…why I was so damn stressed and emotional yesterday. It’s THAT TIME OF THE MONTH. My P.M.S. was on overdrive and that’s the reason I was taking everything to heart. I started feeling better towards the end of the day–around 8pm–when I started making dinner. Yadira, Tommy and the girls got here, Mario got here and Noelia was here, too. Yadira helped me with the enchiladas and we all just talked and had a good time. Everyone else got here around an hour later and we sat down to eat. Everyone loved the enchiladas, thank goodness. I would have died if someone didn’t like them…I’m very sensitive when it comes to my cooking . They passed around my scrapbook–which has a whole 4 pages–and everyone complimented my layouts. I made 3 (2 pages of Eenan’s graduation and 1 of our trip to Disneyworld) yesterday. I hand-made a little graduation cap and rolled-up diploma for one of Eenan’s pages. I covered the cap in fabric and made a little tassel for it and everything. I’m quite proud of it *beams*.

We sat around the table after dinner and shared ghost stories (we may have a ghost…or SOMETHING…in our house–no, really) and I forget how we got into the conversation but Annie told Mary, “That’s why you said she’s a good daughter-in-law”. I turned to her (she was sitting right next to me) and said, “Aww…you did?” And she said yes. I give her a half-hug and say, “I think you’re a good mom-in-law, too”, and then I get a lump in my throat and get all teary eyed. Annie and Yadira then get teary eyed and by then tears are streaming down my face and Mary’s teary eyed too. She hugs me and says, “Yes, she’s like a daughter to me”, which made me cry even more. Annie says, “I think that’s so cute…you don’t see that a lot. Usually the wife and mother hate eachother!” Tommy was sitting at the table too and quietly gets up and says, “I think I need a cigarette”, and excuses himself from the table, which I thought was hilarious because he doesn’t smoke. We all started laughing. He got a litle emotional too .

So yes, I had a very emotional day yesterday LOL. Thanks for your comments Vic, Jessica, Bex, and Diana. I’ll return your comments, soon I hope. I’ve been so caught up with scrapbooking that I haven’t even surfed the net very much lately.

Today was National Scrapbooking Day. I went with Mary, Jorge and Bonnie, Noelia and the boys to Wal-Mart. Noelia and I went straight to the scrapbooking section and just oogled at all the stuff. I found some cute 3-D Blue’s Clues stickers that I’m dying to use for a page on Eenan’s 2nd birthday party. I don’t think I have any of Jaylen’s 1st or Eenan’s 3rd and 4th birthdays since we had that damn harddrive crash and I lost 3 years worth of pictures. I still haven’t gotten over that . I’m hoping I have some on actual film. I have a huge ziploc of film I need to get developed. I wanted to start scrapbooking while everyone was at Isaac’s Confirmation, but they borrowed my camera and have no way of printing out my pictures without it .

Mario *says* we’re going to Jorge’s, though it’s 10 and he still hasn’t called for us to go over, so I’m going to get ready just in case. I’m really tired though.

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I’m having a *wonderful* morning. The past two hours everyone’d been getting ready since they’re going to the mall and God knows where else and, as usual, we weren’t invited. By “we”, I mean the kids and I. Who wants to be seen with me and my screaming children? I know they’re bad…but I still think it’s kind of…rude. Mario and I’d been over at Mary’s for a few minutes while he ate breakfast. So, feeling a bit offended, I came back to my house after Mario left to work and after hearing everyone discussing where they were going and whatnot. Then, just a few minutes ago as everyone was leaving Eenan sees Mary out the window and screams that he wants to go, too. Jaylen hears him and starts screaming HIS head off that HE wants to go as well. Knowing Jaylen wouldn’t be taken with them I said that no, if he wasn’t going, Eenan wasn’t either. So anyway, there’s all this screaming and finally I just say that no, they’re not going anywhere, no matter how much they complain. They’re calm now but on top of feeling how I already was, I was left with two shrieking kids. Always a lovely way to start a day .

Anyway, Aunt Nora called yesterday morning and said Mom was at the doctor but they wouldn’t be seeing her till after 1pm and if we could stop by and take her some lunch since she hadn’t even eaten breakfast. Since Mario had the day off and we were going to be in town, we picked up a grilled chicken salad and water for her from Sonic (Jaylen played for a little while in the “club house” as he calls it). I was shocked when we saw Mom…her eye looked horrible. She barely had it open, it was so swollen. While she waited to be seen, we went to Michael’s where Mario got me a whole bunch of scrapbooking supplies–my Mom’s Day present from him, which I’m super thrilled with . It was almost $50 worth…scrapbooking’s expensive! The most costly things were the Fiskars 12×12 paper trimmer and the packs and packs of embellishments I got. I’m in love with the paper trimmer. I trimmed Eenan’s school pictures yesterday while at Yadira’s with such ease! I’m hopefully going to start on my Disneyworld page, Eenan’s Graduation page, two baby pages for the boys, one titled “Brotherly Love” which’ll feature all the pictures I’ve collected of the boys hugging eachother, one called “Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails” featuring them playing and all that cute ‘boy’ stuff, and finally, one featuring pinks and Hello Kitty stickers for my birthday pictures. It just dawned on me though that I don’t have any alphabet stickers. I’ll probably write them out with map colors or something . I didn’t really get to look around (peacefully) as much as I would have liked since Jaylen was due for a nap and was beyond fussy. You could hear him screaming throughout the store . What was cute though, was that Mario was actually looking at the embellishments and stickers with me and even picked out the alphabet stickers for Eenan’s graduation page .

We went back to Mom’s doctor and waited for what felt like forever. I went in after I became impatient and they finally called her in. The doctor checked her and I told him my theory–what if she got that infection in her eye because it’s just a regular “Pink Eye” but since she has diabetes it got out of control–and he said that yes, it’s very likely. I never want to get diabetes . I hope she gets better very soon. She has her medications now so hopefully they help her out. She’s off of work until Monday, and those bastards (her bosses) better not give her crap about it. Grr.

I think I’m going to start with my scrapbooking. I was going to mop but eh, I don’t feel like it.

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