Tuesday, August 30, 2005

What to do...

What to do, what to do? I could stay here at my computer, catching up with reading blogs and possible IMing with a friend if she shows up. I could update flickr with pictures from our trip. I could write about our trip.

Or, I could go sit on my butt and watch t.v.

I can hardly decide.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Winding Down

This is the point in the summer when I'm so ready for the kids to go back to school. And they are ready too. We've not even left yet for the family trip and school doesn't even start until after labor day. But lord we need a routine and we need it bad.

The world traveller showed up on Monday night full of fun tales and excitement. It is very nice to have him back with me though a bit of retraining is in order -- like leaving your shorts in the family room will cause me to go a bit bezerk. But all in all, I've got my boy back and I'm happy.

We leave on Friday morning to go to LA for a couple of days and then on to San Diego for all of next week. It has been about 8 years since we've been to SD so it is time to do the SD things like the zoo and Sea World and Old Town. Oh yes, and the beaches. Sure we've got beaches up here but they are warmer down there. So that should be fun though I'm not looking forward to another drive down the state. Driving up and down CA drives me a bit batty and also causes me pain in the hips. Oh well.

Sometimes though, going on vacation is more trouble than it is worth. Trying to get work to a point I can leave, trying to get the kids ready and trying to get myself ready. I'm exhausted at the start and that is no fun either. Again, oh well.

That's all the news that is fit to print at this point.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005


Oh my. The princess and I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at the local IMAX theater. I've seen bunches of IMAX movies without incident but this one jsut about did me in. I've been feeling queazy and one step from throwing up ever since.

I can only think it is because this was a full length movie and thus I was subjected to the motion feeling longer -- I dunno but I don't like it. I also didn't like watching a regular movie in that theater -- there is such a thing as being too close and I didn't like that at all.

Ah well, I'm gonna take my squishy stomach to the couch to watch So You Think You Can Dance! Yeah, that will settle things.

Sunday, August 07, 2005


In every picture I see of my son, he is wearing a new t-shirt. It looks like he will come home with a new supply of shirts from the UK. For some reason that just cracks me up.

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Life is Good

The internet is a wonderful thing. We may all laugh about being in touch and available 24/7 with cell phones and email but really, I wouldn't change it for the world. How else would I know my 13 year old is having a wonderful time in London while I sit here in San Jose?

I got the email when I woke up, he called me this morning (he missed me only because he didn't call my cell) and now I've seen pictures of his day.

I'm feeling pretty happy.

I've Heard From Him!

hey mom its austin and im sorry that i havent called you. the calling card
thing is only open from like 10:30 till 8:00 and i have been touring
london during that time. the trip is going great and i am buying alot of
stuff for alana and me. i am buying my events on the card and food in
cash. hope you and alana are having fun.
love you