Friday, August 25, 2006

Got this from a friend, cute

On the first day, God created the dog and said: "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."

The dog said: "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

So God agreed.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said: "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said: "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the Dog did?"

And God agreed.

On the third day, God created the cow and said: "You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said: "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"

And God agreed again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said: "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But man said: "Only twenty years? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

A couple of stolen photos

Here are two pictures I stole from Eric's Flickr page. That is Siobhan and Krystal at the Galaxy game (they actually won) and our dog Xochitl.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Wal-Mart may not be the root of all evil, but they don't help!

Why Does California Need an Increase in the Minimum Wage?

Basic necessities are on increasing in our state. From 2000 to 2005, the cost of renting an apartment increased 45 percent, the cost of a gallon of gas increased 44 percent and the cost of a gallon of milk increased 23 percent.

California’s minimum wage has declined 31 percent from 1968 to 2000. During 22 of those 32 years, there was no increase at all in the state’s minimum wage, while inflation seriously eroded the relative value of that income.

A minimum wage that is below the poverty level pulls down wages for millions of workers in the state. This costs taxpayers as well, since workers at corporations such as Wal-Mart are paid so badly that they are eligible for public assistance programs.

Straight from the The California Labor Federation

ahh kids

Siobhan (age 4) "When I go to Heaven, I am going to miss myself"

she cracks me up!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Not a hunderd percent

Haven't been feeling too hot. Throat hurts a bit, neck, headache. I don't mind feeling this way during the week but why the weekend? I wanted to go see my new nephew but I will not go over there if I am sick. Don't want that sweet baby getting sick too. We have a galaxy game today. Trying to get my energy up for it. Diego has been a bit off too. I think he might not be feeling to well either.

Kids start school in a couple of weeks. I hope it starts to cool down some. Although I am THANKFUL for my A/C, I wouldn't mind having a lower electric bill. Not to mention, I love sweater weather. Nothing like that brisk air. Ahhh, soon.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

nothing to say

I want to blog but there is nothing amazing that comes to mind to write about. Just junk. So I let it be, next thing you know, it has been days. You know why, our lives are filled with the same crap day in and day out. Work, kids, dinner, boring.

Ha, hope everyone else is doing well.

Saturday, August 12, 2006


In our room cleaning. iPod kicking some tunes. A song comes on. One that makes me think of my dad. Weird thing about songs. If my dad were alive and I thought of him while listening to this song, there would be something really wrong with it. But the thing is, with my dad gone, there are no barriers. There is nothing to stop ANYTHING reminding me of him. Eric and I were watching The Shawshank Redemption, and something started me crying. No my dad was never in prison, it wasn't the story. It was one little two line dialogue. But that is just it. Everything reminds me. A love song, one that previously would make me think of another lifetime, makes me think of my dad. The thing is, with songs, it is all about what you take out of it? Right?! I mean, the same song can mean totally different things to so many people. I am a lyric listener. I love to know WHAT the song says. (Okay, I still like Journey), so usually it hits me while listening to music. My dad, mom, brothers and I spent many hours in the car singing along to an 8 track. And of course, later CD's.

So there I am, cleaning. (Which is NOT something I am prone to do). Tears are beginning to come. I try to hold them back. Suddenly all I can think is how I want to scream out. I want to throw out an animal cry. A scream that will allow all my emotions to break through. I mean, I am almost there. I can do it. Wait, if I do, what is Eric going to think? He is in the other room. Surely he will think I have impaled with something. I can not scare him like that. So, I hold back. The tears slow and then stop. See, the thing is, I can't really let go a little. It just isn't in me. I thought I would deal with death so well, but alas I think I am on the verge.

Eric, be ready. Those bouts I have, crying on the way to work. Crying in bed, while watching tv, while... nothing. I think they are all building up. I think I just might be ready to burst.


I am so excited. iTunes finally has Evanescence available. Man, my car will be kicking now. A few of their songs really seem to touch my inter being. Weird but true. That chick's voice is hauntingly lovely.

My new nephew

Here is a picture of my oldest brother Mark holding his new son, Tyler David. I haven't gotten a chance to see him yet but he sure looks cute!

We're home again

Ah, we are back. What a great time we had. We arrived about 1pm on Tuesday. We an extra room for only an additional $40 for the three nights. That was great. Krystal, Bradley and Siobhan were in one, while Eric, Diego and I were in the other. Siobhan actually put her head under the water. She was jumping in the water and acting like she had always been swimming. We couldn't believe it. That night we enjoyed a lobster dinner, which included soup, rice, beans, homemade tortillas, guacamole, and 7 and half lobsters. Oh and four sodas and three margaritas for $45 bucks. hee hee Can you believe it?

Wednesday, Siobhan got her hair braided and played with her friend, Maura all day. They swam for hours. Eric and I enjoyed some drinks by the pool of course. We ate at a taco stand by the road, yummy.

Thursday we spent some time in Ensanada. We had breakfast there and did a tiny bit of shopping. Not enough though. We ate at the same tack stand on the way back. Great tortas. Oh yeah. We got back in time to enjoy a few drinks while the kids swam. We met some wonderful people while out by the pool. They had two children (ages 2 and 5) so the little girl, Clarissa (5) and Siobhan played a little bit in the pool. We got along really well with their parents. We talked for a while and exchanged e-mails. We went to our room for a little bit and the little one's were hungry again. Krystal and Bradley went next door to "Lobster Village" to do some shopping and we took the little one's to the restaurant. Who do we see? The couple we exchanged e-mails with earlier. How wonderful. We talked for about an hour. WE really like them. They about an hour from us.

Friday morning, the kids went swimming while we packed up. We headed out for the border thinking it shouldn't be too bad on a Friday around 12. YEAH RIGHT! They had the border closed. They want you to go out at Otay. NO way, We always get lost. So we went through town and tried to get to the border, no luck. We ended up heading BACK to Rosarito, finally found a turn around and luckily they had it open when we got there. I don't know how long it took to get out, it didn't seem too long. We bought Diego a desk with Spider-man on it. Now he has his own and doesn't have to share Siobhan's Princess Desk. We thought he was too little for one, but no.

The trip had some amazing times. Some things that we had never experienced before. It was nice to be there for three nights since usually we only go for one, which doesn't leave time to really just enjoy being there. As my blog is named: Baja is where I wanna be.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Baja here I come

We will be enjoying three nights in Baja this week. Oh yeah, kids in the pool, drinks by the pool, lobster, shopping, relaxing. Oh, I shall come back practically another person. A whole week off work to get my life priorities correct. ahhh

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Get this

We have embarked on a new home project. See, the thing is, Eric and I usually would rather pay someone to do it then do it ourselves. My husband is REALLY handy, he can do many things around here, he just chooses not to. Nothing wrong with that. He works a lot, so I am all for not having him do anything extra. Me, well I have lived in so many houses, he couldn't believe I didn't know how to do anything. I had never even painted before we moved here. He wonders how we could have moved so many times and I did nothing. Now he understands, my parents did everything.

So, we decided to take the white (we HATE white) paint off the kitchen cupboards. I thought, oh no, what is this going to be like. We got some good paint remover that can be used in the house. It is SUPPOSED to smell like orange. So I did some last Sunday. I couldn't believe how easy it was. I did on side Sunday and started on another Monday. Yesterday and today the kids are getting started on it. I think Bradley enjoys it, Krystal just does it.

We have to keep the little one's out because there is still some on there no matter how hard you try to get it all off. That is not so easy, Diego doesn't really understand, but all in all it is going well. A few more weeks and I think we will be able to stain it. I can't believe the difference already. Those of you who have been to our home know that there are colors everywhere. I am surprised we have tolerated the white this long. Ah, it will so nice.. I will post a photo when we finish.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Happy Anniversary

To my love! Happy 6th anniversary. What a wonderful six years it has been. I never thought I could still be so in love after all this time. Six years of wedding bliss and 13 years together. Wow. I can only hope we have so many, many more years to learn about each other. I love you. There are honestly no words to express the depth of my love for you.

My good friend's brother

Take a moment and read about his fight with cancer. He is trying to raise money. Even if you can't donate, pass it along. Take a moment to read, maybe even donate.

Friday, August 04, 2006


I don't think so. As I cried during my drive to work this morning. Why? "Dance with my Father again". Heard it lots of times since my dad has died. Today, couldn't take it. Weird. I just don't get it. Pain! It has not gone away, disappeared or faded. My heart aches for him.