Sunday, August 23, 2009

Lazy Domingo

Hay dias when I don't want to do a thing. Hoy, it has been a lazy dia. Pero, it was just what I needed. The only productive thing that I have done, is going to church. Pero, the morning was not without it's drama. Why can't I be on time on Sundays? We ran around this morning, and barely made it with 2 minutos to spare. Hay Dios Mio!

After mass, mi hombrecito y yo went to brunch. It was nice. A leisurely meal and conversation. Then we headed home. Y mis pjs were screaming to put them on. It became a lazy dia. I was all decked out in pjs. We had a nice stack of DVDs that needed to be watched. Si! And that is what we did. All dia long!

Until mi hombrecito left to get us dinner. We have been couch potatoes all dia long! I haven't done anything but watch TV and movies. And eat! I am finding that Domingos are turning into my lazy dias of the semana. Is that bad?

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, August 21, 2009

Ensamble Twitter

I joined Twitter just now. Because everyone is always talking about it. Already, I am having fun. Mi hombrecito keeps telling me that I am going to get addicted to it. Pero, I don't think so. Not yet anyway. You can look at my twitter page. I don't know if you will learn anything important about me. Pero, I think this is going to be a place to have a little more fun. Maybe hablan con mis amigos more regularly. Who knows. But I am glad I signed up.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Viernes Fun

1. I remember, I remember where I put mis llaves.

2. Dear Post Man I want you to know that I like to get my mail. Can you deliver it?

3. Is that my trabajo!!??? (I really need to leave Sin City!)

4. I'm trying to resist the temptation of just leaving trabajo to spend time with the hombrecito.

5. I'm saving a dia just for you!

6. If I made a birthday list a trip would definitely be on it!!!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to quiet time, tomorrow my plans include some shopping and Sunday, I want to go eat brunch!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Drugas y Insurance

If you are in Cuidad Juarez, drugs are now legal. Drugas were legalized hoy! Not in large quantities. Pero, they are legal. I think it is under a gram. Everything from marijuana to heroin. If you are caught con drugas, you get a warning the first 2 times. On the 3rd, you have to go to a drug program. Como? Legal drugas. Does anyone else see the problema aqui? If there is a drug problem, like the one in Cuidad Juarez, you don't legalize las drugas!

Pero, onto better news. If you are in Mexico City, through the end of el ano 2009, you can get free health insurance. It is available to todos personas going through or living in Mexico City. Pero, it is not for people with chronic or on going illness. Just for la gente who gets sick right now in Mexico City. Don't fear getting sick while traveling in Mexico City, you are covered.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Missing Home

Ultimamente, I miss home. I feel like una ninita. Pero, I miss home. This work project seems to not be moving forward. They are blaming it on the economy. Pero, I don't know. We just keep running around in circles. I am not usually someone who let's things get to me. Pero, I am tired. I am tired of these hombres, this heat, esta cuidad.

I want to go home. I don't mean the poca cuidad I was living in to work. Mis amigos live there. Pero, it is still cuatro horas from mi familia. Tres y media from mi casita. I like being there. La vida is mas simple. Pero, hay mucho calor alli. I like being there. Mis amigos are wonderful. Pero, I miss home. Miss mi cama. Miss mi casita!

It's not that I don't like mi trabajo. Pero, it just gets old being away for so long. Sin City is not all that it is cracked up to be. Y being here for tres meses is too long! Especialmente in the summer! I just need a break. A break to go home and relax. Take some tiempo away from this project. Charge my batteries.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, August 14, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. When will learn to trust others?

2. Crazy Ladies was the last good book I read or movie I saw or tv show I watched.

3. Everything has its beauty but we forget to look for it.

4. Green chile chicken enchiladas is what I had for dinner.

5. I'd like your thoughts por favor.

6. Home is where I want to be right now.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to relaxation, tomorrow my plans include nada and Sunday, I want to paint in peace!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Ruby Pumps

I am not usually someone who buys nail polish. I am not the best at applying it. Y more times than not, my nails get covered in paint from mi trabajo. Pero este color, it grabbed mis ojitos. Lola wears it when she performs. Around the 4th of July, she had it on. I couldn't stop looking at her nails. Or talking about the color. Not long ago, I got a little cajita in the mail. Funny that I actually got it. Pero, I am in Sin City, y Lola is still gone working. Inside the cajita, was Ruby Pumps by China Glaze. Last night I painted my nails. Y, they actually look nice. The polish is not like the kind I used to paint my nails in high school. It is a nice formula and texture. I like the dark red color, and the sparkle that the polish has. It is also tough. This I know, porque I helped Jels clean today. Y, I didn't mess up my nails with all that scrubbing!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Crazy Ladies

Not long ago, Lola gave me this librito to read. It is hilarious! Entertaining. And full of vida! The mujeres in the story remind me of your typical familia. Not necessarily their specific actions. But the way they live life. Always in each others lives. It reminds me of a funny Latino family. I couldn't put this librito down when I started reading it. Pero, this is one of my new favorites!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Monday, August 10, 2009


Hoy, I was surprised. I went to Jack in the Box for the primera vez. They are just not around the area I grew up in. Or where mi casita is. Pero, I ordered the Big Meal Deal. It has a taco, cheeseburger or chicken sandwich, fries, and a drink. It was a little over $3 with tax. I got the cheeseburger. It was good. Really good. I was surprised! I don't know what I was expecting. Pero, the taco left something to be desired. The fries were the best part. They reminded me of the fries mi abuelita makes from scratch back home. Overall, it was a good meal for $3. Something you could eat in a pinch.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, August 7, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. Margaritas is my favorite summertime drink.

2. My favorite John Hughes movies is The Breakfast Club.

3. Paint is something I love to touch.

4. The full moon es muy bonito.

5. I'm hot right now.

6. When daylight fades it should cool down.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to resting, tomorrow my plans include meeting with mi Jefe and Sunday, I want to watch a good movie!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Saturday, August 1, 2009

We're Going on a Viaje!!!

Mi hombrecito surprised me last night at dinner. With a viaje for mis cumpleanos. We are going to California! Disneyland to be more exact. I am so excited. I have never been there. Ever. Nunca! I am already counting the dias until we leave. September 16th is the big dia! I feel like una nina. I want to see the Castle and all the characters.

We are going to more places than Disneyland. But Disneyland is the big thing for me! While in California, we are going to other parks. Spending dias in and around LA. Going shopping. Doing a lot of stuff while we are there. Mi hombrecito has planned everything out. He debated about telling me. But thought I would enjoy the anticipation of the viaje. I'm glad he told me. :)

We will be gone for mis cumpleanos. And I am excited about that. This is our primer viaje together. Big trip I should say. Porque mi hombrecito comes to visit me at work. Y we take small trips around las cuidades we are in. We are both excited. Like dos ninitos waiting for Christmas morning.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, July 31, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. It's time for un vacaciones.

2. Sin City; it's not a bad place for trabajo.

3. I must be crazy to work like this.

4. Mi hombrecito is the best thing I have ever known.

5. My familia is simply fabuloso.

6. The last time I laughed really loudly was at lunch.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching TV, tomorrow my plans include going to the fabric store and Sunday, I want to sew un delantal!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, July 24, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. Paint on my clothes is not the end of the world.

2. Sitting here, listening to the sound of rain falling, I love the smell.

3. Frijoles y tortillas tastes so good!

4. Sometimes, putting others first is a tough road to take.

5. Salidas de sol is breathtaking, really.

6. Well, maybe there is something to say.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to reading mi librito, tomorrow my plans include painting and Sunday, I want to go on a hike!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Un Día de las Muchachas

Hoy was a surprise. Jels and I had the dia off. And we decided to have un dia de las muchachas (a girls' day.)

We attempted to make breakfast. All we did was manage to set off the fire alarms. And we couldn't turn them off! The French Toast didn't work so well. Pero, we had fun. Despues, we went shopping. I didn't have anything in mind, pero we managed to shop for seis horas. Como? Si, seis horas!

We bought makeup, clothes, and shoes. What else do mujeres shop for? We found NYX makeup on sale. Jels couldn't resist! Eventually nosotros ended up at Target. Where we decided to make cena. Jels is almost as bad as I am. We had to buy a bunch of caceroles. Despues, we went grocery shopping. Armed with un librito de cocina, we were looking for our comida. Dos horas más adelante, we were ready to cook.

No way are we as good as Lola. Pero, we tried. And it turned out pretty well. Mi abuelita would be proud. We watched Dirty Dancing as we ate. Hoy was un dia that we both needed. Just some tiempo to be muchachas, have fun, and laugh!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, July 17, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. Frijoles and tortillas make a quick and easy dinner.

2. Crazy Ladies is the book I'm reading right now.

3. July brings back memories of swimming at Jemez.

4. Mi hermano was obvious.

5. They say if you tell your dreams they don't come true.

6. I need to think it over.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to a hot bath, tomorrow my plans include dinner at Gardunos and Sunday, I want to cook a good dinner!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Mi Pagina

I have gotten a few messages from gente on here. They were interested in knowing if I have a MySpace page or Facebook page. I have MySpace. I got it to stay in touch with mis amigos. Since then, we have found another place to stay connected. I don't check my page too regularly any more. Or update it very often. But you can look at it. I do have a blog there. From time to time, I write something on there. Pero, if you are interested, you can look.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, July 10, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. The last thing I ate was una manzana and agua.

2. Yarn is something I recently bought.

3. When it rains, it cools down outside.

4. Mi abuelita was the first person I talked to today.

5. Hugs are muy importante.

6. Mi hombrecito+yo+mi cama=extra comfort.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner with mi hombrecito, tomorrow my plans include shopping for a new desk and Sunday, I want to sleep in!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, July 3, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. When I heard my alarm clock, I turned it off and went back to sleep.

2. Mi abuelita's tea is the best medicine.

3. It's late, but I am probably painting.

4. Familia always comes first, always.

5. My eyes have seen God's beauty.

6. Sin City is overrated, strongly.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going home, tomorrow my plans include celebrating the 4th of July with familia y amigos, and Sunday, I want to enjoy some home town comida!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, June 26, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. She had a great date last night.

2. Mi familia is by my side, always.

3. I know this: I am blessed.

4. It's hot still.

5. These words apply to me: live your life for you, but never forget were you come from.

6. Today the sun was shining.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching a movie, tomorrow my plans include meeting with mi Jefe and Sunday, I want to crochet!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, June 19, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. All children alarm their parents, if only because you are forever expecting the worst.

2. Show me a good loser and I will show you a good person.

3. Drinking an entire pitcher of Margaritas is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs at one time. (Not a good idea!)

4. Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy stealing our money and having affairs.

5. I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine driving and directions.

6. It is impossible to think of any good meal, no matter how plain or elegant, without carbs or fat in it.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner with Jels, tomorrow my plans include shopping and Sunday, I want to stay in my pjs all day!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Time con Lola

Mi amigita, Lola, has been traveling so much in the last dos meses. We don't see her often. And I have been in Sin City working. Lola is all over the place. Pero, hoy, Lola came to Sin City. She was here to meet with our jefe...Daddy Warbucks. That's what she calls him.

Lola was staying in the Casino. She was here to sign some contracts for some shows, she is going to do later in el ano. And to talk with Daddy Warbucks. He is really attracted to her. And tends to give a lot of slack to Jels y yo when Lola comes to town. After their meeting, we spent the day together.

Jels called me to tell me we had the rest of the dia off. Since she was staying at the casino, we were in for lots of fun! Daddy Warbucks set us up with an in-room spa day. Despues, Lola wanted to go to one of the cocinas. She left us in the room. And when she got back, she had the most delicoso desserts. Lola cut up frescas and put them in these fancy dishes. She topped them with whipped cream. And dark chocolate shavings. They were simple, pero delicoso! I should have taken a picture of them.

We mostly enjoyed each others company. It has been a while since we have sat down and had good conversations like that. Lola is always busy, pero hoy, it was about friendship and good times. I like these unexpected dias.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, June 12, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. I grew up thinking anything was possible.

2. Gabi's Blog was the last website I was at before coming here.

3. Why don't you read my blog?

4. Hot baths helps me relax.

5. Thanks for the comida.

6. Flan is very off-putting.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to painting, tomorrow my plans include going to Jels' casita and Sunday, I want to cook dinner!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, June 5, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. I want to go home.

2. My favorite thing for dinner lately has been breakfast for dinner.

3. The peritos go bark! bark! bark!

4. A nice long walk is very relaxing.

5. Mi hermano has some good news.

6. When all is said and done, I hope to go home.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner at mi padres, tomorrow my plans include lunch with mi hermano and Sunday, I want to spend time with mi abuelita!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, May 29, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. It's cold and depressing in the winter.

2. I like to eat tomatoes.

3. My favorite health and beauty product is Bath and Body Works bodywash.

4. I like a nice long ride.

5. Well, first of all I LOVE mi trabajo.

6. Mi amigos; those were the cast of characters in a recent dream and it was loco.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to dinner, tomorrow my plans include going to Barnes and Noble and Sunday, I want to spend time with mis amigos!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, May 22, 2009

Viernes Fun

1. Moving horrible.

2. The view is free.

3. My best quality is listening well to others.

4. I'm not good with small details.

5. In nearly 10 years, life has changed so much.

6. A plate of good comida is what I need right now!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to watching some TV, tomorrow my plans include cooking a good meal and Sunday, I want to go shopping!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Sunday, May 17, 2009

The Fall of the Cuidad

I have been thinking. Las Vegas is not the same Las Vegas that mis amigos y yo came to love. It is not the same place that we would take a weekend viaje to or where Lola would go to perform some lavious show. There is significantly less gente, y the spark is gone. I come to work here often, I do a lot of paintings and murals for some of the rico. Pero, the vecinades are thinning, there is less work, and that it factor is falta. All we can do is wish for the old Las Vegas to make its vuelta.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mi Novio

It's official. After 10 years, I have un novio. The last time I could say that, I was in high school. I have dated off and on since. Pero, I never found anyone that I could really say I connected with. Mi hombrecito y yo have been dating since April. We became an exclusive couple last night.

He just makes me happy. Puts a sonrisa on my face. Life just seems better when we are together. For the primera vez, someone understands me. And loves me for me. Mi hermano tells me that he has never seen me happier than this. He is right.

I thought all the traveling I do, would hurt our relationship. Pero, it hasn't. Instead, mi hombrecito embraces mi trabajo. He is supportive. And he surprised me not long ago. He just showed up dos semanas ago. Con rosas rojas. 2 dozens! There is something especial about him. Something that I can't put into palabras.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, May 15, 2009

Senor Chile

I have been hard at work. Y Senor Chile has been giving me a hard time. El es mi jefe. To make cosas mas complicated, he is also a friend. I don't take it to heart. Por que Lola explained a long time ago how he works. He wants everything. RIght now and perfecto. Pero, I am not sure how much longer I can take it. Despues, Daddy Warbucks, Lola's jefe, y nuestro amigo, came to my rescue. Si, pero, I am not sure if going out to dinner with everyone was the real answer. The decorative painting is about 1/2 of the way complete. Pero, I will be back for dos semanas in June. No worry.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Viernes Fun

1. If we had no winter I would be sad.

2. The sunsets aqui are a perpetual astonishment.

3. If I had my life to live over I would do it the same.

4. My new painting is inside of four and twenty hours.

5. If you've never been thrilled you know how I feel when I paint.

6. To be interested in the changing seasons is a gift from God.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to sleeping, tomorrow my plans include going on a hike and Sunday, I want to go to church and eat all day!

Dios bendiga...Sam

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Un Gran Problema

Hay que USPS. We are just having the worst time with them. Lola has been trying to get to the bottom of our missing packages and mail. Those cajitas that we keep sending and never get to where they are going. Pues, Lola cracked the case last week. She found someone on Etsy selling her cerdito that she had made for Miss Sarita.

Lola knew there was un problema por que Sarita was not getting her packages from Nana. Despues, Lola went on Etsy una noche to look for a crochet pattern for pigs. Miss Sarita's favorite animal. Lola found her pig for sale. SI!!!!!

After talking with the man in charge at the post office, they had all the proof they needed. La policia was contacted and now Lola has a meeting on Thursday at the post office. Ella also has to claim a ton and a half of packages por que these people were opening the cajitas and taking what they wanted from them. Then they would sale the items on Ebay or Etsy.

Ahora, Lola is on damage control. She has to contact all these people and explain the situation. I feel bad. Pero, I am in Las Vegas working until the 20th. Pues, Lola made a list of things that have been sold, and she is going to remake them. Dos cositas, are for swaps for me. Si, pues I feel bad. Pero, she told me not to worry.

I will have to buy her something extraordinary. I will keep mi ojitos looking for the perfect Gracias gift. I just hope our partners are understanding.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Monday, May 11, 2009

Feliz Día del Delantal

If you didn't get that, Happy Apron Day! Si, es hoy. With everything that has happened hoy, I forgot to tell you. Que? Sam forgot something. Si! I know, it has been a rough one. Pues, I made it to Las Vegas and I had some time to think before I need to prepare for work.

El Delantal, it was something that I always loved about mi abuelita. She always wore one. Anytime you went to visit her, she was in the kitchen con delantal. It has been the same one from when I was little until now. The same one. Years ago, when I first learned how to sew, I made her a new one. Out of tela she picked. Mi abuelita likes flowers, she picked a tela con yellow rositas. I sat for days and days on end trying to complete her delantal. Pues, dos semanas later, I was done. I wrapped it up and took it to her. Ella son mas feliz que ninitos on Christmas morning.

I waited and waited for her to put it on. Mi abuelita got up walked to her "special cajita" under her bed. She placed it in there, and went back into the cocina. You see, mi abuelita cherished it, loved it. Pero, it wasn't her delantel. It was one that she would later wear cuando los vecinos came for a visit, but not for cooking.

Now, mi abuelita is older. It is hard for her to do a lot of the same things. Pero, every single mananita, she puts it on. Now she sits at mi mami's mesa and helps cook. She will peel papitas, roll tortillas, or chop onions. Pero, todo las dias, ella wears her delantal con muncho carino.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Que Tal?

Hoy...has been odd. Very weird. Pues, life goes on. Or so I hear. I just had un gran trabajo cancelled. CANCELLED! Hay que hombrecito. I had just bought all the seupplies. Pero, that is not the biggest thing.

Lola is a basket of nerves. At least that is what I got out of the 2 min I had her on the telefono. Pues, Sarita took a turn for the worst. In a really bad way. I just ask anyone who reads this...please pray for her. She is 3 yrs old and has cancer. Things today have not been good. Pues, Lola wants to go be out there for la Familia C. Pero, trabajo is calling. Along with escuela. Please, please, please pray for Sarita.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Feliz Dia de las Madres

Felicidades! I am so excited about esta dia! It is a day to celebrate the wonderful mujeres in our lives. I for one, am very grateful to have very loving mujeres in mi vida. Hoy, I am going to celebrate them, their wonderful lives, and all the love they share. Mami...te amo.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Friday, May 8, 2009

Tienes Hambre

Pues, I am hungry. I have been working like a mad mujer. Then I realized it is almost 11pm. I missed la cena esta noche. Y, no quiere cocinar. I am covered in paint. Y tienes mas hambrecita than the pigs. I was also supposed to go shopping hoy. There is no comida aqui. Pues, I didn't make it either. Trabajo, it gets me into trouble. Y mi pancita quieres comida right now. I am going to go hunt for some comida.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Viernes Fun

1. Apples are to oranges as frijoles are to rice.

2. Mail in this town is for the pajaritos, and that's all I have to say about that.

3. I think I hear the phone ringing, but I don't care.

4. American flag.

5. Do what you want to do, but it all has consequences.

6. J was watching the girls and behind him was a Radio Flyer wagon; in the wagon was a bucket filled with flowers from his yard.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to drinks with mis amigos, tomorrow my plans include going to the Farmers' Market and Sunday, I want to try to make gorditas!

Lola always posts these on her blog. I thought I would copy her. Look for them every week.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Mucho Calor

I cannot believe how HOT it is outside. Hay calor!!! We could be in for it this summer. It is only May and we are already hitting 100. Pues, we just deal. Lola made me laugh. She hauled in 3 big fans, opened all the windows, and stick 10 bottles of agua in the freezer. She was ready to pass out with her 3 mile walk home from escuela. The skirt y zapatos might have had something to do with that. She had an important presentation hoy.

Right now, I am sitting in the back porch, just trying to stay cool. The wind is blowing, and I am not getting any work done. Papa money (a nickname for my boss) wants some sketches. Pues I cannot even think in this heat. I could be in some HOT mexicana music video right now. Sweating with mi Coca-Cola y musica mexicana. I think I am just going to go for a walk. I don't even want comida esta noche. A walk sounds good.

Primero, I need to sign up for an apron swap. Si, un otro swap. They are lots of fun. Y, I think this blog will make swapping a lot easier and more enjoyable. Si! I can share with you the aprons i make and the goodies I get back.

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Feliz Dia de Cinco de Mayo

Felicidades para todos. I am excited about today. Not so much about Cinco de Mayo...that is fun though. But today I am going to dos fiestas con Lola...mi amigita. La primera is one that some friends are throwing. Lola and some other mariachis are preforming. Las ninitas are dancing...y la comida is going to be delicoso! We are pretty excited. It is definitely a family style party. But we are happy to spend bueno tiempo with friends. Pues, after that, Mr. J is having a birthday party. Si, mi amigo guerito was born on Cinco de Mayo. The band is throwing a surprise party for him. Feliz Cumpleanos J! I hope everyone enjoys their day!

Dios Bendiga...Sam

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ya Medo

I decided to join the blog world. I have been blogging off and on for a while on my MySpace page. But it just doesn't seem right anymore. Tambien...I don't know how to add pictures to my post there. So here I am. Aqui...on blogger. Let's see how I do. Dedos crossed...this will work out better. I plan to just share some of my crafts...maybe even a little bit of my art. We will see.

Dios Bendiga...Sam