Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween in Pictures...2008

Halloween 2008

From a Real Horror Film to Halloween 2008

Our Halloween began last week......

Saturday, Eric & I attended the Universal Studios Halloween Haunt. We took the VIP tour and I have to say it was well worth the money doing it that way. We enjoyed the tram tour. We were on our own trolley with about eight other people. We got to get off and walk around the old western sets and possibly see a ghost......It was a great evening and we did all the mazes, rode all the rides, and saw all the shows. It was nice having a scary and romantic night together.....

This past Monday we had a real life horror film in our home. I was sitting with Kaila and sliced open my foot on some glass that was on the floor. We had some glass break and I thought it was all up but my foot proved that wrong. Long story short I don't think I've never bled so much and our carpet from the recliner to the bathroom is ruined. We tried everything to get the stains out. I'm such a clutz but even Eric was shocked how much blood there was for a cut about 1/2 inch long. Eric said it must have been deep which I could believe.

Today is Halloween and our Pink Punk Pirate woke up with a sore throat and couldn't make it through the whole day. Here's a picture of her with Camdyn, Perri, and Ben. We left school shortly after this photo was taken and we don't know if the princess will be trick or treating tonight.

I can't believe this is already the last day of October. I'm so excited for the next two months. I so love the holiday season!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Living More....

I'm really trying to practice being more present in my life and to be in the now.

I went to this meeting over by me Tuesday and it was great. The women were all down to earth and very welcoming of me. I even knew someone there, the secretary that is and now I will be leading a meeting there in November. Funny how that works. What I really like is that it's not the meeting I was going to attend but a earlier women's meeting that does the steps, traditions, and concepts. I think I will really enjoy this meeting.....

On another in the moment dealio I got rid of my myspace account. I rarely went on and when I did I got sucked into a void of nothing and did surveys and just wasted my time. I contacted those few I'd like to keep in touch with and exchanged info and deleted my account this morning. They said it could take up to 48 hours. It would be great if it happened ASAP but oh well.

I attended this parenting class last night and learned some ways to discuss drugs/alcohol with Kaila as she gets older. It's hard for me to think about because of my sorted past and Eric's. I know she'll be ok and I hate to admit it but I'm enjoying these parenting classes. I was too stubborn for too long with my mother in law and thought she was telling me how to parent my child but really her suggestions of classes were because she did it and others she knew did it and it worked.

Well, off to work but it's nice being more and more centered. I have to read more in my "Who Dies" book and that in itself is so neat. About just being "I". (:

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Saturdays in Santa Monica....

I will be loving my Saturdays going forward....I am now meeting my trainer after she runs her boot camp on Saturdays. Today we sped walk on the sand near the ocean and it was amazing. We then hiked up the 4th street stairs and did a total of 3.3 miles speed walking, hiking, and walking through the sand. You can really feel that in your legs.

The best part is how beautiful it is. I left my cell phone in the car because I'm trying to practice being present for myself and not worrying about who may call but you know, I may bring it next week so I can take some pics. I need to remember how beautiful it is and how lucky I am to live 15 minutes from the beach.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Daily Monitoring

When I taake my daily inventory, I know that I must stop judging others. If I judge others, I am probably judging myself. Whoever is upsetting me most is my best teacher. I have much to learn from him or her, and in my heart, I should thank that person.

Sometimes that is easier to say then to do it but it's oh so true.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

But the rain.....

I thought it was a good idea to take Kaila for a 1-2 mile walk yesterday to get pedicures and lunch and then walk home. I've been trying to get her more active and well these places aren't too far just into Beverly Hills so why couldn't we walk?

When I awoke and went to breakfast with a friend I saw this outside...

and it was raining....However, when I returned I thought it may rain still but we set out on our walk and got lovely pedicures together. I also got my eyebrows done and man was that painful for the first time but for the first time I love how they look! Here's a few pics of our adventure and I have to say I'm proud of her for doing the whole walk. She complained a bit but that was to be expected.

We both did dark plum for Halloween but she added white polka dots to her big toes.....

Kaila at CPK. I love their Buffalo Chicken pizza. I do alter food a bit so we shared the carrots and celery they would've normally put on the pizza. Smart thinking.

What a great day it was and it never rained while we were out. I think we'll do more walks. Not always to get or do something but it was nice just being out of the house.