq’s birthday today and he wanted roast duck. These three were bbq’d and they were SO good. I actually preferred the duck to chicken! I think we’ll be having duck more often.

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Thanksgiving

Turkey. Gravy. Yams. Roast potatoes. Stuffing. Potato salad. Ambrosia. Pumpkin pie. Cheesecake.

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Jam and Pickles

I have taken an unintentional hiatus. Life has taken over which has left little time for posting among other things. I am trying to keep up with my daily art and being semi-successful. Somewhat. Things should be returning to some form of normalcy soon. In the meantime, let me share what my friend did this… Continue reading Jam and Pickles