Category: TV

OPAH, DITL 4-07-07

I’m finally getting around to posting this — incredibly late, but posting.

I slept in Saturday morning since Mario was home so I started at 10am again, just like the last time.

OPAH - Photo Project 10:00am

10:00am – I’d just finished feeding Alaethia and it was time for a diaper change.

OPAH - Photo Project 11:00am

11:00am – Mario and I had Menudo at Mary’s house then got ready super quick to go to a Liquidation Sale at Greg’s Ballroom. It was incredibly disappointing. I wasn’t too happy with the $6 entrance fee for each person, either!

OPAH - Photo Project 12:00pm

12:00pm – On the way back home from Greg’s Ballroom. Mario ended up buying a Lock-Out set and that’s it. The morning was chilly and gloomy and it was quickly becoming colder and rainy.

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1:00pm – I completely forgot to take a picture for 1pm since I was holding Alaethia and was watching Mary, Sonia and Noelia put the kids’ Easter baskets together. All I ended up helping with this year was curling the ribbons LOL.

OPAH - Photo Project 2:00pm

2:00pm – Mom and I had plans to go thrift shopping that morning, but since we were waiting for Jorge and Vito to get here we didn’t go anywhere. We found out there were still a few hours before they got here so we went. The weather was awful by this time. The boys stayed with Mario and Alaethia went with us.

OPAH - Photo Project 3:00pm

3:00pm – My scrapbooking booty! I was so disappointed the first half our we were thrifting since I couldn’t find anything. All I had was an olive-colored pillow that matched the ones I bought a while back at Target and some cute, stripey placemats (also from Target). Just as I was giving up and was getting ready to pay they bring out a huge shopping cart full of Marcella K scrapbooking stuff, still brand-new in package! I got a whole bunch of stuff and paid only $5 for everything since they were 50% off! I could have easily spent $60 at Target for that stuff. In all, I spent $13!

OPAH - Photo Project 4:00pm

4:00pm – We carefully made our way to Gramma’s nursing home since it was raining hard. She was doing much, much better than she had been when I visited her on Wednesday. She was cheerful and kept laughing at our jokes.

OPAH - Photo Project 5:00pm

5:00pm – Back at home and spending time with the family. Everyone was passing around some photo albums and my new batch of Winkflash pictures I’d brought over. Love when family gets together like this.

OPAH - Photo Project 6:00pm

6:00pm – We got hungry for snacks and pigged out on the ice cream Mario and I brought over: Dreyer’s Butterfinger and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

OPAH - Photo Project 7:00pm

7:00pm – Time to feed Alaethia. She’d been up for a good while, mingling with everyone, so she was starving by this time.

OPAH - Photo Project 8:00pm

8:00pm – Finishing up making invitations for a small party we’re having for Jaylen’s 5th birthday. Lots of stuff piled up on us this month, and for the next few months, so we’re having a small, modest party at a pizza place.

OPAH - Photo Project 9:00pm

9:00pm – Jorge, Mario, Mary, Noelia and I made a quick spur-of-the-moment run to Wal-Mart (Mom stayed with my kiddos). We hadn’t had dinner so I munched on Combos while Mario and Jorge munched on teriyaki beef jerky.

OPAH - Photo Project 10:00pm

10:00pm – I got into the shower after cleaning up when we got home from Wal-Mart.

OPAH - Photo Project 11:00pm

11:00pm – Watching George Lopez’s new comedy on HBO while we were in bed (and while Alaethia was having a bottle). This was also around the time Mario went to Whataburger and picked up a sinful dinner for burgers for us. We planned to just not eat dinner, but we were starving and too lazy to make something at home. And then I wonder how I gained 2 pounds!

We stayed up for another 2 hours since Alaethia refused to go to sleep, and to let the food “go down” of course!

My Routine

Hamburger Helper is surely to become my best friend. I like not having to actually think of what to make for dinner–just tossing everything from a box into a pan (with water, milk, and cooked beef of course). That’s why I have like .5 seconds to actually update.

Wow, this American Idol finale is pretty darn cool. I love the songs they’ve been singing and they’ve had some big stars singing. All the contestants that got voted off sang so nicely. I love how Katherine and Taylor sing–I wonder who’s going to win??

Anyway, I’m learning more and more at work–thank God I can say that and not that I’m a total failure. I was already giving up on myself yesterday since I got kind of nervous thinking they were expecting me to do everything by the 3rd day. I was also starting to feel like I was intruding and being a pest to Emma and Eliza, but Eliza assured me today that I’m doing great and they’re not tired of me LOL. When I got home yesterday John told me his car’s messing up again and Mom told me they found a lump in her breast according to her mammogram. Her doctor says he’s not too worried about it. I’m praying that it’s nothing bad, too.

I already have a meeting to go to next Wednesday at 9a.m. I was nervous since I thought I was going to have to go on my own all the way to Edinburg, but Mr. Y. asked Eliza if she’d accompany me and she said yes, yay!

We found out during a conversation we were having that we’re both 24 and we both graduated a year early and then had our babies. Aww. I sort of figured she was around my age. It’s pretty cool to have things in common.

Work seems to fly by–when I’m busy. There was a span of about 30 minutes where I really wasn’t doing anything and time felt like it just slivered like molasses. But yeah, once lunch gets there it’s all cake after that. I went to eat lunch with Aunt Nora and her friend (that also works there) today. We ate at Lotus–love that place :). I had fun listening to Aunt Nora and Lisa talk and make jokes. I didn’t feel awkward at all :).

I closed the “book” again today. I’m getting the hang of it, even though I had a few questions here and there. I’m so glad that Emma and Eliza are so patient–I think I would have yelled at me to be quiet by now LOL. But I have to give myself some credit, too. I think I’m doing pretty good.

OH MY GOSH, TAYLOR WONNNN!! That’s so cool. I think both of them will have good careers, though. Now that I look at him closely, Taylor’s kind of handsome with that salt-n-pepper hair, heh. My God, they’re going to set him on fire with all those pyrotechnics!

Anyway, I went to the mall to get John’s gift from Mom after work (it’s his 19th birthday!), so I got home late and am barely eating dinner. I didn’t even get to offer my father-in-law food since he’s already in bed. He eats really early. Getting home late kind of messed up my routine…funny how after only two days I already developed a routine. Get up at 6a.m., leave to work, get there at 7:45, work, lunch is from around 11-1p.m., work, get out of work at 5:30 (they like to leave right on time, yay!), get home around 6, relax and spend time with the kids for about an hour. Start making dinner at 7 and get the boys in the shower, get the boys out around 7:30, eat at 8p.m., iron at 8:30, get the kids in bed and take a shower around 9, get out around 9:15 (I’ve learned how to take quick showers!), spend time with Mario and then go to bed at around 10:30-10:45.

So that means that I’m behind schedule. Goody! Time to rush. Mario’s barely getting home so I’m probably not going to spend that much time with him. I can’t wait till my day off on Monday.

I love this! I already get an extra day off. AND I get paid EVERY Tuesday!

Okay, now I’m really going to iron, I swear.

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Oh, My Lungs…

I can’t stand this effing cough. Somehow, in the middle of this heat, I ended up getting a cold–which has proven to be one of the worst ones this year (although I should knock-on-wood because it could be worse *knocks*). It’s those dry, nasty coughs that make your throat itch so much you feel like you’re going to barf. And my nose! It won’t stop running. Grr.

So let’s see…Saturday was spent in town, like all day. We picked the pictures up at Walgreens which turned out really nice. We went to see Gramma at the nursing home, then went to Target, where I was going to pick out either a bedset or rug–my Mother’s Day gift from Mom. No such luck at the Target at Las Tiendas. They were out of the duvet cover that I wanted and I didn’t like any of the rugs. Well, I liked some, but I had to find something that would match our awkward green floor and the beige futon cover I want to get for the futon and nothing matched. We went to Ross, where we only found about a thousand Mexican tourists, as usual. I tell you, they need to declare a day, like Tuesday, a day that tourists can come and shop over here, and for a few hours only. I swear, I can NEVER find a parking space at the mall or Las Tiendas because someone with a license plate from Mexico is in them. Blah.

We went to Kohl’s afterwards, where the kids behaved horribly. I was trying to look at the rugs and candleholders and the kids were running around. I was afraid they’d knock something over so I gave them a designated place to sit. Of course that didn’t work out–they were crawling and kicking eachother. I grabbed them by the hands and pulled them up and started walking out the door. All I was doing was holding their hands and lecturing them when Jaylen starts screaming, “Ow! Stop! YOU’RE HURTING ME!!” You can imagine the look on people’s faces. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone dialed CPS. I look around and smile and hiss down to Jaylen, “Quit saying that! I’m not doing anything to you!” and smile again as we passed other people that were scowling and shaking their heads at me. Darn child–he sure knows how to make me hurry out of a store. Please believe he got a pinch on the arm when we got to the car–which he hates more than an actual spank on the butt.

We went to the Target that was down the block and I found the perfect rug there. Two actually, but the other one was mostly red and super bright and Mario would have hated it. We got one with earth tones and it was perfect because it matched the floor tile perfectly. We decided to make Gramma a corkboard scrapbook for Mother’s Day, so we got the supplies for that.

I stopped by Mario’s work to show him my new rug (hah, sounds dirty) and he loved it. He asked John to drive the Sentra back home and wanted me to pick him up after work since Albert and Jannett had invited us to watch the fight (de la Hoya against Mayorga).

I got ready that night, took clothes for Mario and we went. The fight was showing at Jannett’s parent’s house and they couldn’t get the channel to work. Turns out the idiots at Timewarner screwed up and didn’t put in the order correctly. Jannett called her cousin and we went to watch the fight at his house. It was so awesome the way de la Hoya kicked Mayorga’s arrogant ass.

What did we do Sunday. OH YES, now I remember. It was my brilliant idea to take the living room apart and rearrange furniture. We took the old, blue rug out, put the new one in and moved the desk and computer and all the crap on it to the other side of the living room. Of course, with computers come wires and that was just a mess. It took us all day to arrange everything. And we still didn’t get to center the entertainment center with the rug and futon since the turtle’s tank is on it and it’s heavy.

Can’t remember much from Monday and Tuesday. The usual happened. Except Eenan went on a field trip to a ranch that day.

Tuesday evening was spent with Mom at Michael’s looking for more stickers and embellishments to put on Gramma’s gift. Eenan had a Mother’s Day program on Wednesday afternoon. He was great–his class danced to a hip-hoppish song and sang a cute song called, “My Mom”, or something like that. All the other classes did such a good job too. They had two mariachis sing for us and then we had cake.

Mario and I rented movies last night, but he spent too long talking to Chris outside his house so by the time we got home I was falling asleep. After about 30 minutes of watching the movie I went to bed. Hopefully we can watch one of the others today. I rented Like Water for Chocolate, woo!

Spent today scrapbooking. I’d like to continue but these damn boogers don’t let me look down for more than 5 seconds at a time. And I still have to make dinner and clean up the living room (scrapbooking stuff EVERYWHERE) and wash dishes. Blah.

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