Thursday, February 25, 2010

wish me luck... I think

I am undecided if I want luck or not today. 

Weird, yes... I know.  But here's the deal.

I unwittingly put myself in the position to possible get a job.  A potentially great opportunity crossed my path on Tuesday, so I submitted my resume to see if they would even consider me.  WELL... I received a call yesterday from the recruiter and they are really excited about my resume and want to do a telephone interview like now.   So I scheduled the interview for today at noon.

The job is great, with a really strong and growing company, that is WORLD WIDE!!! I did some research last night and it looks like this company has no where else to go but up... I mean this would be a really secure job, those are not really easy to find in this wonderful economy we have.

Potential for pay is excellent with seemingly great benefits (at least this is what their website showed), so I am a bit excited to possibly get this job.

Problem.... I'm not mentally ready to go back to work.  I'm not mentally ready to leave my baby ALL day and sit in an office.  I'm not ready to not be here for Ty and Bella when they get home from school. 

I had planned to be home until my unemployment ran out... I calculated that to be somewhere mid summer.

So.... I think I want some luck...  I'll post after the interview and let you know how it went!


Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sunday Stealing- The Clown Meme

Ok, first of all YES I do realize its not quite sunday, but oh well... deal with it.

Sunday Stealing: The Clown's Meme I

Click on over here for more Sunday Stealing and to find out from whom they ripped off this meme... I ripped it off of Mel... Like usual.

1. How old will you be in five years?

38, ugh!  thanks for reminding me.

2. Who did you spend at least two hours with today?

All three of my children.... is February break almost over??

3. How tall are you?

4'11"  not really considered TALL

4. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks?

ummm spring possibley, maybe starting soon....

5. What’s the last movie you saw?

The Hurtlocker... good movie!

6. Who was the last person you called?

my dad

7. Who was the last person to call you?


8. What was the last text message you received?

Carlos asking me on a date tomorrow night... love my baby!

9. Who was the last person to leave you a voicemail?

My daughter

10. Do you prefer to call or text?

I like to call if its urgent or text if I really don't want a drawn out conversation.

11. What were you doing at 12 am last night?

umm.... I'd rather not divulge that information... but it was GREAT!!!

12. Are your parents married/separated/divorced?


13. When is the last time you saw your mom?

Sadly I haven't gone to visit her in almost two weeks due to a stupid virus that refuses to leave my house!

14. What color are your eyes?


15. What time did you wake up today?

The first time was at 5:30am to feed Sebastian, then around 8 am to get Carlos up for work.

16. What are you wearing right now?

Jeans and a tshirt... comfy all the way

17. What is your favorite christmas song?

The Little Drummer Boy

18. Where is your favorite place to be?

With my hubby on the beach in Santa Marta

19. Where is your least favorite place to be?

umm anywhere that is cold

20. Where would you go if you could go anywhere?

I would go somewhere with Carlos, warm with beach and miles of sand... oh and don't forget the waitress/waiter with the endless supply of drinks.

21. Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years?

Physically, I'm not sure, but I can safely say probably not in Massachusetts.  Isabel will be midway through college, and Tyler will be close to graduating high school!!!!

Professionally I aspire to be a lawyer with a pretty decent job so I can be at home with my family.

22. Do you tan or burn?

I turn a nice golden brown... which is quite pale these days.  :0(

23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?

Some crazy monster/ghost/ghoul thingy...

24. What was the last thing that really made you laugh?

Melanie's answer to this question!  Check it out here....

25. How many TVs do you have in your house?


26. How big is your bed?


27. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer?

Laptop and a desktop

29. What color are your sheets?

chocolate brown

30. How many pillows do you sleep with?

two but there are four on our bed

31. What is your favorite season?


32. What do you like about Autumn?

Our annual trip to the pumpkin farm... its my birthday ... and the changing leaves.

33. What do you like about winter?

I like the first snow fall... cuddling with my honey under the sheets for warmth... than by mid January I can't wait for it to end.


hearts, strawberries and buttercream

I originally was planning on just posting these pics yesterday for Wordless Wednesday... but I left my camera at my dad's and that idea went right out the window.  So I'll have to come up with a witty narrative to go along with them.

My dad's wife decided that she wanted to throw my dad a surprise birthday party on saturday because his birthday is on the 16th and on a tuesday (who does that??).  So she enlisted my "help" because since I'm home all day and she doesn't drive we make a great pair.  Ok, I like to do party planning stuff... and for some unknown reason I volunteered to make the birthday cake.  I think since I was fresh on the heels of a successful spiderman cake, I was feeling very confident. 

WHAT???  I'm making the birthday cake? two tiered (which I had never done before), filled with strawberry jam, in heart shapes, and oh you want fresh berries on it too... Ok.  I can do that.   WHAT, WHAT, WHAT???  I think I was sniffing too much glue or something  (I DO NOT SNIFF GLUE!!! Its just a saying), but since I had already volunteered I had to go all or nothing.

So I bought the heart shaped cake pans, and pulled a receipe for butter cake with a touch of almond flavoring- which is yummilicious!, and decided screw it... I'll make it and if it comes out inedible or ugly, there's always the Dutch Kitchen down the street and we can pick up a cake on saturday morning.

Oh, and did I mention that I also volunteered to make the food!  Now apparently I'm a catering service as well.  I must have been hitting the glue jar hard that day!   Any hoo... I decided on making chicken breasts stuffed with spinach, mozzarella and ricotta cheese with tomatoe sauce and shredded cheese, as well as a coleslaw that is to die for!

So, I began with the cake on friday night... I made my batter, greased my pans, and filled them with batter and popped them into the oven.  Then about 40 minutes later my house was filled with that wonderful aroma of fresh baked cake.

So I first cut off the pouffy middle piece so that my cake would sit flat, and let the cake cool in the pan.

Then I popped the cake out of the pan and let it cool on a wire rack.

Now came the fun part... since I have never made a two-tiered cake, I read a bit online at the Wilton's website and figured, its easy enough, I can do it.  So I put the tiers on, and frosted the cakes... not the BEST frosting job, but could be worse.


Then I decided on this rope frosting border around the bottoms of the cakes, to add some pizzaz.
Then I added the strawberries around the border of the cakes to add color and outline the heart shapes.

Looking good...

I want to eat it everytime I look at it!!!

Taa - Daaaaaaahhh!!!! The finished cake!
Soooooo...... what do you think???

Let me tell you that it tastes as good as it looks.  I used strawberry jam to fill the middle of both tiers.  I looked at it and could hardly believe that I, ME... had made this cake!

Now, being my own worse critic, this is pretty good props.  BUT I still had to see what everyone else thought.  I always worry that others will not like my cooking or baking.

WELL, let me tell you... my dad saw the cake and asked me why I had bought a cake for his birthday when he knows I could have made it myself!?  What? Really?  I was sooo happy.  I couldn't believe he actually thought that I had bought him the cake!  Well... everyone was impressed with the cake and they couldn't say enough about how yummy it was.

Then when everyone ate, they raved about the stuffed chicken breasts and coleslaw!  I was so happy and proud of myself.  And yes, I am tooting my own horn... this is MY blog after all...and if I can't brag a little here then WHERE is one expected to be able to brag????  ;o)

So, we had a great time, my dad was surprised, and everyone ate and loved the food, and we celebrated my dad's birthday as well as Valentine's Day.  All in all it was fun.

Oh and we also celebrated my cousin's birthday which conveniently is shared with my dad's!!!

This was supposed to be a pic of just me, Carlos Sebastian and my dad... when the camera flashed ALL these jokers were in the picture!  That would be my cousin Juancho, my sister Mitzi (right behind me), my cousin Ferno, birthday boy Rob, my aunt Carmen, and my dad looking like he's had one to many glasses of champagne!

This one I'm putting here because I love this pic... aren't they handsome???

Ok, so I tried to get this picture about 5 times!  In each one, either Sebastian or Tyler weren't looking!  So this is as good as it gets!

Oh, and this is Sebastian sitting up alone for the first time!  He can now sit alone for upwards of a half hour! My baby is getting sooo big!

Ok... so other than that... this week has been occupied with Tyler having the stomach bug since SUNDAY!!!  Yes he is on day 5 of this stupid virus, and just when I think he is feeling better he gets sick again!  Like last night... ALL over the bathroom!  Now let me tell you if there are things in life that I do not like the top two are 1. cleaning up vomit and 2. cleaning the bathroom.  Can you tell me what I did wrong to deserve to have to clean a pukey bathroom last night????  But after cleaning up the bathroom and cleaning up Tyler, he went to bed, and is once again claiming to be feeling well.  I'm not buying it today!  I have him on a strick toast, chicken soup and flat coca cola diet!  We are getting rid of this stomach flu TODAY!

So that's everything.  Now I'm off to tend to my sleepy Sebastian that is about seconds from falling asleep in his jumpy! 


Thursday, February 11, 2010

The Green-Eyed Monster strikes again...

I thought I would post this to see what people think.

Is a little jealousy in a relationship a good thing or is it always bad?

Personally I am a very jealous person... I acknowledge this, and I really am not happy that I am this way. BUT that being said, I honest to God can not help it.  I feel its a result of past experiences that have taught me that when you completely open up to someone and trust them 100% they never fail to do something to break your heart.

Now, to have someone feel jealousy over you is not such a bad thing.  Not that I enjoy causing people to feel this way, but it does show that they truly love you.  Otherwise they would give a f' what you did or who you spoke to.

I think what bothers me is that when I know I am not lying or hiding something, yet you are accuses of it because the greeneyed monster is a mean and nasty thing.

Oh well... its human nature I think. 

I do however want to declare that I absolutely 100% love my husband, he makes me happy and he completes my soul.  (You Complete Me) I know sapppy...  but its true.  I love this man to the point where I have not even looked at another man since I met him.

Jealousy is definitely not a good thing!!!!


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Shave and a Haircut.... well haircut at least!

Happy Wednesday!  Hopefully some of you are not getting buried by the wonderful nor'easter that is bombarding the east coast this morning... and most the midwest yesterday!

If you are playing along this week, link up with here check out some fellow wendesdayer's blogs!


The work in progress.....

and Finally......

awwww!  Here is the finished masterpiece!!!  My boy has the cutest round head EVER!!!!



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

here's a question....

Ok, I realize I'm being super cryptic here... BUT

WHY is it that when a person claims to be super confident in themselve's (oneself?) and you slightly threaten that confidence... they act like a stupid tantrummy two year old and ignore you???

Any ideas?

I'm a little irritated and don't want to get tooo into detail in cyberspace, but any input would be great!


Friday, February 5, 2010

catching up...

The last two weeks have been ridiculously hectic for me... so much so that I haven't wanted to update my blog even when I had the free time!

But, now I'm up to the task... you'll be surprised of how much nothing I've really done but I've been running around like a mad woman!  Go figure...

So, lets start with Saturday


January 30th was my baby boy's birthday.... Tyler turned 6 on saturday!!!  I can hardly believe it still.  My little man is getting so big and I feel like the time has flown.

So my boy wanted his birthday party at Chuck E Cheese... he loves himself some CEC!! We've had his birthday there for the last 3 years!!!  I always let him pick what he wants to do for his birthday and he ALWAYS pick CEC! 

I don't mind, it lets me actually enjoy the party!  I don't have to cook, to be much of host, to tend to other people's children, try to keep said children entertained, AND the best part... NO CLEAN UP! Wooo Hooo!! That alone sells me every time!

So, after a week of trying to get Tyler to draw up a guest list, I finally got the final list and the invitees all showed!  Nice turn out!  He invited his friends from school, which was great since he insists that he doesn't have any friends... funny because this boy is MORE social than his sister!!! 

By request I made the birthday cake!  I was a little nervous to say the least, but I had taken the level one Wilton's cake decorating class at Michaels in the fall... so I was fairly confident that I could make the cake.  Of course it HAD to be a SPIDERMAN cake... now I was scared!  You really can't b.s. that type of cake, because Spiderman is a little popular!  No goofing there!  But I gave it a shot because Tyler was really excited about me making the cake....

So I got the pan, baked the yummy yellow cake, and began the outlining process....

Ok.. not much to brag about and at this point I was still VERY nervous as to how it was going to look...

Ok, so the webbing was looking good and the red was the right shade!!!

I gotta say... I did a DAMN GOOD JOB!!!  I could hardly believe that I MADE THIS!!!! It was tastey and it actually looked like Spidey!

Tyler LOVED IT!!! and he made me feel like a master baker because he couldn't tell me enough that it was awesome!

He wanted to stare at the cake forever before we left for the party!

So... all in all it was a great day, his friends showed up, they all played great, we had good food, good cake AND one of the mom's asked me if I was a cake baker/decorator by profession!!!

So, here are some pics from the party... no need to put descriptions... I think they are pretty self explanatory!

YES, that is Carlos sneaking into the pic in the back!!!

Yes, we are a bunch of goof balls!


All in all we had a blast and Tyler LOVED his birthday party!

So that was Saturday...  since it ended up being ridiculously long... I'll leave it at that and post a bit more later...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wordless Wednesday- Happy Birthday Tyler (on 1/30)

Happy Wednesday!  If your playing this week, link up here at Cate's site and check out other wednesdayers...

Happy 6th Birthday baby!!!