Please let this be a short, easy transition!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Please let this be a short, easy transition!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I thought you might be interested in some of them so here they are...
- Since living here I have only drove the car one time. Jorge does all the driving.
- We eat fast food about twice every three months.
- When I cook a meal, most of the time I have to make everything from scratch.
- Even on hot days we don't use the air conditioner in the car.
- We don't use an alarm clock unless I have a flight to catch.
- We don't have an automatic water heater. If you want hot water you have to light the water heater manually. It takes about 20 minutes to get the water to the hottest temperature.
- I only use the dryer for loads of towels.
- We set our trash out daily for it to be picked up.
- I have to manually light the stove and burners after turning on the gas.
- We unplug all unused appliances and turn off power strips because the electric company sort of penalizes you for using electricity. The more you use, the more they charge per kilowatt.
- I never close the windows. Now that we have screens they are always open.
I'm sure there are plenty more things that could be listed, but these are the ones that come to mind.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
I AM HOOKED! I am so glad there are three more books that follow. I need to get some other things done first before I start into the next book, but I can't wait!
I would like to see the movie now, to compare what is in my mind from the book to what they put on screen. I now understand what all the hype is about. This book just reels you in. I know it is categorized as a "young adult" book, but I don't care.
If anyone knows of any other series of books that are good, let me know. When I read a book I hate that your relationship has to end with the characters on the last page of the book. I always want more. With a series, I get what I want. I guess I have a hard time with good-byes.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
She is attached to this doll. You can't trade her for another one. It is almost like she has a sentimental attachment to him, now her. With Bella, it is totally the opposite. She doesn't' have any one thing that she likes the most. Each day she grabs a different doll or toy to play with. Hopefully, for Emily's sake, we never misplace that baby.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
(This is a normal size gallon of milk, for comparison.)
(This weights .825 kg = 1.81 lbs. That is one macho banana.)
I immediately wanted to get out the iPhone and take a picture of it. I didn't have my iPhone with me. Unlike a large bottle of tequila, I could easily afford this item. An instant after realizing I didn't have the iPhone, I said I wanted to buy it. Jorge said, "Why, so you can take a picture of it and show your friends?". OF COURSE! Who wouldn't be amused to see such a large banana?
Even laying in bed last night I kept laughing silently thinking about how obscenely big it is. Where did this banana come from? Did it get dug up along with that dinosaur chicken egg? Is there some place in Mexico where giants live? That could definitely be a road trip!
Monday, May 11, 2009
(My new shoes. Only $55. Good deal, right?)
(The first two Twilight books. My mom is sending the other two in a separate package.)
Shopping on Amazon.com was kind of interesting. I was curious if they offered shipping here and on certain items they do. The books they would ship here but I wouldn't get them for over a month and at the same price my mom could fill up a flat rate box. Shoes, no. Clothes, no. I think it is more frustrating that stores will/can ship some items and other not. I did find an online fabric store that I can have my purchase shipped here, and for only $10. I thought that was a good deal.
(NOTE: I can't get my spacing to show up correctly when the entry is posted. I am not sure what is going on. I have several small paragraphs but when I "publish post" it shows up as one long paragraph. And, sometimes it shows more spacing than there is pre posting. ANNOYING!)
(The watermelons had to be transplanted to a bigger container.)
(The bean plant is getting ready for Jorge to climb it.)
(The tomato plants are flowering. Soon I will have to find some kind of support for them.)
Since it was *my* day and all, Jorge was going to stop by the fabric store in Aguascalientes without a fight. It is the same store as the one in San Juan (where I normally go if I want to attempt to find some fabric), but this one looks a lot bigger and I was hoping (crossing my fingers) that they would have a better, larger selection. Unfortunately it was closed when we drove back by it on our way home. I guess next time.All and all it was a nice relaxing day.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Friday, May 08, 2009
Bella seems to like it. Now she can be my official helper in the kitchen. See for yourself.
As you know Mother's Day is this weekend. I wanted to get something small for Jorge's mom. She has had a hard life and I think she deserves something on Mother's Day.
The other day we were over at her house and she was cooking gorditas for us. She was about to drop the dough in the oil and before she did she went to get a button up shirt and put it on backwards as a make shift apron.
Sitting here in the house thinking about what to get her, a light bulb went off! I can use that table runner and make an apron. It is a thick canvas like material that would be perfect for an apron.
I did just that. It took me about 3 hours but I made sure to make it look as nice as possible. Here are the results.
No money spent yet a thoughtful gift. Anyone need an apron? :)
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
I was just looking at some older pictures on my computer and came across these pictures of Bella and Emily within a week of Emily being born. How small both of them were.
I also ran across these pictures. They are of the times when life made sense and things seemed to be going well. We were building a life. Thoughts of the girls running around in the backyard, playing in a blow-up pool, cookouts with family and friends. Trips to Kroger to get anything you need. Just a different time.
We had just had the house built. We opted again the builder putting down sod and did it ourselves. Having no grass allowed us to easily (well, let's use that term lightly) put a patio out back. Jorge was so proud of himself. He did it pretty much all by himself. It is all this work and love for something that makes it hard when you look back at what you had. I realize that all of these things are just that, things. But, they are also a life, a start of a family, and a comfortable way of life. These are the things when I think about them makes this journey a bit harder to swallow.
So, when I see pictures of the house it makes me think about how easy and nice life seemed to be. Not that it was always peachy keen, just now I want it back. The house we rent now is not uncomfortable and other than not having a dishwasher and garbage disposal, it has all the comforts of an average house. I guess it wasn't what I wanted or planned so it might never be good enough. I need to get over it, I know, but how?