Sunday, August 20, 2006

Going going going

Another few days of going, going, going.Helped Di the last few days with the kids. Wednesday I met up with them after running my errands in the morning and took them to the new play structure at Coyote Point. The all loved running up the castle and going down the big slide…and we loved that it wore them out.  Thursday morning I was off to the scrapbook expo to take two classes, one just about using Deluxe Designs Pages by Design ideas to create other items besides scrapbook pages. We made a comp book. I think I’m going to re-work it and give it to Taylor for homework.(I cant believe ‘my baby’ started high school last week..but that’s another blog and another day!). I had about 30 minutes to peruse the shopping area, which was more than enough because I did enough damage in that time. Then we took the kids to the Fair, it was free before 3 so that was great, still cost over $100 by the time food and rides etc, but they had fun and again were tired. We brought the kids back to Deb & Gary’s and Gary brought home Village Host so we ended the day on a yummy note. Friday, Jessica had her swimming lesson, then we piled in the car while the kids ate their lunch, and we went to IKEA, so Di could look at bedding for the girls rooms as well as some toy storage ideas. I of course managed to spend money too…gotta love the scrumptious meatballs!

Di dropped me off, and I madly got some cards out for a card swap (sorry to wait until the last minute Jamie, I was having printer issues), and then went to Blue Chalk for dinner…can I just say THE WORST DINNER/DRINKS EVER? We had gone there about a month and a half ago during one of the heat waves, it wasn’t that hot, but just a nice warm night, there was a band playing, we had some great cocktails and played pool. The pool tables are upstairs with French door windows that open up and have a potted plant balcony over the street. Really it couldn’t have been a better night. So thought we’d go back for dinner, it’s a left at Albuquerque menu so it couldn’t be that bad, right? WRONG! I should have just gone with my favorite gaucho burrito..but not thought I’d be somewhat ‘healthy’ and get the tequila grilled chicken. Can I just say blech. But first it was topped off by them no longer carrying Absolut Peach..I wanted a Cosmo made with Absolut Peach. Then I tried to order a couple of other drinks off their regular menu..sorry no longer have those changing the bar around. So I ordered a drink off their new ‘special bar menu’. Disgusting! My glass of wine to follow was only marginally better! We were going to play pool but I was not liking the band, no music (no one in the restaurant except us and a large party in the back..(should have been the first CLUE)..there were a ton of people in the bar though.), bad cocktails. So just came home and watched last Monday’s finale of Hells Kitchen…or tried to I fell asleep in the middle (thank you alcohol).

Yesterday was prtty much just running errands for the morning and early afternoon, finally got my new computer put together, although stillhaving issues connecting to the internet via the router (project when I’m done blogging), and then went to the game with Di and the girls last night. Gary was there with the boys, too, but they were in their seats. Rob brought us down to the clubhouse so we could see Steve and wish him a good game. Unfortunately the Giants lost..they had a MISERABLE second inning..and only started really playing the game in the fourth. Steve had a good game though, and hopefully they’ll win today, so at least they can ‘win’ the series!! I somehow lost my camera bag in the process. Luckily my camera as on me..or in my purse, but I think someone stole it from Sam’s seat, thinking it was in there. So I lost the bag, the cord and the adapter ring. Of course they don’t list my camera anymore to replace not sure what I’m going to do.

Friday, August 11, 2006

My cousin tagged me

My cousin tagged me with this..and well it’s no secret I love those getting to know you things…Shell…you’re making me blog…tagging you!!!

Firsts 1. Who was your first prom date?TJ…it was a friend set up…he was straight laced…and well..I hear he’s a priest now.2. Who was your first roommate?Gal by the name of Aimée Bergan3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time?I think rum and something…a sleepover at Gina Beltrano’s place..I wasn’t totally drunk..but I remember someone throwing up in a trash can in the middle of the night…4. What was your first job?Sanrio Station!!5. What was your first car?77 VW Bug6. When did you go to your first funeral?I think I was like 10...Uncle Joe? I remember he liked the grandma on Who's The Boss because she had big boobs and red hair LOL7. How old were you when you first moved away from your hometown?Um...17...but I only moved like, 10 miles so that doesn't count. I was 23 when I moved to WA.8. Who was your first grade teacher?Mrs. Constantino9. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane?Gosh..probably Orange County for DisneyLand.
10. When you snuck out of your house for the first time, who was it with?probably by myself..and honestly I was probably in my twenties and it was in the middle of the day when I was supposed to do something around the house and needed to just get out.
11. Who was your first Best Friend and are you still friends with them?Neighborhood wise…either Gretchen Fuldner or Lisa Hickey. Lost touch with both of them. Gretchen moved to DC when I was in first nope haven’t seen her since and the letter writing stopped when she finished high school (she was like 6 years older). Lisa probably weren’t really ‘friends’ once she got to Jr. High (she was a year older). Laurie Zollezzi…school wise..and I sometimes see her at family functions of my godmothers but we don’t do stuff together.
12. Where did you live the first time you moved out of your parents house?Officially moved…where I am now..13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day?Di or Koree14. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid or a groomsmen?My Aunt Cindy’s wedding, I was in 7th grade..and Cindy asked me to be a Bridesmaid..but my mom felt I should have been a jr. bridesmaid!15. What is the first thing you do in the morning?Slap the alarm clock for waking me up. Shower.
16. What was the first concert you ever went to?Amy Grant or Michael W Smith
17. First tattoo or piercing?Ears pierced when I was 1618. First celebrity crush?LOL ..Shaun Cassidy?
19. Age of first kiss?Um...LOL...16? I was shy, give me a break
20. First love?First Real love…my stalker..he wasn’t my stalker then..he was a boyfriend..
21. Are you still in love with your first love?uh no..i don’t have any sick conceptual want to be in love with the stalker

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Nice weather...nice Night.

Could last night have been more perfect? The weather was absolutely gorgeous..may have been even too hot during the day (as i sat on my perch on the 5th floor during the day only to go to the loo..i wouldnt know)..but last night..was beautiful..and a wonderful setting to entertain. My parents had a little open house for their friends to meet 'the crown prince'. Just cocktails and hors d'ouevres & treats ..and good company. As the everyone crowded around the dining room, kitchen and back was nice to go from room to room to say hello, catch up..and of course see Tripp being passed most of his holiday in California..he never touched ground. He got a ton of pressies (between Shell and Kim Archer..i think that's my new word) which so was not the point of the open house..but nonetheless fun to open. Who knew there could be so many different baby toys nowadays. Baby clothes I know in my sleep..but a bath symphony..who knew...I think we were happy with a rubber duck , maybe a plastic ship..and plastic cups.

Monday, August 07, 2006

What am I paying rent for?

I feel like I havent been home in weeks..I've spent the night there..but rarely have I walked in the door before 11...and usually later..and I just literally crawl into bed. Last night I think I spent one night home..maybe two..I can't remember, the whole week is a blur. I know thankfully I got laundry done one of those nights, good thing since I was gone all weekend...again. Fun stuff though all of it, so really there's nothing to complain about. I had my first facial in what's been two years. Saw a gal named Tracy at Rejouvenance. My face feels so soft...which is great since Iwas feeling like I had a sandpaper chin. Then went to a lovely baby shower for my co-worker friend Rhonda. Got to see some old production friends, and hang out with some other co-workers I wouldnt normally hang out with in a social setting.. all fun.

Yesterday I was out again bright and early (and i think the screamer was away I could have slept in, in peace) wrestled with Tripp's car seat base, and went to Mass and breakfast. Afterwards we dropped off dinner at Deb & Gary's and she was able to see Tripp for the first time. Dominic was entirely too cute..loving to see trip, peering into the carseat, talking to him, asking him what his favorite Trains were. I think he's finally adapted to the fact, he's going to be a big brother. He keeps saying he's going to have a baby sister, and Deb definitely just has a little bowling maybe there's hope..although I think Dominic would be happy to share his trains by the time the baby could play with them.

Alright..I think I better get some work done...just didn't want Shell to come after me really and not post to my blog!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

I am such a bad blogger. I cant tell you how many times in the last few weeks, I've thought of something that's bloggable. But there has just been NO time. Between helping Di with the's just been crazy. I think most of them were 'kiddable' moments. So to catch up for the last month..after my trip home from St. Louis came back into the throes of close week. Met up with my stalker (read: ex creepy boyfriend, who has decided to see where i take the bus/train), thank god my boss is on vacation and I have her parking spot for a month! And have helped to become a mom of a 2 and 4 year old. Tiring..but fun. They're at such cute ages. Everything Thomas! and tantrums and the total 2's...and kisses and hugs..and 'swim partners'.

Thank goodness for the swimming pool during the heatwave. Between keeping them kept them going..and tired at night! Me too!

Last night I signed up for Maddy Moo...i swear Shell, dont expect me to do much, it's just for a discount! The purses are just tooo dang cute, I see maybe one or two purse parties in my future. That's it! I dont have time to work my business let alone another! But I'll sure be styling. I can't wait for my purses to come!