Thursday, January 21, 2010

Rainy Day Schedule

So Hubs, the pups, and I are majorly hunkered down in our room right now, candles lit (just in case), watching the weather updates.  It is raining cats and dogs here.  Cats and dogs.  They even issued a tornado warning for our county.  Umm, helloooo...Arizona is supposed to be having beautiful weather right now so as to make all the other winter dwellers jealous.  Apparently that is not in the cards.  Too bad, too, since it's the big week of Barrett-Jackson and Russo and Steele Auto Auctions.  Read: insanely rich men pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for collector automobiles to fulfill childhood/adolescent fantasies.
And don't even worry that I've basically worn the same outfit for the past 3 days to work.  And had to steal  borrow an umbrella that I found at co-worker's desk who is on vacation.  And drive 5MPH - I'm so not even kidding you - down the streets.

But with all that said, I really do love rain.  It happens so infrequently here that it's always a treat.  As a kid growing up here, 'rainy day schedule' was always the best of days.  Heads Up 7-Up and Quiet Ball in the classroom instead of recess.

So let's hope we don't blow away tonight! 

As I'm writing this, I asked Hubs what other games he used to play for rainy day schedule and he looked at my with a blank stare.  Help me, friends, weren't there other games we'd play?  I'm drawing a blank....


Friday, January 15, 2010

Plant Dreams and a Distraction with Pretty Dresses

I can't sleep because mostly because I'm a night owl and this is my prime time and partly because I've got a major case of the heebie jeebies going on.  So instead of trying to sleep I'm up reading blogs, lusting over dresses and designing my free calendar poster collage courtesy of Snapfish.  Even though I didn't know I needed a calendar poster collage until tonight.  See how productive one can be at midnight?  

So to the heebie jeebies... You know how dreams are usually all over the place and don't make much sense?  And you usually can't remember the details in the morning?  Well my dreams are extremely vivid and intense.  Which has its pros and cons.  

Last night I had this uber scary crazy dream where there was a hole in the wall of my bedroom, but not all the way through to the other side of the wall.  Just through one side of the drywall.  And in it?  There were plants growing.  Delicate, tiny-leafed, viney plants.  Which is fine and dandy until I realize that I have a similar hole in my forehead and the same plants are growing inside my head.  Now what I'm thinking is where is my brain if these plants are growing behind my eyeballs?  Which is a totally valid question, right?  Which is followed by I have to cut these things out of my head!  Which is followed by how do I cut them out without damaging my non-existent brain?!  So at some point in all of this freaking out, Hubs puts Band Aids across the hole and tries to get me to my Dad aka medical help.  

 End scene.  

The alarm goes off and I wake up and have actual goosebumps all over my body as a result of this bat crazy dream.  Good news is that I soon forget about it all in the hustle of the day.  But after dinner I remembered it again and now ohmygosh I can't forget it.  

So as I'm writing this I know how incredibly lame-oh this must sound.  I mean, it sounds that way to me.  But what does it mean!?  And why is it haunting me?

In an attempt to distract myself and now you since I know you're wondering why the hell did you just read about my stupid plant dream I will share with you this goodness:

Ouma Clothing

Did it work?  Are you sufficiently distracted?  Here's hoping so!

PS - Leave me a comment and interpret my dream.  Oh there I go again...


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Rundown Central

So much has happened since last we spoke.  Let's do a rundown of the past 4 weeks, shall we?

An engagement! 
Yes, my little brother proposed to Sara Cate
I couldn't be happier for them to make it official.  And yay for a fun family wedding!

A trip to Zoolights with the family.  An annual tradition.  We do/see the same things each year.  i.e., walk in and get Kettle Corn, walk the same direction around the zoo to see the lights.  But this year, we found a new addition the the typical lights.

Um, WHAAA?! 
So since there's really no words to explain what's going on here, we'll move on.

We had a great Christmas and were able to spend a lot of time together as a family.

My dad's family, Christmas Day 2009

We went on a family trip to Disneyland for NYE.

Sara Cate finished her last round of chemo! If you haven't been following her journey, you can catch up here. She has a short break to recuperate followed by 4 weeks of radiation. She's had a long battle and has stayed strong and positive throughout.  And now there's some light at the end of the tunnel.

My Gram had her surgery, which went better than expected.  They were able to remove the affected area laparoscopically so her recovery time was next-to-nothing. 
The super shitty part? 
They found cancer cells in her lymphnodes (that we hadn't been expecting from her scans).  So now we're looking at cancer treatments, oncologists, etc.  Fingers crossed that she can do a less-invasive form of chemotherapy, kill the cancer, and carry on with her life. 

So there's been a mix of super high's and a few super low's.  Kind of a perfect way to sum up 2009. 

Now listen, 2010, I have high hopes for you.  So please shape up the way I'd like you to.  Mmmkaythanks.
But with 3 weddings (2 of my college besties and Casey & Sara) this year,
2 babies (not mine) cooking away,
a Mexican Riviera cruise and
a weekend in Rocky Point already planned...
it looks like it's shaping up to be a good year!

So, lovelies, how have you all been?  Tell me, tell me!