Picara Baby Carriers

Thursday, July 10, 2008


My health has been concerning lately and I need to talk about it.  But I figure that I shouldn't on a blog that is linked with the business, so I'm making a clean break.  This will continue to be the business blog for Picara and my new health blog will be at Do You Hear an Echo?

Come and visit, and learn about cardiomyopathy, medications and our journey attempting surrogacy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Like waiting for a prom date

Sarah has been on a trip with her father since Sunday. They are due back here any time now. I am sitting here on the couch with butterflies. I haven't felt this anticipation in a while. When Frank and I got married, I was calm. But when Sarah comes home from a trip, I'm all aflutter.
Like a girl waiting for her prom date. :)
Man, I've missed her.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

My big girl

Sarah is off on a trip with her dad until Friday. This is the longest I've been away from her since she was born. sniff sniff. I miss her dearly, but I'm being so very, very productive here at the house. We've gotten pictures from the wedding printed, mounted and hung. We've cleaned, organized, and laid around. We're going out for a movie tonight.
I'm taking the train down to visit my mom and granny tomorrow. They have "Game Night" once a week and I thought it would be fun to join in. The train is cheaper than gas, it's finally happened that mass transit makes more sense.
And now, eye candy:

Sarah with Papa John at the wedding.

Thursday, June 05, 2008


We've gotten some good press lately. I just thought I'd link to some of the most recent reviews.

Bay Area Mommy

Cool Mom Picks
Sweet Mama
Seven Dogs and a Baby
The Opinionated Parent

So, click away, comment and enjoy!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


The wedding is over. The school year is almost done. Sniff, sniff, my little girl is almost in First Grade. We have plans for a party, tons of friends coming over, lots of summer plans.
Yet, I'm still dragging. Having a hard time moving forward into this new life of ours.

We're seeing if we can have a baby and I know some of the news from that front is causing anxiety (ya think?) and some depression. My heart isn't as strong as it used to be, physically or emotionally. I sometimes think I should just throw in the towel and choose to not have any more children. But, I know I won't. I know that we will have more children, however they come into our lives.

Sarah has started calling this, "Project Baby". She has dug out tons of her old baby clothes and cloth diapers. There is a fair chance that at some point she will try to dress the cats. Right now all her stuffed animals, dolls and anything that has arms and legs is dressed with a diaper and possibly a sunhat.

In other news I applied for a grant for the elementary school so that we can paint a mural on the wall over the (almost defunct) kindergarten garden. Or as we've dubbed it, "The KinderGarden". I'm taking a community mural class at Precita Eyes in SF to get ready. We've already got an artist's sketch and most of the information we need. Now to get district approval before painting. It sounds kind of bass ackwards to get the grant before approval, but with budgets so tight I knew we didn't have a chance of approval without funding, so I put in the application anyways.

Funny story:
Sarah was sick as a dog during the wedding, she was ill for 3 days before and 4 afterwards, so all in all over a week. Most of the pictures she looks sedate, somewhat serene, sometimes longsuffering. But, and there is always a but with her, in some of the pictures she was seriously loopy.
I'll post some pictures below and see if you can spot what I'm talking about.

All of Frank's family and a cross eyed Sarah. She was cross eyed in a series of about 6 photos. Thank goodness we got one where her eyes are normal or Frank's parents would have a conniption fit.

Pretending to be old, infirm and jumping around on canes from the B&B.

Friday, March 14, 2008

Happy π Day!

Yes, I'm a geek. It's not like you didn't know that.

Happy π Day to everyone. Have some pie, make a pie, buy a pie.

We had apple pie turnovers for breakfast, ham and cheese handheld pies for lunch and will be having a quiche and shephards pie for dinner. Followed by Marie Callendar's Razzleberry pie.

All in all, we should be sick by, oh about 8 pm.

Friday, March 07, 2008

My life in list form

1. Have no time for anything. Friends, email, cleaning, cooking, shopping for adequate meals, etc.

2. Have taken both of my cats to the emergency vet in the last week. One miraculously healed herself in the 4 hour wait, the other, abcess that I found while waiting for the vet.

3. Have missed Lost this week. I'll watch it tonight online, but shhhh don't spoil it for me. I'm hampered in my blog surfing today by not wanting to spoil myself.

4. Have a wedding shower on Sunday. Yes, my own. No, I'm not excited. In fact I have two cold sores and a sore jaw from grinding my teeth thinking about it. One word. Fartnasty's. That's the nickname for the restaurant from my childhood.

5. Have a friend that I'm missing desperately that I know is going through alot and I can't find the time to really reconnect on a regular basis. Spotty emails will have to suffice. I suck.

6. Have tons of business stuff going on, woohoo, oh wait, business takes TIME.

7. Almost was in an accident at 1 am this morning driving cat #2 back from emergency vet. No more late nights for me.

8. Need to find a nice outfit for said wedding shower.