Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year's

The New Year is almost upon us. A lot closer for those who live on the other side of the world or my east coasters.

So do you make resolutions? I made a few. Sheri had a good idea of making 12. One for every month.

I want to lose the rest of my weight this year.

I would like to pay off our truck.

I want to go on more dates with my hubby.

Spend more fun time with my kiddies.

Get in to the bachelor's program.

I think these are some resolutions I can keep.

So what are your's?

Monday, December 29, 2008

Fuzzy Dice Anyone?

photo by Laura Bynes

I saw these on a website and bust up laughing. For anyone that doesn't know. Pan Dulce is sweet bread. You can find it at a panderia. I thought these were too cute. You can buy them here. Xochico

Christmas Break= Going Nuts

I love my children don't get me wrong. But there is something to be said about the 2 weeks they get off and the sanity I lose when they are all home. I never thought I would say this but tomorrow I am happy to go to work. Enough said.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Gifts from a far.

Shout out to my gal Belinda over at here. Sent me a Christmas gift. She knows me and knows my blog. Double woot woot. She sent me a cross. I am a fanatic. I have an entire wall of crosses. So I am happy to add this one to the wall. She also sent me some nifty ear rings. I am excited to wear them. Thanks

I will have to post a pic when I get it on the wall. Thanks Bel you rock!

Christmas in my house!

The toys and loads of trash in the back. It was a pure mess for about 2 days.
Christmas morning my kids all in their sock monkey jammies.
Christmas Eve at my house my dad trying to help open toys and clean up the trash.
More mess and toys and gifts all around.

I think the kids had a great Christmas next year I vow to have a simple Christmas.

Friday, December 26, 2008

My house threw up toys!

I think my house may never recover. I did however clean out one of the toy boxes and it still looks bad. I mean I have little pieces of toys every where. I am afraid to walk the house with out any shoes on in fear of a little astronaut or wheel getting stuck some where.

I am spoiled I know I know, but today the cleaners were suppose to come I thought I would come home and my house would be clean. Nope no call no cleaner. My house is still strewn with toys.

So I cleaned I did the bath rooms the floor swept, vacuumed, scrubbed the oven. I am tired.

Then 5 minutes later it was dirty again. oh I love my life.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

What is it about mommyhood?

Today I feel like a bad mommy.

I am sad for my pitiful looking house that has not been cleaned in 3 days.

I am sad for the floor that has so many crumbs mice could live like kings for an entire year.

I am looking at 4 piles of clothes that need to be folded and probably ironed now too since they have been sitting in baskets.

I have worked the last 2 days. I am utterly so tired when I get home I crash out on the couch.

I am on my last few diapers if I don't make it to the market soon I may need to learn how to make a diaper out of a beach towel.

Today is Christmas Eve, instead of being in holiday spirit I am sitting around in yoga pants, and a sweatshirt. Cursing at the evil cramps I just recieved Merry Christmas to me.

I am tired.

And now I am stressed still haven't figured out where I want to work out in the hospital.

oh and don't tell the hubby but I am so broke I doubt he will get that super duper guitar hero band kit he wanted. Sorry Love.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Snow in the desert!

We traveled up to San Diego this weekend. We have to go through the mountains to get there. The kids were so excited to see some snow. Granted it's probably a few inches of it and it's covered in mud and dirt but to them it's snow none the less.

Here is a picture I took while going umm about 80 miles per hour. ssh don't tell no one.

It's funny to see some left considering it was so warm that day. Hopefully soon enough the mountains will get more and the kids will get to play in it.

It's our anniversary

This past Saturday the 20th we celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary. We got married in Vegas 9 years ago. Yes we were crazy to get married right before Christmas but I wouldn't have it any other way.

I am very proud and happy to call Richie my husband. I can only hope for many more years to come.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Things I have done lately! badness

- Almost made the physician assistant cry at work. No it's not a girl I almost made a grown man cry.

-I baked over 4 dozen of cookies and probably ate that much too.

- I skipped a singing event for Gianna. I have a lot on my plate right now.

- Dare I say it I actually bought store bought cupcakes instead of baking my own.
I got the dreaded this is what you need to bring to the party list, and heck I had to work till 7 pm those days. So it was a toss up to making dinner for the kids or feed them cupcakes. I chose dinner.

- Cried, whined, and talked till I was blue in the face to stay in the ER. umm I lost.

- Decided I will go to the ICU on my temporary hiatus while hubby is the new ER boss.

That is all for now. Now I will go to San Diego for the weekend. See ya!

Reason # 128829308475897896

Why I will go crazy this morning it's 7:30 and I have had 3 time outs, crying over spilled milk, cheerios all over the floor, and a little boy who climbs on tables in a flash when you turn your back for one minute.


oh and a Gianna that asks if today is like summer break I don't have to go to school anymore.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Baking Chaos

I started baking yesterday which carried over to today. Phew it was tough on my waist line. I gained 2 lbs this weekend. I couldn't' help myself all those yummies. Like thumbprints, lemon bars, brownies, snickerdoodles. Of course I had to taste test them all to make sure they were edible. Anyways here are some pictures from this morning. The boys wore their sock monkey pj's from target last night.

Day dreaming about all those cookies. He is just waiting to get his little mittens on. Did I tell you he climbed on top of the table today. I swear he will be the death of me.

Happy little guy. His favorite part is sitting on the presents.
I had to bring in an extra table just to have room on our counter tops. Hubby is making flan this year, thus the many cans of condensed milk. We also made chocolate covered pretzels.
My counter top. It's a mess I know I know. But from this mess comes yummy stuff.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Party Weekend.

This was a busy weekend and week. Hubby and his whirlwind agenda since he has this new position. We had 2 parties to go to this weekend. The first was the ER party Friday night. Plus Gianna had the parade she was in plus a performance at the tree lighting ceremony. So of course we showed up late oh well. It was OK not too many people showed up. Just the usual suspects.

Saturday night was the big hospital party. They changed the venue this year. It was very nice elegant. Of course we got dressed up but didn't stay very long. I was bored honestly it was boring. I have never been on a cruise but let's just say it was reminiscent of a jazz bar complete with a piano bar singer. People dressed up with costume jewelery hair done up and old ladies with furs. I am not going to say what kind of furs but let's have a minute to mourn the passing of some bunnies.

Well here are the pics. I swear I think I am going to buy myself a shirt that says " I am so gonna blog this".

Me and my BFF Angie.

Papa's got a brand new bag! Not mama does!!

oh I didn't think anything could make my palms sweat make me teary eyed and have a grin from ear to ear.

Yes I have a problem for which there is no cure. I have a purse addiction.

Hello My name is Ida and I am addicted to purses.

I was so surprised when the hubby gave me my anniversary/ Christmas present early. He sent me on a scavenger hunt in the garage. We played the "hot and cold" game. He must know there was no way I was gonna find my bag in the garage especially in the garage cabinets. I was so surprised.Usually I find my gifts early but not this time.

oh I love love love this bag.

Yes I am one spoiled woman. What baby wants baby gets. LOL Just kidding not always. But today I did. :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Feliz Navidad

Gianna had a performance this year at our Christmas in a Small Town celebration. She did really well here is a few candids of her .

Hubby got a job.

I don't know if you remember awhile back my hubby decided he wanted a change. So he quit his job as a supervisor. Since then he has been at home mostly but still working with the nursing students. Well this past week he interviewed for an interim spot as the director of the ER. He got the job yeah, but boo now I have to leave the department. I guess that leaves me in limbo. I have been cross training for the ICU I guess now I will go there. ugh I hate that I have to leave. We use to work together before. But since he will be my "boss" I can't work with him anymore. At least we still know who the real boss is at home. LOL

Hopefully it won't be that long. They will find a permanent replacement and he will still get to fly away on his helicopter dreams.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Words from toddlerland

My Richie cracks me up. The kid is funny in a 3 year old way but funny. He dances when music comes on. He sings songs in the car. And when I shut off the radio he shouts that was my song ma!

He tell me he loves me everyday and wants hugs, and kisses. Ask him how was his day at school he'll answer well I ate I slept I played that's all. I wish we all had days like his. His latest trick is this.

He is also learning to use chopsticks. So he can be all that he can be in the asian world.

He loves chow mein. He really does. He is getting pretty handy with his learner chopsticks.
I love that lil guy cracks me up. :)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Things I do at Christmas

I do a lot of baking at Christmas. I bake breads, and cookies. I love decorating them and giving them to my neighbors. I love wrapping them up all cute, and handing them out.

I am pressed for time this year. I need to start baking now so I can get a move on it. I think as always work is getting in my way.

I am also in search of a cute advent candle holder. I can not find one in our little town. I know it's too late for this advent season. So maybe I will find one after Christmas on sale online. If you know me you know I love a good deal.

This year with ballet Gianna has 2 performances. One on a float waving at the crowd, then a performance at the city tree lighting ceremony. The other is at Christmas in a small town. Hundreds of vendors take their crafts, goodies, and foods to sell at the festival. It seems everyone comes out of the wood work, and you see people you haven't seen in years.

In addition we have 2 Christmas parties this year. The ER party this Friday where everyone always has a good time. Lot's of food lot's of drink, dancing just a good ol' time. Of course I won't be drinking but it sure is funny to see other people drunk. LOL The other party is the big hospital party. Of course hubby will wear a suit, me a dress. The big wigs of the hospital will be there it should be fun. I hope.

So you can see this month is a busy one. I hope I will survive.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

My Pin Up pics!

I finally got them back I not happy with all of them. Frankly it's funny to see me try to make these faces she wanted me to. But for the most part I liked most of them. I don't want your eyes to burn there is no nudity but some fun pics that I don't want to post here if you really want to see them all click here.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Weight Loss Journey

I am so happy to finally say I reached a weight loss milestone. I had gained over 50 lbs when I was pregnant with Nicholas believe it or not. I have now lost 49 lbs since he has been born. It took over 15 months to lose. I am so happy to say I have only 5 more lbs to go. Till I reach my real goal.

Look out April I am getting a mama make over. wooohooo! I would show you before and after's but your eyes might bleed. She's a hot mess and her name is stretch marks.

Week in Review

Busy week as usual. I ran errands with the hubby on Monday. On Tuesday I vegged out I was tired for some reason like the feeling achy all over sort of tired. But we managed to get out to the local farmer's market, ate a early dinner at my favorite Mexican place, and took Gianna to ballet.

Wednesday and Thursday were work days as usual. It should be stamped here on my blog Ida will be out of the blog office on Wed. and Thursday.

Today I had CPR class. It's mandatory of course so I had to go. ugh! Hubby Richie and Gianna went to Vegas. Me and the boys are home being bums. I love it.

The shock the disbelief!

Can you believe it I have always said never make me in charge in the ER, well that day finally came. Who am I kidding I knew it would happen someday. Not saying that in a boastful way it was scheduled already. ;)

It happened we all survived. Although it was super duper busy. I had a sick call, and was short staffed to begin with. Then people tell me they had to leave early phew. But we survived. I had a CPR in progress. Lot's of people holding to be admitted and more then 13 people waiting outside at all times.

But I learned I survived everyone had their breaks and I did not lose all my hair. But most important I didn't yell. LOL

On to next time.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Someone Just Might!

Someone I know might be going to the game in San Diego this Thursday while I work a 12 hour shift. Someone I know might also be going to Vegas for the weekend. While I stay at home with all 3 kids.

I hope that person named **ahem Richie** has fun and brings me back something. He better !!

Or else......