Archive for August, 2012

Things that kind of suck

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

Monday: We had sunscreen applied aplenty and were ready to go for a fun day at Disneyland and California Adventure. The plan was to ride water rides and play in the sprinkler area. It’s an annual tradition. Apparently my car has decided it’s done. To go along with its lack of power in acceleration, its […]

time has passed

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Hmm, I’ve forgotten to blog the last few days. Never even entered my mind.
So let’s see, Wednesday I went to my book club meeting. We discussed “The Virgin Cure” by Ami McKay. It was okay. It’s not my type of book, which the book club books never are, but I keep doing because I really […]

sleepy and in the dark

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Woke up more than an hour past my alarm so I wasn’t sure if I could fit in my workout. I think today would only be a 20-minute day, so went ahead and put on my workout clothes. I always put them on first thing as that’s one less excuse to skip it. I sitll […]

Dark side of the town

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Just before we left for park on Friday, our power went off. I called and did confirm it wasn’t just us but the area- how large of an area, I don’t know. So the girls and I headed to park as planned, assuming it would be on when we got home. I texted Chris […]

That’s smurfin’ tasty!

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Blue rice was a success!

I used the beach as my inspiration for the bento. It’s supposed to be an overhead perspective, hence the whale (cut from nori) in the upper corner. The placement was questionable enough that the younger Anc thought it was a cloud. The boat is made of a slice of cucumber sliced […]

Life’s a beach

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Today our park group went to the beach together. There was a trip last month too but it was the same week Tabitha was in day camp so we weren’t able to attend. Today was just perfect and we all had a great time. I can’t share pics since all of them have other kids […]

Birthday outing

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

One of Tabitha’s friends had a birthday last month and she can be difficult to buy for. Last year we took her somewhere fun and that was a big hit so we went that route again. Yesterday was our day out and we went to the Discovery Science Center. We had passes there for 2 […]

No ice cream today :(

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

We went to dance an hour early this morning so the girls could take advantage of the bouncer in the larger dance room. The studio has been having it every Tuesday this summer, but they charge and we’d have to be early and Dee could only do it for an hour so we hadn’t done […]


Monday, August 13th, 2012

I was exhausted from the moment I got up this morning. But I pushed through and even did my workout though maybe not quite as enthusiastically as usual. The last couple of Mondays I’ve worn the kids out with my over-zealous attack on lessons. My thought process was simply that we are busy many other […]

Long night

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Chris was feeling off and went to sleep around 6:30 and here it is 9 and he’s still asleep so I think I can assume I won’t see him until tomorrow morning. He napped before lunch too so I wonder if he’s coming down with something.
I’ve got one kid in bed and another hour before […]

Two Days

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Yesterday my car wanted to overheat- something that was avoided by a combination of the heater and refusing to let my car idle. In short- it sucked.
Today we spent time with some of our dearest friends and the girls swam while I got hours of wonderful chatting in. Today did not suck.
Not sure what […]

Brownies and ice cream

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Monday was just a day of lessons, though I did break it up with a Jack in the Box run specifically for dessert before our lunch. The kids enjoyed that and the cashier thought it was funny- probably because I ordered a Diet Coke with our cheesecake, cookies, and churros. It was a long day […]


Sunday, August 5th, 2012

This was a Pinterest recipe kind of weekend, as well as 2 other food items that have been put off far too long.
Note- none of the Pinterest pictures are mine. I didn’t bother to take pics of any of this as it wasn’t unique enough.
Saturday morning we started with Bacon Pancakes. Basically cook bacon (we […]

Half a sleepover

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

Daisy and a friend of hers have been making plans for a sleepover, but neither is old enough to actually have one. I think my friend and I are waiting until the girls turn 8 since that’s about how older our olders kids were when they started sleepovers. Anyway, Daisy and A have talked about […]

By the sea

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

I’ve had it in my head for the last couple of years that I wanted to rent a house near the beach. I finally made it happen this year and it was, well, it was nice and I’d even say fun, but it wasn’t what I envisioned. In my head, we’d go to the beach […]