Monday, February 20, 2006

Happy cows come form CA.....

I left my heart in San Francisco but no worries, instead , I got myself double chin ;

Anyway. On valentines day we thought we should do something on Presidents day weekend, since it is loooong weekend we should drive somwhere . So we did decide to go to San Francisco. At first we thought we shuld start driving on Friday, but after checking weather forecast Nick though it is better to do so on saturday morning.
Well, I woke up on saturday morning and was unable to move. My upper back, neck sholders hurt so bad, I was in tears. It took me 15 minutes to get off the bed. I was in HORRID pain, and I knew it was because of weather- everytime it rains, my back/neck hurt. So after 2 hours of icing/heating my neck and back I thought , what the heck, I can not my back pain to ruin our weekend- I got bags backed in 15 minutes and off we drowe.( I was still in horrid pain, and was unable to move my neck.

to All of you, who have seen commercials- Great cheese comes from happy cows, and happy cows come from california-( or something like that) . At first I laughed at those commercials- Ca for me was Orange county- over populated, overpriced and overrated . But on our way to SF we saw that happy cows indeed live in California. I have never ever ever ever seen so many cows, lambs/sheeps in my life and they were all happily eating green american grass. ( and I thought there is no real grass in california( what a fool I Have been). Anyway, I made my point- Happy cows come from ca, and I feel now more comfy eating California cheese. :)
Landscape between Los angeles and san francisco was amazing . For a moment I got a feeling like I was in Lord of the rings movie- ( the part where all those hobbits lived), it was so green, round hills, beautiful trees, green, rain and sunshine and we saw few rainbows. IT was BEAUTIFUL:)

We started driving around 10.30 and we arrived in SF around 9 pm. Nick drowe most of the time ( good for him)

(view from Cable car window)
On sunday we woke up around 7.30, ate breakfast and hit the down.
First we took cable car drive from downtown to Wishermans Wharf. Cable car drive was cool experience. SF is very hilly and views were amazing, but I was scared out of my mind. What if cable broke and .....( you know what comes next). After 20 minute ride we made it to Wishermans wharf. Took few cool pictures and took next cable car back to hotel( we had to check out). Regina and Gabriel were complaning the whole time. IT was really cold there and we were not fully ready for higher winds and chillier weather. But they did ok. I asked from Regina if whe was having fun and she told me- DISNEYLAND is fun, this is not. lol

After we checked out from Marriot, we headed to discover rest of SF, We saw Golden gate Bridge - and only that was worth the 8 hour trip from OC. Then we went to Pier 39 . OH my GUSH, It was tooo crowded, seemed like every person who has never been to SF had hit Pier 39. IT was hard to breathe there.

I really mean it. But still, it was amazing experience. Views from there were breath taking. :):):)
It was around 1.30, and we wanted to eat lunch, and wait times in every restaurant were around 40 minutes. So we waited , and waited and waited and finally got our food, :)

After Pier 39 we went to Monterey and stayed there for a night. And on monday morning we started driving home . On our way home we got to see the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen ( Santa Barbara area). And then nick just took us home. :)

It was cool trip. But since we had kids on board we had not many chances to do wine tasting( on a way to SF and back to LA there are lots of winerys on a road. And lots of them had free wine tasting. We did step into one winery Laetitia and sampled few wines :)

oh, I almost forgot to mention 17 Mile drive. Oh, wow, you got to take that 17 mile drive to experience the beauty of Northen CA. :)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

What the hell???

Seriously. I am so sick of getting sick all the time. Who put a spell on me? Speak out now.

Anyway. Past week I have been having these horrible abdominal pains. At first I thought it is something I ate. But when I had to use bathroom every 10 minutes or so I knew that it was my bladders fault. So I went to see my favorite Dr and he told me what I allready knew- I have bladder infection- second one this year. Bloody hell- because of deductible I had to pay 111 dollar co pay to get my very much needed antibiotics. FCUK. Oh, that FCUK is another problem. My husband really was hoping to get layed real soon, but since I am no condition to have sex, I do not see this happening in near future ( like in 10 days), and in 10 days he will be leaving to china. So, there you go. I make my hushusband misarable.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Happy Valentines day.

It is by chance we met, by choice we became friends.
Friendship is a strange thing---
we find ourselves telling each other the deepest details of our lives,
things we don't even share with our families who raised us.
But what is a friend? A confidant? A lover?
A fellow email junkie? A shoulder to cry on?
An ear to listen? A heart to feel?...
A friend is all these things...and more.
No matter where we met, I call you friend.
A word so small yet so large in feeling,
a word filled with emotion.

It is true great things come in small packages.
Once the package of friendship has been opened,
it can never be closed.
It is a constant book always written
waiting to be read and enjoyed.
We may have our disagreements, we may argue,
we may concern one another,
friendship is a unique bond that lasts through it all.

A part of me is put into my friends,
some it is my humor, some it is my listening ear,
some it is real life experiences, some it is my romanticism
but with all, it is friendship.

Friendships forged are a construct stronger
than steel built as a foundation,
necessary for life and necessary for love.
Friends----you and me
You brought another friend and then there were 3.
We started our group
Our circle of friends and like that circle
There is no beginning or end...
~author unknown

Dear Friends.
Love you ..

Sunday, February 12, 2006

GO Eesti, Go Eesti.

Kristina Smigun of Estonia celebrates winning the Gold Medal after winning the Womens Cross Country Skiing 15km (7.5+7.5) Pursuit Final (Getty Images)

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

I can allready see you all screaming- What the hell were you thinking, painting your family room orange..... I really needed something really wild, so I decided to paint my family room orange. 3 days and 4 coats( did I get spelling right) of paint I finally got my orange. My friend( who is mexican) is making fun of me. She tells me that I am Mexican in training b/c people in mexico also love in bright colors and she thinks I am grazy for painting my 1,4 million dollar house these grazy colors. She tells me that no real estate salesman will not want to sell our house before we paint it back to neutral colors. But who says we want to sell our house?? I am just having fun with color and loving it. So all of you just have to deal with it ;)

Monday, February 06, 2006

Pittsburgh 21, Seattle 10
That was fun!!lol Past sunday I had honor to attend my first ever superbowl party. Before I was invited I had no idea who was playing, but I did little research before heading out of house- at least I wanted to know who was playing and how they got there.
I have been in US for almost 8 years , and I never ever watched superbowl before, I have been never invited to superbowl party or ever ate superbowl food( it comes with party). But thanks to my dear friend Maire I finally had chance to see what the fuzzzzzz is all about. If you ask me- So , how was the game- I would tell you- what game? I was clued to my plate , and my beer. And when people cheered and screamed and yelled and laughed, I just raised my head and look But it was fun anyway- partys are always fun.

Maires husband was guy of the day. HE prepeared all the food(almost, except foods the other people bought with them). He had marinated beef, chicken shrimp and grilled them, he had beans , onions, corn- you know, all the good stuff- and food really was awsome:) Thnks Maire and Steve one more time for doing this.:)

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Arvake ara, mis ma tana oma aias, laimipoosa vahelt piilumas nagin? Yup!!! nartsissi- kohe kevade tunne tuli peale.