Monday, March 31, 2008

My Skin is CRAWLING!

Denis just called to tell me that Jake caught a RAT tonight ... yes a RAT! Jake is most definitely known for catching your average mice, but a rat??? He has now upped his caught booty. Luckily I am up working in Northern California because I would have peed my pants and screamed and yelled until Denis got rid of the nasty, slimy varmint.

Alicia B - I feel your pain! Just the thought of that stupid rat makes me want to fly home and bleach the living daylights out of my house!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Hum, Hum, Hummin'

Just outside our front door a Hummingbird made a little bitty bird nest. Today we saw her feeding the new baby hummingbird. We have had doves and other standard birds makes nests all around our house, even on our speakers in the backyard.
The Hummingbird is so sweet and she can even put up with Jake running in and out of the door twelve times a day.
The pic isn't great, but how are you supposed to take a picture of a nest when it is 12 feet up? Apparently my grandma hired a photographer to come and take professional pictures of a nest she had, but we aren't that crazy!

No Chocolate Bunnies for us!

Happy Easter!

Denis and I decided to stay home this weekend and spend Easter with just our little family. We got up this morning and went to

for breakfast. After enjoying a fantastic breakfast burrito (Denis) and a bacon scrambler (Amy & Laura) we decided we needed to walk off the million calories.

We headed to

(Torrey Pines State Reserve). The weather was perfect and even a little hot for La Jolla. Because we are crazy and wanted a lot of exercise we hiked each and every trail. The total for the day was probably 6.4 miles.

If you read the last post you would know that we hiked on Saturday as well. Total hiking miles for the weekend 12.2! We are tired, sore and I am even sunburned.

Below are a few pictures from our hike this afternoon. Who needs church when you can save a prayer to whoever created these amazing views ... and breakfast burritos!

view from Razor Point

Torrey Pines canyons

Crazy husband!

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter!

Shake, Rattle and I should've just rolled

On Friday night Denis and Ronnie went out for some "man" time ... at Churchill's Pub. Because I am a BIG BABY and I hate being home alone after 11:00pm, I was a bit on edge. At about 11:45pm I went upstairs to get ready for bed and called my mom. We talked for a while and then Jake and I hit the sack. Minutes after turning off the light I heard a loud banging sound and felt the house shake! HOLY crap ... a damn earthquake! The glasses downstairs never clinked together, but Jake looked and me and I him ... we were both awake for the next hour!

On Saturday morning Denis and I headed out for a hike at Daley Ranch. We were about 4.5 miles into the very HOT hike when Denis pointed out a snake track in the dirt. Seconds later he grabbed me and then I heard it ... the RATTLE of a effing rattlesnake. As Denis tells the story I started doing the "chicken dance" and proceed to get closer to the snake. I never actually saw the snake, but Denis saw it's ugly mugly head! The rattle of that stupid snake was so effing loud and scared the shit out of me. After a few minutes we tried to walk down the trail again and that stupid snake started rattling again and once again I about peed my pants. Finally, Denis gave me the sign and I started running at full speed. If Denis would have let me I would have run the next 1.5 miles to the car.

If I would have seen that stupid rattlesnake, I would have rolled over and died.

It was a rough 24 hours!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

God Damn Sprinter - Take 4

San Marcos might not be the most up and coming city in all of Southern California, but hold your breath we just got our first mode of mass transit. And Denis is pissed!

The Sprinter debuted this past Sunday and Denis has been stuck behind the dinging gates more times than he cares to mention. He now sends me pictures from his new Blackberry every time he gets stuck while he swears like a truck driver.

Here is a little background on the Sprinter. Apparently the idea started when people would actually need to go from Oceanside to Escondido - that was some 30 years ago. The project was a billion dollars over budget and who is going to ride it NO ONE!

Photo Rights Belong to Denis

Top Sheff vs. the nameless Varmint

Last weekend my sweet husband bought me a fantastic gift. We were at Costco and there it sat over by the "seasonal goods" or otherwise known as "if I don't buy it now it will be gone forever" aisle of panic, a mega composter.

I have been wanting a composter for some months now. We are trying to be more environmentally friendly (much to Lara's dismay). I have been searching the Internet for the best composter, calling our waste company to see if they subsidize or give rebates for specific models, and doing what I do best obsessing over the stupid thing.

So like I said before Denis bought me the composter and put it together on Saturday morning. We spent hours in the yard on Saturday and managed to come close to filling it up. I even put an apple core, coffee grounds, egg shells in the beast that Denis named Jumbolya. Tried with all of my might to get Denis to pee in Jumbolya, but he wouldn't.

On Monday I was on the phone with a co-worker and went outside to take a look at my new obsession. Low and behold two of the four doors were off and there were suspicious little PAW PRINTS. Some little f-ing varmint(s) decided that they would snack on MY compost! I DON'T THINK SO f-ers! Game on and I am going to win this battle.

Bring it Varmint, Bring it!

American Idol - WTF

I am an AI fan through and through ... but I gotta vent. The judges do nothing but bitch and complain about song choice but isn't that American Idols fault? They always have these dumb ass theme nights, limit the song choices and then tear the contestants apart.
For God sake, can Carly just win so we can get on with bigger and better things like
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, the new stage is stoop.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Here Fishy, Fishy!

This past weekend Denis headed up to Bishop for a little Guy's Fishing Trip with Jeff. Apparently they really do fish and actually catch some fish! Denis is so fascinated about fly fishing and he comes home so calm ... and I don't want to know why.

We are heading up to Mammoth with Jeff and Tamara for Denis' birthday in late April. We'll have to see how the guys like having the girls around for a fishing trip.

Denis keeps threatening to buy me a pink Sage Fly Fishing reel and rod. I would pluck those damn fish right out of the lake, give them a kiss and send them on their way.