Monday, September 1, 2014


"This Old Barn" is the theme for Creative Tuesday.  I chose to give my watercolor impression of a photograph of a barn my friend, Martha from NY put her blog a long time ago.  I loved the picture and save it, and it was the perfect subject for this theme.
I love the softness of the watercolors in this one.  Gives me a feeling of joy and peace.
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Sunday, August 31, 2014


This is "Pulled Pork" the Torres style  We celebrated Labor Day with our daughter, Michel and our SIL's family.  Their idea of pulled pork is get a pig from the pig farm, bury it with the hot coals and let it cook 24 hours.  Oh my goodness.  It was so good, with all the side dishes including a big bowl of cold slaw.

This is only the second time I've seen the whole pig roasted.  When Michel and Michael were married, his family did a full Mexican meal for the wedding reception.

Most people would prefer not to see this scene before eating, but it was rather fascinating and the kids thought it was pretty cool. 

How was your Labor Day?  Did you party or stay home?

Saturday, August 30, 2014



"I falter where I firmly trod,
And falling with my weight of cares
Upon the great world's altar-stairs
That slope thro' darkness up to God,
I stretch lame hands of faith, and grope.....

Dear Lord, I do not know the author of these pleading words, but I have many time felt this way when I try to pray and the weight of my cares take my words away, and the stairway to You seems dark ~ so I do stretch my lame hands of faith and grope for words to say.  Then I remember that You said when my words won't come ~ the Holy Spirit groans my feeble words and shares my deepest heart with the Father.  Thank you Lord.  I love You.  Amen.

Staircase from

Thursday, August 28, 2014


On the River Boat at Lake Tahoe 1990.
The pulled pork/cold slaw sandwich...Delicious.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Most of the trees in the complex are still green, but one is really ready for Fall.

We are finding new places to check out and one is the West Covina Plaza where our granddaughter, Monique is the assistant manager of the "Red Robin" café.  We had lunch there and right across the way was Anna's Linens.  I've been looking for cushions for the wicker chairs (cute but not comfortable).  They had them on sale and in green.  Eating in comfort is better.

Was really in the mood for pulled pork sandwiches and cold slaw, so a small pork roast is cooking in the crock pot!  House already smells good.

There is a huge yellow and black butterfly that keeps teasing me.  He flies right in front of my chair on the balcony, and when I get the camera...he smiles and flies off.   I will catch a picture of him one of these days!!