Saturday, April 24, 2010
Got up this morning and did my JM "30 Day Shred" b/4 getting ready to go up to TO/Westlake Village, CA area to visit my Moms graveside with my sister Doreen's family. We didn't get to visit more that about 10 mins. and the place turned on the sprinklers. Which was sort of weird since the grass was soaking wet already? I was so spaced out this morning that when I left the house I forgot to change out of my slippers into some slip on shoes. My sister just thought I was wearing them because of my blisters. Thank goodness they look like "ughs" and you couldn't see the top of then cause my pants covered them. When we got to the cemetery I walked barefoot up to the gravestone so I didn't get my shoes wet too much like the rest of them did.
After that we drove around TO and visited our old homes (2 different houses and 1 apartment). The area has changed so much over the years. So built up and all. Nothing looks too much the same. I even had to show my sis our 2nd home we lived in for about 1 1/2 yrs. She would have drove right past it. Even then she thought I was wrong but I knew where it was because she only lived there on and off and I was there the whole time I was in 8th grade.
Was a strange haunted house, very bad vibes. Only after we purchased the house and lived there a few months did the neighbors tell us someone was murdered there. There were 2 bolt locks on the outside door (bottom & top) of the master bedroom. We thought this very strange. Who was being locked in the master bedroom? The other 2 bedrooms had 1 bolt lock on the inside of the doors, again why?
Spooky things always seemed to happen there and everyone was unhappy and fighting all the time.
Things were moved, our dogs acted very strange and one time we came home to find our Lab standing at the stove with a frying pan and a hot dog in it cooking. Now maybe someone had gotten in the house but all the doors were locked from the inside and no windows were open. So unless the person could fit through the dog door we couldn't figure it out. And we had 2 dogs, the lab and a poodle. Neither were barking when we came home. One time my sister was home alone with the dogs and her bedroom got ice cold with the heat on. She could see her breath, both dogs were whimpering and crying. My sis freaked out, jumped out of bed, got her robe on & ran to her car to go to a friends house in her pjs. She left the house, the dogs and would never stay home alone again. I use to hate to stay along and would turn all the light on in the living room, den and kitchen. Didn't even like to walk a few feet down the hall to bathroom or my bedroom when no one was home. Did not go into the master bedroom with no one home, would get the jeepers creepers down my spine.
Anyway, after we did the old homes routine visit, we headed over to Malibu to Paradise Cove for lunch. It is a bit spendy but very good food. Walked out on the pier for a few mins and took some pictures. I haven't download them yet but will put them on my Sparks page or a later blog. I ordered the Salmon but it was easily 2 servings but it only came with snap beans ,so I ate all the salmon and maybe 20 or so of the beans. I also only drank water. The table was served fresh baked sour dough bread which I had 2 pcs of with some whipped butter. Last time my sister was there she saw Jennifer Aniston at another table. This is a very popular spot for the local celebs.
Then we headed down the coast to come home. The drive wasn't too awful because sometimes it can take you bwt 2 - 4 hours to get 67 miles here in La La Land. Traffic really sucks even on the weekends. Everyone have a nice Sunday!