Monday, June 28, 2004


Where to begin? Hmmm, well my day was uneventful unless you call swaping out refridgerators an event. I did get an unexpected call from Deli and Rae. we discussed our upcoming trip. I'm more and more excited about it every day. Was in chat for a bit tonight...was an odd night in there. I sorta stayed quiet through most of it. Then my mom and dad came from the airport and spent some time with us before they went home.

Oh and guess what...they forgot my t-shirt


Friday, June 25, 2004

Next Up

I had to skip a post, don't ask why you'll just get me all worked up about it again. Anyhow, I had to sit and recite a gerbil mantra over and over in order to calm myself after the evening I had. I'm sure Rae is sitting there asking....which one Anna? Mantra #4 embrace the essence of tranquility. For those who have no clue what I'm talking about go to this link:

Yesterday was a physically and emotionally exhausting day so today I did absolutely nothing.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

It's Here

The first day of summer vacation, oh how I wish school went year round. I couldn't even chat in peace ;), I don't know how many times I had to stop the little ones from beating the holy living hell out of one another. At least Joshua has been hanging out with his friends, going to the pool and not coming home until it's time for bed. When he's here he just aggravates the little ones just cause he can. I'm grateful that the friends he has are good kids and that we live is a safe neighborhood. These are the years I wasn't looking forward to. The rebellion, yeah I know...we all go through it but somehow every parent hopes it skips their kid.

The time I spent in chat today, although it was interrupted by the repeated "I hate having a brother" and "your ugly Rosie" was quite enjoyable. I've come to recognize the people who make a daily impact in my life and although most of them are far away in physical distance they are close to my heart.

On an aside, one of my conversations this evening had me thinking about things I've tried to forget. I've found that in some situations the best thing to do is not ask the whys and the hows and just let it go. Go where you ask...the dark place. The place you know your too afraid to go back into to try to find what you sent there.

Monday, June 21, 2004

John and the kids Posted by Hello

Jonathan Posted by Hello

Rosie  Posted by Hello

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Pleased again

I woke up early and got the kids up to help me make father's day breakfast for John. They were so excited to help cook. Rosie got to make toast with jam and chocolate milk while Jonathan got to crack the eggs into the frying pan and defrost the hashbrowns (he loves to press the buttons on the microwave). They were anxious to get upstairs and surprise daddy before he could get up....and they did. They told him how they cooked him all the good food and mommy helped ;). After breakfast and lots of hugs and kisses later the kids got ready to go to a birthday party with Lola (grandma) and Lolo (grandpa). While they were gone I had a chance to do some laundry and not bother John while he enjoyed his afternoon Quaking.

After a nap we got ready to go shopping, we take full advantage of this with no kids around. Those with children know what I mean, take a kid to a store and you end up buying everything except what you went in for. After that we went out for a nice dinner (mmm, Korean food). Have I toldja that I think I was Asian in a past life?

Hope everyone else had a good weekend >:D<

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Fun Family Day

Today we took the kids to the beach and we all enjoyed our time together. The kids were tossing rocks in the water and running in the sand. We got some great pics of them having fun. On the pier I dropped John's sunglasses in the water...He wasn't very happy about that but I did offer to jump in and get them, thank goodness he didn't say yeah ok ;).

I felt so peaceful walking with John enjoying our kids, I can't remember a nicer day together. After the beach they got to go to McDonald's...Jonathan and Rosie decided that the day wouldn't be complete until they got their neopet. On the drive home we saw a beautiful park and the kids still wanted to play. They had fun on the big pirate ship and the sand dozer. We teeter tottered with them and after pushing them high into the sky on the swings even mommy decided to swing some. Watching them smile and hearing them say it was a fun family day made me feel complete.

There are definitely gonna be more days like this now that it's warm.

Friday, June 18, 2004

When one day runs into the next

The past few nights I've been staying up til the sun comes up and then some. It's all Rae's fault..uh huh...spank her, wait don't do that she may like it.

Well it's friday and we did the family pizza and movie night thing. I enjoyed the serenity, actually it was so peaceful I started to fall asleep during the movie. I think it has something to do with being at my mom's house. I always feel so at home there.

Good News- next month I'm gonna visit Moonie and Obi and as it turns out were having our own little BBW party. I just sorta invited myself..Deli was going for a visit and Rae decided that she'd drive there to meet them and so I figured too. We added Gar and were still recruiting....shhh don't tell Monette that ;). I'm so excited I can't wait to get there *doing the happy dance*.

On a side note....

Paul - Puddles in your pocket
Rae - I will never be your ass monkey
Moonie - OOk
Jenn - Jesus is really really nice to the angels
Jamie - I really like my closet

and you wonder why I can smile after a crappy day...these people have alot to do with it.

Thursday, June 17, 2004


After the post I just read about Rae's night I figured I better get my ass back on here and write something before she wakes up :) See...I loves you Rae. Anyhow, for those of you who don't already know I had a pretty nice birthday. It was a long day but I enjoyed myself. I've spent the last two days online and on the phone with people I care very much about and that made me sooo happy. These times are precious to me because they don't come around very often.

Rae had me laughing my ass off yesterday as we went through funny links. She has posted them in her blog so I won't be redundant seeing how most of her good friends are also mine. Damn we have good taste don't we? ;)

I'm up this early...I don't know why. I may just go back and lay down and have secret dreams....Do you have a picture of your dog? LOL...Moonie that story is definitley one of your most memorable ones. I tell it to myself at least once a day.

Blog ya later....I promise

Monday, June 14, 2004

Where did the weekend go

Today I did absolutely nothing. I slept most of the day away just like most of yesterday. I really wanted to be productive but that went out the window cause I woke up still sore and tired. This week is that last week of school for the kids, that means if you don't hear from me I ran away ;). Sometimes I wonder how my grandmother stayed sane raising 14 kids. Thats right, no typo there. I have about 65 first least you know I wasn't lonely growing up.

The weekends always go by so quickly, I wish there was a pause feature. We'd be stuck on saturday almost indefnitely. I can't wait til the neighborhood pool opens next week. In the summer I like to go do laps, it's the only part of summer I do like and pretty much the only alone time I get. It truly is the only exercise I don't mind :P. I love the water, it has a way of calming me and making everything sort of dissapear into the ripples....and I so wish I could do that right now.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

A Day to Remember

After a long day on friday with little sleep I took a much needed nap in the evening. When I finally woke up I was in such a good mood as I reflected on my day. The graduation was beautiful and my baby looked so grown up in his cap and gown. He walked into the auditorium with such a proud smile on his face. When his class made it to the stage and started to sing I watched my angel smile as he sung directly to me. The tears just flowed, I couldn't have been any happier than I was at that very moment. We went out to dinner to celebrate and spending time with the whole family felt so good.

In the wee early hours of saturday morning I went into the room and it was a very small crowd. I actually enjoy it when it's that way sometimes. I had a great time with Moonie, Rae, Deli and Peachy. Monette tells the best stories, I just about peed on myself she had me laughing so hard. It's always nice to be around the people who make your heart smile. I dragged Audrey in right before I went to bed and tried to retell Moon's story...I didn't do it justice though. Thanks for being such positive influences in my life I love you all.

Friday, June 11, 2004

No Sleep for Me

My son graduates from Kindergarten today. I left everything for the last minute like I normaly do. I know what your thinking, I'm a procrastinator.....nope thats not it at all. I just happen to work well under pressure ;) yeah thats it! I washed his suit, ironed his gown, made the cheese and cracker tray for the gathering after, and now it's a little after 4am and I should probably lay down but I know if I do I'll have a hard time waking up and I don't want him to be late to his graduation. So now I'm sitting here wondering what I should do for 2 hours. The ceremony starts promptly at 9am, and thats not Puerto Rican time either....HAHAHA!! You'll be happy to know I have already picked out my outfit. Thats a first. I'll probably change my mind about it in the next few minutes but thats ok I at least have an idea. Oh, and I even remembered to charge the camcorder battery. I'm so proud of myself today. I could go play a game or even better yet do a few of those quizzes Rae loves :).

A glimpse of Insanity

June is always a crazy month for me. The kids get out of school, lots of birthday's and other celebrations. I've been running around like a chicken with my head off the past few weeks with doctor's appointments and school functions. To top it all off I feel like crap most of the time and I just want to find a nice cave and hide out til the dust settles.