Happy Holidays! My husband and I started a family tradition of having Dungeness crab on Christmas Eve. Dungeness crab and a nice loaf of crusty french bread yum! That is the perfect Christmas Eve dinner. After dinner we always watch a Holiday movie.
This year the Dungeness crab season is delayed due to large Algal blooms in the water. It is probably due to the warmer ocean waters and the El Nino event. So now we need to think of something else for tomorrow night. I think we will make homemade tempura shrimp and vegetables. At bed time we read "Twas The Night Before Christmas". My son is a teen now so he reads the story to us.
My top 5 favorite Holiday movies are:
2. Miracle on 34th Street -- 1947
3. The homecoming: A Christmas Story
4. A Christmas Carol -- 1951
5. The Santa Clause
What are your favorite Holiday Movies?
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Tonight was the “Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse”. That is a mouthful to say! This is a rare astronomical phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a super moon. I read that the last time this happened it was in 1982. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to see it because there were some clouds and since we are on the West Coast, the lunar eclipse would be in progress as the moon rose. We kept going outside to check on the moon. It finally came up over the hill and the clouds. At first it was barely visible then it became more visible as it rose above the clouds. It was way cool to see. Some of my friends on facebook didn’t get to see it because of the cloud cover. I shot some awesome pictures of it. So the next one won’t be until 2033 so I’m glad I got a good view of this one.
Monday, August 17, 2015
For the last 3 weeks my son has been attending a theatrical dance camp through our local performing arts school. In the camp the dancer’s focus on their artistic expression with theater and dance. They are learning storytelling through dance. How cool is that? They learn the choreography in three weeks and at the end of the three weeks they have a performance. The first week of camp they audition and are casted for various roles. The boy was cast as Mulan’s father, a Soldier and Turkish Emperor.
This year they presented “The Wood Orchid: The Ballad of Hua Mulan”. It is based on the legend of Mulan but not completely.
The dancing, the costumes and the lighting was gorgeous. They all did such an amazing job bringing Mulan to life through dance. It is amazing how they can put together a dance performance in three short weeks. The dancers, the choreographers and lighting techs all did an amazing job! Bravo!