Thursday, December 19, 2013

Horrible, awful, no-good, very-bad week

In the last five days, my baby got the flu, one of my tenants flooded their apartment, my husband has been taking his finals for his first semester of law school (ie he's been mostly gone/stressed), I had to miss the Christmas Concert that I've been rehearsing for for 6 weeks, I got the flu and spent two days on the bathroom floor, another tenant flooded their apartment, my baby burned himself on his neck and ear and cheek and had to be rushed to medical help (and my heart broke into a million pieces), another tenant showed up at my door demanding to be let out of their lease and have their deposit and rent refunded immediately because she saw a cockroach, and now my husband has the flu and I just spent half an hour trying to change burn bandages on an 11 month old.

Now, I'm not saying my life is awful. I'm just saying its been one hell of a week.

Friday, November 1, 2013

4 years

I met my husband four years ago today. He is still the most interesting person I know.

Happy Meet-aversary Husband! You can stay.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

If this is a blog about blogging has this blog been incepted?

I miss blogging. I still don't really have time for it (MY CHILD NEVER NAPS) but I wish I did. On the rare occasion that he does nap I find myself trying to do my actual job -  the one that lets me live rent free in a beach community in San Diego, the one that is supporting my family through my husband's education, the one that allows me to work and stay home full time with my child - THAT job. It comes first.

*le sigh*

And for me, blogging isn't a job anyway. It's just a fun thing. Sometimes a therapeutic thing. Something that keeps me from checking facebook 67 times a day just so that I can feel like have contact with the outside world.

It's that the funny thing about being a stay at home mom? You don't get bored, but you do feel isolated? I wonder if it goes away when your kids get older? TIME will tell and time alone.

But back to blogging. I read other blogs sometimes, and I think - THIS is why I have a hobby-blog and not a job-blog - because I am not specialized. I have no special skill like decorating or fashion or fitness or food or design or photography or crafting or sewing or budgeting. I am a generalist, I have always been a generalist. And who wants to read a blog about "general" things?

I guess Joanna is an "everything" kind of blogger, but... she's JOANNA... She practically INVENTED blogging... Plus she lives in New York City! When I lived in the City, my life was blog-worthy-ish too! I am not Joanna.

But I really like blogging! The discovery and sharing of cool things and new ideas is really fun and inspiring and makes me feel like my new mini-van and ponytail lifestyle isn't a complete white wash.

I have skills (don't I?), I have personality (sometimes!), I have something to share (I think). But WHAT? What is my unique-me-thing? Everything that I do, someone else seems to do better, blog about it, and with cuter pictures.

Is this current state of affairs your concern? Nope. Are you going to provide some piercing insight that will be the answer to this on-going question? Probably not. Do I feel better having written this? Yes. Yes I do.

And that's why I'm still here... Sometimes... When the kid naps... and my other work is done.

Yeah, you're right. I don't have time for this.

ps. Are inception jokes still funny? 'Cause I still laugh at them.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

The power we already possess

This article is one of the best reflections on the Ordain Women movement that I've read, and I've been researching this a lot lately.

It is an in-depth look the most important facets of this issue. It presents some insightful commentary on a major issue facing the Church and, I believe, the world. The way we view the roles and powers of men and women are evolving, and a lot of the perspectives articulated in that article resonated with me.

I include it here for my own future access and reference - but if you find yourself an interested party, by all means, have a read.

Cassler, V.H.; "Ruby Slippers on Her Feet: Reflections on the OrdainWomen Website;" SquareTwo, Vol. 6 No.1 (Spring 2013)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Sometimes, I tumbl

Because I don't know where the time goes and sometimes tumblr is faster than blogger, I also have a tumblr which I find myself using more often:

Here it is.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013


You know what's awesome about San Diego? Venissimo Cheese.

Good morning!