Monday, March 27, 2006

Apparently March is going for the "in like a lion, out like a lion" bit this year. We get just enough sun to get everyone's hopes up and then WHAM! another rainstorm. And not even a ferocious enough rainstorm to be interesting. Just the dull drippy get-you-all-wet-and-ruin-your-hair-for-no-good-reason rainstorm.
I'm so annoyed I can't even think of anything to say.

Monday, March 20, 2006

To be fair I haven't actually seen the second season of Battlestar Glactica. This however, does not keep me from being completely shocked!!! at the ending of season two! (thank you I don't know what to do with all the thoughts running around screaming in my head.
In other news, today is the first day of spring. And Los Angeles is still suffering from abnormally low temperatures, and everybody is still sick. Now people are getting all agitated about Bird Flu and even the news is saying to have a 10 day supply of food and water in case of quarantine. Ew. Scary. However I'll use this moment to plug the concept of food storage and emergency preparedness. At LEAST three days. Preferably two weeks. Do it people. Someday you will need it.
Today feels like Monday. Going to go fix it with some hot cocoa.

Monday, March 13, 2006

I thought I was a converted being. I thought, after all those years of swearing that I hated sushi, that perhaps it was pretty good after all. I mean, I had it at the concert; and I liked it.
However, I had ONE piece at the concert. It was rice, and shrimp. Just that. Which was good. So I went and bought a whole platter full of sushi at Costco to munch on while I gazed at the dresses parading the red carpet on Oscar night.
It was sick. All smelly from seaweed and krab. How can people eat this?
I had a couple of friends say that the problem was that it wasn't "fresh". Yeah but seaweed is seaweed isn't it? I just dunno. I'm pretty sure that I really do hate sushi, despite my geographic location.
Instead I ate 4 pieces of cheesecake. Which I also didn't used to like. But that was just because I was mis-informed. It wasn't my fault.
Got a cavity filled today. I must say, my dentist is quite amazing. Really quite. Helen Sanderson, D.D.S. of Marina Del Rey (well, her office anyway). Yep she's good. You should try her out. You know, if you're ever in the area.
And while I'm giving plugs, the new Pride & Prejudice is so great! So great! Really can't be compared to the A&E version with Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth, but that is how it should be. When you can't compare them, then you don't go around, you know, comparing them.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Went to Costco on Saturday to renew a long-unused membership. Was reminded why it went unused for so long. The nearest Costco to us is located a mile or so from the beach. It shares a parking lot with Albertsons, Hollywood video, and In-N-Out Burger. If any of you have ever wondered what Hell is like, I suggest you try to find a parking spot at Marina Del Rey Costco, on a Saturday.

So it's a good thing I'm not Catholic, because our little "we're going without sweets until Easter" lasted maybe a day or two. We realized that 1) we had a gallon of ice cream in the freezer that we just couldn't let go to waste, 2) we had a giant bag of M&M's in the cupboard (for teaching our kindergart'ner math) (and eating whenever the urge hit) (okay so we only used them for math once!). Then we thought, well as soon as the existing junk food is out of the house, THEN we'll go off sweets until Easter. And then we invited friends over for dessert on Sunday. We got a 4-flavors-in-one Cheesecake. And then our friends got sick. And then we ate almost the whole thing ourselves.

But NOW, there is no junk food left in the house. Dare we try? Will saying the magic "I will not" words prove too much for us? We haven't really talked about it. I guess we'll see. I did manage NOT to stop at any fast food place on my way home from the doctor this morning. Not that I have a weak spot for fast food, but I had to go get a bloodtest before I ate today, and boy were they calling to me! I conquered. Small victories right?
- K

Friday, March 03, 2006

Proof that my 5 year old is far too acquainted with modern media:
On Monday he's walking around the apartment with the little ones, all armed with swords or lightsabers. "we're playing fires of the doomed."
The next day, it was the same. Armor, helmets, the works. So I ask. You playing Fires of the Doomed again?
We played that yesterday Mom. Now We're playing Fires of the Doomed II.

Good Grief.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Today is the first day of Lent.
Not that I'm Catholic or anything, but as a writer on noted today, Lent is being observed my more and more non-Catholic people every year. Funny though, just last week some friends of ours decided that to be healthier, they were going to eschew consumption of any and all junk type foods including desserts and EVEN popcorn, until Easter.
At which time they will stuff themselves with Easter candies and be sick for weeks afterward.
Well my husband thought this would be a good idea, since we have been trying very hard to be healthier-- especially in the food category (no more ice cream for lunch I guess) for several months now. I didn't realize just how much junk I ate until I had to stop eating it! If left to my own devices, I would probably subsist entirely on a diet of Bran Flakes cereal, ice cream, lost of french bread, even more chocolate, and the occasional fruit. It's amazing that I am not 400 lbs. In fact I am on the good side of average, I'll have you know; I went from a size 12 to a size 8 in just the past 6 months. So there.
But anyway, I'm pretty much left with cereal and fruit, and now have to expand my horizons and figure out how to cook some healthy-yet-scrumptious meals for dinner; pack lunches that consist of more than a cold hot dog and fruit snacks, and make sure that we all drink more water and less juice.
I am still allowing us popcorn however, since I make it in an air popper and not the microwave, and can control the amount and type of butter and salt. You gotta give yourself something right!

My time on the internet is, I fear, swiftly becoming an addiction. I need to limit myself! I'm emailing and reading stuff and "window" shopping (should I call it Windows XP shopping?) for a large part of my day lately. Some sites that I like, and that may tell you a little bit about me : - one of my favorite YA authors - it is what it says! The Quilters Cache! Free patterns galore. - coupon clippers paradise. - my own religious affiliation. - very funny lady! Love her books! - where I get most of my books - where I get the rest of my books - website for the homeschool program I use - your own online yard sale!

Enough for me today. Time to remind the kids that I exist and that I still know when they're misbehaving. Looking forward to good weather again soon so we can get OUT! - K