Tuesday, November 12, 2013

When it rains it pours

Alright. I give up! I'll blog when I blog. I've been terrible at it this year. "Oh but this time you have two little ones running around!" you say. No, it's not that really.

Last month, I just got over telling Ryan how I am unlucky. I just don't win anything. Really, giveaways, raffles, if there's an odd, you should bet against me. It's safe to go "No Pass" on my a.. You get what I mean.

So, I entered to win an signed copy of this book about traveling to Disney World with kids, anyway. I won. I actually won! You know what else? Ryan won a cool flashlight from a different giveaway. We were on a roll!

Then things turned for the worse. Or should I say worst? We found out some unfortunate medical news (no, not super life threatening), our AC broke, the driver's window of our truck broke, we were waiting to have our ice machine fixed. It seemed all our luck was spent. Then Ella for a fever. It came down a little, then it came back with fervor. It got so high, the thermometer just said "HIGH". We drove off to the ER with the bravest little girl I know.

Ryan said he's already at his limit. I admit I don't know how much more of this I can take. When will we hit bottom and there is nowhere to go but up? Will there ever be an up? I try to be positive and not lose hope, but really. Sigh.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

I missed a day

Yesterday was crazy. We practiced setting. Up our large tent for Thanksgiving. In the middle of our efforts it started pouring. I gave the kids a bath and spent the night working on Rett's invitations. I was exhausted.

Today was crazy. It's still raining, I have a headache, and everything is annoying. Everything.

At least some people can find a cozy little spot to relax...

Here's to better days.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Too tired

It's been a really long day. This is my post. I'll post a picture of my lunch if it helps?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Sneaking sweets

I just realized, I don't think I've introduced the newest addition to the family. Last year, I was pregnant, and well, I'm not anymore.

I may have mentioned him and showcased a project dedicated to him, but he hasn't been officially featured on this blog.

Well, blog, meet Everett. We call him Rett, for short.

This is the almost 10-month old that ripped open a snickers bar and devoured it while no one was looking. Fortunately, he is not allergic to nuts and didn't choke on anything. Not so fortunately, do you see that face? That's not the last time he'll be sniffing out the chocolate!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Food finds and waiting

I recently stumbled on a gem of a lunch spot. It's called OEC Cafe (oishii!), and they feature 3 daily specials a week. It's a good thing it's weekly, because it's a trek to get there. I've been wanting to try the vegan cold noodle for a few weeks, and since I was in the vicinity, I decided to go for it!

It was a variation of zaru soba with a goma tsuyu. It came with a side of marinated fried tofu on a bed of wild rice and quinoa and an onigiri with takuan. It was tasty and filling!

I've tried several of their other dishes and enjoyed them all. Hopefully they'll stick around so I can try more of their offerings.

Oh and I'm waiting for UPS. They are taking FOR-freaking-EVER. I thought if I started my post for today, I would get interrupted mid-thought. Unfortunately, I seem to have finished my post and still no delivery. I do have to go to the bathroom... maybe then the doorbell will ring?

Monday, November 4, 2013

First world problems

With Thanksgiving coming up, I start to think about all the things for which I am thankful. It's so easy to get caught up in my complaints, and quite honestly, most of them are first world problems.

My problem of late? Broken ice machine.

It's already the second machine in three years, and second time in three months it broke. Yes, I realize some people don't have clean water or a freezer to preserve food, and here I am complaining about a stand alone ice maker. But after becoming accustomed to a certain lifestyle, how can you ever go back?

Don't be shocked at how shallow I am. Last November, I blogged about my Toto Washlet. This past year there was a blackout and the thought occurred to me that I had to manually wipe...

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Too cool for this

This was a busy weekend. Family obligations, weekend chores, and preparing for Thanksgiving. We were running around doing a lot, but unfortunately not a whole lot got done.

The kids are still too young to help, so it takes a lot of effort to tote them around. But at least Ella has found a way to occupy herself playing on my old iPhone 4. She put the glasses in herself, she said it was "just too bright".

If only Everett could do the same...

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Apples and oranges

Today Ella was playing with a tablet in the Microsoft store.

She made this.

It's amazing how kids can pick up technology. I had a hard time trying to figure it out, it was like comparing Apple to oranges. For them, I guess it's all just fruit.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Movember!

That's right, it's November!

I seriously don't know where the time goes. I blog for pretty much one month of the year -- and it feels like I just did this.

Anyway, welcome to my 2014 unofficial nablopomo!

I tossed the idea of registering so that I can increase readership, but as if I want people to read my blog (for now...)! Heh.