Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Top 2 and I've been Naughty

I have a LONG post about this past weekend. I did something "bad" so I have to be careful where I post this from.(i.e- we don't want the people that send me a paycheck to know) so that post will be comming...soon. Tonight. or tomorrow. I have to cath up on "Weeds" since I forgot it was on last night.
The Undomestic Momma posted this fun Top 2 US Cities, here are mine {you probably know this already}:

#1. New Orleans. I can't say enought about this wonderful place. I'll just say to me is Magical.

#2.Chicago. I've been there twice for work and I loved it. I was able to sightsee mostly at night but I loved it. It felt like a cleaner New York. I would not mind visiting again.

I have to say that I always find something that I love from every place I've visited (CA, Las Vegas, CT, FL, etc, etc, so its hard to decide which one was the second. (and lets not forget my East Coast!- NJ-PA-MA-NYC!!!)

in other news...

I have this scented collection that I adore. It was given to me as a gift and I love it, but the cream from the set always seemed to me way too thick, so I don't use it much. Last night after my shower I put the cream on and I'm thinking to myself: "self, this is just WAY too gooey and thick" - I don't wanna know what kind of searches are gonna come from that sentence. Then it dawn on me after looking closely....it says SHOWER CREAM!!! (its the one at the center of the picture)

I've been using the shower soap as a body cream. So I came out of the bathroom all sticky -because Lord knows I'm NOT taking another shower-motherhood will do that to you. My oldest asks what's so funny, so I tell him and he doesnt believe me.

Here I go to the kitchen and put water on my arm, rub it a little bit and a soapy lather appeared!

Yeap my peeps, you can just add water to me and I can take a shower while walking around, I'm like one of those ACME products: just add water!

This stuff only happens to me :)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I'm following along "Dare to be Domestic" questions: (go see her, she is funny!)

1. What is your lucky number? 9 ( both of my kids Bday add up to 9, and I was born in September.

2. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? In a home with a beautiful porch... with another kid. Playing house.

3. What is your favorite song of all time? Time in a Bottle by Sting or "Moon over Bourbon Street" also by Sting (but my favorite Music Video is Smooth Criminal by MJ)

4. Do you love football? Who's your team? No thank you.

5. What's your most cherished item?Uhm...my wedding ring and my Scrapbooks

6. If you had 24 hours to live, how would you spend them? Going away to a cabin with the hubs and kids

7. Were you named after anyone? yeap...Patty Hearst, the American newspaper heiress who got kidnapped and ended up joining her captors.

8. What is your can't live without beauty product? Moisturizer with SPF and Mascara

Now to the other questions she answered, cause I though they were funny:

1. What was/is your high school’s mascot?
we didn't have one

2. If you could punch one Disney character in the face, who would it be? Donald Duck, he annoys me.

3. If you were stranded on an island, who would be the LAST person you would want there with you? Scarlett Johansson...long story but there was a pizza cutter incident

4. What is your favorite kind of cheese?I love cheese, but I think probably "Queso de Hoja" which is like our version of Mozzarella.

5. What is the weirdest place you ever had to go to the bathroom? In the car

6. Do you like camping? I love it but I haven't been in 4 yrs

7. What is your most irrational fear? some Ghost...don't ask

8. Are you a cat or a dog person? I had both (along with turtles and birds), and I love both, right now we are a cat family

Now Questions from Shana @ Fumbling Towards Normalcy.

1. Who was the first person you ever kissed and how old were you?I was 12, his name was Anthony and it was gross.

2. What is your all time favorite television show? Gilmore Girls...I still can watch the old episodes and love every minute of it.

3. If you could only eat one meal for a month, what would it be? Stuffed cabbage or Sushi

4. If you could live anywhere in the world where would you choose and why? New Orleans baby! I fell in love with that city when visited, is beautiful, the food is amazing and it reminds me of back home somehow.

5. When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up? A Doctor and a Singer

6. What is the best joke you ever heard? I have an 18 yr old in the house and the hubs...my whole life is full of jokes!

7. If you could trade lives with anyone for a week, who would it be? Martha Stewart. I freaking love her! I want her kitchen.

8. What song evokes the strongest memories when you hear it and what does it remind you of?there are too many..."Forever Young" by Rod Stewart reminds me of my oldest. "One" by U2 reminds me of the hubs. Anything by Jonny Lang reminds me of New Orleans...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I'm singing in the rain...again!

Nothing much to talk about except that now my life is back to semi normal and I no longer play Taxi driver at night. However on days like this, cloudy...waiting for the rain to fall- I feel like I write the same post over and over.

There are some things in life that just make me happy. Rain is one of them.
I love cloudy rainy days. I love the smell of the rain (Tori, stop shaking your head...I'm not the only crazy person out there that can ACTUALLY smell the rain!) To me is like a cleansing of sorts. It feels like with each droplet of water my worries will be washed away. I love the puddles it makes and I can't wait until I can take the little one to play in the rain with me. I remember back home it felt so wonderful to hear the rain, to smell it, to sit in the rocking chair on the second floor balcony and watched the world pass by in a rush, trying unsuccessfully to avoid it. Oh, they where a few that actually slowed down and just took their time, enjoying it like I do. Letting it wash away the worries of the world.

Rain doesn't bother me...even when my shoes get like this, walking in NYC:

Imagine having snuggling in the couch, watching an old movie, ordering Chinese food...and listening to the rain. I love you rain...I wanna marry you. But Seriously, I think my love affair with rain would be much more intense if I had one of these:

I mean, after all, I am turning 35 next month...I think an exception to our budget is in order =)

Over & out

P.S- I am supper-dupper excited about going to IKEA this weekend...I'm seriously craving some Swedish meatballs...what? don't judge, they are delicious!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Ding-Dong the witch is gone!

OK, not the witch but a Warlock.
I'm talking about my dear Brother in law. He is finally leaving tomorrow. Yee Haaaaa!!!!!!!!!!
I love him, I do. I wanna kill him most of the time (maybe not kill, just torture with a nail clipper). Let me just give you some facts about dear BIL: He is smart when he wants to- Next year he will be graduating college as a DDS (Dentist). He is also tall (6' 2" I believe).
The reason's why I'm mentioning these things is to establish that he is not a retarded midget, even though sometimes he may act like one. This is not the first time he stays with us and each time I get into hives by the second week he is here. Like the hubs, he was raised in a household with a lot of women as their Beck and call (Mother, Sister, Grandma, maid) so he doesn't know how to make a sandwich (I.KID.YOU.NOT).
He takes showers and leaves the baby tube in there with him- how does he fits there is beyond me. He leaves dishes in the sink even though the dishwasher is right next to it, leaves them also all over the house, in front of the PC, on the coffee table, etc. There is a pile of clothes in the bedroom (not even sure if its clean or dirty) and multiple things that would drive a normal person insane, imaine what it does to me: the OCD queen.
I could be sleeping the little guy and he would come to my room asking me to serve him dinner. SERVE HIM! Dinner was already made, all he had to do was serve it on a plate and he couldn't do that! UGH.
Plus he is working temporarily and I get to play Taxi Driver all over the place (this 'cause the hubs have been working his butt off and doing overtime). He is not evil and loves us very much, but I think 2 weeks is my limit of how long I can tolerate him.
And you bet I woke him up after going to sleep to make him pick up the empty container of ice cream that he had left on top of the computer desk (along with spoon and cup). Yeah, he is loving me today. I'll be celebrating on Sunday by staying in bed all day.
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

August Favorites

Geez, I'll be surprise if anyone is still paying attention after my last few post.
What a drab. Debbie Downer. UGH.

Seriously, when did I turn into my mom-ster and just complain, complain and complain?

Ok, so maybe I had another BIG (enormous, Mega) complain about my BIL staying with us, but don't you worry...I torture my oldest to a game of "Mommy-is-turning-psycho-and-you-have-to-listen-to-me-complain-game. At the end I felt much better. He, on the other hand, may or may not have been in a corner in a fetal position saying "make her stop, make her stop"


But today is a great day, is a day in which I will show you my latest obsessions (like I need anymore). Just because I'm a mommy doesn't mean that I don't appreciated good makeup and looking stylish. Yeah, I say this while my 4 inch heels are driving me nuts, but I look hot in them damm it, so I MUST wear them.

First of all this little beauty is a savior, I've tried DHC Velvet Skin primer (received in a catalog as a sample)

and its magnificent but I'm not ready to pay shipping for beauty products. So I tried this one: L'Oreal Studio Magic Perfecting base ($10 @ Target, but someone says is $12.99). I love it. I use it after my Moisturizer and it makes my make up go on smooth, stay longer and have a nice finish. I guess you could also use this as an eye primer but I use UD Primer potion.

Then another product that I bought MONTHS ago (with a coupon, at Walmart) was the Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Ageless Complete Anti-Aging System (I got tired just typing that!)

It comes with a face wash, an eye cream, Daily Moisturizer w/SPF and a night cream. The only thing I ran out of is the Daily Moisturizer. These don't have a heavy scent and have actually improve the condition of my skin. I believe the entire kit was $30 but go to their website and they usually have a coupon.

Another great moisturizer is the Clinique Moisture Surge. I LOVE THIS STUFF, I WANT TO MARRY IT. I got it when the Class Action Cosmetic Cases Settlement of 2008– Consumers Got One Free Product. Or if you are sneaky like me you got maybe 3...I figure after a decade buying Clinique's products full price I deserved it. I no longer buy Clinique due to cost but if you can, this stuff will make your face feel amazing. I personally only used it at night since it does not have SPF.

I also bought back in the spring this eye shadow Palette from NYX Runway collection, there are a few different colors (I saw several people comparing it to the Kan Von D from Sephora, but I can't say) It works really well and it has really good color payoff. I believe is $10 in Ulta but I got it on sale.

Now what I'm looking forward to!!!
Yayyyyyyy giddy squeal!
OPI Swiss Collection...I love this, can wait to take a trip to Ulta to see these and maybe, just maybe get a new color.

And finally this amazing palette from Urban Decay called "Naked Palette" available in October.
If you have a chance go to youtube and see some wonderful tutorials with this palette.(I will suggest XSparkage or MakeUpGeek)
Happy window shopping!!!
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Saturday, August 14, 2010

Go to Jail, do not pass go, do not collect $200

No wonder I hate Monopoly. Because even if try, I couldn't make this $#!& up.
Last night I was almost taken to jail. With my baby. AWESOME.
Did you read my previous post so you can be up to date where I'm at? Go ahead...I'll wait...
(game show music playing) You're back? cool. Moving on.
So BIL is here for a few weeks, he is a college student so when he comes, he works for a bit to make some cash. Last night I pick him up around 8pm (hubs was still at work).
I took the back road instead of the highway so I could go to a near by the supermarket. while I'm driving I see a cop car and he is looking straight at me. I knew he was
going to stop me because one of my lights is out. I don't freak since I never had any accidents, tickets (except for parking ones in NYC) and I drive like a grandma, my record is clean.
So he stopped me and said that my light was out and I told him I knew and I was going to get it fix this weekend, which is the truth. He took my Lic. and Registration and goes to his car.
He comes back a while later and I gave him my police family card. (Just in case you don't know, these cards are made of metal and engraved with the Cops batch number and your name and it states you are a direct family member to this Police Officer. They have to be order by the Officer and he has to pay a fee for them).

So he leaves, and 2 more cop cars come. BIL is wondering why and I say is probably for security. The Officer comes back to my car, asked me to turn the engine off and to get out. When I do he asked to turn around, face the car and leaves me there, spot light on me, and he is talking to another cop.
He then tells me my plates don't match my car, they say they belong to a Honda car. Also that my license is suspended. They can't tell me more because this is all from the previous state that we lived in. He said that if I have anyone here and I say no.

He said that in this situations, because of the status of the car I have to be taken in to custody.
I told him I understood, but what could I do because I have a baby in the car and I know nothing of this. The other officer asked me if a have a registration for the car, I said yes and that the other officer has it. It has my name, the plate number and everything, is not expired.

They asked me who is the officer that game the car and I tell them. They ask if BIL can drive the car and I tell them no, but I can call someone if that's what they want me to do. They asked me to go back to the car, and that he doesn't know 'cause he has to take me in...
so I wait in the car
and wait
and wait
and wait
He comes back with a warning for the light and tells me my cop card saved my a$$ and that I must go to the store in the corner and park there. To either leave the car or call someone to drive it. That him and the other officers will be passing and if I wasn't there he. WOULD.FIND.ME.

So we stopped there and HAD to call Sis to come and rescue us with her Hubs. Then she also have to pick up my hubs, who tought I was joking when I began telling this story. I have to think positive and be thankful I was not taking into custody. This week just gets better and better, huh?
So thank you to the person who game me my card and to my rescuing team. I think it is time for me to start drinking.
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Friday, August 13, 2010

I will Survive

First I was afraid / I was petrified / Kept thinking I could never live / without you by my side ... Sing it Gloria!
You bet your a$$ that's my song for the day. Oh, how I wish I had it in my Ipod so I can blast it. Thank Gawd I am writing today, because if it was yesterday you would have gotten and entirely different post from me.

Am I OK?

No, I'm not ok. Yesterday was an awful day for me (us). But like everything in life there is a lesson to be learned. Mine was that some people SUCK. That right now I should worry about my OWN family (Vin and the kids) and nothing / no one else.

I taught me that Miracles DO happen and that someone really, really likes us up there in heaven. It taught me that friends can be EVEN MORE than I ever though, people like you, who are concern about us when some don't even care what happens to us. THANK YOU for caring. You don't know how much this means to me.

I learned that there is a reason for everything, even when a dark cloud is hovering over your head and that love and hope is ALL.YOU.NEED. Pardon my French but SCREW everything and everyone else!
Do I seem angry? I Freaking am!
But more than anything I'm hurt. Hurt like I always get when I get disappointed. People that meant so much for me and I mean so little to them; no matter how much I was and have been there for them. Sad to see that the world is not always the great place I want my kids to grow in it.

But I am also glad. Glad for the opportunity to grow. Glad that I have some FREAKING AMAZING PEOPLE around me. Glad that it gave me an opportunity to teach another lesson to my kid (oldest, since the Little guy doesn't care about much unless is on Nick Jr.)

Oldest kid looked at me with his big dark eyes, hugged me so hard and told me everything WILL BE ALRIGHT. I told him I want him to be the BEST person he can be, and when someone is in need he MUST help if he can. If he becomes a Pediatrician I want him to be always eager to assist no matter if they can pay or not. I want him to keep a kind heart and an open, giving hand. I also told him to save, because unfortunately people don't think much of you if you don't have much.

Sad, but true.
I am stronger than I though. I am a darn amazing person and people do love me. They love me for ME!!!! =) It doesn't matter if a "few" people think less of me (or us) for our current condition. Is like the saying goes:"...Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind" Thanks Dr. Seuss.

If you think less of me because you think I am worth what I own, then you really don't belong in my life. If you measure your love for me according to what I own, what I can do/ give you...then you are a miserable person who WILL be measure in the same way that you measure others. And maybe you already are...and maybe that's why life is a BITCH and what goes around comes around.

But for me, there is a HUGE light shinning bright my path. There is a huge blessing in me and in my family. There is love. Unconditional, uncanny, amazing love. And for that I'm glad because WE can conquer the world, and we will! And boy...are you gonna be sorry you where not on my side! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahaha (evil laugh while rubbing hands together)

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What would you choose?

If you had a choice of being rich or having your life/family/husband/home, etc...what would you choose? Now don't go jumping into conclusions and saying "easy, my life now" because it is NOT that easy. It is not when you are dead broke and need urgently to pay stuff in order to survive.

A long while ago, when I was about 20, still in college and still naive, my second oldest Sister said to me she rather be rich than anything else. I thought that was strange and I asked her why.
She said this to me:" If I knew my husband was going to love me and be faithful, my children would never get sick and that I would be completely happy, then yes...I wouldn't mind not being rich. But since in most cases that's not what happens, I rather be rich. It would make things easier" I probably should mention that she is 13 yrs older and at the time going thru a divorce.
I always wonder about people who seem to have everything and still be miserable. (yeah-I'm looking at you Britney and Lindsey). How famous, Rich, beautiful intelligent woman get cheated on, their hearts broken and posted all over the news for everyone to see. Would they trade their fame and fortune to be a happy but broke wife?
I look at us...I love the hubs, he is meant for me in every way and he gets me and loves and would do anything for me and our kids. But we are struggling each and every week. Drowning. Not knowing what to do. We are a one family car, my days off are Thursday and Sunday, so a second job is next to impossible, especially with our oldest going to college. My life is like a wild ride everyday, with seldom time to lay low.
I see other blogs about couples trying so hard to have babies, or a mother writing letters to her daughter in case she dies. or the one struggling with illness, or being severely burn and not looking like she use to. Couples tying to work things out. So much struggle but in an entirely different way.
Would I rather have money but not been ale to get pregnant? Would I rather have a home but not be married? Would I rather know all my bills are paid but my hubs cheats on me and misstreat us?
I always pray to God to help us, not be Rich but to be confortable enough to pay our bills and have a decent life. I pray that I wont be jealous for those around me who have much more. I pray that I would be happy knowing that I'm blessed for being able to be married to the hubs, to have kids, to be healthy.
I pray...and I pray...cause this week has been really, really hard and awful.
Wont you pray for us too?
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Monday, August 9, 2010

Dessert...and another ER visit

So our little guy is still sick. By Saturday he didn't have a fever and was finally eating. He was a little off, always wanting to be carried. He would be playing and all of the sudden scream. Sunday morning I was cuddling him after his milk and I notice what I though was a little heat rash in his face; but by the time he fell asleep his face was all red, like an allergic reaction and when I lifted his shirt it looked even worst so we rushed to the ER. (not to be dramatic but oldest is deadly allergic to Sulfa and once ended up staying 5 days in the hospital, so I take allergies very seriously).

Thankfully it was not. He has an "undetermined" contagious virus (thank you daycare) and an ear infection- which explains his painful Ow Ow all the time. He is taking antibiotics and already doing better. They told us to watch for "Dengue" and Malaria (come again?) due to our recent travel out of the US. So I have no idea what sleeping is...we basically nap thru the night.

Fun thing is that oldest kid is going to college to become a Doctor (pediatrician) but when he sat with the little guy so I could make some chicken quesadillas he asked:

"Is he contagious?"

Me: yes...

Him: whaaaaat?! and he jump so fast from the bed

I laugh and asked if he was going to do the same with his patients...so he sat back down. Plus since the AC is on, no windows are open, so we would get sick if that was the case. So what is a mother to do? Make Dessert of course!

This one is called "Dulce Frio" or Cold dessert (hey, I didn't name the darn thing!)
It seriously takes 15 minutes and they love it!

Dulce Frio

Lady fingers or Biscotti (enough to fill a 9x11 Pyrex)
1 can of Fruit Cocktail
1 Can of Sweetened Condense Milk
1 box of Vanilla Pudding
2 tsp of Rum (optional)

Prepared the Vanilla pudding according to directions on package, put aside.
Place the biscotti on the Pyrex, drain the fruit cocktail in a container and use that juice to mix it with the rum. If you are not using the rum just pour the liquid all over the biscotti. Then pour the Condense milk all over the biscotti.
Them pour the vanilla pudding all over making sure each biscotti is covered. Use the fruit cocktail on top of the vanilla pudding. Place this is the fridge and let it get cold and VOILA, you are done!

You can use fruit juice instead of the liquid from the fruit cocktail and replace the fruits with whatever fruits you have on hand, cut in cubes. This would look really nice in a Trifle Bowl too.

Oh, and please excuse the horrible lighting from our kitchen.
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Friday, August 6, 2010

Obssesion #4

***I've done this design for Holiday's***

Nothing major happening here, except for the fact that I completely understand now why Hannibal Lecter decided to eat some annoying people...not that I would eat anybody-I'm too much of a picky eater.

Little guy has been teething and putting his little finger in his mouth and saying "owwww, owww" and wanting to be cuddle all the time. Which is perfectly OK with me. That's what I'm here for. That and the sexual favors to the hubs. Anyways, I figure I post about my obsession #4 NAILS!!!

Yeap, I love it. this is the ONLY thing I spend on myself that's not a complete necessity. It feels like a mini spa day to me. Also remember that besides the cat I have a household full of testosterone; I need my girly time darn it.

Once upon a time I used to do my hair in the salon, not out of a box from Walmart. I used to buy my makeup from Clinique and my shampoo was Biolage. Those days are long gone, but the one treat that I keep for me is my nails. I have very weak nails that look like I'm Cinderella's maid...prior marrying the Prince. THEY ARE BAD. I work in an office, so to me presentation is key.

the above image is not my feet/hands but again, I have done this in a shorter version

**very bad images (above-below) of my nails, french tip is a silver/glittery "Cut the Cake" color by Orly**

I do love nail polish so much, I love to look at the trendy colors. Here are my favorite colors that I've used lately:

above: "Rumples Wiggin" by *OPI* Shrek Collection, very beautiful Lavender

"Baby Cakes" by Essie, such a sweet color, it has an irradescent quality to it.

"For Aubrey" by China Glaze...inspired by Tiffany color

My favorite color in the whole wide world: OPI "Lincoln park after Dark" (there is also Lincoln Park after midnight and the Suede version of this color.

"My Private Jet" by OPI, is a glittey black color, perfect for Halloween/fall.

I do look a lot on Nailmagazine.com for inspiration although most of their style is a little too "out there" for my taste. I go for the two extremes: Very light or very dark colors. Oh, and lets not forget this fabulous red-ignore the swollen feet from this post:

"Manicurist of Seville" by OPI

My other obsessions are:#1 shoes, #2 Big bold Jewlery, #3 Purses. I wish I can do the whole pedicure at home, but the belly gets in the way (I wish I was kidding). I will continue to post about other colors I find along the way. I hope you get inspired and go get a manicure & Pedicure. You know you deseve it!!!

Oh, and this is a great website to get nail polish for a LOT less than retail 8ty8beauty

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Should I be concern?

Uhm...should I be concern...

that the person filling my prescription doesn't know how to spell? Something tells me I should. How the heck do I know if they gave me the right thing? And don't get me started on the fact there where 4 people in the pharmacy, I was the only person in line and still had to wait 10 minutes to be helped. Customer Service just went to the crapper.

Oh, and I got a story to tell. OK, this is hysterical to me but may be shocking to some of you.

My BIL lacks, what should we say... a knack for using his brain cells. Don't get me wrong, he will graduate next year and will become a Dentist so he is not dumb. He just lack precaution and judging skills.

He and my hubs where born and raised in NYC but their family are from my homeland, from a town outside the city, where there's tons of farms and people think they are in the wild wild west.

The week before coming here he decided to mess around with a girl in his car. They went to a dark alley to do "dark alley" kind of stuff. Well it just so happens that a guy was killed in that alley the week before and the family of said guy was watching that area. when they saw my BIL car they decided to pay him a visit. They surrounded the car, took my BIL out of the car and pointed a gun at his head. They question him about what was he doing there. He was very lucky they just didn't shoot him right then and there. They have a shoot first, ask questions later attitud.

He is lucky enough that the Colonel in town is his uncle and one phone call cleared him away. (not after dealing with the police and having his car confiscated first). The kicker was that the girl is 16...he is 23.

Now before you go calling child services, that's not uncommon back home. I was 14 when I had my first boyfriend, he was 20. My dad is 10 years older than my Mom. Etc. But still I see that he should have known better.

So last night he gets a message that the girl's family found out about their alley adventure and decided to kick her out of the house, a little drastic if you ask me. Especially since he claims they didn't have intercourse. (fyi- this is not the funny part)

The part of my BIL freaking out because he thinks he may have to move her in with him is what I found hysterical. He was freaking out, and turned whiter than he already is. My hubs, being the big brother that he is, decided to use his Lawyer skills and have a laugh. He told my BIL that it didn't matter that nothing happen, that it was consider child abuse back home and that he may have to stay here. It went like this:

Hubs: oh, boy. call mom and tell her she has to let the girl move in.

BIL: but nothing happened! (panicking) NOTHING!

H: doesn't matter, she is a minor. looks like you got yourself a wifey.

BIL: no, I didn't f@#$ her!!!, I didn't f@#$ her!! noooo

me and hubs: tears streaming down, laughing so hard, bending over.

BIL: don't joke like that!!! (Serious face)

H: not a joke bro, you have to move her. The moment you get there the police is going to get you.


Us: Bwahahahaha

ok, so we are evil and we are going to hell, but we need to scare him so next time he cant think about the consequences of doing stupid stuff like this. Hubs is still torturing him, I stopped since I do feel bad for the guy.

Maybe this should be a good time to have a conversation with our 18 yr old....


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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Reasons why I need a Maid aka I'm not cleaning this week

Yesterday was a long day. I was so very tired, like I haven't been in a while.
I was bathing the little guy, watching him splash the water around and giggle and then talking to me with his gibberish words. I believe he said he wanted a flying Delorian.

These days I'm so overwhelmed because I feel as I need to do everything perfect, and I get frustrated when I don't. I feel like I've been lacking my housewife skills. Or maybe that I could do more. How, I don't know. I need to organize my scrapbooks supplies so that I can have more access to it. Gawd knows I have no time, Don't believe me? here is recount of my day yesterday:

6:00am-wake up and shake husband to wake up
go to the kitchen and prepared the lunch bag for the little guy and my self.
empty the dishwasher

6:45am-bathroom time

7:00 get ready for work, put some makeup on
brush hair ('cause, yes...I have forgotten to do so before)
wake up little guy
make sure his bag is ready (I do this at night too, but I'm OCD)
make bed
take meat out for dinner
kiss older son and make sure he has food to eat (his cooking skills consist of turning the microwave on)

7:30am in the car driving to train station to drop husband

8:00am drop little guy at daycare, talk to his providers and put his food away
sneak out
drive to work

8:30am to 5:30pm Work, work, WoRk, wOrK, work, Work, work, WoRk, wOrK, work.

5:30pm drive to pick up little guy, ask about his day, make phone calls while driving home (hey, I'm sitting in traffic mind as well use the time)

6:00pm arrived home. The place is a mess, living room pillows all over the place, empty ice cream cartons on kitchen counter, dirty dishes in the sink, movies all over the place.
I pick up the place, throw the trash and put dishes in sink. Tell Son and BIL to please pick up their stuff and to not eat all the food in one day because I'm not going shopping again after spending $270 on groceries.

6:30pm BIL informs me he is hungry. Place little guy to watch cartoons while I make Tacos.

7:10pm serve dinner (yes, I can make Tacos in ½ hour- I rock!)

give dinner to little guy.
scarf down 1 taco.
Clean the little guy and play on the floor with him.
Make sure his lunch bag gets clean

8:15pm go pick up hubs at train station
stop at walmart to get pants for BIL, Hair gel for hubs, Ice cream for me (I soooo needed by now)

Almost 9:30pm get home, warm husbands food while he changes
bathe little guy, read him a book
get in bed with him and watch cartoons while he drinks his milk

10:00pm take a shower.
fix bed
get my clothes ready for the next day
get Little guys clothes for the next day
check his bag, make sure clean outfit is in there

almost 11:00pm talk to oldest son, BIL and hubs.
organize living room AGAIN
put toys away
make sure dishwasher is running (hubs cleans the kitchen and dinning room)
Think what I'm going to make for dinner the next day.
check thermostat (I'm not kidding, I check and adjust every night)

11:30pm in bed, trying to fall asleep, remember BIL has my BB, get up to charge it.
Back in bed
get up to check front door and stove. (can you say OCD?)
back in bed
Set up clock for the next day.
Usually I get up at least one more time because I forget my water bottle, or something else.
Doze off while watching TV (did I mention that the little guy still wakes up in the middle of the night? yeah...)

Now, some people would say that I don't go to Walmart every day, which is true, sometime is Target or the Supermarket for something we need. Sometimes hubs gets to the train by 7:15 which means I'll eat something AFTER picking him up. Sometimes he gets home much, much later than that so I have to do the kitchen and dishes too.

And you know what the kicker is? we pay more for daycare and then we do rent. So I'm working to pay for someone else to watch my kid while I work... to pay them to watch the kid. Vicious circle.

Yes, I though that maybe if I stay at home I will miss getting dressed and all ready for work, or the commadery of hanging with other adults and meeting for lunch. But maybe I will enjoy my day time while taking the kid to the park, I could have time to scrapbook and be crafty. Maybe I can cook earlier and not rush every where. Maybe I could spent my mornings drinking my coffee watching cartoons and thinking of something to bake. Maybe I can take a shower earlier. Maybe I''l have more time. Maybe I could meet my friends for a day trip. Maybe I don't have to spend my Thursdays cleaning since I could do one room each day.

Over & Out

Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Mystery House

Maybe you don't know this about me but I love Mystery and horror. I love anything weird, scary and out of the ordinary. I also collect Vampire movies and books (way before the whole Twilight saga). My favorite holiday is Halloween, I love attending Mystery Dinners or taking a haunted hayride listening to a gypsy woman talk about the NJ devil. The hubs and I love anything that has to do with Serial killers, crimes, unsolved mysteries and things of the sorts.

After all, I was the person who took 11,000 pictures of Anne Rice's home in New Orleans since her book "The Witching Hour" took place there. Yeah, I'm the same person who took a Ghost tour too. Anything scary count me in (ok, except the movie "The Ring"... I can't do it, but thats another post)

I think is so fascinating to try to figure out what was going thru people's dark minds. My hubs is a huge Stephen King fan and he has read most of his books. Years ago (2002) a movie was made based on one of his books Rose Red it is eerie and dark and wonderful.

The movie plot is that this psychology professor commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15-year-old girl to awake the ghost living in an old Mansion...Rose Red. Now we all know that's a big no, no unless you want trouble...and trouble they get. The house was supposed to have been built by this widow and she kept on building and adding to it until her disappearance. There are odd rooms, weird doors, eerie spaces...oh, how I love this story.

To my surprise one of my favorite blogs to stalk "Between Naps on the Porch" has a post featuring The Winchester Mystery house! It seems to me this is the same story!. Please go and check her post, it is so fantastic and she has amazing pictures of the property.

And if I get so lucky to go back to California one day, this is definitely on my list of things to do.

Over & out

P.S. All pictures credited to BNOTP