Monday, October 31, 2011

Friend Making Mondays- Halloween!

Yay, It's Halloween! My favorite Holiday ever, even thought now days we do it on a smaller scale I still love it. We took the kiddo Trick or treating Saturday and we are also going today. Aiden was a little shy at first but then he realized he got goodies he was all for it.

I'm also planning a Scary movie night with the big kiddo, would have love to go see "Paranomal Activity 3" but we are saving money so we are just going to watch "Scream 4" and enjoy a Taco dip.

Today I'm joining again Dear Kenley's Friend Makin' Mondays:

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: What do you do when trying to reclaim your healthy lifestyle after a few emotional, unhealthy weeks?

This is something that I struggle so much. We have so many outside issues that sometimes prevent me from doing well: trips to NYC, family coming over, budget, stress, etc. Granted I could do better choices but I feel weird going to visit family in NYC and asking them to go food shopping for me. And lets face it, baked white cheddar cheetos taste much better after a panic attack than any carrots can- just saying.

What I've learned is just to move forward, ignore the pass and just go forward for a better day. I cannot change what I did last week but I can certainly do better today.

Back in March I went down almost 15lbs and then gave up and gained all back up. I cannot focus on what weight I would be today if I would have kept going, I can only start over and say today I'm going to do better.

Last week I started exercising again, and even though my left arm has been a source of serious pain I'm not going to use it as an excuse. Today my schedule is mega hectic so after I gave lunch to the little guy I asked my oldest to watch him for 20 minutes, locked myself in the bedroom and did the Leslie Samsom 20min Cardio Slim down. Not earth shattering but I did get some exercise in and now there is no excuse.

I'm trying my best to plan ahead what I'm going to eat too, and I gave up juice and drinking more water (I'm still drinking soda, but one step at time).

I am really looking forward to read what others do because I can use more tips.

Hope you have a fantastic Halloween!!!

Over & out

Friday, October 28, 2011

Current Status

The Nightmare before Christmas, one of my most favorite Halloween movies- you know, besides the scary ones.

This week has been a tranquil one, one that has been very welcoming. Cleaning was a success and I was able to deep clean the carpet. I do love a clean house. When I had a house we used to go all out for Halloween, Parties, fog, strobe lights, etc. Now we have scale down much more but still enjoy the whole season.

I am so excited to go Trick or Treating with the kiddo. We couldn't find the costume we had in mind (a T-Rex) but we came up with another one that I think is going to be so cute. We are doing the TOT twice: tomorrow and Monday. We usually take him to the mall because he is still too little to go from house to house, but I can't wait until we get to do that.

So here is an update on my life today:

I'm a little late but I figure I would join since I love these:

1.) Mood: Excited. I get to take the kiddo for trick or treat twice this weekend.

2.) When making a sandwich, do you care if one of the bread slices is the end of the loaf? I used to skip the ends until I discovered Italian sandwich bread, yummo.

3.) What is the weather like today? Gloomy. We are expecting snow for tomorrow. yes, I'm aware is still October.

4.) Current nail polish: Julep Limited edition (dark with fuchsia specks) does not have a name in the bottle though.

5.) What ring setting do you keep your cell phone on at night: loud or silent? (Or the phone completely off?) : I don't own a cell phone (say what?!)

6.) Current outfit: Lucklily I was out and about today:Trouser Jeans, white tank, Gray sweater, brown boots and multi colored scarf.

7.) What is your favorite Disney movie? Beauty and the Beast!!!

8.) Can you whistle using your fingers? Nope, I can't whistle period.

9.) When doing laundry, do you separate loads (lights/dark's, dedicates, etc.) or throw everything together? Yes! I love doing Laundry and getting things sorted. I also do separate laundry for the kiddo, the sheets and another one for towels.

10.) Weekly goals: To enjoy myself this weekend, to make a taco dip for our movie night (Scream 4)

That's it for me. What are you up to?

Over & out

p.s questionnaire idea from the fabulous Amarixe

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Staying home...decisions, decisions

It's Tuesday and I know is going to be a wonderful day. I have all this cleaning planned {you know I get the hots for Mr. Clean} and the big kiddo made me breakfast, not even cereal and milk but an omelet, toast, my coffee with Cinnabon creamer...yummo.

I skipped yesterday's FMM since they where posting healthy recipes. I do try to be good but let's face it, I'm the type who doesn't measure most of the time, I just go for it, wing it, then taste it. Plus my yummy enchiladas are not exactly healthy, no matter if I used fat free cream of chicken, healthier cheese, etc. *wink*

So due to our current situation the hubs and I've been talking about what is going to happen in the near future: are we moving? am I going back to work? the little guy going back to daycare?...all impending questions.

I fist became a SAHM mom because of being lay off, then of course good old former employer did not want to pay unemployment, which delay my payments, which put us behind in lots of bills. But ahhhhh, I worked for the VP of operations and knew that they always try to pull a fast one, so I've always kept copies of everything: Dr's notes, days off, performance reviews, so they had no option to pay up. Goes to show you that a job is just that, a job; no matter how much you like it, how good you are at it, how great the people are and how long have you been there...when they want to screw you, they will.

I'm not going to lie, the first couple of months where challenging, and there are some weeks that all I want is a day for me...and days when I want to give up and go back to work...but they trade off would not be fair, or good, or better.

I've never been a feminist, I've never wanted to be equal to a man.That was never my thing. I've always dreamed to being at home, taking care of the house and the kids, I just never thought it would happen since we are not financially stable.

But then, I read this post which I've mentioned before, from "Like Mother, Like Daughter" that spoke to me in so many ways. Maybe because I moved here and had to leave the big kiddo back home while I finish his papers, maybe because I missed so much of his growing up, I now cherish all these little moments with my family and kids.

I hear all the time 'friends" and even family, telling me how they would never be able to stay at home, how that would drive them crazy, how they need to feel productive. Because raising little individuals to be morally decent and honest, self reliant and independent individuals, with a good heart willing to help others is such a walk in the park.

Don't get me wrong, I know some women HAVE to work.
I was one of them. But it bothers me how some females in my life state things like "omg, not even with 2 MA's, a full time job I do as much" her tone is what bothered me, it was very condescending and why throw the MA's there? I went to college too! Or the comments "when you get back to work", "when you find a real paying job". SAY WHAT?!

I have a real paying job. They just don't pay me in cash. They pay me in "Mommy your back!", or "I love you", or "here, I made you an omelet".

A decision was made. Hubs is looking for another job. I will stay home.We will manage and figure things out as we go. And yes, we will be having more kids. This is the life we want for us and we will make it work. I know people will judge us, think we are nuts, think we shouldn't. We don't care.

This is the goal right may change in the future but we hope it wont.
And those days when I need a break I will take next Tuesday I have a schedule free facial.

So there's that. I hope you too go for your goals and dreams, whether is loosing weight, getting a new career, having what works for you.

I'm off to clean the bathroom while dancing listening to Selena, a great day indeed!

Over & out

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A wondering mind

*** Random post Alert***

Finally this horrible, stressed out, panic attack inducing week is over. we survived.
I was able to finally have a descent sleep night on Wednesday after watching "American Horror Story". Figures. And let me tell you, this afternoon I though the truck was stolen and was panicking again...until hubs who was taking a nap told me he parked around the building since there was no space available. Fun, right?

My mind wonders aimlessly until I am so fed up of trying to go to sleep, that I just get up...something like this:

Ugh, I need to pay the car, then the rent and the cable... how do people do it? Seriously is like we are always paying crap. I want to go shopping instead. Yeah...MAC shopping and maybe Lush...wait, don't I have a free sample from L'Occitane? yeah I think I do...

I 've got to remember to get rice tomorrow, and cat food...crap I'm gonna forget. Fantastic.
oh, I like that purse from would be good for Karina's Birthday. Crap even more money for Birthdays...
Birthday. Aiden's Birthday. I have to figure out how to do volcano cupcakes...or just top them with Dinosaurs, oh and I need stuff for the goody bags...ok is fine, is 6 months from now.
Better think of Christmas. Gift shopping. Crap. The Hubs needs a new coat, and boots... blah, blabidy blah...for like an hour.

Then I continue thinking of tv...

You know who I miss from tv? Barnabas Collins. Seriously "dark shadows" was awesome, and creepy...maybe because I was young.But I love it...and "Tales from the Crypt" why they don't so a Halloween special? ugh...maybe I can find it online...

oh and HEATHERS! I love Heathers...and Wynona Ryder...I do love her, hahaha, I'm dork. I miss seeing her on movies. Wasn't she the Mom of Spuck from that space movie thing hubs likes? yeaaaaaahhhh, I'm pretty sure she was....

I seriously have issues, and apparently a wondering mind that doesn't shut off.

Over & out

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

The day I wanted to dig a hole and crawl in it... or Hard day

I hope for arguments sakes that some of you have seen the movie "Fun with Dick & Jane" because the image above would make sense. Being in that place of desperation, thinking what can you sell to make things better, wanting to dig a whole and get in it.

That was us last night...ok, we didn't dig a hole since we rent and I don't think it would be a good idea...but I thought about it.

One does not know how hard a day can be until you have someone knocking on your door to turn off your electricity.

Then you talk them to give you an hour to call some places and while you are at it you get a call that the car is going to get repossessed because they won't wait 'till Friday to get the payment.

Then receive a due notice from the rent for Thursday.

All this within a matter of an hour.

I don't know how I kept it together but I did. The night was hard since our stove is electric, so no cooked meal for us. You have no idea how hard it is to keep telling a 2yr old that the tv and light are not working, but he did ok afterwards.

We end up looking something like this+ teenage boy - dog + a cat.

We are two people who have 4 yrs degree each on us, you would never picture- scratch that- I would have never thought we would be here but here we are indeed.

This is not a post so you can pitty me, or like one person once, to sent me an email on all the things I'm doing wrong because is not. We are working super hard to move forward, looking for jobs, working overtime, clipping coupons, etc.

Both my Birthday and Anniversary came and went and we didn't do anything because we know now is not the time. And is ok 'cause that is not a priority to us right now, our family is.

I want you to read this and know how blessed you are, we all are.
When you wake up and don't want to go to work know how lucky you are to have one.
To have a vehicle to drive instead of taking the bus.
When you come home and are tired and don't want to cook, know how blessed you are to have a stove, to have food, to have the option of cooking or not.

Last night was HARD. I am not going to deny that, nor the panic attack I suffered this morning. But I kept praying and saying IT WILL BE OK. {how many times can one say hard in a post?}

I kept thinking of the little boy from Camden, NJ that I saw on a documentary and how he slept outside with his little brother and his Mom and how all he wanted was a place to sleep (and curtains).

I keep thinking of those kids victims of violence that have lost their parents and now are responsible for their siblings. I though of how much worst this could truly be. And this time when I prayed I was thankful for what I have, for my boys, for my Hubs, for my family and my bed.

For I am not religious at all but I have great faith that God knows that this challenge we can endure and that he will guide us all the way.

Prayers get answer and the power is back on right now. and I'm grateful and hopeful that tomorrow would be a much better day and that love can conquer all. (and no, someone didn't hand us money, actually none of our family or friends know that thesis happening to us)

I leave you with what I wish is a message of hope, that no matter how much you are hurting, suffering, feeling sad or alone, thinking this was a bad day, remember your day can always get worse but YOU have the power to look thru all the mess and see that IT WILL get better, that there is beauty out there, there is a bright future.

I'm sending a prayer for you out there. :) be happy!

Over & out
P.S from my last post: I was not going to get mad if you didn't guess correctly people! LOL
I'm Dominican!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friend Makin' Monday; Stereotyping

Due to my constant insomnia (why couldn't I inherit my Mom's managing skills instead of her sleep disorder? why? eh, why?!!!) I am joining on time to this week's FMM. It's not even funny that for the last week I've been going to bed at around cool people, not cool. Right now is 3:09am and I've gone to bed twice only to get up because I couldn't sleep. Ok, proceed:

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Stereotyping

Have you ever been the victim of stereotyping? If so, will you elaborate? What do you wish people thought of you as they notice you for the first time?

Even though my weight has been uncomfortable for me and a reason of many embarrassing moments (usually with my family) I'm going on a tangent here people, but is not so much when people first notice me, but when they first get to know where I'm from. People usually don't guess correctly where I come from and that's ok, is when I tell them that I get annoyed and frustrated because the ignorant comments start. I don't think I have even mentioned in the blog, typically people think that being from an Island in the Caribbean a) we are all indians that live in a hut-not that there is anything wrong with that because after all, most of us DO have that heritage- that we have no running water, can cross the Island walking from one end to the other (psst) or b) that IT CANNOT BE since I'm not dark skinned or curly hair. That bothers me the most. I'm not even the lightest person there by far!!!

I hate when people assume Latinos means a bunch of Mexican crossing the river. Or ignorant people that can only clean houses and work at Taco Bell, which by the way if you only knew half the stories of what these people have to go thru and how hard they work you would be amazed.

It is sad that even people from my own race tell me "no way, you cannot be"...and I say why not? My little Island has a lot of African, French, Spanish and Indian Heritage, we are a well seasoned mix of beauty and flavor.

I had 3 grandparents with super light skin (mostly descendant of Spaniards) and blue eyes, and one Grandma that could pass for Hindu. we are not all created equal in color, we are all diversified.

Want to see prove how different we are? here is a picture of me and my four Sister's from 5 yrs ago (yay, witch Sis not included!)

Doesn't my Sis in red looking Hindu? I assure you, she is not.
I wish people would take the time to learn a little more about other cultures, to not judge a book by it's cover, or where we come from. Because of the way I look I can pretty much pass for other cultures and I have seen how others talk about my own race and ethnicity without realizing they are insulting me.

I'm not trying to give a sermon {although it looks lie it} but just stating that we all come in different sizes and colors, get to know us.

Now, can you guess where I'm from?
BTW- we have McD's, Malls, water and electricity and CABLE! bwahahahaha

Over & out

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Money Issue

After reading most of the post that where linked on Monday from FMM it got me thinking about money and how different the perception of having it changes with each person. We often don't want to talk about it, how much we make, how much we paid for certain items, it is so taboo.

Growing up I never knew much about money, my Father was able to send 6 kids to private school and Universities, build his own home with no money loaned to him, purchased cars cash. I just assume everyone did the same. It wasn't until I move here the reality hit me. I was poor and alone. I had to work hard to get what I had.

To me money is money though, it doesn't make me, it doesn't break me {ok, maybe a little when I see the upcoming check is already gone}, and to me is meant to be spent. I'm not one of those very conservative people that save as much as they can, I've never had. Maybe that's the root of my "problem".

The thing is that I have issues with people who don't enjoy life because they want to save money, they don't go out to eat because of savings, won't buy something they want or need because they are cheap. I understand having kids one must be prepared for the future, I get that but I don't get people that have money and don't help others. I hate that.

Do you remember the episode from "Sex & the City" in which Carrie is about to loose her home and Charlotte didn't offer to help her?

I know there are many people in the world that think like that: You are an adult and should learn to manage yourself, quoting "It's not my job to fix your problems". I think that we all need someone to help, maybe you lend a friend money you have and that person is the one who is always there for you, listening to you. Or the one who shows up when you are sick, the one who takes care of your pet, or just a fantastic friend.

I am the type of person that if I know you need my last $20 I will give them to you, I have help people that I know had nothing to eat, or giving them a ride spending my money on gas, etc. I just think that if you have money, why not help others?

Maybe that's why I am not rich. One close person to me told me a story about a coworker having the kids at her job, the kids where hungry and the mom had no money. This person went to the deli, got a sub and brought it back to work and ate it in front of the kids. The little boy just stared and said "that looks good". Now I know this person has and had money and just refused to spent their money on someone else's kids because they are not responsible. I could NEVER do that. what harm could it have dome to get another sub, cut it in two and give it to those kids?

I hear what people are going to say:"it's my money and I should do what I want", "their Mother should be more responsible", "they are not my kids", blah, blah, blah. That hurts me, to know that people can be so cold towards one another but specially kids.

Life is short, I don't want to be like my Aunt Dilenia who spent all her life saving money, eating the minimum, just to die and leave all this money to her kids, who are now fighting over it. How about sharing that when she was alive, teaching them to share and be there for one another and know that the money is not all?

Or my other cousin who tried to commit suicide because he was so overwhelmed with debt and a harassing brother. It took for him to land in ICU for his family to help him out and said you know what, you are not alone. Money comes and goes.

But that's just me. And maybe because I have been lucky enough that in time of need people have come to my rescue many a time, asking nothing in return, and perhaps is because when they have needed me I have been there for them too.

There has to be a reason why the wealthiest people in America give their money away, like Warren Buffett (below) or Bill Gates. Maybe they have it all and know money is not everything...

When I knew I could not afford my house anymore and needed to sell it, I called my Mom-ster and she just kept asking why I had to sell, try to keep it, the home this, the home that, she kept thinking about what others may think of it instead of what I needed to do. She didn't understand I was already sad and needed to get out of a bad situation...she just cared about the house.

And then now, being unemployed will teach you how people perceive you...which should have no reflection on Who we are. You realized those who really care about you no matter what your bank account says.

And yes, money is necessary, money is in our lives forever but I won't make it my defining factor of who I am, or who we are as a family. These days we don't have credit cards, we save money for the things we need/want or turn to places like QVC. This doesn't stop us from going out as a family once in a while, indulging on Pizza night, or planning to go on vacation...eventually.

I want my kids to know we are not measure by money, that we work hard to provide for them but that money is just paper, that they should be there for each other, and for others in need. That saving is all good and dandy as long as you don't forget to live life, enjoy it and help others.

Over & out

Monday, October 10, 2011

Lazy Friend Makin' Monday

I am a little late posting this, I had a very lazy weekend but I needed it. The Hubs said he feels I'm burned out and he is probably right, either that or I have a mild case of depression...I just think that us women have a need to do too much and try to do it perfectly.

I specially need to learn to relax, rely on others and just let some things go. Even in my marriage I find that I ask for perfection when no one is, I want my Hubs to anticipate what I'm thinking before I do and he is not a mind reader. Communication is key in every relationship and I have to learn to ask for help if I need it before I get like this...anyways, moving on...

Now it’s time for FMM! If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: 8 Taboo Topics

  1. How often do you read/watch the news? Not very often, I catch highlights online but I do not like to hear all the stuff that happens out there.
  2. What is your opinion on beauty pageants?I find them ridiculous, if you watch Miss Universe it seems they do and say the same thing year after year, I'm sure they are lovely Ladies but the claim of being a perfect look bothers me.
  3. Would you date/marry someone who has different religious views than you? I'm already married and we pretty much have the same views and respect other people's views. But if I wasn't, I'm not sure, I gets it depends. It would be really hard to marry a Jewish person (per say) and have him tell me we can't have Christmas...we would both have to be very open.
  4. Do you follow politics? Nope. The Hubs does and keeps me posted. if something interest me I do some research.
  5. How often do you talk about sex in your daily life and/or on your blog? I don't know, not a hell of a lot on the blog. In my personal life I do with everyone else because I'm VERY open but I think I know with who to talk to.
  6. Does it make you uncomfortable when someone asks you about your salary/income? Does it ever happen? Not uncomfortable I just wonder why they want to know, so I usually just ask them. I don't like to talk about money with anyone...however, interesting story: Once a coworker I was training ( I was a lead in the Co.) actually mentioned how much she was hired for. I was astonished since it was more than what I was making being a lead. I brought it to HR and they raised my pay accordingly to my possition, so I know this is beneficiary in some instances. I just hate when people use this to measure my worth.
  7. Do you tag friends and family in pictures that you post on FB, or do you seek permission first? Only the people that I know won't care, I usually don't mind it either but I have untag pictures of myself that I don't want to see posted every where.
  8. Can you be friends with people who have opposing views on ‘taboo’ topics? Yes, I am however is not always easy when certain people think they are very understanding until you don't agree with them. Can I just have my own opinion and respect yours? yes, I think so.
So there you have it. I hope you join Kenley -who by the way is having a giveaway.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Dreaming of toilets that splash water

What a day people! is only 10am and I already got stranded at the bank when my car wouldn't start- with no cell phone, got rescued by a bank teller, already had two loads of laundry washing/drying, and half of our paycheck is gone. Got to love days like this. But I am not frustrated, on the contrary, Being stuck for over half and hour waiting for the bank to open allowed me to really be grateful that at least it was something minor. That we are all well, that at least there was a paycheck received and that we had clean clothes...something that some people don't have.

And being the superficial person that I am, I started thinking -actually day dreaming- of what the future may hold. Being that we currently rent I can dream of the house we could/would have one day.

Like many other's I have pictures of the kitchen I would love to have ( European country with distress white cabinets), of the porch we will have, with rocking chairs in them, how I dream of the fire pit in the backyard and how we would have more kiddos playing in the yard by them.

But I have a little secret, there is also something else that I dream of having in our house, or in our bathroom rather.

A Bidet!

I know that in America 85% of people won't even know what I'm talking about. So here are some pictures to show you...although the one above is not quite the one I would love. The one we use to have splashed the water from the bottom, kind of like a fountain :)

See, I grew up in a country with a great European influence, so we actually had Bidets. I love them. Having a house with 5 girls, not counting my Mom-ster this was heaven sent.

Ok, not that gross but just warning you.

As a woman I find it absolutely refreshing when Aunt Flo comes every month to be able to freshen yourself without having to jump in the shower. The feeling of actually getting clean, not having that feeling that you are wearing a sweaty diaper, Kind of like wiping with those feminine wipes but 10,000 times better, I promise you.

Why we don't have this America is beyond me, I was shocked when I moved here and people didn't know what I was talking about.

Isn't that a beautiful thing?
So here I am today, dreaming of having a Bidet installed in our future house; and hopefully- by then-I will have a new battery. what do you dream of having in your house?

Over & out

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Tuesday Candles

I'm skipping this Tuesday's lovely post from "My Chihuahua bites" since is about our favorite toys. I had many toys I liked, such as my bike, some dolls, etc. but growing up in a place where is summer year around I spent all the time possible going to pool, the beach, hanging out with friends out doors, climbing a tree in the neighbor school to get some "ciruelas", etc.

I'm overly tired from not sleeping AGAIN, I am going to have to implement some tricks I found in a magazine because this being tired all day is not working for me. I'm just easily distracted at night, and even more easily amused by silly things on tv: Giant Squid caught on Camera? hecks YEAH I'm watching...and I did. And therefore I am never ever ever going scuba diving. EVER!.

So today I'm keeping it short, I'm showing you the candles I recently got! Candles can totally change the mood in the house and when you are surrounded by boys and they even like it, you know you are in the right track. Plus they are cheaper then redecorating :)

I recently won a fabulous giveaway from Ashley @ "Domestic Fashionista" and seriously, this has got to be the most decadent candle ever...I'm afraid I would become addicted but thankfully she mentioned that she saw some @ TJ Maxx, which would be awesome since they are a little pricey.

The lovely candle is from Aquiesse, the scent is Shoreline, and I may have already told my boys I will burn it when I'm all alone because I am not sharing it (and yes, I'm referring to not sharing the scent).

And these two to the left I got from Ikea for $1 each, they smell clean, nothing fancy, and I don't know the scents because all they have is a picture of rocks and soap so who knows what they are.

The two to the right where a impulse by passing in front of Bath & Body...I have seen a vlog recommending these scents so since they had them in the front I went in...and off they came home with me: Fireside (as close to camping as one can get, I LUV!) and Smore' I need to say anything about that one? Nope. Is just heavenly. Those where two for $10 and I may save another $10 just to get two more.

Or maybe I'll just skip it and keep saving for my belated gift (riding boots) thankfully I found a great replacement for the almost $300 Frye boots I wanted, and these are gonna cost less than half, which means I may have it before the fall ends! hahaha, a woman and her budget people!

Ok, I'm done here. Time to play cars with the little one.

Over & out.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Friend Makin' Monday 10-3

I guess today it would be two post in one, if you can consider my 2am rambling a post :) This week is going to be an easy short one since I have a raging tension headache and all I want to do is lay in bed, but being that I'm a SAHM that cannot be.

Now it’s time for FMM! If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

FMM: Dream Vacation If you were given two tickets that you (and someone you chose) could use to fly anywhere in the world, where would you go? And why?

I think we are very lucky to be able to travel abroad, to be on vacation on a beautiful island, almost each year, so anything else we get is a welcome bonus. So If it was a family vacation it would have to be 4 tickets and we will probably go any where in Europe, places like England or Spain would be terrific because we already have family and friends there and would make it easier on us. There is so much beauty in each country and there is so many things I would to see and experience on each place. I would probably try to find the place where the movie "The Holiday" was filmed, try to see the night life...This is a trip that we will take someday, hopefully in the near future.

If I had a chance to just be the Hubs and I, I would take those tickets and go to Venice or Rome, just because is something we would love to do together, maybe even as second Honeymoon. Honestly I would be content to going back to New Orleans since the Hubs hasn't been there and I would love for him to see why I love the place so much. What about you?

view from the pool from our last vacation

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Finding cheese on the floor

Rambling warning

It's 2:50am and I still can sleep. At first I said let me just catch up on "Weeds" {the show people!} because gawd knows I need motivation after the show went to the crapper for me. Seriously, doesn't this woman ever learn? I heard from a friend that does recreation drugs-something I'm complete against-that this happens to a lot of drug people when they come out of jail, they don't know what to do and go back to the same life, to me is just plain dumb, but hey is a TV show so I will indulge my curiosity since is the last season.

Now I'm fully alert and not in the mood to watch the rest of the I'm on the computer checking the Postsecrets of the day. They make me sad, and make me laugh, and some of them touch my heart because there is so much hurt out there...

Oh, I forgot to warn you this was going to be a rambling post...kinda one of those in which people just write for 5 minutes what ever comes to mind.

so, where was I? oh yes, hurt...I always said I hate technology because of the things it does to us and it seems growing an extra set of balls usually happens when someone is behind a computer screen or a phone...gosh people can be mean.

um, what else? I went thrift shopping but didn't get anything although next to one Goodwill there is a Pier1 and I was tempted to get an Owl. Lovely creatures...which made me think of a boy I use to know back home who had one as a pet, who dies of eating too many bananas...the owl, not the boy.

I also decided to create a list of things I want to get for the house now the old CD collection resides in pretty white IKEA boxes. So the list goes like this:

1. Paint walls of living/dinning room
2. get curtains for livingroon
3.get the shelves for the kitchen so I can display my pretty collection of Anthro bowls.
uhmmm, thats it, not too much to ask...although I saw this mirror @ Michael's that must be mine.

In other news I found out that since is the second year of the Learning Center they are only going to allow kids that are going to attend that specific adjacent school, so Aiden won't be going to play there again...MAJOR bummer since he loved it there, lets see if the rest of the schools around here jump on the plan too so he can go back. This means I'm gonna have to do a lot more of trips with him to the library, museums, etc.

And before I go let me show you what he got into today, which got me in to the tittle of the post. The little rascall got in the fridge, took out some of the baby bell cheese and proceeded to peal it and eat least I know he would never starve. I love that kid. I don't even want to know what he ate before that made his poop come out green...

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I got some new candles that I'm in love and nail polishes...I will show you soon!