Thursday, April 30, 2009
My dad's birthday is on Monday, May 4th. He's going to be 78 years old and he had to renew his California drivers license.
He went to go take the test and he DID NOT PASS!! I believe he missed more than half the questions.
I was devastated! Your car is your freedom and now he might not be able to drive anymore? My dad loves to drive. Granted he doesn't drive far anymore, but he loves to get into his truck and take one of his grand kids to the 99cent store or the Chippy store for candy. He'd jump into his truck to go visit his sister and to go to Mass every morning. How was he going to be able to drive around and visit people, or buy banana's or go to the bank?
I will admit that I cried all through American Idol, and if you know me, you know how much I love American Idol. I definitely was in no mood to Iwanna anything for me...all I really Iwanna'd was for my dad to have his drivers license.
I cried myself to sleep and I cried all the way to work!
Then, around 3pm today, my sister called me and sang, "I've got Sunshine, on a cloudy day"! And I was thinking, what the heck? And then she told me that she had just talked to my dad and he went back today and he PASSED THE TEST!
Whoooooo hoooooo, daddy is still mobile!
So my Iwanna wish came true, just one day late!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I remember this huge tree and the fondest memory is of Tia Nico who would gather all of us kids around in a circle, holding hands to play "Naranja Dulce, Limon Partido". Translated it's "Sweet Orange, Lemon Sliced". I'm not sure what the title of it means but I did a google search and there are a ton more lyrics to this song. I never knew that! The only thing we sang was,
Dame un abrazo
que yo te pido".
give me a hug
because I ask it of you".
I remember having a ton of cousins every time we played and we would hold hands and go around in a circle and at the end of the song, we each had to hug someone else. And as I remember it, that was it. There was no winner, no loser, we would just hug and then do it all over again, and again, and again. I don't ever remember getting bored of the game.
Each Easter we play this game in our family, this year I recorded it! I think most of the kids are getting too old for it, but I hope they look back at the game and remember their tia's, tio's and cousins and smile.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
She looked just like this kitten...
and we named her Norman.
I loved Norman to bits but once I got married and we were living in an apartment I wasn't able to keep Norman so my mom and dad took care of her. Yes, she was a female named Norman...my ex husband named her. Why Norman I don't know but that was her name.
My parents spoiled her silly. Norman was a very finicky eater and my mom would buy raw hamburger meat and roll it into little raw meatballs and she would take them out of the freezer and that is what Norman would eat.
And my dad would trim her fur. Norman was a long hair Persian and had ton's of fur that had to be brushed almost three times a day. Of course my mom and dad didn't have time to do that so Norman's fur would get all knotted and matted up and sometimes she couldn't even walk. My dad would just chop off all the matted fur and she looked so sad and pathetic with all her fur just chopped and hacked off, but at least she could walk.
I don't really have the time and energy in my life right now to have a Persian, or any type of cat at all. But someday, maybe when I retire Iwanna Persian.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Even through all my cancer ordeal I kept my spirits up and chose to see the funniness in having cancer. So today, I read about the Perez Hilton/Miss California ordeal and I was halfway through writing a blog about my feelings about it when I realized that the whole thing is a negative vibe subject and I don't want to deal with negativness on my blog. Suffice it to say...YOU GO MISS CALIFORNIA!
And instead of getting all bogged down in the negativity and spitefulness of Perez Hilton I give you this, a happy song from my past and a beautiful happy place to view while you listen...
Be a light, not a judge. Be a model, not a critic. Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.--Stephen R. Covey
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This was just one of the many signs being used today to protest taxes. Today April 15th is well known as being the day we all pay "our fair share". But with the recent problems with our economy and this recession and in California an increase in sales tax to 8.25% people are wondering just how FAIR our SHARE really is.
So today people took to the "Streets of Bakersfield" and many other streets all throughout the country to protest government spending and taxes and to have their voices heard.
I really don't know much about the whole movement; I just happened to get a glimpse of some of the protests this morning which watching the Today show, but apparently in Bakersfield thousands gathered by the Liberty Bell on Truxtun to protest...including the lady pictured above. Love the hat!
My reason to posting about Tea Bay Day is because of a post on one of my favorites blogs to read, The Bloggess. If you want to really get a laugh, and you don't mind a tad, little bit of questionable language, please check our her post today entitled, The time I got verbally assaulted at HEB. Be ready for a laugh.
Do you feel we've been taxed enough?
This Easter while sitting around my mom's kitchen table with my family I noticed a beautiful necklace that my niece Alicia was wearing. It was a little birdcage with a little bird, something like this one.
I have a theory about jewelry that I have actually put into play and I have rules and everything but for some reason no one wants to follow my theory and it's rules.
My theory is all about giving your jewelry to someone that is lusting after it after they have admired (not asked, ADMIRED) it three times.
I started this a few years ago when I had this really cute bracelet that was costume, it wasn't expensive and it wasn't anything that was a gift from someone or had sentimental value...I just loved it. While out dancing one night, I made friends with a couple, Ruben and Raelynn. The first time I met Raelynn, she admired the bracelet. A few weeks later, she happened to mention to me how much she loved that bracelet again. I told myself and my date that the next time she admired that bracelet I was going to give it to her.
A few weeks later I ran into this couple and again Raelynn admired the bracelet and so I gave it to her. I told her that I had promised myself that if she admired it one more time, I would give it to her. She was THRILLED! She couldn't believe I was giving it to her. I just took it off and placed it on her arm.
And you know what? She became a BFF that very same day and I've received many a gift from her and Ruben, plus their true friendship...which is worth way more than that bracelet was worth.
So I have a coworker who wears this gorgeous costume necklace, gold with red stones and it's really long...Iwanna it!!! Big time. So I admired it once, then a few weeks later I admired it again, and yet a few more weeks later again...so that's like three times right?
Remember I said that I had rules to my theory?
Well rule #1 is that the third time someone admires a piece of jewelry, you have to give it to them as long as:
Rule #2 It's not expensive
Rule #3 It wasn't a gift from someone
Rule #4 It had no sentimental value
I explained all this to the coworker, and you know what she did? She said tough luck, you ain't getting it! I mean seriously, she now knows the story and the rules and she chose not to give it to me? You know what that means? That she doesn't want my true friendship forever and that she's just mean and selfish! :-)
So anyway, I admired my niece's necklace and she only has to wear it two more times in front of me and I will OWN that baby! Cause third times a charm. But just in case she's mean and selfish like my coworker, I decided to shop online for my own Iwanna Birdcage Necklace. I didn't find one exactly like Alicia's, but I did find these...
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Oh, by the way...click on the image to enlarge it to a size that even old fart's can read :-)
Thursday, April 2, 2009
So really it was a great Iwanna day because I always Iwanna get my nails done and we did! We got Manicures. And I always Iwanna great food and we had a great dinner and luscious margarita's at Outback.
I always Iwanna spend time with people I love and I did!