Posts Tagged With: disneyland

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Posted in Mom, personal, Pirate
February 17, 2014

Everyday magic.

This weekend, TheBoy and I went to Days of the Wolf, a Teen Wolf convention. But that isn’t what that post is about.  (I’ll post about that on Wed) We surprised the Kidlets with a trip to Disneyland and a stay last night in a hotel. (We haven’t left yet, right now we’re waiting for breakfast to get her) After we left Denny’s for dinner, the Little Kidlet realized he forgot his current favorite stuffed animal at home. The tears began. But it was already late and we knew it would take at least Ann hour to go home get…

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Posted in Geek, Mom, personal, Pirate
May 17, 2013

When plans fall apart.

Being a mother has become a lesson in flexibility. When I was younger, plans were plans. If they fell through, I would sulk. And now? Well, to me life is like the tide, things come and go and the shoreline of my life constantly changes. No, really. It sounds like one of those insane motivational posters, but it’s true. I’ve had to anticipate and handle anything that gets thrown my way. Last weekend, we decided to take the Kidlets to Disneyland, and headed out. The Little Kidlet wasn’t very enthused (which was odd), but it was a million degrees outside…

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March 11, 2013

Doing the Time Warp.

Over the weekend, TheBoy and I snuck out for dinner. We went to the same restaurant we had our first date (well, it was a chain, so a different location- but same restaurant). And for whatever reason, half the songs they were playing were from the late 90s. Practically the soundtrack for when we were first dating. And as much as we were mocking the waitstaff for their terrible taste in music, it was great. In some way, it made a simple night out feel like one of those early dates. Of course, it might have been the margarita I…

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Posted in Geek, personal, Pirate
January 28, 2013

It’s my birthday, I’ll wear a wampa if I want to.

Sorry about missing a post on Friday (I try to post M-W-F, and if I have more to say, post those on Tuesday or Thursday). Last week was a busy week, with my MIL’s mother’s wake and funeral. So many many things to do, so many places to go- things were a little topsy turvy. Before I go any further, thank you to everyone who asked me how I was doing. During a week where I was primarily concerned with how everyone else was… it was something I needed. As it is a tradition, I went to Disneyland for my…

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January 18, 2013

Tick Tock

Tomorrow is my 5k. It’s getting real! TheBoy and I have checked into our hotel, picked up our racing bibs… and it’s on! I know a lot of people wondered if we were going through with this, given everything that’s happened. But TheBoy’s mother and grandfather were both insistent that we go right on ahead with the run. So that’s what we’re going to do. It’s funny-I’ve been so nervous the last week, and now that we have the bibs and I bought a new running bra (that would be the one item I forgot)… it’s like all my nerves…

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Posted in Mom, personal
July 13, 2012

What will I do?

I had a blog post ready to go on my laptop… We’re on vacation, you see.  Returning to a hotel we’ve been to several times- only to discover that their wifi isn’t free and I’m not entirely sure what their connection policy entails… So no internet. But enjoy this picture of my boys with Mater. As well as this abandoned doll I spotted a little while later. Catch you later!

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November 7, 2011

A past, vanishing.

A friend of mine posted on my wall on Facebook to ask me the name of the venue I got married at- a cool little Art Deco building in Orange County that had a ballroom, which my mom transformed into an amazing 1930s type wedding. So I remembered the name and started to Google it. There wasn’t an official site any more. Just a bunch of review pages and venue listings… and then a Yelp! page had a note added that the place was closed. Honestly, I’m not surprised that it shut down. It was an old building which had…

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September 13, 2011

Sunday. 9.11

Sunday was the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. Because it is impossible to forget, I didn’t want to spend my time watching specials produced to keep the wounds fresh. I know, it makes me sound callous. But honestly, I can still see what happened a decade ago. I remember how uncertain I felt, and the way that others reacted… I didn’t need to see it cut to sappy music. So instead of watching specials and services, and trying to explain to my young children just what this was about (I still think they’re a little too young)… TheBoy and I went…

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July 5, 2011

Getting caught up.

I suppose I’m glad I didn’t try to set up affiliate accounts with Amazon or Overstock. Because California wants to collect sales tax from Amazon (which, btw, they could have done ages ago), both companies severed their affiliates program. Which is a shame. Apparently people were making decent livings off of those! It’s been a busy couple of weeks, which seems odd to say now that it’s summer. But it’s been busy. As I think we mentioned, earlier this year we bought annual passes to Disneyland. So when we get the chance, we head off to The Park. We hadn’t…

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May 28, 2011

Disneyland and Bravery.

The Oldest Kidlet is a lot like me. Same drive, same short-temper (which I’ve learned to control). Same need to be the center of attention. He’s exhausting for that reason. Ever butt heads with a parent, only to wonder why because you’re so much alike? Sometimes it’s because you’re alike in the good and bad ways. I honestly don’t remember what started it, but we were getting in the car yesterday after hitting up a coffee place on the way to Disneyland. I looked back at my boys and said, “You two are going to be the death of me.”…