Friday, May 29, 2015

haiku friday

you got any plans 
for the upcoming weekend?
not much over here.

getting my hair cut.
the last teeball game is sat.
maybe a date night?

waddling around.
doing some baby yoga.
trying to get sleep. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Here I am on May 24, 2010. So just about the same amount of pregnant but last time. I was enjoying a Pearl Jam concert.

These days, I enjoy going to bed early but not falling asleep, waddling my four year old to school in the mornings, and reading cheesy romances on my kindle. What a difference five years makes. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Last night, for dinner, I made breakfast tacos. Here's what I did:

  1. In a large frying pan, I heated up Soyrizo for about 5-8 minutes.
  2. In a smaller frying pan, I scrambled about 5 or 6 eggs. (That way buddy could have plain scrambled eggs for dinner.)
  3. In my big, flat pan, I heated up corn tortillas.
On the side was mexican cheese and salsa.

It was so, so, so good. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

weekend pics!

 Fam came up for a visit on Saturday and my ma suggested we toast the BFF and her Husband for their anniversary. So we did! 
 We had supper club with these beautiful children. 
And had a BBQ on Monday with these two hilarious individuals. 

They are super funny together. 

Friday, May 22, 2015

Haiku Friday

I am an addict.
I am obsessed with good smells.
Like orange oil.

And lavendar too.
I am such a hippie now.
Essential oils!

Give me some citrus
Or even ginger. Perhaps 
A strawberry too?

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Misc. Picture Tuesday

 My two best friends went to Disneyland yesterday after our little parent teacher conference. Buddy is right on target. And can count to 100. Heh. 

I wish you could see Babe's classic Mickey Mouse t-shirt in this picture. I stayed home and laid my big giant body on the couch resting up for this crazy week I am in the middle of. 

I was taking a picture of my ugly shoes for BFF and thought you'd like it too. There's the BABY. 

Monday, May 18, 2015

weekend pics

 Sunday was my parent's 46th wedding anniversary! This pic was taken from their 40th. Love them. 

 My best friend learned to jump rope. 

Playing on the lawn while Babe paints a dresser for the New Baby.


Friday, May 15, 2015

haiku friday

i have the office
to myself today because
of graduation.

its all hands on deck
particularly our team.
i got out of it.

seems nine months pregnant
can get you out of some stuff
but only some times. 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015


last night, we went to a doyers game for BFF's birthday. you guys know how I feel about the doyers but that is counteracted by how I feel about baseball. it was so much fun. so much fun!!!

doyers stadium is just beautiful. and the seats we had were excellent.

here are some fun pics from the night:

sober and pretty at the beginning of the night. 

cute selfie + photobombers

some of us are still sober here, some are not. haha! 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

the feast of st joseph

So, when I got to work this morning I noticed there was NO LINE at Starbucks. This is never the case!
So I went in and got my coffee and I was chatting with the guy and I said, "why is it so empty? Is it some holiday or something?"
And he said, "Maybe some arcane religious holiday?" [You know how the barristas talk at Starbucks.]
And I said, "The feast of Saint Joseph?"
And he said, "Oh, is that it?"
And I said, "No. It's my best friend's birthday and I call her Joseph."
The end.
Happy birthday, Joseph!

Monday, May 11, 2015

mother's day weekend pics

This is my favorite thing so far ever. 

Buddy is getting creative in the outfield. 

Me and my beautiful daughter on mother's day.  

GUS & Buddy 

 My family had a little shower for my new baby! It was pretty much the best thing ever. 
 We didn't take enough pictures but here's one and it is the best. Thankfully my sister Banj snapped a couple of shots. 
 A candid. Man. I have some nice pals. 
My mom and my niece putting on the games. I just loved the whole day so much. 

Friday, May 08, 2015

haiku friday

it went great you guys!
the event was terrific.
one-fifty showed up.

the speakers were great,
really inspirational.
food and drinks were good.
AND! Happy birthday
to my first niece, the navster.
i love you so much. 

Thursday, May 07, 2015


So, on one hand. We are in a drought of epic proportions here in SoCal. As in, we don't have any water. And so what we need is mad conservation and epic rainfall.

On the other hand, when it rains in Southern California people freak out. The freeways essentially shut down, cars start to slide into each other and the world as we know it comes to a standstill.

Not just during torrential downpour, mind you. A sprinkle will do it.

So I have my huge event tonight. With over 250 people registered to attend. A high level panel of speakers. I've got a giant dress on.

And there is rain in the forecast. And it's cloudy out.

If it rains, and I mean even a drop, only eleven people will show up.

And I will be sad. Very sad.

I learned a long time ago there are things outside of my control. Weather? A classic example. But I just hope it doesn't rain, man. That is all.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015


Have you heard of these? Tried them?

Kind Bars are my new favorite snack of my lifetime. 

They are full of almonds and fruit and happiness. 

Do yourself a favor, go get one. 

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


  1. Happy Cinco de Mayo folks! Why on earth do we celebrate the Battle of Puebla from 1862? I don't know. But I think it means I'm getting tacos for lunch!! 
  2. Let's talk about pregnant. I am now 34 and a half weeks pregnant so I have 5 and a half weeks to go. Or, 7 weeks if Buddy is any indication. 
  3. I think I told you this already but I get 4 months of paid leave time from my work. It's not paid 100%, I'm not sure why it was at NYU. At NYU we got 12 weeks of paid leave. Here, you get 2 weeks at 100%, 8 weeks at 80% and 6 weeks at 55%. And you can take up to one year unpaid, but I think my boss would have an anuerysm. Also, you know, bills. 
  4. Yesterday was Cindy's beeday. Today is Mila's beeday!! Cinco de Mila, you know! Tomorrow is my sister JOY's beeday! Happy beeday everybody!

Monday, May 04, 2015

Wknd Pics

Baseball ready. 

 These guys. 

8 and a half months 

My beautiful tiny best friend at the beach with her auntie. 

Stylin for school today! 

Friday, May 01, 2015

haiku friday

hey there month of may!
all bright and shiny and new.
lets have so much fun.

theres so much promise
with a new, full month ahead.
so many chances.

lets hang out you guys.
and we can do yoga, too.
and eats lots of snacks.