I had a feeling this was going to happen. The minute the cold and Winter got kicked to the curb, all of a sudden the world is a different place, in more ways than one. Not sure if we brought the weather with us but this was one of the most mild winters in recent years. Everyone kept telling me… don’t discount it, March it can always hit us. Seriously folks, my gut says NO. It’s San Diego weather outside but dare I say it? Yes, I think I will. It is prettier.
So to make this as brief as possible while still working on filling you in on the goings on of Carley Triangle™ I shall split it up in points…
Ok, so the place has grown on me. It’s not so foreign, there is familiarity and the surroundings are much more agreeable. I can get to a lot of places without the aid of GPS. The people still drive like shit, stare like we got off spaceships and I haven’t made much in the way of friendships. But it’s ok. Am I in love with the place? Absolutely not but I am taking this lemon and making it my lemonade bitch. *slurp*
The seasons are kicking my ass. In a good kind of ass kicking way! The minute the cold faded a tap it’s like the world flipped a switch and all the plants and trees said “Wake up bitches! it’s time!” and BAM. Color sprouting everywhere. You got to keep in mind, I have lived near or by the ocean my entire life. All we got were crappy, overrated palm trees. But this? I have never seen this happen. All of sudden we are surrounded by blooming trees of all kinds! It is so uplifting. In fact, I went for a walk around the block so you can see what I get to see every day… and this honestly does it no justice….
There will be more where this came from, rest assured.
Part of the reason I got into a quiet retreat was over this. I have been dealing with this shit for about 5 months now. It got to a point where it felt like it was getting worse and then I heard the words “MRI” and “possible surgery” and I fucking panicked. I laid around on the verge of tears, verge of depression and panicking. I cannot afford surgery right now… it would put me out for a quite a bit and since I am the go-to person for pretty much everything in the house and pertaining to Reza, this would not be good. Josh can’t take time off unless it was really dire circumstances. Anyway, I have been going to physical therapy, acupuncture, laying low… I had a follow up and it looks like it is on the upswing. The doc was pleased with my progress so I am doing something right. It could be one thing or a combination of things but the change in weather happended to coincide and I am so glad it is relieving itself a little. I will take what I can get. Hopefully it will get better cause I don’t want to cut into that business.
Dude, I have been going to a Community Acupuncture in Philly and I LOVE IT. I go, take some soothing music, get poked and promptly pass the F out along with everyone else. I don’t know how much of it has helped but the feeling after a treatment is invigorating and much better for me than taking a bunch of shit and getting cortisone shots. I am trying to avoid those like the plague.
Man, I cannot even begin to explain the OBSCENE amount of hours he has been working. Obscene. So far there have been 12 days straight without a day off, conference calls past midnight, 12+ hour shifts, an endless email queue, he is spending the night there a couple nights in the weeks to come as well. No point in coming home. He is exhausted but even then somehow he wakes up every day and pushes through. We fully expected his schedule to blow up like this and yes, I am sad he isn’t around as much but I know the investment is worth the payoff.
Revel opens on the 2nd of April/ grand opening Memorial Day weekend and the feedback, anticipation and excitement up to it has been nothing but positive, well, other than the haters complaining rooms are too expensive and the one a many cancer stick addicts protesting that the resort is SMOKE FREE. F you apestosos! Take your stank elsewhere.
So yeah, this is why we moved and if you have a chance to see the site you will see why we didn’t hesitate. This place is big time. I am so glad Josh works for a state of the art resort, that values his work ethic and opinion and is doing it, doing it, doing it well. Grade A across the board with everything they are doing. See for yourself. (F YOU SYCUAN – laying Josh off was the best thing you could ever have done for him! Amateurs. *insert pissing Calvin*)
I got to say this though. I know I say it a lot but I am soooo glad I am with someone like him. He is a fantastic man and everything he does for us is appreciated beyond measure. love, love, love my husband with everything in me.
Growing like a damn weed. Literally. She is a tap under 3’9″, about 50-52 lbs. Opinionated, enjoys conversation and asking questions about everything. Becoming a finicky eater but I am hopeful this is just a phase. I have been taking her out on her bike more. She’s quite afraid of it and falls a lot but she will eventually man up and take the wheels off. I am gonna get a bike so we can go riding together and I also ordered us hoops. I am uncoordinated as all hell with it and she is too but we will get the hang of it with practice I am sure. If not at least we are having fun with trying.
I am looking into extra-curricular activities for her and I found a hooping class and yoga for kids. I also found a circus school! Sadly it is over an hour away 🙁 but still, I am all about her getting her exercise in the fun way. I enrolled in a gym that has family pool days so I can take her to swim on the weekends. Gotta get active yo!
We decided to enroll her in the public kindergarten up the street. Yes, it is only 2.5 hours a day but I am gonna work her at home. She already reads and I expect her to be better come end of Summer.
Overall she is doing great and her behavior hasn’t been so testy. Until I tell her clean her room that is.
Gomez + Judas are growing far too fast for their own good as well. I caught Gomez humping his sister a couple weeks ago so off her went to get neutered. He did really well and was back to his usual self the minute I picked him up. Judas will soon follow, just waiting for her to get a little fatter… she was the runt so she is dainty. I dig the cats even though they are in the “get into everything” phase. At night I have to lock them out of my bedroom cause they wake me up, purring up a storm in my face and this lady needs her beauty rest.
They get along with Nena as much as cats and a senile dog will get along anyway. Nena is getting old and who knows how much longer she will be around.
I have spent the past 2 weeks cleaning all the crap out of my diet. All the inflammatory foods are gone for the time being. Not only do I feel infinitely better, I dropped some weight. Lots more to go mind you but every time I go back to unhealthy ways I realize how some stuff just doesn’t agree with me anymore. I wake up every morning, have some green tea, make my smoothie… I feel like I am doing a better job at taking care of myself. Paired with visits to the gym, it will only be a matter of time that I get myself together. Working on it anyway. Now, if my creative juices will return I would be a lot happier but look, I can only handle so much and I am not interested in being a multitasking juggler of massive proportions. I have a laundry list of pending projects, requests and honestly I cannot bring myself to get to them just yet. I would be half-assing it and I can’t do that to myself or to you. I am hoping the sleeping giant wakes up soon, it needs to cause there are things I really want to do and want to be a part of.
Let us see, what else?
I darkened my hair to this saucy purple color that does not photograph very easily. I love it.
I got some pretty exciting news from a couple friends but it’s not my news to share. But Me = happy
My sister and her boys are coming from Japan for most of the month of August. I CANNOT WAIT. My parents may make the trek up here as well. It will be a house full of Garcias.
So yeah, long story long, things around here are chaotic but calm. Everything is warming up, quite literally. Things are looking up for us on many fronts. I am sure many people wonder about us and if we made a mistake coming here… and let set the record straight. Yes, we miss our people and good Mexican food but other than that, this was one of the best things we have ever done for ourselves. No regrets here.
So enough about me… how are YOU? Really. Spill it all.