Monday, June 29, 2009

In the end.

It sucks doing a story about your friends. Oh, it starts out fun enough.
"What? Really! That’s amazing. Tell me more."
The news is fresh, it’s exciting. You’re in control. The story emerges and you bring it to life.

But then it gets serious.
"Why? How come?"
Or something goes wrong. Someone may get mad.

And you have to keep going even when it gets too personal. And they may want you to stop. Or turn it off.
But you can’t.
And in the end, you hope they understand.


PlanetClaire was lucky enough to come home with this set list from
Saturdays B52s concert at Mondavi. Note encore songs, including my all
time favorite Planet Claire!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

B-52s Kate

Oooh, Kate is my favorite. She was wearing fabulous fake eyelashes last night. At one point she reached out to the crowd and I touched her hand!!! Wooo hooo !!!

B-52s, Fred

Friday, June 26, 2009

Broke my heart at the Funplex!

PlanetClaire is very excited to announce she's headed to see the B-52s at the Mondavi fest on Saturday night! Big thanks to L Pierce Carson for squeezing me into the group and getting me a ticket.

I listened to my Funplex and B-52s party mix CDs on my way to and from Santa Rosa today. Nothing like a payday Friday and the B-52s to put you in a good mood!

PlanetClaire will report from the concert. Check back here or my Facebook page for updates.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Rush hour.

I thought summer was going to be a chance to catch up on all the odd jobs and projects around the house. Instead, I find myself busier than ever. Someone still needs help with a summer homework packet, a website needs updating, birthday cards need making, a closet needs to be cleaned out, bills paid, papers filed, on and on.

When does MOM get a summer break?
As my about-to-be-15-year-old often texts: "UGH!"

Thursday, June 18, 2009

A summertime treat

Ava loves to get a "cold" hot chocolate with whip at Starbucks. Yum!!!

Camp Huffman

Back when the kids were little and I worked part- time, this mom didn’t celebrate the first day of summer like my kids did.
While they skipped around happily on the last day of school, I pouted like a party pooper.

I saw the writing on the wall.

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Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Latisse Update

Latisse update week 5: I think it's working. When I use my eyelash curler in the morning, the upper lashes seem longer. There are even a couple of lashes in the very middle that seem really long. I've placed a refill order from my Canadian online pharmacy. My first bottle lasted almost six weeks and cost 50% less than U.S. retail prices -- $46. Last time the scrip came from Allergan India via Frankfurt and took about 12 days to arrive. We'll see where it comes from this time.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Surprise showcase

Being a full-time working mom, I had to plan more than just a little to get away for a day in San Francisco with my friend Peta.

We were off to see the San Francisco Designer Showcase house, something I had always wanted to do. When else would I get the chance to see the inside of one of those Pacific Heights mansions?

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