la Ketch

my life story

Tuesday, December 30, 2008


It’s 70 degrees and sunny today. The air quality is fantastic. This is why people live in LA man. This is it. It’s almost January! Some people might not like this. I don’t understand them but it leaves more room for those of us who do. It’s just stunning out and it puts me in the most wonderful mood. It feels wonderful to be alive.

I think that 2008 was one of the longest years in my life. So much has happened. When I think back to this time last year, it seems so long ago, so far away. With everything going on in these “interesting” times I certainly feel extremely grateful for all that I have. It’s a lot. HEALTH, HEALTHY BABY, OWN HOME, HAVE JOB. Dear god it’s a lot. Thank you God, thank you angels, thank you.

I started reading this blog that the Gallivanting Monkey links to and I’m totally addicted to her ghosty stories and ability to talk to the dead. It’s awakened all sorts of things in me that have been dormant for a while, lucid dreams and an interest in telepathy, etc. It’s cool. One thing she talks about a lot is life purpose and how most people are looking to understand what there purpose is in this particular life. It’s not a question that I’ve often asked myself because I think I’ve always known why I am here. Of course it’s easy to forget and lose track and lose sight and get caught up in petty things. I decided after reading her blog for 3 hours one day that I would do a meditation on why I am here and what my life’s purpose is.

So I did. I went home and Deron was teaching that night (this was like 2 weeks ago) and Davey was asleep and I did a little meditation and I asked my spirit guides to tell me what life’s purpose is. My answer came to me immediately and it was clear as a bell. This is what I heard – “refurbish and redecorate your condo”

I’m not joking. That’s what I heard.

Well it’s nice to know they have a sense of humor.

So that’s what I’ll do. And I think it’s great because not only is it funny but it does make a point. I’m here to live my life. To go to work and create a home for my family and live in the home and to love each other. I’m here to love and be loved and pick flooring and paint colors.

I’m truly blessed.

New Years Resolutions are stupid but I’m trying to not eat sweets for one month. No sweets until February. We’ll see if it helps. I’ve gained a ton of weight and I can’t fit into my clothes and I can’t afford to buy new clothes so I better lose the weight. Also I’m going to try and walk more for longer amounts of time. In New York I had to walk up 6 flights of stairs just to get to work everyday. Also we would walk to the park at least 3-4 times a week. Here we’ve been just strolling around the complex with davey who walks SLOW and I drive to work and take an escalator (no one walks up the escalators here). Car culture = Fat Ass. BUT since the weather is so nice I have no excuse not to get out there and do it. I’m doing it.

Please don’t bring up the 100 sit ups a day for 100 days challenge of 07. it was stupid and you let me off the hook to easily.

Happy new year!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

getting sh%# done

I guess there’s this really popular book called “Getting Things Done” which I’ve never read. Dup has read it. He has it actually. I’ve always wanted to read it but I guess I’ve just been too busy doing things to get around to it. The funny story I heard about the person who wrote the book was that it was so wildly popular that the publisher gave him a huge advance to write another book but he never finished it. Hilarious.

I love to get things done and I have a hard time relaxing if I'm not either doing something or I have exhausted myself from the doing. I'd like to read the book but I also feel like it's realy more for people who have trouble getting things done. I more have the opposite problem. I do really like to have a balance of relaxing and getting things done though and this weekend was a perfect balance of that.

We got a lot of things done and some things we didn’t get done. I could spend a lot of time focusing on the things we didn’t get done but I’m choosing to focus on the things we did. I also like to count the relaxing parts as doing. Taking a nap is getting something done. It sounds sedintary but it is actually active. You are catching up on sleep. It was a nice weekend mainly because,besides a play that Dup went to see on Saturday night, we had no plans. I had blocked out the whole weekend on the calendar to “PAINT DAVEY’S ROOM” but we decided to hire a professional to do it so we were left with no plans, yay! I think I’d rather wait and pay more and do that with all of the rooms because it’s a permanent space and I want it done right. We choose Davey’s room first because it’s the smallest and also in the worst shape. I guess once it’s done we will spend all of our time there.

So anyway, hiring the pro (I think he’ll come this week some day to do it. Still waiting to hear) freed up the weekend. These are the things we did:

Secured the balcony so that Davey can’t fall off of it.
Got bagel sandwiches and walked to the library.
Took a long nap.
Walked around the complex, looked at the ducks and the cats.
Played on slide.
Did all of the laundry
Washed the down comforter
Washed the couch cushion covers
Ate pizza and salad.
Got Christmas tree.
Decorated Christmas tree and condo for christmas.
Listened to Christmas music.
Watched “Pee Wee’s Christmas Special”
Watched “Charlie Brown Christmas Special”
Made pancackes and bacon (ate it).
Walked around the complex, looked at ducks and cats.
Played on slide.
Ate pizza and salad..
Watched Entourage.

That’s a lot of things! One thing that I really wanted to do but didn’t get to was de-spider the balcony. While I was securing it so that Davey won’t fall off it, I noticed that the thing is crawling with spiders: webs, dead spiders, alive spiders, spider eggs, spider cocoons. It’s enough to make you tear your eyes out. I know that spiders are “good luck” and that they eat bugs and don’t get me wrong I love spiders. I just don’t want them taking over, which apparently is the plan in full motion.

Next weekend….