Friday, October 30, 2009
Tomorrow, we are going to a Halloween Party at Bailey's house! She has a roof deck which is awesome so it will be fun. Then, Halloween dinner!! I will tell you all about it on Sunday.
As for my costume, I tried on two from Bailey. They did NOT fit. I wanted to be this cute sailor but the costume was wayyyyy too short. I am going to run up to the costume store on Haight St. in a little bit. I really want to be a girl scout! We'll see.
OK well HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!! Have fun this weekend!!
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Well, I had an idea for Evie's costume this year - a mummy.
Didn't work out that well. The toilet paper kept ripping.
Then, I realized the best costume was one I hadn't thought of - Wonder Woman!!
Wearing the actual dress costume & that did not work. Notice the turtle like head she has when I put the crown on her. Oh and the death stare.
Death Stare #2
So proud in her super hero costume!
Happy Halloween - Yours Truly, Evie
Evie waiting to see if anything drops for her
Can you tell what this is? Its a cat wearing a witch hat!
I just think about how I am paying for the gym & don't want to waste money. I also watch Biggest Loser and think if they can do it, so can I. That show is seriously motivating. When I get tired, I think Jillian would scream at me to pick up that weight! Plus, I adopted the sticker reward system(thanks Sarah!). Workout = get a sticker on the calendar. I want that whole calendar filled with stickers!!
But, her name is Brenda. The guy adopted her so i'm sure the name came with her. But, still - who chose that one!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Oh and I'm going to talk to the psychic about why Evie gets so nervous when new people come over. I will tell you what she says. Even tonight, Evie froze when Betsy came over. She has seen Betsy 50 times in the house. I got her excited and said, Betsy is coming to see you!! She was so happy. Then, she was eating dinner while Betsy came in. Evie heard the door, backpeddled in the kitchen, and stared at me. So I tried again saying so excitedly - Your friend is here!! Go get her!. She was fine. So strange!
Something is not sitting right with us about this place. I said that to Erik & he said, me too. I don't know what it is. I think it is the mixed reviews I saw online. The fact that our current camp has never heard of them. The fact that she is comfortable at her camp & I don't want her to have a bad experience at a new place and then hate the current camp. So, I do not think I am going to send her. If we are both feeling like this, then I all I will do is worry.
Another thing I am worried about is that our friends Tara & Erik are coming out in about a week. I am not sure how Evie will react to them. I just learned from her camp that she is very nervous around new staff. She barks/jumps/growls at them. They have the new staffer stand still while she does all of that & then she is fine. She is just extremely uncomfortable & then is fine.
I've seen her do it here with Erik's family - she shakes, sticks by me, and we all know she barked/growled at Erik's Mom. I am talking to the trainer at her camp to see what we can do.
I am making a yummy dinner tonight. Well, I already made it since I am working from home. I tasted it already and it's so good!! I also have some left over meatballs to have with pasta & sauce. Yum-o.
Here is the recipe:
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
PREPARE stuffing as directed on package, using the Light Prep directions.
MIX soup and milk in 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in meatballs and peas; top with cheese and stuffing.
BAKE 20 to 25 min. or until heated through.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Everyone who commutes to/from the city will have to take the Bart train. Nightmare.
By MP Dunleavey on Monday October 26, 2009
As women, we chronically devalue ourselves. It's not an easy habit to break. I just did it, but it has taken years.
Breaking the Habit
First, in an odd way the economy has helped. Money is tight and low-balling is rampant. I've been going through so many job negotiations, it has forced me to reassess my own worth and stick by it.
Second, I was lucky enough to receive an epiphany: A good friend was giving me advice before a job interview recently, and she told me her income, as well as the salaries of some other colleagues in our industry. "That's your range," she said. "That's what your peers are earning, and that's what you should be earning."
What a priceless gift. I was fearless (trembling, but brave) when the interviewer asked for my salary requirements. I had never named a number that high. But was I worth as much as my peers? Absolutely.
Courage begets courage: A few days later a woman offered me a pittance for a project. I stated firmly what my time was worth, and reminded her of the benefit she would gain by hiring me. She said she needed her boss's approval. I shrugged and made it clear that if they couldn't pay what I was worth, I wouldn't do it. And I meant it.
What You Can Do
Here are three ways you can increase your earning:
- Whenever possible, share income information with friends. Economic knowledge is economic power for all of us.
- Run your numbers. Knowing your worth starts by calculating the baseline you require to live a financially sane life—cover expenses, sock away savings, meet your goals.
- Stretch. Identify a co-worker, friend, neighbor, relative whose standard of living you admire. What do they earn? Make an educated guess (it's not hard). Are you within range? How would you get there? Now, give yourself permission to get there.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Tonight - no school & TACOS. woohoooooo! Also, the store across the street has Pumpkin Ale. I love it.
Aw poor Shiloh Pepin aka Mermaid Girl, died. She was 10. They didn't think she would live more than a few days & she lived 10 years!
The 10-year-old, dubbed Mermaid Girl due to a rare genetic condition, died in a Maine hospital Friday after spending a week in intensive care.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, I went to my gym class and then we went down to Half Moon Bay. We went to the Ararta Farm to get pumpkins. They have a pumpkin maze, too. They also had a haunted barn(no thanks!), hayride, etc. It was fun.
Here are some pics.
Hayride, but we didn't go on
They had some strange pumpkins - white ones
They had little huts made out of corn stalks
They had so much stuff built out of hay. This was a jousting ring!
Erik eating Pumpkin Ice cream. There was no warm cider or hot chocolate to be found. They had ice cream and a bbq there. That is what you get for pumpkin picking when it is 75 out!
We went into the maze. Omg. It was hard to get out. It was like playing a video game where every path you take is wrong and you hit a dead end.
Look at me. I'm so happy, I'm in a maze
Get me out of here!!
And we made it!
Woohoo! I made it out.
Today, I did gymnastics parties & made cupcakes for Erik's co-workers. Have a good week!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
I recently saw them on Oprah & she is really inspiring. Despite the fact that she looks totally different, is burned & cannot do some things she used to, she is happy to be alive and with her family.
Here they are.....The Nie Nie Diaglogues.
Friday, October 23, 2009
I am so tired today. fridays - i am exhausted. I am hoping to go out tonight for happy hour w. betsy & her two gay guy friends who are hilarious.
Tomorrow, we are going pumpkin picking!!
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I cleaned and did laundry last night. I like getting it all out of the way during the week so you don't have to worry about it on the weekend. Today is busy busy busy at work followed by happy hour. I might see if we get out early enough if I can make it to the test. If I am home by 6, I can make it.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Water was spraying up from manholes
Flooded streets & highway
But, a rainbow after the storm!
I made that Lo Mein last night & it was so good.