Monday, August 31, 2009

A Nice Little Surpise...

in the shape of a box arrived either today or sometime this past weekend in the mail. I couldn't find the mail key for awhile, so we when we checked it today there was quite a bit of mail in our box. I was totally expecting the norm it seems now a days, bills, bills and more bills.

Along with the bills and junk mail was a small box addressed to me from an unknown person in Brooklyn, NY. David asked me what I ordered online. I replied... nothing. I opened it up.

Now, it did look prettier than this when it arrived as there was a pretty ribbon with a card wrapped around it, but alas I couldn't recreate the look. :(

Attached to the box was this card:

Inside the box:

The box contained: The Cabana Boy handmade soap w/ coconut milk, Thin Mints vegan lip balm and an Herbal Sachet of Peppermint Leaves. All of three of these smell amazing! The goodies are from Dirty Clean by Samantha Hahn. She sells all vegan bath and body supplies. Check out her blog: Dirty Loves Clean and here is her Etsy shop.

But, what I still don't know is who this wonderful gift came from. The card says it is is from Ida, Edna and Nester. I don't know anyone in real life with these names. The card mentions being "Nested". I spend way too much time on the nest, but it's not from one of the girls on my local board.

Could it be a blogger reader or even just a promotional item. I don't know. So.. Ida, Eda or Nester, if you are reading this, thank you so very much for an awesome surprise and gift. I don't know what I did to deserve this, but thank you!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Random Thoughts

I typically keep the Random Thoughts post for Friday, but I already known tomorrow will be really busy, so let's move it up a day!
~   I hate traffic, specifically when there is an accident. I was late to work both yesterday and today, two days in a row! If traffic is bad on a regular basis, I can handle that. You calculate it into the time it takes to get to work. But, when you rarely have traffic going to work and there is an accident, it totally throws you off! Ugh!
~    I can't believe it is supposed to be 107 today. These are the days that I am glad I work in an air conditioned office all day long.
~    I just finished reading the book Outlander by Diana Galbadon and loved it. The girls on the raved about how good it was and they were right. It's a series as well, which is even better!
~    Last night several of us girls got together and had dinner at Panera Bread. I think almost all of us ordered soup. Soup in the middle of summer, when it was over a hundred out?! I got the baked potato and it was really good though. Panera did have the air conditioning set so low and it was freezing in there. I needed the soup to keep me warm! :)
~    Soup and back to school makes me think of fall and surprisingly I have not felt that desire for it to be fall yet. It definitely still feels like summer for me. Normally, it's around this time of year, I start to get the itch to make things with pumpkin or bring out the fall decor, but it hasn't hit me yet, which is odd. I am sure it will soon enough though. 
~    Next Saturday is USC's first game. Wohoo! I don't love football. It's good and I will sit and watch it, but I love everything that comes with it more. The entertaining, making food and guac for the guys. I also love how excited David gets. Oh and you can't forget the hot dogs wrapped in bacon with grilled jalapenos, which our friend Tim calls, "How Many's". Sooo good!

~   Last but not least, I saw a post on the a couple of days ago about how Costco has already brought out the Christmas decorations. Christmas is still 4 months away. Costco you are a little too early!
Anyways, I hope everyone has a great day!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Madelyn is here!

Madelyn was born via c-section at 09:38am. 7lbs 2oz. and 21 inches!

More Exciting News

So for awhile now my parents have said they were coming to visit us. Actually it is for my parents business, but they will definitely have time to visit with us while they are out here. They were supposed to have come out months ago. Originally it was May, then June, and so on and so on. It's now almost September. You get the picture. Totally not their fault either. After awhile of it being pushed back several times, you kind of forget about it or think it's never going to happen. 
Well, I spoke with my parents this last weekend to fill them in on how the Sacramento trip went (I know I still haven't blogged about it, shame on me) and my dad said they were pretty sure they were leaving this weekend, they are driving out here.
Whaaat? Really?!!
I could be seeing them in less than two weeks! It's been two years and 4 months, since I saw them for our wedding. Way too long!
Oh boy, I am excited!
And since I am on the subject of the parents, I just have to mention what happened to them last week. We were on our way to David's grandma's funeral when my mom calls me from their business. I saw the factories number come up on my caller id and I knew something was up because they don't ever call me from that number or at 9 in the morning either.
Turns out the night before, they were hit by a tornado! Holy cow!
My parents were very lucky as they suffered no damage, other than some branches down. Both houses next to them had some damage. It was only an F2 on the Fujita Scale, so some houses lost their roofs and trees uprooted, but that was the worst of the damage.
But according to my mom it was super scary. She saw the sky turn that freaky green color, it became really quiet and then the pressure was crazy. They then heard a roaring sound and realized it was a tornado. No siren went off and before they could get to the bathroom, (they don't have a basement), it was over.
Note: Tornadoes are not common in their area as they are super close to Lake Michigan and all my life growing up there I herad the following, "the lake changes the air and does not provide the right conditions for a tornado".
Ha! Well that one is wrong.
I have experienced the freaky green sky and the quietness because a tornado was nearby and it's the waiting that freaks me out. Not knowing if a Tornado is going to hit. At least here being in So Cal, when we get an earthquake you feel it and before you know it, it's over. No waiting.
Now, I might change my mine if I experience a big one, but for now I think I will stick with earthquakes over tornadoes any day!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bring on the Pink

My niece will be here soon! They are inducing Melissa tonight. Oh, I am so excited. David's family is all boys, so it's a celebration just the fact that Melissa is having a girl. Madelyn is going to be so spoiled by her grandparents and all her aunts and uncles!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quick Update

We got back from Sacramento last night and boy are we wiped out! I will hopefully post a full recap of the trip later tonight, when I get home from work and maybe some pictures if there are any good ones on the camera.
But for now, a prayer request for my sister in law Melissa. I mentioned in my last post that she is currently about 37 weeks. While we were up in Sacramento, she went into the hospital for a severe headache. Dr's thought it might be Pre-E and kept her for overnight for observation. They released her the next day, as she did not have all of the symptoms. Her and my brother in law decided it was best to get back to So Cal as quickly as possible as she had also been having some contractions that had stopped. They took an earlier flight home on Saturday and lucky they did as she her headache returned yesterday. She went to the local hospital last night and she is currently there for observation again. Last update, I heard this morning is that Madelyn is doing fine and Dr's are still running tests.
David has been hoping Madelyn would be born on his birthday, which is Sept 19th, but I think we might be meeting her a little sooner than that.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Bad Attitude

Normally, when I haven't blogged in awhile it's because we have been really busy or I have been tired. This period of silence from me this time is completely different. I have had the time but didn't want to blog.
A lot has happened recently. David found out two weeks ago he is for sure being part of the layoffs at his company. His last day is the 28th. At the same time his grandma was in the hospital and actually passed away last week. She was a Christian, so we are comforted by the fact that she is now with the Lord, but it is still a sad time for the family.
So combine all of this, with the fact that I haven't spent much time with David (he has been out of town doing film work) and myself trying to do overtime at work to catch up, I have had a bad attitude. 
I don't want to talk about David's work. It's always the same questions, what is he going to do now? Has he started looking for something new? I know people are concerned or interested in how we are doing, but I don't want talk about it. I know this is bad attitude to have, but this is what my attitude is right now. I don't think I have been rude to anyone but, I know I haven't been very social lately. I'm sorry for not emailing or calling, I'm sorry.
I know the Lord has a plan has a plan for us and He will provide for us as long as we trust in Him. He has truly blessed us with both of us having jobs up till now, especially considering the way the economy has been. He has also allowed David to do lots of extra film work this summer and he has quite of few jobs booked for the fall.
So, one thing I do ask is that you pray for several things. Pray for my attitude, work for David (either lots of film work or something fulltime) and the also for his entire family including his mom Carolyn and Aunt Sharon. We will also be flying to Sacramento for the funeral so please pray for safe travels, especially for my sister in law Melissa who will be flying very late in her pregnancy. I know we are all dying to meet Madelyn, but she needs to bake for a little longer! 

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A Little Bit of This and a Little Bit of That

So in the effort to get back into posting more frequently, here is a little survey that I stole from a very cute blog that I have been reading lately. Check it out: The Babbling Brook(s)
What is your salad dressing of choice? Balsamic

What is your favorite sit-down restaurant? Niko Niko - sushi

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it? sushi
What are your pizza toppings of choice? well Papa John's took away one of the only pizza's that I liked. I was soo sad. Thanks to Tim though I am currently liking thin crust with pepperoni and jalapenos.
What do you like to put on your toast? I don't eat toast

How many televisions are in your house? 4, sad I know when we only have a tiny little apartment. I do have to say, I do love to watch the little tv in the kitchen while I cook!
What color cell phone do you have? white

Are you right-handed or left-handed? Right

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom Teeth

What is the last heavy item you lifted? ummm... the trash?

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? Nope

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? No way

If you could change your name, what would you change it to? Don't know

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? As much as I love hot sauce, I don't think I would do that

Last run-in with a cop? 2 months ago for speeding, :(

Last person you talked to? The hubby

Last person you hugged? The hubby
Favorite Season? well California doesn't really have seasons but I do like it here in the Spring. But Fall is one of the few things I really miss about the Midwest.

Holiday? Christmas

Day of the week? Saturdays

Month? April, my birthday and our anniversary

First place you went this morning? work

What's the last movie you saw? Ugly Truth

Do you smile often? I hope so, but I sometimes I have people tell me to smile, it seems as though when I am doing something I get very focused and can come across as I'm upset or like a friend in HS said, stuck up. :(

Do you always answer your phone? No, David hates this. I always forget it's on vibrate. I'm really not trying to avoid people, I swear!

It's four in the morning and you get a text message who is it? no one that wants to stay living. I'd actually be pretty upset if I got a text at 4 in the morning unless it was something really important. Don't mess with my sleep! Actually, come to think about it, I probably wouldn't wake up from a text.

If you could change your eye color what would it be? I would never change my baby blues!

What flavor drink do you get at Sonic? Don't know, I have only been there once in my life

Do you own a digital camera? Yes

Have you ever had a pet fish? Yes as a kid

Favorite Christmas song? Any of Ella Fitzgerald's Christmas songs

What's on your wish list for your birthday? haven't thought that far ahead yet, hmmm... all I would love right now is a vacation
Can you do push ups? Nope

Can you do a chin up? Nope

Does the future make you more nervous or excited? Excited

Do you have any saved texts? Yes

Ever been in a car wreck? Yes

Do you have an accent? I definitely used to have an awesome Midwestern accent when I moved out to CA. I have lost most of it though except for a couple of words which I will get a look when I say them like Chicago, Indiana, hangers.

What is the last song to make you cry? I can't think of one

Plans tonight? spending time with the hubby and family

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom? No

Name 3 things you bought yesterday? I only bought gas yesterday

Have you ever been given roses? Yes, David bought me some last week!

Current worry? David having a job at the end of the month

Current hate right now? the heat

Met someone who changed your life? my husband

How did you bring in the New Year? I honestly can't remember. That was a whirlwind of month though.

What were you doing 12 AM last night? sleeping

What was the first thing you thought when you woke up? Ughh, I don't want to go to work!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thin Mints plus DQ...

equals Heaven in food form! You all know my love for Thin Mint's, well it's finally that time of year again where DQ has their Thin Mint blizzards. The hubby picked me up one after his class and it is soooo good!

Another reason why I love summer!


Movie with an awesome friend
Yogurt and great conversation to top off the evening
Sleeping in till mid day
Mafia sandwich from Antone's
Hospitals and waiting
Giggling and smiling nephew
French fries and an Iced Coffee
Movie Cars and a walk with the cutest kid in the world
Glass of wine
Crying at the end of a good story
Lazy morning
Visiting with extended family & relaxing at the in laws
Late lunch with family
4 hour nap on a Sunday afternoon
Beautiful summer evening
Quick errand to grocery store
Pick up dinner
Finish laundry
Head on home
Comfy bed and some snuggling



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