Friday, May 23, 2008

10 Ways To Tell If You're Latina

You know you are Latina:

1. If you can't fight the urge to clap on a plane that has just landed!

2. If your boyfriend plucks, waxes or in any other way grooms his eyebrows even more than you do, then you are most likely a a Latino!

3. If even though you're fluent in English, you still refer to going grocery shopping as a compra.

4. If you have ever committed the cardinal sin and fashion faux pas of wearing socks with sandals!

5. If something immensely sad or something immensely adorable both elicit the exact same response of "Hay Bendito!".

6. If your grandmother's chancletas seemed to have some mystical boomerang powers, you know, she threw it at you and somehow it was magically back in her hand before you could even look up from your hiding place, then you are definitely Latina!

7. If Vick's VaporRub was pronounced BibaporĂș and used by everyone in your family to cure anything from burns to acne to La Gripa to infertility.

8. If you have ever sat down on a couch and then immediately fallen off because of the slippery smooth surface created by the plastic covering the entire living room set...Latina all the way baby!

9. If you grew up with a mother and/or grandmother who made you eat a ton of their food to prove how much you loved them, and then called you gordita five minutes later while pinching your chichos!

10. If you are completely fed up with being called, fiery, spicy, caliente or any other adjective that could also describe a chili pepper, you are absolutely, positively, undeniably Latina.

Just Because

Fonzy came home from work with a dozen pink roses for's not our anniversary, it's not my birthday, it's not Mother's Day. he got them.......just because. I thank God everyday for blessing me with Fonzy. I couldn't of asked for a better husband.

Graduation Weekend

While Fonzy's parents were here for his graduation weekend, we ate out every night. Elodia and I were suppose to be losing weight....uh, that didn't happen on this weekend. When they got here Friday night, we went to Cheesecake Factory. Saturday after the graduation we went Larry's restaurant, which is a soul food buffet. We had green, fried chicken, smothered pork chops, black eyed peas, rice, fish, and a whole lot more. Sunday really topped the eating out. I'm sure we all gained at least 10lbs. Mother's Day Sunday after church we went to Yancy's for Sunday brunch and later that night we went to Bahama Breeze. I didn't know we were going to Yancys, so I didn't have my camera. I was so upset! I missed a lot of good pics. I did take my camera to Bahama Breeze though....

Elodia getting her drank on

This is Elodia laughing after her and Alan told us about how they got together. Her booty was somewhere in that conversation.

Fonzy and I

Ezekiel and Elijah

Karen and TJ

Vicki and Jay

Elodia laughing some more, we really had a good time.

All of us outside the restaurant

Fonzy showing off his bling, bling. Can you tell he really liked his ring.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fonzy's Graduation Continued

OK...I finally got the rest of Fonzy's graduation pictures downloaded, it took me a while, but better late than never, right?

Here's the boys and Grandpa waiting for Fonzy to walk by

There's Daddy!

I got my paper now!

Congrats from Mom - Elodia shed tears most of the day. She was so proud of her baby!

Kisses from the Mrs.

Fonzy and his Momma

Fonzy and his Dad

Fonzy and his parents

Fonzy and the boys

Fonzy, the boys and me.

Fonzy's parents got him a ring for his graduation. Here he is showing off his Bling Bling!

They also got him a plaque.

Here's what the plaque says:

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles he has overcome while trying to succeed. May you continue to maintain the dream your Grandfather has set forth for our family.

***the names listed are the family members who have obtained a college degree***

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Fonzy's Graduation

I have been such a slacker with my blog lately. I have pictures I need to download, thoughts I've wanted to write down and I never seem to get around to it. It's been almost a week since Fonzy graduated and I am just now posting the video. The day was beautiful. They had the graduation outside on St. Augustine's campus. They said they haven't had it on campus in 30 yrs, or something like that. Shows how much I was paying attention. My main priority was getting Fonzy walking across stage. Here's the video. Next!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Spring Cleaning

So Fonzy's Mom, Dad and older brother will be here this weekend for his graduation, so to prepare for their visit, we've decided to do some spring cleaning. Well, if you want to call it that. We decided to tackle some projects we've been talking about, but keep putting off, like painting! I have never painted a day in my life. Can I just say that I am no good at painting. I'm much better with the taping. I am so upset that I did not take before and after shots. What kind of blogger am I. I know, I know.....I've been off my game lately. We started painting Sunday after church. We have the hallway, living room and dining room done except touch-up paint. Sunday night we were up past 1am, on a work night! Last night, we were up until 12:30. I am so sleepy today. I am taking my butt to bed early tonight. At least before midnight. The painting wasn't too bad. Fonzy and I have been listening to some CD's I made with all the old school jams, some Alexander O'Neal, Babyface, Prince, Shelia E, Cameo, After 7, Chaka Khan. New Edition, Boys II Men and more. They just don't make music like they use to. Fonzy also refurbished a china cabinet we had, sanding, painting, staining. Again, I didn't do a before shot, but I will have an after. All the painting and cleaning should be done tonight, then tomorrow we can shampoo the carpets. By the time his family arrives, we will be too tired to enjoy them. I know I am ready to pass out!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Getting His Paper

After 3 long/short years, Fonzy will be graduating on Saturday! The reason I say 3 long/short years is because I'm sure when Fonzy was up all night writing papers and doing homework, the years seemed long, but really thinking back on it, these 3 years flew by! So my sweetie will finally get his paper....a bachelors degree! Saturday night there was a dinner for the's a few pictures for your enjoyment.

Before the dinner

Fonzy speaking to his fellow classmates, with his sexy self. I love the hat.

Receiving a scholar award presented by his favorite professor, Dr. Grady. These two loved to argue.

And here he is after dinner, showing his stuff on the dance floor. We got out there to do the electric slide, but we kept messing up, so we left the electric slide for the professionals The Soul Train line we could do. Here is Fonzy going down the line with one of his classmates.

Thoughts on Nursing....

I'm getting use to my role as an administrative assistant again, but want so much to be a nurse already. I've been reading blogs of nurses and I'm just ready to start school, graduate and get to work. I think I'm leaning more towards Labor and Delivery than working with cancer patients. I recently read a book called Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent, and I started thinking about being a nurse or midwife, but like I said before, I was so comfortable in my job, that I never really took my thoughts seriously. I've always enjoyed watching Babies: Special Delivery on Discovery Health, and would daydream about being a nurse or OB Doctor delivering babies, how exciting it would be, but it was just daydreaming. I never thought I could actually do it. But I think being layed off gave me the push I needed. I know it's going to be hard work, long hours and many challenges, but I'm ready. I'm ready for a change, I'm ready for the challenge. Sometimes when I get to thinking about this huge change I'm about to make in my life, I feel maybe I'm too old (37) to take on nursing school and being an RN. I've been in an office setting for so long, I wonder if my older body is going to be able to handle being on my feet all day, and the demands of the job. Then I start thinking about all the chemistry and biology classes and all I have to learn. I was a CNA many, many years ago, but that is nothing compared to being a nurse. There is so much to learn. But I can't explain how determined I am to do this. I've had a lot of people ask me if I'm sure this is what I want, or say they can't see me as a nurse, and it gets me to wondering. Why can they not see me as a nurse? I know when I was a nurses aide, I really did not want to be a nurse. I was in my early twenties, and not really sure about alot back then. But I feel I'm older, wiser and know myself more than I did then. I really want this and feel I would make a great nurse. Yeah, I sometimes have my doubts, but I really feel this is it. I just pray I can get into the nursing program. It's very competitive, so I will be studying like crazy and probably not getting a lot of sleep, which will be hard for me, but again, I am determined. I wish I could start already.