Friday, January 20, 2017

Haiku Friday

sorry i've been out
of touch (and out of my mind)
but now, i am here.

the nanny got sick
and then got the girls sick, too.
she's our only care.

so we covered it,
mike and i, we made it work.
glad she is better. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

haiku friday

hey! i added a 
resolution to my list.
it will challenge me.

one political action
each week. calling up congress,
writing a letter.

this week, it was small.
dealt with an irate donor,
with aplomb and tact. 

Thursday, January 12, 2017

throwback thursday

Looks like ten years ago today I was in London, for a class! I was doing my second masters "for fun" while working at the FCREUP.

Here's my haiku from 1/12/07:

Still in the UK
But missing my blog - so Hi!
Tomorrow I leave!
London has been fun,
Particularly with friends,
Both old ones and new.
I haven't seen Babe
So thats been totally weird.
He's my favorite.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow


  1. I spent the day driving around socal in the rain. I had an appointment down in Irvine, and had to pick up one of the professors who was joining me in Los Alamitos. Lots of car time but I had a good couple of meetings and got a lot of work done.
  2. I am the only one who can't put my toddler to bed. Babe reads her a story, says night night and walks out. She turns over and goes to sleep. Last night (Babe is out of town - and will be out of town like 7 days in the next month) it took me an hour to get her to bed. She was THISCLOSE to climbing out of her crib. She slept through the night for the first time in awhile though so I am feeling #blessed anyways.
  3. I didn't watch Obama's farewell address. I taped it so I can have a good cry later.
  1. Office day for me! I am hopefully banging out a bunch of work. 
  2. It was raining this morning but now it is beautiful! 
  3. I listened to one of my favorite people on the radio this morning, Rhys Darby, and I am still laughing at his jokes. 
  1. My first day of teaching! My boss and I are co-teaching a graduate course in our nonprofit leadership and management program. Wish me luck people! 
  2. It will be a full moon tomorrow, so there should be a lot of emotional people running around. Also, werewolves.

Monday, January 09, 2017

weekend pics

it was a chill weekend! in part because babe and buddy went up to the bay area for babe's work christmas party. they flew up friday morning and came back saturday afternoon. here is buddy at babe's work. we were supposed to go but because of joze's horrible cold, she and i stayed back. 

and ate dinner with our feet up. 

and took selfies. 

ate out, with my sister ang who is never pictured i dont know why. 

nice pic of joze's body. those pants are brand new and both the pants and the shirt are 3t. she is 19 months old. 

buddy showed joze where she was going to go to pre-school, kindergarten and laup. 

and we tried on a hat. 

not pictured here: two dates with babe, a cake made by my sister, and at least 10,000 steps a day! 

Friday, January 06, 2017

haiku friday

my resolutions 
for 2017 are
all attainable.

walk ten thousand steps
each and every day. if not,
maybe a few more!

drink more water and 
drink less wine! most challenging:
get more sleep each night. 

just a few snaps

it was a somewhat long "vacation" because Josie was sick most of the time but there were definitely moments of relaxation and pure happiness. The pic above is on NYE night when we stayed up and played games and took this picture. Obv that is Josie in the monitor. 

My folks came over which always cheers me, plus they always encourage me and Babe to go on a date, so we were able to run out and grab a beer which was awesome. Here's me and my girls saying bye. 

no caption necessary. 

Joze on the mend, Buddy being crazy.