Thursday, November 25, 2010


To all of my American friends, I want to wish you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Hike With My New Friend

Today I got to meet a lady  I am friends with on Facebook. Her name is Linda. We met online when I was doing a blog about a park they put in near my home. Linda saw my blog on Facebook and being that she lives just a mile or two from me, she sent me a message and we started communicating online. After several months, we finally decided to get together for a hike. Found out that we are a lot alike and we have a lot of things in common. We are planning on more hikes together in the near future.

Linda and me standing at the hearth of an old cabin

Placerita Canyon

An Acorn Woodpecker

This is an old post where the Acorn Woodpeckers have made holes and stashed their acorns. Hence their name "Acorn Woodpecker"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dancing With The Stars

Brandy goes home and Bristol stays? What the heck is that? I am not a Brandy fan but I cannot believe she went before Bristol. This proves more and more that Sarah Palin and here Tea Party are controlling the voting.Now we all know that in reality, Jennifer should now be the winner because she is the best dancer. Kyle has a chance because of his fantastic personality, but Bristol can't dance and she has the personality of a rock. I was asked on Facebook if it was Chelsea Clinton and not Bristol Palin on DWTS, would I be mad if Chelsea made the finals. I replied "It depends on if she could dance or not". This is NOT about who Bristol is, it's about the fact that she is as stiff as a board when she dances. I would think she'd be embarrassed knowing that she is still on the show just because of her mom. This show is supposed to be about who is the best dancer, NOT who your mother is.

If Bristol ends up winning, fans all over should boycott the show next year. They should write letters to ABC this year complaining about how the voting is done.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Always Wash Your Hands

Since Ben had his eye surgery, I've had to put drops into his left eye 3 to 4 times a day. One of the drops actually dilates his pupil. Well stupid me...I put the drop that dilates his eye into his eye this morning. Before I washed my hands, I rubbed my eye because it was itching. Without realizing it, I got some of his eye drops into my eye. Must have gotten some on my finger when I was putting the drops into his eye. Well I started noticing that my vision was getting blurry in my left eye and when I looked into the mirror, my pupil was dilated! Now I'm using plastic gloves when I put the drops into his eye and as soon as the gloves come off, I scrubbing my hands with soap and water.
I never stopped to think that just getting a little bit of that stuff on my finger and then rubbing my eye would do that.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Memories Return

Look what was visiting our community today.

Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Weiner
That is what I'd truly love to be
'cause if I were an oscar mayer weiner
everyone would be in love with me

Blood Work Today

Got a letter from Kaiser yesterday asking me to come into the lab and have some blood drawn monitor my blood pressure medication Lisinopril. I guess this medication can deplete your potassium levels and damage your kidneys. I have never had a medical provider have me come in for this reason before but it sounds like Kaiser really is into "preventive medicine" which is a good thing.
I drove over to the lab this morning right after it opened. There was already 4 people in front of me waiting for blood work. I only had to wait about 25 minutes to be called in and I didn't have to fast for this blood work, but I thought this cartoon was funny and wanted to share it.

Monday, November 8, 2010

After The Rain

We had a light rain overnight and today the air is so crisp and clear. It always amazes me how pretty everything looks after a rain. Ben and I just had to get out for a ride and enjoy the beauty. We drove up through the Heritage Valley in Ventura County and I took a few photographs.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Afternoon Drive

The weather was beautiful all day. We decided to take a driver over to Castaic Lake & Dam which is about 10 or 12 miles from us. The sky started getting darker and the clouds started rolling in. They are saying we may have a chance for a little rain tonight. We'll see.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ben's Eye Doctor Follow-up

Got back from Ben's appointment around 10:00 am. The traffic going down there this morning was the worst ever. Anyway, the doctor said his eye is looking good. Ben could see the doctor hold up 2 fingers and some movement, so the doctor said that was good. He gave Ben more of the eye drops to continue taking until we see him again in  to 5 weeks. He told Ben the eye will never be 20/20 again, but it will be better than it is now. He said next year he will probably have to do the cataract surgery and also remove the oil bubble that he put into Ben's eye during surgery. We then went over to the Kaiser Information Office and Ben signed up for State Disability for the time he's off work. Doctor told him he can go back to work on November 15th