Monday, May 24, 2010


This what we've been doing the last few weeks...packing up the house getting ready for our big move. Its pretty exciting because we really never got used to living in a small rural town. I know its only been 3 years but we are very happy to be moving to a bigger city. Now I don't have to drive 20 minutes one way just for a loaf of bread or 15 minutes to the high school. I've racked up so many miles on my car from just driving around town to get from one end to the other end. Papi Chulo's drive will also be cut down from 120 miles round trip each day to 24 miles round trip. My debit card will be happy it won't be swipped as much at the gas pump :) Wish us luck!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

8 is great!!!

8 Shows I watch
1. Ugly Betty
2. Mercy
3. Desperate Housewives
4. Nip/Tuck
5. The Real Housewives of .......
6. Sex and the City
7. Keeping up with the Kardashians
8. Trauma: Life in the E.R.

8 places to eat
1. Olive Garden
2. Costco
3. Yogurtland
4. Chipoltes
5. Chilis
6. Subway
7. Red Lobster
8. Pizza Port @ Disneyland

8 things I look forward to
1. Moving to Las Vegas
2. Finishing school
3. Seeing my kids grow up
4. Going to the gym
5. My 10 year wedding anniversary in June
6. Sisters wedding
7. Sister in laws new baby in June
8. Growing old with my love

8 places I always go
1. Super Walmart
2. Kids school
3. Bathroom
4. Facebook
5. Gas station
6. Bus stop to get Christina
7. School
8. To bed at night

8 things on my wish list
1. Botox
2. Plastic Surgery
3. Move back to Orange County
4. Getting RN license and Bachelors in Nursing
5. New SUV
6. More time to scrapbook and create
7. Vacations every summer
8. Healthy children and husband

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010 is going to be my greatest year yet!!!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Hot Mess No More!!!

So I can say I "behaved" better studying for this last test, which was my final.
Final Grade in Psychology 101= A
I am patting myself in the back for a job well done! Not bad!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hot Mess!!!

I recently went back to school to finish my dream of becoming a Registered Nurse. Since its been more than a decade since I've been back at college, I decided to take just one class. I didn't want to over do it so I went easy on myself [which I now regret because I could have taken more classes on top of psychology 101]. My professor, Mr. V, is a great teacher and I find her very interesting. When I found out about my first test, I began to panic. Night after night, I would vent to my Papi Chulo about What if I fail or am I studying right, or OMG there is so much information, how in the world am I going to remember it all. So my first test was in September and I ended up with the highest grade in class. Breathe!!!!!!!!
So then our next test was scheduled for the first week of November. So I then began to stress again and ask myself "Will I survive"? I was more stressed this last time around. I think because I had already tested so well that I needed another repeat. Now let me tell you about these tests that Mr. V gives. They are not easy. They are not multiple choice or fill-in the blank. These tests are essay form tests. Our answers have to be essays. So I began to prepare myself for another test. Memorize, repeated, read outloud, study before going to bed [that helps me memorize the material better...actually I think and obsess over it all night long]. I walked into class Wednesday afternoon and began my test. Its funny because when I do these exams, its just me and the paper. I write and write and write. I think only about the material I've studied and nothing else. So I hand in my 6 pages of answers, walk to my car, and call Papi Chulo and let out a scream of relief...what a relief to finish this test that has caused me to almost change my name to "Hot Mess". After the test, I go pick up the boys, come home, help them with homework, cook dinner, clean up after dinner, check my email/Facebook, then by 7:00 p.m., walk over to the couch and plop myself on it. I fell asleep within minutes. I was a Hot Mess all week that I think my body was done with the stress.
The following week, I go to class and get my test handed back to me. I got another A! So I guess I need to learn to stress less because I am obviously doing great.
This Hot Mess needs to chill a little...what do you think???