February 21, 2006

A Meme from a (new) Mom

Chantel has discovered memes, and has answered her first one, so here's my take on it:


When I was 15 and 16, I worked at a costume shop/party supply store. It was seasonal, from the last week of September till the first week of November. A little mom-and-pop place, it went out of business a couple of years later.
My second job was at a retail store. I started working there at age 17, and stayed on part time for a while, till almost 20, when I got my "real" job. That "real" job is the one I have now, believe it or not. I've worked there for over 11 years. It shall remain nameless, as they are my current employer.


I have never really left Miami, but I have lived in different residential zones within the city. My first childhood home is in Central Miami, near the airport. My parents bought the house, which is about four blocks from my grandparents' home, after I was born, and sold it after their divorce. My mom, sister, stepfather and I lived in Hialeah, agua, fango y factoria, for what seems like a blink of an eye, but I think it was about a year. After that, we pretty much stayed in the Kendall area, though once I moved out on my own, I lived in Coral Gables for about four years. (Yes, I know, that's four places...it's too late in the day to keep count. lol)


I absolutely love Mad About You. Jamie and Paul were a RIOT!!

My latest love is Grey's Anatomy...I can't wait to find out what happens next Sunday. (I won't ruin what happened last week for those that may have Tivoed it and haven't seen it yet...but it was GOOD!!)

And definitely Nip/Tuck. There are other favorites, but I WON'T MISS Nip/Tuck. June is too far away... =(


Babalu Blog: my uncle's site. 'nough said. =)


msn.com, it's my home page at work and home.


My new house

My new house

My new house


When Harry Met Sally-- my absolute, all-time favorite movie

Sweet Home Alabama-- so cute, I love Reese Witherspoon

Star Wars-- yeah, I'm hooked. Isn't everybody?! ;-)

So that's it. thanks, Chanty! Whoever wants to play along, you can leave your answers in the comments, or put it on your blog.

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A Sea of Boxes

I know, I know, I've been quite negligent of this little blog...
We are about to close on our current and new homes, and have been packing, and packing, and packing, and packing. Oh, and did I mention we've been packing?
Throw that into my usual chaotic schedule filled with hubby, son, work, school, homework, laundry, etc etc...and you've got one very tired mommy!!
The next few days will be very quiet around here, I'll get a definite date on our closings today, but it looks like it will be Wednesday/Thursday, or Thursday/Friday. So expect very little posting, if any, until next Monday.
In the meantime, you can follow along as my uncle Val and the gang fight off those evil trolls and prepare for Cuba Nostalgia, Deb and Jay expect little Valerie today, and my friend Claudia shares tidbits about adorable Christian as well as the tale of the blue socks, or any of the other great blogs over on the left.
See ya soon! =)

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February 15, 2006

Felicidades, Papito

Happy 75th Birthday to my wonderful grandfather.
I don't know where I would be without you.
I love you.

grandma and grandpa.bmp

Que cumplas muchos, muchos mas.

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February 10, 2006

Hug Me

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"
A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.
Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out

Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking

What turns you off: fighting and conflict

Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love
What Does Your Candy Heart Say?

Lifted from Deb and CTG!

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Happy Birthday!!

Happy Birthday to one of the sweetest people I know...


Hope you have a great day my dear. =)

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