Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#fitbyforty


Hey, guys!

I have a year and a few months til I turn forty! 

I've been meaning to tell you about my #goals. I'm working towards being fitbyforty, which can mean any number of things.

I've been making small changes into habits so when I turn forty, I'll be set for the second half of my life with real healthy habits.

One of those is walking 10,000 steps, or five miles, every day. On an average day, it takes me an additional 75 minutes of walking in my day to make 7,500 steps. 

Well, I clearly don't have an extra 75 minutes to do this in one go. 

So, every morning for the past month or so me and the little girls have gone on a "pokemon walk" around one or two blocks, in my neighborhood. We have a poke-stop about a block from our house, so we go there, around a block, back to the stop and home. It's a 20 minute walk. 

It's a new habit!

Here's  a pic of Sash with a very difficult to capture Pokemon, this morning. 




Monday, August 22, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

Haiku Friday

At terrenea 
For an all day staff retreat
All about teamwork 

But, we're fundraisers.
So...you know not a team sport.
It's real nice here though.

I can't wait to walk
Around the resort at lunch.
And see some dolphins!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A mother's advice

I love these features on the NY Times website that talk about the back story - a historical perspective on some of the stuff that is happening in politics.

Here's the one from today:

Back Story

Marriage became an issue in the 1916 presidential election after President Woodrow Wilson’s first wife, Ellen, died in 1914 and he wed Edith Galt, the owner of a jewelry business in the capital, the next year.
The female reaction to Wilson’s remarriage worried his chief advisers, but he went on to carry most of the states where women were allowed to vote.
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Women demonstrating outside the White House to demand voting rights, circa 1918. CreditAssociated Press
Their support helped push Wilson to endorse in 1918 a bill guaranteeing all American women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment did so and was ratified on this day in 1920, when Tennessee became the 36th state to pass it.
The number of female voters has exceeded the number of male voters in every presidential election since 1964.
A major drive for suffrage began in 1848, in Seneca Falls, N.Y., and was carried on in state legislatures, in Congress and in the streets.
Black men had won the right to vote with the 15th Amendment in 1870, but little was done to enforce that guarantee. Some in the women’s suffrage movement argued that women’s votes would balance those of newly enfranchised black men and immigrants, helping the 19th Amendment’s passage.
Most of the southern states had been opposed to it. But after a nine-day special session, a young Tennessee legislator changed his mind and cast the deciding vote.
Representative Harry T. Burn carried a letter from his mother in his pocket. “Hurry and vote for suffrage,” she wrote. “Don’t forget to be a good boy.”
He later explained: “I know that a mother’s advice is always safest for her boy to follow, and my mother wanted me to vote for ratification.”

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

thirteen years


thirteen years ago me and chach tied the knot!

it was such a fun day with all of our friends and family there. 

there was only a handful of children - gabby's dani was there, nava was three months old, some of babe's coworkers had kids. 

of our wedding party, there were a few couples that are still together - derek and g were brand new! lisa and thad were already married. cin and omar of course. 

it was a fun day in a beautiful setting. 



here we are! 13 years later. we have two kids and we own a home. we live in los angeles, at the time we got married we had been in living in the west village of manhattan for just one year. we flew back to berkeley to tie the knot.

happy anniversary babe! 



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Vacay pics























Let's hear it for San Diego vacation, homemade wine, breweries, beaches, babies, cousins, nephews, a beautiful niece, grandparents, aunties, and swanita the floatie.

















a week off!

i took a whole week off and here's what i did:

  • went to san diego twice!
  • took both of my little girls to dinner, by myself. 
  • got a massage!
  • got to stay in this cute little house behind a gorgeous bigger house in an area of san diego called blossom valley.
  • swam every day!
  • took the kids to the beach.
  • ate good mexican food.
  • saw my mom in the hospital as she recovered from her surgery.
  • took the joze to the emergency room and then had to have her admitted with something called bronchilitis. 
  • celebrated my nephew's 11th birthday.
  • went to a couple of breweries.
  • then drove home and got to see two of my bestie friendies!
all the pictures are coming your way soon soon.