We arrived back in L.A. yesterday afternoon, picked up Maya, and in the span of 5 hours I…
- spent way too much money at Target
- stocked up on just about everything Trader Joe’s has to offer
- battled the horrendous traffic home
- emptied 3 suitcases
- went for a walk with Maya to tire her out (I only tired myself out)
- read her 2 books
- made dinner
- baked granola bars with Maya (more on that later)
- gave her a bath
- worked on her math skills
- and fell asleep in front of American Idol
It’s great to be home. I mean, why would I want to hang out at Caesar’s Palace when I could be sorting Ali’s laundry?
Or what kind of crazy person would I be if I enjoyed a gondola ride at the Venetian more than explaining to Maya 1,000 times that a lowercase “i” is simply a line with a little dot on it. It is NOT a line with a giant circle on top of it.
And why would I want to be back at a Maroon 5 concert on the Mandalay Bay Beach when I could hear Maya sing a offkey version of “Say What You Need to Say” as she dominates my iPad?
I’ll throw one in for Ali…why would he rather be driving me crazy working from home today when he could be watching the hot girls who were paid to dance on the tables at the computer nerd reception we attended on our last night in Vegas?
That is a rhetorical question. Of course.
On to the real questions…
Q: What does your husband do? You both seem to have a lot of travel opportunities! AND I love the look of your daughter’s room from your About pg! nice pic of the family! did you decorate it yourself, or hire someone (or a friend)?
A: Ali works in marketing for a computer hardware/software reseller. He has always travelled quite a bit and now that my job is flexible I am finally able to go with him from time to time. I also take real vacations now, something I never used to be able to do. That will soon change though as Maya starts kindergarten in the fall and I won’t be able to take off whenever I feel like it anymore. Not that I should be doing that anyway, as I have a child!
Maya’s room was decorated, for the most part, by my mother. When we moved in I had the stripes done by a painter but my mom did almost everything else. My contribution was the rug which I don’t particularly care for anymore and I ordered the canopy for Maya’s bed. I like things to look nice but home decor doesn’t particularly interest me so I leave it to people who know what they are doing.
Q: What skin products do you use?
A: If I may steal a line from Clueless – my skin is like a Monet…from afar it looks pretty decent but up close it’s a big mess. What I’m trying to say is that although my skin looks okay in the photos you see on this blog it really isn’t that good! When I was younger the dermatologist gave me every prescription known to man with no results. It was only after I eliminated sugar, soy, peanuts, almonds, and dairy that my skin and I formed a fairly good relationship. I use Cetaphil face wash and SPF 15 moisturizer, Avalon Organics Night Creme, and I wear little to no makeup. Things are precarious but I’m hoping for the best.
Q: What is your typical workout routine?
A: I used to be obsessed with the gym….you can find that post here. I still exercise every day but no longer at the pace I used to. I do yoga 3-4 days a week (from yogadownload.com), I run 1-2 days a week, I do strength training 2-3 days a week, and I walk a few miles every day. Lately I’ve been determined to get to level 3 of the 30 Day Shred and I am slowly making my way there.
More questions to come…but right now I have to answer a far more pressing question posed by Ali: “What are we having for lunch?”
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy working from home together?