Tuesday, November 30, 2010

fly, fly birdie

Today I was having my break outside and there was a little bird who flew into the window. I went over and picked her up. She was hanging on to my finger but wasn't trying to fly away. Her wings worked (you hold them up high and drop them and see if the wings go, which they did). I was petting her. Other's were petting her.

I took her into my office and put her in a box and gave her a muffin. About 15 minutes later I moved the box a bit and she started moving around. I took her outside. I put the box on the bench, opened the top. She flew out and gave me a few tweets as she flew to the tree. I think she, Brenda the bird, said thank you!

Monday, November 29, 2010

fake Christmas Tree

Do you get a real Christmas tree every year or do you have a fake one? I wanted to get a fake one, only because I don't like the idea of cutting down a tree every year. Eric was against it and frankly I am okay with that. I love the smell of a fresh tree. Sometimes we get a big one, sometimes a little one, fat one, or thin one. Whatever strikes our fancy when we are out looking.

We go as a family and pick it out. Always. It is a wonderful tradition in this world of few traditions anymore.

The downside to a real tree is you can't get it in November. Well, really I don't think that is too much of a downside. I think two weeks is good, before Christmas. Around the second week of the month. As much as I love the look and the lights at night, I am ready for it to all be put away and things back to normal.

My mom always decorated her house in Orange nice, every year. I still don't have that much stuff. Never have any extra money to buy decorations for the next year on the 26th. I do some decorations. I would like to have that decorating gene but I don't. I see living rooms on tv and in the ads and I think, ooohhh that looks nice. But, of course, I don't have all that stuff.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

November

So, far (and really there are only a couple more days), this has been the easiest month of blogging yet.

I started cleaning the art room last night. Threw tons of stuff away (misc. papers, random puzzle pieces, and other crap. Washing some clothes, blankets and placemats that somehow made their way in there.

Diego is going through a box of toys and pulling out all his cars. We had to use that room as storage while he cleaned his room. It is amazing the stuff that can acculate if you put it all in one location with no rhyme or reason. Of course the dust is killing me. I opened the window today but not sure that is suck a good idea since the winds are pretty high.

Eric wants an art room and Siobhan and Diego LOVE to draw and paint so it is perfect idea. I am not at all creative but this I can do!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Friends

I met my friends, Andrea and Julie, for breakfast yesterday. It was so wonderful to see them. Julie lives so far away. Even though Andrea is so close, I usually only see her when Julie is in town.

It got me to thinking about friends. My cousin Russell just died after being sick with stomach cancer for a year. His friends were there every single day. They helped his wife take care of him, feed him, drive him around, etc.

I told Andrea and Julie that I don't have friends like that. Julie said she would be there everyday, and I know she would, if she didn't live so far. Actually so would my friend Melissa, but she lives out of stats (so ya know, she couldn't). I have some good friends who would totally come see me often, I am not saying I don't. But everyday?! I have some family I know would be there no matter what. I don't have too many lifelong friends like Russell had. Probably comes from living in the same city your entire life.

I got to thinking, maybe that says something about me as a person. I am an okay friend. I can be there when you need me but basically I am selfish. Hmm, something to think about. I don't expect I will change, but think about it. If it were you, would you have friends there everyday to take care of you? I hope you do!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hot water

We have hot water again. Hopefully for good this time. All day yesterday, no hot water. Not to easy to clean Thanksgiving dishes if you don't have hot water.

We are testing it out. Everyone has showers/baths tonight. All the dishes are washed, laundry, etc

I have to hand it to Whirlpool though. Eric called the number on the hot water heater and gave them all the info from the hot water heater. They gave us a number and an approval code, and that was that. We didn't even have to sign anything when they came out. Great customer service!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanks 30 days worth

I decided to borrow this from Julie's blog. 30 days of thanks (ya know for the 30 days in November) I would like to add, that I may have misspelled some things as my eyesight is going quickly. So here goes:

I am thankful for (in no particular order):
1. my wonderful husband who has stuck by me when he easily been justified to give up on me
2. sometimes still feeling like a newlywed
3. beautiful, healthy, and brillant children
4. the gift of being able to truly love my job
5. the right to vote
6. music
7. my pets (Cucui, Nacho, Barcelona, oh yeah and the fish)
8. my house (that I don't clean enough)
9. my various Apple products (iMac, touch, iPad, etc)
10. BBCAmerica (where I do most of my viewing television)
11. a chance to really know my dad as a person before he passed away
12. good tequila
13. that my mom still loves me and is healthy and happy
14. my three brothers (who I do not see enough of)
15. my niece and nephews
16. my mother in law good health
17. my extended family
18. some very good friends
19. LA Galaxy
20. friends I have made through the LA Galaxy games
21. the fact that some people might listen when I talk about how horrible Wal-Mart really is
22. health insurance
23. that my husband can decorate (otherwise everything woud be bare)
24. that Eric has a job he loves doing
25. that those with a college education are only at 4% unemployment
26. strawberries, popcorn and ice cream
27. air conditioning
28. cold nights which allow me to sleep wonderfully
29. my husbands kisses
30. a house to hold all my stuff and somewhere to lay my head

and thanks to you too!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanks

I have lots to be thankful for, but right now I can't think. Tomorrow I will go into it more

In the meantime, I am throwing out prayers for my cousin Ruseell

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

The new OS

Oh my how I love the new OS for the iPad. The folders are AMAZING! I still haven't played with everything but it is wonderful.

Our water heater has been on and off lately. The pilot light went out again. Thank goodness I took a shower last night. I can NOT do dirty hair. We started it again tonight. I am gonna shower again tonight just in case. This means I ball my hair up and go to bed with wet hair so it will be sort of wet in the am. I don't sleep as well, but what are you gonna do?

Monday, November 22, 2010

Skin

About the time I had Diego, I noticed
my hands were really dry. I taught it was from washing my hands. Lotion would hurt. They would itch and burn and bleed. Finally I went to the Dr. Dry skin, try this. Medicine made me itch like crazy. Tried a cortisone cream, thinned out my skin so bad my white socks would be red from blood (I have it on my ankles too). Very painful, it looks horrible I am sure my hands are discolored from it

The other day Siobhan was complaining of some of the stratches she has from the cat on her hands. We thought that was all it was. Today I am sure, she has the same thing. Hers might be worse as it covers more of her hand. I actually found something that worked. Erics uncle noticed them and sent some medicine through a family member one day. Doesnt hurt, doesn't itch and it works. I tried some on S and it burns and itches her. Sigh. I feel like crap. I know how bad it can be. I am going to have to take her to the doctor and she what they can do for her, poor baby.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

spiders

In case you don't know, I HATE spiders. I am scared of them. Don't even like killing them. I can handle teeny tiny one's. Daddy long legs don't bother me too much. Too much.

I was in our extra room, cleaning it out. Ya know, in case someone might need to actually walk in there. What do I spy? A nasty rather large black spider. What the hell is he doing in there? There are no bugs. No food. No flies. What is he hoping to eat? Same with the one's that take up residence in the corner of the shower. I have never seen them actually catch anything. Are these the spiders who aren't dealing with a full deck? Shouldn't they be outside building a big ass web so they can eat? Or at least somewhere where a bug might come by? Idiots.

I have to admit although I killed that spider with my shoe (with joy I might add), I am a bit hesitate to go back in there. I know they aren't like roaches (where you see one..) there may be more. I really hate them. I am terrified of them. It isn't funny (as some may think) to be so frightened of something.

One morning when I arrived at work, there was a some web looking stuff around my phone cord. I pulled it and it looked a lot like spider web. I was out of my office in a second. I walked over to my very good friend Cheryl, who is the Office Manager, and with tears in my eyes and not able to talk very well, asked to her to clean it for me. See, the thing about me is I will do EVERYTHING myself. I hate asking anyone to anything for me. But HELL if I was gonna clean that! Luckily Cheryl knows my fears well.

A few moments later she returned to tell me that not only was it all cleaned up, it was only dust from the new cleaning crew. They actually cleaned the thing the phone sets on and it pushed the dust together and DID look like web. Didn't matter to me. It took me about 10 minutes to calm down after that!

So, alas, I guess I have to get my courage up and go back in. Pray for me!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

hmm, wonder where they got the idea for the head gear? Look at that face! It is a wonder that he actually smiles all the time




I adore this photo. Who do you think it is? Siobhan or Diego?
Man! This one is OLD! That is Krystal when she was still quite young
Another beach shot

I KNOW you are jealous. I can thank my sister in law for hanging on to this picture

Two very handsome men!

Such a cute photo of Siobhan. I need to do her hair like that more often!

Oldies but goodies

I thought I would post some old photos. I will do a few sets since I can only do five at a time

This is little Santa Diego. I love this picture!
I cracked up when Eric did this one. His friend took photos at the Tour de France, notice a new rider?

Beach babies

I think this photo was taken for a Christmas photo but I am not sure. Obviously pre-Diego!

Siobhan LOVED that Dora couch.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Didn't forget

Was thinking about going to bed, or having some popcorn and reading, and I remembered! Blog! So here I am. Diego is sleeping, he got in trouble. Siobhan is reading one of the seven books she got at the library. Waiting to see if Diego's game gets rained out for tomorrow. It is at 9am so I gather no matter we will have to wake up early.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Today was longer

I am really looking forward to Thanksgiving. Not because of the food but the vacation. I have stuff I wanna get done around here and have aspirations that I might actually do it with four days off in a row. The reality of it should be quite different. It is actually quite unlikely anything will actually get done, but I like to think it might.

Right now I would like to just lay down and sleep. Of course, if I did that, I would find myself wide awake in a few hours. I am currently too lazy to do much of anything, except the internets.

Does anyone else look forward to shopping on Thanksgiving? Eric thinks it is wrong that people have to work on Thanksgiving, and while I agree, I am happy to have something to do. I am NOT going on Black Friday. If I am waking up at 4am you better give it to me in my car while I am in my pj's. I don't need much of anything that badly (yet)! Cyper Monday is more my style.

Diego and I just got home and he puts on a soccer game. How cute is he? It is 5:33, S is at Girl Scouts, Eric is on his way home and I am in my pj's already. I want some popcorn and a book. sigh

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

long day today

The kids got awards today at school. Eric and I went there and then I headed to work. I just got home, about 12 hours later. I am tried. I can't think of anything to write. Technically this is a post. So there!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

No more LA Galaxy

for a while. The game SUCKED on Sunday when we lost to FC Dallas 3-0. I don't understand it. We controlled the ball almost the whole game but no score on our side.

We had a nice tailgate before the game. We have gotten to know some really great people this season. People that hopefully we will keep in touch with between seasons. Josh was twittering about the tailgate and Pretzel Crisps offered him some to take to the game. Here is a pic of the guys with the freebies. Power of the Twitter!



Here is a photo from our Day of the Dead. I had so many people come up to me and ask me where I got the skull. Some people thought it was part of my shirt. Everyone was looking. (Diego actually got it at Disneyland). It looks like his mouth opens and closes.


We had Siobhan and Diego's Parent Teacher Conferences the past two days. They are both doing wonderfully (of course) and are brillant. Okay, maybe the teachers didn't say that but they practically did! It is good to know they are a bit beyond where they should be.

I should be seeing a really good friend next week. Looking forward to that. I actually wanted to go away for Thanksgiving as I am not really looking forward to it. I never understood the insane amount of food for one day. I enjoy the days off of course but would rather sleep in and do something fun with the kids.

What are you doing for Thanksgiving? Do you have any traditions that still carry on?

Monday, November 15, 2010

My kitten


Eric was finally able to get a good photo of the kitten's eyes. So cute! What do you think?

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Birthday's

Yesterday my mom and her husband, Andy, threw a birthday party for her sisters. My Aunt Connie and my Aunt Brenda. I haven't seen my Aunt Connie in years. It was great to see everyone. To see her, her kids and her daughter's kids too. My brother Tony, The Wife and my nephew were there also.

Here is picture of (one of) my brother and Eric.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

November-month of videos

My husband put this video together from footage I took at our last LA Galaxy game. Tell me what you think!

Pumped for Sunday! from Eric Jasso on Vimeo.

Friday, November 12, 2010

some more

How did Izzy and George find out about Meredith and Derek sleeping together?
video

Last words to Meredith before she finds out about You Know Who
video

Thursday, November 11, 2010

To my Dad

Dear Daddy,

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. Usually in the car as I am singing along to whatever tune is playing as loudly as possible. My heart still aches for you. Five years you have been gone and still the pain is here. It isn’t as disabilitating as it once was but still, I fear giving into it.

You were always my Daddy. You were everything to me. Even as a teenager I wanted to be with you. Sitting by you. Holding your hand. I still have fond memories of Grandma joking because I always wanted to be right by you.

We were so similar. Such smartasses. Not many people could handle or understand our sarcasm. I once read that sarcasm is a form of anger and had to laugh. For some, it is simply a way of life.

Rarely a temper would flare. I know you tried to keep them at bay because your biological father was a mean one. I only recall once that you were ever really mad at me although I deserved it much, much more. Luckily for us, the Pap-Pap we had loved and never got mad.

I know there was so many times I disappointed you but you let it go. Both you and mom were amazing that way. Let me make mistakes, learn from them, and go on.

I miss you. I miss your laughter. I miss your singing. I miss your ring tapping on the steering wheel. I don’t miss arguing with you. I love to argue but never with you, not sure why that is.

Five years. Seems like yesterday. Seems like a million years. I wish you were here to see Siobhan and Diego grow. Watch Diego play soccer. I wish you were here to talk to Krystal and Bradley and help them grow. I wish, I wish, I wish.

Mostly I push the feelings away. I think of you but I have to stop. I do not like not being in control. Thinking of you will often bring tears and I fear the unstoppable tears. Sometimes I have to skip a song in the car because I know that I can’t handle hearing it. Sometimes the screams of pain feel like they might just escape. What if that happens and there is no end? Nonetheless you were the best Daddy for me. I miss you endlessly. You’re my heart. I am you. I love you daddy!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Alright my party people. Or at least people who check this blog and ACTUALLY read it. It's getting cold here in Southern California and I am loving it. I am freezing my husband because I steal all the blankets and it is a bit cold when I get up (we sleep with the windows open) but it is bliss as far as I am concerned. I love sweater weather.

1.How did Izzy and George find out Mer and Der were sleeping together?

2. What were the last few words Derek said to Meredith before she found out about Addison? (spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't watched Season 1, a MUST see!)


And for fun... video

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Monday, November 08, 2010

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Just an FYI

Just in case anyone is just stopping by, I don't usually post about Grey's Anatomy all the time. I have a passion for the show and thought I would use my creative computer skills to utilize the once a day blogging. I shall not run out of things to post for this month!

This round goes to Melissa

How did Izzy pay for Med School? video

Who did Meredith first tell about her mother's illness? video

Saturday, November 06, 2010

So basically...

this is turning into a Grey's Anatomy month (sorry Julie) but it makes it easy to post everyday.

This clip always brings tears to my eyes. He was mad that his daughter (who recently lost her mom) wanted him to have brain surgery to help his Parkinson's. He says " I will be at your wedding, your Uncle will walk you down the isle. I know it isn't perfect but life is messy sometimes". His daughter says " i know that, don't yout think I know that?" and she walks off. Meredith turns and says "It is your life, but it is her life too and you have a chance to get better here and all she is asking is that you try". So he does... video

Friday, November 05, 2010

Hmm, here's a couple more

So I guess Melissa is the only true Grey's fan I know.

Okay, okay, questions a bit easier. I also can only post a couple answers at a time. It took FOREVER to upload them. Here are a couple questions I think are far too easy.

1. How did Izzy pay for Med school?

2. Who was the very first person Meredith told about her Mother's illness?


If you know the answers post them in the comments here. Watch for your video answers!

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Okay, okay

So apparently my quiz questions are too hard.

If you haven't seen them yet, scroll down.

I will work on making them a bit easier. I am posting some of my favorite funny clips from Season One, episodes one and two. Maybe, just maybe it will ring a bell, or strike a memory or something. Anything

video

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Grey's Anatomy Quiz One

Alright, I don't promise it to be easy or super hard but it should make even the avid watcher have to think. These questions are all from season 1. Answers will be posted Thursday. Good luck!

1. What color shirt was Derek wearing when he met Meredith?

2. What was Izzy's first assignment from Dr Bailey?

3. Meredith's first case, Katie Brise, what was her condition?

4. Why did Meredith feel a connection with the rape victim?

Monday, November 01, 2010

Welcome to National Blog Posting Month

I have decided to do something a little different this year.

I like Grey's Anatomy. I didn't start watching it until they were on season 3 or 4 I think. Once I started watching it, LOVED it. I have seasons 1-4 full season and some of season 5 and I watch them starting with season 1 through and start over again.

I have taken Grey's quizes and they are always stupid. LIke what was Derek's nickname. Please. So I decided to try to do one for the real viewer. Now, I know I don't have a lot of blog followers, especially because I am rarely here. So if you want to use me as one of your posts that would be great!

I also plan to send out an e-mail letting my friends know to let their friends know.

I am going to post the questions, wait a few days, and post the answers. I plan to do this every few days or so. Maybe post the questions on Monday, answers Wed or Thursday and more questions Sun. Something like that.

So please check back.

Thanks and welcome again to the blog everyday in the month of November. Here is to being dedicated!