Wednesday, December 31, 2008

3 more hours to go!...

I can not believe that another year is over!...
In 3 hours I'll be in 2009!
Geez!
Time flies by so fast!
I'm watching the year review on the news channel (all the big events and stuff...)and tears persist in coming!...My my...I'm such a cry baby!...
It's true I can't help my self from crying in every New Year's Eve!
It's a mix of feelings...Happiness....Emptiness...Dreaminess...*Big sigh*...
I wish that this new year brings me all I need!
I know I'm gonna work my way to get it!But a bit of good luck is always welcome!
So my dear friends...
Fulfill all your dreams, grab all your chances and tell to your dear ones how much you love them every day!!!!
Happy 2009!!!!!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Award time!!!!

My dear friend Tina Lapadula @ "Life in the Lapadula House" gave me this sooooooooo cool award!
Thanks girl!!!
You always think about me even when you know that I've been a awful blogging mate lately!
That's why I love to have such good friends as you!



As part of this award I must now list 5 addictions and then pass onto 5 more fabulous blogs!

So here are mine:
  1. Blogging (DUH!!!)
  2. Coffee
  3. Picking my face (Gross I know!)
  4. Reading
  5. Chocolate!!!
And I'm passing this award to:

Angeline
Petula
Tisha
Toni
Gin E

Meet My Friends Monday


This meme is hosted by my dear BBF Toni over "It is Nap Time"





This week I will talk about my dear friend Tammy.
Along with Toni and Tina, Tammy was one of my first BBF's.
She's a Work at Home Mom that lives in Canada, she's married and has two gorgeous kiddos,Aurora  and Aidan.
Tammy has got to be one of the sweetest people I have ever met.
We got a lot in common!I use to say to her that we must be twin sis separated at birth!LOL!
For instance:her birthday is exactly in the same day of my baby brother's birthday!
And we both have a white female dog!LOL!
She's a doll!
Tammy is always there for me when I need!
What can I say!?
She is an awesome friend!
So I hope you hop over her blogs and see for yourself what a lovely lady Tammy is!


 






Saturday, December 27, 2008

Through My Eyes Friday


This is a Friday Meme by my friend Tina Lapadula.

These pictures were taken over my mom's (where we spent the Christmas Eve) and when we got home around 2am when the kids unwrapped the rest of their Christmas presents.
So...

This is what you see when you look through my eyes!








































Friday, December 26, 2008

Santa brought me!.....


A nicely all wrapped up....INFLUENZA!!!
On Christmas Eve I was feeling it already so I started taking the pills to fight it....
Yesterday (Christmas Day) I was doing nothing but sneezing and blowing my nose...
Today....Geez....I feel miserable....
My whole body aches...My eyes hurt like hell!...Oh and my nose!...I think if I blow it one more time it will fall apart!...
Anyhow...I'm gathering some strength to make my Through my Eyes Friday and let you see the kids unwrapping their gifts.

Seasons Greetings Everyone!(AAAAAAHHHTCHUUUUUUU!!!!!Bless me!.....)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

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Eric's Conversations this Week...



Talk #1

Yesterday I bought a new pair of slippers...A Spiderman ones...
Eric:(screaming at the top of his lungs like if was being bitten or something...)Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!Wilson took away my dear and beautiful slippers!!!!
In this  one he scared the hell out of me, cause I really thought he got injured or something!Turned out that his brother took them out  so he could sit on the sofa....

Talk#2

Two days ago while I was brushing my hair:
Eric:Mommy,what are you doing?

Me:I'm brushing my hair...
Eric:Let me see it.Please, can you turn?
So I turned my back so he could see it.
Eric:WOW!You look beautiful mommy!Your hair is beautiful!

Talk #3

On the bus after last minute Christmas shopping,I was doing funny faces to Eric but I had my sunglasses on...

Eric:(trying to look at my eyes directly)Mommy!Taken them out....I wanna see it!....
Me:See what?
Eric:Your eyes!It's too dark with the glasses.
I took them out...
Eric:(smiling ear to ear)Those eyes are beautiful!

LOL!I think he's in love with the "beautiful" word!!!





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Monday, December 22, 2008

Meet My Friends Monday #2


Meet My Friends Monday is hosted by my BBF Toni.


Today I'd like to talk about my dear friend Tina.
Tina is a wonderful lady and an amazing friend.
She is what I call the Ultimate Hot Momma!She's a very funny girl that always manage to put I smile on my face!
Tina is a stay at home mom of two gorgeous boys who are 4 and 1 years old.
She lives in the UK and I just love her outgoing personality!
We do have a lot in common and just like Toni, she was one of my first commenters!
Tina has 3 blogs of her own:

"Mummy Diaries"--Where you can take a look over her daily family life.

"Game Freakz"--where she reviews games and cool stuff.

"Gossip Avenue"
--where  she talks about celebrities,fashion,make up...


If you wanna piece of advise  hop over her blog and see for yourself what I mean! ;)

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sandra's Sunday Corner


And my Sunday choices for today are:



Music:"This Christmas"--By Christina Aguilera








Book:
"Christmas Carol"--by Charles Dickens




Perfume:"Nina"-- by Nina Ricci


Crappy Feeling....



I'm not feeling very good today...
In fact, I wasn't feeling that good yesterday either...
Me and hubby have been Christmas shopping for the past 3 days and that has been quite stressful to me...To him too I suppose...But he's not in his "PMS" week...or is unemployed for the past 3 years...
This Christmas we have a very low budget to spend on Christmas gifts and that makes me feel really bad...Mostly because we can not buy some of the stuff the kids would like to have...Then there is my brother...I still haven't figured out what to buy him...He's 13 and all the stuff he likes is way too expensive to what I can afford....Then there are mom and MIL...Both of them quite picky with their taste...I once bought something to my mom and what she said was «what am I supposed to do with is?»....My MIL only likes expensive perfumes but we're thinking in offering her one in her birthday next February, so now I give her what?....
And we have 5 nieces and nephews still to buy a treat...Yeah, a treat....Cause we can't buy anything else but it....
Ohh!...Did I mention that I'm so broke that I don't even have the money to buy hubby a present?!...He said me not to worry cause I have the rest of the year to do so...And his Birthday is next month....
I feel down....
I feel like crying...
I feel useless...
Overall, I feel a piece of S**t!...



Friday, December 19, 2008

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Through My Eyes Friday



As some of you may know, last Monday we took Wilson to his cardiology app in Lisbon.When we got to Lisbon the sun was setting so I took some cool shots.
So....

This is what you see when you look through my eyes!










This is a Friday Meme by my dear friend Tina L.
If you want to participate check her blog.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Done with the Annoying Phone Calls


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Thursday Thirteen--21st Edition


Thirteen Things about My Week


  • Last Monday we took Wilson to the pediatric-cardiologist.She did same exams on him and told us not to worry cause everything is ok.She's 95% sure that those pains in his chest are due to respiratory problems (he has large adenoids).Still she scheduled another exam to January just to be 100% sure of it.
  • The day we went to Lisbon to Wilson's app it was freezing!Still I managed to take some gorgeous pics that I'll post on my Friday Memes
  • This week I got really worried about Wilson because some kids in his school saw a man taking pictures of them during recess time.Some of the little girls were just terrified.Like always, most of the grown up did not believe the kids and said they were making it up...I DO believe in children!So Wilson is being escorted by me, dad or big bro always!
  • Filipe won a computer game Tournament in his School(you can check his winning pics over "Cidade Jovem")
  • Hubby gave me my Xmas present, an Expresso coffee machine
  • We got our wireless system!Now it's non stop blogging the whole time!
  • I'm in my PMS week...
  • I got xmas cards from my BBF's Tammy,Toni and Tina Lapadula
  • My mom is going to Serra da Estrela, way up North in Portugal.She's going to see snow for the very first time
  • I'm still thinking what to give to my kids for Christmas
  • Eric fall asleep while having dinner 2 days ago.It was hilarious to see him fighting it...Chewing with his eyes closed!LOL!
  • Finally I'm NOT breastfeeding Eric any more!!!Woo Hoo!
  • A friend of mine told me a secret that made me sooooooooooo happy that I screamed when she told me ************!You wanna know what it is ???You will know!Some day!LOL!



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Wilson's Christmas Party at School

Today was kids last school day.Now it's Xmas Break!They only go back on January 5th...
So once it was they last day, they had a small party at school (party in school here is equal to kids singing and dancing.That' s about it...)
Filipe also had a party at Junior High, but it was at the exact same hour then Wilson's.
Last year I didn't managed to watch Wilson's Xmas party cause the parents were not aloud to watch due to the lack of space...(Yeah, you read it right.Not aloud!)So this year I decided to watch Wilson's...Poor Filipe didn't have any family member watching his...Thanks God he is mature enough to understand the reason why...
So, here are 3 videos of the kids performance...

This first one is Wilson's class performing a song/dance.He's the one in the end of the front row with a dark brown jacket and a blue scarf.(I'm sorry about the heads in front but it was crowded and I couldn't get up to make the video.And I had Eric sit on my lap! :P)


video

This second one is Wilson's music and English class.You can see his music teacher playing guitar.



video

Finally the third one!
This is nothing to do with Wilson!LOL!
You see, where we live there are 3 predominant cultures (Portuguese,African and Gypsy).
I bet you girls have that romantic idea of gypsy ladies with colorful long skirts reading hands...
That's far from the truth!....
They have a very strong culture that has some beautiful things like girls and their pride about their long hairs, like the jewelery they wear (they love gold) and their dancing.
The teachers try to emphasize the best in every culture.
In this video you can see 2 gorgeous gypsy girls and some gypsy boys dancing.Of course, that in every class there are kids from the 3 cultures but this 3rd grade (year) teacher decided to do something different than Christmas Carols.

video

Build-A-Bear Workshop Gift Card Giveaway




Thou it's her birthday today (Happy Birthday My Dear Friend!!!!) my lovely BBF Tina Lapadula@"Life in the Lapadula House" is willing to give you a present instead of getting one!
Yeah!You heard me!
She's doing a marvelous giveaway with the "Build-A-Bear Workshop's" team.
This is one of their gorgeous pieces:

You have there a variety of plushies at very low prices.
If you wanna win this gift card she's giving away, just hop over Tina's L. blog and follow the rules for participating.

And once again.....


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

WORDLESS WEDNESSAY--15th Edition

BBF's 3--Family 0
Ok.Once again I'm skipping the "wordless" part of it...
This is just me making a point about my feelings towards this country/culture/people...
We're 1 week away from Christmas...It looks like I have no family or Portuguese friends...
Thankfully, I've made new ones!Or else that shelve would be empty!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Santa Came Earlier ....

I suppose that Santa must be really fed up with my begging the whole time, so he decided to give me a present today!
Nah!!!
What happens is that my hubby went Xmas shopping and wanted me to open up my present today!
He said that there's no use in delaying it!
What a sweetie he is!
So, my dear caffeine addicted friends,just check out what Santa brought me!





Do you like my cappuccino???