Friday, December 22, 2017

haiku friday

wrapping Christmas gifts,
listening to classic rock. 
that's the good stuff, man!

I am on vacay.
Went to Buddy's festive sing.
Also, to Starbucks. 

I may not see you
for a couple of weeks, but
you just never know. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Wrap it up

Joseph found it for me.

Five places I went in 2017
1. Portland 
2. San Jose
3. Las Vegas
4. Oceanside 
5. Disneyland 

Four accomplishments of the past year
1. Got a new job 
2. Potty trained Josie (just kidding, Josie and Adriana did this)
3. Walked 10,000 steps a day every day until July 26th when I wasn't allowed to anymore. 
4. Celebrated 14 years of marriage, Buddy turning 7 and the Joze turning 2! 

Three things I learned in 2017
1. Life can be very unsettling under a really bad president
2. It still feels good to protest. 
3. Being the managing director of a research center at USC is a really hard job. 

Two things I wanted to do but didnt in 2017
1. Walk 10,000 steps a day 
2. Go to NYC 

One thing I am really glad about with regard to 2017

1. That it is almost over.

Here's the one from 2013, for fun:

Wrap it up
Five places I went in 2013
1. Washington DC
2. San Francisco
3. San Jose
4. Wisconsin
5. Lake Tahoe

Four accomplishments of the past year
1. Held a brilliant conference at work
2. Potty trained Buddy. (Partly her accomplishment, of course!)
3. Bought a house.
4. Celebrated ten years of marriage.

Three things I learned in 2013
1. How to buy a house.
2. That even on no sleep, a road trip with my sisters is hilariously good fun.
3. How to camp with a toddler.

Two things I wanted to do but didnt in 2013
1. Get knocked up!
2. Go to NYC.

One thing I am really glad about with regard to 2013

1. That it is almost over.

I was looking for a post I want to recreate

And I found this gem from Friday January 20, 2006

I thought it was funny because I don't remember wanting to be the mayor of Oakland, though now that sounds familiar. Also, burned CDs!


last cigarette: May 10, 2005 at 11:15 pm
last beverage: Coffee i'm drinking right now
last kiss: Babe
last movie seen: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
last phone call: BFF
last cd played: Fiona Apple
last bubble bath: too long ago to remember
last time you cried: yesterday (but only for a second!)
last serious relationship: In it now


have you ever dated one of your best friends: yes
have you ever skinny dipped: YES!
have you ever kissed somebody and regretted it: nah (well maybe!)
have you ever fallen in love: yes
have you ever lost someone you loved: no
have you ever been depressed: nah
have you ever been drunk and threw up: yea


1. Arizona
2. Iowa
3. Nevada
4. California
5. New York
6. West Virginia
7. Wisconsin


1. woke up
2. went to work
3. stopped by the pharmacy
4. bought my coffee
5. made Babe's and my lunches
6. wrote a haiku


1. Babe
2. Familials and pals
3. home cooked meals
4. burned cds
5. good books


1. Babe
2. Randi
3. Sun/Ang/Ma
4. You guys

3 wishes.

1. whirrled peas
2. to have a good day
3. to be the mayor of oakland


1. travel, travel, travel
2. i'll get back to you


1. nothing.

Friday, December 15, 2017

haiku friday

christmas trees, reindeer,
presents, shopping, buying stuff.
also, christmas cards.

good red wine to drink,
delicious dips to consume.
also, christmas sweets.

peace and good tidings,
love, laughter and light to you 
during christmas time. 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Numbers - the medical edition

2017 was the year for using my health benefits at my job. Let's review, shall we?

  • I had two surgeries. Totaling 11 hours under anesthesia. 
  • I got two boobs removed, and two new ones put in.
  • I was on antibiotics five different times, totaling 12 weeks.
  • I took off 5 weeks from work, one time using disability and another just sick days. 
  • I had at least 25 doctor appointments.
  • I had two surgeons, one primary care doctor, one gynecologist, one oncologist, one infectious disease doctor and a partridge in a pear tree.
  • I had five biopsies, two MRIS and countless ultrasounds and mammograms.
And with that, I think we can close out the year, don't you? 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmasy Fun

Just a few pics 

from the last few days 

of my kiddos 

being all festive 

yesterday we played hooky and took the girls to meet santa 

joze asked for a dolphin, sash for a jetpack. 

then we went to islands! 

sash was chosen to do a dance this morning because she is a good citizen at school. i love her. 

Monday, December 11, 2017

I'm back

I'm back, ya'all!

I am so tired, but I am back. 

I am completely drowning in the amount of work that has piled up in the last week. So much email!

But I will share thoughts and photos stories and pictures soon! 

For now, these adorable girls. Josie cracks me up. 

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Get well soon pics

Cake from one of Adriana's friends. 

NYC Subway Puzzle 

Laying on the couch Sunday afternoon watching cartoons.

Josie with my ice pack.

I am once again resting after surgery. This year has been a beast! 

But I feel great and I am just taking it easy. I should be back to work on Monday and hopefully can put all this behind me. 

These pics are from the past three or four days. My parents came up and Auntie Ang to help with the girls. Babe and Adriana are taking care of me. 

I am doing puzzles and drinking water.

I will say this. I can't believe people do this surgery electively. I would never put myself under the knife by choice. People be crazy! 

Friday, December 01, 2017

Haiku Friday

resting so much now
Laying on the couch all sore
From my surgery.

What a year it’s been.
So many doctor visits
Since February.

I feel kinda high.
Just laying on the couch and
Watching my wee fam.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Happy Birthday BABE

He goes by a lot names around my house:
Big Guy
Big Cheese
Husband Mike
Husband Babe

The girls call him Dad, Daddy, and papa.

Happy 40th babe! You make my world go round. Love you. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

wish bone

shutterfly's memories just break me into two. 

speaking of breaking into two, here's the first thanksgiving we spent in culver city. look at these two best friends. navoocheechees was 8 and ben is six. and i'm going to eat them up.

Monday, November 20, 2017

magical weekend pics

my sisters and i for our annual luncheon! 

little buddy got all dressed up for a birthday party 

these are her little girlfriends 

i love this picture so much 

then me and banj got all dressed up to go to bff's mom's beeday party 

where i had my picture made! 

gorgeous decorations! 

joseph took this pic of me which i think looks nice 

we also had soccer twice this weekend. TOO MUCH. 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

Wknd Pics

i took joze to watch Buddy's soccer game and she ate my snack. 

we had a beer to honor our veterans. 

most importantly, we celebrated my mom's birthday! happy birthday mom! 

and hung out and ate good food. 

adriana picked up the girls to take them to a party. look at these girls! look at all that loot!! 

they had a puppet show and i love joze's face in this picture. 

and this one. 

also the sky turned pink 

more loot from that 1 year old beeday party. these are apples and they are delicious.