December 31, 2009

Out with the old, in with the new!!

Happy freaking New Year. I'm so ready for this year to be over. So this post is going to be all about the New Year, starting with an idea I stole from Lauren at I <3 Lauren's blog. MOMMYISROCKNROLL/>

Decade in Review, Nerdy Momma Edition

2000- I graduated from high school, barely. I was working in a daycare. Life was simple and that was good. I lived with two friends in a Townhouse.

2001- I tried college and didn't follow thru. I was working at a Cig store and dating my boss. I became pregnant and lost it and the boss/boyfriend. I was also fired after that. It was hard.

2002- I started working at another daycare center and I met the love of my life. My parent's were breaking up. Life was bittersweet.

2003- My heart was really broken for the first time as an adult. I left the day care and went to work as a nanny for a really cool family that eventually had 3 boys. Life was fun.My parents figured things out and were back together. However my mom was battling cancer.

2004- I was still working as a nanny and trying to go to school. I was dating and enjoying being young.

2005- More of the same from 2004.

2006- More of the same. I still wasn't dating anyone seriously. I met some really interesting people. I moved in with a friend and her son while her hubby was in Iraq and then I moved out. I loved it. I also was in a car wreck that totaled my car but I was fine.

2007- This was a hard year. My mom passed away. She fought long and hard but she just couldn't fight anymore. RIP Momma. You are missed.

2008- I moved into my own apartment in Plano. I loved it! I got back with my one true love and he moved in with me in June. I left my job as a nanny and went to work at a preschool in Allen. My little sister had a baby boy.

2009- I had a baby!!!!! Moved back to my hometown. Became a stay at home mom and started this blog.

*I may be off a bit on some of the years This past decade had a lot of action and mixed drinks. I think I got the highlights. I left out world event seeing as you guys know all about those. I'm so glad this year is over and I'm ready to see what this coming decade has in store for me and my little family.

And how about a new year's eve quiz.

1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before?

I had a baby. I had major surgery and two hospital stays.

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn't keep a single. This year I haven't made any. I'm just going to be the best me I can be.

3.Did anyone close to you give birth?
I did, my cousin and my "sister-in-law"

4. Did anyone close to you die?

Not this year.

5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2010 that you lacked in 2009?


7. What dates from 2009 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
6-9-09 I became a mommy!

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Becoming a mommy

9. What was your biggest failure?

I don't know. Maybe not taking good care of myself.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

My c-section got uber infected and I ended up being in the hospital for a week.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

I have no idea.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

Not sure.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

A few people. I'm not going to talk about it tho.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Rent, food and babystuff.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

Having my son, my little sister having a baby girl.

16. What song will always remind you of 2009?

Um. I have no idea.

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

a) happier or sadder? Much happier.
b) thinner or fatter? fatter
c) richer or poorer? Financially, poorer. Emotionally, richer.

18. What do you wish you’d done more of?
Taken better care of myself. and saved money.

19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Devoted energy to arguments and worry about others reactions

20. How did you spend Christmas?

We opened presents here and went to Meme's house and to my sisters house.

21. Did you fall in love in 2009?

I stayed in love, does that count? But I fell in love with my son.

22. What was your favorite TV program?

Top Chef, Dexter, Big Love, Bones, Family Guy, Criminal Minds and Law and Order SVU

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?

Nope. I no longer respect a few people but I don’t hate anyone.

24. What was the best book you read?

The Sookie Stackhouse books.

25. What was your greatest musical discovery?

Iron and Wine. I know they have been around for awhile but I fell in love with them this year.

26. What did you want and get?

A healthy baby

27. What did you want and not get?

A sorrow-free year for the people I love.

28. What was your favorite film of this year?

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I turned 27 and I hung out with my boyfriend and went to buy maternity pants.

30. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Peaceful sleep. Still.

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2009?

Comfy and cute

32. What kept you sane?

C! He calms me

33. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

alexander skarsgard, eric from true blood

34. What political issue stirred you the most?

Several states failing to provide gay marriage rights.

35. Who did you miss?

My mother.

36. Who was the best new person you met?

My son! :P

37. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2009.

Shit can change very quickly. Be present. Give yourself love and affection. Breathe.

Happy New Year to Everyone! I hope 2010 brings you hope, health, happiness, love and luck and everything you dream of.

December 29, 2009

I'm so glad Christmas is over.

Wow, I am so glad. It was a nice Christmas. My little monkey was spoiled rotten. He got some wonderful gifts. However, I'm just going to talk about my favorite one and then I'm going to fill you in on other events.

Monkey's Meme gave him a Leapfrog MyPal Scout. I love this toy! I love the whole Leapfrog Monkey lights up whenever it says his name and he laughs and giggles when it sings. This has to be the best $15 to $20 ever spent on a toy. You can personalize it and change it whenever it likes. Its great. There's a boy one named Scout and a girl one named violet. Scout, the leapfrog toy, is green and cuddly. Violet, you guessed it, is purple and cuddly. You should check it out. Go to I can get about 10 minutes of time to myself when he plays with it. He can't push the buttons on the paws yet.

In baby new, Monkey is getting his first tooth. oh boy is he cranky!!!!! It's his bottom left tooth. I'm excited and sad that my little one is growing so fast.
~ In other baby news, my sister will be having Baby K by this coming Tuesday at the latest. She was diagnosed with PIH today. I'm excited and worried about that.

Lots going on in my world lately. Some good, like baby k's arrival, and some bad like the electrical issues in the kitchen and the plumbing issues in the bathroom.

I'm looking forward to my classes that are starting on the 19Th. Hopefully, my aid comes through quickly. I can't wait to get my CDA or AA.I'm not sure which!

I'll write again soon but I'm going to log off with this quote that I love.

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

December 19, 2009

I am Lame!

As in not cool and very dorky. I went out to dinner with a friend to celebrate her birthday. Scout stayed with his Meme so that C and I both could go. The birthday girl was drinking all the other "party-goers" were drinking, C and I weren't. In fact, I had a good time. I love my friends but I just couldn't wait to get home and cuddle up with my son and my honey. Apparently, the real party started after I left when everyone moved to the bar.

Now, what exactly makes me uncool? The fact that I was home by 10 and in bed by midnight? The fact that a drank hot coco before bed? Is it that once I got home I got into my PJ's and big fuzzy socks? Yup, my guess is that is all of the above! And I'm okay with being uncool me because I love being Scout's momma. :)

Enough about me, let's gossip!!

I am so sick of hearing about Tiger Woods! Is the world really shocked that yet another athletic is allegedly cheating on his wife?! off the top of my head, I can name quite a few that have and were caught; Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez, Steve McNair(r.i.p) and Michael Jordan. I am NOT shocked by this at all. It's practically accepted in our world that these men are going to cheat and their wives *most of them* are going to accept it as long as it comes with a shiny bauble. *ahem* I'm looking at you Mrs. Kobe Bryant. Bryant was accused of raping a 19 year old girl.
I'm sorry but cheating is not acceptable just because a man is rich! In our world though it seems that money is all that matters and can be used to buy forgiveness.

On a lighter note I read this joke about Tiger Woods and wanted to share,
What does Tiger Woods have in common with a baby seals? They both get clubbed by Norwegiens.

hahahaha!!! * I don't think animal abuse is funny,but a pretty little model beating up her cheating hubby is!!!*

December 17, 2009

Tis the Season for... and greed, family and fights. It's so worth it tho. I love Christmas. It's my favorite time of year. I love the chilly mornings and Christmas lights. If only it would snow in Texas.

December 13, 2009

Being a momma is busy.

I'm sorry I don't blog more often. I don't always have use of my laptop. The BF uses it for downloads and job searches often. So, I HAVE to share. A lot has happened lately, nothing major however, beside baby mielstones.

My son is now 6 months old, he can sit up, hold his bottle and say hi. I'm in awe at how fast he is growing.

I'm also going back to school in January*pending aid comes through and everything* to get my cda and become a childcare center director! Yay!

I'm so excited for Scout's first Christmas and C and mine's 2nd together. Hope everyone is doing wonderful.

Happy Holidays... I'll write again soon. I swear. :P

October 15, 2009

Two in One.

I wasn't able to blog yesterday so I'll be giving you two for one today. I'll talk about a recent news event and share a craft project and/or recipe.

New Flash: I just read the story of a model, Filippa Hamilton, being fired because she was "overweight". This is not something new in the modeling world. However, they continued to use the model's image but not before photo-shopping her into a strange stick figure. What message is this sending girls? How low will the next generation's self-esteem be? The model in question is a gorgeous thin girl. Why turn her into something that looks like a breeze would knock over. Ralph Lauren should be ashamed by their actions. I'm jealous of Ms. Hamilton in her other photos. Yet, in the ad by RL I want to adopt her and feed her cheeseburgers.

Read the story here:

Recipe of the week:
Chicken-and-Cheese Enchiladas

1 small red onion, halved
1 1/2 pounds tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1 to 2 Serrano Chile peppers, stemmed and seeded
1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
Kosher salt
Pinch of sugar
8 corn tortillas
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
2 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella and/or Monterrey Jack cheese
1/3 cup fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for greasing
3/4 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese
Preheat the broiler. Slice half of the onion into thin rings and set aside. Place the other onion half, tomatillos and serranos on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil until the vegetables are soft and slightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes, turning as needed. Transfer the vegetables and any liquid to a blender, add the broth and puree. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and the sugar.
Meanwhile, stack the tortillas, wrap in a damp paper towel and microwave just until warm and soft, 1 minute; keep covered. Toss the chicken with 2 cups shredded cheese in a bowl. Spoon a portion of the chicken mixture down the middle of each tortilla. Add a few cilantro leaves and roll up. Place the enchiladas side by side in a lightly oiled 9-by-13-inch baking dish and brush with the 2 tablespoons olive oil. Broil until crisp and golden, 3 minutes.
Pour the tomatillo sauce over the enchiladas and top with the remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Return to the oven and broil until the cheese is bubbly and golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Garnish with the onion rings, queso fresco and any remaining cilantro.

Disclaimer. I haven't personally made this dish yet. As soon as I do I'll add my own review. I'm dying to make it tho.

October 13, 2009

$20 Tuesday

Here are the very cool things I've found online for under 20 bucks. I was going to try a theme for this today but I can't think of one. The little monster kept me up all night. *yawn*

Budda Bowl: Become One with Your Bowl From

Enjoy a moment of Zen with the handmade Buddha Bowl. Nestled naturally in your palm, this bowl allows you to enjoy rice, soup, cereal and hot cocoa with ease. Its comforting shape washed in soothing color, this dish brings a touch of tranquility to your daily routine. Who knows-maybe you'll find enlightenment in your morning latte. Available in many colors: olive, pacific, aubergine, black bean, tofu, and butter. Created by Flavour Design. Sold individually. Handmade in southern California.$19.00

Black Fabulous Ta-tas Cadet Cap $20 at
Hats on for a good cause. Black twill cadet cap is embroidered with "fabulous ta-tas" in silver and a pink ribbon. Star design is accented with crystal gems. Gathered elastic back. Stiff visor. A portion of the proceeds is donated to breast cancer research

Baby's Own Infant Hedgehog Romper from $18.00

It's a rare find to discover cute baby outfits with hedgehogs on it and here is an adorable one! This cute cotton footed baby romper features an adorable hedgehog with striped sleeves and little feet. There is a zipper up the side from ankle to the neck where there is a snap button. Very easy for dressing and cute too!

October 12, 2009

A Baby's Story

About a year ago this week I became an aunt. My little sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. The entire family was thrilled. We were all under the spell of this little blue eyed boy. Then I found out C and I were excepting our first baby. We were all stunned and happy. I had a fairly easy pregnancy until the end. I developed pregnancy induced hypertension. I had to stop working and was on light bed-rest. For my safety and the baby's the doctor induced; after about 18 hours of labor I was taken in for a c-section. The little monster was born and everything was OK. We were released from the hospital and sent home to figure this whole mommy and baby thing out. About 2 weeks later I was super sick and admitted to the hospital. My c-section was super infected. (I'll spare you the details.) I was in the hospital for about a week with around the clock antibiotics. I almost died from the infection. My doctor couldn't believe how bad it was. However, I was lucky and recovered from the infection fairly quick. I had to stop breastfeeding because of the medicines. The little Monster is doing well and goes for his 4 month check up on Wednesday. I love being his mother. I am amazed by how much I love him and how wonderful he is.

October 11, 2009

It's Been Awhile.

And oh boy how my life has changed since Sept 2, 2008. I should hope my life would change in over a year. I had no idea it would change so much. I'm now a mommy of a bouncing baby boy!!!! He was born June 9, 2009. I'm also a stay at home mom that is looking for a job. :) I'm starting the blog back up to share my misadventures in being a stay at home mommy,girlfriend and everything else I am. I'll share tidbits from my life, thoughts in general, recipes and craft ideas and more.

The ideal layout for this blog is :
Monday- Mommy Matters
Tuesday- Stuff under $20
Wednesday-News Day. I'll share interesting news and my opinions on the big news stories.
Thursday-Arts and Crafts and Recipes
Friday- Fun day I'll share funny and cute pics and stories.
Saturday/Sunday- If I'm posting over the weekend anything goes.