Friday, March 24, 2017

haiku friday

as far as weeks go, 
this was not my favorite.
but, it's over now.

i'll tell you about 
it next week, without haiku
constraints. that's too hard!

it's gorgeous out though.
and this weekend will be fun.
and my girls are good! 

Monday, March 20, 2017

weekend pics

i love hanging out with my family 

and drinking beer 

even when it looks all gray and yucky 

and taking pics of this cutie 

and of my family on the hot air balloon 

what a fun weekend!! i loved it. 

Friday, March 17, 2017

haiku friday

spring forward fall back
i wish we could stay forward 
and never go back.

i love the light late
taking walks at night is lame
this is much better.

spring starts on monday!
a lovely time of the year. 
have an awesome day. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

a few weekends pics!

husband was out of town this weekend and my folks came up, but I didn't get any pics of that! 
the besties came over for a visit and all sorts of cute thing happened. 

the weather was unbelievable this weekend. 

look who's all grown up! 


buddy learned to play the wii and she is better than everyone at it. 

Friday, March 10, 2017

haiku friday

here's a list of things
i need to purchase sooncome:
clothes for both my kids.

josie needs shorties.
buddy does too. both girls need
new shoes (but not socks!)

i need new make up,
a hair dryer, diffuser,
and always new shoes. 

Monday, March 06, 2017

three more weekends pics that didn't download

wknd pics



anyone want some lemonade? 

we went on a date and saw this old timey band at this funky place in el segundo 

these two are besties for life 

i got new hair, too! 

Friday, March 03, 2017

haiku friday

i receive emails sharing 
photos from the past.

this one tickles me.
it's six years ago today.
buddy stuffed in snow.

with her beautiful
cousin, now nearly a teen.
let's hang out again! 

Thursday, March 02, 2017

dr suess day

I like this new little street art I saw on one of my walks today. 

But I like Thing 1 even more!! 

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

On growing up Catholic

Just kidding, this isn't about that.

This is about Lent, one of my favorite traditions. Do you know me? Then you know I love little games of deprivation. Deprivation Games.

I try to challenge myself for Lent because it is a finite way to get rid of something that has become a habit. I usually give up candy and something else, like beer. This year I should give up wine and Facebook but then what would I have left in life?

So, I'm giving up candy and Ritz. What's that you say? Ritz? Why on earth would anyone ever need to give up something like Ritz?

At my house, we buy Ritz at Costco and those buttery, flakey treats are my go to for any mealtime. Not so healthy, not so wise.

Candy is a no brainer, no one needs it and I won't miss it. But I do eat it and so not eating it is better than eating it.

So there you go. No mas Ritz. See you in Easter you crispy devils.

February Check in


  • 10,000 steps a day: I nailed it again! Every day in February. 
  • Drink less wine & more water: I did so so on this one. We had a lot of guests this month which means more wine. 
  • Get more sleep - see above note. I don't think I did as well with this in February, but I did change the settings on my phone so at 10pm the lighting switches to night time, thus indicating it is time to go to bed. I think I'll see progress on this in March.
  • On my 52 political actions, from the top:
  1. Marching in protest
  2. Calling my senators not to confirm Davos
  3. Donating to the ACLU
  4. Reached out and chatted with angry, conservative donor
  5. Sent email to Feinstein about why I marched
  6. Donated to Chris Murphy from Connecticut
That's it! I need to double up here. I am falling behind!