Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The beginning

I don't know why I didn't try this earlier - spilling myself to anonymous people who could care less. I'm officially addicted.

In honor of my good friend Cha:

10 years ago I:
1. was starting my senior year in college studying poli sci (where did I go with that?)
2. was in a bad relationship and thought I wanted to get married
3. went by the name Ha

5 years ago I:
1. worked for a private health foundation and gave out lots of money
2. was celebrating my first anniversary
3. was living in the trendiest part of LA in a 1-bedroom and had everything I needed

1 year ago I:
1. gave birth to my second girl and left my job to stay at home
2. turned 30 (gasp!)
3. made an offer on our first house (really our second home, but this one's a real house)

Yesterday I:
1. went to church and had lunch with the gang
2. attempted to organize the house again, but wound up doing gardening
3. had some kick-ass linguini with clam sauce. I'm a red sauce convert.

Today I:
1. debated with myself about whether I should really do this blog thing
2. picked up Abby from school all the while dreading going home to have to clean
3. braved Costco alone with the 2 kids and somehow spent $400

Tomorrow I will:
1. visit 2 separate friends who recently had babies (the babies in-utero count is now up to 7 at our church)
2. pick up Abby from school
3. meet with the designer from the show ReDesign to get our family room remodeled

5 top locations I'd like to run away to:
1. Maui (where I honeymooned)
2. Italy (where I was supposed to go with my husband before I got pregnant)
3. NY (just 'cuz, plus Cha is there)
4. Australia (always wondered what is was like down under)
5. Alaska (my parents are there now and I've always wanted to go)

5 things I'd do with $1000 (more like $5-10,000)
1. Go on a vacation to one of the aformentioned places
2. Get some landscaping done
3. Remodel something, probably the bathroom
4. Chip in for a new home for my parents
5. Go nuts at Costco

5 bad habits I have:
1. spending too much at Costco
2. being defensive
3. being stubborn as a mule
4. obsessing over things I can't change or control
5. making messes too fast

5 TV shows I like:
1. Oprah
2. Barefoot Contessa
3. Martha Stewart
4. Good Eats
Don't watch much else

5 biggest joys at the moment:
1. my husband
2. our 2 adorable (in my eyes) daughters
3. spa getaway this weekend with just the girls
4. our California ranch home
5. being selected for the show ReDesign (HGTV)


H. Banana said...

OMG - Kenneth Brown!! Too cool. I'm glad you're up & blogging. I'm always curious from time to time about how you and your cute little fam are doing, and I now I can read all about it!

love, banana

ChaEsq said...

gotcha. you rock.