Wednesday, December 31, 2008

according to blogthings

You Should Make 5 Resolutions

Lose Weight

Save Money

Get a Better Job

Get Fit

Eat Right

Looking Back-Jan 2008

Talk to people on the phone :)
Continue to forge old friendships :)
Eat Better :)
Walk 500 miles :)
Lose 50 pounds :/ (almost)
Go to my 10 yr. reunion :)
Take a couple trips :)

Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa Kitty

Has arrived and is delivering presents RIGHT NOW!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

6 mile T-town loop

I set out this fine evening for a jog around the quaint town I grew up in. I headed towards my High School stomping grounds then onward past Starbucks and Blockbuster, VGC and darkness. Up Rueda I flew. It was at this point I was glad to be wearing only a long sleeved shirt and t-shirt because a sweatshirt would have made me too hot. A few hundred yards from the corner of Rueda and Clairemont Mesa the sky began sputtering a few drip drops of rain. Not much of this did I think as I enjoy a sprinkle. A few feet further and the sky let out a grunt and unleased all the liquid it was holding. A minute or two later the wind began whipping. So now I am not only damp but it have added the biting cold. By the time I reached the Catholic Church I was soggy when I passed De Portola I was dripping wet and at the intercetion of Santo and Clairemont I was sopping and finally I reached home and was soaked to the bone. I have sense thawed myself out from the cold and wet. Lesson learned... I should have left an hour earlier than I did.

On Holiday

Earlier this month we bought a table top tree as we figured if it was a bit off the ground then Gizmo would be less likely to climb and UN-decorate it. He did have three choice ornaments that over and over again he rejected from being hung on the tree: a snowman with a bow and a bell that I made when I was like 5, a plate for Santa with a letter and cookie on it, and daffy duck holding a stocking. Merry Christmas from P&C!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Sunday, December 21, 2008

All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.....

Today was a big day for Gizmo: he lost a tooth! He's been real bitey lately. We checked his teeth a few weeks ago and found that he had 4 large fangs in the top of his mouth. Today when we checked them, one side was bleeding. Within 10 minutes or so, the tooth was gone (but to where?). We told him he was getting to be a big boy and that tonight the tooth fairy would leave a treat under his bed. We then realized that 1.) Gizmo doesn't really have a bed. He refuses to use the one we bought for him and he just kind of roams from place to place throughout the night. And 2.) What would a kitty tooth fairy bring? Gizmo doesn't seem to care about money or catnip. Anywho...the boy continues to grow. He seems to big to still be a kitten.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Physical Therapy

The doctor said that when he got in there to give my mom a new knee that it was much worse than any scan had let on. So no wonder she was in so much pain and having difficult standing and walking. She was in quite a bit of pain last evening.

Today she began physical therapy and after breakfast she took her first few steps with the new knee. Mom says her leg is very sore this afternoon but she is on her way to recovery. Hopefully by next Christmas we wont have to go find a wheelchair for her when we go out some place.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Now for the difficult part

So at noon mom went in for surgery. Two hours later the doctor called said everything went well and she would be in recovery for a few hours before being taken to a room. She will be on much pain medication and physical therapy for the next two days at SHARP in Coronado. Updates of her progress will follow.

Thursday, December 18, 2008


I do not know the time as of now but tomorrow my mom will be having knee replacement surgery! Please pray that the surgery goes well, she is not in unbearable pain and that this helps her mobility and the current pain she is in. I am leaving now to go down to her house for the next 16 days. Paul will visit on the weekends but it will be hard to be away from him for so long. At least I get to steal the kitty for part of that time. :) If you are down in SD and want to have lunch, coffee or something let me know.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


For TK's last day in California we went to the Getty museum. We took ALOT of photosI really loved a photography exhibt they had and could have stayed in here all day looking at the different compositions. One of the photographers they had did the first panoramic type pictures of San Francisco skyline. TK decided to sneak a photo of me looking at Downtown LA
Outside were some "art" sculptures. One is called curvy bottom, pointy top; now call me crazy but I would think you could come up with a better title than that in fact I think that no title would be a wiser choice.
TK and I walked through the gardens and she was very patient with me as I took photo after photo of the flowers.
Paul was off work by this time so we drove over to the in-laws for Saturday night dinner. We had a nice time chatting and eating some good BBQ even though the service wasn't great. Paul, TK and I headed home to watch Little Miss Sunshine (TK hadn't seen it) and just chill for the rest of the evening.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Thought for the day

Think forward! Concentrate on who you want to be and where you wan to go, not on who you were or where you've been.

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Once TK had experienced DCA it was across the lot to Disneyland! We explored the park, so much has changed in the 3 years we haven't had passes. Getting to go while all the Christmas decorations are up was especially exciting. While walking around we stumbled upon incredible sitting area to watch the Parade.
The castle looked beautiful.
Although we were exhausted since TK had never seen Fantasmic we hung in there and saw the second show after the fireworks extravaganza.

Saturday, December 13, 2008


As it turns out my dear friend had also never been to California Adventure so we made that our first stop to kick off the weekend.

We made it on almost every ride execpt for Tower of Terror (line was LONG) and Roaring Rapids (didn't want to get wet).

Of course I "dragged" TK into the animation center.

Next was a lesson on drawing from one of Disney's animators. Paul and I had never done this before and it was quite a treat!

Before leaving DCA we paused to take some photos with characters from The Incredibles.

Friday, December 12, 2008

City Walk

Thursday afternoon T and I headed up to Universal Studios. We walked around and looked at the shops and grabbed a bite to eat at Hard Rock Cafe and goofed around (a lot).

Then it was time to head down to the OC for a free movie preview. T and I were even picked to stay afterwards to be part of the pannel. All I have to say is babies dont take your mommas to see this one, if it makes it to a theatre! On the good side we got 2 free movie tickets a piece.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Star Struck

When we found out that TK had never been to the Walk of Stars in Hollywood we knew what our mission after work on Wednesday was. Everyone piled into the car and off we went... to sit in traffic. Once we got there it was time to seek out food, a brief stop for sandwiches and we were off to explore. The three of us walked for a short while before finding that the area in front of Groman's was blocked off. TK asked the security guard what was going on and would the area be opened up before the end of the night. It was explained to us that a movie preview was going on for Nothing Like the Holidays and if we had made it there just an hour prior they were still handing out tickets to see the movie! Down but not out we decided to wait around to see if we could catch any of the actors on their way out of the theatre. We were successful!Once all the actors left the area we were allowed back in front of the theatre so we commenced with the checking out of the hand and footprints. Down the block a little ways we found Santa's village (I KNOW HIM!) so we had to stop and grab a few photos.
At this point it was REALLY late so it was back to the car and to bed with us.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

To the Love of my Life

I love you more with each passing year. Enjoy your day off and treat yourself. I look forward to another year of P&C adventures.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


Black Beauty hit a milestone this week.

Cosmic Bowling

Nov. 29th we headed out in the evening to bowl. We have not been bowling in forever, and it totally shows. Paul won the first game and Cyndi won the second game. After this evening I have decided that we need to go bowling more often (any takers).

Monday, December 08, 2008

The Doctor Is In

In August I tried to take my mom to the Dr. Phil show. The show we got tickets for ended up being his big intro to a new Weight Loss Challenge. Mom and I ended up sitting out side for hours and hours, she never got to see Dr. Phil or a show! We just clapped for the teams as they came "running" by. Because of the way this show was handled we were given passes and invited back to be VIP guests to a future show.

Veteran's Day was the only available date I was off work and able to go so Mom drove up and off we went. It was great we got to park on the lot, had free coffee and waited just a short while before we were taken in to see a show and a half in some terrific seats. Once the show was through Mom and I were escorted back and had the chance to meet and talk with Dr. Phil we ended our visit with a quick photo opp.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Peace'd Out

After our last day of NaBlPoMo (btw we were one of the "winners" for the month) we sort of peace'd out on you all because we were insanely busy with work, working out, going on adventures and living life. We will catch you all up on our week of wonderful outings during this coming week. Be patient because I only have 11 days before I head to SD for two and a half weeks so things are about to get mighty hectic around here.

Coming up:
Monday-- My schools staff vs. students volleyball game
Tuesday-- Christmas Tree, free movie screening
Wednesday-- Finishing up shopping
Thursday--Christmas Cards and Letter ready to go out
Friday-- Nothing yet...
Saturday-- Kings game and hanging out with Jeric
Sunday-- Cleaning up & preparing for following week
...Throw in work and working out...