Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Drama Mama and Di

I did it. I finally got to meet Drama Mama. She was here from Arizona to go to Disneyland. I told her we HAD to meet. Disneyland is about 2 miles away. We got a chance to meet for the first time in person and talk some, but not long enough! So glad to have finally seen you in person!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The weekend was kinda nice. Didn't feel so hot Saturday and found out some crapy news but it was nice being home together. My brother stopped by and we finally exchanged our Christmas gifts. The pile of those gifts left is finally getting smaller.

Sunday's school mass was fun and there were TONS of doughnuts. Eric bought a brick on the school wall (more info later). I met DramaMama for the first time (photo later) so it was a good day.

Yesterdays Open House was good. We got there early so we had the teacher to ourselves for about 20 minutes. Siobhan didn't go too crazy, or rather we didn't let her, at the book fair. She got a poster for her room (too cute)! I bought the book Twilight on Julie's and PunkRockMom's reviews. I have to finish my library books first though.

Tonight, school spaghetti dinner and, oh yes, BINGO!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

school activities

This week is Catholic school week. Today was the school mass. We took doughnuts for after mass. Tomorrow is Open House and the Book Fair. Tuesday is Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo night. Oh yes, B-I-N-G-O. I know there is a talent show in Thursday. Luckily the rest of the stuff is during school hours. So many things but Siobhan goes to a great school!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Kite Runner

Watched the movie last night. They did a very good job of following the book. I was impressed. I am also glad it was not in English. Wouldn't have been the same if it had been.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ah, sweet success

December Citizenship Awards
Congratulations to the following students who
received the Citizenship award in December:
Grade 1 Siohban Jasso

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tagged by Mackey

This is a recent picture taken at my office party with my boss! She is wonderful!

Today is just the beginning

Today marks a new day for Americans. I think our new President will turn things around. Even if you are one of the fewer Republicans that didn't vote for him and don't believe he will make thinks different. I hope you can not disagree that the last eight years have not been good. We are not currently in a good spot. There is almost no where else to go but up.

My heart is eager to see what can happen. Oh it will take a long time. It took EIGHT years to get here, don't expect things to make a complete u-turn.

Regardless of what you think, today is a day of celebration.

Monday, January 19, 2009

The Notebook

I saw the movie The Notebook. K and I were flipping channels and it was just getting ready to start. I think I enjoy movies so much more if I have no idea of what to expect from them. It was a good movie. I might not have watched it otherwise.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Lose it!

I just downloaded a free app from iTunes called Lose it! Click here to see
It basically lets you enter your current weight, the weight you would like to be, your height and age. It then tells you how many calories you can have each day and uses a little chart to see how many are left. It allows you to enter the food you have eaten and how much. It figures out how many calories that was.

It seems to have a lot of foods listed. I am going to give it a go and see how it works. I like that I can take it with me.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

There is nothing fun about cleaning the room of a 4 and 6 year old. There is some satisfaction when it is completed. When will that be?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Diego (age 4) wants to be Nacho (our dog) so he can sleep with Siobhan.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Currently fighting with Siobhan that she does not have pe shorts although I just gave them to her yesterday to put away. I can not go look for them because I am busy, here, typing. Ah, older siblings...

We watched Hair last night. Siobhan wants to buy it. I swear that little girl is a hippy at heart.

Eric and Krystal leave in two days for Macworld in San Francisco. They leave early Wed and return later on Friday. I know they will have a great time. K has a lot of things planned that she is going to do when she isn't at Macworld. Let's hope they both take their phone chargers and remember to actually turn their phones on! (hee hee Eric is notorious for never having his phone on). I am a bit jealous. I want to eat at Lefty's, enjoy some clam chowder in a bread bowl, and watch the seals.

We are heading to Mexico, hopefully, in a couple weeks for a 15th birthday party (not sure how to spell it). I have never been to one, well none of us have, and I am looking forward to it.

Well off to school and work. Happy Monday people!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New Years Resolutions

I will make ONE New Year's Resolution and then tell you how I am doing things different this year.

I need to lose weight, spend more time with the kids, clean the house, etc, etc, etc.

Every year I say the things I will do and it never happens (well not enough anyway).

I resolve to: (drum roll please) attempt to put the laundry AWAY! I currently will fold it and sort socks and then move them to another location but not actually put them away. I resolve to do so now.

This year, 2009, is going to be MY year. This is the year I will turn 40. I am looking forward to it. I have already noticed the wonderful changes that occur when a woman gets older (and I don't mean menopause). The idea that you are an individual. Your a person. Not just a mom or a wife. Not just a daughter or an employee. It is a state of mind. I am awaiting my birthday. I will make this year wonderful!

My New Year's Resolution is going to be a bit backwards. Instead of saying what I "will do" I will say what I "did do". I will do things that I don't usually do and post them here. Or rather, when I do things I don't normally do. Which quite frankly, aside from reading and playing the DS would be just about everything.

Today I cleaned out on of the kitchen cabinets. Removed all items (with Diego's help for WAY back there), cleaned the shelf, washed all (okay, most) of the dishes. Matched lids to pans. Put all glass bowls together, etc.

I found I have TWO hand mixers. Why is that? I even cleaned the cords. Oh yes, I accomplished a task today. Feel free to check back (hopefully often) to discover other things I might have done). I don't think I will do a before and after (photos) because when the mood hits you have to go with it.

Happy New Year!