Friday, August 29
Thursday, August 28
Wednesday, August 27
Tuesday, August 26
I'm sure many of us have been looking for our sunglasses and they are right on our head, as I did yesterday. On the brink of becoming a raving lunatic because I didn't know where the heck they were.
And just a few days ago, I was frantically looking for my watch and my wedding rings, which I always conveniently slide on the band of my watch to keep it all together. Just found those last night - well, Bill found them, actually.
Well, here's the story to beat all stories.
Today I was getting ready to go grocery shopping. I had loaded Garrin in the car which was running in the garage because it's like 150 degrees here. So before heading out I did my usual check:
Water bottle? ('cause it's like 150 degrees here) - check
Grocery list? - check
Used the potty (Garrin)? - check
Used the potty (Gini)? - check
uhh, cell phone?
Nope - no cell phone.
So I run inside, quick.
Dial my number, quick.
And then remember REAL QUICK that my phone is on vibrate.
Good thing there wasn't anyone watching me, because I was flipping out. Literally.
Flipping over couch cushions, toys, book, magazines, my laptop. I could hear vibrating. I just couldn't figure out from where in the family room. So I proceeded to call my cell about 10 times. Then I think the vibrating just stopped.
So I ran out to the garage to
HEAVEN FORBID I GO TO THE STORE WITHOUT MY PHONE.
You know, maybe the Pope might call. Or George Michael. Or Michael Phelps.
Ohhhh, long story longer.
I just thought, I will run upstairs and look even though "why would I bring my cell phone upstairs???".
There on the vanity (where my watch and rings were) was my cellphone. Directly above the family room that I was tearing apart, blinking, blinking, blinking
with 10 missed calls.
Monday, August 25
"I have had it up to here, with all your fighting!"
Sunday, August 24
Friday, August 22
It starts in Middle School. Waaaaay back when, it was High School when you were getting ready to become a little more independent of your parents. Here and Now - it's Middle School.
Took Hannah today to decorate her locker
I write this with much
I have to agree with the principal when he said to the parents of the incoming 6th graders, that it was time to cut the apron strings. She's ready.
Thursday, August 21
Tuesday, August 19
I took my first yoga class this morning with a couple of friends of mine. I will admit being nervous, with all three of us being newbies. I've heard of the crazy names of poses and was unsure I wanted to look like a total ass while trying to do them.
Happy Baby Pose.
Half Moon Pose.
Half Lord of the Fishes Pose.
Flying Crow Pose.
and of course, the Downward Dog.
Now lets face it. You've seen (pictures of) me. How do you think I get my body into these poses?
Balance. Now that is something I don't have in my life. Physically and mentally. I fell over twice. It was OK. The instructor said for "us beginners", it was OK to fall over. Phew! What a relief. I felt less of a loser.
Ok, now this one. My butt cheeks are just to big to be able to get my foot anywhere near my head. So come on, now. Let alone hold that position for a while.
Monday, August 18
Say it....."awwwwww, yeah....."
Made with love for my Connor who turned 8 yesterday.
To celebrate, we took Connor bowling.
Obviously.........Allison was not bowling.
Call me crazy, but I want a baby girl.....
not gonna happen
Here is James and Chris. I am wondering how James is lifting the ball that is surely heavier than he is.
Saturday, August 16
Thursday, August 14
I especially love this one. Where the waves are just blurred in the background of the kids coming up the beach.
And who doesn't like a nice artsy shot of a seagull in all his glory.
Anyhoo - had a fantastic, fabulous, fun day at the beach regardless. We all got a little too sunned-out. So decided to take off Tuesday from going back. Instead we headed to Goofy's Kitchen at Disneyland for some breakfast. Garrin was a little shy seeing the characters this time.