Saturday, June 7, 2008

Tree hugger

Today when I was walking back to my apartment from the office I had my hands full. Pizza box, Sibbee, juice cup, purse, dirty diaper, etc....

Trevor was lallygagging behind me but I could hear him talking and every once in a while I would look back and see him taking his time to smell the flowers or pick up a rock.

I had reached the dumpster and turned back to see what he was up to.

Sure enough. Hugging a tree.

I love my kid. Love. Love. Love.

I don't think I could have felt more proud when he said out loud, "Tree huggin'".

Friday, June 6, 2008

A Good Day

That's it.

It is a good day/night.

Let's keep the rhythm going.

Push and pull.
Pull and push.
Give and get.
Get and give.


Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Because of a wonderful conversation with my bestest last night- I decided to write a new "Things to do before I die" list.

...and I will be sharing it with you. As you know, things change- and so do the things we desire in this life. This list will undoubtedly mold and grow to fit the ever growing (and maturing?) me.

The list is in no preferential order- just listed as they come to me... also, there are some that are entirely up to fate and some that I can (and WILL) make happen. Duh.

1. Spiritual quest to Machu Picchu- preferably by myself.
2. Sky dive.
3. See my son marry his true love.
4. Have a grandchild or two.
5. Develop an entirely holistic lifestyle- with my whole family.
6. Learn American Sign Language, and be fluent.
7. Own my own business that is not based out of my home.
8. Visit Hawaii.
9. Visit Alaska.
10. Visit Australia, New Zealand, and all that :)
11. Own a piece of Tiffany's jewelry.
12. Invent something useful, even if my family are the only ones that use it.
13. Own a home.
14. Own properties that we rent out (or use for vacations).
15. Own a horse, or two.
16. Learn how to weld...and do it well.
17. Sell one of my paintings for more than $1,000.
18. Fly a plane.
19. Ride in a helicopter.
20. Swim with dolphins.
21. Visit Europe...with enough money to have a lot of fun.
22. Go on a cruise.
23. Meet my new niece, Elizabeth.
24. Shave my head.
25. Give up coffee (this kind of goes along with the holistic lifestyle stuff).
26. Give up caffeine (Ditto: number 25).
27. Ride a camel.
28. Change a tire all by myself (I know how... just haven't done it, lol).
29. See Trevor graduate high school, and college.

There is definitely more... but I realize this can get redundant or boring- seeing as some of them are quite obvious. Although, just because I can- here's a list of what I did want to do before I die that I have already done. Haha.

1. Get married to my true love.
2. Have a child.
3. Become vegetarian.
4. Save some one's life.
5. Be in a wedding (other than my own).
6. Own a car... actually own it- no payments.
7. Work at Disneyland.

Ooooh... gotta jet... the kid is awake from his nap. :) Time to go play.

::high five::


Monday, June 2, 2008


I have said it before- and I just might say it again... we'll see.

My kid is testing his limits. I know every child does it at this age, but he ONLY does it when we hang around other kids his age that get away with everything. I am not saying that the people..err... parents... I know are terrible or that they don't know how to control their child- but SERIOUSLY>> he only acts out like this after being exposed to other kids that are crazy!

It takes a day or two to get him back to "normal" and it makes me want to keep him away from all these crazy children. I am not going to prohibit him from social interaction (sheesh, what do you take me for?)- I will just have to buck up myself and hang on for the bumpy ride following the interactions. This makes me an awesome parent. I know, I'm conceited. LOL.

In all reality I wish I could keep him calm and behaved like he normally is... but where's the fun in that? How do I get to learn if he isn't teaching me?