Month: February 2014

Hang the little buggers!

Eggs, people I’m talking about eggs. Boy do you need help! Through my adventures in egg decorating I  discovered an incredable simple way to hang the finished product, which is good since I seem to be unable to stop making them.  You can do it too, all… Continue Reading “Hang the little buggers!”

Standing isn’t as simple as you might think

I mentioned in my OCD post that I have been in the martial arts community my whole life.  Due to my mother’s practice of Tai Chi I have spent many hours moving S L O W L Y or watching others move at a… Continue Reading “Standing isn’t as simple as you might think”

Late night trouble with the iPad

4 am. Currently in our bed there are; two humans, one cat and two dogs. I would love to tell you that Isis is not here too because we learned our lesson after the first two; that dogs should sleep on the floor.  … Continue Reading “Late night trouble with the iPad”

How a random acts of kindness resulted in a senseless act of beauty.

Just a story to bring attention to: More than a decade ago, I was walking to my car in downtown Santa Cruz.  Coming toward me from across the parking garage was a man, he was crying.  His hair was matted to his head and… Continue Reading “How a random acts of kindness resulted in a senseless act of beauty.”

Golden cabin fever brain farts.

OK, brace yourselves.  Are you sitting down? Yesterday it snowed, again (or is it still?) You are shocked I’m sure. Good thing you were sitting down! Our yard now looks like this: There is still one person here who is beside herself. Please do… Continue Reading “Golden cabin fever brain farts.”

Stop saying you have OCD. You are just anal, I have OCD.

Growing up on a fault line meant that I have been through more than my fair share of earthquakes.  This includes Loma Preita in 1989 the 6.9-7.1 magnitude quake that collapsed the bay bridge, and our fireplace.  I was six at the time. The… Continue Reading “Stop saying you have OCD. You are just anal, I have OCD.”

♥ Read Mine ♥

Yesterday the internet filled to capacity with pictures and stories both good and bad about Valentines Day.  Most of my friends on FB posted pictures of the flowers or gifts that their sweeties had given them.  AWWW (truly no sarcasm, I promise) and others… Continue Reading “♥ Read Mine ♥”

RUN Phil RUN!!!

It snowed.  Again…. As I previously mentioned I am ok with this. My husband is not.  Since he grew up on the East Coast he has had more than his share of winters, when he was 17 he thought he had escaped them for… Continue Reading “RUN Phil RUN!!!”

Never buy chap stick again!

Even if you don’t have bees you can still make your own chap stick.   It is one of the simplest things ever, I promise.  You can find all the supplies you need at Bulk Apothecary or your local health food store and it doesn’t take… Continue Reading “Never buy chap stick again!”

Sometimes the chocolate box of life gives you the best kids in the world.

We got married over an year and a half ago and it was perfect.  Not because everything went the way we planned but because it didn’t. The only thing I really cared about was having the kids there with us.  They dressed as they… Continue Reading “Sometimes the chocolate box of life gives you the best kids in the world.”

A picture is worth at least one poll…I hope.

Last week I took a drive to get out of the house and take some pictures.  I love the way you can see the animal highways frozen in the snow. I stumbled upon some kite skiers, what a cool idea!!! I love they way… Continue Reading “A picture is worth at least one poll…I hope.”

It’s all fun and games till someone calls “NIYDEK!”

I have often heard people talking about activities and situations that they “could never do with a spouse without killing them.”  My husband and I have done so many of the things others recommend not to I have lost count.  For example, we have:… Continue Reading “It’s all fun and games till someone calls “NIYDEK!””

My surrender to a lack of expectations

This journey is far from over and the things I have learned are immeasurable and priceless.  Every once in a while I am privileged to have some positive reinforcement that my thoughts and I are on the right path. Surrender is not something to… Continue Reading “My surrender to a lack of expectations”

Antiques Roadshow Thinks You’re an A$$hole and Why

Years ago we gave up cable and switched to Netflix and Hulu instead.  Originally this occurred because we couldn’t afford to pay $160 a month on anything we can’t eat.   We have not gone back because we don’t miss it, the bill or… Continue Reading “Antiques Roadshow Thinks You’re an A$$hole and Why”

7/13/2010 -Today you said you love me.

Without preamble or question, today you said you love me. My heart leapt out of my chest and my breath stopped in my throat. All I did was build a fort and my reward was a unsolicited statement of affection. I could only answer… Continue Reading “7/13/2010 -Today you said you love me.”

The Places I have Found Myself

More than once I was waiting for myself as I summated a mountain’s top, standing on the path yet out of my own way, so that if I had not been looking for myself  I wouldn’t have been there to see. Long ago I… Continue Reading “The Places I have Found Myself”

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