Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Project 365 Week 10 (No Seriously Don't Ask)

Yep...caught up.  Finally :)

Sunday March 2

In honor of the Oscars this is my name Travoltafied.  How did that happen?  But every time I hear that clip I laugh my butt off.

Monday March 3

My Bella left me this note (and picture inside) on my mirror tonight.  She is so good to me.

Tuesday March 4

Love this picture because Sarah thought she was photo bombing it, but Bella wanted her in the picture.  Just hangin'

Wednesday March 5

Got a cute picture of my boy and his girl.  Too cute.  Love his socks!!

Thursday March 6

Bella drew a picture of our favorite a cappella group Pentatonix.  She is so good.

Friday March 7

Made my Little Engine cookie order.  These were very time consuming.

Saturday March 8
Got to go to the ball field again this weekend to see Andrew play.  It was a BEAUTIFUL day!!

OK Phew.  That feels good.  All caught up.

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- A Ro
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Project 365 Week 9 (Don't Ask)

Don't ask.  It has been many of those kinds of weeks.  But here are my pictures none-the-less.

Sunday February 23rd
Got to see  my boy today!!  He didn't get to play, but I got to have lunch with him and hug his neck (on my tiptoes)

Monday February 24
I am so glad Bella loves to be in pictures.  I find these on my phone often.

Tuesday February 25
Finished my order for 60 Rainbow cookies for the 2nd Grade play "The Wizard of OZ"

Wednesday February 26
Finished my gymnastic cookies for my niece Sami's birthday party

Thursday February 27
It rained and rained and rained today.  It was good because we needed it, but really not all at once.

Friday February 28
A very sweet friend gave me these flowers.  I was having a rough week at work and she just brightened my day.  Love her!!

Saturday March 1
We all went to see Lego Movie.  I really liked it.  But I love spending time with my family more!!

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- A Ro
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Randomness is About All I Can Muster

So it is Wednesday and I don't  have much to show for it.

I love going to conferences for work.  I love seeing what other choral directors are doing.  I love meeting and chatting with people who are as obsessed with daily beauty and sharing that with kids as I am.  I love getting new ideas and learning new things.

That is really one thing about myself that I can certainly hang my hat on.  I love learning new things.  I love reading books and attending seminars and chatting with people who know more than me.

And seriously Santa Barbara is a great place to do all that.

And see the harbor
And eat fresh crab cakes
And run on the beach.

The downside to being away from home for 3 days is that I feel like the rest of my life is neglected.  I am such a control freak that it is really hard to delegate responsibility even though the delegat-ee (Rich) is WAY more than happy and willing to pick up my slack.

(Love you honey!!)

Sunday we got up and went down to Long Beach to watch Andrew play baseball!!

Bad news is he didn't get to play at all. (Not too surprising for a freshman pitcher)

Good news is I GOT TO SEE  HIM!!!

And Bella too
And take more selfies

And wonder how in the heck he got so tall.  I must have shrunk

His dad got to see him pitch to a few batters on Saturday while I was still at the conference.  Look at that crazy arm location.  He is a side arm pitcher but sometimes gets to submariner levels.

He comes back to Fullerton in a week or so and I get to see all the games.  And buy him dinner.  And wonder how he got so tall....and grown up.

Gotta love my life

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- A Ro

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Project 365 Week 8

Posting in the go today. Headed home after watching Andrew' s team play baseball. He didn't pitch today.

Here is a peek at my week.

Sunday February 16

Selfie Sunday. Bella decided she wanted to take a selfie each day just for me. Yeah nothing like her brother.

Monday February 17

Tonight's selfie included her Nana who is visiting from Iowa.

Tuesday February 18

A little much needed motivation.

Wednesday February 20.

Amen sistah.

Thursday February 20

Mom and me selfie!!

Friday January 21

View in my run.

Saturday February 22

View on my run in Saturday.

Busy week ahead for me. Keep you posted.

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- A Ro

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Fun Friday

Ok this fun Friday will not be fun for you. Just warning you.

I am writing this as I sit on the beach just before sunrise after running and I am listening to the waves. My own real life relaxation machine.

The bad news is I only have a few more minutes to do this as I have a morning round table to attend.

The other bad news is that the sun sets in the direction I am looking.

Awwww poor thing right??

I guess I'll just have to turn around.

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- A Ro

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday

This comes to you from Santa Barbara CA where I am attending a conference. Rough huh??

I was getting ready this morning excited to go spend some time in Santa Barbara but really going to miss Rich. We are not away from each other very much. I kept passing this picture which hangs in our bedroom.

My sister-in-law snapped this candid picture right after the ceremony and it really captures how we were feeling at that moment.

Our road to that day was not always very smooth. Circumstances were thrown at us that made this day not a reality for awhile. But our love for each other was constant and growing. We had faith and commitment on our side. The smiles on our faces and our need to be in each other's arms at that moment was genuine.

That picture says to me "we made it" and the entire world and problems were miles away for that sweet moment.

I love you Rich.

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- A Ro

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A True Hodgepodge Hodgepodge

I am up for the challenge of the hodgepodge this week.  Click on the button above and head on over to Joyce's to play too.  Everyone is doing it, c'mon it will be fun!!

1. What's the biggest change since your childhood in the way people think or act?

For the record I have never censored what my children listen to.  I fully believe what I have taught them supersedes anything that would hear on the radio.  Having said that I am amazed at what kind of content gets put on the radio.  So I guess the content of what is put on TV and the radio has really changed since my childhood.

2. The Olympic Biathlon involves cross country skiing broken up with either two or four rounds of target shooting. Which part of that would stress you out more? Or would you love them both equally?

Being a runner I know what happens to my body when I stop running.  My heart is beating wildly and I am very shaky, and for them to stop skiing, drop and hold a rifle so still to shoot at a small target when their entire body must be pounding out of their skin.  So amazing.  I would think the shooting would stress me out more.

3. February is National Canned Food Month...what is your most often purchased canned food item?  What was in the last can you opened?

I try to avoid canned things, but there are just some things that I need that convenience of just being able to open a can.  One of those things are beans.  In fact tonight I opened two cans of Trader Joes organic black beans. 

4. What river (anywhere in the world) would you most like to cruise?

Probably the river Arno in Italy.  I have sung about it and have pictures of it in my room. 

5. It's the middle of the night and you can't sleep...what do you do? Count sheep? Toss and turn? Watch television? Or do you get up and do something productive?

I usually just toss and turn.  Rich gets up and goes to watch TV.  I feel that if I do that I am just giving up on sleeping.  Plus you NEVER know when you might fall asleep and if you go watch TV you are forcing yourself to be awake.  Thankfully this RARELY happens to me.

6. How important is keeping your cool?

As a teacher...very important.  Is it always easy...heck no.

7. I've got white stuff on the brain so why not run with it? White lie, wave the white flag, white knuckle it, white wash a situation, or white as a sheet...which phrase could most recently apply to your own life in some way?

I have been so up in the air regarding a lot of big decisions lately that I just want to wave the white flag and surrender.  I know that so many things that I am worried about are out of my control.  Thus the white flag.

8. Insert your own random thought here:
A thankful heart is always a goal of mine.  Today I am thankful for: really great kids despite what society throws at them on the radio, that cross country skiing didn't stick with me when I took it as a PE elective in 8th grade, Trader Joes organic black beans, a dream of cruising the river Arno, restful nights, my cool, and the ability to wave that damned white flag.

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- A Ro