Saturday, April 3, 2010

Project 365 Week 14

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It is week 14 and we are done with Really???. This was also the first week of my spring break and we got a lot of things done in a very relaxing way. Just what I needed. Go on over to Sara's blog and see what everyone else's week was like.


Healthy Homemade Clam Chowder

I made clam chowder in a bread bowl. Oh.My.Gosh. was it good. Less then 200 cals for a serving of chowder, the bowl was extra (of course). Rich and I decided it is a keeper recipe.



Here we all are, well except for the camerawoman, getting read to watch our favorite show Chuck. This is the ONLY show that I watch regularly, as in I haven't missed an episode. We all have our "spots". Mine is in between Andrew and Bella.


Clean Closets

Today was one of my white tornado days. I completely went through and de-cluttered and organized Bella's room. I didn't take any before pics, but here is her very clean closet. We went through and organized all her Barbies for the garage sale. I hope she makes some money because she really worked hard today.

Have I mentioned how much I HATE garage sales??


OMG It's Andrew and Maggie

Maggie is just such a easy going pooch. She loves it when we cuddle up with her. Here is Andrew all snuggled up with his favorite dog. I KNOW I got a picture of Andrew. I wanted to take another as this one's lighting was bad, but he would have nothing to do with that. I really need to get better at capturing him in one shot, cause you know there isn't going to be a second chance.


Catching Up With Erin

My former student who will be graduating COLLEGE at the end of this year met me for lunch. This girl is so special to me. She was a music teacher's dream student and now she is a dream alum. She always makes me feel like I am a good teacher and she cares so much for my kids. She is a definite ego inflater!! I know she will be such a success on her next journey. Isn't she also gorgeous?? (and yes I cut my hair off)



We didn't have the kids so Rich and I used the rest of my gift certificate to a very shee-shee-fru-fru restaurant in Malibu. We had Yellowtail Sashimi (Rich's Favorite), soft crab shell cut roll, sole with crispy spinach, and to die for tempura rock shrimp in a creamy spicy sauce. It was sooo good!! We had a great date night and enjoyed each other's company so much!!



It was John's weekend with the kids, but he knows how much the kids and I love having Easter together. So he let me have the kids tonight so we can do Easter together tomorrow, complete with a scavenger hunt for their baskets. God has blessed me with an ex who really cares about our kids enough to know how to make this divorce situation work for the kids. This is the way it is supposed to be. It was the perfect night for a fire. Rich's started up the fire pit and we roasted marshmallows and had s'mores. The kids really enjoy our fire pit. It was a great gift for Rich if I do say so myself!!

In Summary: I love having some time off. I love it when my house is organized and de-cluttered. And I don't want to jinx it but three of my seven pictures have Andrew in Having family time is a real blessing for me, but some alone time with Rich for some really expensive Japanese food that we got for free is also really nice!!!

More Later

- A Ro


  1. Happy Easter!!!

    looks like a great week...especially since you captured a picture of your son.

  2. What a wonderful week! I think the photo of "a boy and his dog" is great :-) Yay for clean closets -- if only they stayed that way. LOL

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  3. Great pictures! I love how PINK Bella's closet is - but where are the penguins? Heh. Your student looks like Emma Watson - so, yes, beautiful!

  4. you certainly enjoyed your week...very good pics!
    i had to wrong post noted at first...i've fixed it now.
    Our spring break just started, so we have a week to go...maybe i'll get some great new pics w/ dd ...she only has a month left b4 she i'll soon be busy with graduation stuff.

  5. Happy Easter...

    Great job on Bella's closet... I hope my craft room ends up looking that organized when I am done with it next week.

    I love garage sales... I really don't know why but I have always enjoyed the thrill of it!

    BTW - I got a homemade Wedding card today at church and thought of you... it looked so beautiful... simple and classy

  6. Is it possible to have low-cal chowder?
    Love the family relaxing evening, every one their own spot.
    FSNF--I love those special 'former student now friends'
    Great week.

  7. looks like we are both doing good this week at capturing our sons in photos. i got a couple of mine too.

    that chowder looks amazing, as does the clean closet. and the restaurant sounds pretty amazing too. i am having second thoughts about visiting Cali after hearing that you guys had an earthquake!!!

  8. Nobu????? I'm pea green with envy.

  9. Yeah for a super productive week and for all the shots of Andrew!! :)
    Your date night sounds wonderful. All of that food would be new to these taste buds.
    Love the pic with your former student! My music teacher was an inspriration to me too and I always love going back to see him, even all these years later.
    Have a super week!!

  10. That's so neat that your former student comes to visit you. I should totally do that with mine.

    Glad you had a date night! (I'm jealous...)

    Love Chuck!!!

    And...can you come do the closets at MY house???