Oct 25, 2009


A day in the life. . . I was up at 5:00 am Saturday, morning. Noah was coming over for the day. Mom and Dad had a Church Rummage Sale. So off we went for a little breakfast together, just me and my Noah. We came home for a quick nap following breakfast, because we had to be in a Parade at Descanso Gardens at 9:30 am. I live minutes away from the wonderful garden. Often take my walks there. The costume parade was followed by a train ride (we got to sit next to the conductor) and a walk around the gardens. Noah almost fell into a pond, he wanted to go swimming. He did fall on every patch of soft flowers he could find. A Christmas boutique was also available for our shopping pleasure, so we were pleased! Lunch time came and went quickly, we had rice as part of our lunch, so an extra tip was necessary after our visit!

The Rummage Sale came next. It was hot and Noah wanted to see all the stands. Mom and Dad were still very busy. I did manage to purchase some real fun items at the boutique they had there, too, although, priority was Noah. (Pictures to follow tomorrow.) After the Rummage Sale ended I followed Noah and his parent to the thrift shop to donate what was not sold and to buy a little something for Grandma. (A girl just can't help herself, sometimes!) Back to Grandma's at 3:30 pm to get ready for Noah's first costume party! He was the cutest Micky Mouse. Finally, all my children were off, both large and small. Relaxing at last, no wait, I have to leave in an hour to have dinner with my hubby, if we were going to make the Hollywood Bowl on time.

Quickly changed, and drove off to Mimi's in Los Feliz. Good time, good food, must leave though, if we are going to catch the bus to the Bowl. Off we go, two happy people, no bus. Cancelled. OK, plan B, drive to the Bowl, fight traffic and find a parking place, that did not required your first born as a down payment. Finally, 10 minutes before showtime, for a mere $20, we found our piece of land in a stacking parking lot! What luck, we were late, so we had to park on the outside. Which means, no ones leaves, until we do! Managed the crowds to the tunnels and then to our seats.

It was a wonderful night of Barry Manilow. I am a big fan of both the Bowl and Manilow, so I had a great time. I usually get seasons tickets for the bowl and often, hubby lets me go with a friend, when he is not quite up to the physical part of attending. This night we were together and all was well with the world!

Finally, got home at 11:45 pm, only to be too tried to sleep! So we talked for two hours before were closed our eyes! A very long day, but each part was wonderful and I am so thankful for every part of it!

The moral of the story? There is always time for collecting! LOL! Blessings, Martha


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

What a fun packed day you had.
Sounds lovely from the start of it until the end.
You would need to have a rest after all that.

Happy week

Unknown said...

Wow, what a day you had! I bet Manilow at the Bowl was great! I'm jealous!

Have a good week!

Bunnym said...

Martha my dear, that's a lot of walking...wow! Your super grandma...lol I just love concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, but your right, the parking is atrocious...they pack you in like sardines and then you have to wait for people in front to leave...but you must be a major FANILO...lol. Good to know your enjoying yourself and lov'in the grandkids.


Unknown said...

What a wonderful day, I am so pleased that you enjoyed it so much! suzie. x

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Now that's a jampacked day! Looks like the weather was lovely, and despite the crowd, I am sure Manilow in concert was wonderful! I can't smile without you! :) Peace & blessings, Tammy

GwendolynKay said...

I LOVE BARRY!!!It must have been great to go see/hear him. My son Jamie was micky mouse one year for halloween. I made the costume myself. a little cheesy , but you could tell who he was. Now my little boy will be 22 in a few weeks. Looking forward to seeing your purchases tomorrow.

Tara said...

I have always liked Barry, he's such a smooth singer. He has an amazing songwriting talent as well. It sounds like you had your hands full with Noah, those little boys keep you hopping don't they! Can't wait to see what you squeezed in when you went shopping, have a great day!

Kate said...

Hi there
you lucky lady we love Barry over here, he is such a great showman love him.
You have such a pretty blog.
Have a great week

Vicki said...

Okay, now I am terribly jealous that you got to see Barry Manilow (but I'll get over it some time next year!!). It sounds like you had a very busy but very fun day. I love that you call yourself a "serial collector". Believe me, I can relate! Thanks for stopping by for a visit today and have a beautiful week! Vicki

Unknown said...

Great day!!! Barry Manillow ... wow!!!

The Old Parsonage said...

What a wonderful way to spend you day! With 2 of your fav guys!

Kelly said...

Wow what a lovely blog You have here I just came over to say hi from my followers list :)

Lots of Love


A Refocused Life said...

What a day! I'm sure it was packed full of perfect moments.

Thanks for visiting and following my blog. I've been on an extended hiatus, but I'm getting back on track soon. Rita

Suze said...

Barry Manilow and the bowl...that is a great evening. I've had many, many wonderful picnics at the bowl during my life in So Cal.

Susan said...

Hi Martha....Your blog decorations are beautiful. Just beautiful. Keep up the good work. Sincerely, Susan @writingstraightfromtheheart.blogspot.com

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