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my little taco…

12 Oct

 

frank halloween

Big news- I’ve purchased Franks Halloween costume. I wasn’t even thinking about his costume yet but then I saw it hanging on a rack at Petco and I knew it was the one. I was praying it would fit his funny little cinderblock body. Luckily, it fit perfectly. I’m not sure Frank enjoys it but I certainly do….and that’s all that matters, right? He’s smart enough to know that if he complies with my wishes there’s really tasty treats in his future.

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happy list

3 Nov

20 things that have been making me happy recently…

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1. counting down the days until we get to celebrate our first wedding anniversary

2. the sound of fall leaves crunching under my feet

3. I wore my leather jacket for the first time this weekend!

4. the big rainstorm we had Friday night

5. morning walks through the canals with Brian and Frank after the big storm. The air was so crisp and the puffy clouds made the cloud lover in me swoon.

6. walking. Currently all I want to do is take long walks. It helps clear my head

7. fall magazines, fall movies & fall television

8. Tagging along with my interior designer mother to shop for her clients at the Pacific Design Center. That place is insane! I saw so many home decor items that made my heart skip a beat.

9. weekly writing dates with Katie

10. kids dressed up in their Halloween costumes

11. taking my little sister Briana on a date to the symphony. I’m a sucker classical music

12. lavender pillow spray

13. saying yes! to life in general

14. two of Brian’s photography prints are part of the “Art of Giving” charity auction, benefiting United Way of Greater Los Angeles. The silent auction is Thursday night…I can’t wait to dress up and celebrate him!

15. we cleaned out our storage unit on Sunday. It’s been on my to do list for months. Oh the joy this brought me.

16. brainstorming my goals & plans for 2015. 2014 kicked my ass in a lot of ways and I am ready for a fresh start

17. Sunday mornings spent cuddled up with my boys, coffee and a stack of magazines

18. weird things all dog owners do

19. pumpkins

20. my husband, always my husband

boo!

31 Oct

pumpkin

Happy Halloween!!

It’s going to be a rather quiet Halloween at the Glodney residence tonight. We will most likely be staying in with takeout, wine & a movie- ideally a scary movie but that’s up in the air. Every time I tell Brian I want to watch a scary movie he says he doesn’t see the point considering I always make him turn it off twenty minutes in. I am way more of a badass in my mind than I am in reality. We did celebrate Halloween a few nights ago by carving our first pumpkin together. I can’t even remember the last time I carved a pumpkin. I’m sure I must have carved one as a kid but I honestly can’t recall. So carving a pumpkin has been a HUGE thing on my holiday to do list.

On Sunday afternoon we brought Frankie to our local pumpkin patch to pick out the perfect one (complete with a large stem per Brian’s request. I couldn’t tell you why). Once we settled on one we hurried home to create our masterpiece. I have to say I am actually rather impressed with our pumpkin carving abilities. Look how scary that thing turned out! It was creepy.

Sadly, our creepy pumpkin only lasted a few days. Is that normal? This being my first pumpkin carving rodeo and all, I assumed it was going to last at least a week? But after three measly days our pumpkin had a bunch of fury mold coming out of all the open crevasses’. GROSS! In an attempt to make him last until at least Halloween I cleaned him up with a paper towel and moved him from our kitchen island to the front doorstep. The next day I came home to a huge stream of liquid coming out of its base. SO GROSS. Considering we share a landing with three other units I knew I couldn’t wait until Brian got home later that evening and had to discard of it myself.

So, I put my big girl pants on, grabbed a pair of yellow kitchen gloves and handled the situation. I carefully picked the pumpkin up and made the journey to the outside trash shoot. Once I made it there I thought…well, now what? So, I set the oozing pumpkin down for a minute to think about my options. How I was supposed to pick up the thirty pound oozing pumpkin and hold the trash shoot open with only two hands? After a few minutes I decided I would use my foot to hold open the trash shoot door while bending down and picking up the pumpkin (thanks yoga for making this an option!). Best laid plans, eh? Thankfully there are no photos of what happened next. With my leg stretched and raised above my head holding the trash shoot open I reached down and made my move. I got as far as my waist before the pumpkin literally disintegrated all over me…covering me with mold, smelly liquid and chunks of pumpkin matter in the process.

This is when I began to dry heave.

I’m pretty sure I can handle any horror film that Bri puts on tonight because that shit was the most disturbing thing I have ever experienced.

My pumpkin carving days may have been short-lived.

 

 

 

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31 Oct

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!!!!

Wow. Check out the gem of a picture I found! If you hadn’t gathered, I’m the one on the left dressed as Rainbow Bright. The face I am giving that other girl is pretty serious. She must have just gotten more candy than me or something.  I look pissed. There is even something a tad desperate about the way I am walking and trying to keep up. Despite what this picture may say I do remember that being one of my favorite Halloween’s as a kid. My lovely step mom Pamela went to great lengths to make that rainbow bright costume for me and I loved it. Although the fur boots were a tad heavy and hard to walk in it was totally worth it.

Truthfully, I kinda hate Halloween. Always have. When I tell people this fact about myself  I can feel the judgment. I guess it is rather drab of me huh?! I just don’t get a ton of joy out dressing up. Although I did get a few good laughs out of this years costume (which I am really hoping is one of my last considering I am almost 30). Brian and I decided to keep it simple this year and find a couples themed outfit for a party we had to go to Saturday. When I found this”Bacon & Eggs” costume I knew it was for us. I think our “Bacon & Eggs” photo shoot says it all. We really enjoyed ourselves. If you are wondering why we are lying on the floor it’s because Brian thought it would be funny if we pretended we were lying on a plate. Aren’t we clever?

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29 Oct

What a crazy couple of days I have had! It’s been one strange phone call after the next. A bit surreal to tell you the truth. I had one of my goals actualize (contribute to one of my favorite websites in a big exciting way) only to have the trip get postponed a few days later! Such as life I guess. Isn’t there some quote that says God laughs at you when you make plans? Well, I bet he’s totally laughing right about now. I guess I will see how the next couple of weeks pan out and what adventure lies ahead for me.  I’m sure there is some special lesson for me here about patience and faith. Blah Blah Blah. But, for the moment I will put all my energy into being the very best fried egg I can be tonight. That was an odd segue huh? Brian and I are going to a Halloween party tonight and we are going to be bacon and eggs! Totally ridiculous yes but we thought it would be a perfect couples costume considering my love of eggs and his love of bacon. I’m sure I will be the only girl not dressed as a sexy “something” and instead as a large fried egg. But, I will be the most comfortable girl!!!

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“If you just go with the flow, no matter what weird things happen along the way, you always end up exactly where you belong.”
Tom Upton

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21 Oct

INSPIRATION, GRATITUDE & SURPRISES

A Halloween picture for you.

 -What Inspired me this week?-

This article …so very honest

This article…interesting

The rocking Monday night yoga class with Jen

My Anti-Cancer Zuddha girls cooking class.

-What am I grateful for this week?

Rachel’s friendship and creative help!

Time to write

These two lovely mentions about 365 til 30…Here & Here . I love both these ladies blogs

Mint Chip Ice Cream

That Brian will watch Grey’s Anatomy with me…He will only do so if he gets mint chip ice cream though.

-What Surprised me this week?-

How much I am loving American Horror Story. It’s such a strange show

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“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone driving faster than you is a maniac?”

George Carlin