Saturday, August 29, 2009

Men love Birthdays

L will be entering 2ND grade this year and she has really developed into a good reader. I am very glad to say that she can read print but still has a hard time with reading cursive. I will explain the reason why.

My sister came to visit us. We all went to pick her up at the airport and put her bag in the trunk, she sat between L and M and put her purse on the floor. Inside her purse she brought a book she had been reading on the plane. We were catching up when L asked the following.

L: excuse me mommy

Me: yes Lulu

L: Why do men love Birthdays?

Me: ummmm... I don't know, why? (I thought it was a joke)

L: I don't now mommy I'm asking you because Tia (aunt in Spanish) has this book and look it says (while pointing on the words) why do men love birthdays?

My sister and I simultaneously tried to grab the book and move it away from L, because as you can guess the book did not say why do men love birthdays, the books title was actuality "Why do men love bitches?" ... All I can say is thank God for my soon to be 2ND graders inability to read cursive.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

goofy questions

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:20am

2. How do you like your steak? medium well(closer to well done than to medium rare)

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs

4. What is your favorite TV show? right now its "Drop Dead Diva"

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Tuscany, Italy

6. What did you have for breakfast? Coffee with 2 Oreo cookies.

7. What is your favorite cuisine? Italian

8. What foods do you dislike? pig feet

9. Favorite Place to Eat? home

10. Favorite dressing? I don't use dressing I just put extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper directly on my salad and toss.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive? Toyota Rav-4

12. What are your favorite clothes? simple dress

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Alaska

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? I really want to be 1/2 full but if I'm honest I'm usually 1/2 empty.

15. Where would you want to retire? I think I want to stay wherever I lived and just travel a lot.

16. Favorite time of day? morning

17. Where were you born? Havana, Cuba

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? none

19. How many tattoos do you have? none

20. What is your favorite color? blue

21. Coffee Drinker? absolutely

22. Bird watcher? nope

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? depends it varies greatly

24. Do you have any pets? 2 aquatic frogs (not my idea)

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I am sharing a CSA with a great friend and today was my first day at the farm, I loved it!

26. What did you want to be when you were little? a pediatrician

27. What is your best childhood memory? bike riding with my family at the park

29. Are you married? yes

30. Always wear your seat belt? yes

31. Been in a car accident? yes

32. Any pet peeves? yes, when I'm driving and turn on the blinker to switch lanes and the car next to me speeds up.

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings? pineapple and ham

34. Favorite Flower? tulips

35. Favorite ice cream? chocolate chocolate almond

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? panera (not sure if its considered fast food)

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? none, I passed first try =)

38. From whom did you get your last email? Shan

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? banana republic

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? nope

41. Like your job? yes, I wouldn't change it for anything.

42. Broccoli? love it.

43. What was your favorite vacation? I haven't had a real vacation but I am looking forward to one soon.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? my hubby

45. What are you listening to right now? my kids talking

Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday morning

I am sitting in front of the tv with a cup of coffe and watching Ni Hao, Kai-lan with L and M. A lot of people dont like Mondays but I happen to love them.

I get why Mondays suck for some people, the weekend is over and its back to work etc, but for me weekends are usually taken like every other day.

As a housewife I dont really get a break from my "work" and with Dr.D's nutty schedule it is more often than not that I spend weekends without him. By the time Monday rolls around I am more than ready for it.

The start of a new week symbolizes a new possibility, a chance to change things and make a difference.

This week I want to work on my patience.

I think it would be good for the entire family if mommy was more patient.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Board exams

Dr.D will be taking his internal med board exam next week and he is so stressed out. Usually people dedicate a lot of time to studying for the exam but since he started his ID fellowship the day after he finished the internal medicine residency he didn't get any free time to study. It also doesn't help that the fellowship has been extremely hectic, he has basically been able to dedicate 1 hour a day to study and I'm being generous (however,he has been hearing lectures on his commute which is 2 hours a day). Last night we came up with a plan for him to try to cram in as many questions as possible during this last week. The plan will be hard on all parties involved (hubby-girls-and me). As soon as he gets home sometime between 6pm and 7pm, he will have dinner and go straight to sleep. He will sleep for 7 hours (meaning he will be waking up between 2am or 3am) and then study for a few hours until he has to get ready for work. He has the upcoming weekend free and again he will do the same thing, only instead of studying for a couple of hours he will do 2 practice test (questions for 8 hours straight).
I really hope this helps, because it is really important.

Friday, August 14, 2009

3's about me

Three names I go by:

1. mama
2. mommy
3. mom

Three jobs I've had in my life:

1. Customer Service Rep
2. Office Manager
3. SAHM <----- most difficult but also most rewarding

Three places I've lived

1. Princeton, NJ
2. Mia, FL
3. Havana, Cuba

Favorite TV shows:
1. Drop Dead Diva
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Secret Life of the American Teenager

Places I've been

1. Baltimore, MD
2. Orlando, FL
3. Springfield, IL


People who e-mail me regularly

1. Shan
2. Hubby
3. Dad

Three of my favorite foods

1. Shrimp
2. Chocolate Ice Cream
3. French Onion Soup

Things I'm looking forward to

1. Manicure/Pedicure
2. Vacation
3. End of fellowship in 2011

not so joyful moment

I have said before that the fellowship so far has been tough. In the last week the hubby has gotten home really late every night, barely making it in the door before the girls go to sleep. This morning he gave the girls a kiss before leaving and when he kissed M she woke up. Looking at her Dad dressed for work, she immediately grabbed on to him and began to cry. He carried her walking around the room and she kept repeating "please don't go, I miss you so much" OMG it was heartbreaking. He explained to her that he didn't have to go to work on Saturday and Sunday and that he would spend the entire weekend with us, but there was no consoling her she just kept crying and repeating that she wanted him to stay. Eventually I carried her and tried to calm her down by being silly and he was able to leave.

I complain about him being away so much because in all honestly, it sucks! However, its easier for me because I understand why he is doing it and I know that it isn't his fault to have that schedule, its the job he chose and it all comes with the territory. I feel bad that I don't take a step back more often and see how it affects the girls. Because well obviously it does and a lot more than we thought. Ever so often they make a comment about it, but it had never really been as bad as this morning.

The life of a Doctors family is difficult. It doesn't matter if some day in the future, when training is over, we can make a good living. Money doesn't buy time and for me time is one of the most valuable things in the world.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Family dinner is making me fat

I love the concept of eating dinner as a family. During Dr.D's residency we ate dinner with the girls at 5:30 every night (unless he was on call, on those nights I ate with the girls and he ate at the hospital). It has gotten challenging during fellowship to continue family dinners, because of his hectic schedule and the hour drive home. However, we have been trying to keep it up, the problem is that we are eating dinner around 7:30pm! Which is really not good, at all. Since the beginning of fellowship I have gained a good 5lbs. I blame it on having dinner so late and not only on that, its also the fact that by 5:30 I get so hungry that I have to add an extra "snack" that otherwise I wouldn't be having. I am not sure how long this is going to work for, but for now we really are trying.
(please excuse me as I unbutton my pants)

Monday, August 10, 2009

tough weekends

This is something puzzling to me, even though I spend the entire week alone with the girls, spending the weekends alone really bug me.
During the week I take them out with no problem, but getting them and myself ready and out of the house on either Saturday or Sunday is absolute torture.
I think its because it seems normal that on the weekdays the husband is out of the house working but weekends are "supposed" to be family time.

Therefore I usually spend the weekend at home and by the time Monday comes around we are all a little stir crazy. Just came online to check my email and write this and then off to the park we go!

*thankfully the hubby is not on call this weekend
(he has to study for the board, but at least he will be home!)