Sunday, May 23, 2010

Disney Reunion Time

During my 24 years at Disneyland I spent most of it in 2 areas - Tomorrowland and the Parking Lot. Both were wonderful and fun and I met some amazing people in both places. Somehow both locations decided to hold reunions on the same night - last night. The first one was the Tomorrowland gang at Blackie's by the Sea in Newport at 2pm and the second was at Acapulco's in Anaheim at 6pm. As I was working I didn't make it to the 1st one until 5pm, but it was still going strong. I left there around 8-ish & headed to the other one. Both were spectacular fun-here's a few pics to prove it!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Another Interview

I had another interview-this one for an Asst. Manager position at a store in Downtown Disney. It went well & they said that they would contact me next week about a 2nd interview. I need to figure out why I do well for 2 interviews but no farther lately. This could be a good job-fingers crossed!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Days Off

Enjoying my first of 2 days off in a row-something that doesn't happen too often. Relaxed most of the day & made my favorite oatmeal/butterscotch/pecan cookies. It does get a bit lonely, but I keep telling myself that it's better to be alone that with someone who isn't right.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dinner with an old friend

Last night I had the pleasure of meeting up with a friend that I used to know many, many years ago. We met for dinner at the Crab Cooker in Tustin and he was the same gentle soul that I remembered. The years have been kind to him and we spent most of dinner catching up on each others lives over the past 20+ years. He brought me a lovely bouquet of flowers and we drove up to his home see a spectacular view of the lights of Orange County. It feels good to reconnect with special people. I'm looking forward to more reconnection

Monday, May 10, 2010


I've decided to resume blogging as my own version of therapy-can't afford the real version for awhile.

Monday off-delightful! Laundry, mopping floors, & relaxing. Put out a few more applications today. I really am quite happy where I am, but it BARELY covers the rent and is less than I was making on unemployment - not good. If I can find a way to just get more hours with this company, it would be best. This morning I called an old friend who sent me his number. We will be meeting for dinner on Thursday evening. I have mixed feelings but mostly good. I need to get out more-I'm turning into an old fuddy-dud! Tonight's dinner - the now infamous crab quesadillas! Dominic & I can't seem to get enough & since I had plenty of the imitation crab in the freezer, why not. Here's the recipe. I have never followed it exactly, but it's a wonderful place to start!

Crab Quesadillas

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Preparation Time: 30 minutes Level: Easy
Cook Time: 30 minutes Serves: 4
These quesadillas have an irresistibly creamy filling. They also make great appetizers. Serve with your favorite salsa on top and a cup of black bean soup topped with chopped avocado.
• 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
• 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
• 4 scallions, chopped
• 1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
• 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
• 2 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos, (optional)
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
• 1 tablespoon orange juice
• 8 ounces pasteurized crabmeat, drained if necessary
• 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas
• 2 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1. Combine Cheddar, cream cheese, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapenos (if using), orange zest and juice in a medium bowl. Gently stir in crab. Lay tortillas out on a work surface. Spread one-fourth of the filling on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.
2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day 2010

All in all, this is a good day. My baby girl, Mia is working both of her jobs today - Subway and Disneyland. As one who has herself worked many, many holidays I have no problem with this. She did call to tell me that she was thinking of me, so that is good enough for me! I do know that she loves me and not just on Mother's Day.

My wonderful son made me a lovely breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes, Quite yummy!! He did spend most of the day here and only recently took off with his buddy, Jesus. Once again I DO know that he loves me on more than just Mother's Day, so it is all good!

So here I am, indulging in a couple of guilty pleasures: drinking champagne, watching true crime on TV & playing on the computer. I just got a call from my Mom saying that she wants to drop by-should be interesting . . . My other daughter, Alissa has not bothered to call or anything else today. I guess she wanted to be with her in-laws or someone else with more money, etc than have. I wish I knew what she was thinking. I have always loved her more than anything else in my life (as with all of my kids), but that has never been enough for her. Hopefully she will come around someday . . .