Pennies From Heaven Haiku Friday

My sweet hairdresser
Said my haircut was gratis
She pulls that a lot
Then our sitter said
We were paying her too much
Gave me money back
I am so grateful
For the generous people
I have in my life


Weekend Recap

  • Friday night my folks and my ma's BFF came over for dinner. Love that lady. Sure wish she lived closer than Virginia. Why does everyone live in Virginia?
  • Saturday morning I got up bright and early to make spinach dip and lemon bars for Cindita's sprinkle. Halfway to LA I realized I forgot to bring the spinach dip with me so I got to make two in one day.
  • Spent the day chilling with BFF & Co. and Cindita & Co. BFF made a delicious Reuben casserole that we got to eat outside. All was fine and dandy until I was struck with a tension headache that had me in bed by 8. Party pooper right here, folks!
  • Sunday morning we left BFF's place and tried to get Casey to nap before heading to Westwood for a brunch with my Jew friends. We took a nice stroll on the beach but the fog was thick. Then to kill time while the child napped in the car, I took Husband by my old place near Korea Town. Those were the days.
  • After a delicious kosher brunch, we headed home and dove right into our pajamas at around 3 p.m.
  • Kiyah has had 2 accidents in the house in the past 2 days. One was in Casey's play area, the other by Casey's high chair... for no reason. Both times she was given the option of being let out or actually was put out. I don't know if this is a vendetta against him, if she can sense Segundo and is pissed another one is on the way or she's incontinent.


Crazy News Haiku Friday

Aunt Flo never came
I jumped the gun, bought a test
2 pink lines, 1 faint
Just a month ago
We took out the ring for good
Seems impossible
No one reads this blog
So I'm "coming out" on here
But not on facebook


I'm blogging!

The Good
  • Kiyah is eating and pooping again but her eating is picky at best and her poop is not exactly solid.
  • Husband is virile and I am fertile.
The Bad
  • The server went down and so all day long it has been "beeeep ... beeeep ... beeeep"
  • My opponents in Words With Friends don't play fast enough and I hardly play well enough.
The Ugly
  • Casey waking up every morning with a full diaper.
  • Having to use baby wipes on my dog's ass.


Kiyah Update

I was raised differently when it comes to pets than most folks. Some of my closest friends are willing to go deep into debt because they feel it is their responsibility to keep their pet alive and in great condition for as long as humanly possible. I am not one of those people. When Kiyah had to have her tumor removed, I spent the close to $2,000 dollars mostly because I felt super guilty. And she was bleeding all over my house and her body was no longer in one solid piece so we really had to get that taken care of. However, the facts are: Kiyah is ten; Kiyah is a dog; We really don't have that kind of money.
This weekend I noticed something was up because Kiyah stopped begging for food. Another clue was coming home and finding the ham and cheese pieces I'd thrown in the yard in the morning still there in the afternoon. She hasn't really been eating or pooping since I'd say Saturday. Husband called the vet and they wanted to see her and it was going to cost roughly $500 for the visit and tests. No.
We decided to give her some Milk of Magnesia and see if that would help get things moving. There were traces of loose stool in the yard so at least she is no longer all backed up. Last night I hand fed her some more ham and cheese so at least she's eating. And this morning she jumped on the bed to snuggle with me and the boy so I guess she's not in too much pain.
Think good thoughts for her.

MORAL OF THAT STORY: I'm just not the pet owning type I guess.



I am truly sucking when it comes to blogging lately. Let's see if I can do some sort of re-cap of the goings on in the Friday family.
Last week, Maria got to go to Disneyland for her birthday and my folks were in Vegas so that meant I had to take Thursday off and Husband took Friday off and we played stay-at home parents. There was a wee heatwave so that meant outside play was sort of limited. This lead both of us to the mall playground with the kid. Never thought I'd see the day I'd do that.
Saturday morning I got to have a grown up breakfast sans Husband and child. I met up with my friend PJP and his wife and we went to breakfast at an Oxnard staple: Mrs. Olson's Coffee Hut. Their Bloody Marys are strong and spicy. However, there is usually a line out the door so plan to get your whole group there early. It's worth the wait but they won't let you in unless all of your party is present.
Later that day, we took the kiddo to the pumpkin patch. He naturally tried to pick up only the biggest pumpkins. The only pumpkin he actually picked up belonged to another kid who was nice enough to humor mine. Casey's fear of livestock is still quite strong.
Sunday was a pretty chill day. We took the dog to the groomer in the morning. We hit up the mall and I just want to give a shout out to Macys for the following story. In August I tried on that pair of jeans and they fit but I bought another color in the same size and style. I took the tags off, tried the pants on and they were cut wrong so they did not fit. I assumed since I had no receipt and no tags I was stuck with a $45 pair of jeans I would never be able to wear. Luckily, the nice lady let me use my Macys statement as a receipt and she gave me store credit. I bought makeup. Holler.
Monday I had to go back to Macys (my 3rd trip to the mall in 4 days) because the nice lady who exchanged my jeans had my drivers license. Kiyah appears to be sick and won't eat a thing. Not even ham or cheese, two of her favorites. She's drinking water by the gallon but won't poop. Constipated maybe? It's looking like I get to be the lucky one to give the dog an enema or a laxative. Awesome.


Haiku Friday the 14th

All day with Casey
It was such a frickin' treat
Just mother and son
We hit up the park
And then the mall playground. Wha?
I must be a mom
Stay at home parents
You get mad props from this gal
That is some hard work


Monday Numbers

  • Kiyah turns 10 years old today. If my Grandma Elsie were still alive, she would say that it is Kiyah's Golden Birthday for turning 10 on the 10th.
  • I weigh 210 pounds. Still.
  • My LDL, cholesterol and triglycerides are all about 30 points higher than they should be. Thanks for that information, Dr. T!
  • Today I found a direct deposit from the US Treasury in the amount of $333.33 in my checking account. I had another one on August 22 for $166.67. This is a total of $500 and I have no idea why.
  • Casey took his 1st shower on Sunday and I'm not sure if he knew what to make of it.
  • We spent over $70 at Big Lots this weekend on Halloween decorations.
  • I have 17 games of Words with Friends going. Play me! Friday805


Yom Kippur Haiku Friday

8 a.m. blood draw
A great way to start the day
Nice phlebotomist
9:30 gyno
Grabbed some McDonald's breakfast
Read EW
Doctor's doors were locked
Seems as though my appointment
Was in Ventura***

***In other words, my ass was in Oxnard killing time instead of working and those damn people scheduled me in another city! Um, helllooo? I've only been a patient there for years and have always gone to the Oxnard office! Grrrrr.....


Mad Hatter Day

Seems like a good day for schnippets since I haven't really cared about the blog this week:
  • Crusty's boda was fantastic. Pictures can be found here.
  • Spanx are super uncomfortable but they get the job done. While I was still a hefty matron, at least my dress zipped up. The lady photographer also told me my boobs looked fantastic.
  • Apparently I'm terribly out of shape and getting old because while I never got a hangover, wearing high heels and dancing the night away has apparently broken my feet. I'm still feeling it and it's like five days later already.
  • Husband turned 37 yesterday. It's a nice feeling that I will always be younger than him (regardless of how old I feel).
  • Words with Friends is my new favorite thing and I have about 15 games going on facebook. If you want to play me, random lurkers, my handle is Friday805.
  • I stinkin' love October. Halloween decorations are already up. Yesterday it rained like a bastard so it totally feels like fall. I'm wearing a sweater. It's just great.