Friday, March 30, 2007

March Update – Part 2

March 11-15
On Sunday morning we left Pensacola Beach and headed to Orlando. The drive was pleasant but we discovered that our daughter does not share our “Is not the destination is the journey” attitude. “Mom, can I watch a movie?” “No, Baby Girl you have never been here before so why don’t you look out the window?” She replies “It is all trees, I have already seen them before” “Ok, you can watch a movie”.

We arrived at our hotel and checked in. One of the things we did for this trip was choose hotels that were a little more economical, like the Marriott’s Residence Inn - still not cheap, but cheaper than a full service Marriott. I don’t think we will ever do that again. Anyway, the next day I got sick and decided to save my energy for Magic Kingdom, so JR took the kids across the street to Sea World. I got a much needed rest.

The next day we headed to Magic Kingdom, something I will never do again during Spring Break. The park was packed. Crazy people were waiting an hour and thirty minutes - 1:30!! to ride the Big Mountain Thunder Railroad!! The ride is only 90 seconds long. I just love the Fast Pass feature because without it I don’t think we would have gotten on any of the rides.

On Wednesday we had tickets to see the Astros play the Braves in Kissimmee. I loved it. The players and the action are so close. It is a lot quainter than going to Minute Maid Park; it reminded me of community theatre. Hey!! There is a Panamenian on the team this year, his name is Carlos Lee. So, if you guys go to Minute Maid Park and see a crazy lady waving a Panamenian flag you all know it is me.

On Thursday we packed our bags and made our way to Miami, FL. Our hotel was in Coconut Grove, ok, for my Massachusetts friends – Coconut Grove is where 95 ends. Wow, I thought that was cool. I honestly did not like Miami at all. I don’t know whether it had to do with me getting my finger smashed by the car door or the hotel, but I just did not like it. The one good thing was that my awesome purses did get recognized, something that never happens in Houston.

To be continued…

Thursday, March 29, 2007

March Update – PART 1

Ok, I have been a bad blogger. I did not realize how long it has been until Greg emailed me and told me he missed me (ok, not exactly those words, but I knew what he meant)…thanks Greg.

March has been kinda crazy, the kids have been sick; I have been sick and busy with the sick kids, so all around a lot of fun. Something fun that did come out in March was Harrison’s bday – he had a fabulous car party, and Spring Break.

Vacations are always fun, we are a little crazy when it comes to planning because we usually come up with an idea and a couple of hours later everything is booked and we are ready to go, even though it might be months before we actually leave. Our vacation process works like this…”JR I really want to see Wicked again, but I do not want to see it in Houston again” “You know, wouldn’t it be awesome to go to London!” “Yes, Chica it would be great” So we start researching, London was a little too cold for me in March. So I find out that Wicked is in Miami during Baby Girl’s Spring Break. That is perfect weather!! At the same time JR tells me that the Astros’ Spring Training is in Kissimmee, just down the street from Miami. So everything is set, we will drive to Miami and stop along the way!!

March 9 – March 11
That was early release day for Baby Girl, and also Character Book Day, which I think should be another post all together, but I will tell you guys about it here. Anyway Character Book Day is when all the kids get to dress up as a character from a book and parade around the school carrying the book where they are from. Baby Girl went dressed up as Belle from Beauty and The Beast. I think it is the craziest thing that the kids get to dress up on a random day, but not on Halloween!!

The day was slow going. We were supposed to be packed and ready to go by noon, but it did not happen like that. We did not actually leave our house to close to 3pm. Our first stop was Pensacola Beach, FL. I don’t know what happened but the trip took forever. We are a driving family. We have driven to Boston, Panama City Beach, and Las Vegas from Houston, so a trip to Pensacola should be nothing. Maybe we were just so ready to get there, but the trip seemed like an eternity. Oh, yes, I almost forgot. It was The Sequels first huge car trip. I don’t know whether he got car sick or just felt like puking, but he would just open his mouth and stuff would come out. Since it was dark I could not see where the chunks landed so by the time we got to Pensacola my pants were covered in puke!

Pensacola Beach was a little cold. My laying on the sand sipping a frozen drink did not happen. The kids did have fun on the pool. The beach looked amazing. That night we went for a drive and (JR will be upset that I am mentioning this) our car got stuck in the sand. It took us two hours, a tow truck, and $60 to get us out. I think it is those moments that make a vacation memorable. I mean any one can go to Pensacola, but how many people get two hours to think of different ways to get a car out of the sand? Those are laughs no one else has.

To be continued…

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Yippie for Me!

I finally and I mean FINALLY broke down and got myself a new camera. I have been wanting an SLR for a while now, but for some reason or another never got around to getting one. My G5 is getting slow and taking pictures of the kids with that camera has been hard - by the time the camera focuses the kids are a mile down the road! Do not get me wrong the G5 has been amazing, but it was time for a change. Anyway, Ritz was running a special - No tax, No shipping, and a $50 GC! Wow, I could not resist!!

I put the $50 GC to good use. I got me another lens and a memory card.

Since we will be going on vacation for Spring Break I can not wait to use it. The camera is super fast and I have actually seen open eyes!! None of those weird expressions - eyes and mouth half open looks, man this is going to be fun.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Hey guys, Happy Valentine's Day!!

Isn't this necklace awesome? It is called Melting Love. I love it.


Much Love, Chica

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Grammy Awards

The only things notable about the ceremony were the horrendous sound system and the announcement that Scarlett Johansson has decided to become a singer. I really think that the Grammy Awards is not the place to make such announcements especially in front of actual singers that have worked very hard to get where they are.

I have never really liked Scarlett as a matter of fact I consider her an overrated actress, she always has the same lost look on her face. I don’t know what people rave about.

Anyway, about her singing career, I don’t know what kind of music she will sing or if she is with a band or single, all I know is that is a bad idea. Just because she woke up one day completely bored and decided to give music a try does not make her a singer. I don’t know, I guess she always has her acting career to fall back on.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Mother Nature You Are Going Down

I am kicking Mother Nature’s ass as soon as I get a hold of her. How dare you Mother Nature?!! How dare you give me hopes that it will be nice and warm and take that away from me overnight? I slept last night in shorts and a t-shirt, no socks, no flannel two-piece pajamas that keep getting bunched up on my upper arm or leg. This morning I woke up searching for socks, you suck!

My brown skin is starting to loose its natural healthy glow, I am looking pasty and chalky. I am starting to get whiter than the checkout line at Ann Taylor. That just ain't right. Mother Nature you are going down!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Baby News

I went to the Dr’s yesterday. It was my first baby appointment and for some reason I made it at 9AM in the morning, which would have been fine for a regular appointment, but not for one when you are going to meet a doctor for the first time, specially since we were are going to get intimate kinda fast. I was worried especially at 8am when I saw myself in the mirror and noticed that I had not groomed myself in a long, long time, I mean there is really has been no reason to, I mean JR and I have been married for so long that he no longer cares how it looks down there. He is happy just being near it.

Anyway, I did not want to do anything drastic, but for some forsaken reason I could not find the grooming scissors (my house has been at such a disarray that I am lucky to find anything) and I refuse to do anything with the razor, I just did not want that fresh cut look, I wanted the doctor to think that I maintain myself. I finally found the scissors and went to work taking just a little off the top and sides, like I said nothing too drastic just a “cared for look”.

Forty-five minutes later we were on our way to the Docs. After they get all the pertinent information they tell me to take my pants and underwear off, see, we get close kinda fast (I was just glad that I had laid out a nice pair of underwear and socks the night before). When JR saw me he definitely noticed the difference a little trim makes. The Doc says that I am due around September 18 and gave us this first picture of our unborn child, I present to you “The Last Episode”.

Monday, February 05, 2007

Did it Stop Raining?

Last week I went to lunch with Elaine. It was kinda funny that I have putting off having lunch with her until it stopped raining; I really hate cold weather and really detest cold weather and rain. Anyway, after planning we decided to meet on Wednesday, a whole 36 hours after it stopped raining, I just thought that it would be nice and dry by then, but that was not the case. When I woke up it was dark and dreary outside, yuck. We were destined to meet in the rain.

We had a really nice lunch, her treat!! Thanks Elaine. On the way out she said that I looked like it was 30 degrees outside. I don’t know what the deal is with me, but I have been freezing to death. Yes, I know it is only 40 or 50 outside, but I am really, really cold. I don’t know if it is because I am pregnant (The Last Episode on the way, but that is another post all together) or maybe there is something really wrong with me. I keep telling JR that we need to move to a warmer climate. I can just imagine me telling people that the reason I now live in the Florida Keys is because it is just too cold in Houston.

How are things with you guys anyway? Yes, I keep telling myself that I need to blog more and I do think of interesting stuff to think about, but never really get around to doing it. I thought of writing a synopsis of my daily going-ons, but thought that to be too boring. Or maybe some of you might find it interesting that I actually started cleaning the upstairs, used to be exercise room, now business control center. The room was to the point that I could not walk in there. I was really bugging me and I decided to do something about it.

Tomorrow you ask – I might enlighten you all with some laundry, I am using the new Gain Joyful Expressions detergent. Sometimes, you just need a little change.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Drug Issues Already?!!

The best time to catch up with your current events is when you are standing near the checkout counter waiting to be rung up. How else are you going to find out that Britney’s publicity pics have to be touched up because she looks like crap in every other magazine you open? Or what Brad and Angie are up to?

Anyway, as I am standing there I read that Paula Abdul has a drug problem. Not at all weird since a couple of seasons ago we were told that she spiked her coke with adult beverages. I mean, after having to listen to some really bad singers an addition is pretty understandable.

This season I had not seen signs of the “problem” until tonight. Did anyone else notice how weird she was behaving? And the fact that she had to leave early because of “family issues”? The whole thing was weird, and honestly I did not like the new Paula. She was as obnoxious as Simon!! That is just not good.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

American Idol Dreams

American Idol is getting inside my head and inside my dreams. I think it is kinda funny and hope I am not the only person this happens to, but don’t you think you sound so much better after hearing all those poor souls on TV? I find myself singing louder than usual and I actually think I sound good. Then I stop and realize that those delusions are what drive thousands of people to seek stardom on American Idol. I better be glad I no longer qualify or else I would be one of those fools on the tube.

Anyway, last night I had my first ever American Idol dream. I dreamt that I was one of the finalists – I saw myself on stage and all made up (I looked marvelous!) – and guess what song I was singing? Guess? I was actually singing George Michael’s Last Christmas. I don’t think I was going to win with that one. I do like the song, ok, I like it a lot and I am sad the radio stations only play it around Christmas, but I don’t think I could win American Idol with that song alone.

I do have a bone to pick with AI. I just don’t like the way they make people feel bad for the way they look. Ok, I can understand bad fashion sense, or bad hair, and being totally off on the make-up application, but to make fun of someone’s appearance, something they can not change, it is totally wrong!! Two thumbs way down to AI in that department. Booooo.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Woo, Hoo!!

Oh, Yeah! American Idol is Back!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Where is Chica?

I am so very glad that I did not make any New Year resolutions this year because I would of broke them all by now. One of my resolutions every year is to blog more frequently and as you can see I would have failed miserably! And do not even get me started on the eating better and exercise resolution.

Where have I been you ask? Well, I am hanging out, enjoying my days as an unemployed woman. I have been trying to connect with old friends and I am in the process of making some new ones, who knew that making friends could be so difficult, is worst than dating! (at least with a date you get a free meal). I have been going out to lunch, quiet frequently (which would have blown my “stop eating out so much” resolution), and trying to meet people. I don’t know, how do people make friends now days? Maybe I should put out a personal ad. I am laughing now just thinking about it.

Ok, so I am jobless. The question I get asked everyday is, how does it feel? Well, it really feels like a phantom pain, you know like someone that looses an arm or a leg, they still feel the sensation of the limb, but when they look it is not there. Well, that is exactly how it feels. I still feel the job around me, like if there is something that I am forgetting to do. It is so weird not to have to be attached to my phone all the time.

Ok, guys just wanted to say hi! I promise to be around more of ten in 2007. Well, ok, you guys all know how I am about resolutions ;)