Grocery Queen

“Must be for the really fancy people.” I though. “It’s for the man with the yellow Ferrari, right?”. I had just dropped the kids off at school, when a van emblazoned with my favorite grocery store’s name rolled past me with a big sign stating, “Home Delivery”. Apparently the fancy people aren’t necessarily that fancy […]

Broken down

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’re probably aware that I broke my toe just before we left for the airport. Truly the most painful thing I have ever experienced, keeping in mind that I have birthed three kids (and don’t tell me I had an epidural, it was painful, ok?). Anyway, we made […]

A million things

The hardest thing about being back from a vacation is the million things that I’m always planning to do. For two weeks I put those aside, but now that we’re back in the swing of things, these are a few of the items on my plate: – join a gym because my toe is broken […]

Good day, new year.

I’m a fan of a brightly colored knitted scarf. And Oliver Peoples aviator glasses. And a day on the boardwalk with my family, as touristy as it might be. But we watched a magician, ate fish and chips and gawked at Roman Abramovich’s yacht, Luna. A good day for all. 

Rudolph the red nosed latke eater

Yep, it’s that time of year people. Christmas. It’s everywhere. In the grocery store. The mall. The nail salon. The bathroom at Olive Garden. Everywhere. Which is cool. And I really do mean that. Christmas is really cool. There are gifts and sparkly lights, and people full of cheer. And eggnog. And apparently other people […]

What does this spell?

Max just got 10 out of 10 for a spelling test. Pretty pleasing to any parent, right? But I’ll tell you why his teacher wrote “Incredible” on the top of that test: because it is. You see, at the beginning of September when Max started 2nd grade here in California, he could barely read and […]

I’m on speed

I am slowly, slowly teaching myself to slow down. Some days I get to the end of the day and I feel like I haven’t had a chance to breathe. I know that I’m an exceptionally busy person, but I think that I create some of the chaos myself. Inside my head. I make things […]

Fish 101

The great thing about living in a new place is that everything is a new discovery. So I was delighted to find Fish 101 on the Pacific Coast Highway (the 101, get it?) in Leucadia. This up and coming grungy but hip neighborhood is home to a collection of interesting stores and other such fine […]