Category: Friendship

This Weekend

I’m going to split my entry into two posts, because if I keep it in just one entry, you’ll be here forever.

I continued to be completely bored that Saturday. Nothing remotely exciting happened. Well, not to me. Noelia came in and told me about how she had a date and showed me a picture of him. I freaked when I found out it was Andy, a friend from highschool; we had a math class together. Small, small world. I told her he was really nice from what I remembered. She’d disappeared for a little bit, so I helped with directions on how to get over here. I met him outside. It was nice seeing him. He and Noey are officially a couple, and I’m so glad she finally found someone who’s…not an ass and will actually treat her well. After seeing him, I suddenly felt really nostalgic, again, and missed my old friends *sigh*.

I also found out from Andy, that my boyfriend at the time, Eric, was indeed gay. All my suspicions were correct. He was pretty normal when we were together, but once we broke up he started acting, and looking…different. But yeah, he came out of the closet a year later. And what freaks me out, is that Andy said just about everyone knew. I feel…weird LOL. How embarrassing!

(I’m currently on the phone with a creditor regarding Mario’s school loan. The lady called me Yajayna. That’s a new one !)

That night Eenan slept over at Mary’s and when Mario got home we (Mario, Jaylen and I) got comfy on the futon and watched the Shark Tale movie he’d rented. 5 minutes into it, he fell asleep . We left the movie on anyway and fell asleep. I hate sleeping on that thing. I wake up all contorted and achy . Oddly enough, it was one of the best nights sleep I’ve gotten in a while. I only woke up once.

When I opened my eyes the next morning, Mario was staring at me and said, “Let’s spend some money!” He finally had a day off and he wanted to get out of the house. While he helped his uncle with the Prelude, I took a shower and then we left to eat breakfast at McDonald’s. We didn’t make it for breakfast (it was exactly 11am), so we got lunch. The kids got Happy Meals and I got chicken tenders (?) and Mario got a burger. Chris and Alfonso were there and they were super awesome with us and gave us extra everything — even toys for the kids and they got me the last two My Little Ponies! I asked how much we owed them (because they’d gotten me all the other ponies and all the toys for the kids) and they said not to worry about it. They’re super nice. Too bad they’re moving next month . They’re the best neighbors we’ve ever had.

After we finished eating, we dropped off all the extra stuff we had at home, put gas in the car, bought the newspaper (for the ads!) and off we went. We went to the big garage sale/flea market but I found absolutely nothing. All the good stuff was probably sold the day before . Eenan and Jaylen bought some Neo Pets, and Mario bought some Hot Wheels and then we left. We went to Target, where Mario bought only 1 pair of jeans since that’s all they had in his size, and all I got was bras . After that we went to Best Buy. Mario got the Sony home theatre surround sound or whateverthehellit’scalled. He wanted me to buy something for myself so I was looking at the cameras and immediately felt sweaty and nervous when I saw the prices. I can’t spend. Not like that. If I were rich, hell, it would be easy. But I’m not, and all I kept thinking was how the money could go to something more important. I really liked the Kodak Easy Share with printer dock, but said, “No, it’s okay, let’s go.” Mario got it, and stuck it in the cart. He insisted. So I have a new camera. I love it to bits, don’t get me wrong, but holy cow that was a lot of money .

He got Eenan a game — Zelda and the Minish Cap, or something like that — extra paper and a cartridge for the camera/printer and a DVD. And then we left. We went to Circuit City where he bought some wiring for the surround sound and a DVD+R. (We still haven’t gotten that piece of crap to work correctly .) On the way home, I was feeling REALLY guilty and Mario told me how I deserved it and I never buy anything and all that stuff, and I almost cried because I was PMS’ing and I just love him .

We still had to get gifts for our Moms and Eenan’s shirt and sandals (beach theme) for yet another set of school pictures, and were going to get Jaylen something so we were going back to Wal-Mart later that night. We ended up staying in and Mario installed everything, I messed with my wonderful camera and then I slaved making cupcakes for Eenan’s class and for us. (continued on entry above)

Friday Night & The Dentist

I finished with the Lil’ Mama code checks today and out of 91, I only have 35 (34 not counting me) members left, just as I’d suspected. How disappointing. The drama-queen in me wanted to just close down the darn thing but I thought about how long I’ve had it, and how it really was the first clique for moms and I decided I’d keep it. I’m happy that the members I do have, have stuck with the clique so long .

Anyway, Friday night we all got ready and headed over to Jorge and Maggie’s when Mario got home. Eenan didn’t go, as usual, since he was sleeping over at Mary’s. Mario wanted something to eat, so we stopped at Star’s. I was driving and absolutely hate driving when Mario’s in the car because he makes me 10,000x more nervous than I already am. After getting his and John’s food, and Jaylen & my milkshakes, we went to drop off some movies we’d rented. Then we finally got to Jorge’s. Hiram was there, too. We all just laughed and a had a good time. We kept trying to convince John to do the “Riverdance”, but he was being a poophead and didn’t want to. The guys (well, except Jorge LOL) said they’d Riverdance if John would. They even had this whole syncronized dance planned out, but John refused . It would have been fun. Even more fun had they done it and I had my camera .

There was also this poor, old little chihuahua running around the neighborhood looking for a warm place to sleep. His owners just left him out there in the cold (and trust me, it was cold). We were all sitting in the garage, and he happily pranced on in and found a bed in the corner. He had this huge bump on his side…looked like someone either beat him or he got run over and his ribs were broken . Mario and Jorge kept trying to run him out, because they thought he was looking for a place to die (rudeness!), but the rest of us begged/yelled for them to let him be and they did. Jorge and Maggie let him stay over night and in the morning, when they opened the garage door, he ran out LOL. Poor little guy.

On Saturday we just chilled out here, then in the afternoon Mary and I left to pick up Yadira and the girls and we left to Nuevo Progresso, Mexico. Mary needed a root canal, and getting it fixed over here would cost about $400, not including what her insurance covered. So we went to Mexico, where it would cost about $150. I had a holey tooth since the filling had fallen out and decided I’d brave the needle and get it redone. Mary said it would cost about $15 per tooth, which was great. The dentist was really nice and was making small talk. He kept saying he couldn’t believe I was 22 and that I had kids. We talked about how young I got married/had kids/etc. and about where in Texas we were from. I ended up getting 4 teeth done, and it came out to $35. Later on, after talking with Mary and Yadira about what the dentist and I talked about, Yadira said he was flirting and that he gave me a good price because he liked me . Whether that’s true or not is beyond me, but I’m thrilled I got a bargain LOL. I didn’t know I had so many darn cavities . I brush my teeth twice a day (should maybe start brushing 3 times considering how much crap I eat) but I don’t think it helps that I eat so much candy. I hadn’t flossed in forever, too . Last night when we went to Wal-Mart though, you can believe I bought some spearmint flavored floss. I don’t want my teeth to fall out !

I want to go back next week when Mary gets her root canal done. (She couldn’t get it done that day because her tooth/gums were too infected and they wouldn’t go numb. They gave her medication and she’ll hopefully get it done this weekend.) They highlight your hair at this one salaon for $15! I so want to get highlights and now that Mario actually agreed of course I’m getting them done. I haven’t dyed my hair since before Jaylen was born…or since before I was pregnant with him even! I need to get my hair cut first…I never frickin’ went to get it done! Yadira said she wanted to get them done too. I just hope they don’t ruin my hair .

Mario got a flat tire on his way home from work last night. He bought a new tire, replaced it and now our car isn’t making that horrible side-to-side jerking it was doing. The old tire was all shredded and might of had a “ball”, so Mario thinks it was probably just that and not the suspension. Yay!

Tomorrow’s Monday…which means another week of waking up early. Gosh I hate it . I try to take a nap during the day but I can’t. The times I do take a nap I wake up with a headache and feel shittier than I did before. Blah. I should get to those dishes (been putting them off, as always!) and take a shower and head to bed before it gets too late. Er, late-er.


Potty Training Progress & Valentine’s

I finally got this layout up. I planned to have it up before February 1st, but never got around to it. Then yesterday, when I was almost done coding it, the lights went out and I lost everything . So I started it all again this morning. Then, since I saved as .gif, the light pink got all grainy so I had to fix that. I added new music (click on the music note on the Quick Menu). Those who’ve been visiting for a while will remember them being the songs I put up 2 Valentine’s layouts (2 years) ago LOL. They’re all songs that remind me of Mario, 2 are “our songs”. I bawled like a baby, reminiscing about our lives together so far, while I was skimming CD’s to find the songs. I just feel so happy, and blessed .

Speaking of layouts, after 2 1/2 years, Lil’ Mama finally has a new layout . I was doing a “random code check” and ended up getting tired of looking at the layout and started on a new one. Gotta finish those code checks soon (so many Mamas are gone ) and then alphabetize the members since I’m not liking the having-to-move-members when I remove people or whatever. I have 91 members, I have a feeling over half are going to be broken links .

As for the potty training, Jaylen ended up pooping the night I last blogged. He proudly called me and pointed to the toilet and said, “I poo-ooped!” I was so happy, and relieved, that he went. It was only a little nugget of a poop, but I was just glad he did something. I made a big ol’ fuss about how proud I was of him and dumped his stuff in the toilet. He got all happy because he flushed “like a big boy”. It was too cute…he waved and said, “Bye poopie!”. Eenan used to do that too . He got really sad once because he had to say goodbye to his poop LOL.

After that, he went 2 more times. Now he’s got the hang of it, thank goodness. He is still wetting the bed at night, but he’s pretty much potty-trained besides that. We need to get Eenan’s toddler bed back from Yadira. Since it’s a plastic-y mattress, it would be so much easier to “clean up”.

Mario had yesterday off, which was nice. We cleaned out all the animals’ cages, picked Eenan up from school, then made lunch and watched movies. We watched First Daughter (was that the name?) which was really cute; The Village, which wouldn’t have been as scary had Mario not been poking at me during the suspenseful parts and yelling, “BOO!”; and Barber Shop 2, which was pretty funny.

Mom saw Angie. She’s a manager…which makes me feel like a failure because she graduated a year after I did. But I know, I know, I have kids and yes, that’s a whole job all on it’s own (I already got lectured). Anyway, Mom said she looked pregnant and Angie asked her if she was my Mom. I wanted to call her yesterday, but I thought, “Well, she didn’t call me to invite me to her wedding, why would she call me to share one of the most important things to happen in her life?” I also felt like calling Jessica, but I don’t even know where to find her. But anyway…

Speaking of pregnancies…since she finally shared the news I can express how incredibly happy I am for Tara and her hubby! She’s 20 weeks pregnant and may be having a boy !!! Awww…she must be so elated!

Okay, John’s here to spend the weekend and wants to set up an account on my site, so I’ll get to that before I get lazy and don’t want to do anything. Then I must clean. I can hardly contain myself.