Category: Backstories

Ay, Dios Mio

*dusts off blog*

First, Happy (belated) Birthday to Jessica! And my new Myspace username is much easier: I wanted Yajaira, or Yaya, but those were taken. That’s the most creative thing I could come up with LOL. Add me if you’d like, and I’ll add you back .

Once again, I’ve gone days without updating. Things are hectic as always and it doesn’t help that I caught Mary and Noelia’s throat infection/cold. The first day was hell…couldn’t swallow or talk, lost my voice and then yesterday I had this annoying tickling, prickly feeling at the back of my throat that made me cough everytime I began to talk. I’m taking Cefzil…500mg. Was supposed to be taking 1 pill in the morning and 1 at night, but the one I took at night the first day made me horribly naseous…I couldn’t sleep. Today I’ve got the uncontrollably runny nose .

We took the boys to the doctor Tuesday or Wednesday of last week. We actually took them to another doctor, a night clinic, since their doctor’s office was already closed. They were no help whatsoever. They prescribed Motrin and cough medicine, which is what I was already giving them at home, thankyouverymuch. Eenan was falling asleep in class because the cough medicine made him really drowsy. I took him off the medicine and kept him on Triaminic and he’s doing much better now. So’s Jaylen, except he’s been getting knee aches every night (growing pains?) and wakes me up at least 5 times to ask for medicine, a warm rice sock, something to drink, or to “play with my hair”. (I really need to wean him off of that bad, bad habit!) Needless to say, the past week I’ve been sleepy and tired all day. I’ve been trying not to nap, since it only makes me feel worse .

While eating dinner on Friday night after Mario got home from work, he tells me Annie, an old friend of Mario’s who I highly dislike and who used to be a stripper, filled out an application where Mario works. He assumes she won’t get hired since they just hired somebody. He couldn’t avoid her since she was at the entrance and he had to pass through there, so he said hi and she updated him on her life. The first thing she said was, “I’m not with [insert ex’s name here] anymore”. When he told me I was thinking, “Okay, why is she telling Mario?”. Since I’m a bitch and all, I asked Mario, “Wow…why’s she applying there, I wonder? What happened to her glamorous job as an ‘exotic dancer’?” I will throw a fit if that woman ends up working there. I don’t trust her skanky ass for shit. Doesn’t help that I’m not too fond of her dear sister either, who just so happened to be one of Mario’s best friends when he was in 10th grade and who also ended up stripping, though I don’t know WHY she’d allow other people to see her naked *shudder*. The horror! But anyway, I found it kinda weird that I’d been thinking about her earlier that day and had no idea why. That must have been it. I’m psychic .

We went to Jorge and Maggie’s that night to bar-be-cue. Mario had gone by once last week to have a few beers with Jorge…he hadn’t been going over there at all, which was really surprising. Hiram and Jorge have been acting weird since we went to Albert’s birthday party. Even while we were there that night I noticed Hiram was being sort of distant and even sort of…secretive? He said something to Jorge like, “Remember what I was telling you earlier? I don’t know if you want me to say anything or not.” I thought it was really “elementary school” and I felt like saying something sarcastic, but I shut my mouth. We all still talked and laughed like we usually do, but there was this awkwardness lingering.

On Saturday we went to Reynosa (Mexico) since Yazmin needed her bottom braces done and to pick up the plaster Ninja Turtle centerpieces and some candies. We went to get the Turtles while Yazmin was at the dentist with Yadira and the darn people didn’t even have them done! Mary had ordered them exactly a month in advance and they weren’t finished. They wanted us to come back next week and Mary told them that no, we needed them that day which was the whole reason she ordered them early. Next week is the party and we would not have time to go back. I notice the man was barely painting them. He had them painted mostly green already and I told Mary maybe it’s best if we just take them that way and paint the details (like their bandanas, arm and leg bands) ourselves since he’s probably also going to use the spray paint and since he was doing them in a hurry, he was most likely going to make a mess. So we brought them that way and have been painting them little by little. Tommy, Yadira, and the girls have all helped and so have Eenan and Jaylen. Here’s a picture. The one on the left is the first one we bought and decided we didn’t like the paint job and the one on the right is one of the many we’ve painted (there’s 14, and we still have a few details, like the eyes, to paint and touching up to do.)

We still have to order the cake, send out more invitations, buy the goodie bags and party favors AND his birthday present. *whew*

The boys were terrible at the candy store. They weren’t asking for everything they saw…they were either not moving (Eenan decided to plop himself on a box and refused to budge) or running around (Jaylen was running like a psycho all over the store). I was furious, not to mention embarrassed, by the time we were done there. What I’d give to have a remote control that would make them obey me at the push of a button .

As for Mom’s appointment last week, everything went well, thank goodness. They can’t figure out why she’s seeing blurry so they prescribed new glasses and she’ll go back in 2-3 months for another check up. I hope it’s just that she needed new glasses *crosses fingers*.

I haven’t seen Gramma in 2 weeks. I hate when this happens. I, of course, have asked Mario on his days off to take me to see her but his excuse is it’s his only day off and he wants to rest. Phooey. I’d take the car and go over there myself…what makes me nervous is that I’ve never driven over there and traffic is super busy. But we’ll see. I’m turning 23 on Thursday and I swear, I WILL be getting my damn license this year. With Mario’s help or not.

Speaking of birthday, it feels like it’s not even going to be my birthday yet. We’re beyond broke, so I don’t even know when we’ll be getting together (like the family usually does when there’s a birthday). It just feels odd. I can’t believe we’re this broke. Sure we indulged a little bit last week, but Jesus, we haven’t had to pinch pennies before the next paycheck comes in months. It sucks. Mario also wants to start sending double payments for the Sentra to pay it off already since we only owe $4,000 on it now and then he wants to get a new car. Blah. We can never just NOT have a huge payment to make for a few months.

I had an appointment to go to with Jaylen yesterday and I saw Melissa, an old friend from my 10th grade year of high school. She had a newborn baby with her and I could tell she’d just had a baby because she looked so uncomfortable and tired. I felt like saying hi, but since we sort of had a falling out at the end of that year, I didn’t say anything. It’s too bad that it happened, but oh well. Don’t need those kinds of friends anyway I suppose. It just sucks that MOST of the friends I’ve had in real life have somehow screwed me over or done something to make me lose trust in them. Don’t want to get into that again, so I’ll just stop.

I guess I’ll get back to painting those Turtles.


Dreamin’ and Wishin’

I just finished watching American Idol…that was some Bull. Shit. I cannot believe Jessica Sierra was voted off! She had one of the best voices. If people voted according to last night’s performances, then I would have either voted off Anthony Federov or Scott Savol or Constantine Marouglis (don’t remember how to spell his name at the moment). She was a really, really good singer .

Damn. I really need to cut my claws nails. It took me forever to type that paragraph since my long ass nails keep poking the wrong keys and I keep having to go back to delete/fix .

I went with Mary, Jose, Elda and all the boys to see Ricky’s brother’s new house. They’re currently building it, but from what’s ready so far, it’s a beautiful house. I loved the color of the walls and the rooms and light fixtures…just everything. The whole time I felt like I was floating through the house, day dreaming about one day walking through my own house, admiring it’s craftsmanship. That day cannot come soon enough. I just can’t wait. It’ll be at least 2 more years till we can buy a house and man, I just can’t wait. It makes me all giddy thinking about how I’ll be picking my (granite) counter tops, the paint, the brick, picking out the floor plans, the furniture! I just can’t wait. I’m envious of Jose and Elda, who are in the process of picking out floor plans for their house. They’ll start building in the summer I think.

I was looking around for a recipe for the TGIFridays mashed potatoes and I went through all these clam chowder and shrimp recipes and it made me want to visit California *swoons*. Monterrey Bay and San Fransisco to be exact. Two of my favorite places. We haven’t gone to Cali in a few years…it would be nice to go this summer. And then we could hit the flea markets and maybe find a few 80’s things too . I’ve actually behaved myself and haven’t bought anything from flea markets, garage sales, eBay, or anywhere else. I’ve been more into getting house stuff. I want to decorate a bit. But I so miss getting toys. But then my bedroom’s too damn full of stuff. Decisions, decisions .

Eenan may have caught that damn virus . He had a fever of 100.6 earlier and has a slight cough. I’m so not prepared for this…we don’t even have his cough medicine…those little Triaminic tongue tapes. Only thing he’ll take for coughs. I think the water’s ready…gonna go put him in the bath and get him ready for bed. Pray for my little guy, please .


This Weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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