Tuesday, May 25, 2010


OMG, can't wait for this to start!!!! Every year, several theaters throughout Orange County offer FREE kids' movies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for 9 weeks during the summer. I love to go to the Spectrum and then let my kids play in the fountain near the food court (and of course get pizza). Here's the list for the Spectrum. I'm not sure if they show both movies on both days, or if they show the first listed one on Tuesday and the second on Wednesday. Usually, the first one is more for younger kids, and the second one is for kids a little older.
Irvine Spectrum 21 & IMAX
65 Fortune Drive
Irvine ,CA 92618
06/22/2010-06/23/2010Tale Of Despereaux - DP (G)
The Spy Next Door - DP (PG)
06/29/2010-06/30/2010Pirates Who Don't Do Anything - DP (G)
Shorts - DP (PG)
07/06/2010-07/07/2010Charlotte's Web - DP (G)
Imagine That - DP (PG)
07/13/2010-07/14/2010Kit Kittredge: American Girl - DP (G)
Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel- DP (PG)
07/20/2010-07/21/2010Space Chimps - DP (G)
Aliens In The Attic - DP (PG)
07/27/2010-07/28/2010Horton Hears A Who - DP (G)
Night At The Museum II - DP (PG)
08/03/2010-08/04/2010Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs - DP (PG)
Where The Wilds Things Are - DP (PG)
08/10/2010-08/11/2010Monsters Vs. Aliens - DP (PG)
Paul Blart: Mall Cop - DP (PG)
08/17/2010-08/18/2010Hotel For Dogs - DP (PG)
Ice Age: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs - DP (PG)
08/24/2010-08/25/2010Madagascar 2 - DP (PG)
The Spiderwick Chronicles - DP (PG)

If you don't live near the Spectrum, try this website and find the closest ones to you:

Friday, May 14, 2010


Is anyone else super stressed out? And feel like you're busy ALL the time no matter what you do? I literally have not stopped moving since 6:10 am, when Benji woke up, but I feel like I'm not even close to getting my stuff done.
  • I'm behind two issues on our news magazine.
  • I have 4 more phone numbers to call for the first time for Ethan's preschool to ask for donations. And I left messages with the other 7 businesses, WHICH TOOK ME ALMOST AN HOUR, so I'll have to follow up with them again. Extremely obnoxious.
  • This morning I finished up two ugly giant display boards for the International Festival tomorrow. They look like a 2nd grader made them, and it looks like a sloppy 30 minutes of work, but no, I spent literally 2 1/2 hours on each one. That's right, 5 hours of work for an ugly board that looks cheesy. I'm a little bitter about this, yes.
  • Also this morning, I did finish writing thank you notes for Benji's birthday presents, so I guess that's good.
  • I'm in the process of reading two long websites about caring for our new guinea pigs. I have to read them, then sign a contract saying I read them. I estimate that will take me another 30 minutes to read them. Great.
  • I've been trying to clean the house for days ... literally. I can usually get one tiny area done, then it's either destroyed by children, or I get distracted by the hundreds of other things to do. I HAVE GOT TO finish cleaning this weekend. Our house looks like a tornado came through.
  • Oh, and there's the never-ending laundry! I put away two clean loads today that have been sitting in the basket for 4 days, but now I have two more loads to put away. Gosh, how I hate laundry. I will die of joy the day we have a washer and dryer in our house. But then I wouldn't ever get to experience the wonder of washing IN my house, so I guess I won't die. I'll just be giddy with happiness.
  • And tonight, I have to shop for ingredients for sadza and relish for the International Festival tomorrow.
  • On that note, I'll be at the International Festival tomorrow from 9 am till 3 pm. Then back at the Old Rec Ctr again for about 2 hours that night for the outdoor movie. I love my job, don't get me wrong, but on occasion, it makes me feel overwhelmed.
  • And I just spent 15 minutes writing this post. But that's okay, at least, it will be if at least 3 people read it; that would make it worthwhile.
Okay, so after all that complaining, I have a question. For those of you who feel balanced in your life, and who are able to keep up with your chores and housework and paperwork and bills and reading and general what-not, HOW DO YOU DO IT???? I need help, really; I feel like I'm drowning in busyness. And I don't want to be that way. I want to focus more on my kids and being an available mommy. Not a mommy who says, "Just a minute" or "Not right now; I'm busy" all the time. Who wants a mommy like that?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Cutest Blog on the Block ... my foot!

I've tried three separate times to do a background on my blog from cutestblogontheblock.com. It won't work. I've tried it from Safari and from Firefox. I follow the directions exactly. What am I doing wrong? Someone help! My blog is so ugly and I want it to be cute like everyone else's.