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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:)

The Girliest Post, Ever

This entry will probably make male readers–if I have any–roll their eyes or cause said eyes to glaze over.

Tuesday, June 12th

It’s not often I wake up having a good hair day. That was probably one of my worst fears when Jorge and I got together: Was he going to run in the opposite direction the day we’d wake up beside each other when he saw my unruly mane? Luckily, he says he loves my crazy hair (I think he’s just being nice). Most of the time I flat-iron it. But when I don’t have much time in the morning I add a touch of gel and leave it to curl/wave. Only now–in my late 20’s/now that I’ve turned 30–have I finally embraced my curls. So, of course I’d take a picture of my waves the ONE TIME I woke up with them looking decent:


(My complexion was behaving itself, as well :D. That doesn’t happen often, either.)

I began my “spring cleaning” early at work. Robert inspired Michelle and I with his early cleaning. All I have to do is organize our storage area in the storage room and dust the top of my desk. I need to get some frames for my photos and spiff it up a bit :).

I got out of work and was greeted by this:

Ruffs <3

I love that darn kitty! I promised him I would never, ever let Jorge throw him out. Even if he does cause us to sneeze 100 times before we leave in the morning and rubs on our legs when we’re wearing black or dripping wet, freshly showered .

I changed into shorts and sandals and went to HEB to stock up on food/snacks for the kids. I’d be picking them up the next day from Mario’s and my babe’s boys would be there, too :).

I did my shopping, Jorge got home and we had some pizza that I’d brought home from work. I tell you, it’s super hard to lose weight working there! There were 2 pizza boxes left and I brought them home ’cause no one could take them and I felt guilty having them thrown out :(. (I know, I know: excuses, excuses lol.)

We did pretty good, pizza-wise; I only had 1 slice of the supreme and it was thin-crust. I casually brought up jogging and Jorge shot down that idea right away LOL. He said he wanted to watch “John Carter” and then we’d exercise the next day, for real. I said fine. I didn’t think I’d like the movie, but I’d picked the one the night before so I let him have it.

We picked up some Red Mango (used up both certificates, yes!) and then we got the movie.

Red Mango

I felt super guilty after my TUB of yogurt. I told myself that I was definitely starting my workouts the next day; whether Jorge wanted to or not. I feel jiggly and not happy with myself right now. I have no one to blame but myself. And Pinterest.

We ate our Red Mango and watched the movie. And then Jorge made fresh strawberry/mango Margaritas. (Hey, they’re sorta healthy!) It was SUPER GOOD.

Strawberries & mango

And then I fell asleep right after that on the sofa and missed the ending . I’m a cheap date. I only need ONE, heh.

Wednesday, June 13th

The next day was spent cleaning up some more at work and in my free time I went through my Flickr pics and organized some of the photos. Sadly, there’s a huge gap from July 2010-October 2010, but that’s when the shizz hit the fan with Mario and I just lost the desire to take photos, blog, or do anything really. The photos from the past year and a half just made me so happy, though ♥. I can’t complain at all; we’ve been able to do so much with the kids, to our home and with each other :).

I left work at 3pm to pick up the kiddos and then we headed to Alaethia and Emily’s appointment. It was a completely new office and, Jesus, it took forever. The girls were at least entertained with TV and a few toys. Jaylen entertained himself in other ways:

My big baby boy lol

And then he took a nap with his earphones on. I remember when he was around 2; the only way he’d fall asleep in his own bed was if he had his little blue CD player playing his nursery rhyme CD, aww :*)!

Eenan, on the other hand, was being loud and bothering the girls, so they’d start screaming, grrr. And once, Emily found one of those small bubbles the little toys from the machines come in and stuck the lid in her mouth. It got stuck the “vertical” way and she started freaking out. I almost started freaking out until she spit it out and made this funny noise, kind of like a “raspberry”. I immediately started to scold and lecture her and Eenan made the noise mid-lecture and I couldn’t help but crack up laughing! And then I snapped out of it and started lecturing him about not encouraging her or else she’d continue to do it .

The girls WERE NOT happy about being seen by the dentist, which is crazy since they used to love it. Alaethia got her Xrays taken just fine, but when it was Emily’s turn she started crying! 🙁 Her little lip quivered as she stared at me with her big eyes and then she just started bawling. My poor girl. I went and grabbed her as soon as they were done and consoled her. She was terrified. Her dentist, a nice Turkish man with a somewhat goofy voice (heh) started making her laugh. He gave them tons of stickers, crayons and coloring sheets. And all the assistants were admiring Alaethia’s long locks and Emily’s curls at the end of her straight hair. They started feeling more comfortable and got their cleaning done. They’re leaving the sealants for the 20th, tho. .

We finally got to leave around 6:15pm. We got home, I changed and was going to start on dinner. The kids saw the pizza and wanted that for dinner. They never get tired of pizza. Alaethia ate two slices and they’re pretty big! She’s a bottomless pit, that one!

I made some simple chicken salad for us. We ate it plain, without chips or anything! Shocking!

I was pleasantly surprised when Jorge brought up exercising. He said we needed to do something. I brought up jogging at the park, he agreed. We changed, put on a movie for the kids and had Mom stay with them. I have to say, I missed that park.

Park at Night

We started off with power walking for 2 laps (which is about 2 miles) and from the 3-5 we jogged on and off. I love the feeling of the wind in your face, the expanding of the lungs, the strength of my legs; it’s just the best. We chatted about everything, discussed our old work-out regimen and what we’d be doing after the jog, and we hated on the athletic people who were jogging effortlessly, hehe.

We got home, made sure all was well with the kiddos and then we lifted some dumbbells. Alaethia asked to come in right before we started Ab-Ripper. She giggled when Jorge would struggle lol. I did every single rep. When we were doing Heels to the Heavens Jorge stared at me from his position on the floor across from me and said, “What the hell?! It’s like you never stopped!!” 😀

I am super proud of him, though. Even though his back was giving him some trouble, he did as many reps as he could :).

We finished and hobbled to the living room. We watched a bit of “Tin Tin” with them…until I passed out! He said he called me like 5 times and I didn’t wake up till Alaethia, who was resting on my hip, moved me lol.

They watched the movie while we showered. When we got out, Jaylen was falling asleep, Emily was asleep and Alaethia was totally passed out. Jorge picked her up to move her to her bedroom and she’d peed everywhere lol. Jesus. So we put the covers to wash and set the cushions to drain. I sent Eenan to bed (he likes to stick around and stay awake as much as possible). And THEN we went to bed.

Thursday, June 14th

We went in to work at 9am the next morning. We still managed to snooze till the last possible minute so we didn’t eat breakfast at home like we’d planned.

We drove to work together :). At work, I cleaned here and there and got rid of stuff on my computer. I had a few minutes before we left to the Luncheon, so I got on Pinterest. I read this article about bra sizes. Holy crap! I need to find my “correct” size. I seriously had no idea there were such things as THOSE SIZES. No wonder nothing ever fits me correctly!

I also saw this girl’s ab progress and it motivated me even more to continue with it. I wish I’d kept my photos from when I was actually doing P90X/tae kwon do religiously; I know for a fact that it works, so I’m totally going to make an effort!

We went to the luncheon and I helped with registration. Then we had lunch. It was pretty healthy: salad, fish in cilantro sauce, glazed carrots and roasted potatoes, but the fish was super salty . I had only half of my glazed carrots and one tiny potato. And then, dessert. Cheesecake. I admit, I ate most of it. But I left a little bit, which is more than I can say I would have done 2 weeks ago, heh. I even had my brewed tea without sugar and some water.

We got back to work and I continued with my tidying up. And some more Pinterest, hehe.

I got home, changed, chilled out with the kids and painted Emily’s nails while I waited for dinner dinner to finish cooking.

Tiny nails

I made fish. I had no idea they were serving that for lunch and had already planned for it . But it was good :). Jaylen even had seconds!

Jorge got home from work and ate and we watched TV with the kids while our stomachs settled, for about 30 minutes. Then we got ready and went to the park. We walked 4 and jogged 1. We felt awesome afterwards. We stopped by Exxon to get something to drink since we finished our water. Everything had TONS of sugar. Or sucralose or some other type of sugar substitute. We found some Sobe Life Waters, which had lower sugar than all the other drinks, including tea or juice. I got pomegranate and Jorge got mango mandarin. We tried the other’s drink and we switched LOL. The mango mandarin one is SO GOOD!

We get home and park in the driveway. He says, “Ok, let’s bet. I bet that Alaethia’s whining for snacks, Emily’s throwing a fit and the boys were fighting so Eenan’s in our room. What do you think?” I say, “Somewhat the same; Alaethia fell asleep though, Emily’s throwing a fit and the boys did fight, so Eenan’s playing in their room and Jaylen’s in the living room watching TV or on my computer.”

“Ok,” he says, “Let’s go see.”

So we get down and quietly walk through the garage and the laundry room and open the boys’ door. We both say, “What the–??”

Jorgie and Justin were there. All 4 boys are quietly playing, peacefully.

Jorge asks when they got there, they said a few minutes before. We weren’t expecting them that night, but it was nice that they got to come over :). They told us they had a doctor’s appointment in the morning (finally) due to their bad coughs so their mother would pick them up. We let them know they wouldn’t be staying up long. None of them were happy about that LOL.

Friday, June 15th

It was cleaning day at work and we got to wear JEANS! Since I’d already done most of the cleaning during the week, all I really had to do was dust everything and organize a few binders.

I was finished and satisfied with my work. Then I made the mistake of opening my desk cabinets up top and thought, Hmm. Maybe I should put the binders from 2010 into the storage room filing cabinets?

So I took them all out. Michelle passes by and says, “Oh my God! Your desk is messy again!”

It was awful. I had no room in the storage room cabinets and stuffed one of them to the top so now I can’t open the darn thing. Grr. BUT. I put my trays in one cabinet at my desk and freed up a lot of desk space. And now I only have current binders. I told my boss we need to go through that stuff. Some is 5+ years old!

I finished just in time for lunch and met my love at Palenque Chicken. We joked around with his co-workers and just had a good time. I love meeting him for lunch :).

I got back to work and get a text from Jorge about 20 minutes later. All hell is breaking loose with the boys. Fighting over games, picking on each other–the works. It became a HUGE drama because, of course, as much as we love each other’s kids, we both become defensive over our own children. We’re human. Didn’t help that some dumbass was making it an even bigger drama show than it should have been. (We knew this because we gathered the kids later and talked about it.) But it put a damper on the day a little.

I was scheduled to work till 3, so I went to do some Father’s Day shopping, even though I wasn’t in the best of moods. Jorge is always stealing my Iso-cool pillow, so that was one of his gifts. Too bad they weren’t in stock . I’d have to wait a week for it. I figured I’d be creative and put in a little IOU tag or something with the rest of his gifts.

I started getting prices for the girls’ future twin beds (they’re growing out of their toddler beds fast!). I wanted bunk beds, but there weren’t any in stock and the ones they had in the catalog look too masculine. As I was walking, I saw a patio table and chairs. An employee jumped at the chance to get a sale and gave me an amazing price for them, since it was the last set. We’ve been wanting a patio set, but when I asked if they were getting any new ones the employee said no. I okayed the last set with Jorge (whom I had to tell about the pillow because he was wondering why I’d go to Furniture Row all random-like) and we got it! For about a 3rd of the cost AND 6 months, no interest LOL. I’m almost done paying it, and we just got it, that’s how cheap it was!

I got Jorge some clothes at Old Navy and headed to his work to pick him up. I was slowly getting out of my funky mood, but when I had to wait an additional hour and a half…I wasn’t so cheery anymore. When he finally got out, we decided to get Subway for us and the kids wanted pizza. So that took a while longer. And then we realize the passenger-side tail light was out…and we were being followed by a cop. So we quickly stopped by O’Reily’s and he changed out the light.

I was annoyed at how late we got home. The girls were all over me ’cause they missed me, aww :*). We chilled for a bit, let the food settle, and then we went for our (quiet) jog.

We walked the first 3 miles, then jogged the last 2. I finally stopped with the ice queen facade after he bumped me several times and I grabbed his hand. We had a talk when we got home and–eventually–all was well, thank goodness :).

Saturday, June 16th

I was meeting Sally for breakfast the next morning, at Jimmy’s Egg. It’s a fairly new restaurant and one of my co-workers was raving about it and we both wanted to try it. We hadn’t hung out in a long time; probably since before our birthdays. We made plans to take the littlest ones with us.

We caught up: gossiped, talked about the kids, our love life, work. It was nice to just chill with a girlfriend. I let her know how crazy the past few months were for me, and all my time and energy was focused on my family. She totally understood.

The kids played and giggled and colored. Then our food came and OMG. I have never had better whole-wheat pancakes in my LIFE. They were cinnamon-y and so delicious! Too bad I didn’t get a photo! But Sally did take one of the girls and me:

Breakfast at Jimmy's Egg

I look so sleepy in it, but I like it :). Sally and I were too caught up in the gossip and the kids that we didn’t take one with each other LOL.

When we were done eating Sally and QC came over for a bit and he played with the girls. It’s so fun watching them play together :). The girls kinda fight for his attention, tho :P.

My boys had all eaten while we were on our way home and Jaylen took the girls’ leftover pancakes LOL. Mario came for the kiddos about 30 minutes later and Sally left. I tidied up and then went to buy groceries. My LEAST favorite chore. Other than laundry.

That’s where I found out my driver’s license was expired. And they didn’t let me buy Jorge’s Shiner LOL.

When I got back home I found a 12-pack of Shiner beer carefully placed beside the garage. My first thought? SHINER FAIRY!? But no, it was Jorge’s friend/employee, who was kissing butt for getting in trouble that morning for calling in and later busting himself partying when he butt-dialed another co-worker LOL.

I made dinner and Jorge got home. His sister came over with her kiddos and we caught up. Two of Jorge’s friends were coming over so we gathered outside in the garage. Jorge put the new patio table together (and playfully joked, “You see what she has me doing? The night before Father’s Day?!” LOL) and after he was done Briana and I came in so I could make us some Margaritas. It was seriously mostly strawberries (and 1 mango) because the strawberries looked close to spoiling and I wanted to save them LOL.

We had our drink and laughed at the guys. Briana whispers to me, “Is that really all they talk about? Farts?” Buahaha! I thought that was hilarious. (And yes, they do!)

We got a visit from Big Red, a neighbor’s beautiful Labrador, who has seemed lost in recent days because his buddy, a tiny white chihuahua, moved away :(. It’s the saddest thing. It’s like he comes to our yard to look for him, because he remembers this is where they’d play and take a short-cut to the other neighborhood behind us .

Briana and Mia left (Nick was sleeping over) and then it was midnight. We said our “Happy Father’s Day!” to everyone and the guys left about 30 minutes later. As Jorge and I were getting ready for bed I asked him, “What do you want to do for Father’s Day, my love?” He said, “Nothing,” and smiled. I asked, “Really? Nothing?” He said, “Nope. I just want to chill out at home and do nothing.”

Sounds like a plan :).

Just Waiting

I drove Mario to and from work on Monday. I was waiting for my FSA PIN to come in through e-mail but it never came in so I kept the car for nothing. I checked my mail Tuesday morning and it was in my inbox so I kept the car again. Drove him to and from work, went to school and got the rest of my stuff done (now, I just wait till July 26th for orientation), went to Mario’s work and left him some CD’s he forgot, then drove home. I’ve been doing lots of driving and I can honestly say I’m not as terrified as I once was. Traffic over in the Pharr/McAllen area still freaks me out a bit, but I’m getting used to it.

Took John driving for a little while last night in my car since his is still not working. Our luck would have it that there was a soccer game between USA and Monterrey going on in our city so traffic was backed up for miles. We waited at the crossover for a LONG TIME before a guy left space in front of him and waved us over. How very nice of him. John, Mario and I have this inside joke about how I’m just too damn sexy (it all started when we were making up reasons cops would stop us a while back and has turned into this daily thing) and we decided that it was my sexiness that helped us get through traffic. (I’m really not sexy, I’m quite self-concious so don’t think I’m that conceited! .)

The darn a/c went out again yesterday…hopefully it’ll stay “fixed” this time. It was so incredibly hot! It’s supposed to rain today but, ha! That’s what they always say and it doesn’t.

I need to finish painting the rest of the Yu-gi-oh plaster thingys for Eenan’s party. We’re not going to have his party at the usual place this year because they’re moving to another city and they’re closed. Blah. We have no idea what we’re going to do. I also need to buy a few more acrylic paints and I’m broke!

I’m so excited about school starting. Been catching up with Rejeana and she’s also getting things ready to start school in August . It’s awesome that we’re starting together (although we’re not going to the same school) and I’m so relieved I have someone who can relate to what I’m feeling right now.

I need to get my backpack soon (while it’s still on sale!). I thought I was going to have an excuse to go shopping, but then I realized the most I’ll be shopping for is jeans; I have to wear a polo shirt or T-shirt with our logo on it . I hope they have my size though. It always turns out the smallest size they have is Medium and it never fits right. Grr.

I guess that’s all for now. I’m just typing whatever’s on the top of my head so that makes for a very random entry .