Happy New Year!

I’m trying out a new blog format to go with the new year. What do you think? I spent most of the day at a coffeehouse doing my Unraveling workbook. It was awesome! I’m still not done, as I still have to pick a word (though I have a couple that I’m already tossing around). But I…

holidaze

Year after year it gets more and more difficult to get into the “holiday spirit.” I don’t know if it’s the beautiful San Diego weather or the merciless onslaught of all things Christmas 6-8 weeks before it. Probably a combination of the two. I mentioned that my family isn’t super traditional for Thanksgiving, and I…

Thanksgiving

Never been a big holiday for my family. We rarely, especially since me & Sandy have grown up, have a ‘traditional’ meal. Today, we had grilled steak with potatoes, plus alioli & bread. It was really good. For dessert, chocolate pudding with whipped cream. For lunch, Mom made pan con tomate and we put jamon…

I forgot!

I totally spaced on blogging yesterday! Sorry! To make up for it, I will post twice today. Yesterday, I went to work with my pie and cookies. Around 11:15 am, we started putting food out. A lot of people were off so there was a small group, around 12. The newly appointed VP, and an…

baking, anxiety, Trainwreck

It’s holiday week. Tomorrow at work, we’re having a potluck. It seems like it’s going to be kind of skimpy this year since we have fewer people, and some of the people will be on vacation. This year, I signed up for desserts. So today I made a pumpkin pie and chocolate chip applesauce cookies….

Easter

Today I went up to a poetry reading in Escondido to see my friend, Robt, who had a heart attack a couple months ago. It was great to see him. His reading happens the first Sunday of every month, and it draws from the older folks of Escondido. He keeps it going because there’s not…

back to work, increase, and ease

It was back to a regular work week for many Americans. You sure could tell on the highways! It was crowded! At work, a co-worker starts off every new year by making breakfast for the whole crew. He calls it a 49’er omelet. It’s basically eggs, sausage, and mushrooms. The rest of us brought sides…

a Monday

After the holiday, you’d think that things at work might mellow a bit. Not so for me. We have a big deadline on Wednesday, a big event next week, multiple projects ramping up, yearly reviews to do, oh yeah, and one of my employees gave his notice today. BOO! He’s great, and I’m going to…

one lazy day

I got up around 7:30 am at my parents’ house. It was raining. I slowly got myself ready to go back to San Diego. I kissed my parents and the puppy and headed south after a stop at Starbucks for a grande peppermint mocha and sausage sandwich. Even though it rained the whole drive, I…

Happy Thanksgiving

Han spent close to 5 hours in traffic (what should be only 1 1/2 hours) to get to my folks’ house to cook beautiful ribeye steaks & a green bean casserole. It was delicious. Mom made potatoes and for dessert, a chocolate cream pie plus there were cream puffs. I had contributed with deviled eggs…

pies=triumphant

Sorry that I not only had the best looking pies, but also the best tasting! Both pies got ate up real good. I tried both of them and they were, indeed, delicious. 🙂 The work potluck was a festive feast full of all the traditional Thanksgiving foods, but there were some vegan options as well…

summer is here

I don’t know why people get so surprised. Summertime heat always hits San Diego in August & September. It’s hot, humid, and heavy. Thunderclouds billow and threaten but never come through. I am beyond excited because tomorrow my sister comes to visit. Last year at this time, I went to visit her in Salt Lake…