Thursday, March 29, 2007
** Note: I figured out from the caller ID that the call is from Brazil. Last night, I got 2 more call from the same number but I let it ring. So far this morning, no calls...keep you posted.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
Monday, March 26, 2007
On Sunday I spent most of the day catching up on my Netflix movies. I watched Marie Antoinette which has gorgeous costumes and settings. The movie is general was okay. I am not really familiar with her history so I just took the movie as face value...a very pretty movie mostly filled with fluff and great 80's music. Little Miss Sunshine was a really good movie. I knew just the bare facts so I had a great time when Olive did her talent routine. What a hoot. Also I didn't realize that Alan Arkin dies in the middle...he did a great job and that's why he has an Oscar.
I finished knitting A's hat so today I am starting a new style of hat. This is supposed to be easy too but I want to make this a baby (newborn). It took me several attempts to adjust the pattern and I'm still winging it as I go. At least the yarn I chose had a lot of stretch so I keeping my fingers crossed.
Once in a while our internet service gets so slow like dial-up slow so Hector figured out that our router was the problem. Today we went to Best Buy and got another one. After installing it, I couldn't connect so Hector spent some time with the customer service rep and we are back online. Yeah!
Too bad Hector didn't get that thing running this morning when the 3rd show for The Police went on sale. I logged onto Ticketmaster and the computer spent a long time searching the the best available tickets. Finally my choice popped up and of course it was at the back in the upper levels. I bought them because I searched for other dates the the prices went all the way to $3500 per seat!! So I will be perfectly happy with my $98 seat rocking with Kat on June 21st.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Today Josh's teacher, Miss C called to let us know that Josh reached another milestone. Just yesterday at his evaluation, most of his goals have been reached but we still have lots of hard work ahead for the next set. I was a little overwhelmed by all of it so today's news was great in restoring my hope and energy. A big part of child development is pretend play ie. playing fireman or play cooking and this is something lacking with Joshua. Miss C called and told me how Josh and G played in the kitchen while carrying a conversation so all the teachers were thrilled. They engaged with each other and interacted for over 5 minutes which is incredible for both boys since neither of them had demonstrated pretend play before. Miss C said this is a BIG milesone! Yippee!
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Note: You know who you are and get working on YOUR passport ASAP! It's always great to have because you never know when an opportunity to travel springs up!
Monday, March 19, 2007
Fast forward 9 years and my prints are still in their tube. A few weeks ago, I took them to Michael's to have them framed. Hector went along and we were shocked to find out the prices! I chose a simple black wood frame for both watercolors and a black metal frame for a Dali lithograph (Dali exhibit in Berlin). The grand total was over $500! Whew...talk about sticker shock. Oh well, I was going to have them framed and good thing Hector asked about a discount. One of the watercolors would have been $325 alone! So earlier this week, my prints are ready.
So here they are...I found pics of the real deal to give reference to my watercolors. But I am so happy that I finally framed them and need to hang them hopefully this weekend. I'll always remember that trip and the special memories we shared.
I have my cough still which gets worse at night when I'm laying down. Hector gave me some Dayquil liquid which seemed to help right away. This morning I was so sleepy still and had a hard time getting up. The bottle was by the sink so I checked it out and that stinker gave me Nyquil!! That stuff knocks me out (which is good) but it also lasts much longer in me (like until noon). Good thing I didn't drink a full dose last night.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Saturday, March 17, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
The hockey game was really exciting and the 2 women next to me talked practically nonstop thruout the game. Thankfully, they switched seats to sit next to their man in the 2nd period. Lately the Kings have been doing really well in the beginning but lose momentum later so the score will be tied which goes into overtime then the final shootout and lose. It is a major bummer and that's exactly what happened in this game.
I finished knitting another hat (this time for a girl) so I started on a scarf. I found this really bulky soft yarn in a dark gray color so I'm tempted to keep it for myself. I have about 1 foot done so I'll see how far a skein of yarn will get me.
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
This afternoon we picked up Tyler from school and walked over to El Monte RV to look at the different RVs. We are thinking of renting one this summer. It was fun. We got a price quote on the 30 foot RV and we might give it a go this year. Of course we have to decide where to go etc but it sounds like lots of fun. If anyone has any suggestions or experience to share, please leave a comment.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Hector and I snowboarded all over the mountain yesterday. I was being careful the first couple of days and felt really relaxed yesterday. I fell more because I took more risks but we had so much fun. I have a huge bruise on my right knee from falling when getting off the lift. Oh well that was to be expected. Tyler was excited that he graduated to the steeper hills. One day we tried to find him on the beginner hill and Hector saw Tyler following his instructor off some small jumps! Cool! Too bad we didn't get any pics of it but it was great to see him concentrate and accomplish so much.
Friday, March 09, 2007
Thursday was our first day on the mountain. It was a perfect, gorgeous day. Tyler started ski school and Josh went to the preschool. I made sure I stretched really well and it seemed to help me. Hector and I snowboarded most of the day down Stump Alley which is super wide and groomed. So much fun.
We took the kids sliding again. Here are the pics of their extreme sledding..
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
Snow flurries and the lovely storage building! I woke up Tyler to see the snow and he pointed out this.
We had breakfast at Base Camp cafe near the outlet stores. So when Hector took my snowboard in for some tuning, I headed over to Coach with the kids because gift card was burning a hole in my purse. Because the store was outlet or Factory as they call it, I got a lot for my money. I bought 2 purses, a cellphone lanyard and a Coach keychain. Did I mention the 20% discount I got in addition to the factory prices? Yippee!! At the retail store, my $500 gift card would not get me as much. So I'm a happy cheesegirl....here are my latest purchases to my collection.
Gonna go and play in the snow now...pictures later.
We stopped a couple of times to eat and once to figure out a mystery noise in the back seat. At first I thought it was the speaker but it turned out that Joshua dropped a Gameboy down into the doorwell. It was making a feedback noise so that was a relief it wasn't the car.
We arrived at Holiday Inn & Suites around 5:30pm. We loaded all our stuff onto a bellhop cart and went to our room. The kids were excited because there was a popcorn cart that was free and an indoor pool. Hector and I ate our sandwiches from Schatt's and the kids had spaghetti. I was so exhausted that I fell asleep so Hector took the kids to the pool. Later he said some ladies were oohing and aahing over the kids and one of them is a swim instructor so she put Tyler through some exercises. Then she said that Tyler listens very well! Ha. Sure that time he did.
That reminds me I saw that there is a Coach store in Mammoth which got me excited. Earlier Hector went out to get the kids' takeout and when he came back he was carrying 2 Coach bags. HUH?? He explained that he slipped while walking back and the spaghetti overturned in the bag so he ran into Coach to get another bag. While he was there, he got me a gift card!! What a sweetie! Hector said that he didn't give me a Valentine's day present. So cool...later I can check out what they have at this location or hold on to it for later.
So last night I think I must have slept about 10 hours and I feel so refreshed today. We're gonna grab some breakfast, check out and do some errands. We need to get mula at the bank, rent skis for Tyler and check into the condo (which we can do early). :) Gotta run now...more later!
Monday, March 05, 2007
Plus my mom hasn't feeling too well so we're trying to clean up so she won't feel the need plus we turn off the water to discourage her! She just needs to take it easy. I think the condo will have internet access so I might post some pics here or there depending how tired my old bones will be from snowboarding. I'm gonna take it very easy so I don't hurt myself...it'll be fun just to get away. Laters....
Saturday, March 03, 2007
It all started this afternoon, my mom agreed to watch the kids while we go the Kings game. Hector took his usual time so we left at 12:45pm for a 1:00pm game. The traffic was slow and we were almost to Staples center when my mom called Hector saying she didn't feel well (her high blood pressure). So we park briefly to try and offload our tickets. The 1st period was already over but Hector found some guys who were in the upper levels who bought our tickets for $20 each. At least they got to upgrade their seats and have a better view of the game which the Kings lost. We drove home to pick up our family car and picked up the kids.
So then we thought we could catch the Ice Dogs game at Long Beach tonight which is an IHL team. We called Tyler's friend, Glenn & parents if they'd like to join us and they agreed. We said we'd swing by their house at 6pm and carpool. I had the kids all ready at 5:30pm and called my mom to check if she was feeling better. It wasn't good..she sounded awful. I told her that I would take her to the ER and she said okay. So I had to back out of the hockey game tonight and told Hector to go.
I took my mom to the ER and it was packed! Everyone and their extended family was there and it was almost like a party on one side of the room. Good thing I had the foresight to bring my knitting so I got a lot done. We arrived at 6 pm and I waited until 7:30pm to head out for some food (In-n-Out...so good) to bring back. My mom was feeling a little better but she gets these spells where her BP shoots up for no apparent reason. She feels weak and shaky. By 9pm my mom asked them to check her BP again and she decided to go home. We were almost out the door and they called out her name which we told them to cancel. Whew...this night got me thinking of the full moon/eclipse. I'm just glad my mom feels better.
The good news is that I finished Tyler's hat last night! Yeah! I finished a project! I started Josh's hat tonight so maybe I can finish it by Tuesday for our trip.
I am really happy how the hat came out. It's a little big on Tyler (heck, it fits my big head) so I'm on a mission to finish a few more. I still might add a little pom-pom on the end.