Archive for July, 2007

Taking off

27Jul07

I’m packing and staring and packing and stressing for a trip we are taking this afternoon.  The brood and I are flying to the Bay Area to see Andrew’s family up in the Santa Cruz mountains.  Andrew’s paternal grandfather turns 90 on August 4th!  So we’ll be joining the extended family to celebrate the big […]


A lovely day…

23Jul07

…where the grass is always greener, and the desert is always browner. (A disjointed narrative about my southern migration on a quest for sunshine and happiness.) I woke up this morning to rain! RAIN! I can’t remember the last time it rained here. I was thrilled. I’m not exaggerating when I say that Vegas gets […]


Angella at DutchBlitz has bestowed an award upon me! It’s my first blog honor, and I’m thrilled! She tagged me with the Power of Schmooze Award. Here’s the definition of the award: Good schmoozers effortlessly weave their way in and out of the blogosphere, leaving friendly comments, happily making new friends along the way. I […]


July 15, 2006 at 11:50pm, Paige Malia came screaming into this world. “You’re the one that wanted to get out early!” I told her beet red face. My heart sang as her grouchy cries filled the air. She’s crying. There is noise. Thank GOD, oh thank you God. Twenty-three months earlier, her sister Makenna emerged […]


I spent a loaftastic weekend with old friend Little Miss Mel. Per my previous entry, she flew in from the neighboring state of California to spend some quality time with the LVGurl brood and all my LVGurlness. We didn’t tear up the town; we’ve done that in the past. And really, I’ve lived here too […]


Out of the frying pan and into the fire, my good friend Mel is flying from the toasty Sacramento area to abso-fuckin-lutely hot Las Vegas. This evening!! I’m so excited to see her. Despite busy lives and child rearing, we manage to meet up at least once a year, and it’s always a treat. Commence […]


Makenna has arrived from her time machine, all the way from July 4, 2005 to say…       Happy 4th! Enjoy the day and eat good food! Our freedom is precious.