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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Getting my life back in order after vacation . . .

I am just about done with my work and I need another vacation! Whew coming back from two weeks - there's a lot to be done.

So my friend Jan - who I have known for 30 years from Chicago - moved out to LA - met me at the Groves Cheesecake Factory on our trip - sent me this. It was a nice lunch and we began just where we left off - just older and wiser. Anyway she sent me this YouTube and it is so beautiful - the pictures awesome - I hope you enjoy.





Happy Birthday to Jake Penny - wikipedia - it was slim pickins today for birthdays -

Penny was born in London, England to an American father and an Italian mother. He was reared in the state of Georgia.

He attended Marina High School in Huntington Beach, California, where he played football and basketball. Throughout his high school years, he maintained a low profile. He consistently avoided picture day. In each yearbook published during his enrollment at Marina High School, he is listed as "missing in action." Joe has a nephew called Micky Cox that has a wife called Lisa; they have three sons called Jake, Charlie and Oliver.

Okay do you know who this might be - lol?

He was the "Jake' in Jake and the Fatman television show. I used to like that show myself ....

10 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Hi Sandie! Glad you are getting things back to normal. Love the video! Of course George Carlin was a unique man.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I hear you! I seem to need a vacation, too. Thanks for the virtual one, Sandie!

XO,

Sheila :-)

ClassyChassy said...

It does take a while to get back in the 'swing' of things! You'll be fine - one day at a time!

debbie said...

DEAR SANDIE,
THANK YOU FOR STOPPING BY TO VISIT WITH ME TODAY AND THE VIRTUAL VACATION.
I KNOW YOU MUST ALREADY MISS YOUR SISTER TERRIBLY. SHE IS SUCH A JOY FOR YOU.
IT IS A LOT OF WORK WHEN YOU GET HOME. RICHARD AND I HAVE NOT BEEN ON A VACATION IN 10 YEARS. I WOULD LOVE TO GO TO CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA AND WALK THE BEACHES LOOKING FOR TREASURES...SOME DAY, MAYBE.
I AM ANXIOUS TO SEE YOUR PICTURES FROM YOUR VACATION.
HUGS AND BLESSINGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

That corgi :) said...

glad you were able to connect with a friend while you were visiting CA Sandie! isn't the Cheesecake Factory delicious? hope you treated yourself to a piece of cheesecake!!

glad you are getting things back together again after vacation!

betty

Dogmom Diva said...

Sandie, glad you are home and getting back to normal..rest up, sounded like a great trip!

hugs
Barb

JeanMac said...

I loved Jake - thanks for the info!

Susan said...

That was lovely, Sandie. Thanks so much for sharing. I know what you mean about needing a vacation after a vacation. That has happened to me so many times. Take care, dear Sandie. Susan

Good to be a Queen said...

Sandie, glad your home... Listen, pass on the word for me tomorrow. My best friend is having surgery at Windy Hill O/P Center at 8am on Friday and I will be with her...Her husband has macular degeneration and is legally blind so I am driving...Please remember me the next time all these wonderful Steel Magnolias get together...

Mimi said...

HI!!!
WELCOME HOME!!!!!
I love the Groves in LA< such a nice place to shop and spot a few stars maybe!!!!!
We ate at the country diner there.
Shopped at the American Girl doll store!!!!!
How fun, and yes, going for 2 weeks and coming home to unpack, tidy and clean up from being gone that long is ALOT of work!!!!!
SO glad you got to go and head so much fun!!!!!
Welcome to blog land again!!!!
hugs,
jamie