Thursday, May 29, 2008


riley has decided that sam is his best friend. he loves sam with all his little heart. he looks to see if he's awake in the morning, he jumps on him everytime he enters a room, he just loves the guy. sam is a pretty good best friend though. sam is constantly playing with him, he gives him treats, takes him on walks and throws the ball just right. sam and i have been trapped at the house waiting for the cable guy to come. peter has to have HD to go along with his new buddy "big guy" the tv. they were supposed to come yesterday and did but the guy was a real piece of work. let's just say he was here for less than five minutes and walked out. ohh the life of a wife of a union negotiator, they don't take shit from anyone. it's nice cuz i know i always have someone to fight my battles for me. although, i have gotten better at standing up for myself. i'm determined to be a "no shit chick". if i still made t-shirts i would make one that said that. maybe i'll make some greeting cards that say that and sell them on etsy. so sam and i have been hanging working on some art projects and making banana bread. so far the nana bread smells like it's gonna be a winner. we'll see after the taste test. still waiting..... i really hate waiting for stuff like this. the dispatcher called me a while ago and said the guy was on his way. uh huh okay... still waiting.....

Wednesday, May 28, 2008


sams been here a week, my mom came and went and now we're gettin ready to go back down to palm springs. sam decided to extend his stay to check out welding schools. it was a lot of fun with my mom here. friday we went up to petaluma to check a yarn store. my got some good stuff. then we went to berkeley to my favorite mexican food place. my mo was instantly in love and kathy dorfer does not fall in love easily. we did some shopping on fourth street and for sure stopped in castle in the air. we picked up some fun paper supplies. that store is always such an inspiration. saturday we went to the farmers market where i ran into an old buddy from new york. i knew she was living back here and i keep meaning to arrange a date but you know how things go. i always remeber to call her at three in the morning when i'm getting a glass of water. well, she's going to be living close by for the summer. no more execuses. we made a lovely dinner saturday night and had a grand ol' time. sunday was more chill, my mom went over to stinson to hang with her bff's. monday we ate a delishous lunch at del fina pizzeria. that place is the most amazing meal everytime. we drove arround and did a little fantasy house hunting. all in all we've been on the move at a chillin pace. same and i went to the beach for three hours yesterday. we had no idea we were there for so long.
ohh i forgot to mention peter bought two flat screen tv's on saturday. the one he has upstairs is crazy big. i personally am not a fan of such a big tv but sometimes you have to let the man have his way. he does give me total freedom in the house as far as decorating and color choices. i guess he can have a monsterous tv if he wants it. well, we're off to see where today finds us.

Thursday, May 22, 2008


got myself a little sun yesterday. it is not as bad as it could be. stupid me didn't think to put sunscreen on before spending the whole day outside. sam and i went to albany to get my first car tune up. ahh how fast my little car is growing up. we then went to bake sale betty's for fried chicken sandwich's, frozen lemonade and chocolate cupcakes. diet food more or less. next stop was the skate park in pacifica. then one last stop at for funston. all of this was done outside in the sun. now i have myself have a nice little pink tone. ohh well, at least it doesn't hurt. tomorrow my mom comes and the fun continues.

Monday, May 19, 2008


my cousin sammy is coming to town today. him and his two buddies are driving up. he's going to take turns staying at my house and his brothers down the street. it's been awhile since sammy has come for a visit. he's actually been staying with us since he was 10 and now he's 18. crazy!! actually the first time he came to stay with me i was living with peter in this tiny studio and peter was away in las vegas for work part of his stay. well, what do you know peter is in las vegas and sammy comes today. how weird is that? sometimes life can't help but be circular. this time though this is a good circle. not one of those "why does this keep happening to me?" circles. so i think we'll have a pizza party tonight. i have stuff to make fresh pesto so maybe we'll make a pesto pizza too. on friday my mom is coming for a visit too. she'll be staying here and sam will go to mikey's house. monday the two of them will fly back to palm springs together. i am looking forward to having all the familia around. this is so the best part of being back home. till later

Sunday, May 18, 2008


time flies when you're happy. this weekend went by in turbo speed. saturday we went to a barbecue at our friends cat and garner. it was cat's 30th birthday. i made strawberry lemonade along with my orzo salad and pineapple upside down cake. the strawberry lemonade was much better than i anticipated. it's all about the simple syrup. after our barbecue we went and met up with jessica, michael and jessica's brother, who was visiting. we had a lovely evening of burrito's and exciting conversation such as hot sauce addiction and cold pizza appreciation. peter had to take off for vegas this morning so the good times had to come to an end. i realized i was kind sad and so was riley. we were talking and it's just that the guy is so lovable. riley is learning to become my protector. we were on a walk this afternoon and he totally doesn't like it when we are the only ones on the street and someone is walking behind us. he sure is growing up. the second time this happened i just pulled over and had him sit so the person could walk by. the guy was like " he's got your back. you know what they say when someone is walking behind you. turn around" and turn around he does.

Friday, May 16, 2008

we miss roro

last night roro was in my dream. i miss that nut. i'm sure riri misses him too. man oh man it sure has been warm the last few days. it's like a whole different city. yesterday afternoon we went to the beach and it was crazy. there were mobs and mobs of people. parking was not to be found and people were actually in the water. everyone was out and living it up. i guess we were just like everyone else cuz we were right up there with them. it was actually a lot of fun for a thursday. peter and i both agreed that it's fun for a couple of days but we like mild weather. we do not miss new york or chicago summers. yuckers!!! growing up in the desert i hated the heat i never imagined there could be something worse. then i learned what humidity is. i longed for the dry heat during those painful summers. the worse part of new york summers were the smells that were released from whatever. ohh and the rats. i do not miss the millions of rats. i am happy to say that i can comfortably sit through a movie at the movie theatre without having to tap my foot on the ground like a crazy person. i use to drive peter crazy. i'm not saying that i don't still drive him crazy but now he can take "paranoid movie patron" off the list. although, we've barely been to a movie since the little guy came into ours lives. our friend jake was in town this week and he calls riley our fur-child. this is totally appropriate since, i am totally obsessed with my dog. well, i'm off to the grocery store. gonna make some pineapple upside cake and an orzo salad for a friends birthday barbecue tomorrow. should be a lot of fun. till then


Thursday, May 15, 2008


new iHotto special delivery

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


my new car chandy. yes this is for real. real as in it is a miniature chandelier and it does work. my cousin rosie and i were joking about how i should pimp my car out with a chandelier. well, a couple days later my mom and i found one in this cute this store in venice beach. of course i just had to get it. not exactly sure where it's permanent residence will be yet. for now it will go in my car but i think i'll limit it to special occasions. hmmm....


my dad and riley at fort funston. peter got us one of those things that looks like a long plastic stick and attaches to a tennis ball. the whole point is so that you throw the ball really far and you don't have to pick it up when it's all gross. everyone has one of these things so naturally i thought they were stupid. well, boy oh boy was i wrong. it's the greatest thing that's happened to riley since he discovered toilet paper. we've been having a blast with our new toy. it was my mothers day gift from riley(peter). he's so smart.

Monday, May 12, 2008

busy busy

since we've been back home we have been on the move. friday my grandma and dad came over for lunch, which was really nice. also, the first time for such an event. friday night dinner with julie and kevin at this new french place. it was very very delish and super french. peter wants to take my mom there when she comes up in a couple of weeks. saturday we had a little time to fart around which was nice. then saturday night michael and jessica came over for michael's belated birthday dinner. i made turkey meat loaf and pineapple upside down cake. i know too funny. it was all really manly man food. sunday, mothers day, we brought lunch over to my grandmas and had a nice outdoor picnic. my aunt nancy came down from sacramento with my cousin crystal and my uncle jack joined us too. after lunch we headed up to sebastapol to peters parents. where we hung out for a while and then i made us a lovely dinner of homemade pesto stuffed chicken breast, garlic green beans and salad. riley played in their yard until after dark. he's so funny like that. when it came time to go home riley wanted to go back in the house. i guess our next house needs a big yard. it's been busy busy around here. our buddy jake may stay over tonight and right now i'm off to hang with my dad. no time to be bored.

Thursday, May 8, 2008


yesterday we roadtripped back home. my dad decided to come along for a visit. man oh man were we filled to the rim with decaffienated brim. what? oh i mean we had a lot of stuff to bring back with us. my cousin michael just had a birthday and everyone decided to send his presents with me. let's just say i think he did all right. riley had just enough space for his bed. he was up high and rather enjoyed the view. riley was so excited to be reunited with his peter. he went nuts! what a cute scene. well, we're back and there is so much to do.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


dina, rowan, riley

Friday, May 2, 2008


we're still here. been living it up palm springs style. riley and rowan have been having the time of their lives. rosie was here for a week, which was a total blast. we cooked a lot, thrift shopped non stop, had lots of pool parties, laughed our heads off and much more. every night was a slumber party especially when you have three dogs in your room (rosie brought dina down). it was a truly special time. decided to stay a bit longer cuz peter had to go to memphis. happy i was able too since it's starting to get hot here which means no more devon in palm springs for awhile. i do not do hot never have. looks like my dad will drive up with me and then stay with his mom. that should be a nice surprise for her. especially since the last time i went over there she was showing me the fence she had just repaired and tree she had just trimmed. mind you she's in her 80's. i'm 31 and i wouldn't dream of getting up on a ladder and doing half the things she does. so my dad will probably help her in the yard. i can't believe i've already been here for over two weeks. the time has truly flied by. i feel so lucky to have such a wonderful place to come home to. i didn't always feel that way. at one point in my life i hated the thought of coming to palm springs. "why did people move there" was always a question of mine. well, now i feel otherwise. this is truly a beautiful place with a very special personality. the only criticism is the lack of good places to eat. they are trying but still a ways away. i think it's hard cuz in the summer months things slow way down. tomorrow my mom and i are going into l.a. there's a jewelry show at a gallery she likes. we'll hit up some other places too. it should be a nice day of mother daughter bonding. that's all for now.