Thursday, May 31, 2012

helluuuu my people

So here is the update so far: I did not want to do an update (huh?) because I have no pictures and I hate to post without having any. My camera is in storage-even thought it works craptasticly- and I don't have one of those fancy smart phones to take some...but I will try my best to get some when we go out this week with the SIL.

We are in.... TAN TAN TAAAAAAAAAA (cue dramatic music) NEW YORK CITY!
The change is not something we had plan and we are still weighting our options, there is a lot at stake but we have to go where we are being lead to. They say you make plans and God laughs and it is so true. So lets see what the future brings.

I was also debating on posting. A lot has happened in our lives that I wont get into here, but I started to realize that I write this blog for me. Not to make people happy or mad, not to get pity, not so people can think I'm a joke, actually I can care less what people think of me, I write for me. { ok inside joke, I soooo pictured myself saying that with the DRAGO voice from Rocky know at the end when he screams in Russian "I win for me? lol moving on} As a journal, as a way to get my thoughts straight. I still have almost all my journals from when I was younger and I see this blog as another form of it.

We have lost a lot of things so far...things that where part of our family...but they where things. There where also other things that where left behind...I don't want to say much because some things make me cry; but I do believe we are being guided to where we need to be.

So far NYC has been good. The Hubs family has come almost daily to visit, they all are happy to have the little guy around too. I'm getting use to the market, the train-of course going with other people-and seeing a new perspective.

Things that I have noticed:

  • people are crazy here :) the fashions are either really pulled together and stylish or crazy girls walking around in their PJ's. Loving all the TOMS shoes around.
  • Having a car is a PAIN in the ASS here, parking. Anywhere. Doesn't matter the time.
  • Mani-pedi's are super cheap here. Have not gotten one but we are planning to have a girls afternoon out to do so.
  • the deliver anything to you. Seriously.Not even talking about just food here: detergents, a fan, diapers, your food shopping (for free may I add) of course this is just in the area I am right now.
  •  Rent can be ridiculous in most places.
  • people actually commits suicide by jumping out of the GWB. Not funny at all. Someone the family knew committed suicide on beyond sad.
  • trains are a great way to see free entertainment
  • walking is a must and a constant here, I wonder how come everyone doesn't have killer legs.
So far I'm not going to lie: it has been hard. But knowing that the kids are alright, that things can always be worse, that we need to live in the moment, enjoy what we have, be happy with the things you got, not saying "when I get this, when I get the promotion, when I get that car or that house, then I'll be happy" and replacing it with "I am going to be happy NOW" for me can make a huge difference in life.

I will keep you all posted, and thank you to those of you sending me messages asking about us :)

Over & out

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Friend Makin Monday's on a Tuesday: Three things

I'm in a new city, trying to figure out what our next journey will be, so I figure let's join in (even if late) If you're new to FMM, the rules are simple; take a few moments to answer these questions on your own blog and add your link in the comment section here at: FMM:

Three Things

1. Three of your favorite movies:
- Rocky IV
- Interview with a Vampire
- Life is Beautiful

 2. Three of your favorite things to drink:
- Coffee - Coke - Lemonade

3. Three of your favorite songs:
 - Respira- (Breathe) by Luis Fonsi- because my Sis dedicated it to me
- Ironic- Alanis Morrissette
- Man in the Mirror- Michael Jackson

 4. Three people who have recently been a positive influence on your life (outside of your family):
  -My friend Kelly for being so honest and the best friend anyone can ask for.
-my SIL for always looking at the brighter side of things
-a lady I met at work, she is so bubbly and funny, makes anything fun, no matter how tedious.

5. Three things you do to keep yourself entertained:
- Read
- watch youtube
- look at nail polish and makeup blogs

 6. Three things you’re attracted to in the opposite sex: - nice clean hands - gentleman - broad shoulders

7. Three things you love about yourself: - I’m kind and believe the best in everyone - I will always help someone in need - I have nice boobies

8. The last three people who text messaged you: -Don't have a cell so....

9. Three things you’re looking forward to this week: - Friday night with friends and making yummy food -going to Columbia University :) -seeing the hubs again

 10. Three wishes specifically for yourself…What are they? (Be selfish, and be honest.) - a home, any home. I'll take a hut right now - to be like my father and forgive - That we get our plans on track and move forward

11. Three of your favorite quotes: - "I'm a little weird like that. Personally, I think it's an endearing trait." -"Do the right thing. It will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain" -"I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.Joan Rivers"

 12. Three of your biggest fears: -not getting a place -to have hatred forever towards people that have hurt me -not much else since I will conquer everything else :)

13. Three of your favorite TV shows: right now? - Game of Thrones - anything Investigation ID - Once upon a time

14. Three of your favorite things to purchase when you’re shopping. - nail polish and makeup - shoes - anything for the house

15. Three things that you enjoyed last week: - having LOTS of family time - having a good time with the boys while walking and then having lunch - great conversations with people that love me

16. Three things that you always have in your bag or close to you if you’re not a purse kind of person. - Dinosaurs (sad but true) - Lip balm, hand cream, hand sanitizer - Sunglasses

17. Three types of food that you wouldn’t want to give up. - coffee (I know is a drink, but still) -sweets, don't think I can live without ever eating something sweet. - Stuffed Cabbage

18. Three things you do to enjoy burning calories: - Walk - Cleaning - Dancing

19. Three things you dislike about blogging: - people that judge others because they thing they know them -negative disrespectful comments. Sorry, I don't believe that truth is the best policy if you are going to hurt someone. - People that are fake and claim their lives are PERFECT.

 20. Three ways blogging has changed your life: - Great bloggy friends - a way to distress by writing my true feelings - getting inspired by really creative and talented people

Now it’s your turn to answer the questions! Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments, and have a happy Monday! Over & out

Thursday, May 17, 2012

3 on Thursday's: Comforts foods

As i am waiting for my oldest to get up so we can go get some pizza for lunch, my little one is watching PBS and giving me grapes. He is so happy :) So I figure why not step away from all my stuff and to join My Chihuahua Bites for another 3 on Thursday's: 3 On Thursday: Comfort Foods
3 on Thursday Today’s topic is: What are your 3 favorite comfort foods? Whenever I am going thru something, all I crave is Chinese food. I don't care if I'm sick or stressed, that is my go to food.
then is this: Waffle cone ice cream, there are several brands that carry it so I choose whatever I can find (or is on sale)
Then lastly, when I crave something salty (which is rare) I go for this- with tons of sour cream (I like wavy potato chips for some reason, the regulars are bleh to me)
So there you have it, what are yours? come by to My chihuahua bites and let us know. BTW_change is coming, and I KNOW it will all be for the best. Over & out

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

For every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage attached.-W. Clement Stone

Hello peeps. Just wanted to give a quick update that we are well, we are together and still sane. We traveled to NYC since the Hubs family wanted to see us and the little guy for his Birthday (they had a cake, balloons, presents and a small gathering for him). It was nice, even going to the park on Saturday with the little guy reminded me that the little things do matter. They always had for me. He was so happy and basically was exhausted from playing with his cousins all day, he passed out after a long bath. Sunday I was convinced and dragged to Long Island for a family BBQ.; and I'm so glad we did. Aiden loves riding both the subway and the train, he played all afternoon in the yard and again passed out in the train on the way home. I have learned that I have to faith that there is a reason that God sometimes do not answer our prayers, he has a bigger plan all along. Is like this saying: " I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered.- Jean Ingelow" We are in a though spot right now, but like we said: we are together and we are healthy. Things could be worse. I know they could. I will give more details in the future...
I start a new job :) and we will see what else happens, there are a lot of changes coming and they say change is always for the best. I believe that. Like my friend says: there are signals that the world is giving you, you just need to follow them. Over & out.

Monday, May 7, 2012

So we survive the weekend. Not gonna lie, there where times that people spoke to me and I just wanted to crawl into a ball and cry. Then my oldest would come to me and hug me and tell me "we got this, we will get over this". And I believe him.
I have hope. People have show me how much they care for us. I feel bless because I am not alone in this and know that this new hardship will teach me a lesson. It just feels like I've been in the school of life learning lessons for a while. I am sad but I am ready to move over it. I may not get my mirror but I could get one eventually. The jewelry that had sentimental value even though it cannot be replace, it's not a person or a love one. My mom has been a trooper with us. My Sister gathered up all the makeup she could so I would have some. Life is hard. Life is also very, very good and kind. If you have the heart to steal someone's stuff, the few material things they work so hard, without a care in the world...well that's on you, your conciseness, your karma. I want to believe they really needed them, that perhaps they are worst of and thought they had no other choice. but I know everyone does have a choice. We are in a hotel tonight, we needed time for us as a family. We decided to stay with family until we find a new place. The hubs and my kiddo are sleeping next to me while the oldest is in the shower. I feel some how at peace. Somehow I know this was meant for us to learn to be together no matter what. That material things can go in a minute. I hope you all are blessed and safe today. Remember to use that expensive soap/cream today, to wear your fabulous things to the market, why not? after all one day they might be gone. Over & out

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Update...not so good

This week has been so hard on my family. It's a long story but to make it sure they stole our belovde Imac, our camera, TV, ALL of my makeup collection (even my deodorant and hair brushes that where with it), my dresser antique mirror that sat on top of it, with all my jewelry, all my family heirlooms my mom gave me, broke almost all our plates, cups, etc... We know who it was (people that work here) but we have no proof and when the police came they say there was nothing they could do. I know it's only material stuff and one day we can get that back, but we worked so hard for it, the mac had our pictures and info...its just hard.... We are with family now but will be in a motel for a bit until we can find a new place. Not sure when I'll be able ti be back here; I hope soon cause I miss reading all of your blogs. Did I tell you yesterday was our Little guy's Third Birthday? The plans for the little gathering got ruined too. Sigh I'll be back, and hopefully not cry when I thin about it. Over & out