Thursday, April 30, 2009

Well, we survived the big day and with only about two mishaps. One was losing the back of the bride's pearl earring but the nice lady in the County Clerks office let me take the eraser off her pencil and use it to put the post through. Wouldn't want the bride to be concerned about losing one of her new earrings and not paying attention when it came time for her to say "I do". The other was that we ran a little late for the luncheon at The Olive Garden as bride's bff who was also photographer forgot her extra battery pack and we had to wait for a charge. The morning was sunny, the room for the ceremony was very cute and a good time was had by all if I do say so myself. Talk more soon and you gotta know I'll have to spend time gushing about the darling newlyweds...

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Big day tomorrow. Ceremony starts at County Clerks office @ 10a.m., then over to Gramma's house for a champagne toast and cupcakes. We have lunch reservations at The Olive Garden, then we can all go our seperate ways, us and the family members in attendance back to Gram's and the bride and groom to a nice lodge at Bodega Bay. Thursday it will be back to business as usual. So think of us Wednesday and send out best wishes to the cosmos for the new Mr. and Mrs. M...

Monday, April 27, 2009

Well, now the bride and groom think I am going a little overboard. We had decided that it was a good idea to go around the corner from the County Clerks office after the ceremony to Gram's house to have a toast to the newlyweds and that perhaps there could be a small cake. So yesterday afternoon I took it upon myself to go to this darling cupcake bakery in Cotati called Sift and order about 18 assorted cupcakes for the gathering. Later informing my son that I had done this he was a little annoyed with me, felt that having cake was unnecessary. So to CYA (cover my ass) I reminded him that it is also his father's 55th birthday that day and maybe we need to acknowledge this as well. Whew, that was agreeable and now I'm back to knowing my place so to speak as the mom in law. Only 48 hours to go until it's over...

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Well, it is thankfully Saturday so that means I still get one more day of weekend. We are finally getting the last of the wedding plans in shape and even did a drive by of the facility (county clerks office) so that Wednesday morning there won't be lost mom and dad in law driving through the county administration compound trying to find Dan and Tiff. The quote I have for you is in honor of Tiffany who now is probably to the point of thinking "Why didn't we just go to Reno."
Here is a very cute quote by that irrasacable George Burns,
"Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city."
Have a great day tomorrow and let the wedding countdown begin.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Hurray it's Friday! And here's how my weekend is going to be packed with activities or should I say one activity in perticular. I'm calling it the mom in law to be scavenger hunt. And what is that you may ask? I have asked the bride if I can be in charge of the somethings, you know the something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Her dress will be new, my blue topaz earrings are the blue and by Sunday I will have traversed Sonoma County (and thanks to my bff Jana, into Mendocino County) I will have the old and borrowed. So to all my friends who may someday be future mom in laws, I am living proof that you can get your kids married on a weeks notice! Have a great weekend yourselves and look to the blog for future post of wedding meltdown, did I just say that...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Is there anything or anyone we want to talk about today? Ok. I'll start. By next week at this time I'm going to be a mom in law! Then a week later I'm going to be the mom of a Navy recruit! Noticing a pattern here, yes that is two exclamation points in a row. For a creative writer that is totally unacceptable but what can I do except wish my darling Dan and his delightful Tiffany the best of luck. Watch for updates as time goes on.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Earth Day! Just another day living the life enjoying the beauty of Sonoma County...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wow, Sonoma County is totally into summer mode and I am loving it! 80 plus degrees since the weekend and everywhere you look driving along are wonderful blooming flowers, trees and shrubs, the prettiest pastels you can imagine. Well, that's all I guess. Everyone take care and have a great Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I have to be the biggest baby when it comes to pain. Woke up Sunday morning and could barely walk from pain in my hips. Had been working in the garage Saturday trying to clear out some of Dan and Tiff's boxes of junk, but of course can't just throw them out might find something worth keeping. So had been doing a lot of bending and stooping and lifting and such. Also, the fact that I am a slug the other 360 or so days of the year and there is the getting older issue. By noon yesterday was walking well enough to go to a poetry gig in Healdsburg though. So to make a long story short, will be seeing my cute chiropractor this afternoon. Only a few more hours and some tweaking and torquing by him and I'll be good as new. Isn't that all a 50 plus girl can hope for?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Gorgeous Saturday isn't it. Hope all of you have been enjoying it, I know I have. The kidlet and fiance were on their way out to the river in fact with friends, came by to do a snack food raid. Oh and that meant "Mom can I borrow some gas money..."
Quote of the week:
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
Ralph Waldo Emerson
So take that as you will and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Friday! Oh whoops, that's tomorrow. Sorry getting ahead of myself.
What with the blasting wind and all the pollen flying around the past few days, I have the sinus headache to top all sinus headaches so am a little spacey from allergy meds etc. Although I am so proud of myself for conquering a techy thing. I had promised my friend Jana to download a copy of the music cd to Menopause the Musical and got started on it right away upon arrival to the office. Downloaded the cd no problem but could I figure out how to make it transfer to the blank cd? Now some of you who know me know I'm not a morning person... So for 2 hours I worked at remembering how to make the computer transfer the song, finally at the stroke of 10 a.m. I pushed all the right tabs with my mouse and whoo hoo success! So there will now be another woman in midlife crisis singing along to songs like "Change, Change, Change" and "My Husband Sleeps Tonight". So get in touch with me if you want your own copy of Menopause the Musical.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Does anyone else hate the wind? Well, maybe hate is a bit strong but when there is a gusting (25-50 mph) wind blowing, it makes me irritable. I try to pretend that I'm Pooh and say over and over "My it is a blustery day isn't it". Well, maybe if I could just play with a kite in the Hundred Acre Woods I would like the wind a little better...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

I like a few zillion others have been getting used to a new fangled webthing called facebook. It's actually been kind of fun especially since I have a 35 year high school re-union coming up this summer and so a lot of my classmates are reconnecting. I have been adding friends as well and now have had to admit that not only was I a wallflower during school but that I spent the majority of my years at Ukiah High in a smoky haze, if you know what I mean. So to all of you former classmates, if I don't remember you it's nothing personal. And I hope to see you at the re-union with a name tag on!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Monday, I guess. I'm an anti-morning and anti- first of the week kind of a person. I get my best sleep after I put the alarm on snooze. I also thankfully work at an office where the dress code is casual everyday. I pretty much put together a shirt, pants or skirt and a vest as long as the color scheme goes pretty well. That's my daily uniform. Well, I guess my grown up kid has decided that I'm not fashionista mom and wants to have me on that show "What Not To Wear". Of course smartass mom that I am, told him that when he can start purchasing my wardrobe he can tell me what to wear. But I do have a pretty sneaky kid so if you ever see me on that show, you'll know who the culprate was. Ok, that's enough of a ramble, is Monday over yet...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Want to wish my little sis a very happy birthday and from the sounds of things when I gave her a call this morning to sing the birthday song (it's a tradition on all the family b.d.'s) it sounded like she was going to have a great day. And since it's Saturday here is your quote for the week in honor of Laura.

"Growing older is not upsetting, being perceived as old is."

Nite now and here's hoping the easter bunny leaves you lots of goodies.

Friday, April 10, 2009

WHOO HOO! TGIF. Remember Fridays when you where in your 20's and you would leave work and go straight to the bar. Boy now in middle age all I can say is that those days are long gone. Tonight I go straight to the local book store North Lights to visit with my critique group, then pick up the husband to get a quick bite, hit Target for a last minute baby shower gift then I hope it's 7:30 because that means it's jammie time! So happy Friday and don't do anything I wouldn't do...

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Tonight is Bunco night, the second Thursday of the month when 12 crazy, funny women play dice and have a food frenzy. I seem to be the "WHOO HOO" girl. I who hoo even if you are the opposing team. Oh and heaven forbid that you might drink a little and get tipsy and you lose track of whether you are keeping the score for them or us, (that's never happened to me, yeah right...) I know but just trust me, it's funny. Guess you have to be there. Which reminds me, sometimes we are short a player or two so give me a holler if you want to be a sub in a fast paced dice game that you can join with me in some "WHOO HOOing"!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Well, the April showers have finally arrived, grey and dreary today. But I won't complain, we need the rain. I don't want to have some one this summer telling me I have to ration my shower water. Also, need to announce that we now have both of us involved in RWC, Dave turned in his membership application this weekend. Although he has been giving me heck that by delaying his application it made him ineligable to turn in a submission to the club anthology, Vintage Voices. Hey, he has to pay his creative writing dues right? And I need to get going myself with some new material. The class I am in at the JC about selling your writing to publishers and magazines has me questioning whether I am actually a serious writer. Hey all you out there, how about some prompts. I know, anyone need a ghost writer?

Monday, April 6, 2009

I have two words for you: Sequoia Burger... That's where hubby and I get to have a hamburger tonight. We have a writing class in Sebastopol so on the way there we will stop at the funky little hole in the wall in a bend of the road of highway 116 between home and the class. Don't ever order the large fries, you will have a heart attack trying to eat all of them. We each get a burger and share a small fries and there is always way too much food. MMMM, now I'm hungry. Only 4 more hours til chow time.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I don't know about where you are but I'm staring out the window at the most beautiful blue sky. Didn't I hear the weather man say something about April showers? Well, it's Saturday so here is your quote for the weeks end.
"The big secret in life is there is no secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work". Oprah Winfrey
Have a great weekend and keep following The Fridge Magnet blog, you never know what might pop into this middle aged brain of mine and in all my infinite wisdom I will want to share it with you.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Not much excitement this week to blog about so I'll tell you about my friend Christina's darling kids. Her daughter who is a precocious second grader has the most beautiful curly hair to die for. She loves little things to put in a purse to carry around. One day I gave her a mini sized bottle of hand sanitizer, wow she was impressed. According to her mother when she gets in trouble and has to stay upstairs, she cleans the bathroom. I want that kid to move in with me! Her little brother is two and really coming into his personality. Christina said that sometimes when they aren't going to come to the office he stands at the door and hollers out my name. Now he likes to sing rock song lyrics. "We will, We will..." Ok take it away little buddy! (Rock you).

Thursday, April 2, 2009

So how many of you fell for my April Fools joke? Ok none of you, have I used that one before? My kid got me though, said since he was already at the court house clearing up the issue holding him back from the Navy, he and Tiffany got married! Which is what they are going to do eventually anyway but I get to be there. Almost fell for it but that kid has a dead give away to his voice, I can hear him grinning. Isn't that a total mom thing. Ok, well when the call really does come from NY, I'll be sure to give a shout out. More later.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

OMG!!! I was just contacted by a gigantic East Coast publisher who is making me a 6 figure offer for my story collection. I'm catching the redeye to New York tonight so my next post will probably from my favorite upper west side hotel, The Lucerne. Wish me luck...