Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
One thing I learned: My department at the Day Job needs an emergency contact list, which I’m in the middle of creating. We didn’t have a lot of people’s cell phones and would like to have gotten hold of folks to make sure they were ok.
Another Thing: We should have made a list of things we’d grab in an emergency BEFORE the emergency. Several days later, to my horror, I realized I would have left behind the thing I’d always said I would grab first after The Husband and The Cats--the Grandma Remembers book that my grandmother created for me over 20 years ago. It has family pictures I could never duplicate and it’s done completely in my grandmother’s handwriting.
The Last Thing: There were so few things I felt were important enough to save. Why do we have all this crap cluttering our house?? So much stuff… Changes are gonna come. Goodwill may run out of room!
C’est la vie!
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Here’s what my neighborhood looked like this afternoon:
We’re in the middle of the Brea and Yorba Linda/Anaheim Hills fires, literally. It’s kinda scary but I don’t think we’re in any danger. We’re miles away from the closest fire, which is Brea. The Husband came home early when I texted him one of these pictures. We’ve made a list of what we want to take (really, evacuation is such a long shot) if the worst happens. Of course, the cats top the list! Plus all the usual stuff, prescription drugs, etc. The Husband has identified two guitars he wants to take and me, I’ll grab all the finished jewelry and artwork, plus some of my own personal jewelry, the pieces with meaning.
When The Husband came home, he backed into the driveway, which is one of the major things you learn in the fire zone. We’re not really in a fire zone (we don’t live near a canyon or brushy area) but I know a lot of people in South OC who are and I have one friend in particular who’s a pro at prepping for evacuation, so we know the basics. But I never thought we’d have to seriously enact them. Which I really don’t think we’ll need to do now but we just want to be prepared. I was a Girl Scout, after all.
We know folks in Yorba Linda and Anaheim Hills, though, and I’m praying that they and their houses and families are ok.
C’est la vie!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Oh I wish I'd had a better camera but all I had was my cell phone. When I came out of work tonight, the sky was a beautiful dusty blue streaked with pink ribbons. And the moon was shining in the middle of it all! Very cool!
C'est la vie!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, The Husband and I went to Sea World for the last time on our current annual pass. It'll be a while till we get another... The weather was absolutely gorgeous and the park wasn't crowded at all, which made it easy to gaze at our faves, the polar bears and manatees.
So, here's what's on my phone. One is wallpaper, the other screensaver.
The Husband loved this cow, for some reason. It talks, saying things like, I'm a Jersey Cow. It's right across from the flamingoes.
You don't need kids to walk around the newish Sesame Street kids area. The stuff I'm standing on is squishy and soft. Wish they made that for flooring. I'd love it in my living room!
The rest of our vacation has been about cleaning and recycling. We're off to recycle a bunch of dead electronics that have been cluttering the house and storage for waaaayyyy toooo long. One is the VCR we bought with some wedding money in 1980! It's a beasty - top loading and weighs about a 1000 pounds. No, really...
C'est la vie!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Yes we can!!! I can't tell you how elated I am to see Barack Obama win! I remember Kennedy but only just. I see that Obama has that charisma and I hope that the House and Senate will help him to become the president he has the potential to be. I hope that he can rouse this nation from its coma and get us all out into our neighborhoods, doing what we can to foster our own potential. I hope we'll be gradually welcoming home our soldiers from foreign soil. I hope we'll all have jobs and health insurance in the near future.
But right now we have something precious--HOPE!
God Bless Barack Obama!
C'est la vie!