Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts
Showing posts with label friends. Show all posts

Monday, March 28, 2016

WOW It is 2016 already!

Today I stumbled across my blog and geez… I miss blogging! Chasing twins is a very busy job, but I have to get back to the basics! Doing what I love! I have to be happy to make everyone else happy!

I do not even want to recap the last 4 months of 2015… So moving forward… My New Year has been pretty good! I took the kids to Busch Gardens to celebrate New Years! It was a nice night.

Tomorrow the kids are starting their FSA testing! I pray that they do ok! In the state of Florida, if you fail, You might not be going to your next grade, though they do have a couple of "Just in cases" in place. ***FINGERS CROSSED***

Since I am completely always in MOM MODE… I decided that I would start driving for UBER. So far, I have made some pretty good money and met some interesting people! I will start taking time to write about those "experiences" because I have only driven 5 times, and BOY do I have some stories?!
I will seriously make a tab for that later! 

I will be back! LOL. I will devote some time to this blog again!!!

I hope everyone had an AWESOME Easter! XOXO



Friday, March 13, 2015

No New Friends

Let me tell you about the friends I got! I can really count them on my hands. These are the woman that I most important to me... This is not in any order and I didn't put their real names because the nicknames I gave them are special...

1. Tiner Tot- She is relation... More like a sister. She helped raise me even though she isn't much older than me. She is a Super Woman to me! An inspiration to me. She is selfless and always available. I enjoy talking to her EVERY day. (Known her my whole life)

2. Cathy (Pink n Blue)- I have known her since 5th grade. We evolved together. From sharing lockers and doing hair to clubbing and then to motherhood. I can call her and tell her anything... And not feel bad. She likes her space and I don't mind. (Going on 20 years)

3. Shak- This lady was a co-worker. Everyone expected us to hate each other since we were both so strong minded... But the opposite happened. I spent a lot of time with her in Iraq after work. I haven't seen her in a long time but I sure do miss her and she still holds the title! (Almost 10 years)

4. Moni-  met her on the internet... Not in a freaky way but I was looking to lease an apartment at the complex she worked for. Things fell into place and we became instant friends. (7 years)

5. Yanny- We met when we were pregnant. She was having a boy and I was having Mimi. We were due around the same time. Her brother was my next door neighbor. I talk to her weekly and when we get together, time just flies. I love spending time with her. She is well versed in the Bible and cooking. (10 years)

6. Gabba- She is my newest addition... She is real, she is raw... She is loyal. I like that we are honest with each other. I do not judge her and she doesn't judge me. I can be myself and say crazy things without thinking. I like that.
(Our friendship is 3 years new)

7. My Demanding Dominican!- I used to work with her and do her hair. We always ended up at the same places. It is funny because we are a lot alike but so much different. I think I get to see a side of her that not many other people get to see. She rattles my cage and I rattle hers too. I give it to her straight and she does the same for me. I like that. (6 years)

Now- Understand that none of my friends live too close... So what to do? How do you find quality friends in your 30's? I am still feeling my way around the idea. I will continue trying to figure it out.

Seems like more and more Gustavo is becoming my MVP... He is getting better at being my husband and the man that I need him to be. That is only making me love him again. I guess our life has been a novela but thankfully it's starting to get to the good parts.

 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Watch Out

I want everyone to understand something... Sometimes... Friends will turn on you. All of your "girl talks" can become ammunition. Conversations you have in confidence get spread to everyone else... and it hurts. Especially when you once held that person with such high regard. It is like having a Pit Bull that turns on you! It hurts and it is unexplainable....

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To Tell or Not to Tell? That is the Question!


Many times when people are going through IVF, they do not know who should know. So who should you tell?

1.        Tell your DIRECT supervisor! I have a lot of management in my office, but I only told ONE of my managers.

2.        CLOSE friends… I have only told a handful of people. (And who ever reads the blog) //We have also told the kids!!!//

3.        I HAVE NOT told my family… But we have told Gustavo’s Mother.

Now here are the reasons:
-      Tell your boss because you may be moody with the meds that you are taking. Also because there is a possibility that you will be missing a lot of work. You do not want them to think that you do NOT have a valid reason. I have my doctor give me a sick note, even though I am not asked for it. Just to be on the SAFE side
-      Tell people that care about you and want you happy. They will have a positive energy that will make life a bit LESS stressful. Talk to them and share what you are going thru. One minute you may be crying and the next minute… laughing.
-      I have NOT told my family because I am SCARED to fail. I would hate to get everyone all excited and then have the worst happen.

Now this is just my outlook. You do not have to do it “MY” way. This is just how WE have done it.

I know you may be thinking… How is it a secret if it is on a blog? And the answer is: It isn’t a secret… and I just want to remember EVERY lil piece of this voyage! It is hard to find out a lot of good info on the process!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Dj's birthday 9-9-13



My baby boy is not a baby anymore!!! Soon he will be in double digits and I just can't help but wonder, "Where did the time go?"

Born at a WHOOPING 10.8 lbs... He control my every move since 2004~

He is a big kid! Super smart! So caring and he is really a GREAT SON!

We were going to go to Dubai for his birthday, but instead we stayed here and celebrated at
"CARTOON NETWORK WORLD"
Call: 6779756 (You-sary) That is how his name sounded!!!
 
If you are thinking about throwing a party. This place was great. They play games with the kids for like 3 hours... Feed them, do the cake and then let them out to play with all of the games.
I liked it because it was BIG and not crowded! That is a HUGE plus! I think that I would take them back there again!
 
I do not know many people with children... But we had a blast!

Thanks to everyone who came out to wish our DJ a Happy Birthday!!!
Dj when he was younger! And SOOOO cute:)

 Me and 4 Arms!
 Caleb, Cole and Allyson! Thank you! You are so sweet!!! and TINY!!!
 My beautiful family and CAKE!
 
 Dance Kids! Dance
 More Dancing
 Happy Birthday Dominic! (That is his REAL name!)
 Family!!!
 Face Paint! That lady made this look SO easy!!!
 The family and a couple friends!
 He loves his MaryAnn!!!
 Me and my bestie here in Kuwait! Complete Opposites and cpmpletely AWESOME
 
 Mims rode with Karina! Grown!!!
 
 The gift from our Kuwaiti's (The owners of where we live)
 The girls!!!
Work it Mims!!!
 
I had a couple days off from work! Which was great! It gave me time to un-wind and spend some time with the kids... I slept in and felt very good!
I love my family so much and I am glad that they are here with me!
 
XOXOXOX 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blog Loving!

Blogging!


I have found that Blogging has become my favorite past time... If I am not blogging something, then I am reading someone elses blog!

I LOVE IT! Just take the key to my heart you WONDERFUL people!


I am attracted to SMART people! I do not even know who they are, but I am intrigued by them! It is AMAZING!

Since I have been in Kuwait, I have hardly made any friends...
That is strange to me... But something that I am used to. I have been contracting for a long time and I have moved around A LOT so I generally do not get too attached to anyone. I am almost sure that is NOT healthy! I have abandonment issues! LOL.

When I am on the bus to go to work I hear, "Hey Amber", "Hi Amber"...
When I am at the grocery store... In Fahaheel... Malls... Eating Dinner... ETC same thing. A lot of people KNOW who I am... Yet- I do not have friends.

Have I closed myself of as a defense mechanism?


To start the year off right... I have decided to STAY AWAY from any OFFICE DRAMA... And make some friends that do NOT work in my office!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas is coming!!!

 Here is the INFAMOUS Christmas tree!!! I went VINTAGE and used the same decorations as last year, we just added a couple custom ones and some GOLD icicles.
 The tree is small so we always put it on the table!
Thank You Gustavo:)
We got this furry rug from IKEA... I wasn't sure how it was going to look... But I love it! I might try to make me a PERMANENT furry table! It is something different.

Now to those who celebrate Christmas in Kuwait... I saw that this year Centerpoint (Fahaheel) has a LOT of cool Christmas stuff... Last year it was so hard to find ANYTHING! I had to use paperclips to hang the ornaments.SMH!.. (Hey, sometimes you gotta think outside of the box)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Get back to Work!

For some reason, I expected things to feel different when I got back to work, but EVERYTHING was the same. It was like I had only been gone for one day.

In Sri Lanka, time went by so slow, in America... it flew! I only hope that these next couple of months fly by as well.

Working in Kuwait is like a mixture of The Real World... The Office and a pinch of the Bad Girls Club...
Reality at it's best.

Gustavo makes fun of me because I do NOT keep friends long...
There is a reason for that though...
I honestly believe that loyal and self-less people are hard to find. I try NOT to expect too much from people that way I will never be shocked by their short comings... But that is hard.
Sadly- I have learned that most people are only out for their best interests... While I am not. I do not like people who share my business (more than I do) or people who talk about me behind my back.
You only get one shot... My time is far too valuable.
I hate feeling like I am being used...
I have my own family and they will always come first.
I do not care about being friends on  Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, Google Circles, ETC... I care about being a good mother and wife... I run on my own time... That is what grown women do.

That is all of my ranting for now:)



Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Birthday to ME

I am so blessed to have so much love around me... I didn't even know it was there! On Saturday, I was feeling kinda down... But Karina had a couple tricks up her sleeve! I do NOT like surprises... I told her all I wanted was for her to cook for me. She THROWS DOWN in the kitchen!!! So- I am laid up at her apartment, watching HOUSE and all of a sudden... My SiSTARs start showing up!!! What is this?

She got me!!!


 Letting Kiki lick off my candles!
 Ms. Kathy was taking a picture the same time Mary Ann was! Me and my Babies!

My YUMMY CAKE!!! Thank You!


Home Sweet Home! 
After a long night at work, I came home to find this:
 Ms. Mary Ann baked me a cake! She said it was her first one!

 My Family!
 Mimsi wrote this!
Me and the Kiddies! I love them SO MUCH!

It wasn't over yet!!!
Go to meet Mrs. West-She didn't want to tell me where we were going either!
Massage!!! OMG- This lady was GREAT! I was taking mental notes!
 I was GIFTED! LOL
My nails... I like doing something different when I go to the salon... I usually do my own nails:) I am pretty good at it too!

 So fly... Matching names and matching shoes! How you doing? She always gets me AFTER work!
 My toes
 And my finger nails! Gustavo said I am always taking a picture on my RING!
This is LYNN... She is really sweet and had me for the whole day! THANK YOU
Me and Amber in the massage room... It was DARK in there!

Inside the Salon
Another display
Angel Princess Ally!!! She is such a cutie! I steal her as much as Amber and Reggie allow!
Amber ordered in for us! WASABI- That chicken was ON POINT!
THANK YOU AMBER!!!

I slept with the kids for about an hour and then... TIME FOR WORK!!!
Drizzlette Got me this:) Thank You so much!!!
 I actually sat in front of this without knowing it was there:) What a surprise!
The office knows I am all about getting healthy so they got Subway! Sweet! The Conference Room was decorated with White and Red balloons. I wish I would have gotten more pictures but basically everyone had their badges on... So I didn't wanna get into any trouble.. :(
Shout Out to Shinita (FLA) for the cupcakes! Chocolate Bar is great!

  
Tonya and Chandrine (She is another FLA girl!)
Here is Drice and myself... Mike took this picture, he does not know how to use APPLE products hence the poor quality of the photo!
I got a box in the mail with this necklace! I was so excited! Thank You Gustavo!
And he also sent a necklace for Mimsi!

Thank You Dini, Sai, Jayla, Wiley, Tina, Mark and Sanaa for the HB videos.
And My Sister for texting:) It is nice to know that someone remembered:)
To Gabba Gabba & Mama Maria- Thank You for the "Feliz CumpleaƱos" emails!
I think that I remembered everyone:)
Lots of Love!!! Amber