Friday, November 30, 2012

Say Good-bye November

"Good-bye November"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Red eye

Not the flights. Not pink eye. Red eye. It itches. It tears. It is red. I hate it. It is swollen too. Argh.

It happened in the car. At work. In the house. Obviously I am allergic to myself. Wonderful!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


I enjoy taking the kids to the library but the only way it works for us is if we have a schedule and stick to it. Otherwise those overdue fines...

Although in reality the fines throughout the year probably don't even add up to a book or two. I am going to start thinking of it is a donation! ha ha

Monday, November 26, 2012


Waiting in the car listening to Wait Wait while Siobhan does her homework while Diego has soccer practice.

I believe this is the last week if practice and thankfully because it is earlier and earlier and it is harder and harder to get here.

Diego has a game on Saturday which is also the MLS cup final for the LA Galaxy. Surprisingly he said he would rather play then go. We have decided to allow him to play the early game, hope they win that one. The next one he will miss while being at the Cup and possibly play the following day as well.

Fingers are crosses that all games we attend that day are winners!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Long Weekend

I think we should have more of these longs weekends. It is time to be together, get things done or even go on a trip. It should be at least twice a year. I think the US should rethink our "holidays". It is good for families!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanks Giving

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. Another day to give thanks. Again, shouldn't we be giving thanks everyday.

I think my favorite part of Thanksgiving, is having four days off. To be honest, I enjoy just hanging out with Eric and the kids and not having to go anywhere or do anything. Just to be together!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Did not go as planned. Nothing bad. Nothing horrible. Just not as planned.

It is ending nicely though!

Monday, November 19, 2012

turntable fm

It seems I am getting more and more people to go to turntable fm. It is so fun when you know everyone in the room. Of course, I always got to know people in the room, but it is different when you ALREADY know them.

Music brings people together!

Sunday, November 18, 2012


We are planning on having tamales for Thanksgiving.

I got a free turkey from Fresh and Easy last night. I think I might make it. I can make just a few things to go with it and we can have both.

I never understood the overabundance of food on Thanksgiving. I mean even if you have a bunch of people, there doesn't need to be enough food to feed them for days?! ha ha

Anyway, if it goes badly, we will still have the tamales, right?

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Lazy morning in bed. I LOVE those!

Diego had a game this afternoon during the UCLA and USC game and Eric still went! ha ha

Then Siobhan and I dropped off Eric and Diego and out we went again. We went to JC Penny, treated ourselves to Coffee Bean, Macy's and Justice. Once we left the mall, we stopped at Fresh and Easy.

I came home, made dinner and went back out to Albertsons. I am making chili tomorrow and wanted to have everything so I don't have to go out again tomorrow.

Siobhan fell asleep reading about 9:30. I guess I finally figured out a way to wear her out!

Friday, November 16, 2012



Thursday, November 15, 2012

Love this app

It keeps track of how far you go and how fast. It shows your route. I am still learning it but I like it!

Today's walk...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012


My Mom took me to lunch today. I suggested Denny's. she suggested Red Lobster, she won!

I attached my photos. I had lobster and two types of shrimp. It was really good but not worth the big bucks.

Walked .87 miles in 14.36 today.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Not two hours after my previous post this was on my desk at work.

I am happy to say I threw it away.

Today I walked .81 miles in 16.4 minutes. A start...

Change WILL come

Okay, I am seriously ready to make a change. I am going to use this blog. I figure few people read it anyway and since I am usually brutally honest anyway…

I need to lose weight. Seriously need to lost weight. I need to stop being lazy about it. I need to stop telling myself how wonderful I am (well I am) and realize that with small, consistent changes, I could be better.

I don’t feel lazy. I like to do stuff and do. Don’t get me wrong, I realize I can have far more energy but I don’t feel like I am currently missing out.

I have a friend who is doing a lot of 3 or 5k’s. Although she runs, and I can’t, I would like to do them. I need to be in better condition. I want to look more attractive. I want to be more beautiful to my husband ( I think it might be possible).

I am not even a foodie. My friend, Linda LOVES to eat. I mean LOVES it. Of course she also works out.

I’m just saying it is time. It needs to happen. I have been thinking a lot lately of weight loss surgery. I am not even sure I agree with me (for me, no judgment for other people). If I think about it so much, I just need to make some changes.

I am saying, starting today, now, changes will occur. I will use this blog to mark them, complain, bitch, whatever. I want to do this. I need to do this. I have to do this.

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Today one of my very best friends attended an La Galaxy game for the first time. The funny thing is that her coming had nothin to do with me.

The Galaxy won 3-0 and I hope she and her family had a wonderful time.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Tonight's dinner

What a wonderfully beautiful day. We laid around and enjoyed the cool morning today.

Diego had a soccer game at 2:30 where he scored two goals (one while playing a Fullback) and he received player of the game!

After that a couple of stops and then Siobhan and I went to the library and another store. I am supposed to be keeping track of the books I read on but I forgot all the time to mark them down.

Decided to make stuffed bell peppers for dinner. They were pretty good! Diego helped by doing so much. He will be able to make things on his own before you know it. I also decided to make some pico de gallo. This store I go to, Buy Low, is so cheap. Albertson's charged one dollar per bell pepper. Buy Low was, I think, 2 pounds for 1.29. Here are some other prices: 2 pounds tomatoes 1.29 5 pounds yellow onions 1.29 6 cilantro a dollar or so Things are so cheap there. I love going just to see what they have. Tonight, the snack will be amazing!

Friday, November 09, 2012


Finally it feels so nice and cool. Still able to have the windows open with a sweatshirt. I love it. I love wearing sweaters and jackets but not freezing.

It has even rained a bit. I love when it rains. I always wondered if I like it so much because it never happens, or if I just love the rain... I mean, if I lived in Seattle would I feel the same? I shall have to visit to find out I think.

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Home for the Day

The doctor took me off for a day to relax and hope the medicine kicks in. It's kinda nice to be off on Doctors orders. It has a different feel to it.

Made myself breakfast this morning. I left it on the couch to answer the phone Mocha stole a piece of toast. Argh. I think (hope) she learned her lesson once I sent her outside.

I was so happy to hear it raining this morning. I just wish it had continued throughout the day. Still it is nice to be home when it is nice a cool. Makes taking a nap much more comfortable.

Wednesday, November 07, 2012


At urgent care again. Currently in the process of getting another breathing treatment for shortness of breath.

I said I would talk about me. I am slowing forgetting the names of things. Not people or places, I was never good with those. The names of things, like mug, glasses, stuff like that. To be honest it freaks me out. Of course I looked it up and it is thing or can be. It worries me though. The worse part is it usually does not come to me. I have to describe it in detail until someone knows what I mean. I will recognize it once they tell but it isn't "tip on my tongue" thing. I just don't know.

It is a bit freaky. It is happening more often and to be honest I try to cover it up since it does scare me. Am I losing what little mind I have?!

Anyway there is something I doubt you knew. Still sitting here literally blowing smoke (see above). Hopefully this treatment helps me because frankly my lungs hurt!

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Tears of joy

I feel as though all my children's future will be brighter.

Monday, November 05, 2012

Sitting in the dark

Well not really as I have the TV on. Spent a few hours at Urgent Care tonight. Asthma acts up after a cold.

My pulse Ox was actually good, about 98, but I still couldn't breathe. Dr said I sounded tight. They gave me two breathing treatments which I do not care for. As my friend Linda put it, feels like you are having a heart attack. I feel like a hype. Ha ha Whatever that feels like.

Left with prednisone. Now, four hours later sleep seems nowhere nearby. I'm okay with no sleep as I know I won't be sleepy tomorrow, the joy of this drug.

The downside to it is come, say 4th or 5th day on it the emotions go crazy. Last time I was in it, I had to leave work because I couldn't stop crying for no reason whatsoever.

Sigh. So here I am alone in the semi-dark. Alone, well, with you!

Day of the Dead

Here are a few photos from the Santa Ana Day of the Dead celebration from Saturday.

I blame Sprint

I would have posted Inside the Home Depot Ctr. but a new Sprint would allow me no service! Therefore I will be making it up today by two posts… If that doesn't work oh well

Saturday, November 03, 2012

Morning soccer

Our family loves soccer. It started many years ago when Krystal and Bradley started playing. We started going to see the Waves in Santa Ana and then started watching the La Galaxy the very first season they were at The Home Depot center and have had season tickets ever since.

Siobhan played once but didn't really care for it. I think it was all the running. Diego on the other hand LOVES playing. He plays literally every chance he gets.

This morning we are out here early but it is SO worth it. We are actual playing against our cousins! As I said we love soccer!

Friday, November 02, 2012

Always makes me laugh

This video makes me laugh EVERY TIME I watch it. Seriously, I get tears. I mean, the model is funny, but it is the announcers that kill me. The way they laugh and then when he says "ohh ohhh" oh man. I hope you enjoy it.

Click here and it will open in a new window

Keep on laughing

Thursday, November 01, 2012


Alright so I signed up, again. I shall blog each and every day during this month of Thanksgiving.

I decided to talk about myself this month. Maybe just me, my family or my friends. I thought I would share some of my thoughts, fears and concerns. Maybe things you never knew since I am pretty sure so few people actually read this anyway.

We shall see what the month brings...