Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
My mom took me to this store called Win-co up in the high desert. It was pretty amazing to say the least. Good prices and so much variety. I know we have one or at least a couple down here in the valley, so I'm going to take my daughter there to shop for our Thanksgiving dinner.
We had a nice time together, lots of good conversation -- we miss my sister and this was evident in all our conversations. My mom is a very strong person . . . Sometimes I don't know how she does it.
I read other blogs and lots of them are happy blogs with children and families. I hope to get there eventually.
I look forward to Thanksgiving and having my kids home. They are always such a joy. This will be my "happy" day. :)
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Upon leaving, sitting right in the middle of the mall was Santa Claus!! Wow!!
I just thought the whole scenario was funny. We barely have left Halloween, Thanksgiving is about two weeks away and Santa is already here. :)
I think I'll go buy my Butterball turkey and look at fall leaves falling from our tree. Oh, and put out our Fall wreath!!!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Received a lot of happy birthday calls from family and friends. Later on my son and his sweet little girlfriend made a chocolate cake for me. It was delicious!!!! They also gave me Nicholas Sparks' new book "The Last Song," and the card they gave me was so endearing. I am so blessed.
And because of my son being sick with the swine flu our older two children said they would wait until the weekend just in case -- precautions :).
My birthday has come and gone. It has been nice.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
This morning he woke up refreshed and rested. I was so happy to see him like that. He doesn't remember a whole lot about last night. The doctor told us we brought him in early enough for them to treat him and send him home. He can't go to school or work for at least 7 days. But that's ok. I'm just so glad he's better. What a scare!
And now I'm exhuasted. Going to watch a little bit of t.v. and go to sleep.
Thank you Lord for all you do for us.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Many memories flow back into my mind -- songs I hear, commercials on tv. I never used to watch commercials before -- it was always the time I did dishes, laundry, school work - but when I started staying with her we watched so many commercials -- I got a kick out of them and would laugh out loud which would make her shake her head "Aiii Gloria" she would say. "Oops sorry!"
This last Monday my daughter made her alter for "Dia de los Muertos" for the museum in Riverside. This is the second year she has participated. It is a beautiful cultural event. She has always done an alter for All Saints Day but now shows it along with so many others. This year she included my sister which gave me the saddest feeling because I miss her so-- and it touched my heart to see how much my daughter loved her nina (Godmother).
I know my sister is in a good place with my dad, my little sister and brother, my brother-in-law, grandma, and our compadre, but I sure do miss her. I've heard of people talking about a "new normal" and at first I thought that it was a dumb notion, but as time passes, I get it. It is a "new" normal without my sister in it. I feel like I inch along looking for a semblance of happiness and I find it with my husband and children, with my kids at school, with my brothers and sisters, and with my friends. I keep trying and I keep living. God bless us all. Please keep us in your prayers, especially my mama.