Tuesday, May 23, 2006


So after a pretty crazy day yesterday, I am chillin' on the couch watching Dog The Bounty Hunter. Looove it.

On Saturday I discovered a small, pea-sized lump in my arm. After freaking out for about a day and a half, my doctor told me it was just a cyst and will probably go away. So now that I know it's not really all that abnormal to have a cyst (so many people I know have told me their cyst stories as well) and that I probably am not going to die from it; I've stopped thinking about all the lovely things I would like in case I DO pass on (such as a boat named after me at the UW Shellhouse AND the Green Lake Shellhouse, perhaps an animal shelter named after me and most importantly a cookbook published of all my favorite recipes). I did name my cyst Leroy, so hopefully Leroy will be hittin' the road soon and leaving me and my lovely arm alone.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Whew! I'm pooped!

This weekend was a busy one, visting with my friend Tiffani and her new baby Jackson (sooooo cute and sooo little!) and then BBQ with the Calkins family to celebrate Kirstie's birthday. She turned 29 and everyone kept saying "It's the last year in your 20's!". That made me realize that the last year of MY 20's is rapidly sliping away and I haven't done a damn thing. Well, unless you count learning how to snowboard. I guess that is pretty good. I never thought you could teach an old dog new tricks, but maybe you can!
Today we went back up north to babysit Clara and Quinn while Kirstie and Seth took a much deserved day of rest and relaxation at the Banya 5 Spa in Seattle. Jeremy and I babysat the girls from 11 am to about 6 and they were so much fun. They were really good and surprisingly, the time went by fast. It was nice to have Jeremy there as an extra set of hands, it really came in handy when one baby would need a change or something. We went through a bunch of bibs and spit rags, and I even thought ahead to bring another shirt to wear in case I was "baptized" by the babies. Good thing because I needed it.
Clara and Quinn


Uncle Jeremy and the Girls

Check me out, I'm Britney Spears!

First Babysitting Day!

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Tales From The Self Tanner Bottle...

Found my self tanner this weekend under the bathroom sink. Ahhh... now I won't scare people at work who think that I have ghosts for legs. Love you self tanner- mwah!

After a little home handy-work this weekend (incident with the hot water heater and the expansion tank... thank GOD Jeremy is around to do such things or I'd have a new swimming pool in the garage...) it was time to spend time with all the Mom's in our lives. Not to mention eat a TON of food, so goodbye diet and hello expanding waist line.

Kirstie and Beth with Clara and Quinn

Me and My Baby

Nanay,Emily and Alyssa

Me and Clara (finally, I don't look I'm drunk in a picture!)

Uncle Jeremy and Clara

Monday, May 08, 2006

Mildly Pathetic

So after rooting around in the cupboards in search of chocolate, my hunt ended with a handful of chocolate chips. Boo. I'm desperate, so I don't care. But after turning on TLC and finding Jamie Oliver on TV- I'm in hog heaven. It's been waay too long since I last saw my favorite cheeky chef on TV. So I'm only mildly pathetic...