Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Yummy tortilla soup

This is my favorite, favorite soup ever. La Especial Norte's tortilla soup. If you have never tried it you are missing out.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Surfing Madonna

Someone worked really hard, many, many hours to create this beautiful art work. It is a gift to my beautiful city but the city officials think of it as graffiti since the artist did not have a permit to hang. I think that our city has forgot their manner when given a gift you should say thank you. This is an amazing mosaic with glass, rocks and tiles made up of six panels that were hung in the muddle of the night under the railroad bridge. Every time I drive past her there is always a crowd taking pictures, news reporter running a report on it or people just stopped to admire this gift. I just wanted to share a little Piece of my city that makes me smile.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Prom night

Last night was prom night at HTH. I went down and had dinner with my friend Sally, took a ton of pictures of her daughter and her date, had a margarita and went over the the hotel where the prom was being held. I took more pictures and went inside it was so sweet that when the kids from robotics saw me they came running over and gave me a hug, it made me feel very special. Those kids are so nice. After prom Sally and several others of us went over to the hotel bar and had a mojito YUM! It was a nice evening and was glad I was able to share it.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Night in the ER

Tonight was the robotics team party at the San Diego Yacht Club we were having a great time when Wyatt walks over and says "mom I did something to my shoulder!" I looked at it and thought it was dislocated. David looked at it and could tell it was broken. So we leave the party and go the hospital long story short. We were in the ER for 4 hours and yes he broke his clavicle. Wyatt is in a sling and we need to make a follow up appt with the ortho at Children's hospital. So far taking Motrin feels good and we are hoping that will be all he needs to take.

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Fair Trade

Saturday I went to World Fair Trade Day in San Diego. I was able to sample delicious fair trade chocolate, ice cream and the best tasting vodka I had ever had. It was so yummy and smooth. You might be asking yourself what is Fair Trade? Well I was not really sure until I went Saturday it is about helping other countries have better trade conditions, not using child labor, and sustaining their trade. Yes, Fair trade products may be a bit more expensive but that is what helps keep the companies to be able to pay adults to do the work and not have child labor. It was a big eye opening day and I was very glad I went, Thanks Becca! If you would like to try some of this amazing vodka you can get it at whole Foods in La Jolla.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day

To all the amazing and wonderful mothers enjoy your day.
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The women existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This weekend

So the last few weeks have been super duper busy for me trying to help get everything in order for the robotics team to go to the world championships in St. Louis. It was been a lot of crazy busy days and nights. Finally, last Tuesday night everything was ready. . . then I got the e-mail the one as a parent you would dread getting. It was from Wyatt's Chemistry teacher, he had a project due Friday and he did not turn it in nor was it close to being turned in. She was explaining that she could not keep Wyatt from attending Championships but had to let me know that he would not be allowed any extra time to make up this project since they had two months to work on it.
WOW did my blood boil, I walked very calmly over to my 16 year old son and explained to him that he would not be going to the championships in the morning with us, that he would not be on the field competing with the driver and operator of the robot. He was shocked and very upset his job was a very big one on the team and I am sure he thought I would let him go. During the 45 min. car rid home he tried to blame everyone else, including myself. . I very calmly explained to him that I was not put on this earth to be his friend but to raise him up to be a productive, good member of society. It was not easy to do this but it had to be done.
Leaving my house at 4:00am Wednesday was so hard, I felt guilty and I am sure that he thought I would not go either, I had committed and had responsibilities to fulfill. I did get to see Black Eyed Peas and Willow Smith open for them, which was a great performance. I also got to go up inside the arch which was so amazing!
The team lost in the semi-final but won their first ever Championship award. . .Motorola Quality Award, an award for the engineering of their robot.
Looking back on the trip now it was kind of a blur I fed the team, I did whatever I had to do but it was strange and different. I am hoping that it mad an impact on my son only time will tell.
(I am sure you noticed I used the word CALMLY and I am sure it was only in my imagination, I am sure I was not so calm)