We leave in 12 hours.

Its getting close to take off time…  🙂  I’m excited and super nervous at the same time.  Anyone reading please say a quick prayer that we make it to our destination safely!

I’m 90% ready.  I’m drying a load of my jeans, and I still need to put all of my clothes in the car.  Everything else is packed and has been since last week!  LOL.  I also need to stop at Wal-Mart and pick up the stereo for Jose’s nephew, and I need to buy myself some more undies.  🙂  You can never have enough undies on vacation!

🙂  Hope to be updating with pictures soon.  Adios!


July 13, 2010 at 4:19 pm Leave a comment

Super long car trip.

The drive from Omaha all the way down to Lagos De Moreno, Jalisco takes about 30 hours or so.  It kind of sucks, but due to the whole passport situation, we are stuck driving for now.  We’ve done it before, and we’ve also done the 24+ hours to California a couple of times, so the girls are old pros when it comes to long ass car rides.

Today I picked up four new coloring books, and a super nice, Brainquest workbook for each girl.  While at the Dollar Tree, I also picked up Glow Sticks, because I figured they would provide a bit of entertainment at dark.  I added all this to the super cheap crayons ($.25!) and notebooks ($.15) that I had picked up at Wal-Mart earlier in the week.

I also bought some paper towels and also a 4 pack of toilet paper.  Once in Mexico, you have to pay to use the bathroom.  Actually, I’m not 100% sure if you are paying to use the bathroom or paying for the toilet paper, but for a couple of pesos they seriously hand you two squares of toilet paper.  WTF am I supposed to do with two squares of TP, other then make a mess?!

Which is why I’m bringing my own this time!!

I also need to hunt up the charger to the portable DVD player.  That thing is a freakin’ lifesaver!  I need to see what movies we have here at home, and then see about buying a couple more.

So exciting…  🙂  I can’t wait until Wednesday!

July 9, 2010 at 4:44 pm Leave a comment

Leaving on Wednesday!

Me and the girls are leaving for Mexico on Wednesday!  How exciting is THAT?!  We get to see Jose for the first time in over two months!!  We also get to go to the beach, see his family again, eat delicious food, and go to the fair!  I’m stoked.  I have so much fun when we go to Mexico!  The girls are going to have a blast, too.  They keep asking me every few hours when do we leave.

I have the car packed.  This is the first time that we will be going in the car.  The last times we have went in the truck.  I think the truck has actually been back and forth 5 times!!  Me and Jose went once, we went twice as a family, and Jose has went twice.  Wow!

Unfortunately, all of my suegra’s crap isn’t going to fit.  Too bad, so sad.  That’s why I packed a whole entire week  early.  I wanted to make 100% sure that everything I wanted to take fit, and it looks like we’re good to go!  But two of the trash bags full of stuff that my suegra has gathered are going to have to stay here in Omaha.

I’m excited!  I can’t wait to go!

July 8, 2010 at 8:33 pm Leave a comment

Movie induced insomnia

I had a semi-stressful day today, and it sucked.  Thank the Lord that I rarely have reason to get stressed out anymore, but today all the little things started getting to me and I almost threw a tantrum in the middle of the IRS office.

As I’m sitting there, stressed enough as it is to find reason to be sitting in the IRS office at all, all people around me were engrossed in cell phone conversations.  No exaggeration.  Every last one of them.  So, when my phone vibrated, I figured it would be okay to answer.

Wrong.  Totally not okay.  I got chewed out by the front desk guy.  When I started to protest, he shushed me!  He put a finger to his lips and shushed me!

Ugh… so frustrating.  At least I got my issue resolved in a pleasant manner.  Even though it took a million years, and I ended up with a parking ticket since I didn’t feed the meter enough.  I thought having my IRS issue resolved would cause the stress to just naturally melt away, but it didn’t.  I then decided to take the girls to see “The Karate Kid”.

Best.  Movie.  EVER!

Okay, maybe it isn’t THAT good, but it was pretty damned good!  Isabel loved it!  Olivia wasn’t quite as enthusiastic about it.  In fact, she fell asleep after the first hour or so, but I expected that.  I thought it was amazing, and can’t wait until it comes out on DVD.

Yeah…  so, in two hours Karina is coming to get me.  Her daughter is having oral surgery, and I’m going with as a shoulder to lean on/translator.  I don’t know what the hell I was thinking buying myself a frappucino at Starbucks around 9pm, but I just got done watching the first X-Files movie AND “Remember Me”, and I still have no intentions of sleeping.  I guess I’m pulling an all nighter…

Its been awhile…

I might update again this late evening/early morning.  🙂  Adios!

July 7, 2010 at 2:29 am Leave a comment

It’s been a long, long time…

Well, I miss blogging.  I find myself thinking of things to blog about, and then getting all disappointed when I remember that I don’t really have a blog to blog in.  How sad is that?

This blog was “home” for a long time, and I feel confident in my decision that I can pick up more or less where I left off, and everything will be fine and dandy.  Sound good?

I should probably give an update on things.  Its been what… almost a year or more since I abandoned El Sueno?  A lot can happen in a year!

Isabel, my oldest, started kindergarten!

And graduated from kindergarten!

We went to Mexico for Christmas, and ate some awesome comida china!

Olivia went to Catholic preschool (all day!), and got to wear super cute uniforms!

What else…  I must not have had that exciting of a year if that is all I can think to update on!!! I have become slightly obsessed with childrens’ clothing, Jose is working in Manzanillo, and his family is as drama filled as ever.

More to come later!  Keep reading!!

July 5, 2010 at 10:51 pm Leave a comment

Don’t stop… Believing!

Just a small town girl, living in a lonely world, took the midnight train going anywhere…  🙂

Okay, enough with Journey!

So… at work the other day, one of my co-workers brought up white chicks who want to be Mexican so bad that it hurts.  I felt my cheeks burning red.  I know he wasn’t talking about me, specifically, but I still kind of changed the subject!  LoL.  Not that I want to be Mexican.  I mean, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m perfectly comfortable with my white-ness.  But some days I just think that being Mexican would be a hell of a lot easier…

Anyways, the co-worker was talking about an ex of his.  He said she used to sit around and watch Telemundo all day, even though she didn’t speak a lick of Spanish.  She even sharpied on her eye brows and changed her name to “Chula”.  LOL!


November 12, 2009 at 8:52 pm Leave a comment

Carlos? Ruby? :)

Jose, the same man who only six months ago was oh so adamant about NOT wanting anymore children, has suddenly had a change of heart.  🙂  Actually, the change wasn’t quite so sudden.  I’ve noticed him bringing up the subject tentatively for about a month now, but I didn’t want to scare him off by appearing too over enthusiastic about the whole thing.  Last night we spoke quite seriously about the it, and I couldn’t be any more excited!  I just need to make an appointment and get this damned IUD out.

I know this is waaaaay too early to be talking about baby names, but I’m excited so you’re just going to have to deal with it.  😉  Ruby is my #1 pick for a little girl.  For a little boy, I’m thinking Carlos/Charles.  Most definitely NOT another Jose.  No Juniors for us.

Not much else is new…  I’m working at a pawn shop now.  Oh, the stories I could tell and I’ve only been working there for a week!

Peace, love, and chicken grease!

November 11, 2009 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

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