Thursday, June 28, 2007

So I am a little worried about my oldest...

he is fascinated with the Countrywide guy.
Alex will come running from every room to the family room when he hears his voice.
What is it this guy has that I don't that captures Alex's attention. I am a little jealous...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Is it just me...

or has Paris Hilton never looked better then this morning when she walked out of jail?
I don't really want to give any more attention to her, but really, she actually looked like a nice girl, for once.

Keep it straight, Paris!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Funny Starbucks customers...

ok, so I work part time at Starbucks, as well as being an addict.

A customer cracked us up this morning.

He walked in and said, "Hi. I will have a cup of the Starbucks Coffee".
My partner and I looked at each other with that knowing smile... like, what else would be serving?

"Um, sorry sir, but we are all out of Starbucks Coffee. We are only serving 7-11 coffee today".

He was cute.

Happy Birthday To Alexander...

happy birthday, to YOU!
Happy Birthday dear Alexander....
Happy Birthday to you, monkey face!

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


So, summer has arrived. Daily temps in the high 80's to low 90's, with projections of much hotter temps coming up.
Living in Southern California, this should make me happy, right?

Well, this is the time of year where my Mediterranean Heritage comes to haunt me.
Where do I begin? Well, I didn't inherit the beautiful olive skin of my Italian ancestors; nope, I inherited the curse of dark body hair...ugh! If I had one wish, it would be to never, ever have to shave my legs again!

Nair or Neet, razor or laser, it doesn't matter... all the methods just plain suck!

Depilatories stink and sting.
Razors burn and nick.
Lasers, well, they are just too expensive.
Waxing works, but hurts like heck, and bruises.
Electrolysis? Can't even spell it, and I am not poking needles into my skin just to electrocute myself...

My waxer even commented... "boy, you do have a lot of hair!"


To be young and Norwegian.

Monday, June 18, 2007

My Preemie turns 2!

This week is so momentous!
Alexander was born at 1lb 6oz., he was 25 & 1/2 weeks gestation. That day was horrendous. I wasn't afraid until I actually saw little Alex. So tiny and fragile. The truth is, I should have been afraid the entire pregnancy, but I wasn't. I had so much faith everything would be fine.
Then I saw Alex, and my world came crashing down on me. The Dr's were not very positive, and projected, that if he lived, he would probably be mentally and physically handicapped, very probably have blindness and deafness, and possibly never be able to eat by mouth. Thank God for the Nurses at the Hospital! They were rays of positivity and hope. They, it appeared, still believed in miracles! When the pain was the deepest, my lovely sister Susie was there to prop me up and show me how to be a mom.

After 5 1/2 months in the hospital, 4 surgeries, Alex came home. Our little miracle, with the help of modern science continued to thrive.
His first year was a blur of vomit and tears, laughter and love, joy and pain, but he was home, and that was all that mattered to us.

Fast foward to today, Alexander is a healthy, happy, and quirky little boy! He loves Blue's Clues and the Wonderpets, but hates it when his mom or dad sings the songs from the shows! He loves to dance, with techno being his favorite dance music, although anything will do. Goldfish are his favorite food, but he will eat almost anything.

As far as his development goes, he is almost completely caught up. The only area where he is behind is his speech. Alex doesn't have much to say yet, but I am sure that will change one day! He has great vision and hearing. His intelligence is normal. He doesn't have any of the issues that the dr's predicted.

How blessed this family has been.

Families are beautiful!

Kind People

I am sitting here in a local starbucks today, enjoying my precious few moments of quiet time. Well, quiet if you ignore the blender going off every few moments blending a $4.00 Frappuccino for a customer.

As I came into Starbucks today, looking for a seat, the only one available was sitting in the window, directly in the "hot ZONE!".
At 9am today, it was already in the 80's here in Southern California. The lady at a large table next to me offered to share her table with me and I graciously accepted. Just one of the little acts of kindness we all could do each and every day to make our country a better place.

When world reports of war, genocide, famine, abortion, murder, abuse, etc. I am glad that there are daily reminders of God's goodness, even in the simple gesture of sharing a table.