Early

Turns out I’m an early-bird. I don’t think I would have ever predicted that. As a kid and in high school, I was known to sleep until noon on weekends. But as I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to find that I can get up and get going pretty good in the mornings. Even on Sunday,…

Happy 50th, Sandy!

My sister turned 50 yesterday. Man, that does not mean what it used to. When I was growing up, 50 seemed far away. It was barely a number I registered except to know it was old. But that’s so not how it is. My sister is a vibrant, fun, and amazing person. She loves her…

a cousin, a birthday, and a road trip

Some highlights from March included a visit from cousin Kyle. He’s the son of one of Han’s cousins. He lives in Missouri. He’s a nice kid. He spent most of his time with D or on his own. I felt kind of bad because Han & I were pretty busy during his stay. He happened…

happy birthday, Mama!

photo by Sandy 🙂 You’re the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, and we have a whale of a time when we’re together 🙂 I love you. Happy birthday!

44

Who knows numerology? It seems like 44 should be a good number, right? I’m 44 today. I slept nearly 10 hours last night. That was delightful. Around 11 am, I left the house to go for a walk exploring the footbridges of San Diego. I found this route and thought it might be fun. But…

birthday eve

When I got to work this morning, my co-workers had decorated the door to my office: The purple paper made it dark and ominous-looking, but cool nonetheless. I didn’t take it down. That’s what will happen on Friday (if the cleaning people don’t take it down first). It was a nice thing for them to…

preemptive birthday blues

It’s my birthday this week. Over the weekend, I didn’t think much about it, but come today, it’s all I could think about. And it didn’t suit me. Before I started writing tonight, I went back to read what I’d written last year. I didn’t do NaBloPoMo last year. I was in the throes of…

Happy birthday to my big sister!

I just got off the phone with my sister. Today’s her 49th birthday! I realized earlier today that this will be the last time we’re both in our forties. It doesn’t mean anything, just an observation. I love how she & I can easily fall into conversation. We don’t live close to each other, but…

super productive

I had a good day at work. I was super productive AND I made it through the 3 pm slump when I thought I would go get myself a little chocolate treat. Instead, I took some envelopes out to the post office box outside so I could have a little stroll. Totally worked. It’s like…

Baseball is here

Happy birthday to my friend, Heather, who I have known for nearly 25 years. We’ll get together soon. Other than that, there’s not much going on. Went to work. Did that. I did listen to the opening day game for the Padres. They’re up in LA against the Dodgers. Dodgers won, boo! Yay, baseball! Came…

catching up – a top 10 list

Sorry for the time away. So much has happened, and my time has seemed so limited. Here are the top 10 highlights in no particular order. 1. San Diego Adventure Day #2 On February 27, I went to the San Diego Botanic Garden. I had been there once before, but it was for a show…