Monday, February 22, 2010
1. I got to stop saying NO to FREE Mexican Food. When my best friends' boyfriend is the guy running the place there are benefits that come with that! Thanks Pati! love ya!
2. My Plantar Fasciitis is feeling better but I'm still not running. Therefore, my weight is unchanged. Not a good thing since I got until May to fit into my jeans.
3. Watching the Olympics is making getting up in the morning very tough.
4. There will be snow AGAIN tomorrow here in the Dallas area. This will be the 4th or 5th time, I lost count already. I'm getting tired of being cold. Bring on the heat, man!
5. This past weekend, I learned about another addiction that some married couples commit that is called "addiction to parents" meaning, putting your parent or parents before your spouse. The order should be: God, spouse, children, parents. I'm afraid I HAD this addiction and didn't give my spouse his proper place. -Sandra.
Watching Evan Lysacek beat the defending gold Olympic Champion Plushenko on figure skating was awesome and most importantly, this is our first gold in these events in 22 years!! Evan was outstanding and exciting to watch.
Plushenko of course, thought he deserved the gold instead and decided to make his feelings known to the world. Russians are just sore losers. Take that you Russians!
Another big moment was when Apolo Ohno won his sixth and seventh medal. John is a big fan of Ohno and we felt in love short track last olympics because of this guy! He's got two more games this week and we hope one is a gold medal. South Koreans are also hating on Apolo. Haters are just mean people.
Bodi Miller is sober on this Olympics! He was such a bust last Olympics that he thought that being young and invincible, he could drink, party and still score a medal in the games could bring him glory! boy, did he crash and burned last time. This time, he's got three medals last night he got the gold medal and we found out he's now a father of a two year old baby. Parenthood can change life, doesn't it!
Another skiier to note is Lindsey Vonn. She's amazing and watching all the skiiers crushing left and right, you have to hand it to anyone who can cross the finish line unscatch.
If you weren't watching the hockey game between the US and Canada you must not be from around here. What an awesome game and the Canadians thought they could beat us! Take that you Canadians! And eat cake too!
Now, let's discuss Curling. Let's not, because I'm now hooked on that game! One thing, I did notice is that you don't have to possess any physical endurance or ability to perform this game, just accuracy. US not flaring too well.
Thursday, February 18, 2010
We figure since Sofia likes to prep food when we are cooking, she will love making cookies!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
A. one has a high arch. CHECK.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
My heart has been troubled for some time and I tend to seek out solutions on my own only to find that I achieve nothing by myself only to remember that with the Lord, his will and not mine should be the focus of my life and through his will, I should live every day of my life.
It is fear that leads me to do my will because I feel it is the fastest solution to my problems. When nothing is achieved, I get anxious and fear the worst outcome.
Last night I felt overwhelmed by not been able to find a solution to my problem. I felt lost. I dropped to my knees and prayed and cried and cried so more. I was reminded that I'm not alone.
This morning, I happened to open my devotional book call "God Calling" this book was given to me by a beautiful lady at my church who was helping me cope with my separation and divorce from John.
I opened the page to today's date, February 8 and here's what it said:
On Me Alone:
I AM your Lord, your supply. You must rely on Me. Trust to the last uttermost limit. Trust and be not afraid. You must depend on Divine Power only. I have not forgotten you. Your help is coming. You shall know and realize My Power.
Endurance is faith tried almost to breaking point. You must wait, and trust, and hope, and joy in Me. You must not depend on man but on Me, on Me, your Strength, your Help, your Supply. This is the great test. Am I your supply or not? Every great work for Me has had to have this great test-time.
Possess y our souls in patience and rejoice. You must wait until I show the way. Heaven itself cannot contain more joy than that soul knows, when, after the waiting-test, I crown it Victor, but no disciple of Mine can be victor, who does not wait until I give the order to start. You cannot be anxious if you know that I am your supply.
I was crying all through this reading because God is telling me exactly what he wants me to do. Wait for him, patiently; He has not forgotten me! His ways of communicating back to me will never cease to surprise me.
I will wait for him and accept his will because it is the best for me. It is what he has ready for me. -Sandra.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Here's Raquel having fun with Sofia. Sofia was not having fun with Raquel.
Auntie Nessa and Cousin Chaz with Sofia!
What's up Erkel!? Did I do that!? For the record, the pants on Raquel are size 12 months. Her other pants were in the laundry basket. But she still looks cute in this one!
My dog Billy. Yes, as everyone knows, he's my favorite dog.
Friday, February 5, 2010
1. I got to stop eating mexican food on Fridays! Not good for my diet. Now, I got to run tonight!
2. I don't like drama. I like peace of mind. Mostly, I like hughs.
3. Got to start writing down what I need for Sofia's b/day party next weekend.
4. Got to buy cupcakes for Sofia's Thursday class and get her classmates valentine's cards ready...oh and get something really sweet for her teachers.
5. I like to get some sleep this weekend. I said, I like to... not that it's going to happen.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Movie: Coraline - This was John's choice; he loves Tim Burton's movies so this was a must watch for him. One word to describe this move: Spooky. Not a children's movie unless you want to teach your kids a lesson about appreciating you. Coraline is a pre-teen girl who lives with her very busy parents who have no time for her and she is craving for attention and finds it with her very odd neighbors. The apartment where they live has a door that leads to a magical world where she finds the exact same people but the difference is that they all have buttons for eyes including her parents. However, these set of parents are everything she wants her real parents to be, but there is something she has to give up in order for her to stay with these strange looking parents and this is where the spookiness begin. This is not a movie for younger kids, but for pre-teens and up. I give it a B+.
Movie: Defiance - Daniel Craig is in this movie, he's the handsome James Bond. I picked this movie not because Daniel Craig is in it, (yeah right!) but because it has great reviews. Daniel or Tuvia in the movie, plays a Jewish man who escapes with his brothers from the Nazis to the forest in Germany, however, while being hunted from the Nazis, the brothers find other Jewish people in the forest who are also escaping the Nazis death camps. Very excellent movie! And a TRUE Story! A must see. They live in the forest for about 3 years. Very heart wrenching movie and how they survive not only the elements, i.e, cold weather and lack of food, but the thought of Nazis finding them. I'm not talking about 10 people, they were about 300 hundred people! Amazing story, very touching! I give it an A+. and yes, Daniel Craig is still the best James Bond ever! -Sandra.