Monday, August 17, 2009

Now I get it!

I have heard retired people say, "I don't know how I had time to work." Now I get it! Last week I went to visit my aunt, this week the grandkids are visiting. I haven't had much time to do the things that I thought I would be doing in retirement. Today I will be out with my daughters and granddaughters so I hope to get in some shopping for something to wear on our Alaska cruise next month.

On top of that we are redoing our patio! I can't wait to enjoy sitting out there not only for dinner, but for breakfast and lunch too. It is on the sunrise side of the house and didn't really have a closed top, just slats. Eating lunch outside meant wearing sunglasses and sunblock, but not anymore.

I will get to those pictures one of these days. The only problem is that with the new fun camera and I took so many pictures (not all of them are serious) that I have to wade through lots of shots that have me asking, "What was I thinking!" (Yes, I deleted lots of them too.) Oh well, I did enjoy playing with my new toy.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Police/Celebrity Golf Tournament

I just got back from helping at the golf tournament. This year it was at Donald Trump's golf course in Rancho Palos Verdes - what a beautiful place! The weather was great and the tournament a success. It's for the LAPD Memorial Foundation that helps the families of fallen officers. There were lots of celebrities, corporate sponsors and people from the community who want to thank the cops for all they do, plus those coming to see the celebrities.

The highlight of my day was meeting Neal McDonough. You've probably seen him in lots of things and lately in desperate housewives. I met his beautiful wife, Ruve, last year and she was so sweet and so is he. They are both wonderful people and great friends of LAPD. This picture doesn't do his blue eyes justice. Isn't she beautiful, she used to be a model.
Oh, wait there is one more highlight of my day yesterday. We're going to Costa Rica! More on that later, tomorrow I need to go to Salinas to see how my aunt is doing so I have to get packed.