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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Settling In

Well, finally starting to settle in the new house - between moving, the new puppy, keeping the kids busy and dealing with the other "parents"- it has been quite stressful .
Little by little I suppose. Sometimes it gets to me- I need some adult time- this weekend will be time for that- the first one where we don't have to move furniture, dust, clean, adjust, paint etc etc etc! I hate painting- I mean, it looks cool when it's done, but the whole arduous process, sans sprayer, is really annoying. Of course we didn't use a sprayer, because we only painted one room- so why bother? As you can tell this wasn't my idea. Things break, stuff doesn't work, and I am slowly learning that home ownership is a whole new realm that I never knew about. Can't call the landlord anymore lol-
This in of itself is a mixed blessing- no one to tell us we can't have pets or paint the rooms- but when something busts- it's all on you- I guess I will be attending more Home Depot workshops lol

Sunday, June 15, 2008

New Home

It's been a long time since I have been able to write- we have been moving into our new home- better neighborhood- nicer neighbors- and we got a good deal on it considering the bad market.
It's been mostly me and hubbo doing a majority of the work- due to the fact that my son was in NY on a class trip ( Napoleon Dynamite: Lucky!) and baby was with her mother meeting Christie Yamaguchi at Cheryl Burkes studio opening. ( She is on Dancing with the Stars)
So, while these children were enjoying themselves and having a great time meeting famous folks and seeing Broadway musicals- me and hubbo were toiling and tarrying away- trying to get the damn house empitied!
Now, I will admit, I am not the tidiest person in the world-yes, you heard it here first, I am not really a pack rat or anything like that- hubbo, on the other hand, not only has enough crapola for god knows how many people- his ex kept dropping off more crap to add to the already monumental amount of crap that was in the garage! I am not kidding, it has taken us 6 days to move out of the old house- this should have been over long before that- I am so sick of moving! I will be glad when it is all over- then we have the new house to tackle- ee gad!
I am happy here though, don;t get me wrong- it is a cute house- and we don't have to move again because it was bought- so that's a good thing!
So here it is, noon on Father's Day, and I actually slept in and am having coffee still-unbelievable!
Well, it should be over and done with soon- let's all hope!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Police and Military Gear

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008


Hello all,
It's been a while, I know- buying a house and getting things together is a daunting yet rewarding task!
I was Starbucks today, thinking about how in my 20's I refused to patronize any Starbucks- it was my personal rebellion against the corporate machine. I managed to stay out of Starbuck's until 2000- when I was introduced to the Frappuccino- NOT COOL! One taste of the delectable Caramel Frappuccino and it was all over for me! I still miss the beatnik look of the urbane coffee houses I haunted back in the day that were second homes to film and art students, street urchins and trippy folk in general. Where I could see god forsaken terrible art for sale on the walls, and buy a chainmail bracelet to support the local artist who made it-
Back to Starbucks- this is also where I get my whole bean coffee- if you read back, you will see that I am a coffee snob lol
I buy Columbian, good stuff, by the pound. And I always get my small house coffee with it- if you are not aware of this deal, they are supposed to give you a small house coffee with every pound you buy. You must mention this lol- otherwise they won't give you one- I always get one for hubbo- because he is not one for the frou frou drinks that they make- he likes his coffee,plain and tall, dammit. Me, on the other hand, I like the frothy delectable kinds- these are also the ones that contain like, 2000 calories!
But, needless to say, I have crossed over the dark side. LOL!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day to All

Hey everyone- I hope all of you had a wonderful Mother's Day- I got a Snicker's Cheesecake, a pedicure gift certificate, chocolate and a lovely card. How blessed and loved I feel to be appreciated for the things I do. I love being a mother, and I know no other way to be- it is what defines me in my life- it is what makes me real and whole-I am MOTHER :)
I hope all of you have had a special day today as well-

I found some beautiful quotes about mothers and children I wanted to share with all of you below.

# Mother is the name of God in the lips and hearts of children.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Children are a bridge to Heaven. - Persian Proverb
There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.
- Chinese Proverb

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Used Cars Online

Are you one of the many people thinking about buying a used car? Not wanting to spend a lot? Well who does? In this day and age, we all want to save a buck and get a relaible car. Stop by and check out their Used Car section. You will be amazed at what is available. There is an enormous selection of used cars offered at the best prices by both private sellers and used car dealerships.

Save time and money! has a real easy to use search feature.Just enter in the make and model of the car you’re looking for - be sure to choose a color and price range too. Location and who you would prefer to buy from are also important search criteria- a private owner or a dealer (or both!). You can also select how you want the results to be sorted, which really narrows your search and saves you time. Click the Search button and you’re on your way to finding the perfect ride- how easy is that? is able to guarantee that they offer very competitive rates.

Have no idea what car you want? Go to their Buying Advice Page. Click thelink on the left side of the main menu and.The Buying Advice section offers great advice on questions to ask the seller (i.e., Why are you selling the vehicle? Are you the original owner? How many miles does it have? Has it ever been in an accident?), nine points on pre-test drive and seven or more points post- test drive.The best advice is to look at the car during the daytime ( nighttime viewing can be tricky, hard to see flaws etc.!)and to also listen for any unusual noises or knocking,as well as seeing if you notice any weird smells!), and they are also thorough enough to provide you with an 18 points buyer’s checklist! Pretty cool if you ask me!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tootin Tuesday!

I can't believe it's Tuesday again! Well, I have something GREAT to toot about this Tuesday! We got our house! YAAAAY! And it is the best house we could ever ask for- so we all are so happy. We shocked the kids on Sunday ( we found out our offer had been accepted on Saturday when the kids were at their other parents' house.) We took them for a ride and didn't say where we were going- and then we pulled up in front of the house. My son asks me " Uh, Mom? Why are we pulled up in front of a house with a For Sale sign?" I just looked at him. And then it sunk in, " This is ours?" Both kids were ecstatic- especially stepbaby- she wants to paint her room designer colors, and put in shelves, and get new posters, and get an area rug, and, and, and, LOL! Such a decorator! I look forward to doing all of that and more in our new home- I have been a renter for so long- it will take some time for me to realize that this is mine forever~!

My Kids on Halloween

Swimming !

My son and his cousins trying to be good for the camera- it took about 6 takes!

My husband the Lizard Man- yes, we are reptile fanatics!

Got to love Frank! Chinese Theater Hollywood

Me and my boy in Venice CA

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