Archive for July, 2012

Everybody sing!

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

We saw The Wiggles for the very last time, Monday night. We went to our first Wiggles concert when Tabitha was 5 and even had front row seats. We’ve gone almost every year since then. We didn’t last year though as there didn’t seem to be a desire. I had decided earlier this year that […]


Sunday, July 22nd, 2012

The girls usually enter a lot of stuff into the fair, but life has been a little different this year and we put off even sending in the entry form until 2 days before the deadline. At that time the girls had 3 weeks to get their stuff done. My little procrasinators did nothing of […]

Sing it

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

We had an appt today that was almost an hour away, which can be a drag. But the bright side of driving home on a sunny, Saturday afternoon is someone plays DJ which may or may not result in a family sing-along. Today I chose the songs and went with an alphabetical theme: A-Ha, Briggs, […]

Good Friday

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

I’m am cold most of the time. For example, I wear my fuzzy slippers in the summer because the AC, set at 78 degrees, makes me cold. If I could get away with setting it to 80 I would, but I think the family would revolt. But this past week of getting in and out […]

wash it away

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

I’m not a very fun person to live with right now. I recognize that and am trying not to be snippy but I fail far more than I suceed. I had an unexpected hour and half alone this evening though. I sat for a bit and enjoyed the silence then jumped in the shower with […]


Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Yesterday is better left forgotten. Girls are working on fair projects and one child has vision with no idea how to achieve said vision. This puts me in the position of needing to help and offer suggestions which makes me feel like it’s my project. The other child wants to enter stuff but makes zero […]


Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

Daisy was sporting a sore throat all day yesterday and sure enough, definitely had a cold today. So no dance for her which was sad because I had planned for her to do the bounce house with friends before class. Plus I have book club tomorrow where she would get to play with friends. Lastly, […]

Early for us

Monday, July 16th, 2012

When we go to Disneyland, we get there at opening which for part of the year is 8am. This means we must leave the house by 7am, which of course means waking the kids in the 6:15-:6:30 range so you can imagine what time I get up. Normally California Adventure opens around 10am, but since […]

how did we live?

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

We had no internet for a good portion of the day. How exactly did we live before the internet? We couldn’t print important papers, I couldn’t pull a recipe out of the magic box, couldn’t delete my spam. Thank goodness for our smart phones!
We weren’t actually here for a good portion of the […]

two decades

Friday, July 13th, 2012

So my 20-year hs reunion is this weekend. Now I wasn’t invited because I honestly don’t know the people organzing it and apparently they only went through facebook. I can assume nothing was mailed since I did go to the last reunion and have lived at the same address for almost 13 years and have […]

hello morning

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Woke up feeling fantastic. I can’t explain it since we went to bed a half hour “late” and I’ve been so tired all week, but here I am. Alarm went off and I hopped out of bed. Weird, but I’ll take it and hope it continues.
It’s threatening thunder storms but I’m supposed to baby-sit outside […]

Picture of lazy

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Yesterday I took Tabi to day camp, then went for donuts with the Wee Miss (okay, she’s not so wee, she’s 7, but it was one of her first nicknames and I love it), and a stop at the fabric store. Came home, did 3 lessons with Daisy, gave her lunch, and then, well then […]

back to dance

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Summer dance started today. For a switch it’s during lunch time instead of dinner. First Daisy had a jazz and tap combo class which she’s pretty much taking just for fun. But the teacher was definitely teaching in a different way than her other teachers so it was still new stuff and I feel she […]

a disney day

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Yesterday was one of those days where we ride the crazy train and get up before dawn to go to Disneyland. Totally worth it. Everyone must have been over at California Adventure because Disneyland itself was fan-tastically empty. We rode so many rides and enjoyed walking around and visited characters all before noon. Then some […]

into the weekend

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Immediately after finishing yesterday’s rant, I felt better. But I guess I was still on edge as about an hour later one child said something and I completely overreacted. But I did manage to pull myself together enough for us to go to park, with lunches even. I didn’t really get to isolate myself and […]

ungrateful for fridays

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I’m always grumpy on Fridays.
Movie sucked last night- made it through maybe half an hour. Should have gone with my gut on that one, I knew I didn’t want to see it. I want to see The Artist which is at Redbox right now. Kind of want to watch Hatfields and McCoys as it’s been […]

Happy leftover fireworks day!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Not a ton going off right now, but a decent amount. Thankfully the dogs don’t freak out. The older one is so old, we don’t even think she hears them anymore. Biscuit is fairly mellow and just doesn’t care.
Today we were off to violin which takes a good portion of our time since it is […]

Baby, you’re a firework

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Started the day with German pancakes, but I used blueberries and strawberries and whipped cream for some red, white, and blue. But then we had Mexican for lunch (if you can call Del Taco “Mexican” food) so we were right back to mixing up the cultures a bit. As Chris pointed out, our country is […]

It’s summer

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

As in today is July 4th. Not a day I’m particularly fond of. Frankly, I hate parties so I don’t go to friends’ houses; I won’t do a BBQ at the park or beach on a holiday (not that we have ever done that any other day of the year); and fireworks aren’t fun if […]