Saturday, July 18, 2009


Crunch. That's the sound that I hear when I walk on the grass. It looks like everyone around here is obeying the mandatory water conservation rules for LADWP. Sprinklers are only allowed Monday and Thursday for 10 minutes.
Summer just began and I have a feeling that my lawn may spontaneously combust at any moment.
Oh, and that hill that I planted a couple years ago? toast.
I hope it will revive when rain returns.

*updated, I forgot the link

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

One of those days

It was one of those days.
Stuntman did arrive home earlier than he had for the last 2 weeks (7pm). I was able to sit by the pool and watch everyone swim while enjoying my mango margarita.

update 7/17* I should mention that it was a delicious Tastefully Simple Mango Margarita. If you would like your own, contact Butterfly Wife. Seriously, delicious.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Now back to three

Meet Cinnamon.
We adopted this little boxer from the shelter over the weekend. We picked her up from the vet today (the shelter requires spay/neuter before you take the dog home). They say she is 6 months old, but I'll see what my vet says when I bring her in for a checkup and suture removal.
She's sweet and great with the kids. She is fast friends with Roxie and Emma is warming up to her.
E3 and Cinnamon are both busy potty training now. I hope Cinnamon learns quickly.

Here is a photo from a couple years ago of our last trio.
Roxie is the young one in the center, with Pumpkin and Sparky.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy Birthday U.S.A.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

We threw a few steaks on the grill tonight because we are loaded and ready to go...

for tomorrow :)
in my mini-van of the high desert.

Tired dog

What happens after a day of swimming.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

How long until the DVD?

I rarely go to see movies at the theatre. I am too cheap.
Occasionally, we go to the drive-in, because it is a bargain. That's when we see "family" shows. I would like to see the Johnny Depp movie, Public Enemies, but I don't think it would be family viewing, so I will have to wait until the DVD is released.
I hope to hit the drive-in tomorrow night for Ice Age 3, but I'm not sure if Stuntman has Friday off of work. We have barely seen him since he returned home from his 2 week business trip.
On a side note, my grandfather was taken in by the authorities because he was mistaken for John Dillinger when Dillinger was a fugitive. Luckily, they soon realized their mistake even with the strong resemblance.