Thursday, September 29, 2011

I heard this song during a movie I watched the other night. The movie was in French except for the music. It was all in English. I found this tune spoke to me.

Early Nights

ahhh it is 7:15. I have my pj's on. I have finished dinner (okay it was chicken from Albertson's but we have eaten already). Kids are working on their homework and are almost done. It is dark outside. A nice cool breeze is coming through the windows. This is just the way I like it. Early enough to watch a movie or finish a book. Plently of time to do some laundry or clean up a bit. Twitter time or to play a game. When the time changes I will feel this way when I get home. I like it! Sure, the kids can't play outside until 8pm but we have more family time I think because we are all together which is wonderful too. Darkness brings comfort.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Do you think it is littering if you let your loose hair out the window while driving?

Monday, September 26, 2011


Driving to pick up a friend and take him home from work I see her. She is standing there just like so many others. Same sign. Clean clothes although they look old and don't match. She stands. I am unable to look away. Probably a few years older than me. Throwing away any dignity for a few dollars. I have a wonderful hearted friend who gives money to every person who is asking. It is just who she is. Giving. She believes in helping other people. Once, about 20 years ago, someone asked for change in front of the hospital. They needed gas to get home. I had about three dollars and I gave it to him. It was literally all the money I had. I didn't mind, I felt good about what I was doing. A few hours later my friend called. She had been to the hospital and mentioned someone asked her for change for gas. Oh my gosh, I felt cheated. It was all the money I had and I gave it away willing. (Mind you at that time, three dollars alone would get someone home). How dare he take my money and lie to me. I was crushed. But this lady...something is different. Somehow. I help people. I think I am nicer than most people. I can be a complete bit%h but I am very courteous. I will hold the door. I will be polite to strangers. I have been know (too often for my husbands comfort) to pick people up who just miss the bus and take them to the next bus stop. I help in my way. But my! This month was financial hard for me personally. I had a lot of bills, but I had money to pay them. I have a college degree. My husband has a college degree. I have a newer car. We have a house and it has food, clothes and many things we enjoy but don't need. What about her? I can't stop far away are any of us from being where she is? One life change, or one person who was there for you, wasn't...things would be so different. I opened my money spot in my car. I had a dollar. One dollar. Nothing really. Not even a pack of gum anymore. I stuck it out the window. She rushed over. I couldn't look away. She said "thank you" about three times. I looked at her and wondered what her life is like. Does she have a place to stay? Does she get enough to eat? It wasn't that she was a woman. Whatever it was, she touched my life that day.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Siobhan started Girl Scouts again. She has a meeting every 2nd and 4th Thursday. Diego has practice Monday and Wednesday. I guess it couldn't be too bad. The biggest problem is there just isn't enough time for homework. Siobhan has been working on homework until at least 9:30 every night this week. I know she is in 4th grade and I know it is GATE, but sheesh. We tell her to work on her homework at Grandma's after school. She says she does but still has hours? I don't know. And she is with Grandma who of course wants her to relax. I understand, I want her to too but not if it means staying up all night on homework with no down time. Sigh... I am hoping we just need a better rhythm going on. She is pretty self motivated, but she might need some assistance now that things aren't so easily completed. It would be different if it were difficult for her. It isn't, just time consuming. I should be asleep now.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

kept from working

This cough has claimed its first victim. I have been home from work for two days. Yesterday I slept all day. Slept all night too. I think I need some cough medicine or maybe some musinex (sp?) Siobhan didn't want Raisin Bran this morning and she didn't want eggs either so she was pretty much being a brat. She wanted a Pop Tart. Yeah right. She had a banana. I sent money for hot lunch because the idea of making lunch was just too much. I can be lazy but this is something else. I can't find my cat. Cucui opened the door last night. I am not sure if she got out or not. I have been calling her all day...nothing. Stupid cat.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Stand Up

I think I stood most of the day yesterday. Diego had a soccer game. I stood through that. I like to be able to walk back and forth and follow them on the field. Diego did pretty well against his cousins team. The Blue Bandits won 1-0. We went to Chili Pepper for brunch. No champagne this time...knew I needed to drive. I dropped Eric and Diego off at home so Diego could shower. Siobhan and I went to buy ice and squirt. Oh, and right now Albertsons has a coupon for .79 Squirt. I think I will be stopping by everyday until it ends. I have paid $1.79 for one! Then we piled in the car and headed out to the LA Galaxy game. We planned to arrive at 4 and did pretty good time (4:15). We arrived right after Heather and Eli. What a time. We had SO many people who came by for the Galaxy Shore. Our cousins Bobby and Stacy came with their kids and they brought some friends too. Of course all our regulars were there as well. I didn't get to see Evelyn until we were in the stadium though. I stood through most of that as well. That, along with this coughing, I was tired last night. Slept okay though so that was nice. A wonderful way to spend a Saturday!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Excuse Me

OH my how I have a cough that will not go away. Not only does it keep me awake, it is bothering my asthma as well. I imagine I will be have the raspy sexy voice soon. That is a bonus at least. haha Enjoyed day one of Oktoberfest at The Phoenix Club last night. They are doing tickets now which I don't like. I suppose it is easier for them only having one place that actually deals with money but it is a pain. You have to figure out how much you need first. I know, I know, you can go buy more tickets, but every time the kids want an ice cream...go buy another ticket. At least the Kettle Corn guy was cash. I bought a huge bag and our table managed to finish it off. We ran into family there too. Saw one of my favorite cousins who I haven't seen in so long although he lives really close. Weird how you allow that. Don't see people even though they are nearby. Anyway, it was fun. The kids had fun on the play area. No petting zoo this year. No booth selling baked goods either (really bummed about that). Today, Diego has a game in a bit. Later the LA Galaxy game. Tomorrow we are going to dinner with some friends. No kids! A real double date!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

So Amazingly Proud

I am so proud of my husband. He is following his dreams and ideas and that can only take him wonderful places. I envy creativity. I, myself, do not have any. I don't really "see" art. I don't think of wonderful things to make or cook. I don't decorate. I don't do cards. I love music but only so far as to listen. I can be amazingly supportive though. I believe him far more then I think he believes in himself. Life is all about taking chances and this is his turn. He supported me through school. He gives me love and encouragement everyday. I feel as though I am so lucky to have found my soul mate. To know what true love is. To anticipate coming home to him every day. TMI, but kissing my husband still drives me wild. I love you babe. You are the one I am meant to be with for, yes, the rest of my life. I know it is a long time. I know. And, really, thank God for that!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Monday Monday

I've got a little cough and thought about staying home today but I went to work. I am glad I did although there was an hour or so I thought I might fade. Diego had soccer practice today. It was almost a bit cold by the time they finished (just after 6:30) Some how the cold air has not yet made its way into our house ( a couple hours later). I have little to say now. Maybe later...

Sunday, September 11, 2011


I am welcoming myself back to my blog. It seems it is like an old friend. You can go away for a while but once you see them again, it just like old times. Diego's game went well. I am settling into being Team Manager and I don't think I am completely blowing it! Weekends that involve doing something on Friday are wonderful. It makes the weekend seem so much longer. This past Friday was the Galaxy game and Siobhan was sent off on her SeaWorld Trip.
where of course she had a wonderful time. There were so many things I should have gotten done today, but I was lazy. I did get to the market, wash some clothes and make dinner so not too bad. Oh, and I washed my car. Went to the spray place but who cares, it is nice and clean again. Today is my friend Julie's birthday. I hope she has a wonderful day. This is where I met her many, many years ago. We have an amazing bond. I know it will last a life time. I feel honored to know her and her family. Happy birthday wonderful friend!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hello Mother Nature

Severe storms are close to your location. That is the weather forecast for today. Currently light sprinkles with some thunder (which was loud enough to wake me up). I am wondering if Diego will have his first game today at 1pm. I am sure the rain will stop by then but they often close the fields when they are wet because they don't want them to get ruined. Especially the one DIego is playing on. We shall see. I hope it rains all day. We were using the ac two days ago for hundred degree heat, if we could use the fireplace today, that would be great! Maybe stream Breaking Bad seasons 1-3 which is now available on Netflix! Siobhan is at Sea World. I checked the weather there and it is okay. Cloudy, but that is it! I hope she is having a wonderful time. I think we should have gotten her a better sleeping bag for her trip. We had a really good one, well two of them, but somehow they went missing...

Friday, September 09, 2011

Short Weeks are the Longest

How come a short week feels much longer? Monday was a holiday and although it SHOULD make the rest of the week fly by, it never works that way. Our baby girl is away at Sea World for an overnighter! She is there with her Girl Scout troop. They left a little bit ago and will be staying until late tomorrow night. She was so excited to go I am surprised she slept last night. I told her to take a lot of photos but I am hoping she manages to get in some too! Tomorrow to going to seem like a very long day without her here.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Feeling disconnected

I am unable to be on any social sites during work hours. From about 7:45 until 5:30 I have NO idea what is going on. People chat back and forth on twitter and although I attempt to catch up when I get home, I give up. There are HUNDREDS of missed tweets to attempt to read. When I try, I end up commenting on something that is so old or has already been talked about. Usually I just glace at it and think...forget it. Facebook sucks but I check there. Again, I don't go very far. I don't care if you need something for your game anyway. At least with Twitter, Eric will usually tell me if I missed something good! The sun is going down a bit earlier these day. I enjoy the dark early. Am I the only one? It feels so late, and you look over and "What?! It's only 7:30!" That means there are HOURS left in the day! Woo Hoo I am the Team Manager for Diego's soccer team this year. Not sure how it happened, but I got through all those years of Krystal and Bradley in soccer and managed to skip it, I figure it is my turn. Our AT&T U-verse has been acting up. They sent us a new box (which arrived a day early). We are going to switch it out but we lose everything on the DVR. I'm gonna try and watch everything I can until I can't watch anymore!