Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rain? Again? Seriously?

If April showers bring May flowers, Southern Californians should all have bouquets of flowers in their yards this year. Last weekend, the weather casters said Wednesday it would rain. Well, it rained Monday. Then it was cold. then it was hot. Then it looked like rain again last night, Wednesday. It's Thursday and it's still raining.

I know it's nothing I can control, I only have to deal with it.

With purple raincoat in tow,

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Yesterday was a great day

I just absolutely love a bright, sunshiny day where I can feel the surface of my skin become warm from the sun's glow and yet not feel so warm to where I need to escape into the cool of the A/C to be comfortable. I think it's seratonin's effects kicking in for me:

I did a little gardening on my patio:

  • I did my weekly watering. 
  • I chopped the flat leaf parsley down to nothing, 
  • trimmed the mini roses,
  • pulled the dead growth off of the strawberries,
  •  replanted one strawberry plant, 
  • I think ruined splitting one strawberry plant. Live and learn.
  • I noticed I have two baby sprouts from the Chika seeds!! I'm truly elated. My first tomatoe plants grown from seeds I harvested.
  • pulled weeds
  • I have two bulbs sprouting from last years plantings. I think they are some variety of gladiolus? I'll know better after they bloom.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck...

O.K., so now work is weird. I usually post industry stuff about other companies, but this is internal strife but then again, it's non-strife because it's officially over. So company A decides it may be advantageous to buy, err "merge" with company B. Expanded member base, ATM network, higher capital ratio, etc, etc, etc. Work ensues. Decisions are made. Work stops. Decisions are made. And then we all, as in the royal "we" my building, the operations center and the "mothership", aka headquarters, get a catered hot dog lunch from Pinks and dessert from Pinkberry. Is it a kiss off? Is it a last supper- type meal? Is it a tie-in for an upcoming charity walk? Or is it the simple gesture that we are appreciated as people but not good enough as a company on the balance sheet to be a viable business opportunity?I hope its the latter.

Monday, April 9, 2012

O.K., guys are weird

I went out on a dinner date maybe 3-4 weeks ago with an Irish man. I thought everything went well, and then he put me on radio silence. It turns out he was in the hospital and the doctor's are trying to figure our what is wrong with him.  Maybe Epstein-Barr ( hope it's not mono), maybe Lupus.

Now what do I do? Damn. And then I got to thinking, why do guys date when they are thinking or planning on moving? Does this make sense? I mean, are they thinking if it doesn't work out, I'm moving anyway so I won't have to see/deal with her? O.K, guys are weird.

Ukulele Anyone?

I finally did it. I bought a ukulele. While I was at Costco last Friday night, they had a stack of them in the hall near the front door. I checked out the quality and the contents and saw it was real one and not a toy at $89, so I got one.

I wasn't having much luck with the tuner that came with the uke, so I found this website online and now it sounds nice it's in tune when I play.

The ukulele fits my tiny girlish hands better so now I can play better. It's not hard to play, it's just the chords are different than playing a 6 string guitar.


As my friend Kenny would say, "Rawk on!"

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

Happy Easter 2012

My Easter Sunday was filled with watching Oliver Twist on PBS until I decided I was hungry and then got ready, hopped in the car and drove to Von's to pick-up whatever I felt like for Easter Dinner. Because that's what you do on American religions holidays when you're not a church going person - ya feast.

Green beans
Boiled new potatoes with onion
...and for dessert, a simple strawberry shortcake using angel food cake, prepared strawberries in a simple syrup and cool whip.

I don't eat chocolate because of the milk, so all of the candy received from people at work I gave to my son.