Archive for January, 2013

Wax and Alley

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

This year Tabitha decided she didn’t want a birthday party. I can’t say I was sad about it because I still have Dee’s party and frankly, Tabitha has a lot of friends- it’s hard to fit them all into my house. We offered her a day out with two friends and that was an […]


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

My darling oldest child turned 14 today! We woke her with the traditional playing of the birthday songlist and she cowered under her covers and yelled at us to stop it (also a tradition).
For gifts she was given a complete set of Harry Potter books from the UK which means book 1 is actually called […]


Monday, January 28th, 2013

Today was finally the day! No one was sick, lessons were done by *both* children, there was dinner, and Girl Scouts, and now, Kings Hockey on the telly.
All is right in my world.
Of course normal will go to hell as soon as birthday-o-rama starts, but our real normal is always hectic anyway.
We pulled out […]

Now with boots on the outside!

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

So I was feeling all blah and was going to blog and then decided to tackle a sewing project I’ve been meaning to do. I followed Dwija’s tutorial on turning boot cut jeans into skinny jeans. I’ve really wanted to do this as I have a pair of boots I love and while they fit […]

too much food

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Anyone want to come eat some food? The sick people in the family are hardly eating, but I’m making full meals for the two of us who are healthy so there’s a lot of food hanging out in my fridge. I’m making something very simple tonight that I think even Tabs and Chris will eat […]

I could use Florence Nightengale

Monday, January 21st, 2013

Half the household is sick. Tabitha has the flu and Chris has a cold. Both were fine yesterday and yet, there’s been fever, stuffiness, nausea, coughing from both of them, chills- ah, good times. Chris is going to attempt work tomorrow so we’ll see how that goes. Tabitha will need to spend another day in […]

My kids are lunatics….

Sunday, January 20th, 2013

but man do I love and adore them.
There isn’t really a story to go with that, nothing that will translate well in the typewritten word, just a thought I had earlier this evening while they were, well, being lunatics. The sisterly love is so strong, makes my heart melt on a consistent basis.
So I got […]

Zoku pops

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

I was not nearly as productive today as I set out to be. But hey! More yummy Zoku pops! I’m sharing a pic so you all know what I’m talking about. These are my own creation- there’s a blueberry layer and a strawberry layer and I added slices of kiwi. I’m told they were very […]

So, no cleaning fairy?

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Today Chris is gone for basically the entire day until dinner (hm, just realized I have nothing planned for dinner) and to be honest, I think it’s for the best. I have so much to work to catch up on after this past week, but if he was home I’d be all “Ef the vacuuming- […]

Don’t call it a comeback

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Mainly because it wasn’t. Remember last night how I felt all *speshul* and stuff and lauding my returning health? Yeah, not so much. Couldn’t sleep because my stomach started hurting on top of the whole still can’t breathe because of my cold. I finally nodded off around 1am for about two and a half hours, […]

That would hold a lot of pencils!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

Because I married a great guy, this is what he came home with today after reading my previous post.

It’s a bin- better than a pencil box. I’ve been saying for a while that I needed a bin for my cookie cutters and now I have it
And another good thing- as of about 6pm […]

Where’s my pencil box?

Monday, January 14th, 2013

When I was super little and sick, I spent the day on the couch at my baby-sitter’s house and I’d watch Price is Right. It was really more of a loveseat and I think it was green. Next to me was her canary Monty.
Once I was older and we have moved away from my sitter, […]

well this stinks

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

Got Tabitha’s cold so I’m uber annoyed. I did okay this morning, got up and worked out, and cooked everyone breakfast, but by the time I was completely done getting ready for the day, I could feel my energy waning. I pressed on and got Daisy’s play mat for her Playmobil farm all sewn up. […]

tasty goodness

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

It was just Daisy and I this evening as Chris and Tabi were at an LA Kings event. So we baked oatmeal scotchies and they were honestly the best cookies I’ve ever made. I am not a baker. I don’t enjoy it and rarely think the end result is that good. But these? Fan-freaking-tastic. I […]

spiraling down

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Practically every week I leave park with the feeling of gratitude for the people who I can call my friends. I am very fortunate and hope to never take my situation for granted.
But things have kind of gone downhill since then mainly because I have a horrific headache that I am truly doing my best […]

the week

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Tabitha has been quite ill to the point where I finally googled flu symptoms this morning. But it’s definitely just a cold, albeit a rather bad one, and then she woke up seeming much better today. I guess 3 solid days of laying in bed watching Dr. Who was all she needed. She’s missed all […]


Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

We all know the tricks people use to inspire themselves to workout and lose weight. There’s the old buy the perfect dress in a size too small, or posting a picture of the ideal body on the front of the fridge, to the more modern posting of weight lost tips on pinterest.
I don’t do any […]

tuesday has won

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Today’s workout beat me. Around the 30-minute mark I started really feeling tired and not sure I could finish. Then Daisy walked in from having a bad dream and that really threw me off and then my stomach apparently worked off the breakfast and started growling. I called it good and jumped in the shower.
Tabitha […]


Monday, January 7th, 2013

I gave the girls today off from lessons so I could prepare for lessons for the week. I felt I needed the extra day and they needed one day of basically nothing going on except one kid going to a Girl Scout meeting.
However, my mind is cluttered and clouded and here I am at the […]

Things they be happening

Sunday, January 6th, 2013

I must send up an apology to Mother Nature. Last week I checked the projected forecast for today and it was 77 and clear. Very good combo for a day at Disneyland. After a couple days, it was changed to high of 68 and a bit cloudy. Not as good, but still fine. Then it […]

Nice while it lasted

Friday, January 4th, 2013

Today is the last day of our winter break schedule. Never in all our years of homeschool have I adhered to any sort of “school” (p-tooey) schedule. But this year the girls joined the musical theatre camp which ran during the time when most people are off school. So not only have we not had […]

Too much fun.

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

So the song that took over the airwaves “We are Young,” was followed by “Some Nights” and then “Carry On;” they were all done by the band fun. I loved every one of those songs and a long time ago I made a rule that if I liked 3 songs off an album I would […]

In our house

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

Daisy to me after hearing how much Tabitha weighs- “If she weighs 100 pounds, how much must

So, back to my workouts soon then, yes?
In other news, she apparently thinks girl-boy kissing is yucky but boy-boy and girl-girl is fine and acceptable. You think she’s overheard our conversations about equal rights for all? Of […]

Already tired of this

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

The girls are taking a musical theater class through the dance studio over the winter break. They had 3 classes last week and finish with 3 more classes this week. While both kids are enjoying themselves, it starts at 9am which isn’t the most compatible with their normal sleep patterns.
Frankly, by steretypical homeschooling standards, my […]

Reflection, part 3

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

September through December
September was simply A-Mazing. I mean, we went to Alaska, for goodness sakes. Only Disney could convince me to willingly be cold. Seriously, I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced such natural beauty. I saw two different glaciers and stood in a temperate rainforest with the people that I love most in this […]

Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013


2012 was filled with love, laughter, travel, and music. If 2013 is half as good as a year as this last year has been, then we will be very lucky indeed.
Love to you all and much luck in the new year.