I am alive!

I am quite embarrassed about my rather shameful disappearance over the past few months.  I really have no excuse.  My favorite standby, “I’m SOOOO busy” gets old real  quick.  I hope to make it up to you fabulous readers (whoever is left, that is) by committing to blog regularly.   No longer will I commit to blogging once a day, cause that’s just too darn difficult given the other obligations in my life.  Perhaps when I finally win the millions I’m due to win at Super Lotto, I will have lots of time to write creative and inspired blog entries (as I sip frosty fruity drinks on the beach at whatever vacation destination I happen to be at the time)…. SNAP!  Back to reality, girl.

The reality is it’s Monday after a long Holiday weekend.  In typical Sheila fashion, I went HARD!  Paying for it today, but phew, what an amazing weekend.

Where do I begin?  My sweet, talented, 14 year old nephew, Austin, is staying with us until this Friday… which is just awesome.  I went to pick him up on Friday and enjoyed lunch with his parents (my sister Laura and my bro-in-law Keith).  On the way home, we stopped off at my favorite adult toystore, Best Buy, to pick up the Wii FIT (currently borrowing the Wii game console from the fabulous Jackie & Mark, who are traveling the world at the moment).   The Wii FIT fitness module appeals to my UBER fitness crazed self.  It did not disappoint.  Pizza dinner and hours of fun playing on the Wii that evening.  What a great entertainment invention.  The best part was KO’ing Pete multiple times in Wii boxing – he he he!

Saturday morning, up and at ’em.  Lucy and I decided to run 6 miles instead of walk.  I hadn’t run in over 1 1/2 months since I stubbed my toe on the couch (this is a blog entry of its own, note to self to write about it)… so I started with trepidation.  Luckily we ran into many of Lucy’s puppy & people friends on the trail, so we got lots of chit-chat breaks and I was able to complete the run without any problems.  Hurrah!

Next, I chucked my running shoes to the side and turned into Baking Queen.  I whipped up some coconut macaroons (these beauties are ridiculously EASY to make and everyone who has ever tasted them seems to experience some kind of intense orgasmic pleasure).  I also made some tomato mushroom tarts using fresh tomatoes from Laura/Keith/Austin’s tomato garden.  I had never made them before, so was a bit worried, but they turned out a-ok (it’s pretty difficult to mess up puff pastry and loads of cheese!)

Why the baking spree you ask?  Well, Saturday (4th of July) was the annual ultimate Independence day BBQ/Pool Party at Ayelet’s house.  This is a not-to-be-missed yearly event.  I wanted to contribute to the party hence the baking spree… although I should have known Ayelet would prepare enough food to feed an army.   She always goes all out — grilled steak, veggies, multiple salads, tasty appetizers, etc etc.  This year she outdid even herself by making a giant batch of paella on the BBQ!!  Jeez, that paella also deserves its own blog post!  Ayelet is the hostess with the mostest.   She’s one of the most generous people I know… and that’s the least of what makes her great.  I’m lucky that she’s one of my closest friends.

Anyhoo… cut to 10 hours later and we’re finally getting ready to head home.  You know it’s *some party* when you stay for 10 hours! DRINK FOOD FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK FOOD DRINK FOOD FOOD DRINK.  That was my day Saturday…  with a bit of swimming, games, laughter and fun with good people.  EPIC is the best word to describe the day.   Oh, yeah, also I beat Austin in a little swim race a couple of times too!   Notice a trend?  yah, might have a few competitive bones in me.  🙂

OH! and the weekend is not over…  onto Sunday.  Simply memorable.  Austin and I took BART into the city and met up with pals Alexandra and Wilson to catch the Giants vs. Astros game.   First of all, kicking myself that this was the first game I attended all season.  How did that happen?!?! So wrong.  There is just something about Sunday afternoons at the yard…  Back when I worked right across the street from AT&T Park, I loved mid-week day games as well… but there is something about Sunday afternoons that screams baseball.  What made the day so much more special is that I got to meet the fabulous, charming PCon (Patrick Connor, producer for KNBR).  Those who know me well, know that the KNBR Morning show is very much a part of my life…. almost as much as my family (I said ALMOST people, no need to get your panties in a bunch!) PCon, as he is affectionately called on the show, is the producer and most definitely integral to the success of the show.  He’s one of the most real people I have ever known (and met now!)  Ex-marine guy, sharp as a tack, not afraid to speak his mind, scarily knowledgeable and just plain adorable.  Anyways, I was a bit star-struck, tongue-tied, (lame) when I met him… but it was so fun to get a picture with him.   Also, simply thrilled to be “connected” to him on Twitter!  Gotta love social networking.

Back to the game….such a fun afternoon, but sadly the Giants did not win.  I am going to let it slide cause they are playing really well lately and, guess what?  It’s early but they are leading the Wild Card race… a girl can dream can’t she?!?!


1 Response to “I am alive!”

  1. July 16, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    So glad that you enjoyed the Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons from my blog!

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