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