Goodbye pet..you were family

While occupied with baby girl’s fevers, our cat, Freddy, suddenly crashed. Monday we noticed he was being more cat-sleepy than usual. Baby girl kept getting fevers and then Tuesday we realized Freddy was getting sicker. Zahi took him to the pet hospital…diagnosis: chronic renal failure. How did his kidneys suddenly fail? He was 7 years…

IKEA and Costco are bad news for my wallet 

Behold the wooden horse that resulted in parting tears…I only meant to buy a painting easel for $15 because did I mention the 10 other things I did buy?    I get it Costco..you do things in bulk..well thanks for sending us home with this Texan..cute as she is giving it all this love, this bear…

Pretending a salad for lunch will be enough

That moment when your salad looks too pretty to eat and not enough to be called lunch.   Power green mix (spring, lettuce, kale), tomatoes, avocado, alfalfa, and mushroom. And tahini based salad dressing. And then I realized but I’m going out to lunch with coworkers. I guess I’m having salad for breakfast!   

Dreaming of food 

Can I just reminisce about yesterday’s meal since tonight I barely ate cos I didn’t feel like cooking and baby girl wanted to ‘explore’ the restaurant so as courtesy (and some face-saving) we just went home. Behold the v-bowl with lemongrass beef from Nam noodle house..drool   

Mama is working out

The last two months I made a commitment to get as fit as my schedule could possibly allow..I have been going to the gym an average of 4 times a week.  My work day is 8-5 and although I take the occasional walking break I sit at my desk all day. I did get a…

Night out

We have such a great babysitter so most Saturday nights, we like to go out at night..gasp!  This night found us first at ‘Under the Volcano’.     Great patio, good drinks, and pretty good customer service.  I always forget to take photos, when we do it usually has been a selfie…this time I got our…

Goodnight moon

Goodnight work Goodnight house Goodnight laundry  Goodnight Freddy chasing the imaginary mouse  Goodnight gym  Goodnight cooking  Goodnight stepping on toys when I’m not looking  Goodnight Sophia Goodnight thinking of stats  Goodnight Zahi It is almost midnight..rats   

Monday Sophia is worn out from the weekend

I succeeded! This weekend I wore the toddler out..she woke up this morning and wanted to go right back to bed.  Here was the winning formula  Thursday: children’s museum for 2 hours     Friday: play date dinner at Hibashi restaurant (not a single kid stood still) and though it looks like a herd..there are only…