Tag: At Home with Vivian

At Home With Vivian: Lots of love

At Home With Vivian: Lots of love

| February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! “I love you a bushel and a peck, a kiss on the cheek and a hug around the neck” was written by Frank Loesser and sung by Doris Day. That song was sung loudly and off key by my mother to wake my kid sister and I up in the mornings. She […]

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At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

At Home With Vivian: Sawasdee!

| February 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

Sawasdee! (Hello in Thai). It’s good to be home in cool and rainy Martinez. Jeff and I have returned from a cruise to Southeast Asia where the flowers were in full bloom, trees and grasses were lush and green, and the humidity was high. Ever get out of a hot shower and the room is […]

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At Home With Vivian: Have scarf, will ski

At Home With Vivian: Have scarf, will ski

| January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

I was a Recreation major in college. I took the necessary recreation business and management classes but always looked forward to the courses highlighting different recreation possibilities. I studied scuba diving, synchronized swimming, nature crafts, archery, and many more fun classes. My mother used to laugh saying I was the only person she knew who […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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At Home With Jeff: Good bugs & bad bugs

| December 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

By JEFF ROUBAL I have always loved bugs. As a child, I would watch them and play with them for hours. My mother believed that children should be indoors only as long as they were occupied doing something useful, otherwise they should be outside. My brothers and I spent a lot of time outdoors, much […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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