GuVac 2010

Hey there, lets look at a lot of photos shall we?
The time: Sometime last week.
The place: San Diego
The photographer: Sometimes pushy, sometimes sneaky Sean

Why, no, I'm not exhausted and yes, I'd love my photo with this strange moosezebra!
Gracie the lion tamer. If the glass were not there, this would be a totally different story.

My little, lovely pests.

So, Gracie gets the cool ride and I get foam blocks? Just checking.

For her non-existent portfolio.

See what I mean about Sneaky Sean. . .

And Pushy Sean . . .

The photo in which my eyes look like green laser beams. Don't mess with me. I'll shoot you with my glare.
Sort of climbing, sort of looking thoughtful.

My loves.

Umm. . .too much non-dairy frozen yogurt? I think yes.
Sean is hysterical!
See you GuVac 2010! It was fun and we've got the photos!


Thirty things before thirty?

Maybe its because I'm turning the big 3-0 in five months or so, but I keep seeing lists of what other ladies my age want to do before they turn thirty. What?! (Their lists are way ambitious...so goes the blogging world.) This would never even occur to me. Maybe because turning 28 shook my world. I now feel okay with things. Anyway, why don't I make a list? Sounds fun-ish and the TV is watching my kids.

0. Umm...take more pictures of myself - seriously. The above picture is about as good as it gets.
1. Get up every morning.

2. Try to shower three out of five weekdays.

3. Pretend I'm a runner.

4. Go to the gym and embarrass Sean with my complete lack of knowledge concerning those crazy weight lifting machines.

5. Hoard the thigh machine at the gym because its the only one I know how to use and men don't seem to like it.

6. Annoy Jared by kissing his face.

7. Annoy Gracie by not giving her cake for breakfast.

8. Give in and give Gracie cake as her dessert for breakfast.

9. Raise the picture in my bathroom up four inches.

10. Find a way to store giant train toys.

11. Resolve to not make any more lists.

12. Constantly watch the new PBS version of Emma I got on DVD from hubby.

13. Let others know I'm watching the new PBS version of Emma on DVD as that is the only groovy thing I've got going on.

14. Try not to sing so loud while running. People find it startling.

15. Plant a garden.

16. Water said garden.

17. Make my new favorite food-Asian spinach salad-thirty more times.

18. Veganize lemonade cookies, so the J can eat them.

19. Go to the beach.

20. Try to stay calm when both kids are wildly clinging to me because they saw a dog wandering in the next yard.

21. Get a cat? This one is not just my decision, so we'll have to see.

22. Pretend like I have style.

23. Drive Gracie to preschool.

24. Remember to pick her up.

25. Put J in the corner 9 million times.

26. Flirt with the idea of becoming a vegetarian. For the past three years, I've been flirting with the idea. I've no doubt the flirtation will continue for the next 50 years. I sometimes NEED a hamburger.

27. Buy organic and feel a wee bit superior about it.

28. Try to find an agent.

29. Finish first draft of third novel.

30. Go shopping for a new lipstick!

Phew, the list is long, but I think I might be able to do it. No promises and the chances of me ever looking at this list again or updating its status are very slim. Here's to me!