Friday, September 9, 2011

Confessions--One of Those Days

I am a whiny cry baby.  I don't like it when things go wrong.  I try to keep a positive attitude, but that is not easy when nothing goes your way and everything goes bad!  My morning was filled with drama.  I had to fight with Verizon(FIOS) about my bill.  I had to deal my electric bill.  I hit my head while I was unloading my groceries.  It was not a good day.  Then...

A power failure that went from Tijuana to southern Orange County and even parts of Arizona left me feeling grateful that I had power and realizing my day wasn't so bad after all.  Some are still without power.  It's been over 100. Some places as high as 117.  

I was en route to some where...who knows where...I am always on the go.  Aren't we all???  It was in the peak of the heat of the day.  I saw a van pulled over.  Hazards on.  Oh dear.  No she wasn't in trouble that way.  She had a sick kid.  She was busy cleaning up her van and he was busy being sick.  Not a good moment for her either.  We all have crappy moments.  

I confess...

I have hearing issues.  They are minor; age appropriate.  I had to go to a Parents meeting for choir.  Very informative.  I sat on the front row to make sure I would hear things.  It wouldn't have been a problem.  The teacher spoke clear and his voice carried well. Problem:  the gal sitting next to me kept asking ME questions like I was the go to gal.  I could only hear about 15% of what she was saying.  She had a mousy voice.  No matter how much I strained.  I simply couldn't hear her.  I am too polite to say:  Can't hear you, lady.  And even more...I could have said, "Ask him!" 

I  confess...

I am a whiny cry baby and when things don't go my way I am not a happy camper.  At all.

What about you?  What do you do when things go wrong?

I am participating in Mamarazzi's Friday Confessions!


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Proud Mommy Moments--Hands On

Each night we go through the same bed time ritual.  It starts with the five minute warning.  Then it goes into, "I'm not tired." Followed by hiding, or making himself "small."  i.e. he curls up into the smallest ball and tucks his head down toward his chest.  After the usual threats, and counting to three he gets ready for bed.

We read a story, sometimes two.  We take turns with the pages.  He is doing really great with his reading.  After we read, we say a prayer and then he gets kisses and a raspberry on each cheek.  I don't know why.  It's just something I've always done with him.  He laughs.  Sometimes he returns the favor.  Last Thursday everything was going just like always.  Then after the prayer and the kisses my son, my blue-eyed heart breaker, smiled up and said, "I had my hand on your boob when you did that!"*
Yep.  My son.  Lock up your daughters!

I am participating in EmmyMom's and Kmama's "Proud Mommy Moments."

*  He has always had an obsession with my chest.  It must be a boy thing.    I have no idea.*

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Social Networking is Like Jump Rope

Do you ever come up with an awesome blog in the shower and by the time you can write it down, you have totally forgotten what it was in the first place?  Yeah, this wasn't one of those times.  Although that has happened!  How about driving down the street and suddenly you are hit with a stroke of genius, and yet by the time you get home and are able to write about it you are actually reading other blogs thinking, "Man I wish I could write something clever like that!"  Yeah...that didn't happen this time either.  But it has.  Totally.

No, this was one of those thoughts that hit you right before you go to sleep at night, so they border on strange and reach for genius.  And the more tired you are the further the reach.  Well this was Monday night and I was exhausted so the reach was miles from my grasp, and strange was right at my feet.  That is when it hit me.  Social networking is a lot jump rope.  Sure it is....especially at midnight.

Let's start with Facebook.  Facebook is like your basic jump rope game.
The rules are pretty simple.  You get your friends to play along.  You can play a variety of games.  You can even go and visit a friend and play jump rope there.  You can play alone.  It's pretty tried and true.

Twitter...which always makes me think of "Twitterpated" from Bambi.  I digress.  Twitter is like Double Dutch.
This social network takes timing and precision.  You have to jump in at just the right moment.  And there is trending, and retweets, and mentions.  I used to be very good at double dutch.  So maybe I can master Twitter one day.  For now, I am standing on the outside looking for that golden opportunity to dive in.

I only picked three...the last is Google+.   I haven't heard a whole lot about it and what I have heard hasn't been real great.  I have an account, but I don't use it.  Which brings me to Chinese jump rope.
How many of you remember this?  Or know what it is even?  Do you know how to play it?  I kind of remember.  I remember using chairs to practice.  Who needs people to hold that in place?  Who is using Google+?  Anyone?  My point exactly.  It's there.  People may or may not be using it, and we are not sure why. 

And that my friends, is what genius looks like in the middle of the night.  What genius have you come up with?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Really Random,But Not Really

It was my birthday!  And I made an event out of it.  Friday I went to Zumba like always, but I got to wear my new Zumba skirt!
My mom wrote, "Happy Birthday, Lourie K" on the white board and our instructor put me in the middle of the room and the warm-up was done around me to "Happy Birthday" in both English and Spanish.  It was fun.

I got the AC in my van fixed.

Rich took me out for Chinese food!  It was soo very good....which is exactly what I told my BF Lorraine.  And so imagine my surprise, when during Relief Society, I received this text message...
Turns out it was Lorraine's MOM!  See Lorraine was sending group messages of pictures of her new house.  And one of them was her mom.  Her mom some how got the message from me that simply said, "It was sooo good!"  We had a good laugh over it.  And hey, I learned how to do a screen shot with my iPhone!

Saturday we cleaned!  And I mean cleaned!  We gutted this place.  I made myself sore from working so hard.  I ordered pizza and had absolutely zero guilt.  I couldn't have done it without my mom there pushing helping us along.  My house looks better and 90% of the toys have been relocated. Nice!

Sunday was my party!  I have one picture...hahaha...
My littlest party guest

Party goers ranged in age from one month to nearly 70.  We had 15 people here...that's counting those little people.  I only took two pictures with my camera and for some annoying reason, they didn't save to the memory card.  So this is the one picture I got.  So who got all the pictures?  My sister and Emmy.  I am waiting....

What did I get....???

From my Mom:  Spending Cash!  With explicit instructions to only spend it on MYSELF!

From my aunt:  a specially made pillow case just for yours truly

From my sis:  ROBIN HOOD:  PRINCE OF THIEVES with Kevin Costner...extended edition.  boo-yah! 

From my kids and hubby:  earrings, new cover for my iPhone and shields, and a new shirt.

From my bestie:  funny cups with sayings on them like:  You Have No Idea!  Already started using them!  Cute dusting know you put them on and shuffle on the floor.  And poof the floor is clean. I used them too!  I have a marble floor entry.  And then pedi set to treat my feet.  Have I done this yet? Haha.  No.  Silly me!  I will!  I deserve it!

What did my cake look like??  No cake!  We had hot fudge sundaes.  And they were amazing!  Homemade fudge sauce.  I now have to face the music...scale.  All in all it was great.  And I am looking forward to next month when I get to see Emmy again.  We are going shopping and out to eat for her birthday!!  Woot.

What do you do for you birthday?

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor Day Questions

What are you doing today?
Are you grilling something?
Are you going to wear white after today?
Do you care?

My answers:

Hanging out.  We are not doing anything.  We earned lazy.  High school is busy.  I had a nice party yesterday, but there was a lot of work before hand.  We are just hanging out and that is good.  It might rain here.  In sunny CA.  It will be on the news.

Ribs.  Even if it rains.  I will be grilling.  I once grilled in a hail storm.  True story.  That's CA for you.

Of course.  I don't let fashion dictate what I wear.  Mostly because I don't have a lot of choices, but also because I don't care. 

I hope you all have a great day!!!