Sunday, April 28, 2013


Season 11 of Project Runway just finished (spoiler alert if you have not watched your TiVo yet stop reading).

We were all thrilled (estastic, relieved, overjoyed) that weird Patricia her circus act didn't win. I met her relatives and fashion today. I love CEM the most because instead of questioning the validity of the declared relationship she just responded, "really?"

Thank goodness for Michael Kors who talked some sense into Heidi on the finale.

Perfect Prom Princess

Prom 2013

So beautiful!!!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Mackelemore - can I borrow $6.49?

$4 for the Thrift Shop dress
$2.49 for the safer pins to keep the zipper up

Friday, April 26, 2013

Top 5 pics sent to me weekending 4/26

T+2 years

My oldest nephew headed to the Mission Training Center in Utah on Wednesday and then to Seattle, Washington on May 7.

Very proud of you, good luck!!

Happy Birthday Joe!

I love you and that look (captured below in1992). The look that says I am smarter, better looking and funnier than all of you, but I will grace you with my presence and maybe share the inside scoop.

Hope your day is great (as it does stress the rest of us out),

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tami lives with tall boys

So she share shoes that do not fit

In my house - we all can where the same size (except CEM who is minutes behind)

When Easter is over..

And you have Marshmellow bunnies left over.

I first bribed my niece and nephew TK give away 2 boxes, Still with 3 boxes left over, and everyone a little tired from baking at 1140 pm (and maybe a little encouragement from Jess stating that its only fun when the evening ends with something on fire),

REM and Alice chose not to partake in char boiled peeps or odd posing,

In other need is that the fire alarm did not go off, and Tarzan slept through the adventure.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Celebrating Life (and thinking about you Megan)

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.”
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy it.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don't worry, God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Going Google

Today I was given a huge opportunity to hang out (and when I say "hang out" it is literally a google app thing) at the Google Office in San Francisco with a selected group of executives from this zip code.

At first I was bummed because my intended companion (our CEO) had to back out and I had to brave it alone. Turned out to be a great thing because I got to represent Dignity Health and meet some amazing people.

I got to handshake the brains at Netflix who created the "House of Cards" concept (damn good show, brilliant delivery), got to meet the CEO of, made a new friend (and lunch date) with the Director of IT at the San Francisco Chronicle, met and exchanged information with a published author and decided Chrome is not that bad.

So excited on the way out and realized the only photos I took was in the bathroom (omg heated toilet seat!). The common space is so bright I had to do a Kim Thomas pose to get rid of the glare.

Other observation: plenty of places to throw away recyclables but not regular trash (no pic of that either).

Amazing day. Thankful for a blessed life.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Bless you

Allergy season is in full force.  I have sneezed more in the last 2 monthes than my entire life.  I have altered my sneeze (which when I let it go is a loud, over the top, obnoxious, scare anyone within 10 feet explosion).  I now take a cautious breath in first and do a dainty (well comparatively dainty) explosiion.

It is always entertaining to me those that say "Bless you".  It can be the old man four rows up on the plane, the little kid the soccer game, my neice in the car.  Today the barista. 

I don't ever say Bless you.  Maybe I should......