Are You on the Purple Trees? (inside joke)

The past two days have been pretty damn cool. A little stressful at school since Mrs. C-R’s been out and we’ve had the two Networking teachers as subs and my Lord, they confuse the heck out of me.

It’s nice to know that I actually “get it”, the whole math thing. I thought I was going to completely fail (shouldn’t count my chickens, we still have a week to go! Eeek! A week!!). But yeah. Today we had a bit of algebra–hadn’t done that in YEARS. I picked up right away, though. I even went up there and worked out a few problems on the board because Mr. Rocha kept getting them wrong and was working them out the loooong way. You should have seen his face when I worked out the problem in two steps–priceless!

So yeah, math is going great. John makes class fun all the time–we’re ALWAYS laughing. He, Mayra, Lucy and I. Mr. Rocha actually told us to quiet down today–no one’s ever told us to shut up! He and Mr. Briones kept calling on us since I guess he thought we were trouble makers . I’m really gonna miss Mayra and Lucy when we finish next week. John, I can see at home, so I’m not missing him too much yet LOL.

Mayra and I (and Jennifer, Mario’s cousin, too, she already started her program) donated blood to become eligible bone marrow donors. Though I’ve heard that it hurts like hell to get bone marrow pulled out, it’s a worthy cause.

Tomorrow, John and I will donate blood. Hopefully I’ll be able to this time. I didn’t get to in February because of the Mono, or whatever it was I was sick of, so I hope I can now. There’s something else that’s causing me to have reservations about donating but I won’t mention that now. That, and I’m a big chicken when it comes to needles.

Donating blood for bone marrow.

We’ve gone to Wal-Mart 3 days out of this week and to the mall twice. John’s been turning in applications. I hope, hope, hope he gets a job. Not only does he need one, but he wants one. All we can do is pray. I’m sure he’ll get something though .

The first day we went to the mall (where we power-walked to every store we thought had Halo toys, since John wanted to get some for Jaylen’s birthday–we only found a tiny set at Hot Topic) John got me a Vanilla Caramel Avalanche from Gloria Jean’s Coffee Bean (could the name be any longer?). It was my birthday present he said, since he didn’t get me anything. We went back today and we got some more and had some pretzels from Auntie Annie’s or something like that. I’m having the time of my life right now since John’s been driving to and from school. He’s getting more practice for when he has to start going to school on his own, but he’s a pretty good driver so I’m not (too) worried. He does get a sudden pang of the crazies, like me, once in a while and drives like a maniac, but I’m sure he’ll do fine.

Yesterday was Jaylen’s birthday. My little guy turned 4 years old–seems like just yesterday that I was taking those darn Brethine pills so I wouldn’t go into premature labor, again. He’ll be starting Pre-K next Fall…I seriously can’t believe how fast time goes by.

Since we’re having his birthday party next Sunday I just made him a cake for him and the kids (and the rest of the adults) to enjoy while he opened up his gifts from Mom & John, Mary & Big Mario and Mario and I. He abandoned all his toys when he opened up a Sonic Shadow game for his Game Cube that Mom got him. I really need to start weaning him off of those games, though. He plays way more than I shoud let him. His brain’s going to fry and fall out of his ear and it’s going to be my own fault…

Jaylen turns 4.

Woo, Mario just got the tint done on the truck and he got it washed yesterday. It looks great with the new tint. I really need to take a picture of it and post it here. I regret not taking any of it without the tint. Darn.

Wow, it’s late. And that’s because I got done with the thousands of things I had to do by 10. It’s taken me this long to type this because either Mario (shaved his hair) or Jaylen (wanted to watch a movie and was screaming because he’s sleepy) need me to do something for them. Okay, g’nite people :).

on Saturday, April 22nd, kitty said:

oh no! I missed your birthday!! belated happy birthday, yaya!! I felt so bad.. *groan* anyways I had to read your previous posts ha haa! happy bday top your lil ones too! I had a ownderful time reading your blog, sis.. have a wonderful day!!

on Friday, April 21st, Sheena said:

Omg he is 4? Man I thought he was still a baby. Goodness!

on Thursday, April 20th, Vic said:

OMG he’s so big! I remember when you’d just had him. He’s looking like you in that picture ๐Ÿ˜€

on Thursday, April 20th, Julianna said:

I’m not on the purple trees…I think. Are you? o.O lol

Sounds like you got to do lots of fun shopping! I’m jealous ๐Ÿ˜€ Mmm…more cake.