Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

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Happy New Year's Eve! Today, I caught one of my best waves of the entire year.

It. Was. Sooooooooooooooo. Loooooong. And perfectly shaped.

Here's a video from today's session at an undisclosed location somewhere in California. It was not my best wave of the session, but it was a pretty fun one.

Thank you for the video Katie!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Wave Watching

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Photo by Smile Your On Candid Camera aka C. Riley

Some days surfers spend more time checking the surf than actually surfing.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum

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Vinny is putting together the new Oreck Magnesium Upright Vacuum.

The new Oreck is so light and easy to push! I bet he can hardly wait to use it.

Friday, December 28, 2012


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Internet, this is what happens when a child gets a hold of his parent's cell phone. And by child I mean Vinny. .

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Wish Granted

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I got what I wanted for Christmas and more. The boys have been playing together nicely, for the most part, over break.

This is the best Christmas ever!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Knex Double Shot Coaster

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Vinny was busy building this Christmas gift for THREE DAYS! Thank you Christmas Angel!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas Eve!

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Ticket to the North Shore

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"Mom do you want a ticket to go to the North Pole?" asks Gio.

"Um,  I'd rather go to the North Shore of Hawaii," I say.

His reply was basically N-okay, with A LOT more words.

"You can come with me to HAWAII...." I plead.

"Oh okay, fine I'll make you a ticket to the place you want to go," says Gio.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Writing in Bed

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Some people read in bed, while others write in bed. Both are good!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Gun Control Now!

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How many more people have to die? Sign the petition to demand a change in gun laws by clicking here.

The alarm clocking is ringing! It's time to wake up!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Letter To The Tooth Fairy

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Gio's letter to the tooth fairy after losing his first tooth!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holiday Day Program

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Tonight is the holiday program at Gio's school. I am so glad to be going to the holiday show rather than the hospital, where we were two years ago with Vinny.......... Amen!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Hook

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I surfed the Hook in Santa Cruz today because I had to run "ERRANDS," in town. The waves were super fun.

But it was  crowded with wave hungry surfers. Does anybody work anymore???

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Christmas Letter

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Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Giant Helper

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After rollerskating for the second day in a row, I convinced Vinny to go grocery shipping with me, again

He's amazingly helpful.  He didn't even whine. Very much.

And it only cost me one candy bar. Granted it is a gynormous candy bar.

I'm hoping this turns into a regular gig. (Crosses fingers)

He works hard for his candy..

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Raining, Again

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It's raining again.

The boys and are going skating to keep the crazies from settling in.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Chilly Nights

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Our evening walks are getting harder as the nights grow colder.

Except for Hubby and his sleeping bag jacket that is.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Presents Under The Tree

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Kitties are always the best presents under the tree !

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


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"We bought you a lunchable at the the store, yesterday," Gio says to Vinny.

"Great!" says Vinny. "Where is it?"

"In the fridge," I say.

"I don't see it," says Vinny rummaging through the fridge.

I check myself, but it's not there.

"Maybe Nana took it for lunch," I say.

Three days later.

We found missing the missing Lunchable....... in the back of the car.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

All I Want For Christmas!

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"Can we go to Target so I can show you what I want for Christmas?" pleads Gio.

"You can just show me on the Internet," I say, hoping to avoid the trip to Target.

"I really need to show you in person," explains Gio.

"Oh, okay," I say. "But I'm not BUYING anything."

But that doesn't stop him from asking, "Will just get me this one thing, please?"

"No," I say one thousand times before leaving the store without anything for Gio.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Delightful December

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We are having the best weather ever!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Bench With A View

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Heart Shaped Pup

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Nadia Dog is so sweet WHEN SHES'S SLEEPING.....

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Rummaging Through Drawers

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If a drawer is open, Thena Mew Kitty will find it. Then she will steal whatever is inside it.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Merry Christmas

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Last night we went to a potluck for my Mom's diabetic support group, where they serve sugar free margaritas. Just kidding.

Anyways, everyone had to introduce the person sitting to their right, and say something about them that people might now know.

Gio got to introduce me and here's how it went down:

"Do I say my name and then your name?" asks Gio.

"Vinny is going to introduce you, and he will tell everyone your name so you don't have to," I explain. "You just introduce me."

Then he proceeded to nervously ask me 100 times if he had to say his own name before it was his turn.......

When it was finally Gio's time to introduce me he says, "This is my Mom, Wendy. She likes to vacuum."


Wednesday, December 5, 2012


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"Hey, do you want to go grocery shopping with me?" I beg Hubby.

"Not really," answers Hubby.

"I don't want to go alone," I whine.

"I'll go with you!" offers Vinny eagerly.

And he did. He was extremely helpful, loading up the cart with water, pancake mix and pie, as well as pushing it around the store. It's nice having help schlepping millions of pounds of groceries.

Thanks Vinny!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Chess Time!

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Vinny is getting very close to beating his Dad at chess..... Go Vinny!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Moonstone Hunting

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On low tide at Carmel Beach rock hunters can find moonstone. We found a few slivers of moonstone, but mainly we found some cute little shells......

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Rainy Day

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The Vinster!

Today was raining so I took the boys to the roller rink. It's hard to tell what they enjoy more at the rink, skating or the snacks......

Hot Chocolate, yum!

Saturday, December 1, 2012


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"Hold still," says Hubby attempting to extract a sliver from my pinkie with a NEEDLE. "It hurts," I say. "I need a shot of almond milk."

And by almond milk, I mean TEQUILA.

"Hurry up, then," says Hubby.

"Okay, I'm ready," I say after taking my medication.

"I can't get it," says Hubby. "I'm going to need a bigger needle."

"In that case, I'm going to need more almond milk..........."

The EVIL sliver.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Gale Force Wind

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Merry Christmas!

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The Christmas lights are up! Thanks Huz!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Couldn't Care Less

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It's I couldn't care less NOT I could care less.  And other things The Queen of England doesn't want Americans say.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"I Want To Dive Into Your Ocean"

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Today was lovely, even though it was cooler than it's been. Get ready, though, because here comes the rain, again.........

Monday, November 26, 2012

ExquisiCat® Crystals Fragrance Free Cat Litter

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It takes two people to open the hypo-allergenic litter. Thanks Vinny!

It turns out one of the kitties, Luna Mew, is allergic to the new litter.
By allergic, I mean she shoots out 5 inch long green strings of snot upon one whiff of the WRONG and apparently dusty, LITTER.


And also keep your mouth closed when Luna sneezes. Eww.

Anyhow, I switched back to a fragrance free crystal litter, ExquisiCat® Crystals Fragrance Free Cat Litter.
After a few days of switching back to the dust free litter, Luna Mew's congestion is nearly gone. Hooray!

If your kitty has allergies, indicated by chronic congestion, sneezing or coughing ExquisiCat® Crystals Fragrance Free Cat Litter may be the litter for her!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Disc Golf Date

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The Huz and I had a lot of dates over the Thanksgiving Break including going disc golfing.

Thanks Mom!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Surf Check!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Gangnam Style Psy

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If I had a million dollars for every time I've heard "Gangnam Style," thanks to Gio playing it over and over, I'd being paying less taxes than Mitt Romney.........

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Created with PicSay on my Galaxy Nexus

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lego Winter Special

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Internet, watch out for the yellow snow......

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Black and White

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"We need to rent some movies during break from when Daddy and I were kids," I say to Vinny.

"There weren't any good movies when you were a kid, Mom," says Vinny.

"Sure there were," I say. "You liked "The Sandlot" movie," I say.

"I don't think The Sandlot was a movie when you guys were kids," says Vinny.

"Yes, it was, I think?" I say.

"They had color back then?" wonders Vinny in amazement. I thought it was all black and white.

Note: To be honest, "The Sandlot," came out in 1993, when I wasn't exactly a kid at 25, but I wasn't exactly a grown up either, though technically I was an adult. And, "The Goonies," which came out in 1985, when I was a kid, was definitely in color.....So there.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Janet Evanovich Wicked Series

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While I was painting the bathroom FOR FIVE DAYS, I needed some entertainment. I found it in the "Wicked Series," by Janet Evanovich.

There are only two books, Wicked Appetite and Wicked Business, in the series so far.

But with main characters like Lizzy,  who bakes enchanted cupcakes, and her magical and studyly costar, Diesel, there are sure to be more books on the way.

The books are not great literature. But they are full of fun and oddball characters including a monkey named Carl, who says, "Eeeeeeee," and gives nearly everyone the finger.

The series got me through five days of painting. What more could a gal ask for?

I wouldn't say the books are worth paying $8.99 a piece, but here are the links for them on kindle, anyways. I got them FREE from the online library, which more people should take advantage of, if they aren't already because with a library card and a pin, it's easy and FREE.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Month

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So for Hubby's birthday month I decided finally painting his bathroom would be a great gift. 

It. Only. Took. 5. Days.

Internet, how can such a small room take so long to paint?

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Rainy Season

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The rainy season is upon us Internet. And by rainy season I mean put on your wheels cuz it's time to go skating!

Friday, November 16, 2012


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Someone needs anger management................

Thursday, November 15, 2012


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Every bit of help,  helps and is greatly appreciated. Thanks Vinny!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


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Internet, it's 72 degrees! Tomorrow's forecast is rain so enjoy it if you can.....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Old Gal

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Science Monday

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"Look it's going to EXPLODE!" exclaims Gio, while mixing vinegar and baking soda in a beaker.

"Is it going to explode the whole house?" asks Gio's bff, while stepping back.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veteran's Day 2012

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Thank you to all the women, men, and their families who have sacrificed things I cannot even begin to imagine.....

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