Summertime blues

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

I’ve been enjoying being productive with the girls in regards to lessons. We spend so much time during the fall and spring months going to classes, celebrating holidays, and going on trips, that we don’t always get a lot of traditional lesson work done. Since their outside academic classes ended at the end of May, […]


Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

I’ve always loved crafts. I can remember back when I was 7 or so, reading my Sesame Street Library books and following along with the crafts. Pinwheels and Twiddlebugs were a given, but I also made a model of Sesame Street itself out of milk cartons.
My mom sewed and did embroidery so it’s really […]

Sunday Eats

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

It’s been such a good weekend, I’m sorry to see it end. Yesterday we headed down to San Juan Capistrano to visit Zoomars Petting Zoo. The girls and I have been there twice before and they love it, but this was Chris’s first visit. We fed goats, a cow, pigs, llamas, guinea pigs, and rabbits. […]

It’s the perfect blendship

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

So last night I had an intimate dream about someone who is and always has been just a friend. And honesty, it was a fairly PG dream, it mainly stood out that this was a friend. And I woke with simply warm and fuzzy thoughts for my friend and that’s not a bad thing.
I think […]

If the [running] shoe fits

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Or in this case, running clothes.
Dee has a 2+ hour class on Wednesdays but with traffic it’s not worth my time going home so I just hang out in the area. I figured I go running on that bike trail we used last week. This necessitated the excavation of my running clothes.
First I visited 2016 […]

Cinco Dias

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016

The last 5 days have been pretty good. Thursday night Tabitha and I went to see Captain America: Civil War. Loved it! It was my first Marvel movie in the theater, usually I stay home with Daisy and Chris gets to go but not this time! Not with Sebasstian Stan on the big screen! I […]

Hallmark Addiction

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

Got my little Bluetooth keyboard! Typing this via the browser on my phone and in my room. Works like a charm. I’m not a laptop kind of gal though I’d one of like a new netbook or my own tablet, but I think I’d want one of the multi-purpose tablets where it can work like […]

Long month

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

I’ve never been a fan of April, and even less so in years where Easter falls in March. Not sure what it is about that month, but it makes me unhappy. That’s not the reason for my silence though, there’s a much simpler explanation. I just can’t find time to type without disturbing others. I […]

last minute plans

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

Still not 100%, but it’s not use going over it again.
Friday Chris got an email about things going on this weekend via StubHub. One of the events was Adam Lambert at the Orpheum and someone was selling tix for six bucks! Sure they were third to the back row of the balcony, but they were […]

Out of commission

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The same night as my last posting, I started feeling like my chest was very congested and my throat was hurting in a way it hasn’t before. Basically, I’ve been sick. I was debating on making a doctor’s appt as I didn’t think it was just a virus, but then the concerning symptoms cleared, and […]

busy bees

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

I haven’t had time the last few evenings to jump on here. Thursday night was my last regular season Kings game with the hubby. They were down, then tied, then down, then really down, then tied, then won in overtime! Got to see my much loved favorite player Anze Kopitar score the winning goal. It […]

down day

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Not a great day today. Just kind of down and thinking too much- way too much- about not-so-good stuff. I managed to do some lessons with Daisy though so it wasn’t a total loss. Also did a Starbucks run so the older child could get the Cherry Blossom Frappuccino. It was green and tasted like […]

Marvel and Egg Hunt

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

The girls had a violin lesson this morning but after they were done we headed to Disneyland! Innoventions in Tomorrowland is home to Super Heroes HQ upstairs and Star Wars downstairs. Very soon though, Marvel is packing their bags and leaving the building. Spider-Man will relocate to California Adventure, and Captain America will join him, […]

two in a row

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Ordinary Monday for us. Tabitha has Latin in the morning so Daisy and I hang out a Carl’s Jr. and do lessons. Today I got asked if she’s homeschooled. I guess going there twice a week since September and doing spelling gave it away. The conversation didn’t go any further than that, but she seemed […]

new normal

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Barely over a week ago our lives were turned upside down as our girls are no longer dancing. I won’t go into details as it’s not exactly hard to find my blog and I also am tired of being angry, tired of being upset, and desperately trying to move on. In our world, this happening […]

5-minute bullet points

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

I’ve got 5-minutes before I wake the girls for the day, might as well say hi.
It’s been months and months but we’re all still here and doing fine.
Tabitha just finished a [school] year of Latin and British Lit. She had 100% throughout all of Latin and was one of only 3 to earn a certificate […]

October time!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Man I love fall! I mean, it’s still going to be a 100 through Monday, but I love what fall represents. The start of ALL THE FUN TIMES! Except the overwhelming stress I feel about getting Halloween costumes done. That part really, really sucks. But costume parties! And pumpkins! Trick or Treating!
Mid-Sept through February […]


Monday, September 15th, 2014

So today I was working on (paid) crochet work while lesson planning. Meanwhile, one child was reading The Wizard of Oz and the other child was practicing violin. I felt like the baddest mother multi-tasker, let me tell you. Usually I would follow up with how that peaceful picture was shattered by reality, but in […]

time off

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

All I do is sew, plan my sewing, crochet, plan my crocheting, homeschool, lesson plan, cook, meal plan. I stopped reading buzzfeed, playing facebook games, posting on facebook, instagramming; in other words- goofing off. My mind needed a break so last night I sat in bed for 3 hours and watched tv, and reruns at […]

check it

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Just a quick check in. I’ve been wanting to blog but haven’t made time for it so figured a quicky would have to do.
The mornings are teasing us and acting like June Gloom, except it’s September. I love fall and all it means so I get a little excited when the morning is overcast. But […]

smile through the tears

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Comedians aren’t supposed to die. They are the ones who help us get through the times of pain.
Laughter is the best medicine, after all.
The world will be a little dimmer without Robin William’s manic genius. I ache for the man who did nothing but bring joy to millions yet felt he could no longer face […]

the week has passed

Friday, August 8th, 2014

This was just one of those weeks where I wasn’t feeling it. Didn’t feel like doing lessons, or cooking, or crocheting or watching TV. Just kind of wished I was napping, but I hate naps. Guess I was bored? Whatever, at least it is done. I’ll talk about something from last month instead.
I don’t have […]

there was a time I liked San Diego

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

So we headed out to a Weezer concert at the Del Mar Racetrack. We wanted to go last year but Daisy’s illness kept us home, so we were determined to do it this year. It’s a fantastic deal. If you arrive before the last race starts, you get in for just six bucks and […]

Woe is me

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Well, not me, but Tabi. She’s actually been sick all week. It’s a cold, but it was slow burning so she had a very sore throat for 3 whole days before the stuffy nose and achy head came on. She missed a super-fun field trip and we won’t be going to park today. I think […]

Just keep crafting

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

I’ve been spending a fair amount of time crocheting lately. If you follow me on instagram you’ve likely seen the pictures. I have a baby project that’s ongoing as well as a request from Tabitha for something that I’m still working on. One I like, the other gives me fits. One night I just wanted […]

picture less

Monday, July 28th, 2014

No picture again, just being lazy, no other reason.
Up at 6am- good. Up at 6am and knowing I’ve already been up since 4am- not good. Woke at 4 for no reason at all. Just laid there for while. Listened to some rain outside (YAY! RAIN!). Listened to the living room clock tick. Like really, […]

What food group is mish-mash?

Friday, July 25th, 2014

You know what I had for lunch today? A hashbrown, a sixth of a watermelon, and a lime Oreo.
You can tell I don’t have the kids. And I won’t have them until tomorrow morning when this week can finally come to an end.
I love that they are having such a wonderful time at bootcamp […]

lady who lunches

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

This week without the girls my plan was to have 5 days of lunches out with friends. Monday and Friday fell through and I never managed to get one planned for Thursday. But Tuesday and Wednesday I got to have lunch with two people who are quite dear to me. I don’t see either of […]

back to basics

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

It’s not secret I love cooking. It’s something I’ve been doing since I was 10 years old and frankly, I’m pretty good at it. I like every aspect of it from planning to menu to picking out the produce to actually cooking. But it’s been months since I’ve been able to go through the whole […]

Just wandering

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

The younger child stayed at a friend’s house last night so the rest of us rented The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. I really enjoyed that story as a child and was very excited when the movie came out. But rarely do we make time to go to a movie theater so it was […]