Wednesday, January 19, 2011


For my birthday Zander gave me a cooking class at the Wedge. The instructor didn't have enough students to run it as a cooking class, so as a nutritional consultant, he's offering us small group nutritional counseling instead. Last night was the first class and it was FANTASTIC. Based on some of my medical history and goal setting, he has assigned me the week long goal of no sugar, no wheat, no dairy, NO ALCOHOL(?!?), more snacks and journaling everything I eat and when. This is no small feat for this alcohol-guzzling-cheese-eater. Maybe as a result I'll feel miserable next week and he'll prescribe me a new week's goal of chocolate and skinny girl magharitas.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

40 before 40

In no particular order

floss everyday
yoga myself more than once a week
be off of anti-anxiety meds and manage anxiety in a different way
focus on friends and family
see some live music
create and follow a budget
go camping
make more surf less
sell stuff online
learn FLASH
focus on gratitude
run a 10K
jump 4 x per month
teach Jin sun salutation
take a screenprinting workshop
get rid of stuff that I don't need or love
organize a kids book club
take time to reflect on self, home, work, etc.
slide down a huge and scary water slide
write notes

Here's half... second half on the way!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day Back

Well, it's my first day back to school. My goals for summer weren't lofty, but our fridge was taken apart, cleaned AND put back together, I did some sewing, Jin and I had loads of fun, I've been jogging (aka getting my life back together*) and I read the complete Sookie Stackhouse series. Life is good. Goals for the rest of the year? 1. Keep getting my life back together. 2. Not disappear into the funk of going back to work and keep seeing friends, even on the occasional school night. 3. Keep having loads of fun with Jin, and Zander too. 4. ???

*My consistently drunk neighbor often yells "You gettin' your life back together?" whenever I jog by...

Monday, September 06, 2010

Jin Runs!

Today Zander ran the Victory 5K in our neighborhood and Jin ran the kid race. He is so proud of himself and we are too!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Today we're doing yardwork (yawn) and baking cookies (yum). Jin and I both enjoy sampling them before they're cooked. I just got the Jessica Seinfeld cookbook at Kohl's for $5. This chocolate chip cookie recipe has chick peas in them!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Taking a photoshop class again today!

Here's my CD cover. Anyone have music suggestions for getting pumped up for cleaning?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Taking a photoshop class

I'm taking a class at MCAD and working with photoshop today. We're making postcards. Here are my examples.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Jin couldn't find his construction hat (which he calls his cowboy hat), so he had to settle for a pirate hat. After hanging around in it all morning, I think it has become a favorite.
We're having a sweet father's day today, and thinking of Mike and Laurie, too!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're Back!

Blogger phased out my old way of writing here, so I finally got serious and figured out how to fix it this weekend. If feels so good to be able to put pictures and other tidbits up here again! Jin is talking lots and his favorite sentence is "I DO IT, Mommy!" He wants to do everything. Pull up his chair to the stove and stir the soup? Yep. He wants to. Shovel the alley where drivers plow through with their eyes closed at about 50 mph? Yep. He wants to. Do all of the vacuuming for me? Yep. Sharpen the steak knives? Yep. This will all one day come in handy, but as of today, it's a bit frustrating. For him and me. I let him do as much as is pretty much safe, and this will have to tide us both over for now.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009