July 22, 2002
Pooh Test

LOL! Look at this....

Take the 100 Acre Personality Quiz!

Okay, don't agree with the "slow" part, but maybe just "simple!"


Posted by Brie at 07:23 AM
July 18, 2002
Friday Five 19-July-02

1. Where were you born? In Seattle, Washington at Seattle General Hospital (hmmm, maybe that's why I like that soap opera???)

2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don't live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not? I grew up mostly in central California (Fresno area), but always wanted to move back to Seattle. I'm now living in North San Diego County and still think I would like to move there, but know that John never would due to the rain.

3. Where in the world do you feel the safest?I feel very safe at home 90% of the time. Every once in awhile I feel a little panic attack coming on, but usually it's when John is working at night, and I am alone with the kids.

4. Do you feel you are well-traveled? For the most part, I've been able to see a lot of places. I've been as far as India, even! Of course that's my only international trip to speak of, and would still love to get to Europe and Australia.

5. Where is the most interesting place you've been? Probably India, as it was quite a surreal culture shock for me. I was fascinated with how people lived and how much they appreciated things they had. Quite a bit different than us egocentric westerners!

Posted by Brie at 09:28 PM
July 09, 2002
Lotus Poem

Someone posted this for me on eDiets. Ahhhh, so peaceful!

Petals soft and supple
Colors bright and cool
Flower of the Lotus
Like a sparkling jewel

So gentle as she carries
The softness of her way
Her gift is like a blessing
That glides with gentle sway

Beauty so abounding
In silence not a sound
Comes with gentle essence
So soft with life abounds

Mesmerizing beauty
Now floats in pure content
Bringing so much luster
Such beauty she presents

Love to watch her drifting
So peaceful naturally
Petals of the lotus
Reaching out to me

Calming scene so royal
For special eyes to see
Floating in the glory
Of nature's harmony.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
©used with permission

Posted by Brie at 08:08 PM
July 05, 2002
Friday Five 05-Jul-2002

1. Where are you right now? I am sitting in our new house in the family room at the temporary computer station watching the boys play XBox.

2. What have you lost recently? Hmmm, I lost my keys last week. Couldn't find them anywhere. Ends up my daughter had taken them and put them in one of our many boxes. Other than that I can't find anything in all these boxes to say whether or not I've truly lost something or if it's just packed somewhere.

3. What was the first CD you ever purchased? I have no idea. With John and mine CD shopping frenzy, there's no telling what we bought when. I think the first CD I got, specifically for me, was probably either Peter Gabriel's "So" or Paul Simon's "Graceland."

4. What is your favorite kind of writing pen? My favorite pen is a PENTEL R.S.V.P.® Ballpoint in fine black ink. As much writing as I do, the right pen means the world!

5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Here in San Diego we have a great place called Cold Stone Creamery where they will hand mix any flavors/toppings/nuts/fruits/etc. in you ice cream. My favorite combination is caramel and almonds in their double chocolate ice cream. Yummy! My oldest son's favorite is strawberry and graham cracker in their lemon sorbet.

Posted by Brie at 09:27 AM
July 03, 2002
New Home and Various Other Thoughts....

Well, it's been awhile since I posted so I thought I would check in! Here are my random thoughts for today..........

New Home LOVE IT! It was hell getting and moving out of the other house, but am so thrilled and happy to be in new home. It just seems so much more airy and light. Kids love the backyard and are out on a daily basis, which is very good for them. The master bath is wonderful, nice and spacious, with room enough even for someone my size! Hurrah! Have rediscovered joy of taking baths as way to relax. We are doing some minor things to the house, including shopping for some new smaller furniture. Seems our wonderful couch set we purchased 3 years ago is a bit big for the new space. Have to figure it all out. Am hopeful that we will be able to rearrange things in the family room and just have to purchase furniture for the "media" room. That would be great, as I am quite attached to our blue furniture. We still have MUCH unpacking to do, but will hopefully get some of that done this weekend.

Eating Right and Exercising So this is my second week of the "Ultimate Challenge" through eDiets. I signed up with a team called "Changing Women" who are all very much into the Ya-Ya Sisterhood/Steel Magnolias kind of mindset. Very nice and supportive group! I managed to exercise 180 minutes last week and lose 1 pound. It's so hard when you have so much to lose to have it come off slowly, like that. But I do know that if you lose it too fast, it comes back like a ricochet, only heavier. So am just concentrating on making myself healthier. Doing yoga daily and watching what I eat and drinking loads of water (120 oz yesterday!). Think I need to get a cardio machine of some sort though, like a treadmill or stairmaster. Hmmmmm, more furniture........

NPR You know I heard, the other day, while watching The Screen Savers on TechTV that NPR (National Public Radio) was not allowing people to link to their website. What is so PUBLIC about that? I would think that the more people that link to your website, the more traffic you would have, the better. Especially when you rely on the PUBLIC to support your station. Hmmmmmm....... NPR NPR NPR NPR :)

Audio Books So my latest fancy is audio books. I love them! With the kids and work, etc, etc, I don't have time to sit and read a good book. The solution? Audio Books! Hurrah! I just finished "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason" by Helen Fielding which I had already read, but enjoyed nonetheless. The woman who did the reading (don't know her name) was so entertaining! It was the unabridged version which I got from the library ($1 a week). What a fabulous idea! With almost 3 hours of commute time, it is a worthwhile investment. Makes the commute much more pleasant!

Okay, enough boring stuff from me......later!

Posted by Brie at 08:40 AM