Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Day Cut Short

So I decided a couple of days ago that I was going to treat myself to a little shopping spree. I was going to pull a couple hundred out and spend it entirely on me. I have spent so much time with the two dogs, bills, cleaning, school work, work in general. I just wanted to take a day to myself. So I was planning on coming home from class today and taking the rest of the day for myself. Well, as luck would have, yesterday we had such low numbers at the school my boss asked if I wanted to head out early...hell ya! My husband and I commute to work together so I wasn't going to be able to head out early but I knew of an Old Navy down the street in a shopping center.

Old Navy is having a huge sale and while I'm not typically a huge fan of theirs, I decided to at least check it out. I'm pretty happy with my purchases, only three. I spent next to nothing. I love finding cheap clothes.

I saw these dress on the 15.99 and under rack and scooped it up. It was marked for 12.99 and it was a perfect fit! I need some longer dresses to wear at work and something light since I stand on a playground for about 3 hours out of the day.

This top was only 4.99 and I loved the color and these cute Bermuda shorts were 14.90 (?) marked 40% off! Please excuse the white legs! I have to tan.

So after I checked out I walked along the shopping center and came across a Golden Spoon. I could not resist. Late February, Bumblebee SIL mentioned that they had a new flavor out for testing and we called 10+ local GS, none of which has the new flavor in stock yet. So we'd figured we'd have to wait till summer to test out the new flavor. As soon as I walked into GS, I saw this sign and grabbed my blackberry and snapped away.
YAY! So I got a mini Simply Tart flavor to test it out. While SIL was visiting us and we tried out the highly talked about America's Cup yogurt place. While it was not an aesthetically pleasing place to be in, it was a lot of fun. The wall was full of flavors of every single type. Including a tart flavor, and a strawberry tart flavor. Both of which were tried and yummy. Very cheesecake like.

Excuse the brat who decided to walk in front of my camera and then later cut in front of us at check out...

This picture is only one third of what they actually had, you think of it....they had it.
Overall, I wasn't unimpressed but definitely not impressed. It was just a cool experience. The biggest difference is that its priced by weight. So that can be a good thing or a bad thing for you. Depending on what toppings you like.

Anyways, back to Golden Spoon, I actually prefer America's Cup's tart flavor to Golden Spoon but it was delicious anyways.

And at that point Mr. Bumblebee picked me up and we headed home.

Today I am actually sick, skipped school and still laying around hoping I feel better by tomorrow for work. Three of our students yesterday were complaining that they didn't feel well so I have a bad feeling I got whatever they had.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Tinkerbell Stuck!!

This past Sunday, my parents and I met up at Disneyland in the early evening because we had heard something interesting and wanted to check it out. Apparently on Saturday, Tinkerbell got stuck on the way down from the Matterhorn! My friend, who was there said, "She tried to play along for a few minutes but after about 5 minutes the spotlight on her went off and she went limp". She hung there for another 5 minutes or so before she started her slow decent that was reportedly looked like she was on a "laundry line".
Tinkerbell makes bank every night that she flies and I would do anything to be her just once. But wow...that would suck.
So we headed out to see if she was going to be flying that night, and she did! Can you imagine that poor girl/guy (yes, sometimes Tinkerbell is played by a guy) wondering if it was going to be a repeat of the previous night? Actually, the more I think about, that person who got stuck probably got a week off paid and this was the back up. Probably wasn't even told about what had happened. He/she was just told that the lead was sick and that he/she had to fill in. One thing for sure is that the perfect day at Disneyland includes fireworks and a Tinkerbell flight and so it was good that the children and people who drove miles were not disappointed.
See how my head imagines all the scenarios...I'm working on my problem.


Tucker loved the dog park. I thought he was going to be clingy to Tess but the second we took him off of his leash, he was off. And to our surprise, he went after every single big dog that there was. He would just ram them and bit their ears. I was waiting for another dog to turn around a bite him back so I stood around and stalked him the entire time. However, they were all very tolerant of him. He still has to learn good "doggie-manners." So they played for about an hour and then as the saying goes..."play hard, sleep harder" Tucker just laid on the ground and we knew it was our cue. We packed up and went home. We were just around the corner when I looked into the backseat and they were both out. They came in, ate dinner, and went back to sleep. They just now woke up again at 10:45. I'd say that was a pretty successful mission!

Onto other news, I am so excited for Sunday! A huge part of my childhood was going to museums. My family lived in Palmdale and as it was going down hill and no longer safe, my parents took us out every single weekend to keep our mind off of those things. Thankfully. So we were always going to museums, observatories, zoos, and other fun day-adventures.

Mr. Bumblebee has never really been to that many museums unless it was for school. So Mr. Engineer himself has never even been to the Science Center in downtown LA. I know he'd love it. So when I found out the new BodyWorks was going to be there, I thought this was the perfect opportunity to head out that way.

I'm so nervous that I am going to be grossed out. I find this stuff fascinating but I don't have the strongest stomach either. I'm going to give it a try anyways. We got tickets online so cross your fingers I don't yak in the middle of the exhibit.

For lunch we are going for dim sum at a restaurant my parents recommended. I don't remember the name but my dad gave me directions. Then we are going back to the Exposition Park to go to the Areo Museum since that is one that I have never been to. Then for dinner, good old Olvera Street. I live my life for the opportunities to eat Celito Lindo.

This will be the first weekend in a long time that I've spent a day in LA. Even though I didn't live there I spent my life there. Luckily we were only in Palmdale a few years while it was bad, we were able to sell our house and move. But I'm glad that I was able have those weekends because of it.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Crazy Life

So much has gone on since I last blogged. We had the funeral for Bob. It was one of the hardest times I've ever had. I couldn't keep it together. A few days before that happened Tucker got a cherry eye and so we were also dealing with that. It's been so crazy that I don't feel like going Tucker got cherry eye I was able to snap some decent photos of Tess and him. back and thinking about it. Just put those last two weeks behind me. Onto other news, before

He's a cutie. It's horrible to see him in this condition. He had surgery, the doctors fixed him at the same time so he's healing now. He's doing a lot better but it's going to be a few more weeks till he can go back to being normal puppy.

Mr. Bumblebee and I are going to start training. We wanted to run the SF Marathon but we already signed up for the CHOC Walk at Disneyland on the same day. We are going to continue to train anyways and do other local marathons. We are both very excited about this.

Dealing with a lot of personal things right now...tough.

When it rains, it pours.