I was sitting here, quietly tapping the keys, trying to figure out where to start and it hit me that: I used to be so much better at this blogging thing 5 years ago! How the heck would I remember so much crap? Especially those times when I’d update weekly, as I have been. Old age, how I loathe thee…
Anyway, Monday was a rush in the morning, like always due to our meeting, and then the rest of the day draaaaaged on. It was awful. But after work Emmos, Mom and I visited Gramma and decorated her room for Halloween :). We stayed while she ate dinner and Mom helped her and then we came home and I started making dinner: baked chicken with gravy and green bean casserole. My Babe got home and we all ate dinner and then, after stalling for a few hours, we finally worked out…after 2 whole weeks of not doing anything. We’d been doing so well, too!
I felt refreshed the next morning since we went to bed early. I was greeted by Rosie, as I usually am, heh, and she’d brought the Coach bag she’d been telling me about. I fell in love! She’d only used it a few times and had a matching wallet. And I could give her payments!!
If I recall correctly, I think that was the morning I went out to recruit more exhibitors for my event. I got a few people saying they were interested, but I’d have to wait during the week to see if I’d get any calls. I got back to work and it was already time to go to lunch, so I went to pay a bill. I stopped by Michael’s right afterwards and bought a few supplies to make an autumn wreath. I love some of the ones they had, but no way was I about to spend $30-$80. I didn’t even want to spend $15. There were a few wreaths outside in the bins and I found one that wasn’t too ugly. I’d have to pluck out a few broken twigs and leaves, but with a nice bow and some glittery leaves and beads I was sure I could make it look better. I found all those things, and the little flower pots I needed for a project and braced myself; the wreath I got didn’t have a price tag. The line at the register was taking forever and I was SUPER nervous about getting to work late, but when it was finally my turn and the cashier rang up the wreath at $14.99 and gave it to me for $4.99 because of the broken leaves I felt much better!! All the supplies for the wreath came out to about $7 total! AND I made it to work with 2 minutes to spare!
I ate lunch in a flash and the rest of my day went by pretty fast. I got home and got some ice cream from the Ice Cream Man, per Emily’s request. That’s one of her favorite things, and I was so glad she was cooperative when I told her we were putting them in the freezer till after dinner, heh. I made enchiladas while I started on my wreath. Emily sat right next to me and “helped” :). Here are the pieces:
And here is the completed wreath:
Now I totally want to make a Christmas one!
My babe got home and we ate while we watched XFactor and then a movie, but I can’t remember which one because I fell asleep, buaha.
What I remember about Wednesday was that work was FREEZING. I could NOT get comfortable and that’s because I took a sweater with me. I was grateful that work was over that day, I remember that much, heh.
I met Patches from KTEX that day when I stopped by a store on my way home to enter a raffle for the Cold Can’s tour. I was too busy being responsible when we had extra money and paid more on a bill instead of buying the tickets when Jorge told me to. *sigh* Of course we didn’t win LOL.
I rushed home to spend time with Emmos before Mario picked her up. I went to HEB to get a few things once it was confirmed that Jorge’s mom, Javi, Briana and the kids were visiting that night. It was the quickest trip to HEB, ever, thank God. Under 30 minutes! No matter what I need to buy, it always takes over an hour there, grr.
I got home and started on the lasagna and prepared the salads and garlic bread. Jorge got here just as the family was and I was about done layering the lasagna. It was great seeing everyone and we caught up on stuff (drama, life in general, etc.) and once we ate we watched “Walking Dead”. They only got to stay a bit since Nick had school the next morning, but it was nice :).
I went in late the next day since I had to cut back a few hours. I took my time getting ready and making my coffee :). I got a few more exhibitors that day and started calling up on people to make sure they were still on board. My boss and I had a meeting and cross-referenced our lists; he had a few more exhibitors I didn’t know about! So that’s great. Now I just need to get…22 more. Ay Dios Mio!
I got out of work and went straight to pick up the kiddos. I braved Peter Piper Pizza alone with them and they did really well :). Emily, my little tornado, had a few moments (she didn’t want to leave the little car she was riding when the food was ready so she screamed, and when it was time to leave she had a small fit, too–but she did really well otherwise!).
I behaved myself and had two thin pieces of pizza that equaled to one :P. They played a while and I took them back to Mario’s. I got home, my babe ate while we did a crossword on his iPad and then we went to Red Mango. We drove around and saw some projects he’s working on and then we came home and enjoyed our frozen yogurts while we watched Pirates of the Caribbean.
The weather on Friday was AWESOME. It was 60 degrees out. I wanted nothing more than to be lazy under the covers with my babe, reading a book and drinking Abuelita chocolate! But I had a meeting to get ready for and prepared my layouts and exhibitor lists and went to pick up DELIA’S TAMALES for my lunch meeting!!! We had some coffee and I (only) had 3 LOL. We’re doing pretty well with our upcoming event, but we still have a bit to go. I hope everything goes smoothly since we have about 20 days to go!
I got out early and picked up the kiddos. We stopped by Walmart to get some stuff for dinner. Of course I ended up with tons of extra stuff they threw in the cart >_<. I get home and realize we have tons of leftovers and the kids got Lunchables so I didn't have to cook! That's always great, heh. The girls and I sat outside with Jorge in the cool breeze while he watched the Rangers game. I came inside once Junior and Rick joined him to watch movies with the kiddos. The girls fell asleep with Mom, Jaylen was busy playing XBox so it was just Eenan and me. We took forever picking something and eventually he chose "6Teen" LOL. Of course I'd end up falling asleep. I woke up around 1:30am because my leg was hurting (I fell asleep with it uncovered, grr) and Eenan was already asleep. I washed my face and then I was fully awake so I went outside with the guys. I caught the end of "Gattica" I think it was and once Jr. left we came inside and went to bed. I COULD NOT fall asleep!! I woke up when Jorge did this morning and ironed his pants. I couldn't go back to sleep so I went to HEB to get milk and a stuff to make tortilla soup with. It's the perfect weather for it! I made the kiddos banana pancakes, which they requested, and bacon. I'm so proud of myself; I only had one small pancake and 2 strips of bacon (What? I can't say no to bacon!!) and my coffee of course but I used the "Skinny" creamer Briana gave me. I'm gonna have to get some more, it's really good! The hours flew by. By the time I knew it, it was time to make lunch and then the girls and I picked up my babe from work since he was nearby and was going to have lunch at home ♥. Don't wanna brag, but, that was some AWESOME tortilla soup! We lazied around and then Emily and I dropped him off and put gas in the van. And now it's 5pm and the girls want to go to the park and I still have to get the kids their pumpkins to carve/paint. It's gonna be a great night!