Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Last year I made a list of resolutions for 2008. Let's revisit that list and see what was done.
1- Lose weight
(Lost 35 pounds)
2- Knit a pair of socks
3- Drink enough water everyday
(I bought myself a cool water bottle and I try my hardest to finish it before I leave work.)
4- Take my vitamins
5- 30 minutes of exercise of some sort everyday.
(Does chasing three kids count?)
6- Continue blogging.
(Trying my best)
7- Limited time of computer, come up with a schedule and stick to it.
(I have limit my time since the baby was born, but I haven't stuck with it on the weekends.)
8- Try a few new recipes
(Spiced Pecans, Lemoncello and Chocolate Almond Bark)
9- Learn to drive by 04/06/08
10- Reduce stress
I guess I've done an okay job on my resolutions for 2008. Here is my list for 2009.
1- Lose more weight.
2- Continue blogging.
3- Make the perfect Shepard's Pie.
4- Reduce stress.
5- Take more pictures of everything.
6- Get closer to my niece and nephews.
7- Learn to drive.
8- Be a little more greener.
9- Read everyday with the kids.
10-Schedule me time at least once a month.
The picture included in this blog is a shot, again out the window of my job. Looking towards the Morrisana section of the Bronx.
Happy New Year!
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Here's what you need:
Peppermint (Candy cane would do, but you can use any shape you'd like)
1 lbs Semi-sweet Chocolate
1/2 lb white chocolate
Ziploc bags and something heavy to wack the peppermint with. 1- Wack the living day lights out of the peppermint in the Ziploc bags. 2- Separate the peppermint dust from the large chucks.
3- Place semi chocolate in microwave safe glass bowl. Follow directions on package for microwave melting. Or you are use the classic double boiler method.
8-Place peppermint chuck on the top of the white chocolate.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Today was the first big snow storm of the season. The pictures below shows just that. The first picture was taken at 10:00am and the second at Noon.
These pictures were taken out of the window of my job. I work on the 5th floor of an almost 100 year old, elementary school . On a clear today you can see the George Washington Bridge.
I did promise myself that I have to make it to my 100th post before the end of this year. So soon I'll be posting my latest projects and recipes. Stay tune.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
I arrived to the hospital at about 6:30 - 7pm. I was happy to hear the voice of my doctor. She checked me out and I was 4cm. She decided to induce me. Those were the greatest words ever. I am sure if she wasn't here, I would have been sent home by someone else.
Just before midnight my water was broken for me. After that, bring on the contractions. They were coming fast. By 2 am was asking for epidural. I didn't get it until 3 hours later. BOOO! I almost couldn't get it because I was 7 cm before they give it to me. I love drugs. Many may disagree but that's your choice.
So I slept a good two hours. Just after 7 am, I started texting my great friend Roxanne. All of a sudden, pressure came out of no where. Alyson was coming and she was coming fast. The doctor on call wasn't even in the room when she came out. They couldn't even break down the bed fast enough. All I remember in the minute was the staff screaming at me not to push and I'm screaming back at them I AM NOT PUSHING!
September 11, 2008 at 7:49 AM Little Al was born. At 8lbs 2.5 oz 19.25 ins.
I must say Little Al is a mellow child. We are blessed!
The days go by very fast and the next thing I know, he'll be gone again. Just counting the days until he is here for good.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Today's picture is of Big Bea and her cousins. It was taken last week when we visited Orchard Beach.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
I so hope I pop before I have to return to work. This vacation went by so quickly. If I don't pop I have to go back on August 28. BOOO!
Saturday, August 2, 2008
At week 32, I was very dehydrated and I was in the hospital. The baby is fine, I just have to remember to drink enough water in these summer months. It was super hard to be in the hospital without my husband.
Since then, I've been having irregular contractions. I have a feeling that I am not going to finish up the six weeks. I think I did a bad thing by telling my mother what happen. She is suppose to fly up from Florida when I give birth. I really don't want that to happen. I would love it if she fly up a little bit later that way she can help me when all the help is gone. As soon as I am admitted to the hospital (I hope) my husband will be released for 10 days to come home on paternity leave. I'll have my great friend Roxanne helping me. My sister will be helping the best she can. I even have former in laws helping out. So I feel, at the start I will have enough help. If my mom comes when I pop, she will have nothing to help with. All bases are covered. If she comes let's say a few weeks or a month later when I am pretty much on my own, I would loved it. When Alexander was born, that is what she did. I loved it. She was a great help.
But it seems my requests are going on deaf ears. She is stuck on coming when I pop. But she still tells me that she can't come anytime in August or the beginning of September because of work. Her husband also wants to come up to New Jersey in September and they what to know what I think about that. I told her, she has to do what she has to do. Him coming up has no effect on when I am giving birth. She wants to come when I pop, what if I pop tomorrow? Then she can't come. I don't know. I don't understand her reasoning, if there is one. GRRRRR.. MOTHERS! I am going in circles.
When it comes to travelling I like to plan ahead and have a schedule. I guess I don't get that from my mother.
Today's pictures are oldies. The first one is of my nephew, Dominick and Becky. I think Dominick was 2 and Becky was 1. We were waiting at the bus stop to go to City Island. Becky has the "take the darn picture already" look. I love it. The second picture is of my hubby and Alex the day he was born. I love that picture. You can see how happy he is. He is a very serious man and he has to be in a great mood in order to crack a little smile.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Well, here is one picture that I took with the new cam. Since my hubby is away and my preggo belly has gotten bigger, I have been doing alot of internet shopping. Big Bea loves the amount and sizes of the boxes that has been making its way to our door. I give her and Big Al two full days of play with the large boxes before they are off to recycling. They can have their way with the box. Color, tear, jump on, whatever they please. Here is the last car that rolled thru our home. Big Al was totally pushing Big Bea out of the box.
Thursday, July 17, 2008
On my last day in Cali, we took a ride up the Aerial Tramway. It travelled to the top of the mountain range that towers over Palm Springs. We drove up 2 miles to the valley station that was almost 3,000 miles over sea level. The drive there was beautiful. I never seen the desert, so rocks, dirt and dead plants looks beautiful to me. When you reach the top of the tramway you can see the entire city of Palm Springs. It was breathe- taking. The top is almost 9,000 miles over sea level. My favorite part was the temp. difference. It was way cooler up top. I wanted to say up there all day. We did pick some food while up top of the mountain. We preferred to go to La Casita then the food offered.
On the ride down, we held each other close because we knew this was our last evening together. I think we made a few people sick from the love. Hey, who cares. That was awesome vacation with my Marine. It was a great way to kick off my summer vacation. I can't wait to see him again.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Edited: He called me back at 3:48 pm. He wanted to talk to me for his last two minutes before his liberty was over. God these calls was the greatest belated birthday gift ever!
Friday, April 11, 2008
It was oringial for Mom to pray for their sons. I changed it to suit me.
When you awoke this morning to begin the crucible
Did you know I walked every step with you that was possible?
When you humped all those miles over rough terrain,
Did you know I was by your side again?
When your rations were low and your belly was hungry,
Did you know that I wished it wasn't you but instead it was me?
When your feet ached and blistered from stress,
Did you know that I was carrying you deep in my chest?
When you were tired and sore and almost ready to fall,
Did you realize I would have carried it all?
When you had little sleep and your eyes were red,
Did you know I would have given you my bed?
When you had to push and pull for that extra mile,
Did you know that I was so proud and so tall, with such a big smile?
When you went to bootcamp, I went to one too,
It's the one where wife's worry over all you go through.
I couldn't eat dessert, knowing that you had no treats,
I felt quilty for wanting a pedicure, when you had tired feet.
I anguished over ever tough moment, I thought you had
I cried when I missed you, I cried when I was sad
I cried over your letters, that declared your love for Wife
I cried over thinking about the day you would come home.
I cringed if I thought someone was yelling at you
Even though I knew it's waht they had to do.
I lost sleep just wondering how you are
I prayed and thought and even wished upon a star.
Now your almost through and soon you will be
One of The Few The Proud, a New MARINE
I get an Honor too for going through the bootcamp for Wives
I get to hug you and hold you in my arms
I get to see how handsome you really are
I get my bright shining star
No I don't get a medal or a pin to wear
I don't get to sport that awesome Marine Hair
My reward is one that can't be seen
It's called "Being the Wife of a U.S. Marine."
Author unknown Mr. G started the Crucible yesterday morning.
The United States Marine Corps Crucible is the final test in phase three of Marine Corps recruit training. Designed to emphasize the importance of teamwork in overcoming adversity, the Crucible is a rigorous 54-hour field training exercise demanding the application of everything a recruit has learned until that point in recruit training.
I hope that he can feel my strength and carry on thru the crucible.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
I haven't posted new pics of the kids since last year... BAD MOMMY.
Enjoy these recent shots.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
I don't know the sex of the baby just yet. My due date is Sept. 12, 2008. I have many dreams where I have the baby Sept. 1st. I dont know.
Let's see where the next week takes me. I have been running around like a chicken with no head for three months and now I get to see my rock. I cant wait.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
1-They always make my day better.
2- Doing the robot with Becky.
3- Big Al's cheesy smile.
4- Watching Ninja Warrior and trying to talk Japanese during the show.
5- Teaching them someone new
6-Alexander is so tall for his age.
7- Big Bea's vocabulary.
8- Big Al's screams for joy.
9- Going out for pizza and talking about the day.
10-Going on a kiddie rollercoster with Big Bea.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
10- Cheese. All types.
9- Thanksgiving Turkey.
8- Raisin bagel with cream cheese with a cup of coffee.
7- Papuas. A Salvadorian tortalla with cheese, beans or meat inside.
6- Lemon Chicken
4- Pernil. Season and baked pork shoulder.
3- Pastels during the holidays
2- Pizza from Full Moon on Arthur Ave
1- Rice and Beans. A staple in a Puerto Rican Home.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
1- Clean desk (this task is always on my list)
2- Buy more gum for my purse
3- Start another scarf
4- Figure out how to do avoid morning sickness
5- Get coffee now!
6- Paint nails
7- Make Per'zine for swap
8- Catch up with inchies for 100 inchies in 100 days swap.
9- What's for dinner? Chicken or Beef?
10- Bedtime change for kiddies. Alexander -8:00 Rebecka - 8:30 ?? Not sure
Should I start today or Monday?
11- American Idol tonight YES!!
12- Did I say coffee?
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Pre Heat oven to 350º.
Test the flan to see if it's done by inserting a knife in the center.