Friday, July 30, 2010


Guess what we decided to to last night around 7 pm? We're going camping today. Guess I know what I'll be doing today. Yep, you guessed it, getting ready to go camping in a tent with three small children. Ought to be fun.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pandora's box

Well, now we've done it, we've opened Pandora's box, otherwise known as build a bear workshop. It all started when Cakes was watching saturday morning cartoons this morning. Her birthday is coming up next week and she had gotten $20.00 from Grandma and Grandpa. Que the commercial to prove that marketing DOES work with kids. Build a bear had a commercial about a special they were running, $29.99 for any bear, any outfit and any pair of shoes. Cakes told me that was what she wanted for her birthday present. I thought "holy crap, $30 bucks for a bear?" But, upon asking my friends on facesbook what they thought of the place, I decided that it would only actually cost us $10 because we had the $20 from the grandparents. We also have a tradition of taking the kids to lunch/dinner as a family at the place they choose. She wanted to go to surprise! McDonalds(again, due to a saturday morning cartoon commercial, apparently, they had littlest pet shop toys). So, we decided to make an afternoon of it. We hopped in the car, headed to the mall and entered build a bear. The girl quickly picked a yorkshire terrier and the pinkest, sparkliest outfit and shoes in the place. We got the silly thing stuffed, dressed, and named and as we were naming it, Cookie asked if he could have one too. Sushi and I gulped, looked at the regular price and told him he could have one as long as we put it away for a month until his birthday. He chose a camoflouge bear with a batman costume and soccer cleats. Not sure why the soccer cleats, mabey because he's a 7 year old boy and he thought it was funny, anywho, they would probably be great to fight crime in, they are sharp. So, we walk out of build a bear spending not $10 but $40. But, on the bright side, Cookie's birthday is taken care of already. After that we went to Carls Jr for sushi and I and took the kids to McD's. I always feel a little silly walking into the play place with another places food, but I really, really hate McD's and we do order kids meals for the kids. So, to sum things up, Cakes is thrilled and has not let "fluffy" out of her sight, and Cookie has to wait a month to see "batbear" again but I think they both love their bears. They better for $30! ;)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Chinese spammers

Does anyone know how to get rid of Chinese spamers? I already have it so you have an antispam word, but they keep coming!!! How do I stop the maddness????

Friday, July 16, 2010

I LOVE Chicago!!!

I'm baaack!!! And I had a fabulous time, I love Chicago. What a fun city, I can definetly see that you need to be in the "right" parts of Chicago but it was awesome. All in all, I ate too much, and slept too little and had a great time. Pictures are coming. . . .

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Just a few more hours. . . . .

I'm almost off, I have to leave at 6:15 to get to the airport in time. So that means I have to be up at 5:30 at the latest, so, I'm off to bed. I'll be back on come Friday.

Friday, July 9, 2010


I am going to Chicago on sunday! Yippee! 5 days with just my awesome Pampered Chef friends. It's time for National Conference and I'm going this year. Even though I have been doing Pampered Chef for three years this will be the first time I will go. I had really wanted to walk accross the stage as a new Director, but, alas, it is not to be. Not too much longer though! I'll just walk next year as a more experienced new director. I have to tell you though, getting ready to leave has been soooo difficult, I am a bit of a freak and think my house has to be spotless before I can go anywhere so I have been working myself into the ground this week. The good news? My yard looks better than it has in a long time, the bad news, the inside of my house is still awful. I never got to the van, it still needs an oil change and it looks like I have three kids ;). Who knows, perhaps what is left will be finished by tomorrow evening. But, I'm not holding my breath. However, I will have an awesome time in Chicago one way or another so I just need to relax and realize that the mess will wait until I get home. . . sadly.

Saturday, July 3, 2010


Humm, lots going on here and not a lot going on there. When there isn't a lot going on I usually just collapse and enjoy the moment! Lets see.
We got a new furnace and air conditioning because we wanted to take advantage of the rebates and incentives before they were gone.
We just picked all the cherries off my tree, thank goodness this year was a small crop, that was enough!
Cakes and I just got our haircut yesterday and it was so fun! It was the first time I've ever taken her to a salon to get her hair cut, usually I just cut it straight across. The hairstylest gave her an A-line bob and it looks adorable. I love it.
I am going to Chicago in a week for National Conference for Pampered Chef. I'm excited and nervous about that, a whole week with no kids!!! woot!!! Flying to a city I'm unfamiliar with makes a nervous but I'll have friends with me. Flying in general makes me nervous. I don't necessarily have a "fear" of flying but it does make me a little nervous and I really don't like doing it.
I have been hiking at least twice a week this summer because I am getting ready for a 50 mile hike I'll be going on with my family in August. Again, a week with no kids! woot! Just me, my parents and my siblings. I'm really looking forward to it. We'll hike for about a week in the Tetons, we'll carry all our own supplies and I'm fairly sure we're all going to die. ;) Tee hee, just kidding but I'm sure it's going to be much harder than what I remember it being like last time I went.
We haven't gone to the pool yet this year, gone camping with just my family, or spent much time in the garden, it's planted, then forgotten. I need to work on that.
So, things are trudging along here at the Sushiboy household, we just take things one day at a time. And sadly, summer is 1/3 of the way over. Time to work on what we've been missing.