Sunday, March 7, 2010


I've been away so long that I should start with where I've been, what I've been doing and where I am now. But, all in good time. Right now I am not starting at the beginning, but, in the present. By that I mean, the right now. The way I spent my day today. It was a good day.

This morning we went to the charming farmers market in Little Italy. Cute. Good food. Delicious clementines and tangerines and avocados and vegan tamales. Yum.

Today I unpacked and organized and tried, unsuccessfully, to sell some furniture on craigslist. It's difficult to move from a three bedroom house, with full attic and full basement, and big kitchen and dining room, etc., etc., to a one bedroom cottage. We are still two people, with two cats, two couches, two beds and lots of other stuff. Now, we have to fit into a mini house. But, I like it. I like living in a tiny place that forces us to move outside more often, forces us to inspect each item and contemplate its worthiness, forces us to evaluate each purchase on its usefulness, not on its flashiness.

This is our mini house before we moved in:

This is our mini house after we moved in:

Lots to do!

Journal of a happy me!

Friday, March 5, 2010

WoW! WoW! WoW!

This blog needs a make-over! I am back, and better than ever, and my blog should (ideally) reflect this! Updates coming soon!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tuesday Daybook - 11/17/2009

Outside my a gorgeously warm and sunny day. Time to take a walk!

I am thinking...about B at her interview. Good luck, love.

I am thankful for...wonderful friends who have opened their home and their hearts to us.

I am pajamas (see previous post).

I am reading...Your Best Birth: Know all your Options, Discover the Natural Choices, and Take Back the Birth Experience by Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein. My opinion is: Get out of the hospital, ladies!

I am hoping...for a job offer tomorrow. A Macy's seasonal employee is a very respectable position, even for someone with an MBA and a law degree, right?

Around the house...I get to hold and cuddle a 6 week old baby. HEAVEN.

One of my favorite sunshine. It makes me smile, it warms me, it draws me outside and I miss it when it's gone.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Tomorrow evening we get to see the Doyle clan = sister, brother-in-law and nephew. I'd like to get a little beach time in too.

A picture thought I’m sharing...Where we like to spend our evenings

Journal of an optimist

Monday, November 16, 2009

A Life of Leisure

Some days I don't get out of my pajamas because I don't have to. I am unemployed. I am not happy about this but, since it is what it is, I have to make the best of it.

Most days I wake up to the beautiful Quin. He arrived just one day before we arrived.

If I do decide to get dressed for the day, B and I may make our way to the beach or the Wild Animal Park or Disneyland. We have to stay entertained!

We also love to visit Mr. Silas!

Journal of a wanna be employee

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 5 ++++

After walking on Beale street we headed through the backwoods of Arkansas and got caught in a huge rainstorm. It was so huge, we had to pull over at the nearest truckstop and spend some time playing cards and drinking bad coffee.

Later that day we made it into the Lone Star State and headed toward Dallas. Pretty uneventful except for our first sighting of a Whole Foods followed by a delicious meal of salad and sushi. I cannot stress enough how tired we were of food that automatically comes with fries and/or texas toast.

After spending the night outside of Abilene, we spent half of the next day trying to find Abilene and/or a cool ghost town. Nothing. Terrible waste of time and very trying on the nerves. So, we moved on to El Paso.

El Paso was easier to find than Abilene and that made us smile. But, that was about all that made us smile about El Paso. We spent some time downtown on a self-guided walking tour and saw some impressive old buildings. But, for the most part the city could use a little revitilization.

After El Paso we passed into New Mexico and had a beautiful drive into Las Cruces. We got off the highway and drove along a beautiful rural road connecting El Paso to Las Cruces. The mountains were gorgeous. And we passed over the Rio Grande.

We rolled into Las Cruces at dusk and passed through the old section of La Mesilla. It was quaint and very New Mexico-ish.

We had excellent Mexican food and MARGARITAS at La Posta.

The next day we found ourselves in Arizona and peered at awesome mountains all day long.

And then we peered at the outlaws in Tombstone, goofed around and visited the dead.

And then we hit Tucson and the suguaro! We love the suguaro!

Journal of a San Diegian