Thursday, January 21, 2010

When It Rains It Pours!

I have heard the phrase "When it rains it pours" all my life, but it was always in context to Morton's Salt however this week it has taken on new meaning here in California. Today we are experiencing buckets of rain with Flash Flood Warnings and Wind Advisories.

I also have heard of the flooding in La Canada (pronounced La Ca-na-da, not Canada), and then there is the flooding and possible tornados in Long Beach as well as "water spouts". Poor San Diego County really got hit too, check out the link to see what when on there.

Thankfully I have today off so I do not have to drive the hour in the storm, I think I will spend my day building an Ark just in case we need it after next weeks storms.

Stay warm and dry!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Out with the OLD and In with the NEW!

In keeping with this "Out with the Old and In with the New" theme, I will now post my last finished project from 2009 (Blue Babushka) as well as my new project from 2010 (Lacy Baktus).

Okay, I normally do not make New Years Resolutions however I am in the mood for a huge change in my life. Therefore I am committing to losing some of the weight I put on over the last 5 years! I am not going to do this by going crazy on some diet, but by changing my lifestyle.

One of the reasons for this change, other than the obvious...I want to be healthier, is I intend to run the Susan G. Komen 5K (3.2 miles) in October in honor of my Mom, Melody, who survived breast cancer. I have wanted to do this for a long time as I know any money I help to raise will benefit us all, but also because she was very courageous in her fight against breast cancer.

A second reason for getting fit is because I want to feel better about myself, and even though I will be the same person whether I am thin or chunky, I will have more confidence in myself if I lose the weight. Now, with more confidence I may actually start contemplating the idea of dating again.

So I say again...Out with the Old and In with the New!

What are your plans for the New Year?

January 2010

Hi All! Here are the promised Christmas pictures, sorry I forgot to take one of the tree by itself. Instead you will see my children and me!

This is a picture of my youngest daughter Nina and me.

And this is a picture of my oldest daughter Alisha and me.

Here are charming family photos of all four of us. The man in the picture is my 25 year old son, Rick. It seems so weird to call him a man, but as you can see he is.

This was our first Christmas together in 6 years. My son has lived in another state for the last 6 years and was unable to get home for the holidays. He now lives here in California so I get to see him more often.

Here is a picture of me and my Grand-dog Allie. She was dressed for Christmas too.

I wish you all a Healthy and Prosperous
New Year!