Sunday, January 29, 2012

ma man

since he was away on business this last wednesday, he spent his birthday by his lonesome (and very food poisoned, poor guy).  so this saturday - last minute as it was - some of our buddies came to celebrate and i'm pretty sure that made up for it :)  i made some pizza's with trader joe's pizza dough (first time making pizza in a looong time) and it worked out fine.



i finally hung my ombre curtains - they were supposed to be black going into grey and white when i dyed them, but somehow purple was their fate so i kept them stowed away for a while.

and of course, i not only almost dropped the cake on the birthday boy, but also accidentally blew out his candles.  of course.

i don't know what's worse, dropping a cake on the birthday subject or BLOWING OUT THEIR CANDLES! i mean who does that! it's like the universal crime.


and penny being a little social bug




some more here :)

anywho - i've also been spending some extra time with friends this last week.  i think i want to explore some sacramento happy hours.  la ray and i had zocalo last monday - really good! their appetizers are delish and they serve $5 margaritas (their marg's are legit), $4 sangrias, and $3 wine. what other local happy hours are good do ya think?

ok - thanks! bye!

Monday, January 16, 2012


we took a little trip to the bay yesterday.  i love that i can get my dose of ocean and and marine plant life in no more than an hour and a half time! one of our(my) favorite places to go is the park and hiking trails in the sutro area.  when my family first moved to america, we lived across the street from the little park up on the cliff.  now our trips to that part of sf bring me such nostalgia it almost hurts.  that's why i guess i'll always have a soft spot for san francisco (when we have a son - i'll name him francisco - francisca if girl- lol kidding)

one day i'll scan some old photos from our family walks through the park (yes all seven of us - seven before anton) and show you.  one of the most random memories i have is couples making out on blankets like...everywhere!  i think one time i approached a couple just to see what happens if they saw me standing there and nothing happened.  they were making out when i came out to play after school and still there on my way home for dinner.  that is kind of amazing!

enyvey - we spent some time up on lands end trails, did some lunch at the stinking rose (i've always been curious about that place) - went for some ice cream, quick grab o' coffee and did one last stop at alamo square to see the "full house" house where wes gave me a good rundown of all the characters and what they were known for.







fortune cookie parking spots :)
funny cuz i'm gonna!

look at this garlic goodness!  i think i was more obsessed about this than my actual dish.


little asian store where they sold EVERYTHING you can think of
wes drawing warmth from ceiling lamp

just close 'em


ate our ice creams in the car it was so cold!

in line for coffee


couple more pics here

okay i'll get back to muh day off.  i'm almost done with the garden of beasts.  if i can get my hands on the last hunger games book, i'll read that next or the stolen life by jaycee dugard.  my mommy in law read it in like two days i think.  bam.


thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

oh hi!

i've set blogging aside a bit as you can tell.  but i think i'm back (ha).  i think.

the holidays crept up and swept me away with the demands of muh little job and just life. 

anyway - here are a couple of the very few pics we took of what's been up lately - the only events we used our camera for is laraye and andy's wedding and rehearsal din.  as for the stuff in between - sadly the camera has been parked and i've been using muh phone IF even that (actually i've been blowing up instigram with pics, but that's no substitute - you can find me at username "yelizabeta" - if you want;)

anyway - here you go












more of the wedding and rehearsal here

and the rest of the few from november/december/jan (this post has officially taken me several days to complete for the record):

a busier day at work  

our little tree

the real santa

finally got to meet these two boys - rozzy and coop.  their ma is a good friend
speaking of their ma - while she's here in town, she let me do her hair!  the 'before' and 'after' kind of goes without saying, but...anyway

all this hair coloring is making me want to change mine! like go lighter! but i can't officially decide yet - life!

finally, this is me playing bocce ball with wes at the park like two steps from our house! why do we never go there! going forward, i will go there more

lastly - bear with me - are you all resolutioners?  i am! i never keep mine, but it's good to aim towards something.  i'm kind of still working through coming up with 'em, but here's what i got so far: 

1) work on self control (i.e. food, money, etc.)
2) practice patience (very loaded one, but i know what i mean :) 
3) read 5 books (right now i'm working through "in the garden of beasts" by erik larson)
4) make more hearty soups (discovered that wes is a huge fan - this could be the ticket folks!) 
5) establish a steady clientele 

that's it for now.  other than going to the park more!

ok - thanks for reading.  seriously i really mean that.  if you're still a reader (and if you're still reading this post) you are pretty great.