Thursday, October 30, 2008

It is a wonder I turned out a decent person....

My family is making FRONT-PAGE NEWS back home (Rio Grande Valley, Texas). It's actually mom's side of the family. It is freaking crazy....

IN A SENTENCE: My cousin, Emmanuel Sanchez (former deputy sheriff) smuggled cash between the Valley and Atlanta for a multi-state criminal organization working with Mexico's Gulf Cartel.

His brother Jose Armando Sanchez is currently serving time in jail for trying to sell drugs to an undercover cop. He was a detention officer in the County Prison.

REAL NICE. I am so freaking proud. I can't even believe I'm admitting that I am related to them, but what the hell am I to do.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Family Issues: WWYD

First some background...

I have an older brother.
He's 28 yrs old.
He's been married once before.
Has a little girl.
Recently divorced.

While married cheated on his wife a number of times.
While divorced cheated on his girlfriends plenty of times.
In my eyes, he's lower than scum.

*We've never really gotten along and all the crap he pulls makes me dislike him more. He's also mom's FAVORITE son/child, so bonus points for him.

He is supposedly "dating" a girl. Said girl is 18 YEARS OLD. He swears he wants to get married. He lied to this girl and told her he's never been married before. He said his daughter was born outside of marriage. When he's at home with my brothers he brags about how he can nail her if he so wishes.

I think it's a HUGE INJUSTICE to allow this girl to marry him without first telling her the truth about his previous marriage and what a piece of shit he is.

Mom has meddled in everybody's freaking business before (in regards to relationships) when the person wasn't to her liking but is going through with this major bullshit. She claims to want to stay out of it, since it's not her place. I'm calling bullshit on it all. DH says I shouldn't participate in the wedding at all, since it'd be hypocritical of me to do so. I am trying to fight off the urge to call this girl and tell her what she's getting into....


Potty Training?

Not going so great actually.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

I'm starting to get scared....

regarding the whole economic slump we're in. DH says this is happening world-wide and it's scaring the crap out of me. I just finished reading an article about all the jobs that are getting cut here in the states... thousands upon thousands of jobs. HOLY CRAP!

Does anyone have any reassuring words?


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Full day tomorrow...

Can't wait for the weekend. I'm gonna call tomorrow and make an appointment for a pedicure/manicure cause LORD knows I need it.

I iwsh I could catch a few Z's

I'm up all damn day long picking up the place and tending to the girls. Sometimes when I put Evelyn down for a nap I figure I can close my eyes for just a few minutes. YEAH RIGHT. The second my eyelids start getting heavy Emma POUNCES on me and becomes needy. This puts me in a seriously bad mood -- it only lasts a few seconds and then I move on to something else -- but seriously, CAN'T I CLOSE MY EYES FOR JUST A FEW MINUTES?!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Emily and school - Part III

Yesterday her teachers and I met again for a FINAL evaluation. Emily has been in 1st grade for three weeks now and her teachers feel she is doing exceedingly well.

First we discussed her benchmark tests. First the MATH: Example of problems asked where addition, subtraction, counting money, count by twos, count by ones backwards, telling time, and drawing the hour and minute hand on the clock telling a specific time. This last question, she mixed up the hour and minute hand's length - but was still able to point them in the right direction. Overall she got ONE question wrong (the one mentioned). Her teacher said that even with just one wrong, she exceeds what they ask of students at this point. I was nervous with math, only because I don't work with this subject too much at home - but was glad to find out that she is grasping all the concepts just fine.

Next the reading. Ya'll, it ridiculous how many words this kid knows and at what level she's reading. For example, at this point they ask that students read at least 14 words per minute. At the end of the school year they should be able to read 45 words per minute. She reads 61 words per minute. SHE DID GREAT in this test as well. (The rest of the scores escape me at the moment.) She also exceeded expectations for this test.

Emily is doing great socially as well. She has made new friends in her first grade class and has maintained friendship in kindergarten. Her first grade teacher lets her go back to Kinder to say "hi" to her teacher and friends, which I think is so sweet. She's pretty popular with both classes and it seems that everywhere we go in town everyone knows her. LOL Both teachers attest to what a joy she is to teach and say she is a bright little girl. I'm sooo happy for her and sooo proud of her.

We all agreed at the end of the meeting that she will stay in 1st grade permanently since we all feel she's doing well.