Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Excuse the repeat. this is great.

I found this on someone else's blog and it really is too good and funny I couldn't resist. I had to repost. So stop your whinning and enjoy the show. :D

Monday, November 24, 2008

10 random things

Got this from Susan and Amy

Ten Random Things

1. Magazines subscribed to - Interweave, Craft:

2. Aside from knitting, my favorite pastimes are - hmmm I don't really have much time for anything else. Watching movies with the family. I guess. ;)

3. If I were not a SAHM (insert your own profession) I would be- a graphic designer, or a creative designer for movies. :D Travel agent sounds good too.

4. I am irrationally worried about - you name it. I'm a worry wart.

5. If I were the opposite sex - I would probably be gay, I'm not into chicks. :D But the men would have to be very manly, not girly. YKWIM lol

6. The thing I miss most about childhood is - my best friend.

7. I like to collect - yarn, 1 new Christmas ornament a year.

8. Though I've never been there, I feel inexplicably homesick for - Germany, I'm not sure homesick is the right word. I just really would like to go. On that note we can add, Japan, Ireland, Chile and Puerto Rico to that list too. the list could go forever but that's my top five. Not in any particular order.

9. I've never really liked to eat - Tomatoes, and cooked carrots.

10. When I have nightmares, they're usually about - Loosing my children. It's recurring, and the reactions from everyone in the dream is "so what you can have other children can't you?" the look of apathy and emptiness in there eyes is exasperating.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Missing a little bit of home.

Let me explain. :D Home is here but I'm a big girl now and I'm married and have kids. What I miss is a little bit of my dad's cookin'. He passed a way over 12 years ago.
So I packed up my little partner in crime his diaper bag and some drinks and we headed across town to the Boricua Food Market. Got some green banlalala(like my little man says, [it's bananas]), green plantains, frozen cassava, and other various roots, and last but not least sans souci salted cod without the bones. Since we were there I had to buy some new little tasty treats like cookies and stuff that you can't find in the local grocery store. The baby danced to some Puerto Rican Christmas songs that were playing in the shop, as he chowed down on some Goya Plantain chips.
He's more like his momma in that respect, I can't resist the urge to shimmy and dance if I hear a good beat. :D I just might have someone to dance with me at weddings when I'm an old lady. :D

Every year I make a Christmas Pork Roast, a traditional Puerto Rican dish for many occasions but in our family is was mainly Christmas. This year I ordered mine pre-marinaded. Especially made by the shop owners. Until then I will patiently wait for my call to tell me that my pernil is ready for pick up. WoooHOOo!!

I love going there. It's like going to visit an uncle, always happy to see ya and greeted with a bright and warm smile.

Monday, November 10, 2008

What a weekend.

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Originally uploaded by mousepotatozone
For a week that started off a little on the nutty side, this past weekend was for a lack of a better word GREAT!

Friday was a little bit of a blur, but who cares. :D
Saturday was just tops Mary and I started off with a little trip to Kid 'n Ewe in the little town of Boerne. It was nice, not to crowded. I went with a specific agenda in mind. 1. Fondle the alpaca yarn. Check. 2. Nuzzle some buffalo skein. Check. 3. Check out and maybe by some Plain and Fancy wool. Check. 4. Visit and get some more Brooks Farm. Check.
Mission accomplished.

After a long day of walking around we decided to go heckle our friend David while he taught a class on how to properly photograph your knitted goods or various objects.

But the day was still missing something. So we called up our best bud Michelle and met her for laughs and good eats Sushi Zushi.
With our bellies full and our hearts content we said good night. And Mary and I kept catching each others yawns. HEEHEE. We were a little tired.

I was going to meet them the next day at our weekly meet up spot but, since I left hubby alone all day on Saturday I thought I should stick around and hang out with the family. I have to say it was quite pleasant. Put some clothes away, remnants from the move still linger in our bedroom, not everything has a home yet. After the baby woke up from his long nap we gather up the boys and ate dinner and headed to the park. We let the littlest one take the lead and he ran the whole trail. It was too funny, still revved up with plenty of energy we let him scamper around in the playground. He would have stayed there all night. It was already dark and he didn't want to leave. He screamed and cried when daddy picked him up.
After that we remembered we needed eggs and milk so we took the cranky kiddos to Walmart. I don't have to tell you that wasn't fun, but we survived.
We watched the new episode of Trueblood and finished with more questions than when the show started. I can't wait till the next episode, too bad there are only 2 more to go.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

This is for you.

I have some awesome friends, and I am always grateful for that. At this moment I have some dear friends that are going through some trails in their lives. This songs says so much. From one friend to another, I dedicate this to you. Or if you are of a deeper faith and believe that this is something a higher power is saying to you. Just know that there are people out there that love you and are praying for you.

I will post the lyrics. But go get the Kleenex first.


A loss that would have thrown
A hole through anybody's soul
And you were only human after all
So don't hold back the tears my dear
Release them so your eyes can clear
I know that you will rise again
But you gotta let them fall
I wish that I could snap my fingers
Erase the past but no
You cannot rewind reality
Once the tape's unrolled

If your spirit's broken and you can't bear the pain
I will help you put the pieces back
A little more each day
And if your heart is locked and you can't find the key
Lay your head upon my shoulder
I'll set you free
I'll be your security

A moment of despair
That forces you to say that life's unfair
It makes you scared of what tomorrow may bring
But don't go giving into fear
Stop hiding all alone in there
The show keeps going on and on
But you'll miss the whole damn thing
I wish I had a crystal ball to see what the future holds
But we don't know how the story ends till it's all been told


On any clock upon the wall
The time is always now
So baby kiss the past goodbye
Don't let the future blow your mind
Just sit back and chill
Take things as they come
You can't be afraid
To live for today
I will be with you each step of the way

[Chorus (2x)]

I see the light

There is a light at the end of my tunnel.
I'm posting tonight because I have had enough coffee to last me a few days. Today was the last day of my final online course. I have 3 Classes to Clep out of. So basically only 3 tests to go, and I will have my Bachelors.

I can't believe that I'm finally almost done with all this mess, and in the middle of that I have managed to juggle a full house. I have failed to take care of myself so now that this is all said and done with maybe I can focus on me and start a regular exercise program and since I'll be getting enough sleep then maybe it will be successful. No sleep = a failed attempt at weightloss or anything else. It just doesn't work.

I can knit now, and not feel guilty that I have to be working on something.

No parties yet until I get that piece of paper, but it's close. OOOOH so close I can taste it.

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