Chillin’

Found this link at Renay’s site. I can’t believe people still support that man when he lies to our damn faces. Granted, I wasn’t thrilled with some of the things Kerry’s promising to accomplish in this last and final debate, but I’ll be damned if I’ll be voting for Bush. *cough* But anyway…

I woke up this morning and checked the weather outside like I usually do, but didn’t watch the news. I wake Eenan up, feed him, and get him ready. John gets here and I wake Mario up. I didn’t want to go with Mario to drop Eenan off, but thought ‘eh, whatever’ and got dressed. It was 7:40am…he needs to be in class by 7:45. It’s not even a minute drive to the school so we weren’t worried. I call Mom over to watch Jaylen while we drop the boys off and we pile into the car. And it doesn’t start. Great. We’re completely out of gas. Kept telling the husband yesterday we needed to stop desperately, but did he listen? No.

So we walked. I still had my coffee cup in my hand and left that way…you can tell I don’t walk much in the mornings LOL. It was a nice, overcast morning, so the weather was perfect. Jennifer and Tia Alma saw us so they went around the block and picked John up. We were a block away from the school so we kept going. We joked the 9 blocks to the school. Eenan enjoyed it I think. We decided, if we get a dog, we’ll take Eenan to school waking, if the weather permits, more often. I hadn’t taken a walk with Mario since…back in ’98 when I was pregnant with Eenan LOL. He kept joking that he was gonna pass out :p. Eenan was late to class of course, but we explained what happened to Miss Ortiz and she was understanding.

Later on, it actually started getting chilly and it rained! It hadn’t rained in forever and I did not believe the “cold front” they kept talking about was ever going to come. It’ll probably only last till tomorrow, but it’s been nice. Tommy came over and drove Mario to get some gas in a tank (LOL) and then we filled up the car. And it started. I’d never heard a more beautiful sound. We went and got a few things we needed (paper plates, paper towels, trash bags, milk) at Dollar General and then went around looking for boxes for Mom to start packing her stuff. When we got back, the new neighbor was outside and we chatted for a while. He gave me the devastating news that McDonald’s ran out of the Hello Kitty Happy Meal toys . No wonder I kept getting the darn Beanie Baby ones instead. Oh well. It’s…not really weird, but surprising that we’re talking to a neighbor. We don’t really talk to anyone over here…we wave hello, but that’s about it. We’ve never engaged in a conversation with anyone here…well, except for during our garage sale the last time. It’s nice being all neighborly :p.

I made cookies for Mario and the boys this afternoon, then family came over and they all left to Yadira’s since they thought Big Mario had gone to sleep but he was really just laying in his room. The boys went with Mary so Mario and I stayed here alone. He’d already started a fire for a bar-be-cue so we decided to stay behind. It was nice. Mom came over and then later Big Mario joined us. He brought out some liquor…forgot the name…and Mario tried some LOL. I don’t know how he can drink that stuff. Big Mario brought another bottle out and told me to taste it with just my finger and my tongue got numb where I tasted it . He brought some Sprite out mixed with the stuff and I took a sip and OMG–I got heartburn! I’m so not a liquor person . It was nice and fresh out…it finally feels Autumn-y! I wish we lived where the leaves actually changed colors and it was cool the whole fall, then COLD in winter. It feels like summer all the time over here with the occassional “cool fronts”. I don’t even remember it being cold for long last year :(. But then again, I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and I don’t know if I could survive and actual “winter” somewhere else LOL.

The food was great…Fajita tacos with queso fresco and salsa verde…the heartburn was so worth it . We went to pick Mary and the boys up at Yadira’s, I put Eenan to bed and now here I am. We found out Cookie is indeed a boy…so his name is now Mr. Cookie? We’ve been letting him out of his cage and he’s been running around the house. He loves it. He gets all psycho and starts jumping really high too LOL. He’s too cute. I can’t believe he’s a boy though!

Ok…eyelids feeling heavy. ‘Nite.

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Quick Update

Quick summary of the past few days…

Tuesday…Mary invited us over for dinner–enchiladas. Yadira and the girls came over. I made chocolate covered strawberries for dessert *yum*. Rick and Terry called Mario and said they said they were at the lake so we went over for a visit. I took Cookie, whom they thought was adorable. Mario helped them get their travel trailer parked and we just talked. They invited us to dinner, but since we had to go home, bathe the boys real quick and feed them, we politely declined and made plans to meet at their house to catch up and meet their new Labrador puppies. Was totally fun. The boys had a blast playing with all the huge cats, ferrets, rabbit, pig, and the 5 dogs. Jaylen was amazed at Hoover, the pig. The ferrets were too cute (one attacked me leg and tried to climb up my shorts LOL) and the rabbit was HUGE! They let him run around the house like the rest of the pets and he uses his litter box! So does the pig LOL. The Labrador puppies were too cute…the chocolate one had green eyes and was SO pretty. I’m hoping we can get one. The chocolate one also kept biting the front of the boys’ shirts and then tugging and growling at them. It was hilarious watching Jaylen run, waving his arms in the air and yelling, “NO DOGGIE! LEAVE ME ALONEEE!!” LOL It was a really nice time. We made plans to visit again soon and have a barbecue or something.

After that we went to Jorge and Maggie’s, but didn’t stay long because it was late and the boys were grumpy. Mario and Maggie were the only ones who got to play darts sigh. I was so disappointed, but there’s always another time.

Yesterday we rearranged the room and made room for the chest Aunt Nora gave us. Eenan was in desperate need of a new one…he has lots of clothes. We painted the wall that Jaylen decorated with a blue marker a few months ago confused. We also started separating stuff for another garage sale. This time, Mom will be selling the stuff she won’t be taking with her to Aunt Nora’s or putting away in storage and Aunt Nora will be bringing things to sell also. We figured how we’d separate our huge bedroom into the two bedrooms and hallway–when funds permit of course. We’d still have pretty good sized rooms. I was getting a bit frustrated with Mario saying I needed to get rid of my 8 foot while shelf, but after seeing how upset I got he said we’d keep the huge shelf in the hallway…it would fit perfectly. I can’t wait.

Mario went over to Tommy’s later and came back with a picture of Eenan, Angela and a friend of Eenan’s that Tommy had taken during lunch. They had an “Eat with your kid” thing during their lunch time and we didn’t even know about it! I was so upset. I was going to watch a movie with Mario and was so upset about it I just went straight to bed. I wish Eenan (or his teacher even, I spoke to her and she didn’t mention anything!) had told us something about it sad.

Today, we had to go pick Noelia up because her car left her stranded. One less car. The only one we have left is John’s. Then, we called to storage places to get price quotes. I feel bad Mom will have to put stuff away and sell the rest sigh. I think of how much hard earned money she spent buying her stuff and now she has to get rid of it or put it away. I hope this “good news” for the family happens soon. It seems too good to be true though. But something good will happen…it has to.

Jaylen was running outside this morning and sliced a piece of skin off his big toe. sniff It looks so painful. He’s doing ok though…I just hope it heals ok…I thought it maybe needed stiches or something but Mario said it would be fine. He knows about that stuff more than I do so…

OK…Jaylen’s grumpy and on my lap. Oh, and Cookie may be a boy. I checked his privates today and they’re looking more “boy” like razz.

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