Tuesday, January 19, 2010


scene: our house, friends over, Cali is playing with friend Matt (whom she calls Map)

She gets right up in his face, grabs his cheeks and says "mama"

Map: Hahaha, no, mommy's over there

Cali: *insisting* MAMA!

Map: *laughing* hahaha, she's over there silly

Cali: MAMA!

Map: *laughing, laughing, laughing*

Cali: DADDY!

Map: *not laughing* uh no, let's go find your dad


scene: at the park, chatting with a lady and her dog

Cali: *petting* your dog is soft

lady: thank you, yes he is

Cali: *looking at his stumpy tail* A cat just bite off his tail

lady: um, ok

Cali: Your dog is UGLY!

mommy: *laughing my ass off* (what? sometimes it needs to be spelled out)

lady: aww, I think he's cute

Cali: It's ok, my hair was ugly yesterday

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

rain on my parade

I have never had a backyard. I've always lived in apartments, townhouses, trailers, etc.... so now that we have one....even a rented one, I just can't contain my excitement.

I have a whole list of things I want to do in my new backyard:

1. backyard BBQ's, with friends and food and margaritas and lounging

2. speaking of lounging, laying out in the sun, reading a book will surely take up some of my days this year


4. picnics

5. gardening

6. campouts!

7. running through sprinklers....I'm not sure we have sprinklers, but we have grass, so the chances are good

8. hanging a swing from the tree, maybe even a TIRE SWING!

9. letting my kids go outside and play

10. slip n slide and kiddie pool

I can hardly wait. But alas, it is January, and it is raining, so waiting is exactly what I have to do.

“In that world, you'll be able to rise in the morning with the spirit you had known in your childhood: that spirit of eagerness, adventure and certainty which comes from dealing with a rational universe”
~Ayn Rand

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

If I don't blog it, did it really happen?

It's all over. You missed it. The Nutcracker, Christmas, New Years, MOVING, and you didn't get to read a word about it, because I've been too occupied with celebrating, and packing and unpacking, and working, because my god, end of year and everything, and in accounting that means, well, it means I'm not finished, but I need a mental break, so lucky for you.
Not to mention, my home computer has been disconnected because of, you know, moving, and then when the cable guy finally came out and hooked it up, it's just being completely retarded and won't let me online.
On top of all of that, I've been devoting all my spare time to the Wii. Last year it was Guitar Hero. This year it's Super Mario Bros. for Wii, which let's face it was created with my generation in mind. The sound effects alone sing to my very soul. I'm on level 8.

I have a few pictures to share with you, but only a few, because my husband discovered that he could use my memory card to put all the pictures on the TV and mess with them, but then he lost it.....or.....misplaced it.....or.....he's finding it for me.
So, not many pictures from Christmas (we were too busy to take any), no New Years pictures, and no new house pictures.....although that last one is because I still need to finish putting the house together before I take any pictures.

Enough of that though.....*DISTRACTION!*

Nutcracker pictures

It's become tradition to stop at Grandma's house on the way, borrow her fancy coat, and have our picture taken in front of her tree.

Bubble wrap she swiped from my work

Emily took some pictures on our drive

We crossed the Golden Gate just as the sun was setting. So not even close to the same via photograph

City Hall was all lit up for Christmas

Dinner at Chevy's....look at those fajitas, she ate maybe a third.

The opera house


....and out

And a few early morning Christmas pics