Tuesday, September 7, 2010


This morning I woke up to the alarm clock while it was still dark outside, put my hair in a pony tail, threw on some lip gloss and my tennis shoes and headed to the beach.

It's back to work for me.

Happenings today included training a new crossing guard, getting yelled at by yet another (seems to be a trend) school secretary (the city cut their crossing guard, not me, so please don't yell at me...she says through a clenched-teeth-smile) and running into pretty much every one I know while looking like I just rolled out of bed while running into Costco for milk.

But really, it's been a good day. I just need to get back into the habit of waking up earlier and throwing myself together...pretty much meaning I take a shower and do my bible study at the crack. of. dawn. before I get everyone up and head out the door.

My life (which affects everyone around me) runs better that way.


This past weekend was so relaxing...we had a bunch of hungry students for supper (pasta with spicy italian sausage and fresh peas plus homemade focaccia) and this is all that was left:

The next day one of my BFF's mom brought us some INCREDIBLE bread up from San Diego.
The sourdough was awesome, but let me just tell you...brioche with bacon (pancetta) knocked our socks off.

Oh my.

Oh. My.
Last night I made one of my standard, go to, easy peasy meals...roast chicken. I make 3 if my whole crew is going to be here but with Matthew back in the dorms I usually only make 2...mainly because my 16 year old eats a whole one himself.


Anyway, all I do is stuff 'em with lemon and garlic and thyme, rub them with olive oil and bake them at 425 for 1 1/2 hours...perfect chicken every. single. time and a favorite of that guy that I like so much.
Alex (who got a hair trim, by the way) is working out with his team today...not playing on the court but running and conditioning. God is good. I'm trying to not worry...

Oh, and just in case you were curious...12 years ago today I was in the hospital. Laboring. On Labor Day. With an EXTREMELY grumpy and not at all happy doctor. But that's pretty much all I did 12 years ago today...labor. No baby until the next day...


And OH...I got a little bloggy make-over. I know my header was cute and you all miss it (thanks for the emails!), but a new one will be coming soon...in the meantime, my blog and my website now match. Soon they will be one site, but for now they just look alike. Thanks go to Michelle at Polka Dot Dandy for always making me (web-wise) look so schnazzy. Wish she could make me over in real life!



  1. So, did Alex get a "trim" or a "cut"? Inquiring minds want to know!

  2. Simply a trim. For now. He wants to shave it all off, but is going to wait until he is eligible to play again!

  3. Great post, I am almost 100% in agreement with you


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