15 Minute Weekend Recap


We had a pretty good fourth of July. We blew up a bunch of street fireworks at our friend’s house who live in a different town that allows fireworks. That seems to be our tradition now.

working on her sign chips and brocamole

CC came out to hang with us and we had a little mini barbeque with her before the fireworks. We had “brocamole” aka guacamole and chips, of course. Bug made up a little sign and tried to hawk them to our neighbors. I think she’s been bitten with the entreprenurial bug ever since the lemonade stand.

kerpow! wooooo!

Mr. Patrioticair! jump!

The next day we took CC to the beach for doughnuts and lattes—another tradition.

sandy toes

doh doh doh beach bums

It’s been really foggy and misty at the beach lately. It feels more like winter in July than it does in January. California is so weird that way.


That afternoon I planned a little get-together for my birthday (which is actually today but Monday was a better day for everyone). It was just drinks with friends at a local restaurant. It was so fun. So much better than sitting at home, moping about being forgotten. Sometimes if you wanna have a good time on your birthday you just gotta do it yourself, you know? I’m so glad I got off my high horse and planned something for myself. Everyone seemed to have a really good time and it was very low stress. At least for me anyway. I’m not sure about everyone else who had to brave the crazy beach traffic to get here.

Sir Sonja

Sonja amused us with her wax mustache. That never gets old.

me and Crystal

My friend, Crystal.

me and Jen

And Madge.

I should have taken a photo of me and CC but we were too busy doing other things. Toby even pulled himself away from work too which meant the world to me. I wish I had taken a photo of us… but alas I was busy yakking and not thinking.

I have to say I really had a happy pre-birthday. Life has not been easy lately and of course I can’t blog about that. Don’t you hate that? I hate it too but this is the way it is. So having one day filled with friends and visiting really cheered me up. It is the best birthday present anyone could ever ask for.