Vivian Roubal

rss feed

Vivian Roubal's Latest Posts

At Home With Vivian: Hello Kitty

At Home With Vivian: Hello Kitty

| January 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

“Meow!” my chocolate-striped grandcat Tina complained when I opened the door to the guest room this evening. It was five minutes after her usual dinner time and she was not happy that I was late. “It’s only five minutes late!” I said with exasperation. She stared me down with her big green eyes until I […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

At Home With Vivian: Googly eyes and styrofoam

| January 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Today my sister in Spokane posted a picture of her car blanketed in snow. My husband Jeff responded with a photo of himself picking mandarin oranges from a tree in our sunny front yard! After a month of listening to “Let it Snow”, “White Christmas”, and “Frosty the Snowman”, I’m ready for a little of […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: A Walk in Winter

At Home With Vivian: A Walk in Winter

| December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s been many years since I’ve spent time with a toddler. I used to remark that watching children at play was a thousand times more entertaining than any television show. It’s good to know that I’m still right. Jeff, our daughter Marion and I and took our eighteen month old granddaughter Betsy out for a […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: Marathon man

At Home With Vivian: Marathon man

| December 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before dawn on a Sunday morning, two weeks ago, the Roubal family drove through the cool darkness to the old town of Folsom. As early as it was, no one slept; too much excitement and adrenaline filled the air. My husband Jeff and our son Eddy hopped out of the car when we reached the […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: A new season

At Home With Vivian: A new season

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

It feels wonderful to finally have a chill in the air. Winter is on the way. The seasons are changing once again. I love this time of year. The air is cleaner, the stars brighter. We don’t have to mow the lawn, and, if we’ve been good, we can look forward to Santa coming. Jeff […]

Continue Reading

A Pointed Explanation

A Pointed Explanation

| November 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

I made an origami market bag last week just for fun. My friends Cathy and Jann came over to my house and we had a lovely time sewing together. Cathy found the bag at a craft fair and wanted to duplicate it. “The lady selling the bags told me how to make them.” Cathy explained. […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: Veterans Day

At Home With Vivian: Veterans Day

| November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

One hundred years. History was one of my favorite classes when I was a school girl. Unlike a math or science book, a history text is filled with stories of adventure and intrigue. Some events happened so long ago, that they don’t seem real, such as the adventures of King Richard the Lionhearted during the […]

Continue Reading

Happy Birthday Mickey!

Happy Birthday Mickey!

| October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Can you believe it? Mickey Mouse is going to be 90 years old on November 18th. Most of us have never lived in a world without Mickey. I asked my older sister Brenda what she remembered about Mickey Mouse when she was a youngster growing up in West Pittsburg back in the 1940s. “There were […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: Pumpkins!

| October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Dear Great Pumpkin, I am looking forward to your arrival on Halloween night. I hope you will bring me lots of presents. – Linus van Pelt I have to confess – I bought my pumpkins already. I couldn’t resist. Autumn is in the air. I smell pumpkin spice everywhere I go. I went to the […]

Continue Reading

At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

At Home With Vivian: Home Tour Plus

| October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Mark your calendars for the 12th annual Martinez Home Tour coming this Saturday, October 13th from 10am to 4pm. Go early and check out the fun raffle prizes! My husband Jeff and I enjoy home tours. We’ve been to luxury estates in the Caribbean, stately mansions in New York, royal castles in Europe, and beach […]

Continue Reading