Thursday, January 27, 2011


For my five followers which i greatly appreciate, as you guys are bloggers as well. I have no idea how some can blog on a daily basis.  I am working very hard on getting to that point. and coming up with a schedule of sorts as to what I want this Blog to be. 

I am always on the search for self accomplishment and this is one of those things as was my training for my 5k.  I will continue that training as soon as it is nice outside again. (will the snow/winter go away).   I just need to move to a warmer place.

I must say I have been workign very hard a blog post, about my life that I really wanted to share. But its taken me 2 days and I am still not done, but I will be done...soon.

So happly blogging to all.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Popcorn Anyone!!!

Yesterday As I was going through my souly dedicated email account to Blog mail... I clicked on my daily email from Thought of a Mommy and right nowshe has a great giveaway for 4 popcorn bowls and Popcorn from World Market....(one of my favorite stores).

I hope I win!  Cause those bowls look adorable.

So go and check her giveaway out.

Click Here

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I over extend myself....

How do you learn to say NO!

I have a list a mile long of things I have somehow said I would do:

1. fill out Jose's online applications to 2 places.
2. Make cousin's quince invitations. (she needs 300, can we say mini wedding WTF)
3. Call the rec center for Mother in law , cause her daughter called me to see if I could call and ask a question about membership ( now neither one of these ladies have language barriers, so why they call me I don't know, maybe I am more knowledgeable in this area)
4. Go to Johnos and find out when baseball sign up starts ( like I really have the time to go)

All these things seem minoot, but in the grand scheme of things I work a full time job with odd hoursso I can take the kids to school (8:30-5pm) which means by the time I get out of work everything is closed.  and I am a Mom and wife.

Mole Doña what

I  can count the times that we had special occasions that always included one of Mexico's traditional foods  'MOLE'.  No its not a mole...furry and cute....It's a delicate sauce that is mouth watering.

when we think of Mole we think of those special occasions... My sister Maria's Quince(catilian), My mom made a huge pot of this sauce and it was poored over chicken.  You must experience it to know the delicacy it brings to your mouth.  My son's 1st birthday.  My parent's 25th anniversary. the occasions are countless.

I personally make it a few times a month in a small batch but I cheat I use the best mole secert ever:

I pesonally add a few extra ingridients to thier directions... which included a few teaspons of brown Sugar and about 4 REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups .

The result is my kids devouring this dish and they always refer to it as the chocolate sauce. 
" You made the choclate sauce, my favorite! mom"

Traditionally in mexico there is along process to make this sauce and most likely thier is usually some sort of celebration to follow, a wedding, a family get together, a birthday. 

 For me making this it brings back the memories of childhood, and my kids they know I make it with love.  My own twist to a tradition. Cause everyday with them is a special one.  We count our blessings at the end of the day a good or bad one we are one big family.

But the biggest question of all is what to do with the glass cups when you use all the paste.  I have been searching for ideas other then using for drinking I do. But what else could you do with these glass cups any suggestions?

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Hire....

So they have officially hired a new receptionist/ invoicing helper...

she is older then what I expected...and she doesn't take notes so to me that means she may not be as receptive.

Oddly they didnt ask me to train her, they asked the girl that is going to a different position to train her.
Now my issues have been with the way the current girl does her work and how she has not learned everything and half asses things so why n earth would you have her train the new girl.

God only knows.... so please stay tuned for my desperate ranting of this situation.

Although I have learned from previous times that I am not to become friends with these new people or I will not be taken yes I have learned and grown from my past mistakes.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Who Controls You

I wrote this a few weeks back but forgot to post but this is just how I was feeling at the moment...Things are much better now......

What to do when you feel you are being pushed in so many directions....when you feel you don't want to give up on something that you yearn.

What to do when your love ones say hurtful words that may be true to an extent but yet they have not lived through any of this.

What to do when you love someone and all you want them to do is admit thier wrong doing and prove to you what you already know about them; that they can be a great person.

But everyone wants you to leave everything you have worked hard for and call it quits but how do you come to terms with that. 

Also then they throw the dad card around... are you kidding me.

for once in my life stop expecting everything from me.   I was that perfect girl growing up and even then what did that get me.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Movies, Movies and More Movies

I love to watch movies, Redbox you should have a reward program cause I would be a priemier member!

Well besides renting movies i defineately like to own movies and wining movies is even better. 
Why you may ask????

Cause they dont burn wholes in my pockets...let's be honest who realy likes to pay $15-$30 for a new movie.   Well I sure don't and with  my brood you better believe I try to get as much free stuff as I possibly can.

So my great movie giveaway finds are the following:

1. Two of a kind working on a full house has a great movie pack giveaway... from the movies featured on Family Movie Nights brought to you by Walmart And P&G which have aired on different networks within the last few months. The prize pack  includes  the past THREE movies"Secrets of The Mountain", "Jenson Project" and "A Walk in My Shoes".

2. The Mommy Files has a great giveaway for a fun family movie "Opposite Day"...who wouldn't want to trade places. but having the kids run the world now that is somethign we all want to see or as kids we really imagined.  So this movie is a must win.... I mean see.

3. Over at Honest & Truly Reviews....  she has a great giveaway Avatar (Blu-Ray) awesome is that I must say that i truely enjoyed this movie and now we can win it.

4.  At Almost Crazy Coupon Lady she has a great giveaway for the movie
Going The Distance , its a  Romantic Comedy DVD+BluRay.

So I have truely found a movie for everyone in my family....lets cross our fingers and light a candle to the saints. And hope I win.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The things kids do...or say...

God I love my child A, the ultimate Star War Fan...., with the economy as I have mentioned our lives really changed.  We had to pull our kids out of the Private School , St Peters, that we so dearly loved, there were 100 students in the whole school...great community everyone was like family.

A was definitely effected by this and we told him that as long as his dad found a job we would send him back to the private school next year; meaning next school year.   We the smart and anxious kid that he is, he figured it was going to be next year after xmas break.  So what does my poor baby do.... he packs his desk before leaving for xmas break in December.  When I was organizing the closet I noticed his backpack was a bit too heavy so I inspected and to my surprise all his stuff was in his backpack. I asked, " Did you get homework for xmas break."  He replied without hesitation, "NO!"  I say, "So why is your backpack full of stuff."  He replies; " Remember I am going back to St Peters next year, January 1."

My poor baby i had to break it him that its not til next school year.

I guess sometimes we don't realize how much things truly affect our children and when we promise something we need to stick to our promises.