Saturday, March 31, 2007

So far

I've taken the dog for 3+ walks a day.

I've driven Katie around Seattle quite a bit, and had to think hard about how to get there (i.e. U of W) and how to get home. Yet Seattle seems smaller than L.A.

I've worked on the ongoing price list for a few days now. Almost done with the "f" section.

I've had a few nervous breakdowns, one panic attack, and many long talks with myself.

I got to see Brie downtown yesterday for a few hours. She gave me lots of pictures of Catherine. It was wonderful to catch up with her and to spend time with just her, though I can't wait to meet my god-daughter.

Today I get to see Stephanie/Paige. She's on her way here but turned the wrong way and is now somewhere in Fremont or Queen Anne. I'm not sure.

And Matt flies in tonight! SO excited to see him. I miss my sweetie. :(

Tomorrow is a relaxing day at home. I'm hoping to make a good dent in the price list. And help Katie put her clothes away. It's a tornado in there.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Cold Weather Wimp

I think I'm going to freeze. Looking at the weather report, the highs are in the 50's. And that's the temperature here in L.A. this morning. I'm cold already. I packed a sweater, fleece shirt, a jacket, and my rain coat is already in my closet in Seattle. I'll be taking that with me to Spokane and to Bozeman (Montana). It's snowing in Montana.

I don't know what I did with all my long sleeved shirts. I was scrounging when I was packing yesterday. I'll need to buy a pair of doc martens while I'm in town f0r snow-ridden Bozeman. My tennis shoes won't do the trick anymore. I'm officially a cold weather wimp.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

It's a funny thing

When I choose to stay up at night with chocolate, water, and a glass of wine when I'm home alone and Matt's out of town, I choose to stay up late and watch movies to take my mind of things, so I can just exhaust myself and go straight to sleep. Funny thing is that all the movies and tv shows on tonight deal with mothers and children.


And I'm not that upset, I'm not even crying. I can feel myself separating the movie from my emotions so that I can simply enjoy it. Is that healthy? I'm not sure. All I wanted to do was escape, and yet everything that came on, even most of the commercials, had some sort of mother reference.

Sometimes I let it in. Let it overwhelm me until I count to 20 or 30, however long I can stand it. Then I push it aside again. I just can't deal all at once. I know that's healthy. Right?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Pictures from Disneyland

Aunt Sharon and Sarah and dinner. Spaghetti is oh so yummy!

Jessica (r) and Sarah (l) getting their portrait done. Sarah was full of energy during the whole trip. She had a great time on Hollywood Tower of Terror, whereas I did not (see last post.)
In the New Orleans part of "the land" there was a parade going on, with singing and dancing. That's my cousin Jessica in the background, with b&w striped tank top and sunglasses. Trust me, she's having fun. She's just not a smiley kind of kid.

Monday, March 19, 2007

The ecstasy and aggravations of Disneyland/California Adventure


1. Overpriced fried food. That's pretty much all they have. And bring your own water. It was $2.75 for 1 bottle.

2. Naptime at Disneyland. At about 1pm, all the little ones start screaming from being over stimulated and utter exhaustion. I can only imagine how the parents must feel as I stuffed my face due to being overly hungry with my over priced chicken (breaded, of course) sandwich.

3. Lines. My cousin Sarah is physically disabled, so she's in a wheelchair. At California Adventure, the line paths do not have stairs so we did not get to the rides as quickly as we did at Disneyland.

4. Heat vs. Cold. I'll take the heat. Yesterday it was freezing and we went through a white water ride at CA adventure. Brrrrrrr.

5. Hollywood Hotel - Tower of Terror. NEVER AGAIN. I'm glad I went, but NEVER AGAIN. Most frightening ride ever.


1. The look on the kids' faces as we went on rides and saw characters throughout the parks.

2. The little vinettes from High School Musical, A Bugs Life, Cars, etc. Very fun and cheap entertainment.

3. The rollercoasters! So worth the price. We went again and again and again and again...I'm surprised I have a voice today.

4. The apple croissants at the Paradise Pier Hotel. Yum. Perfect way to start the day. Along with a ride on Screamin California, the big twisty coaster at California Adventure.

5. Chip and Dale spitting into my cell phone while I was talking with Scott. Priceless.

Pictures to be posted soon.

Monday, March 12, 2007

What happened to spring?

Yesterday it was 88 degrees.

Today the forecast calls for 92. It's not even 10am and we already have the a/c on.

Last week it was in the 50's and 60's, even low 70's.

Can't Mother Nature make this an easier transition?

Yesterday Gina and I went to the 101 Cafe for breakfast. She had eggs, I had french toast, and we chatted and got all caught up. Then, because it was so hot but so lovely outside, we went for a drive around the park and in the hills, trying to think about how you'd fill all these rooms and how all the the houses that had greek statues in front were really just very silly.

She dropped me off at Vermont Street where I spent about 1/2 hour in the little neighborhood bookstore waiting for Mary (who had forgotten about the time change). She arrived, and we found a cute little french bistro for lunch, since the sushi restaurant we originally planned on was closed. It even had decent prices. We sat outside in the shade and talked away about her job, my lack of one, plans for kids, husbands, and the trip to Vegas this summer with our husbands plus Kurt and Emily (2 more writers from AFI). After lunch, we went to see Breach with Ryan Phillipe, Laura Linney, and Chris Cooper. Fabulous spy movie. Highly reccomend it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

I couldn't resist

Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel takes a lap around a 24-foot pool this afternoon at the Everett Boat Show in the Everett Events Center. Twiggy will be performing each day of the boat show, which runs from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Check the boat show site for more information.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Funny Girl

Matt's caption: "Wait, my godparents are WHO?"

Little Catherine, you are a funny girl and we can't wait to meet you!

Thursday, March 01, 2007


I came home this afternoon to find a sock hanging off my neighbor's door handle. I wonder what that means.... (wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more!)

I stopped to listen, but it was unfortunately quiet.