Welcome to my little ol' blog. I'll be upfront about it: I don't blog very often any more. If you found your way here because you read my book "Trailer Life," have a gander! But it's easier to keep up with me on Instagram or on my Facebook page. I have this long, drawn out theory on why I'm a terrible blogger, but that is a story for another day. Enjoy the ramblings of my life from the last 8 years or so.

Monday, June 4, 2007

Guess who? It's me and Kendra!

--Kendra and I in the early 80's... I think it's 1981 or 1982. Taken at my Grandma's ranch in Woody, CA. I posted this for my mom- she wanted to see it because I told her I found this picture and was scanning it into my computer. Ryan saw it and said "That looks just like Will and SaraJane"... so when I get creative, I will pose Will and SaraJane and post both pics to compare.
--Saturday night I had a scare... Honda was outside and started barking frantically. I went to check on him, and he was barking at a baby snake. Ryan came out and said it was a worm. I said no way was that big ol' thing a worm... baby snake for sure. Then I was thinking "where is it's momma?" and "I hope the dog brought from far away just to play with it..." I don't like snakes, and I live in snake country. Anyway, the thing was weird, it kept trying to bury itself in the sand (like a worm)... we had Oscar the biologist look it up for us in some wildlife book and found out it was neither a snake or a worm, but a California legless lizard. (Technically, isn't that a snake????) Kinda creepy. But on the positive side, Honda will watch out for the kids and the creepy wildlife that might get a little close sometimes. That's good. Um, in case you were wondering what we did with the legless lizard, Honda ate it. Yummy!
--Our house plans have been approved with the county, now all we have to do is pay the big, big permit fee and we can start our house. What a long process! But it'll be worth it. (I keep telling myself that, especially when I'm trying to cook in my micro-small kitchen)
--On a triathlon note, I ran Friday and my knees hurt bad. (I'm supposed to get a knee brace (or 2) and go to physical therapy... I refuse because I don't have the time. I know all you medical people out there think it's stupid, and I do too, and that I won't be able to walk when I'm old, blah, blah, blah... I know, I know). Today I stretched a little before running, and they didn't hurt. Which is good, because Friday and Saturday I was thinking "How am I ever going to finish this little triathlon if I can't do the easy part?" I'm already nervous about the swimming, and the biking... I think I'll make a t-shirt that says "If you can read this, I made it out of the water" or "delusional mom of three trying to get her mojo back, feel free to pass". I'm getting nervous about it. I love the water, I love riding a bike (I'm learning to like the speed of downhill a little more- I still hate the sand and the thought of flying over my handlebars, which WILL happen one day, I know it.) I will be the little engine that could, and just have to repeat "I think I can, I think I can..."


  1. Wow! what a remarkable resemblence!

    Can't wait to start the house, expecially after going to Hearst Castle. Makes you want to build, build, build.

    Glad you got Honda, 'cause I don't like snakes either.

  2. You SO need to make that shirt! Stinkin' hillarious. Put the water one on the front and the other on the back! AWESOME! :) At least you'd give the other competitors a little laugh maybe throw them off just enough to trip and fall or something, man I'm mean, why would I think that.

  3. Way cute picture. Cool dog. I didn't know you were going to run a Triathalon. Awesome. Inspiring stuff.

  4. Happy for you and your house plans being approved! It will definitely make life a little easier for cooking when you have a home!