Friday, December 31, 2010

Haiku Friday

Happy new year, folks.
What a wild night we had!
Going to bed soon.
I'll never forget
the year 2010 - biggest
year for me so far.
The buddy arrived,
What you got in store for me,
Twenty eleven?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy Birthday, pops!

Yesterday was my dad's beeday and little buddy's six month birthday. You can be sure a picture with a sign will follow!
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010


  1. Yesterday was Buddy's first Christmas!
  2. She's going to be six months old tomorrow. My goodness, how time flies!
  3. We missed the blizzard in NYC - something like 13 inches of snow and super fast winds. I love a good blizzard as much as the next person but I'm glad we aren't there. It's nice and dry here in Denver and hopefully the weather will clear up in San Diego before we get there.
  4. Babe got a snow day today! That means he can save one of his vacation days for use later.
  5. We had no trouble at all with our flight to Denver. I had to woop the United guys butt though because he kept saying we didn't have any seats, when clearly we had an email confirmation showing we had 21D and 21E. Oh United. Pieces of shit.
  6. Only four more days of 2010. A banner year this one. We'll talk more about highlights later.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Haiku Friday

Getting ready for
our Christmas vacation hoy.
Slowly, though, it's true.

Old School on in the
background. Not conducive to
getting on our way.

Papa is ready.
Mama and buddy? Lagging.
We'll take care of it.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy Birthday, Baby Caroline

The one in the pink, guys. A few days late, per usual. Oh Auntie.

too much

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Buddy Day!

Hooray for buddy day!

I love the buddy so much today I keep wanting to SQUEEZE HER LITTLE CHEEKS.

  • Go see the twinsies!
  • See SammyOi!
  • Babe's coming home early, go get lunch/a Christmas beer with the boys & the buddy.
  • Try to find Miss Jessie's hair cream in Brooklyn?
  • Laundry??
  • Who cares?! I'm on vacation!!!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

  • Buddy was watched by the nanny this whole week (well Mon - Wed) and so I didn't have to carry her in at all! I of course love to see her during the day, but man is it ever nice to not have to bring her in on the train in the morning!
  • Not much bad right now, though I think I have a lot of work to do and am going on holiday vacay so that might be a challenge.
  • I have this funny fake fur hat that I love to wear. It has ear flaps. Every year I wear it at least one time but then forget that I am actually allergic to the fake fur, so my face breaks out in an itchy rash where the flaps touch my cheeks. YAY!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Things I love about NYC

NY Mag did their sixth annual Reasons to Love New York and it inspired me to start crafting my list. This may become an occasional feature of this blog, como The Good, The Bad, The Ugly.

  1. Dry cleaning. I love that we can take anything to the dry cleaner at any time and it will be done in the same day. I've had bridesmaid dresses hemmed in a day, 30 pounds of laundry washed, dried and folded in a few hours, and a whole stack of shirts, pants and skirts dry cleaned in one days time. This, my friends, does not happen in other places. In other cities, probably, but definitely not in San Diego. (I love San Diego, too, but that's not what this post is about.)
  2. Egg and cheese on a roll. My love for the breakfast sandwich is well-documented on this blog, but it bears repeating. $1.25 for a perfectly cooked egg, with a slice of cheddar on a toasted, buttered kaiser roll with salt and pepper. Delicioso!
  3. The subway. Yes, sometimes I complain about the subway, but as a New Yorker that is my right. I listened to my ipod, read my magazine, and got from my apartment to my workplace in 24 minutes this morning.

Monday, December 20, 2010


  1. Princess buddy is on her fourth week of her fifth month. What a grown up little girl!
  2. This weekend, we went to my pal's baby's first birthday party. What a darling little boy her is!!
  3. Babe and I had a date! We went to the christmas party. $30 for pre party drinks. $80 for the nanny to watch the buddy. $30 for post party drinks. $36 for a cab ride home. Cost of getting dressed up in a black dress, heels and red lipstick to go on a date with husband? PRICELESS.
  4. Had a couple of friends over on Sunday to have a toast and some cheese before going to see the lights of Dyker Heights. Get excited for the pictures, people.
  5. Watched, over two days, Alice in Wonderland, the new one. I liked it just fine but I LOVED Helena Bonham Carter as the red queen. She couldn't be funnier, she just couldn't.
  6. Got my heartbroken watching the Packers Patriots game. I know I wasn't alone and that two people in San Diego, at least, were also very upset.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Haiku Reviewing Thursday Friday

Finished the spreadsheet.
Reviewed that one document.
Looked at my buddy.

Dropped off the laundry.
Also, picked up the package.
Got my groceries.

Made enchiladas,
and brownies. Got two more gifts.
And my hair done, too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Buddy day!

  • Work - I have to finish the g-damn spreadsheet of students/supervisors/account numbers.
  • Work - review that one document about that one thing.
  • Look at my buddy who gets cuter by the day.
  • Laundry - drop off and pick up today.
  • Post office - go pick up a package.
  • Grocery store - need flour, brown sugar, cream of chicken, tortillas, green chilis, cereal, frozen peas.
  • Make enchiladas.
  • Make brownies.
  • A few more Christmas cards.
  • Hair appointment at 2pm, Johanna is coming at 1pm!
  • Frosted moon for last two kiddie gifts.
  • Feed Princess Buddy-face cereal!
So, reality check, there is no way all of this is getting done. But, you gotta be in it to win it!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


  • I got half of my holiday cards done last night.
  • I've got several presents bought but need to buy several more!
  • We have our big work christmas party this evening. I'm bringing the buddy, dressed in her Santa hat.
  • I am going to a kiddie store today at "lunch" to see if I can purchase a bunch of buddy gifts. My buddy's gift has been purchased.
  • I still love our Christmas tree. Probably the best out of any year, though I'm not sure.
  • We're going to Ditmas to see the lights on Sunday!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I am busy, ya'all. I mean at work, I'm busy. I have a lot of stuff to do. It's not bad, and it's not overwhelming, it's just a lot of stuff. I don't work late anymore so when I'm here I try to focus like a laser beam to get stuff done.

I'm busy at home - the buddy takes a lot of energy! Wow! And I still try to cook dinner because how else will we eat?!

I'm busy with the holidays - I really need to get more presents for peeps!!

What else?! Did you see the latest pictures of the buddy? I'll toss one up soon.

Monday, December 13, 2010


  1. My little buddy is getting big. She's five and a half months now!
  2. She is waking up twice or more at night. I'm thinking it's because she is hungry! We started cereal this weekend. Hopefully that helps fill her tummy.
  3. What a weekend! We made a couple dozen cookies on Friday night with the help of pal Courtesy.
  4. We met the twinsies on Saturday morning!! Got to hold one of the babies! She's so little and so perfect.
  5. Had three babies in my apartment on Saturday night! What fun. We had a little dinner party - I made two lasagnas, one meat and one veg.
  6. Had two pals over on Sunday and then a whole other pal over on Sunday night! I love the holidays. It's so much fun to have people over eating christmas cookies, drinking beer and looking at my tree. And holding my baby!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Haiku Friday

Feeling much better
than I did last week, for sure.
That was a doozy.
On a different
note, our Christmas tree is up!
I love it so much.

Buddy likes it, too.
Her eyes get so big when she
looks at the lights. Yay!

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Buddy Day!

List to do:
  • Some work.
  • Rest up, because I'm still not 100% from CodFlu2010.
  • Tidy up the house, put away the boxes that held the decorations for the tree.
  • Grocery store.
  • Mail pictures to Grama.
  • Take pictures of the Buddy.
  • Catch up on a few emails.
  • Put away the clean dishes.
  • Drink lots of nettle tea - boob milk supply is still low from the flu.

Yesterday's post

This was swimming around in my head yesterday but I never had a chance to write it out.
Living in NYC, some days you wake up and everything is perfect. You get outside and the weather is all crisp and pretty. You get down to the subway and the train gets there right when you do. You get to your transfer and BAM there's the other train. You get on and lo! there is a seat. When you get off the train, you go to get your coffee and the guy starts making it when you walk in the door because he knows what you want. You pick up a perfect breakfast sandwich for $1.25 at the bodega and off to work you go.
Yesterday was not one of those days. I got to the train, with my fifteen pound baby strapped to my chest and a winter jacket over the two of us, waiting for the G. Got to Hoyt Schermerhorn to transfer and saw about 46,000 people waiting for the train. Not a good sign. Train came, packed. Let that one go. This happened 4 times. It was me and the lady with the cane waiting to get on. I finally used the buddy to push our way onto the train, was thankfully offered a seat and off we went. En route, the train went from an A, which I was on, to an F, back to an A, back to the F. It took over an hour to make a commute that normally takes 30 minutes.
Buddy got a nice nap, though. But I was an hour late to work.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Music and Books

Do you ever listen to music and remember what you were reading that last time you listened to that song? Like the scene in the book? Sometimes I do, particularly with music I listen to a lot or books that I read a lot.
I'm still drinking gatorade which means I am still sick. I slept a lot last night. Babe had to get up in the dark to go to Baltimore, so he left the bedroom to buddy and I. We slept til 8 in the morning!! I feel like I am still asleep.
I need a manicure. I might got a lunch.

Monday, December 06, 2010


  1. Buddy is five months and one week old! Ha! How many weeks? Twenty-three?
  2. It's about thirty degrees outside. Little snow flurries on my way in this morning. That's the first time I've seen snow since last winter.
  3. What a weekend. I haven't been that sick, well ever. I had a fever, I had stomach "issues," a cough, congestion. ACHES. Ugh. Anyways, I was out for two days. Sunday I was a little better. Three cheers for husband babe who took care of the buddy all day on Saturday and on Friday night.
  4. We got our arbol de navidad!! It's a beauty. About 7 feet high? It smells so good!
  5. Did I mention I was sick? With a fever? Not 98.6, that's for sure.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Haiku Saturday

Totally sickie.
Symptoms of the flu, perhaps?
In any case, grody.

Feeling better now.
Still tired but not achy.
No fever, either.

Gatorade, saltines,
and lots of resting. Being
sick with buddy sucks.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Buddy Day!

List to do
  • Hang out with the buddy.
  • Rest because I am still getting over a cold.
  • Dentist at 2pm to get my tooth filled after that root canal from a few weeks ago.**
  • See about hosting a coat drive at work.
  • Clean off the kitchen table which is surprisingly good at collecting random items. For example: a stack of holiday catalogues, a birthday present for Babe, a tablecloth from Syria.
  • Fresh Direct delivery.
  • Make dinner.
**Cancelled the appt due to being under the weather.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

The Good
  • The whole family slept good last night. I think we're getting used to the heat situation, plus we were exhausted.
The Bad
  • It's not bad, necessarily, it's just that December is here and I've not done an ounce to get ready for the holiday.
The Ugly
  • I have a cold. It's the first time I've been sick definitely since having the buddy, but it seems like a lot longer. Ugly are the things that have been coming out of my body.