Having friends in your age group

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Family Wedding – July 2015

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Two weeks ago – my brother, Gary married his beautiful bride, Cindy. What a blessed event, they both overcame obstacles and found a way to be happily ever after. After spending one week in Costa Rica relaxing – they are home beginning their new lives as Mr. and Mrs. – Amen dreams really do come true.

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Six simple things to do everyday

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Here are the six simple rituals to perform at your highest, which you too can begin implementing right away:

1. Drink a glass of water when you wake up.Your body loses water while you sleep, so you’re naturally dehydrated in the morning. A glass of water when you wake helps start your day fresh. When do you drink your first glass of water each day?

2. Define your top 3.Every morning Mike asks himself, “What are the top three most important tasks that I will complete today?” He prioritizes his day accordingly and doesn’t sleep until the Top 3 are complete. What’s your “Top 3” today?

3. The 50/10 Rule.Solo-task and do more faster by working in 50/10 increments. Use a timer to work for 50 minutes on only one important task with 10 minute breaks in between. Mike spends his 10 minutes getting away from his…

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On the second Sunday in May, American families celebrate Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day – this post was from 2012 but it is still relevant.

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Children of all ages treat their Mothers to something special on Mother’s Day each year.

It is the one day out of the year when Children, young and old, try very hard to show in a credible way how much they love and appreciate their Moms.  In the photograph above are three very important ladies……Aunt Cele, my own Mother, Catherine and a very good friend, Carol Froehlich, which is like an Aunt to me.   The women all have a first name that begins with the letter “C” and all have known one another for more than 70 years.  These women have been through good times and bad and are linked through family and friendship.  I am very lucky – to have still have my Mother with me.  My sons are very fortunate to still have their Grandmother who is active and watches the Lakers with them and can even…

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Get ready to dazzle

This year in 2015, all of us working at the Disneyland Resort in California are getting ready to dazzle.

We are celebrating our 60th Anniversary of DISNEYLAND!!

What a legacy Walt Disney started on July 17, 1955.  Below are some images from our Cast Showcase today.

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Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Orlando, Florida

Last Wednesday while spending time with my colleague in Florida on a business trip she invited me to experience some of the local theater there in Orlando. The show was “Motown the Musical” with over 50 classical hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain high enough” – the show is really the story behind the music of Diana Ross, Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson.


 The Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts is a brand new gorgeous theater and is located at 455 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, Florida. For more information you can go to Drphillipscenter.org
The Theater is located in the downtown business area of Orlando, right across from The Amway Center. There is plenty of parking close by, I was really impressed. Coming from Los Angeles where going to the theater is a 2 hour drive and most of which is jammed packed with traffic. This was a delightful look at a smaller city doing everything right. The group that put on the musical is called Florida Theatrical Association and is part of the touring Broadway series. I give the musical an A+ for wonderful sets, elaborate costumes and high energy! 

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Wordless Wednesday – Every picture tells a story

The year was 1998, my children and I were visiting my brother in Manhattan Beach, California.


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What was your most favorite day of your life?

Recently I was able to help some friends with one of their family holidays. I felt like a fairy godmother with making their wishes come true. The saying is true…”It is better to give -than to receive.” It made me start to think about the last 50 years and what has been the best day of my life. Could there really be one, single best day of a person’s life?

What’s your favorite day you can remember?
Was it when you got married first time or second time?
Was it the birth of your child?
Was it graduating from school?
Was it buying your first home?
Was it traveling to Paris?
Was it traveling to Hawaii?
Was it finally landing the job of your dreams?
What was the single best day of your life?

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Seven ways to be a good Guest

With Christmas and Chanukah now over with for this year – we are all facing our next holiday of New Years Eve and New Years Day. Be considerate and most of all be a good guest and show respect to the person who invited you.

1. R.S.V.P. – tell your hosts whether you can attend and do so immediately.

2. Be on time – Try not to arrive too early; and do not arrive more than 15 minutes late.

3. Be a most willing participant – Whatever the host offers – such as party games, a new souffle, or meeting new friends and acquaintances. Be a team player.

4. Offer to help clean up or whatever they need (within reason).

5. Don’t overindulge with alcohol or the pate. Leave some for the other party guests.

6. Thank the host/hostess twice – on the way out the door and with a phone call or email note the very next day.

7. Ask permission before you post photos to Facebook or Twitter the next day.



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Make someone happy

This weekend – I told my Husband I would go with him to TWO football games. UCLA vs Stanford on Friday and we will tailgate.

He also wants to see USC vs Notre Dame on Saturday, I said okay. He feels like the happiest man on this earth. My hubby is a retired football coach, he loves college football. He still teaches high school biology and science. He often tells his students about the importance of attending college and recently hung Pac 12 pennants in his classroom. To inspire them, by the way did I tell you what a good guy I am married to.


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