Monday, September 15, 2014

Wknd pics

My baby boy is 11 months old today!
In motion
Playing with the ball
Let me out!
Creating chaos
Big boy

Friday, September 12, 2014

Moving on up Haiku Friday

Moving on up to
the mountains, redwoods, clean air
I'm so excited!


A real house, little
community. Life in the
country, tiny town.


Apparently, Neil
Young lives there, too. Maybe I
will see him one day.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Dirty Laundry

There's been a wealth of dirty laundry airing recently. One of my facebook friends had, for some odd reason, two accounts. I was friends with both of "him". The other night, one of his accounts was "hacked" by his (apparently) scorned ex-wife, detailing how he left her and four kids with no money in TN while he went off to live in CA with his parents. How he had an affair with another women (weirdly who I also know) and how he stole the kids from her. It was awful. But train-wreck awful. I couldn't look away. It's rare to see the inner workings of a relationship - messy, ugly.  It was also terrible to think about a woman who lost her children. How utterly desperate she must have been to write the things she wrote. Or maybe how utterly stupid? Either way, the situation is really sad. After a couple hours, I "unfriended" the hacked account.
And then I got an email. A really, really weird email. From a guy I have met once or twice. About a person I know (but I'm not really that close to). It was a long, rambling, messy thing. At first I couldn't figure out why I would get this email, or what it was about. Then I figured out it was basically trying to discredit this person I know and say some awful things about them. I didn't really know what to do with the information (and I'm sure some of it is inflated) but it made a few puzzle pieces fit together. I, of course, contacted the person who the email was about to make sure they are OK. There are kids involved, and restraining orders, police, etc. It looks ugly. Obviously, I don't want to be involved. My friend is OK, and I can only be supportive.
It's things like these that make me appreciate my "boring" old life. Watching my baby discover new things every day. Learning how to be a wife when I have a kid. And figuring out just how the heck to keep my house clean, kid fed, job going, etc, etc, etc. I will take that boring old life any old day. I'll appreciate the little things in my life that are so nice. And I'll take one more day, mostly drama free. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cool things about our new spot

1) laundry! My own machines!
2) 3 (pretty small) bedrooms
3) a two car garage
4) a small town
5) 15 minute drive to the beach
6) redwoods
7) fruit trees
8) a big deck
9) fireplace
10) space - good storage and bigger living space
11) mountains
12) we get to have a post office box
13) proximity to lovely state parks with lots of redwoods
14) no traffic coming into work
15) quiet

Things I will miss about our apartment

1) the farmer's market
2) proximity to grocery stores and gas stations and banks
3) the park
4) the library
5) the drive to work when there's no traffic

oh, that's a short list...

Things I will not miss about my current apartment

1) the laundry room
2) the techno blaring at odd times of day
3) my neighbor snoring
4) how hot it gets even when it's not that hot outside
5) the hermit neighbor who refuses to pick up & dispose of his yellow pages (it's been there since Feb!).
6) the cabinets that are mounted too high.
7) the awful meat cooking smell
8) the incense
9) carting a baby and groceries and bags up stairs
10) no storage
11) the drive to work in traffic
12) having 4 bikes in my living room
13) the traffic
14) the noise from two freeways
15) the suburbs

Monday, September 8, 2014

Wknd pics

Pulling all the things out of the bathroom cabinet

My big boy

Alex left his keys in the bike lock. I drove home, wondering what the heck that noise was!

Snacks D gets to eat this coming week


Helping unload the dw

Helping pack

Drawer full of toys!!!

Found my nipple cream

Daddy made waffles for Sunday breakfast

Helping Daddy patch holes

Other interesting things about our weekend:
I made an appt to take the cats to the vet Saturday morning, 8am - we are up, so why not? Turned out the vet wasn't there, car trouble, maybe? We had to leave poor panicked cats and were able to run most of our errands by 11am. Since the vet wasn't there, the whole visit (vaccines, too!) was FREE! How cool is that?
We now have a pile of boxes accumulating in a corner of our 2nd bedroom. Moving day is Sept 19!
I got a plugged duct yesterday. I needed 2 naps (one of which I got D to go down with me). I took more naps than my 10.5 month old child. Luckily, I feel much better today.
I am starting to think about D's first birthday. The time has just flown by!