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...Seabury Hall had a dance, planned and executed by the Social Committee, headed by - guess who? - that's right - ME. On February 15, 1984, we put on a Valentine's Dance and I made mix tapes for them. Two... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
Last Tuesday night I went to my first ever Lakers game. I've lived here for over 30 years and FINALLY made it to a game! I was lucky enough to be invited by my boss from Jumanji, along with some... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Julia's Mexico City
*I was not fat. But boy oh boy, I thought I was. This was me in 8th grade with the first and only marlin I've ever caught. 175 pounds (technically a "rat" in the big game fish world). My dad... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Kurt's mom Dot died three years ago this month. She was about to turn 97. (That's her, the blonde on the far right in the fabulous teal ensemble, enjoying drinks with the girls*. Please click for best big-hair viewing.) After... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Thanks Andrea!! I'm so behind on sending you a note. I'm a bad pen pal! xoxo
“Discipline is choosing between what you want now and what you want most.” ― Augusta F. Kantra Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
I know I know, it's almost February, but the year still feels somewhat new, though the sheen is wearing off. I'm writing this on January 30 to publish on the 31st, right when the BlueBloodRedSuperMoon is happening. I'll be standing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Six year olds. {eyeroll} We were walking into the school gate yesterday and she said: Mama, when you have your hair like that you look like a grandma. Savage. I got my hair cut a little shorter and had lowlights... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper has a t-shirt that says a bunch of positive things on it and I was reading it to her and one of the words was "Bold". H - I'm not bold. Me - Yes you are, you are not... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Seems like it was just November. December went by in a flash. Finished a job, then Thanksgiving, then Harper birthday then family visits then a trip to Seattle, home for Christmas and New Year and WHEW. 2017 was a good... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2018 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper started shotokan karate in late spring this year. We were looking for something sporty that wasn't soccer (dear god, I'm putting off soccer as long as I can) and when offered karate, she said yes. With advice from preschool... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
My sister Jen's father John died early this morning. He was my mom's first husband, they had my sister, they got divorced, then my mom married my dad and they had me. My sister's dad got remarried and they had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
...And I was surprised when Harper told me someone told her that her Lightning McQueen shoes are boys shoes and why is she wearing them. Harper said she got embarrassed! NOOOOOOOOO! So I told her that there is no such... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
But first there was Kinder Prep Camp. Brilliant idea to have one week of day camp on the school campus where your kid will start kindergarten. We discussed it a lot before it all happened and Harper seemed excited. And... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Today was Harper's last day of preschool at Happyland! Three wonderful years of peace, hope, and harmony. Gosh she seemed like a big girl back then, but she was just a baby! We celebrated with yogurtland after school and it... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
One of Harper's preschool buddies (and his parents) are going to Italy and asked about our trip. I wrote them the following email and thought it was wildly appropriate to post it all here. LUCCA Lucca is fantastic! Walled city... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
On our road trip to Santa Cruz a few weeks ago, I prepared with audio books. Last year we drove to Sequoia and listened to music (Hamilton was big then) as well as short stories from a kid's story podcast.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
I 100% admit I used to be a person who said, "OMG preschools have GRADUATIONS?? How ridiculous." Because it kind of is. On the other hand, marking an occasion is important. Call it whatever you want to call it -... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Something about magnetic vortexes and buried UFOs. It's full of wacky optical illusions and unexplained physics that seem to work incorrectly. Check the website!
Toggle Commented Jul 5, 2017 on Mystery Spot! at Julia's Mexico City
Yesterday, Harper was watching cartoons and I sat down with her. Five minutes later, Willoughby (the cat) came and sat in my lap. Harper looked over and said: "Hey, I was going to sit in your lap!" I said, "Okay,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper got to go to the Mystery Spot! It's a fabulous place in Santa Cruz, California, truly one of those wacky Americana places that are on every "Must See!" list for family roadtrips. Right up there with Largest Ball of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
I have been a faithful Facebook user. However, I am not pleased with that any more. It's been like a drug after the election, seeing a lot of posts flying about what's going on. However, I let myself spend way... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
Harper has two phrases that I just love right now. Instead of saying "For real" she will say "For real life!" For example, she will say: 'Mama, Lila got to chew bubble gum after lunch - for real life!" Or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City
We got lost one day, looking for our 2nd rental. (Ever the producer, I thought it best to scout the new location before actually moving there. So glad we did!) It was out in the country where all roads seem... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Julia's Mexico City