Wednesday, July 09, 2008

What I Did On My Summer Vacation (At Least Yesterday Anyway)

  1. Loaded the kids into the car to go visit with Granny M.
  2. Discovered that the car wouldn't start.
  3. Unloaded the kids from the car, and back into the house.
  4. Made of couple of phone calls, trying to not let the aggravation get the best of me.
  5. Got a jump from a lovely family that I haven't kept in contact with since we moved. Shame on me, shame on me, shame on me. Must send them a Thank You gift.
  6. Dropped my car off at the local Toyota dealer, explained what's been going on with the car, and left instructions for them to contact my husband with the diagnoses.
  7. Got a ride back to my mom's from the lovely family, and found out that their youngest son is entering the seminary at USD this fall. Feel like a great big ass for not keeping in touch with this lovely family, not knowing their big news, and offer many congratulations.
  8. Sat around all day waiting to hear about my car.
  9. Come evening, finally got a call from my husband, detailing the work needed on the car and what would be done and what would not.
  10. Then asked the million dollar question . . . how much is this all going to cost?
  11. Still reeling from the news that for around $1,000 I will have my car back in it's usual working order sometime today. Supposedly.
  12. So much for my mulitple trips for sushi while I'm here. Looks like it will be more like tuna sandwiches.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

On The Edge

Oh, hi. No no, I'm not there. Over here, head west. A little farther. Keep going, keep going, just until you're about to fall off the edge. Yes! Here I am, in sunny southern California. Forgot to mention that before I left. Sorry. There were people I planned on contacting before I left, but obviously never got around to it. So calling all friends/family, if I keep in regular contact or you haven't heard from me in a offensively long time, please forgive me. I'm here and I'd love to get together. Let's make plans, o-kay?

I'm spending a bit of time back in Cali this summer. You see, my mom is leaving for Alaska for a couple of weeks tomorrow, so I thought, why not raid her house and keep my grandma company while she's gone. You see? Two birds, one stone.

Vince drove out with us last Friday, but he's going back to the Lone Star State on Saturday. The kids and I will be hanging out west until sometime in August. So far it's been a true vacation. Sunday we attended mass at our old church. The church where we both went through RCIA. The church where we were married and all our kids were baptised. It truly was "going home". I loved seeing so many familiar faces, and so many people were happy to see us. It was great. Sunday afternoon we met some friends at Old Town for some much missed Mexican food. Stuff like Chile Verde and Pollo Mole, the kind of stuff we haven't found in Tex-Mex Texas restaurants. Monday we headed to the beach, and like true tourists got too much sun. Despite the reapplying of sunscreen. Tuesday was a full day of Sea World adventure. One of my favorite places ever. I'll have to post photos when I get home since I have no way of unloading them at my mom's. I think anyway, I'm going to have to take a closer look at her laptop.

Tomorrow morning we're headed to Vegas for a couple of nights. What better way to celebrate the birth of our nation than with alcohol, gambling, and Nudes on Ice? Happy 4th of July everyone!