Thursday, February 26, 2009

Hey Sista, Go Sista, Soul Sista, Flow Sista...

Voulez vous coucher avec moi ce soir.....Voulez vous coucher avec moi... la lala

Before you jump to conclusions I'm writing about sisters not prostitutes, thought I should clear that up.

I want to start with my sister Jenny. Her birthday was just the other day and I wanted to dedicate a post just for sisters inspired by her.I want to thank her for being born first. If that wasn’t the case my parents wouldn’t have had the experience to raise me the proper way. I’ll give them some credit cause they did do a great job with her, but thankfully for me, she got the most annoying protectiveness than I did… I think.

She is a wonderful mother, wife, daughter, friend and the best sister I could have ever asked for. I cannot imagine having a life that did not include Jenny in it. She is the ‘Monica’ (from Friends) in our group, as my brother said because she loves to cook and feed us. She mothers us more than our own mother, actually she even mothers our mother, a unique kinda girl I tell ya. In case you were wondering who I am, I would like to say Rachel but my silliness makes me a Phoebe. Madness!

And you know? Jenny and I have NEVER had a fight! Like Evah, evah… Weird. She was just telling my nephew this the other day when I was chilling with them, and it dawned on me. Holy sh!t that is so true. So now I’m trying to think of something so that I can pick a fight with her. Here are my options:

  1. How dare she have such beautiful kids that are growing up so fast just to make me feel old?
  2. Why on earth is she more easy going than me? Though her temper is worse than mine so maybe we are even on that one. Or
  3. Am I not special enough to have been on the receiving end of one of her temper tantrums? Cause you know, the people who upset you the most are those you love, hmm now I wonder….

Those are not good enough though so I’ll let her be, but I hope we never have to really fight. That would not be cool. So Jen, if you ever get upset with me just suck it up and let it go, ok? I love you my dear, so never change. Keep that big heart of yours intact and thank you for always being there for me.

Of course life itself gave me a separate set of sisters that I’m thankful for. They are all beautiful human beings and I love them. They are:

  • Bee, my best friend of 11 years. She is soon to be a beautiful bride. We can pretty much blackmail each other but don’t hold your breath waiting for that. It's not happening.
  • Zaira, my sister-in-law. Kudos to my brother for trapping her.
  • Amanda, my sister-in-law on the other side. I came into her life so kudos to me I guess?
  • Hilda, newly added but when friendship is real it grows really fast, doesn’t it?

And I can't forget my Internet sisters: Andrea, Amber, April, Kristin, Tammie, Kelly, Crys, Lindsey, Elizabeth, Silvina, Shannon, Crystal, Kate, Katie, Kaite Jo, Meg, Wanderluster and my Nesties/Bumpies.

Sisters are a blessing, I love you girls!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

My play by play.....

Friday 2/20/09

- Went to work.

- Took the train to the City like a big girl. (I drive everywhere so this is a big deal for me)

- I met my sister-in-law Amanda in Manhattan and went to eat at a fantastic restaurant called Dos Caminos. The food was soooo yummy that you should be jealous you weren't there. Just saying...

- Went to see Ne-Yo in concert, and as a bonus also saw Mary J. Blige. They were amazing!!!!!

My brother-in-law John gave Amanda tickets for her birthday in January. And even though it wasn't my birthday I still have to say it was the best gift evah! So, umm...yeah... thanks dude! I had such a fun night with her, wanna know why? Cause she is awesome!

Saturday 2/21/09

- Went to work.... again... weekend work sucks! (more than weekdays)

- Went to dinner to celebrate my sister Jenny's birthday AND my parents anniversary. 33 years... for both... They got married in the morning and my sister decided it was time to show up that night. She was a premmie with a plan to steal my parents thunder... (I think). I wasn't there so I'm just accusing her, that's what sisters do.

Another thing that sisters do? They postpone their birthday dinner for the following night cause their little sister (me) had a concert to attend to. The actual date is the 20Th so thanks Jen and Mom and Dad. But really the selfish one here is Ne-yo so I'll let him know he owes you guys an apology.

I made a collage of the night, which consists of: My sister and my brother, I love this pic!, My parents and a Margarita (the drink of the night, the glass is cute so I had to show it), my baby niece getting ready for a kiss, and Jenny with her hubby.

Sunday 2/22/09

- Got my hair did!

I was in serious need of a haircut and highlights. I was shamelessly walking around with 4 inch roots...

By the way, the girls at the salon thought I was 20 years old, therefore, I love them.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Love is in the air!!!

Not only because Valentine's Day was just around but also because of this:

The Love Ya Award

I want to thank Elizabeth from Love and Marriage for presenting me with this awesome award. And even if its not allowed I want to say: right back at ya!

Here are the rules:

“These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.”

1- Andrea at In Her Shoes.

2- Amber at A Glimpse Into My Thoughts.

3- Kristin at Todd and Kristin.

4- Katie at The Happy Hours.

5- Shannon at Let's Make a Baby, How Hard Could it Be..?

6- Kate at The Golden Rod's Journey.

7- Lindsey at Learning to be a Wife.

8- Wanderluster at Ramblings of a Renovating Couple.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Interviews are for VIB's...

So naturally I got one!

I'm a Very Important Blogger, self proclaimed but that's not the point. And since I'm "oh so important" I only granted my exclusive interview to a fellow VIB. No one other than the awesome Elizabeth!

1. Why were you given your particular name?

-Good one! My Mommy is a reader, like myself, and found a variation of it in a book. The heroine's name I *think* was spelt Shanie and she changed it up just for me. You know, cause I'm unique and all lol. That's probably why I always picture myself as the heroine in all the books I read....

2. What were/are your favorite subjects in school?

- Does lunch hour count? If yes then that's my first! In college I loved Psychology and Astronomy, I find them to be very fascinating. And in order of preference the general subjects would be as follow:
* History, the teacher was great and had me fooling myself that I enjoyed it as much as he did. I took it for 3 years just cause I wanted to know what happened next, now I know about Google so I wont be making that mistake again.
* English, I liked bettering myself. And...
* Math, I loved formulas and graphs but I'm not too good at simple math without a calculator. Sad but true. Please don't judge me before you get some complicated formulas and go head to head with me, Ok? Ok!

3. Are you a cat or a dog person?

- I like both in their own ways but I guess I'm more a dog person. We had a cat but Jeff was allergic so I'm not having anything that will harm my Honey. That and I couldn't stand the cat hair all over the place. Milo, the kitty, knew he could take advantage when we weren't home and got all over the bed and couch. He didn't realize he left evidence, silly cat. On the other hand I think tiny dogs are the cutest things, they are playful and they wont hurt Jeff. I had one when I was younger and eventually we might get a Toy Yorkie.

4. Do you believe in extraterrestrials or life on other planets?

- I did, I do, I will. It's impossible for me to believe that we are the only ones in the entire universe and time. If our sun is a star and it keeps Earth going, why wouldn't there be other stars (from the billions) doing the same for other planets that might have gotten hit with the parts of the same meteor that *probably* brought water to us? And created life starting with bacteria and so on? I know some would say that God created only Earth and us, but I believe its the same God who created the Universe so why wouldn't he create others too? This is my opinion and I respect others who don't believe this.

I did say I loved Astronomy, didn't I? I can go on and on about this but I'll stop now =)

5. What do you do most often when you are bored?

- My number one boredom killer is reading. Mostly books but I can find lots on the Internet too... believe me!

If you would like to play along here are the directions:

1. Leave me a comment & your e-mail address saying, "Interview me." If you dare.

2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).

3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.

4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.

5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions. The first five 'askers' get the interview!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Zero it is!

My HCG is finally 0!

It’s ironic how after praying for it to go up and up I’m now ecstatic that it’s 0.
This whole pregnancy is finally over, 4 weeks after everything started going down. Imagine if my numbers were very high, how long would that have taken? OMG!
All I know is that I wouldn’t have had the patience.

My Doctor gave me the OK to start taking my prenatals, my bromocriptine for my prolactine levels, and most importantly I can have alcohol! Yes, I asked. Valentine Day is coming up and I would like to enjoy a glass of wine with Jeff. After all that madness I think I deserve a glass or two. We won’t be trying for a while because its not recommended and believe me I’m not ready anyway. I’ve had enough for a while but I’m glad this is all over with and that I can move on and focus on other things.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Monday's Dish

Let me dish about my weekend.

1- I worked on Saturday. It was hell. I'm still tired.

This is me:

2- I celebrated my niece Arelis's Birthday. I enjoyed the cake her mommy made. Yum, yum!

Here she is with the cake on her face lol
My brother Danny, my sister-in-law Zaira,
and my nieces:Norma, Arelis and baby Zamari (left to right)

3- I went to my best friend Bee's Bridal Shower. This was the PG-13 version, the R-rated bachelorette party is coming soon. Can't wait!

Here I am giving her some love!

This is what I gave him.... I mean her!

The chicks

The lovely couple being silly

4- Finally: I crashed Sunday night and I'm ready to sleep again. Heroes is going to have to wait for tomorrow, God bless DVR's!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Leading a junkie's life?

Not for me.

I was definitely not born to become a drug junkie. I couldn't do it even if my life depended on becoming an addict. Of course that would never be the case for anyone but I thought it sounded dramatic enough to make a point.

I went this morning to get more blood work done and taking my co-worker and friend Brenda’s advice I looked as the needle was inserted. I usually don’t look; I tend to turn my head the other way and just feel the needle. This morning I stared and watched as that woman pushed that needle in, and for some reason it hurt more. Of course I think it was just my mind playing tricks on me but it was painful regardless. She kept pushing it further and further in, I almost yelled at her to stop but maybe she sensed danger and decided it was in deep enough. Do they really need it to almost reach my shoulder? Do they? I’m so glad I never looked before or I would have never agreed to all those blood tests that were done to me. OK I would have but only because it was for my baby. By the way, they were checking to see if the pregnancy hormone fully left my body and blood count and whatever other levels pertain to the methotrexate shot. Last week my HCG was down to 29, and today it was 7.9, not good. Still barely pregnant. Never thought I would say "still being pregnant" is not good, ah well. Just need to move on and get this whole experience over with.

So back to this needle business, how do intravenous drug junkies do it? I absolutely would be a disgrace to them if I were supposedly an addict. And if that’s not reason enough for them to stop, they really are stupid. I absolutely oppose drug use but I’m not getting into that in this post. Worse than regular injections, how do some people (like models) have the courage to push needles in between their toenails? That’s some serious sickness in the head. Shame on them!

It’s not only intravenous drugs that would make me a bad addict. Anything that makes me feel high really gets on my nerves. Cold medicines? Heck no. The worst one for me is Nyquil. It’s so not for me! I’m so sensitive that even non-drowsy meds make me sick. I wish that those suffering from addiction had my same issues so that they would stop hurting themselves. Now, if you are talking about painkillers you can count me in. I don’t like to endure pain if I don’t have to. I really appreciated getting morphine in my IV when I was in the hospital, but it was needed and it was definitely not recreational. Plus it actually helped numb the pain of the plastic needle thingy that they left in my arm. By the way, I swear I’m still in pain from that. Grrrr.

So I guess I’m sorry to the drug junkie world but they can’t have me. And trust me it's their loss cause I'm awesome! (I wish). I do encourage them to join me in this healthy side of the world though, drugs and needles suck!