Saturday, July 26, 2008

An Ever Changing Life

Well, yesterday we went to the Muzeo. It was a very nice museum. It was a bit confusing on how to get to the museum from the parking structure and then they had told me there would be docents throughout the exhibit that we could ask questions. I never did find one docent. The exhibit was nice (Jane Goodall; Chimpanzee) but seemed fairly small.

My husband attended a meeting of lawyers and drivers about a class action against one of Jim's former employers. He seemed to think that it went well. He is looking forward to changing his work shift at the end of this year. We are looking forward to him being on days.

I on the other hand, started looking for an at home job. A LAGITAMENT one. With no tier structure or sales. Something that I can do to supplement our income. It has been thirteen years since I was you think anyone will even look at my resume? I would love to be financially independent, but again... I am not a sales person. :) Just not in my blood. We shall see what comes along.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Calm before the storm...

Lately I am feeling like it is the calm before the storm. I have about a week and a half with not much on the calender and then....chaos irrupts. It really isn't that bad, but feels that way. Cameron is back from camp and now I have both kids back at home and things feel normal.

In between the camps we went on a field trip to the J.Pual Getty Museum and took advantage of one of there many amazing lessons, Body Language. It was very cool to see how the art work told a story by the way the bodies were positioned and the stories went from one work of art to the next. Very cool. I do love the Getty though. The grounds are just so beautiful and the cafe has actual good food (though a little pricey). It is a shame that it is so far from us. I was hoping to have pix to share but my daughter forgot to take any and I haven't received any from anyone else yet. This Friday we go to another museum called the Muzeo. It is in Anaheim (much closer) and has Jane Goodall's Chimpanzee exhibit at present. This will be my first time at this museum, as it is pretty new.

There is just so many fun things coming up I am feeling a bit anxious. Chalise turns in a decorated cake to the OC Fair this Saturday. We need to go to that fair! Then there s the CHN Expo, the picking up the cake and see how she placed, then....a Food Show! Oh, this food show looks like so much fun! We have never been to one but have watched challenges on tv. They will have a cake challenge and food from top restaurants. Not to mention Duff, Marry Ellen and Geof from Ace of Cakes will be there. Chalise loves that show and is inspired by Duff and the crew. I hope we see them somewhere walking about. Are blackout day will be over so we can again run and play at Disneyland. Then Chalise starts back up going to classes. This time (hopefully) at IVC, she has registration yet. She will be there three days a week. Cameron will be starting drum lessons about the same time. I can't believe summer is almost over and we only have been to the beach once! What a shame. We need to move closer to the beach! OH, and we need to still go to Raging Waters in San Dimas! That place is awesome! I guess you can see why I am a little anxious....right?

This morning though, we are helping a neighbor plant some flower. Well, I guess that is enough for this morning....

Friday, July 18, 2008

Time goes by with new adventures

My daughter returned with wonderful tail of her time at sea. The two biggest highlights are the bioluminescent plankton and all the wonderful playful interaction of her sea mates. She didn't even tell me about the fish disection where they found the male fish had testis half the size of his entire body! LOL But that is what happens when you have spent over a year volunteering at the aquarium. She had such wonderful adventures.

Just as we are getting all settled into our normal routine, Jim decides he wants to get our painting done. We have been painting the interior of the house. All except the kids rooms. So, we are almost done. Two more days go by and I don't have most of the "stuff" that is misplaced back to where it belongs.

My son has a wonderful opportunity to go away to camp for two nights with a friend. So, he is going. I will be "one less" again. I am so glad they are having such a great summer! How much fun. But I can't help to wonder..."when do I get to go away and have fun?" I would love to do all of the things my kids are doing. But if I went, I wouldn't fully enjoy it because my mind would be on all the things I could be getting done at home. No, I think my away time will come when the kids have moved out and it is just back to being Jim and I. Then of course I will probably want him to come with, so..? LOL

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

One Less.....

My daughter left on a schooner this morning. She will be gone for five days. The one she is on docks at Long Beach next to the Aquarium of the Pacific. ( She will have a ton of fun and learn quite a lot. I wish I could have stowed away....

While she is away my son and us will play. He has plans for us. We will be going bowling today as well as miniature golfing. Tomorrow we will be heading to the beach! We will have tons of fun. It just will be a little weird with one gone.