viernes, 12 de septiembre de 2008

It's My Birthday and I'll Cry If I Want To

Even if I have no reason to. That's just a great song. So I'm 24 today. I feel ancient. And in the mood for writing short sentences. Wow, I never thought I'd be a mom and married (yes, in that order) before I was 24. It feels weird, good, but weird.

So, we got married yesterday. I'm waiting on the photos. I was indeed the blushing bride, if only because the damn taxi driver left me on the wrong side of the goverment buildings and i had to run across a huge courtyard in my dress, flowery hair and high heels. It was a very simple ceremony with just the two of us and the judge. I got my now husband a fantastic Dr. House T-shirt as a wedding gift. Arn't I the coolest bride? Our families are coming over to eat today, by families I mean his family and my Dad and Aunt. Well maybe not my Aunt. I get to cook and clean the house, 'cos he's at work. Happy Birthday Silvia! Here's some household cleaners and food items.... hmmm maybe I can combine the two and make sure this never happens again...

Oh, its Mexico's Independence Day next week, so there was a little party at my son's school today. I forgot to buy him a red ribbon he needed to wear around his neck, so I "borrowed" one from one of my dresses. I'll sow it back on later....
He danced "el jarabe tapatio", which looks like this...

Of course it's not as impressive when it's performed by four year olds, but the other moms and indeed myself, still clapped and squealed with delight like morons :)

domingo, 7 de septiembre de 2008

Yei babies and Tab bars....

So much for updating frequently. Still, it's probably a positive sign of me being busy being alive in the non virtual world. Since my last post I've managed to get William into a private catholic school here in Mexico City. Yes, I know, I'm horrid, But it's literally two houses down from our apartment, so we can get up just an hour before he has to be there. That's what I hated the most about school when I was his age, having to get up at 5 o'clock in the morning.As for the catholic crap, well I figure since most kids stray away from their parents' belief systems when they become teenagers, in an effort to identify themselves as "not the same as my mom and dad, but just the opposite", I hope the good sisters will make him so sick of religion he won't take down that path. I'm not sure it's working though...

William: " Mom, do you know what?"
Mom: "Mmm, no."
William: " We have god nailed up on a wall at my school!"
Mom: "Um, great sweety.

He's developed an obsession with Harry Potter, which is unfortunate since there isn't another movie coming out till next summer, so there wasn't any merchandising for his bithday this August. I managed to find a fantastic extendable paper wand for him though.

The store has been pretty slow this month since most people had to spend a lot of money on school fees this August. I hope things pipe up for the rest of September.

The big news for the week is that my boyfriend and I are finally getting married this Thursday. Hurray! We're just going down to the civil registry and signing some papers, the big party will probably be till next summeer (maybe we can have a Harry Potter themed Wedding!).

jueves, 24 de julio de 2008

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New life, new blog. Seems like a good idea at the moment. My son and I just moved to Mexico City (my home town) after eight years of living anywhere else. I'm getting married to my darling boyfriend, just as soon as we can manage to get up early one morning to go visit the civil registry. Meanwhile we're running our own gift shop and living it up in one of the world's largest cities.

As a bizarre homecoming gift, my father has given us a horned lizard. As far as I can tell, it's the laziest creature in God's creation. The guys at the local pet shop sold me some worms to feed it, but Wilfrida has been diligently ignoring them, so today were going ant hunting at the park. So far there has been no amusing splurting of blood from the eyes, but I'm keeping my camera ready!