Wednesday, September 26, 2012


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.” 
― Dr. Seuss

I'm not sure if there is anyone out there left who has ever read my blog, and if you are, you probably assume I no longer write new posts...

I actually wasn't sure if I ever would again either.  So much going on, every single day.  On days that I do have a little extra down time, I get on the computer and get distracted with reading other people's amazing blogs or oogling over websites or Facebook.

It's not that I don't have things to write about, I really do.  In fact, I'm sure I'll forget a lot of what I wanted to say today, just because there is a bunch to catch up on.

For one, I worked over the summer at my second job.  It was good and not so good.  I've met some nice people, learned some things about weddings and all the work that goes into making them special.  I also learned what very hard work it is, and that I'm getting older and don't bounce back quite as quickly as I used to!

There were a few mornings after I worked the night before (til 11 or 12), that I felt a little like I'd been hit by a bus or a train, something of that caliber ;)  One weekend there were 3 weddings, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and I worked all three.  I thought my feet might fall off by the end of that weekend.  I'm happy to say, they are still attached, if not a little battered.
My sweet little niece India playing with her little friend on the beach. She's the blondie :)

We took the girls to Starbuck's in Cardiff-by-the-Sea to do some homework.  We were the only ones without laptops, we had crayons, markers, and colored pencils instead.  That's my rainbow drawing on the bottom right, you're never too old to color!
My niece who just turned 8 has been learning how to surf, I love this picture of her on the beach!

It felt like my Summer went by very, very quickly this year.  I guess the second job and having less time off from my job as school office secretary made it that way.  Our district's calendar was slightly different this year, so we did not have our usual 6 weeks off.  What I did have, was both my girls home with me all summer.  Although my youngest also got a new job and we were often like passing ships, we still found time to hang out, us three Musketeers.

Because of this, we did not do a whole lot over the summer. We did take our yearly trip to Lake Tahoe, it was so good to get away for a few days.  Our trip there was also a little shorter than usual, but I was still happy we all got to get away together.  It is one of my favorite places, especially in the summer.
A picture my daughter took with her phone in Tahoe, so beautiful there!

I think I chose today to write a post, because I am feeling a little out of sorts, and I thought it might help unravel my brain a bit.  I just returned home from bringing my oldest daughter back to college.  This is always my least favorite trip to Southern CA.  I loved seeing my nieces and sister, that is always a plus and one of the reasons we get to go as often as we do.  Not having to rent a hotel makes all the difference.  I love spending time with those little munchkins, I miss them so much.

So, it is with a heavy heart that I left sister, nieces, and daughter...we had a few great days together.  We had a birthday party at the beach for the little girls, I went for coffee and a long walk on the beach with my sis, and enjoyed a "big girls only" happy hour having sushi, which is something I don't usually eat.  It was yummy and nice to hang out with my sister and daughters! I also managed to get my daughter moved back in to  her on-campus apartment.

Some other recent highlights- my oldest turned 21 on Sept. 18th, can't believe I have a kid that old!!!! My younger daughter made the "top 6" for Homecoming Queen at her high school, so we have lots of activities in the next couple weeks involving that.

There's a lot more to say...but for now this will do.

This is one of the many houses we got to walk by on the beach. It is my new dream neighborhood that happens to be just across the street from my sister's condo...a place called St. Malo, very exclusive and way out of my budget, but I can dream!
Wishing you happy thoughts,