Category: Grimmy Grim


Wednesday, May 8th – I started the day with some shopping. I headed straight to HEB Plus after I’d dropped Aly off at school that day, with the pack of cookies each student needed to donate for Field Day. I needed to find more flowers for the centerpieces I was making by 4pm that day, and there was a shortage of everything due to Mother’s Day being around the corner.

I didn’t find what I was looking for, but spoke to a manager, who said she’d call and let me know if they had the flowers I needed as soon as they finished unloading the flower truck. I figured I’d get 3 bouquets of the ones they DID have, and I’d use them for the smaller centerpieces.

Got to work, started on the centerpieces, then helped my boss with a photo shoot. I ate breakfast super late ’cause I was super busy. I called the manager at 10ish and she said they didn’t have any of the flowers I needed. Ugh. But I did get her blessing to return the 3 bouquets I bought that morning, since they weren’t going to work out without the other flowers.

Michelle and I called all the HEBs nearby: none had them. We called a nearby flower shop and thank GOD, they had them. Gerry would pick them up. Never–in the time I’ve been doing the centerpieces–have I been THISSTRESSED about flowers LOL.

I met my love and Marco for lunch at The Hungry Mongol. Made my meal as low-carb as possible.

My honey read my mind :)

We ate, discussed Keto and other things, and then he said something that upset me. He didn’t mean to, and I laughed it off. Once I got back to work and went back to HEB to return the flowers and pick up beer and other supplies, however, the irrational part of my brain having so much free and alone time started picking at me. So needless to say, we spent much of the day in silence LOL.

I finally finished all the centerpieces when I got back to the office, then I took care of some stuff and covered the front desk for a bit.

Love making these ^_^

I helped with some photographs again, then booked it because I needed to go back to HEB to get Sally a little gift because I was visiting her, Carlos and brand-new little Charlee Reyna Monae!! She’s finally here, and she’s so adorable and soft!! I’d forgotten what holding a tiny baby was like :*). Thankfully, Sally is recovering much better than she did with Quentin and she’s got all of Carlos’ support :). I’m so thrilled for them!

I rushed home, and bless her heart: mom had already bathed the girls for me and made them dinner. We chilled out together on the back porch. Jorge got home and we all sat there. And eventually we ended the silent treatment from earlier in the day and cuddled each other. I hate wasting any time arguing/being in bad moods. We spent some time with the girls, had them brush their teeth and go to bed. Then we watched one whole episode of The Voice. We’re super behind LOL.

Thursday, May 9th – I woke up early to make the family some deviled eggs for breakfast, per Alaethia’s request :). I was rushing, but I got everything done and got her to school on time. I decided to ask the registrar if all was well with Alaethia’s registration…and that took about 30 minutes, grr.

I had a lunch meeting that day, which ran a little late, but since I didn’t get a box lunch this time my love waited to meet me. We ate at Palenque Chicken, which has become one of my favorites. I thought being on the Keto Diet and eating at Mexican Food places was going to kill me since I couldn’t have rice, beans or *gasp* tortilla chips. But I’m perfectly fine with my avocado salsa, grilled chicken and steamed veggies :).

I rushed home after work to see my babygirls off since they were leaving with Mario for the weekend. We got their stuff together and had some snacks before they left. My love got home shortly after and we began to get ready. We had planned a date night, but didn’t even post it anywhere because it never fails: our dates are always ruined. Usually by the same person >_<. He was so excited about it he told all the guys at work he NEEDED to get out early so we could eat dinner and make the movie he'd been waiting 2 weeks to watch, "Oblivion". We're walking out the door and he gets a text. An important one from Jorgie. Needless to say, it became a huge drama show, 'caused non other than by the person who usually ruins our dates. Not only was our date ruined, but it was even more frustrating because poor Jorgie was miserable and we literally couldn't do anything about it :(. We tried to salvage our original plans, but the restaurant's kitchen was already closed, and we were going to miss the movie. Oh well. After driving around rather aimlessly for a while we headed to Red Lobster and had a quiet dinner. We had so much on our minds we couldn't even decide on what to eat, but eventually we had a pretty low-carb feast. We were still mopey until I saw the empty carcass of our lobster, with all its little wispy hair-like thingies and I said, "That looks like Ruffles". We both cracked a smile. Then Jorge reached over and pretended to tickle the lobster carcass and said, "Oh, Ruffles, Ruffles, Ruffles," the way he does when he's tickling Ruffles. It was just hilarious. We had a good laugh, and felt better the rest of the night. Well, as best as we could. Friday, May 10th – We had an early morning the next day. I was taking the morning off to go to Alaethia’s and Eenan’s Mother’s Day events. Jorge was going with me, since we had a meeting at the dealership. Unbeknownst to me, he’d been in talks with his friend about trading in the Routan. He’d brought it up, but I didn’t think it was something that was going to happen this soon!

I met Aly at her classroom and we chit-chatted with the other moms and kids while Aly ate muffins (I had a bite, so as not to be rude, heh).

She wrote a little summary about me, where she says I weigh 50 lbs. and I make boiled eggs for dinner. I love her, she’s too damn cute :).

Muffins for Mom was over at 8:15, so I woke a sleeping Jorge who was napping in the car and we drove to Eenan’s school. I got there early-ish, made a friend and we waited for our kids. When they’d gathered the moms in the cafeteria they told us our kids wouldn’t be joining us. I was in disbelief; how could they have a Mother’s Day without our kids?! They had us doing crafts (bracelets, etc.) and we listened to the choir and orchestra teacher sing us songs. I didn’t want to be rude, and it was a super nice gesture by the staff, but I wanted to see my boy since I wouldn’t see him till Sunday. So I dismissed myself politely, and asked the front desk to please call him. I’m glad they weren’t hard asses about it and let him see me :*).

We hadn’t had breakfast so we had some menudo at Taco Palenque and just talked. He said, “We aren’t taking that van back home today, I promise.” I have to admit, I felt a little lump of guilt in my chest. My poor little van!

The odds were in our favor; not only was one of Jorge’s friends helping us, another friend of his was the finance guy, woo! We already knew which SUV we wanted: the Chevy Traverse in Diamond, but the one Jorge had seen just the day before had been sold! So we test-drove one in dark red that was the exact same thing we wanted. It was beautiful! And the ride was so smooth!

They did all the initial paperwork and Jorge took me to work. My day went by super fast since I had a list of things to do and then the girls and I went to pick up our creations from Artsy Pots. They came out SO NICE!

Our creations have been finished!

Jorge texts and send me a pic while I’m at work, “Well aren’t we just receiving surprises today?!”

My Popples from France!

I’d bought these Popples off of someone on eBay who lives in France, where the little Indian Popple was made. This was my Mom’s Mother’s Day gift to me ^_^!

My love picked me up after work and we headed back to the dealership. He called to check if the boys were going over, since, telling by the previous night’s events, we figured they wouldn’t. But they were after all. We finished everything up, got in the red car they were lending us for the weekend till ours was shipped in from Kingsville and we went to have dinner at Longhorn Steakhouse since we were STARVING from not having lunch. Then Jorge realized he couldn’t find the key to the BMW!! So back to the dealership we go. He’d left it in the van, heh.

I snapped a photo of the Routan since it would be the last time we’d see it.

I actually felt sad!

Even with all it’s stupid recalls and the rattling and the stupid sliding door that never quite worked right; I was still going to miss it. That van helped me move 3 times. It helped me look for a job when I had absolutely nothing. It helped Jorge and I go back and forth to work when he didn’t have a vehicle and my vehicle was all I had. We’ve come a long way, and that van was always a part of it so it makes me a little weepy and nostalgic thinking about it <3. We took a break from our diets and ordered drinks at Longhorn Steakhouse.

A celebratory Watermelon Margarita. Just one :)

My taste buds were in heaven! I went outside for a bit to talk with my kiddos and then I joined my love at the bar again. We had some stuffed mushrooms, I had a steak (I know, I hardly ever eat steak) and my love had stuffed tilapia I believe. We shared. I much preferred his meal, which usually happens LOL.

We got home and the boys had arrived. We ordered dinner for them and Jorge went outside to tidy up the porch since Junior and Juan were visiting. I sat on the couch to watch some TV (at 9:30pm)…and passed out till 9:15 the next morning!!

Saturday, May 11th – After tossing and turning a while and feeling as though I’d get a “Sleep Hangover” I decided to get up and make my Keto Pancakes/Crepes:

Keto pancakes for me, regular ones for Jorgie and Justin :)

…and some normal pancakes for Jorgie and Justin.

I went out to check the mail and was thrilled to find the little pants I ordered on eBay for my Indigo doll from Rainbow Brite. After almost 8 or so years of owning her, she finally has pants! Now I just need her IQ mini sprite :).

Indigo has pants!!

The boys woke up around 10am. Their mother was supposed to pick them up in the morning, but I had a feeling we had different ideas of what “morning” is, so I cleaned up and around noon we got ready to drop Mom off at Gramma’s, do some grocery shopping, and drop flowers off and visit with Gramma (it’s the first time the boys have met Gramma :)). We got home and the boys ate the sushi they picked at HEB. As I organized cabinets I told them they could call their mom after they ate, but they stayed an additional 2 hours, watching TV and eating their snacks :).

It was 5:30pm when the boys left. I tidied up a bit and then Jorge got home. We decided to have another go at Date Night, but not before we made a pit stop at the new Beef ‘O’ Brady’s. The owner is a friend of my love’s and he needed some help. I chit-chatted with a few of the family members and they gave us these:

From our good friends at Beef's :)

That is too cool! I could not WAIT for it to open. Monday was the soft opening and Friday was the Grand Opening. This is going to be the place EVERYONE wants to hang out at. So proud of my babe for all his hard work!!

We made our way to Kumori for dinner. No rice in our sushi would be a challenge, but it was fun going over the menu and trying a few new things.

Pre-Mom's Day Dinner at Kumori

Pre-mom's Day Dinner at Kumori

Next time I’ll ask them to hold the lime juice on the roll, though. It was too tangy, but otherwise, good.

Jorge was tired and was already yawning and getting sleepy (which is funny ’cause that’s usually me, heh), so we made our way to Starbucks and ordered some Keto-friendly iced coffees. We’re learning as we go, but si far I really like a tall iced coffee with sugar free caramel syrup, 1 Splenda, and heavy cream.

We made it to the movie just in time. “Oblivion” was so good!! So glad my love finally got to watch it :).

Sunday, May 12th – We woke up early on Mother’s Day and piled in the red “loaner” Traverse to pick up my kiddos. It was drizzly and overcast outside and most places were packed but we didn’t have to wait long at Denny’s :).

The loves of my life!!!

My beautiful babies!!

My love and Mother:

Mom's Day breakfast

I decided to diverge from my diet and indulged in some AMAZING French Toast!! It was heavenly!!

Mom's Day breakfast

Mario and his mother were taking the 3 younger kids to Disney on Ice at noon, so we headed home to wait for them. Eenan didn’t want to go so he was staying with us :).

We all watched TV and snuggled till they picked them up. It was the perfect weather for it :).

With my loves!!

Pay no attention to the mess of pillows and blankets. It was Mother’s Day after all LOL.

We chilled out with Eenan and ran some errands at Home Depot. Jorge decided today would be the day he’d remove the old glass/gold/wooden light fixtures and replace them with some from this century!

Everything looked great and it made the rooms look so much better. We joked with Eenan until they picked him up. It sucks that I only got to see them for a while but I’m glad I got to spend the time that I did with them since it was Mario’s weekend after all.

It was still soggy outside, but Jorge and I went to HEB to get a few groceries and things we needed. We picked up some wings and dip and ate back at home with Mom in the kitchen nook watching American Dad. Perfect way to end a perfect Mother’s Day :).

Monday, May 13th – The next day, as I drove home from work Jorge called me to go pick up my new Traverse!!

My Mom's Day gift is here!!

It’s gorgeous!! It’s still pending the step bars and the touch screen/MyLink system isn’t the same as the one in the loaner, but the guys are great and my love is awesome and goes to great lengths to make everything absolutely perfect :). I can truly say I was a spoiled mama this Mother’s Day :*). I feel so overwhelmingly blessed. I find myself thinking about all we’ve been blessed with at random times of the day and as corny as it sounds I feel like I should pinch myself sometimes!

Father’s Day, To-Do Lists & Friends

Sunday, June 17, 2012

I gave Jorge his gifts at 1am, right before we went to sleep. I’d gotten him clothes and jeans (which he’d already stolen a few days before Father’s Day LOL) so he could wear a new outfit the next morning. He had a huge smile on his face and said, “When do you even find the time to do this??” Heh. I’m awesome like that :D.

We woke up the next morning and I started on his breakfast while he watched TV. I called him to the dining room when his omelet was ready and his boys greeted him with “Happy Father’s Day!” :).

An omelete fit for my king :)

He loved it :). We ate with the kiddos and then we all sat to watch a movie (which I totally can’t remember right now, heh). I think we watched about 2 movies before I got up to start on Father’s Day lunch: shrimp cocktail.

Shrimp cocktail

The boys loved it and kept saying, “OMG. This is the BEST shrimp we’ve ever had!” I’ve said it many times: our boys definitely know how to make me feel good about my cooking hehe.

We chilled out some more and just had a perfect lazy day. He said it was great; that he hadn’t had a day like that in a long time and he needed it. He most definitely deserved it :).

Mario brought my babies back at 6pm :). All us girls got in the van around 7:30pm and went to pick up a botana from Espi’s, which is our favorite place for botanas. My kids had had some the night before at Mario’s, but they were excited for the Espi’s botana, too LOL. I love that we can feed 3 adults and 6 kids with ONE botana!

It was great sitting around the table with the entire family ♥. Even Eenan said, “Isn’t this nice?” and he looked at me from under all that hair and smiled .

We chilled out the rest of the day and after we were showered and cuddled in bed I asked Jorge if he’d had a good day. He said, “The best in a really long time”. The only thing that made him a little sad was he wasn’t able to see his littlest one :(.

Monday, June 18th

I made a huge (HUGE) to-do list of things I needed to get done NOW. There were many things I had pending and I figured since I was getting out early from work most days, my goal was to accomplish EVERYTHING in one week.

I met Jorge and his friend at Palenque Chicken for lunch (coupon!). I love that place. Best chicken bowls and green salsa in the planet! Too bad I had to tell myself to stop scarfing said chips and salsa :(.

I got out of work at 3:30 that day and took the car for an oil change (with a coupon, heh). I was out of there by 5pm and I rushed to pay John’s car (I don’t know WHY he is still so afraid to do it himself ), I picked up an 8×10 photo of Jorge and I at the beach from Walgreens (totally free!) and THEN I got home to make dinner.

By the time dinner was ready it was 6:30pm. My love got home and he sat down to eat with all of us. Then we made our way to the library, FINALLY! Jorge stayed home to rest up because after our trip to the library, we were jogging :).

At the library

The boys looked for their books first, in the teen section. I had no idea how strict their “sections” really were; Emily and Alaethia’s squeals of laughter soon got us kicked out of there LOL. So the boys finished up and we headed to the little kids’ section. The girls bounced all over the place finding books and a movie.

We set up my card for self-check-outs and the kids (and I must admit, I was too) were in awe of the check-out system. All we had to do was set the books on this magnetic mat and that was it! Our books were checked out to us!

They talked about it all the way home.

Eenan took his books to his bed…and promptly passed out LOL. The rest of the gathered at the table and read. It was beautiful!

And then the rest joined in :)

The girls went off with mom to read and then the boys sprawled on the sofas to finish up their chapters. I got into my jogging clothes and then woke Jorge up, who’d re-energized.

We did 4 1/2 miles, this time down a road near our house. We wanted to time ourselves from one mile to the next to make sure we were indeed doing 4-5 miles a day at the park, since the park doesn’t have markers or anything. We timed it, and we’re definitely doing 4-5 a day! We did Ab Ripper at home. We picked up our Lifewaters and sat outside for a while before going in and getting all the kiddos settled in bed :).

Tuesday, June 19th

It was the usual at work. It was becoming overcast, like it may rain. By lunchtime, it was drizzling and felt awesome outside. Michelle, and I met EZ, Jorge and his friend at Jimmy’s Egg for lunch. The food took a while getting to the table this time, but it was GOOD.

Jimmy's Egg

We ate, then we all headed back to work. I made a few calls; checked what time I could go in to get my license renewed, and talked to two different places about my credit. I was also expecting a rebate from a company, but kept getting the run-around. Grr. Adult things are so annoying!

I got out of work at 4 and got to the place by 4:15. I was out by 4:30 and I STILL hate my photo LOL. Oh well, at least it was DONE.

I made a quick trip to Dollar Tree, for some supplies for Light Bug Jars I’d seen on Pinterest. It looked simple enough, but I wasn’t sure it would work.

I got some glow-stick bracelets (to cut in half and dump into the jars), glitter, and I already had the jars at home. Of course I couldn’t just walk out of there with only what I intended to buy, so I got some Popsicles, a mini Plant Genie to water my poor dying potted flowers outside, dish soap and a toy for Ruffles that the kids could torture him with :D, heh.

I made dinner when I got home (fideo), and I ate with the kiddos. Eenan is the last of the kids to finish and says, “Thanks, Mum.”

“Welcome, my sweetie,” I say, fanning my mouth. “Whoo, it’s warm!”

Eenan says, “Why, you farted?”

I make this face: D: and laugh, “No!!! ‘Cause of the soup, darnit!”

He’s growing up. It’s all about the farts these days *sigh*.

Jorge got home from work, ate, and was moody so he moped in the bedroom LOL. I gathered the supplies:

Light bug jar supplies :)

I covered the patio table in newspaper, each kiddo chose a jar and then we got to work. Jorge quietly came outside and started helping the kiddos cut their light sticks :). I helped them shake the glitter inside and voila! Light bug jars!

Light bug jars :)

They were super excited with them. The girls kept talking about using them as their night lights that night :).

Jorge and I got ready for our jog and we took off. Halfway through our first mile, Sally calls. She wanted to go over so the little ones could play together. Jorge playfully gasps for air and says, “Tell her yes!! We can go back right now!!” LOL

I told her we’d do 4 miles and go home. So we did. This is our view when we jog on the road:

Jogging trail

Blurry, of course, because my flash doesn’t work when I’ve got low battery. Grr. I really hope the City installs a running trail here. There’s lots of joggers on that road.

We got home and Sally arrived a few minutes later. The kiddos had a BLAST playing. We chatted inside in the dining room and then we went out to the porch to listen to some music. We took turns choosing songs and had a glass of wine while the little ones threw a ball around. At one point, Quentin wanted to play roughly and Sally quickly addressed him: “No Quentin! They’re little girls. They don’t play that way.” He shrugs and says, “Well then you play with me.” She says, “I can’t play with you that way, I’m a girl, too!” He says, “Awww. But I wanna have Super-Duper Fun!!” LOL!!

When they went inside to get Quentin’s scooter, Emily hit him on the neck (grr). He and Alaethia come outside to report and I can see the blinds in the boys room slit open at the bottom and Emily’s little eyes are staring at me. I scowl at her and motion that she’s in big trouble and hitting isn’t allowed. She snaps the blinds back shut, and when she realizes Quentin is fine and he and Aly are playing outside without her, she comes outside, puts her hands on her hips, takes a deep breath, rolls her eyes and exhales, “I’m sorry I smacked you, Quinten.” He shrugs and says, “It’s ok,” and they start playing ball again. Kids! LOL It was a great, great evening :).

Wednesday, June 20th

We brainstormed ideas for one of our big events at work and I did an emergency check request. I met my love at Kumori for lunch ♥. We hadn’t been there in a while. We behaved; we only had our usual jalapeño firecracker and he has his Omega roll and I had the Galaxy Roll. So, so good! I couldn’t even finish up my roll, though.

We went back to work and I got out at 3:30 to pick up the girls and take them to their dentist, again, for their sealants. Emily was still very nervous, but after coaxing her she seemed like she’d actually allow them to work on her teeth. But she didn’t. She cried and was just so sad. They said she was still little; she could get her sealants in 6 months. She still got her 2 tokens to get a prize :).

Alaethia did excellently. She was such a big girl :). It helps when they have sweet nurses who’ll walk them through everything and compare the dental tools to little animals and such, heh.

The girls got their prizes and we went home. The ice cream man was passing by and the girls and Justin scrambled for their dollars. I didn’t have cash (when will ice cream trucks get with the program and accept debit cards?!) so the other kiddos were a bit sad. But then I remembered the popsicles I’d bought and they had a snack before Mario picked them up :(.

I always tell myself I’m going to relax when my babies aren’t here, but I couldn’t. I started moping right away so instead I got busy tiding up and then I made dinner. And then I tried to blog but that never happened and I started getting sleepy so I ate dinner (can’t remember what I made ). Jorge got home, he sat with the boys a while and then I got ready for our jog. We did 5 miles that night. We discovered this new road connecting Bentsen and Ware that now goes all the way through. So we jogged that and Ware Rd. and went around to our street. We kicked a soccer ball around a bit and then we went to buy snacks for ourselves and the boys.


We got home and ate our snacks and watched TV with the boys a while :).

Thursday, June 21st

I realized I forgot to request a check so I spent the morning doing that. Grr. I also had several unintended talks about bills and such. I really want to get my credit cleared up. I got a letter stating that my credit score was dropping and I really do hate that .

I met my love and his co-workers at Espi’s–my FAVORITE. I didn’t take a photo of my plate, which is my usual cheese enchiladas, because I’d like to think in my brain that I’m actually making an effort to eat well. But I’m not *sigh*. At least I get an A for Effort, since I could only eat 1 and a half, and I used to be able to eat all 3!

I had been on the phone with my car insurance and they set up an appointment with an adjuster for that day. I got out of work and of course it would start pouring when I began to run my errands! I went to the bank, and then to the adjuster. Too bad my windshield was so damaged by non-hail that they didn’t cover it. Oh well. We got everything ready; now we’d just need to take the car into the dealership for an estimate.

I went to Walmart to pick up a bottle of wine and a few things we needed around the house. I called my kiddos, and then I just chilled out reading and surfing Pinterest. It was lovely. I didn’t even have to make dinner because Jorge was picking up pizza (the boys’ request) and I had a dinner party to go to at Kary’s with the girls :). We wanted to meet up with Carmen before she and her family move to their new station.

I changed, Jorge got home and ate with the kiddos. He’d be out for about an hour, so they stayed with Mom, reading. I left, got gas in the van, dropped off a Red Box movie and went to Kary’s :).

Daisy G. was already there with her little girl :). We were just catching up, sitting around the table as Kary finished up dinner when she got a phone call. Her hubby’s grandfather had just passed away :(. At the same time, I was getting a text from Jorge that someone showed up unannounced at our house to drop things off for the boys. I was livid, but he told me not to let it bother me; to enjoy the night with my friends since I never see them. So I did. We only spent a little bit of time at Kary’s since we wanted to give her and her husband some privacy. She told us to eat and we post-poned the gathering for another time.

Dinner @ Kary's :)

They have the same dining set we do, but theirs is square :). Their apartment is super cute and cozy!

Since Jessica and Sally were already getting ready I asked them to meet me at Starbucks, so we could at least hang out for a while. Daisy had to pick up her little boy, so she didn’t think she’d make it. Before we leave her daughter, who is 8, tells me, “Yajaira, you’re really pretty”. She is the cutest, sweetest thing!!

I left and met up with the girls. We had fun catching up, sharing stories, and taking about 100 pics LOL. I don’t know how girls do it to take a photo where everyone comes out looking decent! It took us forever (and even then, I didn’t really like the ones of me, heh).

The only one I have with Sally...and I don't like it lol Jess and Me

This was the best we got. The other 99 that we took together had one of us squinting or looking somewhere else LOL. The lighting was NOT merciful on our eyes!

We stayed till closing, which is something we hadn’t done in forever! I got home and Jorge was hanging out with two of his buddies, and then Javi came over for a bit and I was exhausted so I excused myself and I’m pretty sure I passed out LOL.

Friday, June 22nd

The morning went by pretty fast. I did work stuff, paid my bills and by the time I knew it, it was lunch time. I met my love at Buffalo Wings and Rings and I ordered my usual medium garlic Parmesan wings. We were super gluttonous and ordered some spinach and artichoke dip. That’s my weakness. Those who know me well know I could survive on that stuff!

I only ate a few pita triangles of dip and 3 wings LOL. I guess my stomach really is shrinking; I can’t eat how I used to (that’s a good thing!). Moderation! Too bad I had “bad” lunches two days in a row. Ok, who am I kidding? I pretty much ate like crap all week!


Jorge dropped me off since he was taking the van into the dealership for the estimate. He drops it off and tells me they had a ridiculous waiting time of 6 months!! So he called the insurance company and they told him to find whomever we wanted and they’d re-do the check. Grr.

I did a few certificates at work. Michelle’s boss introduced me to this new 3-d printer they were expecting on Monday. You simply (hah!) draw something up in the 3-d graphics program and it prints in 3-d, kind of like a prototype machine!

The afternoon passed, slowly. I actually had to stay till 5pm since I’d used up my 5 hours during the week running all my errands. I got out of work, picked up a prescription at Walmart, got home, and started making dinner since I wanted the boys to eat before their mother picked them up. I had no idea what to make but I pulled this together:

Dinner :)

We could have done without the croissants, but I wanted some carbs, hehe. The boys raved about it :). The poor things waited for their mother to get there and she never did. Jorge got home, ate, and then we went for our jog. I was NOT feeling it that night. I was whining and just not in a good mood. Jorge made me laugh and kept the conversation going as we jogged, so I felt a little better :).

At one point, we start talking about our moodswings LOL. I asked him, “Has your opinion changed? Like, of me?” He slows down to a walk and asks, “What do you mean?” I slow down too and say, “Well. When we first got together you went on and on about how sweet and ‘perfect’ I was. About how I was never angry or in a bad mood. And I warned you that I could go from sweet to bitch in 5 seconds?”

He laughs.

I continue, “And now that you know that I’m not always in a good mood, has your opinion of me changed?”

He pulls me in for a mutually sweaty hug and says, “Oh, Baby. No, never. You’re my perfect balance.” :*)

We finish off our jog, headed home and did Ab Ripper. The whole time I’m thinking of all the crap I ate all week and how maybe doing Ab Ripper isn’t even worth it. But I finished, like a good grasshopper. Even Jorge did every single rep! First time he accomplishes that! I was proud :D.

Saturday, June 23rd

I continued with my crappy eating on Saturday morning. Since I didn’t have my cereal, nor did I feel like cooking anything, I got myself a bowl of Lucky Charms and the coffee Mom had prepared for me. At least I’m still using Splenda and fat-free creamer . But I’m not too fond of the taste so I may just end up giving up coffee altogether.

Ok. Not really.

I finished my coffee and my blog entry (for last week. I’ll never manage to catch up!). Jorge texted me that he and the guys were having a BBQ that night, so once he was done with training he was coming home. Woo!

I called Jess and Sally to come over for the BBQ in the evening. They said yes :).

Mom and I went to see Gramma. When I was sitting on the edge of her bed and she and Mom were talking, I was scrolling through Facebook on my phone. Gramma asked what I was doing. I said I was on Facebook and began to explain what it was; mostly that your friends and family know what you’re doing and when. She said, “That can get you in trouble” lol!!

I went to Dollar Tree to buy some garlic powder, cleaning supplies, and some top coat for my nails and ended up with $20 worth of stuff. It was all stuff we needed or didn’t have, like wine glasses. Who can say no to $1 wine glasses?!

I got home, started cleaning, ate some lunch because I was getting shaky, and continued with the cleaning. My love got home and started thoroughly cleaning the porch. I went to pick Mom up and then I got back and continued. I cleaned the guest bathroom and guest/boys’ bathroom, swept, dusted every surface, vacuumed, cleaned the kitchen counters and tidied up the boys’ room and laundry room. I was beat. But I soldiered on because Jessica arrived around 5pm and I’d promised her a date at Red Mango :).

Date with Jessica :)

I couldn’t just keep it healthy, could I? Nope. Had to add a spoonful of crushed Butterfinger :).

We ran into Monique and John there. They moved and sat at the next table to chit-chat. Jess and I went to HEB Plus afterwards to get beer brats and chicken and then we went home.

There were vehicles all over the drive-way and yard and men all over the porch LOL. We greeted everyone and then went inside to chat and gossip, heh. I love my girlfriends. No matter what; no matter how many years pass us by, how long we go without speaking sometimes, or our preoccupation with family/life in general, they never change. I’ve been blessed to have the same group of girlfriends since middle school and elementary school and I wouldn’t change that for anything in the world :).

Sally, Tina and Tina’s friend Daniel came by a while later. We chilled, ate, then went outside to risk frizzy hair to take a photo:

BBQ with the Friends :)

Too bad they were too dark. And also, does anyone have some good boob-shrinking work-outs??

Jessica was tired so she went home. I chilled out with Sally and Tina for about another hour. I had a mango Margarita and some Moscato that Sally brought. I didn’t eat all that much, just a beer brat (I may as well have eaten an entire cow ) and some of that disquiado stuff Jorge’s friend Omar made.

It was a great night. No, no. A great week :).

(After re-reading my post and checking for typos I realized that THIS is totally me:)

Jessica’s Baby Shower & Brownsville

Saturday, June 9th

I managed to sleep in a little, till about 9am; despite Jorge’s SUPER LOUD alarm blaring for 15 minutes straight, even after several slightly stubbly (heh) kisses on the cheek, forehead and lips while he got ready. Aw. I wish I could just keep him with me on a Saturday morning .

I could have slept more, but I had too many errands to run and didn’t want to be rushing at the last minute, like I usually am. So I made myself some coffee (fat free creamer and Splenda–bleh. I’m trying to cut down on sugar since I haven’t been feeling very well and don’t want a repeat of 2008.) and some egg whites with a slice of chopped up turkey breast. I had Jessica’s baby shower to attend at 3 and then Jorge and I were going to have a big dinner, so I was going to keep my calories down as much as possible throughout the day.

I showered and did my girl thing; redid my toenails, flat-ironed my hair, etc. Got ready and went to the bank with Mom, then to my other bank, then to Old Navy to get Jess’ baby a few things and some jeans for Jorge for Father’s Day. We were making excellent time. We visited Gramma after that. She’s doing much better, thank God. She’d had an X-ray and the preliminary results showed that she was developing pneumonia again :(. The last time she had pneumonia she was in the hospital for weeks and very, scarily ill. But she’s taking her medication and she’s moving around in her wheelchair during the day and doing physical therapy a little bit. I’m glad the nurses finally paid attention; her coughs would turn into pneumonia before because she didn’t want to to get out of bed and they’d listen to her .

Mom stayed with her and told me to pick her up after I left the baby shower. I came home to change my shoes and rushed to Jessica’s. After getting lost for a few minutes I ended up at the right place, heh. We chitchatted and I got straight to helping her with the 8-layer dips, guacamole, the garlic bread and other things here and there. She was going all-out and feeding us WELL. She even made these super cute drinks:

Jessica's Baby Shower

I totally want to make these. With some Sparking peach champagne or Moscato!

People were having trouble finding Jess’ house and she was getting shaky from being on her feet and cooking all day so we all made her sit to eat. I had one of the dips, a few chips and a skewer of bacon-wrapped chicken. Everything was so good! Totally gonna have to make those. I’m thinking of throwing a dinner party, maybe before she has her baby and before Carmen leaves to her new station in Virginia. We’ll have another mini-reunion :).

It was already going to be 5:30. The baby shower was till 7, but since Jorge and I had to take off to Brownsville by 6, I had to leave early :(. She served me a plate of the main dish–lasagna and garlic bread–and I got ready to leave. As I said my good-byes her mom says, “We need to do this again!” And then she looks at Jess’ belly and said, “Wait.” I said, “Yes, again. Under different circumstances!” LOL

I miss my babies like crazy. I spoke to them while I was on my way to pick Mom. It was brief, and Jaylen was, er, on the toilet when he was talking to me LOL, so that was a short chat.

Jorge was already home; showered and taking a nap. The poor thing had a dramatic day at work. They were almost done with a project when one of his employees made a huge mistake and they had to clean it all up. Luckily, it was all done and he got out early like he’d planned to.

We got our things together and headed to Brownsville. I spent the drive untangling my gold chains, stupid things! But we chitchatted and had a relaxing drive. We got to the restaurant and got out seats since we were on the list, but they charged us for the boxing bracelets. And then there was another misunderstanding, but Jorge explained that his friend was the owner and then it dawned on them that, YES! They did tell us you were coming! And the night went smoothly from there :).

Jorge updated his status on Facebook, which made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside :).

Jorge's Status 6-9-12

It felt nice to just get away for a bit. We quite literally pigged out. I joked, “See what happens when you deprive yourself?” 😛

This was a mango Margarita. One of the best I’ve had:

Mango Margarita

This was a tamarindo Margarita. It was good, but you could only drink so much because it was so sour!

Tamarindo Margarita

This was dinner. I brought more than half home LOL.

Beef O'Brady's Shrimp Dinner

Aaaaand I ate ALL of this one:

Chocolate Eruption Bar. *swoon*

Cut down on who’s sugar intake?!

Oh. My. God. Beef O’Brady’s in Brownsville. Every darn thing was super tasty. Totally recommend.

It was hard for me to stay awake after that brownie. I was sugar-crashing hardcore. But I did pay attention to the fight and OMG…what a rip-off. Had we paid for it (our bracelets were refunded and we transferred it to the waiter as his tip), I woulda been angry. Jorge called it. He said they were setting up Pacquiao for failure so Mayweather would step in and say Ok, now I wanna fight. Sucks that his sons were present for the very first time and saw their dad lose .

We got in the car, Jorge was driving. Since we were both getting sleepy we blared Phillip Phillips and Elise Testone full blast and sang our hearts out :). I love that :).

We got home, changed into PJs and sat in the garage until this old lady started nodding off. I got ready for bed and he watched TV till he fell asleep; his nightly ritual :). Awesome day, indeed!