Saturday, September 29, 2007

applause please

My daughter made it into the Senate at Fullerton college. Yeah Krystal! You rock! Want to find out what is going on in Senate girls head? Then click here!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Check out the new video

I swear I laugh EVERY time I see it!

Next Blog

Often when I have little to do and I am not checking on my Sims, I hit next blog. Over and over "next blog". Here is what I find. There are many blogs out there in other languages, that is so cool. I remember coming across one months ago that was in, I think, Japanese. The song she had on there was so beautiful. I commented on her blog and said I couldn't read it or understand the words of the song, but it was beautiful. She actually e-mailed me back.

Some people put music on their blogs. Usually I can't hear it because they use Windows Media Player. As I am using a far superior Macintosh, I am probably saved from listening to something I don't like anyway. (although frankly I have no idea, I might be missing something I love). Don't even get me started on those cell phones that you have to hear someone else's idea of music instead of a ring. Bring back the ring, please!

Sometimes you come across some not so nice sites, that's right, porn! Isn't anything safe? I am looking for someone out there whose blog might peek my interest and whamo, boobs! Now, my computer is sitting on the counter that separates the kitchen and the dining room. Since I do have four children, it is guaranteed that someone is walking by at some point at any time. That is nothing I want them to see. Can't these people confine these sites to sites you would expect to see something like that?

Also, people like to put pictures up. I put pictures up. I like looking at other people's photos (just not the above mentioned). More people are using Slide. The thing is, they will usually put quite a few of these on the current blog page. This causes the page to take a while to load. So while I might want to view the photos, I don't want to sit her waiting for them to load. Unless of course it is one of my regularly viewed blog pages.

There are my insights of "Next blog". You can now empty your mind of anything you read here as it is not worth keeping. Well, except for bringing back the ring!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

A trip to the zoo

Krystal had some extra credit she needed to do for her Anthro class so we went to the Santa Ana zoo to check out the monkeys.
(A little tid bit, the Santa Ana zoo has to have 50 monkeys at all times). This is a pic of Siobhan and Diego with a monkey.

We had a great time, the whole family went. As usual, we found it was only a little bit more money to get a membership, which we did. We will be able to go back through the year for free as well as discounts to many other zoos.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

So many emotions

Today marks two years since my dad passed away. I won't say things are better, but they are...more distant I guess. I still break down and cry for seemingly no reason. I still have to push the emotions down sometimes. Right now is not a good time.

My life long friends dad is going to have a triple by-pass. I can't tell you the emotions that brought up, for both her and I. Our dads worked together many, many years ago. That is how we became friends. We both started out in CA, moved to Tenn. and back to CA. She has since moved back to Tenn. Doesn't matter, our bond is tight! I pray for her dad and hope you will as well.

A friend of mine just found out that her son, three years old, has leukemia. My dad died from a form of leukemia. Her son is only THREE! I can not imagine the pain and fright she is experiencing right now. More prayers please.

I think the thing of it is, there is nothing I can do. I can pray. I can continue to raise money for LLS but I can't do ANYTHING. I can't make Melissa's dad get better. I can't cure my friend's son. I can't bring my dad back. What do we DO?

I want to again, thank my wonderful husband. He has been there or not been there, depending on what I need. He general knows if I am off crying, that it is because I miss my dad. He says I need to talk about him more so the little one's don't forget. I try, but it is so hard. I loved my dad so much. I know most everyone loves their parents. I always had a special bond with my father. He was not perfect, but he was perfect for me!

I miss you Daddy! I miss you so much.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Could it be so?

Okay, as you probably know, my faith in Weatherman is nil. Nada, zip, zilch. They stink! Although they are saying it just might rain Thursday or Friday. Oh gosh, I hope so. I am off Thursday. It would be ideal. Hope with the little man, a good book and rain. Come on rain!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wii fun

Diego giving his all playing Carnival on the Wii. We finally found a game the little one's can actually play. He was so funny. He uses his whole body when all the has to do is move the wiimote! Too cute!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Last night on my business trip

and to be honest, I wish my husband were with me. Didn't think I would miss him this much.

Ahhh, one more night in this lovely hotel room. Big bed. Tv all to myself. Bath. Not much else needed.

Tomorrow I will see my family. Five days. Longest time yet (except for when Eric and I went to Europe for 3 and a half weeks) but Siobhan and Diego weren't here yet. How long until the kids make me mad once I am home? Bets anyone?

Dinner alone

Eating dinner alone, I noticed more things that I might not have otherwise. I was sitting there enjoying my book and I saw at least at 2 other tables, a mom and daughter and a two friends having dinner. At each of those tables one person was on the phone for at least 10-15 minutes. Why?

Why go to dinner with someone and then sit there with them on the phone. How rude is that? The other person is just sitting there and looking around. I kept thinking, you have such little time in life, if you made the effort to go out, can't you at least "talk" to the person you are with? Especially when there is no one else there for that other person to talk to.

I think cell phones are great. You can be reached anywhere and get what you need when you need it. Just the same, you don't HAVE to answer. You can say "Can I call you back?". Ahhh, I am just venting...

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

still tired

How is that? I am by myself in a HUGE comfortable bed yet I wake up tired. I have been waking up a few times a night but that is pretty usual. Arrgghhh is it 7 am ALREADY? Everyone keeps telling me that this hotel has a great (free) breakfast but I am NOT a morning person. How could I possible get up early enough to get ready and sit down and eat? I can't!

Work has been great. Earned my keep yesterday. Today is Wednesday, I will be leaving Friday. I miss my kids and I miss my husband but I am still enjoying sitting in this big room alone doing nothing! I imagine by Friday I will be SO ready to go home!

Siobhan has Open House tonight at school and she told her teacher I was out of town. Her teacher told her for me to come see her when I get back. I asked Eric "Am I a single parent now?". Funny. Siobhan said she wanted us both to go. Where do kids come up with this stuff? Too much!

Well, it is almost 7:30, I GUESS I should be gettting ready instead of sitting here in my pj's watching the Daily Show.

Have a good day people!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

my horoscope for today

How funny is this? I am away on business and this is what they tell me?!

While things in your professional life are coming together quite nicely right now, not everything will be going as smoothly in your home life. This will definitely not be an easy day in terms of keeping that promise you made. You need more time to devote to this issue, so if you can, reschedule your day so that you can pay attention to the people who really matter. You don't have to address a certain issue or accomplish a specific goal -- you just need to spend more time with your family

Too much!

Yuba- day one

Thanks again Yolanda for picking me up and dropping me off at 6am! The flight was good but VERY full, so not so comfortable. I got the rental car right away, it was a Grand Prix, whatever. I got a little lost picking the right fwy to find the hwy I needed but I was early so it was okay.

I got to the office and we went to lunch, Who wouldn't love that schedule? We did some work and I left about 3:30, TIRED! I went to Target to get a few things I forgot, like a toothbrush. I decided to just pick up dinner because I wanted to relax. I video chatted with the kids and took a nice long hot bath. I read and enjoyed sleeping in this big HUGE comfy bed. I slept well.

I got to hear my beautiful babies voices this morning. You have to love the internet. All things possible.

Gotta go get ready for day two. Oh I had to stop yesterday while a chicken and rooster got out of the road. I couldn't believe it. I almost took a picture!

Monday, September 10, 2007


It is 5:30AM and not only am I ready to go, I have said my good-byes and am blogging. My friend Yolanda should be here any minute to take me to the airport. I bet she is regretting offering about right now, ha ha.

Siobhan said she thought I was leaving in the morning. I told her it was morning the sun just isn't awake yet. My friend Cheryl gets up at this time every morning so she can do her crosswords before work. I thought it before, now I know, Cheryl you are crazy!

Family, I will miss you SO much!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Getting ready to depart

Friday night our softball game was postponed until next week (which I will not be able to make). So we enjoyed an evening home. Yesterday Krystal and her friend made posters. They are trying to run for Senate at their college. We had a LA Galaxy game last night. They actually won 3-1. Without Beckham or Donovan. Oh and UCLA won too!

I have to pack today. I am going to ask my friend Yolanda if she will drop me off at the airport tomorrow about 6am. Think I owe her lunch? ha ha We don't want to leave the car at the airport for 5 days. Eric will be using my van and sometimes his car has this thing about not starting when it has been sitting for about 3 days.

I am really going to miss my babies. Oh and Eric, K and B too. Just not as much!

It has cooled off so much since last week. The nights are wonderful! I don't know what Yuba is going to be like, probably HOT! I will make sure the ac in my hotel room is UP all the way!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

A sad farewell

I am not a big fan of opera but it doesn't take much to realize when someone is amazing. Pavarotti passed away today at age 71 of pancreatic cancer. You know heaven is filled with even more beautiful music now!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007


A little background. My good friends and family will vouch for me here. I am not a scary cat, an easily frightened person, or scared easily. As a matter of fact, my husband often spends time trying to scare me around the house. I love when he actually does, which isn't often. If I hear a noise at night, I don't wake my husband, I get up and see what it is. The worst is not knowing, so I might as well just figure out what it is.

One may not have to do with the other. This month is September. The month my father passed away. Two years ago in a couple of weeks. The other night I felt the tears coming. I fought them off as I often do. I was in bed and ready to sleep, but if I turn off the lights and try to go to sleep, the thoughts will come. I fell asleep with the lights on.

The night before last my husband went to bed before me (not usual). I went to bed and laid down and I swear I thought I saw someone standing in the hallway. My heart was beating fast! I thought "Oh my God, there is someone there!". This is NOT normal for me.

Last night we went to bed at the same time. I was unable to go to sleep. Thoughts might come. I got up and watched a little tv. When I went back to bed I turned over and actually reached out because I thought something was standing right there. I was scared. I didn't want to go to sleep but knew there was nothing to really worry about, right?!

I thought a little bit and said "Dad, if that is you, you are freaking me out, stop it". Of course, I don't really think it is my dad. He would be wherever the tv is.

Is Eric keeping these things away since he is usually up when I go to bed? Is it because my body realized before my head that it is September? Could it be my dad? Could it be I am going crazy? Could it be I just need more sleep?

Whatever it is is freaking me out! I am not sleeping well. Ahh, we shall see..

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Weekend Update

Last night I took three of my friends (Yolanda, Natalie and Stephanie) to a Galaxy game. We had a good time. They were so excited to see Beckham. He wasn't playing but was seated behind us in the players booth. Stephanie said it was the best day of her whole life. ha ha. They lost but we will still had fun hanging out.

It is freaking hot again today. I went to the store earlier today and the probably 45 second walk from the store to the car, YIKES! Thank God, again that we had central ac put in!

Tonight we are going to a German place where they have food, music and lots of BEER! Some of our friends and cousins will be there as well. I don't like beer but it is still fun. They have shopping and desert and hopefully kettle corn! yum yum

I love the long weekends! So nice to have one more day off.

Next week (10th) I leave for 5 days for work. I will be heading to our Yuba office again. I will go on Monday and come back Friday. I asked Eric if he will miss me, he said on Thursday. NICE! He lies anyway. It will be hard being away from the kids for so long but it will be nice at the same time. This is my third trip in a year and I am pretty sure that I will have everyone trained by the end of this one so I don't foresee another visit in the future.