Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sa-wing Batta

Our friends are in Hawaii. They have season seats for the Angel home games. They let us take their place for the night. It was fun. Mostly because Robby loves baseball and he was excited. (I got a little anxious in the super steep, no-way-out, stadium seats. ahhh) Monet liked it too.

handsome robby
Morning bed head.
Monet crawled in with Isaac.
Can you see my two bottom teeth?
Bodysurf. Inner tube rides. Bikeride to the beach. Semi-warm water. Hot sun.

Do have a green thumb or what? Too early to tell? Found this herb kit at goodwill. I've been wanting to plant fruits and veggies in the front of our house. We have a substantial amount of dirt for our neighborhood. Plenty of room for dwarf fruit trees..tomatoe plants. I thought I would start small and see how my herbs turn out. Normally I kill plants..not grow them. Wah ha ha!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Deep Thoughts

Every so often I get inspired. I feel like I can do anything and the world is at my fingertips. I usually start working out or creating something. I think it has more to do with hormones than anything. I get this feeling of "hello world, here I am!" Today, I turned the computer on and I noticed DJ AM had died most likely of a drug overdose. Last year he survived a plain carsh. He's in his mid thirties. On his last twitter he had written something about New York being a city of dreams, but it hadn't lived up to all he had hoped. It just bums me out. A young security guard at my work died of meningococcemia a few days before that. It's an infection in the blood streem. I guess nationwide, 3,000 people get it yearly and it's fatal to about 10%. There are some obvious indicators such as fever, flu like symptoms, stiff neck, tingling in hands and toes, and a purple rash. If you catch it early, your chance of survival is good. If you treat it late (day two or so), you're outcome is poor. Death makes me reflect on life. I don't believe in fate or the excuse, "that's how it was meant to be." I think our life and the outcome is in our hands. There's always circumstance and being at the right place at the right time. And, you don't choose who you are born to or when. But, fot he most part, you reap what you sew. I guess that makes me feel impowered. I always feel sad about a life lost early. It makes me more anxious to do good with mine. Everyday I am with Monet and Isaac, I feel so lucky. I think about how awesome it will be when they are both in school and I can have some time to myself...get back into surfing, making music, art, whatever. But, then I think I want to enjoy this time while it's here. Isaac's two teeth smile. Monet insisting I call her Sleeping Beauty and I'm Fairygodmother. I think of things I want to accomplish, but I feel like what really makes me happy right now is staying close to those two.

On a different note; Nelson Mandella is an inspiration of a life well lived to me. He's not perfect, but I love that he had something he wanted to accomplish and he truely lived it.


"During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to the struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die."


Nelson Manela

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August

Robby surfing yesterday out front at 20th Street.
I love this picture.  This swell came in around 5ish.  I love the oil derricks in the background.  (Normally I don't like them at all.  I actually hate that they are in our ocean.  I guess it's the storminess of the sea that makes them look cool in the background.)
If Monet is done with painting, I will cover her leftover paint with saran wrap.  This day, I put it next to Isaac.  When I wasn't looking, he leaned over as far as he could and pulled it over to his seat.  I guess he wanted to paint too.
My mom treated me to a hair cut at my favorite place: Toni and Guys.  This is actually my natural curl!!  I grew up with stick strait hair.  Crazy!
Monet perfecting the bikini tan.
She noticed her whiteness the other day:
"It's so white.  It's sparkley. ha ha ha"
August desguised as November.
Monet could care less what season it is.
Look at those blue eyes.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Fam visits from Sac

I peaked out the window after giving Isaac a bottle (about 3 am) to see this beautiful sight.  The moon was so brightly suspended, shining on the ocean like a spotlight.
Isaac and Grandma Char
My parents and Auntie "riah" came to visit for 10 days.  I got so spoiled.  I'm still sad they aren't here.  I got to surf during last week's huge swell at Doheney.  I was intimidated by the size, but the waves are forgiving and gentle there.  Because of the direction of the swell, it hit Doheney just right.   A couple sets had 9 foot faces.  Of course I was too scared to attempt those, but even when they passed over me, it wasn't like getting caught in the spin cycle.  They gently rolled over and we paddled out for the next 5 foot set.  I immediately found my friend Jen, from the mom's surf group, and we got to surf together.  
Another day, after walking around downtown, I noticed there were waves at the pier.  Earlier, in the morning it was pretty flat.  We walked back and the fam watched the kids so I got to surf.  I haven't surfed the pier in so long.  The water was warm and clear.  I caught a few waves and one was at least shoulder high.
Isaac and Grandpa Andy at Doheney.
Monet's birthday party was a success.  Sleeping beauty came to play with the kids, but Monet was just as excited to play with her friends.
We ate at Sugar Shack a few times and had a never ending supply of Sprinkles Cupcakes.
The excitingly huge swell during the US Surf Open.
My dad shared some vintage pictures saved from the fire. 
The girls were asking Sleeping Beauty things like...
"Sleeping Beauty, where are you going after the party?"
"Can we see your shoes Sleeping Beauty?"


Tony, Joy, Chris, Mariah, & I all got to go out (a very rare occasion for myself).  We went to Bucca de Beppo and saw "Funny People."  It was hilarious.  Those guys are so good at being funny and doing stand-up.  I wish Robby could have been there, but he had to finish a job.  We had tried to have a date night 3 other times during the visit, but he was just too busy.

We did a lot of other things.  Spent a lot of time at the beach.  My mom treated me to a hair cut (got a color for free by signing up to be a hair model).  Didn't work out (besides surfing and walking) at all..too scared to see how much weight I gained.  I was sad to see them go.  I was so spoiled.