Jul 30, 2010
Jul 28, 2010
People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For, you see, in the end it is between you and HIM, not you and them anyway.
Before Mark and I left San Francisco we stopped to see my little cousin Edgar. If you haven't checked out Coveroo.com you really should. It's a great way to tattoo your cell phone.
My cellphone tattoo- Nerdy glasses with NERD ALERT on them. LOL. I have a great pair of nerdy glasses that I love, but admit I only wear them at home. So Nerds of the world..UNITE!!!
I have to admit this pizza was really good. I would show a picture of it, but it was all gone. If you are ever in the Berkeley area check it out. www.zacharys.com/ Truly worth the trip, I am a believer!
To top off our amazing day, we went to a San Francisco Giants game at AT&T park. I must also admit...it does not compare to Dodger Stadium. Really...no lie. While Dodger stadium is full of history, AT&T Park is the place to go for a good game. My only complaint...it was COLD!! What doesn't San Francisco believe in a hot summer?
It's a tradition for me now, take a picture of my bib with my running shoes. I have to admit I was nervous. But the thought of running on the Golden Gate Bridge brought goosebumps to my arms. How often can I tell that story? And who will find it interesting?
Jul 22, 2010
Jul 21, 2010
Wonder where I am getting all these cool polariod frames? Click here -> Frames. They are super easy to use. Enjoy.
Ever wake up and tell yourself it has to be that kind of day. The kind of day where you just feel productive and happy and everything seems to just blend in well. I guess it's all mental but today was that kind of day.
I love that my socks make me happy.
Look Tia B.U.C.K.E.T. (he says it just like that) look at what I can do. Oh I remember a time when I was that flexible. SHOW OFF!! I could still do it, just takes me a little longer than it use to.
Took Mark's nephews to the beach. It was such a beautiful day. The weather was prefect, the beach was clean, and the water...COLD but nice. When I get to hang out with these little ones I really miss my babies being babies.
Norma!! How I love you! And now Robert knows why I love you you. :) And so glad Robert got to meet Mark. So now Mark won't be so jealous when I talk about Robert - My super secret boyfriend.
For our lunch date I couldn't decided on where to take everyone. I decided on Coupa Cafe in Beverly Hills. Not is it owned by one of the sweetest people I know... but the food iz AMAZING!! Love you Camelia and thank you for the tres leches desert! YUM YUM!
And I am just adding this one because I love it.
Where was I? I know I had something to do this evening. Total brain fart moment here. Anyway, so he said he was bringing home dinner for he and Josh. I don't know if you can tell but the pizza was HUGE. He wanted to make sure the child didn't starve. Whatever...they just don't like my cooking, plus they can eat pizza all day, everyday.
My baby called.
Mom I'm coming over for dinner and I was wondering can you make me some of those potato tacos?
OF COURSE!! I don't get to see him as often as I'd like so anything he asks for..is always a YES. He is a working man and goes to school full time, AND... he has a girlfriend. Yeah enough said right.
Lately, it's like I love them so much. Josh will just sit and talk to me and I am like what are you talking about? I think sometimes he just talks silly to see if I am paying attention. Boys....
Jul 14, 2010
Last night I attended a Team in Training Information Meeting for the new Winter Season. It's always fun to go and talk about my experience and hopefully inspire someone to join. Last night I had the honor of attending a meeting with my friend Erica (the one in the purple shirt). When I first meet Erica we were in the same pace group and me being me I chatted the whole time while she just smiled and kept pretty quiet. I just smiled and laughed.
Fast forward to now, Erica is the life of the party. She is now our new season's team captain. She attends meetings and talks about her connection to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She was barely a freshman in High School when she was diagnosed with Lymphoma. She has now been in remission for 10 years and is one of the most amazing people I have ever met.
It's because of people like her I continue to do this. I don't get paid to do this, I do it because I love it.
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 12, 2010
Jul 11, 2010
Got home around 5:00 pm and asked Mark to go to the movies with me. What did we see? Despicable Me. Must say it was the cutest movie ever! I laughed and I must admit I cried, but only towards the end, all it all it was a great evening.
My friend Ginger put on an amazing event with Layle Koncar. A lot of people ask me, well if you know how to scrapbook why are you still taking classes?
1. To learn new techniques (which I totally did)
2. To spend time with friends :)
3. To just get away and do something for me.
I am pretty spoiled, but I spoil myself. I go away quite a bit to scrapbook and really enjoy. Going away and getting my creativity renews my spark and I want to go home and do it more. And now with my new toy .... yeah I will be doing much more often.
Our first project was totally adorable - Thank you for being a friend Mini Book. Right now..I love mini books and learning new little techniques is a plus.
Jul 8, 2010
Jul 7, 2010
Jul 6, 2010
It's a process. It's slow. Am I enjoying it? Truth be told - No. People try to change process while I am away, dumb dumb dumb. It's OK it's a short work week. I will just smile, walk away, and put a stomp to it. Just because I am out doesn't mean I will let you mess with my tables. Nope...I am the database table Queen and what I say goes. LOL I should get a t-shirt like that...but on the for reals side I don't give a crap. Just some people annoy me.
So I wonder, there is this woman at work who complains about everything. No really she does. Right now it's about Lindsey Lohan and how she should be in jail. I was like "What?" I don't care about her! Woman get a life and shut up.
Yes that is how I feel today. I have work to do and wish i could duck tape her mouth shut!
Jul 5, 2010
Spent my Independence with some of the Luna's at a Water Park. I must say as a kid I never went to water parks, but hey this Sunday I let my inner child out. Going down the waterslides was fun but the best part was people watching. I love people watching and this place was perfect for it.
I love Mark's family. They are always so giving and I just love spending time with them. I really don't go to Fresno enough. It's not that I don't want to go but I always seem to have super busy weekends. I know scrapbooking and running that is all I do. :)~ and so what right? Right!
The whole point of me driving out to Fresno (without Mark) was so that I could stop in Tulare. What the heck is in Tulare? Outlet shopping and Sonic. And you may be asking..why get a 44 oz size? Don't I have any restraint? Well the answer is NO! I don't like the food at Sonic so I don't stop there for the food. I stop for the drinks! EVEN THOUGH I can't drink a 44 oz of the most amazing drink ever... Cherry Limeade, the fact that I stopped at Sonic and bought a 44 oz Cherry Limeade is just....uumm....how should I describe it.... OOOOHHHAAAAAHHH. Yes it was that kind of moment. It's kind of sad I drive 2 hours for one of these things isn't it.
Girls night out at Lola's Martini Bar in West Hollywood.
It was a much needed night out. I was designated driver so I was only allowed one Martini, which was just fine with me. Next time...I ain't driving. And wouldn't it be cool if they has taster size martini's? Because really...sticking to just one flavor is just not fun!.:D
July 1st is the day we said our final good-byes to my Tia Andrea.
After the memorial service her wishes were that her ashes be spread over the Pacific Ocean. We bored the ship in Marina Del Rey, CA and off we went to spread her ashes.
As we were on the ship I looked at my cousin and said..how about that service! He laughed, knew exactly what I was talking about. My aunt got us and she got us good. My aunt was a Jehovah's Witness. While we teased her about going door to door and teased her about having doors slammed in her face...today was the day we were not able to slam the door. Don't get me wrong I would never slam the door in her face, it's just the preaching part that I could do without. Anyway, so at the service next to speak were these two men from her congregation. One spoke in Spanish and the other was to translate in English. Lets just say, after an hour long of hearing them talk we all said..finally my aunt got us to listen to one of her preachings. She got us and she got us good.
All in all it was a great service. I still cry, but I've been crying for months. They said mourning is good, so I will mourn and I will cry and when I am done I will be done. One thing that did bother me, someone in my family looked at someone else in my family...they laughed and said..don't cry she is gone already. It wasn't said in a loving way, but in a sarcastic way. I feel sorry for them. How can someone be so cold? I don't know it just hurts.
My aunt loved her Sees lollipops. My mom wanted to share with everyone a little memory of my aunt and decided on Sees Lollipops. I do remember my aunt always having a stash of goodies in her desk. Whenever it was time to leave work I would walk to her desk and say "Tia are you ready?" She would look at me and laugh.."Almost" and go in her desk and grab a lollipop. My aunt always had a knack of running late or just plain losing track of time. Lucky for her she always had me to pull her away from her work. I do miss it. I miss waiting for her by the elevator. I miss having someone to talk to. Good or bad she listened and never judged.
I just plain miss her.
I have been asked "So what are you going to do with all those pictures you take anyway?" My response was always.."I don't know."
While at CKC Riverside, they were selling these awesome CK Kits - Just for the fun of it. I looked at, walked away, looked at it again and bought it (thanks Tashia) for $10 I couldn't resist. It is an acrylic book kit with all the nick knacks to create a great journal type of book. So the idea of putting my photos into this book came alive. I am not using all of my photos just my favorites from the months. I really love the way it is turning out. The good thing about this...I have a reason to use my new toy..the Silhouette. Yes FINALLY...I got my cutting tool. The possibilities are ENDLESS.
Sometimes I cook and sometimes I don't. After a full day of cleaning Mark came home and I said...Let me take you out to dinner. Took him to my favorite little hole in the wall. Sushi for him, chicken bowl for me.