Archive for April, 2009

What to say?

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

I don’t want to stop blogging, but the reality is when things aren’t going very well, I tend to retreat. I don’t exactly pretend that my life is a constant stream of fluffly kitties hacking up sunshine and rainbows, but I also don’t blog details of down times. Plus life keeps throwing curveballs at me […]

still trying to work things out

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

I’ve lost a little bit of the blogging mojo as I continue to strive for that inner calm I’ve be lacking. Tabitha did not help matters when she said to me before bed on Sunday that she really wishes the weekends were longer and that she don’t like having the week all laid out for […]

Up and Down

Friday, April 24th, 2009

I got up and did yoga this morning, but not a workout as I simply don’t have that luxury on Fridays. For the first morning this week, I felt at least a little bit at peace as I sat with my green tea. Much more inner calm than I’ve experienced in the last two months. […]

the real way to cut stress

Thursday, April 23rd, 2009

Getting up at 5:30am four days in a row to do yoga and workout does not lower stress as I had hoped.
Chucking all responsibilities and going to the zoo, however, does.

‘Twas a good day


Monday, April 20th, 2009

How is it going to be 99 today and drop to 74 on Friday? The girls and I tend to get colds when the weather does that to us, let’s hope we can bypass it this time!
I got up on time and did all my yoga plus 15 minutes of the Wii Fit aerobics including […]


Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The kids’ schedules have become increasingly demanding and I’m the one who takes the brunt of it. I feel like I’m constantly under pressure and it’s been hard to keep any kind of balance lately. Almost everything has suffered, from my skin to my cooking to my working out. I don’t even feel calm enough […]

mm-mm good

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Yesterday was our egg hunt for Park Day. We had a decent turn out and all the kids loved taking off to gather their eggs. We simply limit each child to one dozen so they each get to pick and choose as opposed to making it a free for all which would not work with […]

Santa Barbara

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

Yesterday our homeschool park group took the Amtrk train up to Santa Barbara. What a wonderful trip it was! The winds were whipping us soundly since they were 20-25mph, but we survived and had a great time.
When we first arrived we went straight to the beach as that was the most important thing to […]

Easter hangover

Monday, April 13th, 2009

The Anc girls were surly today, let me tell you. I think we all had way too much excitement and chocolate yesterday because none of us were in a very good mood today. I also woke up in the middle of a semi-intense dream based on the TV show Chuck and it was really hard […]


Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Fabulous Easter today Tabitha came and woke us up just 10 minutes past 7 and then went to wake her sister. They were off like a flash to get to their baskets. They were thrilled with their joint gift of 50 Crayola pip squeak markers. It’s something they ask for every time we […]

the bunny is gearing up

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

We went out to an Easter egg hunt held at the gymnastics studio for little kids. Even though Daisy isn’t in the little gym anymore, the hunt was designed for enrolled students up to age 5 so I figure she was allowed. There were plenty of eggs and Daisy had a grand time filling her […]


Friday, April 10th, 2009

Tabitha passed testing into intermediate 2! There was another coach working with the class and helped her with her bridge kickover (we used to call them a back walkover if that means anything to you) and she finally got it. I saw her do it 3 times in a row and that’s the only skill […]

squeezing in a post

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Trying to quickly post since it’s been a couple days. I had to make the decision to postpone our Park Day egg hunt based on cold weater, wind and impending rain and we have yet to see a raindrop so Tabitha is not thrilled it’s postponed. But even without the rain, cold and wind would […]

At least it was a beautiful weekend

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

Now it’s raining and is probably going to continue a few more days this week jeopardizing our Park Day Easter egg hunt. Oh well, as I told Tabitha, there’s nothing we can do about it so no use lamenting.
Daisy decided not to ice skate today afterall. When I told her today was ice skating her […]

the end of Monday

Monday, April 6th, 2009

Tabitha had a play date today for a few hours. I got some good chatting time in with my friend as well. I didn’t want Daisy to feel left out so she was promised computer time which is always a nice treat for her.
Chris came home not too much longer after our friends left […]


Sunday, April 5th, 2009

We went to Disneyland today.
We had a fabulous time
The End.

Thoroughly enjoyable

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Today was just that, thoroughly enjoyable Chris and I stayed up last night until 1:30 watching Friends and finished season 5. Needless to say I did not get up with my 6:45am alarm though I did get up with the 7:40am alarm as it was in the form of a Daisy. I skipped […]

hurry, hurry

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Fridays are nothing but one big rush. As soon as I wake up I have to immediately get myself ready without any leisure time for some Diet Coke and email reading. Then it’s hurry and get the kids up, hurry and get them breakfast, hurry and get them ready. Then we’re off to book club […]

foolish ramblings

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

So yesterday I needed to do a favor for my mom and I agreed to it before I had signed the girls up for ice skating. So we found ourselves with a small dilemma and in the end, Chris decided to take a personal day to help out. I talked to him on the phone […]

Still a mop, but at least shorter

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Me, November 2008

Me, April 2009

Shorter, lighter, still shaggy. The ends of my hair are in complete shock to have lost so much of themselves. As of yesterday before I got it cut, the ends of my hair could be tucked into my jeans (I wear low jeans, but not ultra low). Today, the longest length […]