Friday, January 30, 2009
But nevetheless, I have had a good couple of days!
Yesterday my co-worker brought me a orange dreamsicle cake and it was sooooo good!! Last night I celebrated with my dad and his family! It was fun we had a good ol southern style dinner. BBQ, cole slaw, collard greens, hush puppies! It was divine!! And then we had Funfetti cake!! SO GOOD! My bonus mom took pictures so I'll post those later!
This morning I went to our MB store and they had a cake for me and for the girl that is leaving! Along with cake we had Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and a pastry called pastel from the Brazilian Bakery! All VERY healthy!
The Pastel (sp? my Brazilian friends..)
The Cake! Happy Birthday Stephanie/ Happy Vacation Tercilia (she's not really going on vacation, she's leaving, but Dad is trying to convince her to stay)
Clapping to Happy Birthday in Espanol!
Blowing out the candles!
David, Susie, Tercilia, Dad, and Me in the Front!
Then Ms. Gracie and I drove to Virginia to go see Mom and Sister!
We're here...Let me in!!
Birthday Celebration with my Mom and Sister...Lots of pictures be prepared!!
This picture has a story, that may only be funny to us...but my sister's boyfriend was about to take our pictures...my Mom said "oh, hold on" and I hear ZIIPP...and she unzipped her jacket to show her shirt underneath, but from the side she looked like she was trying to make sure the goods were seen...okay well, it was funny to us, but nevertheless, the picture is explained...
I swear I'm almost done. Here is the BEST Birthday Cake EVER! From Ukrops. Seriously. SO. GOOD. I've had it almost every year of my life. Also, I have had a lot of cake the past couple of days. So far that's 4. One more to go.
My Mom blowtorching (literally look at that thing!) the candles!
Making a wish!! You all know what it is don't you??
Craig trying to teach me to look fierce!!
My Mom being scary!! haha
Did I get it that time?!?
How about now?!?
AWW Love you Cake :)(Biggest piece EVER!)
Don't worry...we are getting ready for more tonight! My sister has things planned, but it's a surprise! Stay tuned for more birthday fun!!
And if you made it this far, thanks! It's been a good day, and I definetely needed it!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Needless to say I was almost stunned in silence. I was thinking in my head, "Huh? Lady, what are you talking about?" And of course, trying to recover gracefully, it dawned on me that not everyone presented with this situation would necessarily stay married. That there are some who would not have weathered the trials so well. So I let her know, that we were doing fine. That I was grateful because I felt we were stronger, not only as a couple, but individually. However, we were not foolish enough to believe that when we are together again our relationship will just continue on like before. We know that we are slightly different people than we were 10 (almost 11) months ago, but the good thing is I love Mr. S so much more than I did then.
Will we always weather the storms of life this well? I know that life can deal some difficult hands. I like to think that if we get through this, we can overcome just about anything.
This song will forever remind me of how I feel about Sidnei. I wanted this particular song to be sung at our wedding, but we could never find music for it.
"Face Of Love"
my heart was just half full
i'd never known the fruit which fed the soul
but now i see what may put to rest my longing
for i have seen, the face of love
the grace of god, the face of love
in silence i feared my heart
would remain words unheard
inside a separateness of skin
but now i know that the skin just veils the soul
for i have seen, the face of love
the grace of god, the face of love
so take my hand and knowing
with it i also give my heart
wanting never to be separate again
let eternity begin
if you were flame
i'd allow myself to be consumed completely
were you wind i would wish you pass through me
but now i know that the skin just veils the soul
for i have seen, the face of love
the grace of god, the face of love
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
But we got nothing.
Not yet anyway.
I know it is going to be anytime. I am anxious. I am antsy. Those things do NOT put me in a good mood.
So we wait.
Mr. S is not in a good mood either.
But we wait. Patiently...or something like it.
I'm trying not to be a pain...but I REALLY want to email the lawyer.
So my debate: Squeaky Wheel or Pain in the Keester?
I DESPISE the waiting game.
Sorry for not commenting, I have been SUPER busy at work, but I will try to be better.
Much love and thanks for always checking in!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Rules: Post the list on your profile replacing my answers with yours. Tag 25 people to do the same. Don't forget to Tag me back.If I tagged YOU, it's because I want to know more about you.
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Well my middle name is a version of my mom's first name. My children will carry my middle name as their middle name.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Holy crap..I cry almost every day...but let's see, probably wednesday? A customer really mad me mad. (though not in front of him...after we got off the phone)
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, I wish it was nicer, but I'm always in too much of a hurry haha
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Not yet! But one day!
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I'd like to think so!
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Sarcasm HAS to be a part of every day, I would not survive if not.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
No just had them out a couple of years ago. Most painful thing EVER! And I can still get strep. Had I known that I would have left them there.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No, but I would like to go sky diving
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Haha, I should, but no, not usually.
12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Birthday Cake...in fact I just had some. Badddddd
13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
I would say smile
14. RED OR PINK?
15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I worry and stress WAYYY too much. I just need to accept the things I can not change.
16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Mr S....I really hope we hear something soon!
17. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST??
If they so desire
18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
light colored jeans. with a hole, I need new jeans
19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
periwinkle! Because I LOVE the name.
21. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Actually even though I don't drink coffee, I LOVE the way it smells. But when banana bread bakes, it smells heavenly as well. Oh and when Mr S wears Double Black Polo Cologne, it makes my knees weak!
22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
Mr. S! I big puffy heart him.
23. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO POSTED THIS NOTE?
They are the best!!!
24. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Football or Soccer!
25. HAIR COLOR?
Dark Dark Brown (naturally) right now its a reddish brown
26. EYE COLOR?
27. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.. they don't work well for me. My eyes are just WAYYY to dry.
28. FAVORITE FOOD?
Mexican! I LOVE it.
29. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings for sure!!
30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Bride Wars-- it was cute!
31. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
32. SUMMER OR WINTER?
33. HUGS OR KISSES?
34. FAVORITE DESSERT?
35. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
I have no clue, probably no one
36. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
37. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
A Thousand Splendid Suns by the author of The Kite Runner! It's SO good!
38. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I don't have one.
39. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
ER and Juno
40. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
Mr S's voice *sigh*
41. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
42. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
43. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Buenos Aires, Argentina
45. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
46. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
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Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
I saw a girl wearing this print (well similar...a little lighter brown and cuter) except in a cardigan style. And I want it. I wish I had grabbed the girl and
Have you seen this? Can you tell me where to get it? I want it.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
In the kindest words possible
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Those were simple times or least you could get lost in them and make them seem that way. It was much easier then. I never understood what my parents were always so uptight about. Why they were always fighting. I get it now. Money, jobs, bills, stress, stress, stress, stress.
We found out very late on Thursday night about Circuit City's liquidation. For my family it is a devastating blow. My Mom has worked there for a long time. Close to twenty years. My bonus dad is also employed by them. It is a scary time, a time of uncertainty. Though as difficult as this is, by law Circuit City is required to give the employees 60 days, and they are SO grateful for the time they do have to get as much in order as possible. They will still have to have team at the corporate offices to wrap everything up, and most likely that will be my mother's department as well. At least we are hoping and that will give her a little more time to find a job and maybe keep things going until my bonus dad to find work. I just feel SO bad for them. My heart aches for them. For the uncertainty it has caused them...It is a familiar feeling for me and I am truly sick for this.
Does this come at a huge shock? Yes and No. Yes because this is a HUGE retail giant in our nation. And as my Mom put it, never in a million years would I have dreamed this was going to happen to this company. No because they had already file for protection with Chapter 11, but we had hoped they would be able to find someone to back them. However, there simply were not the resources with the economy the way it was and more simply, not enough time.
I know we will survive. All of us. I am as ready as anyone for some good news. I am ready for the bright spot. I hope it comes soon. I really need one.
But for now I leave you with this song, because it is how I feel...and Joshua Radin's voice always makes me feel better.
We are Okay
We are grown but cannot see
Lost our world of make believe
Simple times now seem so far
Used to be in my backyard
Yeah, the world was still in my backyard
But, we are okay, we are alright
We sing very loud,
Yeah, we're singing
We are okay, we are alright
Close our eyes, close our mouth
Yeah, we shut our eyes though we're in doubt
Thursday, January 15, 2009
That's right. I made the switch. I am now backed by the nation's largest network.
See I was a Sprint supporter. I tried to stick with them. But I was losing calls left and right! So I buckled.
And this is what I came home with.
Are you jealous? You should be. It is afterall the LG Envy II. "What is so special about it?", you may be wondering...
Well let me tell you! I have no clue.
I do know that I had to give up my Crackberry for it. I miss my password keeper already. Speaking of, anyone need a Crackberry Curve from Sprint? I was going to sell it on ebay...
Well I suppose I will go get ready for the Presidential Address...followed by my much beloved Grey's Anatomy!
Thank GOODNESS tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!! WOO HOO!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Today is one of those days, where all those balls I was juggling...well I dropped one. And they all came crashing down. Ugh.
Don't worry, I'll pick them back up, but what a freakin' pain!
I'll just take one of these thanks.
I'll also need a double serving of energy! Thanks.
Hope everyone else is having a more productive day!!
So did you know about this?? Forgive me for being late.
So then I was over at Mrs. Newlywed's Place and she said she was on Google Analytics and she had 1800 visitors yesterday! Holy Cow! So I thought, I really should go over to GA and look to see what it says. Yesterday I had 47 visitors! I was excited! But where are you all?? Come say hi! I promise to come by your blog and say hi if you have one! It could be fun!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
If not, go check it out. It is the first and foremost on all things RHOA, RHOC, RHONY, and any other gossip that needs urgent attention. And it always makes me laugh!
She posted our own version of the Golden Globe Red Carpet
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Seeing him on the jobsite working so hard and being soo good at his job and stealing kisses--and trying not to embarrass him in front of the guys!
The time Sidnei decided to cut his own hair...wouldn't let me do it. His phone rang, he asked me to answer it and put it on speaker. While talking and laughing, the clipper guard fell off, and he put a BIG FAT patch in his head. You should have seen the look on his face. It was priceless. I let a little giggle escape--you know the nervous kind, like uh oh? Well let me just tell you all-- Did you know it was my fault?? Well apparently it was. Apparently I was distracting him! He was SO mad. We were at his place, so I left. He came over later, donning his new style. He buzzed it all off. You can see in this picture, he is feeling better
The flowers...just because
The kisses...oh I miss the kisses...
This is one of my favorite engagement photos!
Talking Mr S into good memories! Here we are in the Wild, Wild West
The lazy Sunday afternoons sleeping and watching TV.
The day Mr S was baptized
The English/Portuguese Dictionary I kept in my purse..
Obviously I could go on forever. I am in no way lacking in love. I miss the way he smells, the laughs, the loving, holding hands. I am looking forward to the fact that we will one SOON have all those things again.
I can't remember who said this, and as soon as I do I will make sure to give them credit and if you said this PLEASE let me know! I am trying to go through my email to find it!...but they said, you can make your home anywhere, but you can't make everyone the love of your life. Oh so very true my friend.
So the point of all this? Because I need to learn to be happier day to day. I need to learn that in the face of adversity, it is not as bad as it seems. I need to remember that there is a plan, whether I can see it at this time or not. I am so loved by so many people. My husband, my family, my friends, and all of you. Thanks for allowing me to share this, to share our journey, and to support me through it all.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Today while I was
working on a quote for a customer on amazon, I ran across a poster. It was called The Dalai Lama's Instructions for Life. I do not know if you all have heard them, I had heard a few, but not all of them. But they made me smile and I did think they were good advice, so I thought I'd share!
- Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
- When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
- Follow the three re's. Respect for self, Respect for others, and Responsibility for all your actions.
- Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
- Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
- Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
- When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
- Spend some time alone every day.
- Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
- Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be
able to enjoy it a second time.
- A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
- In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
- Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
- Be gentle with the earth.
- Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
- Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
- Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
- Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
I hope you are all having a great weekend!
Friday, January 9, 2009
Mr. S called me about 11 AM today (first time I have talked to him in over a week!!) to tell me that he had been to court. They gave him time served! The immigration lawyer has already let me know that they are filing a petition for bond!
So I may be going back to Puerto Rico later this month to go get him (MAYBE, but let's think positive shallwe?)! We will see!
I am SO happy that we are finally moving on to the last stretch of this particular journey! (We will still have many, many more miles in our journey to come get the actual papers here)
But one step at a time!
Just wanted to let you all know what was going on. Hope y'all have a good weekend!!
I love online scrabble.
I play it on facebook with my sister and her boyfriend. Because no one else will play with me.
The problem is, they take FOREVER to take their turns. Last time I played was 8 days ago! 8 days people!
So I went in search. I needed something to feed my addiction.
I can't stop playing it. I have responsibilities. I have things to do. I need to get the Relief Society newsletter done. Do you know the amount of things I have to fit into my day tomorrow???...Okay so I don't
I also have been counting down the days to LOST. Currently I have been watching the return of Ugly Betty and Grey's Anatomy. I love these shows!
Just so you know that I am
Thank you AGAIN to Krizzy Designs and her hard work and ability to design exactly what I imagined! I LOVE IT! Don't you?? Go and tell Krystyn that you do!
As a last little note--thanks for all of your support. I will let you know what happens tomorrow with Mr. S!
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Mr. S's court date was schedule for today.
Mr. S's court date was re-scheduled for Friday.
Mr. S's court date has been re-scheduled about 5 different times now for JUST the sentencing.
Though, they were kind enough to tell us the did NOT dismiss the charges. yay.
Excuse me now while I put myself in an ice cream induced coma.
Monday, January 5, 2009
It's that time again! Not ME Monday is probably the only good thing about Mondays!
This weekend I did NOT decide to stop running because it was a "holiday"...Nope not ME!
I did NOT come home on Saturday and do NOTHING. Nope, not ME. I would never just lay in bed on blogger, and watching movies that made me cry. And I definitely did NOT ignore my family when they asked me to come downstairs and spend time with them. I am definitely NOT that self absorbed and selfish.
I most certainly did NOT remember that I had yet to do the newsletter for Relief Society this month. And I definitely did NOT decide that it would just have to wait while I did absolutely NOTHING this weekend. Nope, not ME!
I did NOT eat queso and tortilla chips for dinner on Friday night because there was no one home, nobody had made dinner, and I was certainly NOT that lazy. No way, not ME.
I did NOT feel relieved when I made a BIG sale at work on Saturday. And I do NOT get to FINALLY cash my checks, which I have NOT been holding for 3 weeks now. Definitely not ME.
I do NOT miss Mr S with everything inside me. I do NOT get all self pitying and self loathing when I cannot talk to him. I do NOT HATE when he has to go to St Thomas and I do NOT HATE that the phones don't work right. And I do NOT get grumpy with my family because of it. Not ME. Never.
Gracie did NOT drive me crazy this weekend. She did NOT make me sit in the cold and rain with her while she played in the yard instead of going potty. I did NOT get mad at her because she climbed various furniture until she got on to the bookshelf and she did NOT eat my Cadbury Christmas Egg that I got in my stocking and had been saving as a special treat for ME one day. I was absolutely NOT furious. And I do NOT feel like a two year old saying that. Nope, not ME!
I did NOT eat a HUGE piece of chocolate cake last night. I also did NOT sit around and talk with my family for a little while. Then decide I needed another piece for good measure. I did NOT justify this by saying I was going to be good the rest of this week. I would NEVER do that. Nope, not ME!
Not ME Mondays is the best! If you want to get in on the action go on and visit MckMama to play along and read all the other Not ME Mondays!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Our First Dance
The Music Video
So the irony? The song is called "Long Trip Alone" by Dierks Bentley. So now, we are on this long trip alone...well more seperate than alone, but none the less....the video also starts off with a man in a foreign prison. He is released, taking his trip home, and you see an immigration scene. I am thinking irony, no?
But I still love this song, it always makes me sad, but only because I miss Mr S so much. I know that soon our long trip alone will be over and that we will live out our happily ever after, no matter where that trip has taken us...
Saturday, January 3, 2009
That's all I got for today. Unless I become inspired suddenly. Hope you all are having the best of weekends!!
I am going to leave you with some love that I have recieved recently!! Thank you :) You made my day!!
Traquility gave me this cute little "Lemonade award"!!
I so appreciate this! Thank you for giving me the time to post about it! Sorry it has been so long!!
I also got something from Betty!!
It is so beautiful!!
Thank you to both of you! It means so much to have such good bloggy friends!!