Sunday, September 16, 2012
Friday morning I got on Pinterest to pull up an activity for my kindergarten class and I saw a pin on how to clean your dishwasher. I opened up the blog it was pinned from and printed the directions for later and threw them into my purse, hoping I would have time to read them later.
When I finally got home from my meeting at 10:00pm Friday night I pulled out the direction and read that my dishwasher has a FILTER, who knew?!?!!? Since my house was completely empty (everyone was in San Francisco for the week and not coming home until Sat) I thought I would open up the filter and see what was going on.
Being 10:15pm I refused to go out into the garage and look for the sockets needed to remove the filter. I had a pair of pliers and figured I would use it. With some patience I removed the filter from the back of my dishwasher. When I turned the filter over I was shocked at what I saw on that filter. . . years of built up dishwasher detergent, gunk and mold. Yes, mold the water under the filter doesn't drain all the way out (that will be another project to clear the drain). It was the grosses thing I had ever seen.
After and hour and a half of soaking, scrubbing, and picking I got that filter cleaned and returned to the back of my dishwasher. You should check your filter as well, I am going to try to make it an annual job because it was so nasty.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
I should have followed my instincts when I walked into shop and there were 4 inch red sticker numbers on each of the 12 manicure tables, a pile of towels in the corner (don't know if they were clean or dirty).
After being greeted and telling the pregnant lady who was walking around outside what I wanted I was directed into the back. One of the ladies was directing me to the pedicure chair, I explained to her that I only wanted a manicure.
My nails were a mess and the older lady says "oh your nails are soooo short and cute!" she begins trimming my cuticles where she cuts down to much on my middle finger and blood is gushing out like Old Faithful. She rips offa piece of cotton and takes a dropper from her purse with some blue liquid that was obvious she added herself. I told her to hold up an asked what that was. She replied "it will stop the bleeding", foolish me I let her continue bleeding finger an all.
Once my nails are filed short and painted she proceeds to move my hair and begins rubbing my overly tense neck ( it didn't feel to bad). Before I knew it her had was down the back of my shirt and he is rubbing my shoulders and back, really?!? I tell her to stop and she proceeds to move her hands forward towards my chest. OMG.! I jump up out of my chair and ask her how much I owed her.
I guess I will not be going to that place ever again!!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
My baby is now 17 years old and is a happy, healthy young man. Last night as I was texting him the same text I text him almost weekly, sometimes bi-weekly I realized that I am a horrible mother. What kind of living caring mother would continually subject their child to that? Did those words types ever so gleefully onto my phone change things? Did I change my mind? NO! As I am realizing this I thought I will continue these text for as long as I need too.
The text, the same one every time goes like this: meet me at happy hour. . . send and my 5 little words are gone, they end up on his phone which he received somewhere on his commute home. He gets off the train and comes to meet me and my friends as we drink the best $3.00 margaritas any happy hour has. I always have a come for him, sometimes calamari sometimes just chips.
Anyways I just has to share how sometimes you try do hard to do the right thing for your kids but then there are those 5 little words and you know that they are not the best ones for your child to continually read.
Have a wonderful day!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I sat down in my lumpy chair and placed my feet in the luke warm water, I adjusted the chair massager and positioned it just as I like it.
After 10 mins someone came to assist me, she pulled my feet out of the water then placed a pillow in my lap, placed a towel over it and proceeded to put cotton and acetone over my gel nails and wrap them in foil. As soon as both hands were wrapped she started unwrapping and trying to remove the pre-exsisting gel from my nails. She was very confused why they didn't come right off an ended up doing more acetone soaked cotton and filing off the polish. After all the polish was scrapped from my right hand she realized my feet were still out of the water and places them back in the now cold water.
She began removing the gel from my left hand which came off very easy after sitting for 30 mins. Then began the process of filing and buffing my paper thin nails.
At this point another non English speaking women came to begin my pedicure. While the gal giving me my manicure placed the light box on the pillow that had been placed in my lap. Remember the towel that had been placed over the pillow? It was left there along with the gel scrapings from my nails. I know YUCK!
At this point I am balancing the light box so it will not fall in the water while I am getting my feet massaged and getting gel applied.
After an hour the ordeal was over and I left the salon vowing never to return there again.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Sent from my iPhone
Saturday, May 19, 2012
I have been having som fun too. 3 friends have had birthdays so I got to go out and enjoy their special days. Now I am planning a trip to Indiana this summer. Yes, it's for robotics but now I have a friend trying to coordinate a trip from Michigan to see me I hope we can coordinate their schedule.
I am looking forward to getting away to Palm Springs soon I need a girls weekend away and the sunshine and warmth won't be bad either.
There was a bluff fall down from us last week, can't stop mother earth from doing what she would like.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
After dinner we went to Prohibition, an underground club, you had to be on a list prior to getting the directions to the secret door. One through the door we went down several flight of stairs to a club decorated in the prohibition era style. The menu was gin, whiskey and scotch based drinks. I had a beer but it was really bitter. We had so much fun here I want to go back. Next we walked over to a club called Whiskey Girl and there was a huge line waiting to get in, we got lucky and didn't have to wait in line or pay the cover charge. It was so nice to be inside and dance. When we first hit inside security was cleaning up the tables, I mean people were seated and their seats and tables were taken from them to make room for dancing.
It was such a nice evening to be out with great friends and have no worries. The three hours of sleep we got was worth it, we all had fun and decided we need to do it again soon.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
We had a mini tornado blow through on Saturday but we were all safe inside the dome. On Sunday we took a lunch cruise down the Mississippi it was really cold and gray but we had a nice time.
Of course one would think l would be done but I have to plan the sponsor dinner, and we are already booked for some events this summer.
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Yesterday was a meeting with crazy mom. Not sure if I feel great may e the calm before the storm? I would line to think that she would walk away quietly but don't feel that way about this situation.
For now I am just going to enjoy the beauty of the day and get ready to go to St. Louis next week.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
After I chose a pretty blue I was seated in a lovely massage chair with heated seats. How did they know I love heated seats?!?! Next, they placed a large pillow on my lap and reclined my seat. Wow a nap too! Pretty soon she began working on my toes without a word to me. Did she know exactly what I wanted? I guess . . . I couldn't see one thing she was doing over the giant green pillow placed on my lap. Eventually the pillow was removed, my flip flops had been place gently on my feet and I was directed to a toe dryer. My blue toes looked beautiful, what would this cost me I had not told her what type of pedicure I wanted, all I knew was my back was so warm, sweat was beading up on my forehead and I had blue toes.
Wow $18.00 plus a tip was all I was charged for the mystery pedicure. Will I go back to this salon? Maybe. . . I will have to be sure that I do not get a fungal infection in my toes but the experience was nice and the place looked clean. Only time will tell.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Saturday, April 7, 2012
I love him so much and cannot believe how fast he has grown. We brought him home as a 22 inch 9 1/2 pound baby and now he is 6 ft 4 inches and almost 200 pounds. 17 years has been good to him. I hope the rest of his life is wonderful and he continues to enjoy and discover all the wonders life has to offer.
Friday, April 6, 2012
As per our tradition we have been celebrating birthday week! It is so much fun.
Monday we went to his favorite breakfast spot - 101 diner
Tuesday he got breakfast in bed well it was more like brunch
Wednesday he got to open his Dr Dre headphones.
Thursday we went to Extraordinary Desserts before practice
Today we went to his favorite lunch place - Miyabi
I cannot believe he is turning 17 he is so amazing and caring and sweet. He enjoys hanging out at the hospital playing video games with his friend who has cancer and will not be coming home from the hospital. It's nice to know that he will always be there for his friends.
I wish you the best year coming and may all your wishes come true. I love you!
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wish us moms good luck.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Saturday, March 10, 2012
I am sure I hadn't noticed the weight because it's like your child, you begin carrying it around as a baby and by the time they are 40 pounds you don't notice because you have been carrying them around since thy were 7 pounds. After the heaviness of my purse was pointed out to me I noticed it, I mean really noticed it.
I decided three days later that I needed to go to coin start and empty the change that had made the bottom of my. At their home. I knew there was a lot and did not want to roll it. After scooping and picking all the change out of the bottom my bag I had $76.04 worth of change that I had been toting around.
My bag is so much lighter now.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Sadly she can not go in and sweat it off. Watch for the results soon.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Yup they requested a cereal bar for dinner. Tuesday is the at we bag the robot them I can share video and pictures.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Next we headed down to City Hall for a robot demo to get politicians excited for the up coming San Diego Regional. I dropped the kids off on the corner with the totes and went to the parking garage where I locked my purse and keys in the trunk. Luckily I had not locked my car door so I was able to quickly get retrieve my keys.
When I got to City Hall I found out that my camera lens is broken, it will not zoom. I am so bummed but hoping I can take it in to get repaired. The amazing thing about City Hall was all the news media that came out to see our demo.
One more week and all the award submissions need to be submitted and it is getting a little crazed.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Yup, these and many others hang over the urinals. They definitely have more interesting art in the guys restroom than the girls have.
Monday, January 30, 2012
I also had to take a picture o the sign because it. Makes me laugh every time I drive past it.
Have a wonderful week!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
After the issue with the text I went to the restroom and I saw this on the floor, yes it was set up just like this and it made me smile and think how long it has been since I had a donut.
Thought for the day: be careful when texting.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Then I spent 5 hours in different meeting with members of the robotics team.
The meetings were followed by hours of editing award submissions.
Finally I got to leave and drive home after a 13 hour day of volunteering.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
I know that one day they will tell me that and they will pull out the petrified dead squirrel they keep threatening to put in my car.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
I thought you would like to see the octopus he is so cool.
Friday, January 13, 2012
It's is the season called FIRST robotics competition season. Today was almost 80 degrees and I did get to enjoy the first half of it outside.
Now I sit here penning this from the back of the lab feeding hungry teenagers pasta, garlic bread, salad and lemon bars with a macadamia nut crust. The Internet is down at the school right now so I am going to have to pull out my old lady crochet bag and make something until the late night dodge ball game begins.
Hope you had a great day.