Grooving to the Beat at the Libbey Bowl

This past Saturday, I had a great time with some friends at the Ojai Classic Rock and Reggae Festival.  It took place at the Libbey Bowl, as do most great events here, and it was filled with good music, great vibes and some fun people.  Well, make that some rather funky people.  I think these […]

Bathed in Lavender at the Ojai Valley Lavender Festival

My brother has arrived…and so has the noise! Wow, I didn’t realize just how noisy two cute kids could be. Nevertheless, we are enjoying ourselves a great deal. I have to laugh, since I created an air-tight schedule of events for the time that my brother is in town…but then so many interesting things have […]

Getting Down to Business for the Bro

My brother is coming for a visit to Ojai (I’ve been lobbying for this for quite awhile!) and I’m running around like a maniac trying to figure out what we should do.  He’s a successful lawyer in Arizona (don’t ask how he ended up there) with two adorable little kids.  So, I’m taking a week […]

Art in the Park with Libbey

This weekend I had an amazing time at Libbey Park. And it wasn’t because I was dragging Bernie around as he checked out every female dog in the vicinity.  I actually left Bernie home this time, and went to Libbey to check out the art in the park scene.  This was, according to the flyers […]

Bernie Checks out Libbey

No, this is not a match-making site.  And no, mom, I haven’t yet met the man of my dreams.  Rather, this week I took Bernie, my beautiful new dog, to check out Libbey Park. I love Libbey Park because it’s like an oasis right in the middle of the city. It has terrific playgrounds for […]

A Feast for the Eyes…and the Stomach

So, I went on a date last night.  It wasn’t earth shattering or anything amazing – but we had a nice time.  I’ll keep you posted on whether there will be another. But, what was most memorable about the date (sorry Ted!) was the food.  Now, I don’t say that to put down my date, […]

Bernie and I: A Love Begins

No, mom, I haven’t met the man of my dreams.  Sorry to disappoint.  Geez…. Rather, I’ve met…well…how shall I put this? The dog of my dreams! So, one of my friends here in Ojai had to move back to the East Coast (have fun with those winters!) and she asked me if I wanted her […]

Happy Trails To You

I’ve been trying to get myself to wake up early each morning and to enjoy the fresh air before work.  As you probably know already, I’m not a morning person, which makes it very difficult for me to confront the day before 10 or 11 in the morning. But, as I can hear my mom […]

Can’t Get Over this Winter Weather

I’m a Minnesota girl at heart, so it’s still so hard for me to believe that it’s winter each year here in California.  I mean, come on! I’m still wearing shorts some days, and we are out on the courts playing tennis for hours at a time without frost bite. It’s like a dream come […]