Thursday, July 5, 2012

He's My Brother, She's My Sister .... the best little band ever !!!  Glamabilly music ... it is so much fun and gets you shaking your arse !!!  We were able to see them at Commons Beach in Tahoe City, California.  Fantastic !!!

Beergarita on the beach !

12 oz Corona (you can up it to 2 bottles if you like)
12 oz white tequila - I used Jose Quervo Silver
12 oz Cherry 7 up
a can of Limeaide frozen concentrate thawed (or frozen)

Yuuuummmooo !!!  

It did not make a ton, but the amount it made was very strong.  So we poured 1/2 a beer in a cup and then added the Beergarita to the cup. 

p/s ... Lake and beach not included :)

Sailing on North Lake Tahoe

Tahoe City, California at Commons Beach to see He's My Brother, She's My Sister.  Fabulous !!

I'm back ...

Well, it has been a long time since I have posted anything to my blog.  I figured now is a good time as
any to start back up. 12 days ago I became an official empty nester with my baby moving out and down into California with her fiancee.  I did spend the first 2 days crying my eyes out and unable to talk about it for the  first week.  The thought of being 44 years old with both children out of the house scares me so much.  What do I do with my life ?  All the purpose, structure and schedules are gone .... all gone !!!  Then I started to focus on the things that make me in insecure, like ... I am 44 and not married, I'm fat, where am I going in my life, I don't want to grow old alone .... gaaaaad.  So my goal is to set small goals and finish them.  I do go out with my friends and put myself out there quite a bit so I have to just keep my doors open ... so much easier said than done !! ... One day at a time !


Yes, these are real !!  These are flowers in my uncle's backyard in Northern California.  Beautiful !!!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

First holiday party of the season...

The law firm that throws this Christmas party knows how to do it !!  A bus is chartered and you are driven to your destination with ice chests full of beer and boxes filled with wine and plenty of snacks to get you going on the way there.  This year was a destination at an old Basque restaurant in Gardnerville, Nevada.  It literally felt like you were in your grandmothers kitchen.  I was impressed because I went there with an opinion already in tact. Once you get there they have arranged for a "one man band" to be set up and playing music once you get there.  The drinking then starts and does not stop until you yell "uncle".  After drinking, eating, having a raffle, dancing and then drinking some more it is time to go back.

Once back at the firm my BBF and I have our annual after the Christmas party party.  We try to pick a place where we can just eat, drink (yes still drinking) and visit and gossip.  We decided to walk to numerous places this year, meeting up with friends and proceeding to get totally shitfaced.  It was a goal to make it to 9:00 pm, but I actually I made it to 11:00 pm before driving home.  Another fun year.  I so look forward to getting out with no time limits.

Tonight...another celebration.  My friend graduated this morning with her Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling.  We will be going to Incline Village in North Lake Tahoe to eat at "Bites" then off to a free concert at the Crystal Bay Club. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

The gift of Trisomy18 !

I have been so blessed to be able to be a part of my new niece's life.  5 weeks ago we were invited to witness the birth of this little miracle not knowing as we waited breathless if she was going to survive the birth.  As we waited to see if we were going to be saying hello or good-bye she made it out after a very long day of labor.  After a minute she finally started to cry.  It was a relief, but however it was still moment by moment.  Now 5 weeks in and she is still here and we are so grateful to be blessed with the gift she has given us.  Gifts we have received: Love, being able to physically show love, bonding, bringing together family and friends in a very magical way, unconditional acceptance ... I could go on and on !!

I have learned so much about this syndrome and the stories that have been shared through this website really sheds a light and a tear on this syndrome.  These babies are true angles and I feel so lucky to have met one !