Sunday, July 31, 2005

Our vacation is set

Only a short one, but a well needed one!
Bradley has two soccer games on Saturday, after the last one we will be heading to New Port Beach Hotel, our favorite spot. We will be there until Wednesday and then we will head to Estero Beach Hotel, where I have never been but Eric stayed there many times but it was years ago. We will stay there two nights and come back home Friday (I have to work Saturday).

I can't wait. Relaxing by the pool, at the beach, eating lobster, tacos, LOTS of drinks. Wow! We will also be looking for property while we are there. Oh, what a vacation it will be. So close and yet a world away!

Saturday, July 30, 2005

cold as ice

We took Siobhan to ballet this afternoon. We were talking to a guy who just happened to be the teacher for the Hip Hop class. He mentioned that there are no classes the month of August. That's nice. We are almost ready to leave and we hadn't heard this, not once. She has to wait a whole month.

She was a bit complaining after class and she fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. Eric and I went and bought some flagstone for the back, she slept the whole time. When we got home, what did Siobhan have with her, a FEVER. Great!

We were going to take her to dinner to see her Nino play. It is his last weekend for who knows how long. Oh well, poor baby. She came home after the car nap and slept another three and a half hours. (Eric and I napped with her being the wonderful parents that we are!)

Feel better baby!

It's about..

...21 weeks to Christmas. Yikes!

Friday, July 29, 2005


It is Friday. Eric has his flex day. Krystal has no summer school today. We have NO soccer this weekend. What? A weekend to do whatever we want? What will that be like?

We still need to go look at stone for the patio. Siobhan has ballet tomorrow. There are a few other things to do, but we don't HAVE to be anywhere. Oh joy!

Of course, our cars are dirty, the dogs need a bath, lots of laundry to do, clean our room, take the cans and bottles, grocery shopping.. but still, joy!

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Points, what points?

Didn't do so well at WW last night. So I decided I would start walking Cucui in the morning. So, from now on, every morning that I go to to work, I will be up at 6 and go for a walk. I used to do it with Eran and it was great, I wish I had never stopped (probably would be a size 4 by now, HA HA). Counting points again. It has been so long since I actually counted points, I couldn't even remember how many I get. How sad it that? Wish me luck!

Saturday, July 23, 2005

1pm Galaxy game

Man, was it hot! Luckily little Diego and I found a nice seat in the shade. We were in the sun about 15 minutes, even with tons of sunscreen, we knew he would burn.
So, the Galaxy lost, 1-0. Damn it!

My birthday

Okay, it was earlier this week but I have been busy. It was great. My desk was decorated completely (thanks Vicky) I felt so sorry for the cleaning guys. I got a really cool frame, purse, wallet and goodies from Ellen and Vicky. ( The purse is big enough to hold my check book, I like to travel small!). Natalie got me movie tickets (Eric and I will be enjoying those!). Beth got me some wine coolers (yum yum), cups and a really cool thing I hung from my car mirror. Michelle gave me a new book (I can NEVER have enough). Lunch was great with Ellen, Natalie, Lourdes and Elisha. (Thanks for lunch Lordis!)

When I got home, I had roses from Eric (beautiful!) and Eric and the kids gave me a new addition to our family, Henry. (I will post a photo real soon!). I took Henry to work yesterday and everyone loved him. They wanted to touch and play with him. He isn't a toy you know. I showed Henry off real good. He was by my side all day. I even held his hand on the drive to work.

I had a great birthday! Thanks everyone!

My Night Out

On Thursday we had a party for a friend at work who is moving to Mississippi. After work we headed to happy hour. I had a great time (except the air wasn't working well and it was sooo hot in there and the service sucked!) but other than that it was great. Lots of drinks, laughter and talking.

Eric and I traded cars after he got off work because he was going to pick up Siobhan from preschool. On the way home someone ran into the back of my car. It didn't seem bad at first, just the bumper and one light. No big deal. Yesterday for some reason I thought to try the back door, and .... it won't open. I know we will have to replace the whole back door. I have a VW Eurovan, it isn't going to be cheap. They didn't make that many, they aren't making them anymore. oh well, I am just so glad Eric is okay, when I think what could have happened, who cares about the car.

I am thinking of putting together a Happy Hour once a month for work. Maybe somewhere different each month, that would be cool. Everyone wants a happy hour!

Monday, July 18, 2005

LA Galaxy vs Real Madrid

Not a bad game. I think the Galaxy did really well. Madrid won 2-0. I am sure many people thought the score would be worse. Not bad Galaxy, not bad!

Saturday, July 16, 2005

aqua...aqua... everywhere

Last night I put in a load of laundry and what do you know? Water everywhere!

So this morning I called for a repair man to come to the house, we took Siobhan to ballet and raced home. Of course he comes about an hour later. We spent $25.00 for him to tell us there is a hole in the tub. So, off we go to Howard's. We decided we would buy a stove as well. We picked the washer, and moseyed over to the stoves. After going back and forth over a few different ones, we decided. Of course the model we wanted was not in stock. Isn't that always the way. Since it would be another delivery fee, we don't need one now and it wasn't on sale, we decided to wait.

Now, I am off to the market. Somehow having two teenagers in the house, all the food is gone. I hope Siobhan doesn't want more Princess cereal. (ha ha)

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

MRI? Not for me, says I

Okay, today I went for my MRCP (MRI) and I have to say, I think I could have done without it. I knew it was going to be confining. That a lot of people have a problem with it. I thought I would do okay. If I tilted my head just so, I could see a little bit of the room (which made me feel better). But I had NO idea how loud it was going to be. I mean, yeah they gave me ear plugs, but what good did those do? I had to pull one out so I could hear the guy talking to me. It was so loud. I was fine, it was over. I was getting dressed and all I could think was, "I am going to throw up". I knew I would be okay since I hadn't eaten in 14 hours, but still.

So, I feel okay now. My neck is stiff (from trying to see?), and I am glad it is over. I hope if I ever need another one that is for my leg or something. So I won't have to go so far into that thing. And just when you think you are all the way in, they move you in another inch, and then another inch. auuugggghhhhhh

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Little D

Eric and I took Diego for his 12 month check up the other day. He is 30.5 inches tall. He weighs 21.12 pounds. When I put him on the scale, the nurse said, that can't be right. Put him back on and move your hands right away. Well, there he was, 21.12.

He is doing well. We are still concerned about his hip/leg. The doctor said to wait two months and they would do more testing then if it still seemed to be going out to the side instead of in front. He walks fine, but you can tell that he doesn't walk like he should.

Other than that, he is doing well. All over the house, starting to walk a bit faster although not quite running yet. He loves to get Siobhan's toys and then take off with them. He is so cute! I will be posting some pictures soon.

I love Jack, 93.1FM, that is

My husband does not like this station. I love it. They play everything. See unlike Eric, I have ADD. So I love hearing something that is nothing like what was on before. I want to be surprised by what comes up next. I mean, I have never heard such a range of artist in my life (except for random on my iPod!).

I know the station has no DJ's, which kinds sucks for DJ's. I usually don't want to hear people talking (I listen to the radio ALL day at work, day after day!), and it is nice to finally find a station that will play something I want to hear and haven't heard the previous day.

It is a nice change, and I like it! I think it is about time.

I miss the 80's

Last night, on the radio, I heard "Dancin' in the sheets". ( I can hear Eric now, "you should have changed the station"). Hee hee, I haven't heard that song in soooo long. I have to admit I toyed with the idea of looking on iTunes for it. I didn't. But I thought about it.

just because it is the weekend, it doesn't mean you can relax

Bradley has two soccer games today (has to be there at 8am). Siobhan starts ballet today (how cute is THAT going to be!) and we have to be field people at the soccer field for three hours later in the day. Who knows what tomorrow holds, possible more soccer. Can we have a couple of clones please?


Wednesday, July 06, 2005

We live in the desert, damn it

I am always telling people to conserve water. We do live in the desert. It isn't a never ending supply. I do my best. I turn the water off while I brush my teeth (well, to be perfectly honest, brush while in the shower). I turn the water off while washing dishes. I basically try NOT to waste water. So, what did I do last night? I left the front sprinklers on for ELEVEN hours! Nice. Great. (Not to mention, I am the one who pays the water bill!). I would like to say this is the first time, but I think I do it two to three times per year. I should have to go on one of those commercials where the animal is telling the person to conserve water. Maybe, I should have to dress up AS the animal.

Diego's 12 month check-up

We went yesterday, five shots. He was supposed to have blood taken too, but we are saving that for a different day. He is 30.5 inches long and 21.12 pounds. A little on the thin side (where did THAT come from) but he is doing well. (He isn't aware we are going to have to go back for the blood work) poor baby!

Monday, July 04, 2005

Baja bound..feels baja down

Eric and I are STILL looking for something in Mexico. He sent me some links to places we could buy right now, how depressing. If you want something really nice, already built and near the ocean, you are looking at at least $250,000.00. Well, WE are not looking to spend that much (as if that needed to be said). Why the hell didn't we buy 10 years ago when we started thinking about it.
My dream fades day after day. I mean, it isn't as if we are suddenly going to come into a lot of money. We can go down more for something nice but cheaper. But I want to be able to go away for the weekend too. Oh......