Saturday, November 27, 2010


mamma o' three

I have so very much to be thankful for this year...but one (or three) of the things I am most thankful for are my three little munchkins. Three under two are a handful, but I wouldn't trade it for the world!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Hello Kitty!

Conversation with my almost 2 year old daughter:
Me: I like your Hello Kitty socks, little miss! Can you say, "Hello Kitty"?

Little Miss: Hi!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010



Yesterday we said goodbye to my dear sweet dog of 14 years and my first "baby", Toby.  He was the most wonderful loving and cuddly boy who lived a very long happy life. 

Goodbye Tobaby...I love you and miss you.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Ooh baby baby baby!

So it's been awhile since I've updated. I've been just a tad busy

I am now a mommy of not just one or two...but three little munchkins (under 2 - woah!).

Life is good!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Wait...she's not a cricket?

One day last week, my friend came back to his desk with some pancakes for breakfast and mentioned how he wasn't really a fan of the fancy organic maple syrup we had and preferred Aunt Jemima or Mrs. Butterworth since that was what he grew up on.  I then told him how I never really ate Aunt Jemima's syrup because the bottle always scared me and I asked my mom not to get know, because she's a cricket.

He then stares at me perplexed and says, "what???"

Me, "You know, the bottle is shaped like a cricket."

Him, "'s a little old lady."

Me, "Right...a little old lady that is a cricket."

We then proceed to go back and forth, browsing through Google search results and images to decide if I am the only one in the world who thinks this.  I called my cousins and my brother who grew up with me, and thought for sure would think the same way...right?

No. Apparently, I am crazy.

After much deliberation and debate, we realized that my 4-5 year old self, probably watched the movie Pinocchio around that time and somehow related Jiminy Cricket with Aunt Jemima. The commercials with a talking bottle of syrup on the table obviously did not help. Since we never had it in the house again after my fear of the unique bottle, the topic never came up again....until last week, when I realized 20+ years later, that No. Mrs. Butterworth and Aunt Jemima are not crickets.

You case there is someone else out there believing the same thing their entire life.

Monday, February 22, 2010

what? me? not patient? what??

With all the rain that's been blessing the Bay Area, all the hills on my drive to work are turning a nice green. Gorgeous! I take it in all the days I go into work and try to enjoy it as much as possible before they turn their nice golden California color for the rest of the year.

You'd think that since every other lawn is turning green...that our lawn would also. But no! So last week, I requested that my gardener (aka husband) put some fertilizer on our lawn so it would turn green.  That was 4 days ago. And every day since, I stand at the window and will my grass to turn green, then turn and question out loud why my grass is not yet green. Come on!!

Who cares if it is supposed to take a couple of weeks...I need immediate results dangit!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

rain, rain, don't go away, but maybe come back another day

We've been having massive downpours (well massive to wimpy Californians) over the past week or two. Crazy wind, thunder/lightning, water coming down in buckets....and I am LOVING it! Really, there is nothing like snuggling on the couch with a blanket, cup of tea, and the fireplace going while it is raining cats and dogs outside.  Oh, and having an excuse to wear green polka dot rainboots is also pretty great.

The one only time I do not like rain is when I have to drive long distances which is a few days a week for me.  But...I guess that would be too much to ask to have it rain only on certain days, please? Okay fine, I will just sit here...and in traffic...enjoying the rain while it lasts.