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rack.jpgYesterday I decided to do some “Spring” cleaning so I tackled the kitchen. We have this baker’s rack that somehow accumulates all sorts of non-food items, i.e. rubik’s cube, the hubs’ tiger balm cream, etc. That was my biggest chore in the kitchen was to “declutter” that area. Anyhoo, we stayed home all day yesterday . . . felt “yucky” with the cleaning that I did so I ended up taking a shower at 8:00 p.m. It would have taken me maybe an hour or so to declutter but I’m so good at dilly-dallying that it took me longer. Well, it felt good after getting rid of things that didn’t belong on the baker’s rack and also cleaned out the cabinet where we keep the cereal, cookies, etc. Since I was home all day yesterday I did some baking (blueberry coffee cake) and in the afternoon, I made some mango pudding. Moving forward to today . . . the hubs and I got up early so we decided to attend the 9:00 a.m. mass. JP had to go to work and AC was still asleep. AC would have gone but we would have been late if we were to wait for me-ac.jpgher to get ready. Today was Palm Sunday so they held the opening prayers outside until it was time to go in. Although the sun was out, the air was nippy. After eating lunch at home, the hubs, AC and I took Toby to this dog park at Point Isabel in Richmond. This was our first time at this dog park. This area is not fenced in but there’s trails to walk your dog either off the leash. We kept Toby on the leash because we were unsure as to how Toby would be “off-leash.” While I walked Toby to mingle with other dogs, the hubs and AC played catch (baseball). AC is on the varsity soft-ball at school so she likes to practice when she has a chance. After the dog park, we quickly made a detour to Target. I later went to Safeway and Farmer Joe’s for our weekly groceries. . . . tomorrow I’ll probably do Trader Joe’s. So . . . . that was that. Hope ya’ll had a great weekend. There too darn short!! 😉

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030908-015.jpgI swear weekends seem to go by sooooooo fast. It’s 3:58 p.m. right now and I’m multi-tasking . . . doing the laundry, uploading the pictures that I took today and blogging. I decided that I’m not going to give up blogging altogether but will post things here and there. If I haven’t been updating my blog, you’ll know I’ve just been busy with my pictures on Flickr. I just love the weather we are having right now. They said it was supposed to rain today. Yeah, right! It was absolutely gorgeous. After mass, we did some Chinese take-out and headed to the small dog park so that Mr. Toby can socialize with other dogs. He’s getting a little better with his social skills though . . . although the “sniffing” butt is still something we have to work on. I know it’s only natural but Toby seems to be doing that sort of thing more than those other dogs we’ve observed. Last Wednesday the hubs took Toby to the dog park and encountered some very “uppity” I-don’t-think-my-shit-stinks folks.030908-031.jpg These two fricken woman complained to the hubs that they didn’t like Toby sniffing their dogs’ butt. Well excuuuuse me . . . they’re dogs for crying out. It’s not like Toby kept on doing it but they just didn’t want him doing it to begin with. The hubs said the dogs were those ones with the fricken bows and the owners treated them as if they were prima donas. Ass-holes! At least on my blog I can “vent” and say these “bad” words. Well, Toby had a great time (playing and sniffing . . ha! ha!) with the other doggies. This was the first time there were actually 3 or 4 dogs in the small dog park so Toby enjoyed himself. Afterwards since we were in the vicinity, I told the hubs I wanted to take pictures of the Mormon Temple and so I did and they are uploading while I’m blogging now. Yesterday Toby and I dropped AC off at her varsity softball practice. Toby and I walked around “the landing” . . . KV knew I would be there so we met up and walked around a bit. AC had gone to her friend, C’s house after the practice and had stayed there until the evening when it was time for us to pick her up. . . . and so, that was my weekend. The washing machine stopped . . . my pictures are 74% complete to upload . . . . gotta dry that load and put another load in. Dang . . . I still have to go to the market and produce this afternoon . . . . Arghhhhh! 😉 Hope ya’ll had a great weekend!!

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Last Saturday AC attended her first Pre-Prom held at The “O” Club. This pre-prom was for the freshman & sophomores at AC’s school.  It was a “masquerade” theme and they had those colorful masks like you see at Mardi Gras.  All the way right up to the prom, AC didn’t sound like she was really interested in going, but when the hubs and I picked her up that evening, she said she had a very wonderful time. A couple of guys had asked her to go to the prom with her but AC told them she wanted to just to go on her own with her gurl friends. I’m glad that she enjoyed herself as I’m sure she’ll be planning to go next year. Anyhoo, Saturday was rather hectic only because I dilly-dallied in the morning so by the time AC and I left to look for some shoes and do some other errands it was already way past 1:00 p.m.  The hubs even had me go to the dealership to buy some silicone glue as he is still working on my car.  RS was supposed to have done AC’s make-up but she had to go to SF that evening so I ended up doing AC’s make-up.  Oh  . . . after spending 100.00 bucks to get AC’s hair permed with body wave back in January, she decides now that she likes her hair straight  . . . so for the prom that evening and on other days, she has been using the flat iron to straighten her hair.  Arghhh!  While AC was getting ready, I was on the internet filling out JP’s financial aid for college.  We had months to do this, but being the queen bee of procrastination, I had only that day to complete and submit because it was due the following day . . . Oh here’s a picture of AC . . . this picture is also on my flickr site and will upload more pictures after editing.

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misc-768.jpgFirst of all, I didn’t find out from AC until late Friday night that she had her varsity softball practice on Saturday morning and secondly, she didn’t tell me about the arts festival that she had school choir performance at one of the private high schools. I/we don’t mind taking AC to her activities but jiminy crickets, can she at least tell us maybe two or three days prior. It’s not like she didn’t know about them ahead of time. It’s just that these “short” notices kind of screws up my plans on the weekends, not that I had any this weekend, but I just like to know so I can plan. Well, AC said that if it rained heavily on Saturday then the practice would be canceled. I was “quietly” hopping that it would. My bad! But, it only drizzled so practice was still held. After dropping AC and Lea to the park, I decided to take Toby out for a walk at Harbor Bay Landing. It was a gloomy day but it was a nice walk because of the man-made lagoon. misc-762.jpgI later went back home as I didn’t want to wait for 2 hours, so after I picked them up, we went out to eat at In & Out. JP had caught whatever nasty bug we had so I made some chicken soup for him in the afternoon. The hubs and I watched this Filipino movie (thumbs down all the way!!!) in the evening while Toby sat and/or slept next to us on the couch. This morning after mass, we headed over to where the arts festival was held . . . we were only there for 2 hours . . .thank goodness! The moms, Jack and SSM and I hung around and viewed the many wonderful art display done by the students from various Catholic schools in the area until it was time for the choir to perform. The hubs hung out with SSM’s hubby, Ron. The beginning choir which AC is a part of did a great job singing “Sentimental Journey,” “I’ll Be There,” and this other song that I can’t remember. (brain fart going on here!)

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for passing on this nasty flu bug! I hardly was home all day yesterday because I was out helping Bril with the move and in the evening as soon as I got home from helping Bril, I left to go out with the gurls. I knew I was coming down with something last night before I went to bed but I thought it would just go away . . . I told AC that I’d take her shopping today. When I got home from Bril’s, I asked AC why she looked like she was going out. . . I thought she had made plans to meet up with her friends at Bay Street . . . but she told me that she thought I’d be home early from Auntie Bril’s and that I would be able to take her shopping. I felt so bad . . . I never told her that I’d take her shopping yesterday. So, despite my miserable self, I quickly took her to Stoneridge. She was very understanding if I wasn’t up to it but sometimes a mom’s gotta do what a mom’s gotta do. 😉 When we got home, I took naps here and there. The hubs had made some soup from those Knorr’s packaged soups (Crab Corn Soup). “Work” knows I may not be in tomorrow. I’ll use that day to continue my rest and drink up . . . The hubs said I should get some rest and turn the lap top off. I think I will . . . hope you all had a great weekend. BTW . . . It was such a lovely “Spring” like weather today in the Bay Area. 😉

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020208-011.jpgAfter dropping off Toby at the groomer this morning at 9:30 a.m., (Toby was scheduled to get picked up around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon), the hubs 020208-012.jpgasked me if I wanted to go out for breakfast. Me? Turn down “breakfast?” No way . . . breakfast is my favorite meal!! But before heading to Jim’s Coffee Shop, I told the hubs I had to take a picture of the waters so we drove along Crown Memorial Beach in Alameda. (It was for a photo project on my flickr site.) Oh . . . as I was walking back to the hubs’ car, silly ol’ me was trying to open the door to another car which of course wasn’t the hubs. Duh! I didn’t know that the hubs had moved the car to be closer so I went back to the same place where he drop020208-013.jpgdropped me. I wondered for a second (just a mere second!) why in the world the door wasn’t opening and I looked inside . . . no hubs. I also noticed that the “inside” of the car wasn’t the hubs. All that time, the hubs was watching from his rear view mirror . . . watching 020208-017.jpgme make a “fool” out of myself.

He said he even honked . . . he said I looked up but yet I continued trying to open the door. Now what do you call that? 😉 I know, my brain needed breakfast food! Ha! BTW . . . that’s #19 on 100 Things About Me. 😉 Now to get on with breakfast . . .yes, breakfast! The hubs ordered the Jim’s Special and I ordered the one that had 2 eggs, 2 fluffy pancakes and 4 sausages . . . and a side-order of their home fries! Yum! We still had about 2 hours before picking Toby up so we went back home . . . . where I continued to “play” on the computer. 😉

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misc-166.jpgWell, it was nice having Monday off (except for the hubs because he had to work) even though we didn’t go anywhere.  Would have loved to have gone up to the snow but hopefully we’ll be able to do so before the season ends. Saturday the hubs, AC, Toby and I drove down to San Jose to look for a car that JP had saw on Craig’s List.  JP had to work so he wasn’t able to go but the hubs knew what JP was looking for; besides, the hubs would be the one to give the final say only because he’ll know whether the car is in “good” condition for a “used-car.” After some negotiating, both parties agreed and so we brought the 1996 Camry home. The hubs plans to do some “minor” engine work to get it up to snuff and replace all 4 sets of tires and possibly a paint job to follow.  I know it sounds like a lot of work but since the hubs a mechanic, he said this car is relatively easy to fix.  The best part misc-167.jpgis that it’s a 4-cylinder (16 Valve engine), which means it’ll save on gas. 🙂 Did Tarjay Sunday afternoon before dropping off AC to hang out with her friend at Bay Street. JP went with me to Trader Joe’s this morning.  It’s great that he drives now because I have him go with me if I don’t feel like driving. It rained off and on today and boy was it cold out! When we got back, I lit the log in the fireplace.  That’s one of my simple pleasures . . . sitting on the couch all cozy and warm in front of the fire place. 😉 (I even managed to take a nice long nap!)  I wanted to make something from “scratch” for dinner instead of my package meals from Trader’s, so I made “Shrimp Scampi.”  It’s been awhile since I’ve made that dish.  My plan was to make Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp but I forgot the Parmesan cheese. . .I did continue with the never ending laundry!  Well, at least this week is a short week!  I’m already looking forward to the next 3-day holiday which will be next month, President’s Day.  Can’t wait! 🙂 Hope ya’ll had a great weekend.

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