Wednesday, June 29, 2005

The Sims 2

I am in love. I decided to wait until I played a while before I wrote, and I am hooked. At first we didn't think my machine would allow me to play and Eric said I should just go buy another one. Somehow I just couldn't jusify buying a new computer so I could play the Sims 2 (although in all thruth, I might have IF it didn't play, but it does!). I have been very good about playing too. When I got The Sims, I played day and night. What family? I am doing much better this time (some 6 years later, ha ha).

So, I love it! I love the changes. I love the way it looks. I really love that my Sims get older. I haven't allowed one of them to become an elder, but it is only days away. You have to make them exercise. They tell you what makes them happy (as if I need more people letting me know what makes them happy!) I really enjoy it. Thanks Aspyr, you are the best!

ps, if anyone wants to know where I am, I am sitting in front of my computer, playing The Sims 2. (There probably is a Sim named after you too!)

I would like to say, yet again...

....that I am NOT meant to be a stay at home mom. I am on my second day home with sick little Diego and I would not have it any other way. At the same time, I feel another part of me pulling. The "I need people" part. I have called my husband TOO many times today, talked to Natalie a couple of times. At this point, I am hoping a tele-marketer might call.

Seriously, I give two thumbs up to the stay at home moms who make it work.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Para mi marido

Apenas deseo tomar esta ocasión le dejé saber te quiero. Usted me ha dado todo que nunca incluso sabía que deseé. Usted ha hecho mi resplandor entero de la vida con un amor nunca que terminaba que no sabía que tenía adentro de mí. Usted es mi compañero del alma. Usted hace diario un día brillante, feliz, cariñoso. Usted me ha dado niños hermosos y una vida cómoda sin se preocupa. Mi amor para usted crece con cada beso, cada abrazo, incluso cada llamada telefónica. Usted ha cambiado mi vida y soy agradecido y para a usted cada uno y diario. Usted es mi vida y puedo esperar solamente compartir tan muchos más años con usted. Te quiero Eric. ¡Usted me hace completo!

sleep? what sleep?

I have to admit I forgot what it is like to have a sick child. There is no sleeping at night. Actually Diego did fine, but that damn Tylenol only last four hours! So, like a good mommy, I set my alarm to go off every four hours. (There is NO way I would wake up on my own!)

So, I am home today. There is just something that aches if you can't be with your child when he is sick. Krystal is at summer school, Siobhan is at preschool, and Bradley is here with me. Of course I am going to have to go to the store to get MORE Tylenol, juice, and who knows what else. Still, there is nothing like holding a baby who is so big that you only get to hold him when they are sick. (It is the only time he will be still!)

Monday, June 27, 2005


When I got home today, I took one look at Diego and knew he wasn't feeling well. He had a temp of 103.4 when I finally gave up and just got some meds in him. He is doing much better now (about 4 hours later) and attempting to go to sleep. Poor little guy, I hate when kids don't feel well.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

drummer boy

drummer boy, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Watch out Uncle Tony and Uncle Richard, this little boy is on your tails!

After dinner treat

mussles, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Eric and Krystal decided to make a little after dinner treat of mussels. Please, continue down and see Siobhan enjoy her share. She ate more than I did ( I am not too fond of the little fellows). hee hee

pre yummy

pre yummy, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here she is showing off her yummy treat before she ate the whole thing and went back for more.


yummy, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

I can't believe she actually ate it. She even ate more than one. Crazy!

Siobhan and her Nino Richard

Siobhan and her Nino Richard, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is a picture of Siobhan and her Nino Richard. Does she love him or what? We went to see him play at G. Billotas in Brea on Friday night. I would recommend going there, especially on Friday, Saturday or Sunday night when Richard is there with Lee Ferrell. Food is really great too!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

None the wiser

The CT scan showed the bile duct is dialated ( but the GI Dr. said that shouldn't cause pain) all else seems fine. Auugghhh! So I am going to have a MRI done to see what they can see. Of course the MRI isn't for about 3 more weeks. What is three more weeks of pain?

Hee hee, thanks cousin for all your help! Thanks to the last Dr. I saw, he was great!

Monday, June 20, 2005


...I went to the doctor yet again. I have had a pain since the gallbladder surgery and it has not gone away. Sometimes it hurts so much I can hardly walk. The doctor was great. He said he thinks I have gallstones in my liver. What? Figures! Tomorrow I go for a CT scan to find out what is what.

My Dad wants to know if I am shooting for a surgery per month, funny one Dad!

I will let you know...

Dog Park

Tonight Siobhan and I took Cucui to the dog park in Orange (corner of Yorba and E. Chapman). They two parts, one for big dogs and one for small dogs. I can't believe how many people were there, not to mention dogs! ha ha

It actually was pretty cool. They have plenty of balls around and there is fresh water with containers. Plenty of poop bags as well. (ick, but you must be a responsible dog owner!)

I plan to take her every Monday night while Bradley is at one of his (very) many soccer practices. Anyone want to join us?

Is this true or what?

Is this true or what?, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

I don't know where Eric found this, but he sent it to me, and it is funny or what? Please notice the little lines from the groom dragging his fingers. hee hee

This wasn't anything like our wedding. It wasn't!

Diego on a pony

Diego on a pony, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is little Diego on his first pony ride at Irvine Park. The first few seconds, he was trying so hard to laugh (without crying) but then he enjoyed it. What a big boy!

Saturday, June 18, 2005

weather men know nada

We didn't go to Mexico this weekend because it was supposed to sprinkle today. Yeah right! It is so nice outside. Bastards!

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Diego is one!

cake 2, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Happy Birthday little man. Here is Diego getting ready to enjoy his very first birthday cake. Please enjoy the pictures that follow. Oh, that poor cake!

For Diego

cake, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Diego's yummy cake. All for Diego!

The cake that was

after cake, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

This is what the cake looked like after Diego got ahold of it.

Nino and Diego

Nino and D, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is Diego with his Nino Nick. What a beautiful baby and oh, look at those eyes. (Oh, yours are nice too Nick!)

Nina and Diego

Nina and D, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is Nina Emma playing with Diego!

Diego w: Godparents

Diego w: Godparents, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is a picture of Diego on his first Birthday with his Nina Emma and his Nino Nick!

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Spike TV...

... please bring back my MXC. They took off two episodes on Thursday night for some new show. Let the new show get its own time slot. I asked Eric to leave the new show on for a little bit so I could see if it was good enough to replace MXC, and NO, it is not! (Right you are Ken!)

So Spike TV, please give me back my four back to back episodes of MXC. If not Thursday night, any day, any time. I don't care when, just DO IT!

How old is he anyway?

Tonight Bradley (who is 14) and I were riding in the car. I had the windows down and the music up. Bradley says "Mom, can you turn it down? It is too loud!"

What the heck is that all about? He liked the song so it wasn't that. Whatever! Crazy teenagers!

JB's wedding

JB's wedding, originally uploaded by cucsmom.

Here is a picture of Eric and Diane at JB's wedding. You can't tell, but I have a drink in my hand too!

One step, two step, three step, four...

...soon Diego will be walking out the door. Finally he is walking.

We were helping him yesterday, and all of a sudden, he was more sturdy. He quit throwing himself at whomever he was walking too. He even turned a corner yesterday. One year and three days old, FINALLY!

Thursday, June 09, 2005


You can get a lifetime of temporary relief.


Dr. Dr. give me the news

Well, I went to the Dr. today and he said everything looks good. I have two pains and he doesn't know why but he doesn't think they have to do with the surgery. I am not sure how they could have to do with anything else, but what do I know.

He said it takes 2 to 3 weeks after surgery to feel yourself again. Why couldn't they have told me this before now? I have been feeling bad for feeling so tired for days now. I thought I should feel great!

Anyway, all is well. The plan is to return to work tomorrow. I like returning on Friday's, little to do and it helps me get back into the swing of things.

Eric and I are planning to go to Mexico over Father's Day weekend. Can't wait!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Got Milk?

I love the new Got Milk commercial. The one where all the men are buying ALL the milk because it helps with PMS. That is funny. Luckily for my husband (and me) I don't get PMS. And I better not see some comment on here stating otherwise Eric!

Not as tough as I thought

Okay, I always thought of myself as tough. Tough cookie, I can handle what comes my way! I am beginning to question that. My gallbladder surgery was a week ago today. I am still in pain. If I could, I would just lay in bed ALL day (instead of most of it). I seriously thought I would be up and as good as new in a few days. I stopped taking the pain meds because they weren't helping, but I am tired of say "ow" or "damn that hurt", especially when I cough or sneeze.

I am so ready to be over this whole thing. I had four children with nothing during labor, and here I am complaining day in and out. (poor Eric). I am one who is always saying, "You don't know until it happens to you" and I guess I just assumed I would do fine.

So, two more days before I go back to the Dr. I hope to be one hundred percent by that time. (okay 82% would be good)

Don't try and google "tough cookie", you won't find me there!

Monday, June 06, 2005

Where does the time go?

Diego will be one tomorrow? How has a year passed so quickly?

Do you ever find yourself thinking, "I can't wait until..."? I have decided not to do that anymore. I realized that even if I am simply wishing for next weekend, I am wanting a whole week to pass by. A week of hearing Siobhan sing, of "Mommy, I love you", seven days of having a freshly bathed child, seven chances to see Krystal and Bradley before they are adults. Seven days I might not remember to tell my husband how much I love him.

Really, what is the rush? Everyday is special. Even those boring, at home, doing nothing days, could contain some of our best memories. You just never know.

Happy Birthday little man. I can't believe we have been blessed with a whole year of those so cute little smiles. My life is so blessed (and I will do my best to see that next time I want to explode!) I love you, Eric, Krystal, Bradley, Siobhan and little Diego. I am thankful for everyday that we spend together.