Monday, June 30, 2008

the holiday (well in need of one)!

Monday morning is here! A start to a new week and I am already completely exhausted. Friday night was relaxing and slightly mindless. We watched....Mr. Bean's Holiday. OK, I know! "Mr. Bean?" you say. Well, yes. I needed something completely off-kilter, bizarre, sporadic, laughable and just not perfect. I needed to see something that conveyed a sense caziness. So that I feel slightly better about my un-perfect self.
Saturday was date night with honey husband! Unfortunately our plan to go to The Pearl did not pan out as they had booked their restaurant out for a wedding party. Next time. Instead we went to our neighborhood Japanese (authentically Japanese) restaurant. They have simply the best food and at wonderfully affordable prices (and that is what we need now, affordable, with the crazy gas prices here in So. Cal). My favorites are the seaweed salad, the Soba noodles, and yes their sushi! We finished it off with some cold Saki! Divine!
Sunday was the grocery shopping and laundry day....pretty boring if you ask me, but we managed to get in some playtime over at Auntie's house (my sister). Fortunately it is all of one block away! I feel quite lucky that I have her so close by. 'Hen' loves going to 'Dante's (as pronounced by baby)' house. We like to help her water her plants.

Friday, June 27, 2008

the biz

hello hello...yes, skipped a day from my new endeavors here in the blogoshere. Oh well...
I can't believe Friday has already arrived! Yesterday was a day full of admin for home and biz. Little 'hen' went to Sea World for the very first time with his nanny and her son (who 'hen' adores). My babe keeps talking about Elmo (have a Sesame Street theme for Toddler's at Sea World). Think he had a blast. While my babe was in full force play, I was out looking for a new space for my Pilates studio. For the past 5 years I have been teaching P-lots out of my home studio. This has worked out quite well, but now that the babe is coming into Toddler stages, showing independence and all, I think it is time I make a bit more separation between home and work. I feel very fortunate though to be able to work from home. That E, the nanny, and 'hen' are just a few steps away. This was especially important during the nursing stages too. Any who, I saw two spaces. One space was a room in a Wellness center. Unfortunately it was not that big especially for what they were asking per month. The pros are that it is within a Wellness center which supports the approach I take within my teaching (more on that, another time). Another big plus is it would promote referrals. The second space is above a salon and an esthetician in a hip part of town. It has great light and wood floors. The space would be my own. Yup, rent is a bit more too, but it has been vacant for awhile so perhaps I can talk em down? Am in no rush at this point so I will continue to keep my options open.
As for the weekend, am planning a quiet one (I need to catch up on my sleep, wishful I tell ya). Honey husband and I have planned a date (just dinner, no overnight unfortunately) for Saturday at this cute boutique hotel and restaurant called The Pearl visit Very cozy easy going ambiance. It was an old 1950's motel, that has been completely refurbished and now sports some major grooviness including ambient groove tunes (also check out, a dive-in theatre (a huge movie screen poolside), and a cute pet goldfish in each room! Food is delish and looking forward to sitting by the pool with hubby as well as glass in hand!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

the beginning

Finally! The very first entry. Yes, today is the day I have become an official blogger! I think I am ready, although I've tormented over how I would establish my blog. What do I want to share, how much do I want to reveal, why do I want to blog, who is my audience? Well, well, I've decided not to get too heady over this thing and just do it! Just freakin write something already!
As I sit to write this very first entry, my son 'hen' is having his mid-day nap. Well it is more like a deep sleep slumber as he has now been asleep for about 3 hours...ohh, just as I wrote that '3', he is now calling "mommee, mommee, mum mum, mum!" Ok, later. I will return to finish this out!
....back about 5 hours later. Managing some bill paying and phone calls while 'hen' plays with E, our wonderful sitter, and her son J. Thought I'd also tell you about Astrolabe (check out, a free on-site Astrological chart. I just created one for E.G., my dear friends new bundle o baby joy.