Thursday, May 26, 2011

Awkward & Awesome

It's another week!


~Getting in a fight with the wall, the door and some boxes in our storage room, and losing, horribly! I have bruises to prove it!

~Showing up to work with my work shirt and pants still damp. Someone forgot to dry them all the way... A soggy crotch is no fun people!


~My son deciding it would be a good idea to pull the front of my shirt down in front of strangers. Mama can move fast people!

~This wasn't awkward at all for me, but I felt a lil bit embarrassed for this guy. Is orange the new black??


~My dad trying to prove to me that the tongs he was using on the BBQ were better than the ones I had in my hand. Yes, thats my chicken splat on the ground & yes it went back on the grill. 10 second rule applies here! Thanks dad!:)



~The rain coming down in sheets! The thunder clapping! The lightening, umm, lighting up the sky! Whoa! Glad I was inside for that 30 second storm!


~My son throwing up the I love you sign to me first thing in the morning:) loves him!


~BBQ time!! I love summertime BBQ's, nuff said!


~My dad and monkey racing:) my heart smiles on this one!


~Garden time!!! Tomatoes, red onions, parsley, basil, artichokes, oh my!



Besos friends:)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011



Sometimes, I know things before I should.
Sometimes, I have dreams that seem too real.
Sometimes, numbers pop into my head & I should play the lottery.
Sometimes, I have a bad feeling towards someone I care about.
Sometimes, I tell them.
Sometimes, those bad feelings come true.
Sometimes, I hurt & no one knows.
Sometimes, I make people laugh, so I can laugh with them.
Sometimes, I think I love too much and am let down.
Sometimes, I wish I could read minds.
Sometimes, I don’t like people talking to me.
Sometimes, I people watch & enjoy it.
Sometimes, I think I could live off my boy’s belly laughs.
Most days I work at making everyone else around me happy…

To Whom it May Concern:

To Whom It May Concern:

When something upsets me I have a tendency to say “I’m gonna write an angry letter to someone in charge” I have in the past, but never sent it. Sometimes it just helps to write out your feelings. I hate holding grudges; they only end up hurting me. A lot of the times on my facebook page I will write in my status Dear _____: So I thought I would write out a few of my dear so & so’s… here goes!

Dear Sprint:
Why must I wait till August of next year to get a new phone?? My blackberry keeps taking a crap on me, figuratively not literally, and would benefit from a new one. Not a refurbished one, because obviously something is still wrong with them I’ve had letters stop working. You try typing out a text without an “F”, seriously harder than it looks! The charging port stops charging… really??! And now, my sprint music store won’t let me buy music. You are really just hurting yourself here! I hear a new song and I will buy it instantly! My bb keeps throwing up the error that my phone is in airplane mode, which prompts me to show it what airplane mode feels like going 60 on northbound I-5 OUT MY WINDOW! That frustrated!

Dear trucker who tried to run me off the road yesterday:
Thank you for that, you’re awesome! If you were wondering why you got the one finger wave, this is why! However, the I love you in sign language that my adorable 2 ½ year old threw up, was not. He turned my pissed off, road rage moment into a cute and cuddly one that I had to laugh at. Thanks for that monkey boy! ;)

Dear bloated tummy:
I realize you feel the need to bloat around this time of the month, but really must you make it look like I am 4months preggo??? Not acceptable! And the twins on top, seriously! You grow another cup size during this time of month too! I don’t need any help up there. I’m sure there are girls out there that do, but not me. I would be happy to donate that way. My cups needn’t not runneth over!

Dear Doctors:
I fax you once a month on each patient you refer over. I need the ax signed that I am sending you. It’s not just a courtesy! Do you throw these papers out? I hope you at least recycle the 3 faxes I send to you over the course of a month. When I finally get around to calling you to see what’s up, you say “oh that’s what you needed, I couldn’t tell?” The note on the fax coversheet that said please sign and fax back must have been confusing. And you’re a doctor???

Dear son,
I’m sorry you woke up grumpy this morning. If I had my way, I would stay home from work and snuggle you all day. Completely covering you from head to toe in kisses until you ran away from me and I would still chase you;) I’m sure you are having fun at home with daddy today doing boy things. I like our phone convos when you call me at work and ask me what I’m doing or what is that. I can only assume you are pointing at something that I can’t see over the phone. I’ll see you tonight, besos monkey boy:*

Ahhh, I feel so much better! AmazingJ Have a great Tuesday!

Besos friends:)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Guess what???!!

So, I think it is safe to say
that the world didn't end!! Boy, I bet that guy (whom I'm not even gonna name,
because he's so not worth it) feels a lil embarrassed!! HA!!

Since it was the "end of the
world" all of my IOU's, credit card balances & car payment are null and void,
right??! right??!

My new name will now be
Consuelo Spicy Pants!! Have a good day!!


Friday, May 20, 2011

totally bummed:(

A little less than a month ago I did something impulsive...

Never am I ever impulsive!

I am a constant worrier. I take time to think things over. Well, except for the time when my two supervisors basically held me down to pierce my nose. Different story for a different time.

I went into our local sprint store to complain about my awful blackberry. Seriously, this thing is always breaking!! Its annoying but i cant get a new upgraded phone till august OF NEXT YEAR! Ugg! Out of the corner of my eye I see this little beauty! It's like the angels above were singing. It was the cutest lil computer ever! I never use our desktop mainly because if I'm on it so is the monkey boy. And, it's kind of a pain to move around the room! Sprint was offering a deal! For $50 bones i could take this bad boy home. I could try it out for 30 days and return it if I changed my mind! The only catch is I would have to pay $49.99 a month for service. It ran off their 4G network. Unless I was in a hotspot then I could use the wifi.

Well, now that Ive had it for 29 days Ive noticed that I am rarely out of a hotspot. Maybe if i decide to go camping or hiking in the mtns, it would come in handy. I just don't see myself doing either of those let along bringing along my computer...

So, alas Ive decided after playing on it and loving it that I must let it go:( I'm a sad panda. I even tried working my awesome customer service skills with the sprint people to lower their monthly service fee. Apparently I'm more convincing in person because this lady shot me down with a no! At this point, I don't think holding my breath and stomping my foot is gonna work.

Guess I will have to do this bloggy blog the old fashioned way for a while. On the desktop, boo! Anyways, peace out rabbits! \

besos friends:)

Friday, May 13, 2011

and I cried, like a baby!

The biggest compliment I can get at times is the one where people say they can never tell when I'm angry or upset. I always have a smile on my face. My grumpy mood doesn't need to affect everyone I come in contact with. That being said it usually takes a lot to bring me down. For me to show my emotions other than being happy. I'm pretty sure that's not healthy. In fact, I know its not. My hubs always tells me that I need to voice my opinion when something is bugging me. Instead, I will keep it locked away and bury it as far down as I can. Usually it will work, since I try to never speak in anger towards people. Sometimes, it comes back to bite me in the ass tho. I can only swallow these annoyances for so long before I explode! It's not pretty! We're talking hyperventilating, crying, sniffling, mascara running, puffy face, snotty nose mess!

This is where the story gets interesting... The other day I scheduled an older patient for an appointment for physical therapy. She explained to me that her secondary required authorization for her to be seen. She asked if I needed any of the numbers to contact this company and I said nope (first mistake) I figured I would call the number I already had for the company. Well, her insurance referred me to another outside company that handles the referrals for patients in the Southern Oregon area.

Since we were not contracted with this outside company and would also need to add us on to a payer contract, whatever that means, thats biller lingo. We are currently going under staffing renovation at work so we're a little short staffed to say the least. Charts are piling on my desk as well as coworkers desk & we're doing the best we can with the phones not allowed to be turned off at lunch, 5 physical therapists all on alternating schedules, 5 phone lines ringing, fax machine continually spitting out paper, prescriptions and reports being faxed to doctors offices and laundry (somehow, I can never escape that darn laundry) Needless to say, that chart slowly made it's way to the bottom of the stack (second mistake) I figured I had more time to call them and when I did get a chance to call them, they were on the east coast, fantastic!

On the morning of the appointment, I called the insurance company bright and early to get authorization and they said it can take 3-5 business days to get authorization to be seen. Are you freaking kidding me??? ugg! I faxed everything over with a very nice fax coversheet pleading/begging/groveling to get back to us ASAP! The nice lady I was speaking to in India (I can only assume) told me it would be best to cancel patients appointment because it may not be covered. Sure, awesome thanks bill! Yes, she gave me bill as her name. I'm 90% sure that's not her real name. Who am I to judge tho...

I called the patient up and put on my best customer service voice and tried to explain to the patient that unfortunately we would need to cancel her appointment because the insurance was not cooperating with me. Okay, I told a little white lie. I should have called sooner. Well, the patient called me on it! Apparently she is a retired nurse who knows everyone by name at this insurance company as well as their kids names! She proceeded to go off and tell me how I must be an idiot and I should have taken down the names and numbers of the people she had spoken with and if I hadn't been sitting on my ass (yes, she said ass!) this whole time I could have figured this out ahead of time. I was stunned, speechless, mouth agape! I stumbled over my words, offering apologies and I would get right on it and hopefully have an answer soon. Well, she went on to tell me she is a 75 year old woman with two bum shoulders and she can't just jump when I want her to. btw, someone should tell her not to use her shoulders to jump, maybe that's why they hurt... I wasn't going to point that out tho;) I'm usually pretty good at comebacks but I didn't feel this was the right time or place to do so.

After she was done yelling (she was out of breath) I was fearing she would have a heart attack. I didn't think to ask her if she had those emergency bracelts on. You know, the ones where the old have fallen and they can't get up?? I told her that again I was sorry and if she would like to speak with my manager she could. She hung up. HUNG UP! I was shaking and on the verge of tears! I don't cry very often. I've been called every name in the book and I can usually let it roll of my back, but this hit home. I knew I'd screwed up and I took credit for it but it wasn't good enough. I told my manager about it and she wished she was here to take over the phone call. She said I didn't have to deal with that and I should have hung up on her. That was a horrible, horrible day! Margaritas were definitely consumed that night!
Fast forward to today. The patient called back, again! AND apologized! I almost fainted! She asked if I could ever accept her apology, again stunned speechless! Of course I said yes and apologized again for dropping the ball on her. She said with that in the past she still wanted to schedule and she had talked to the insurance company and we had to see her first to get authorization. Umm, what?? So, we still could have seen her in the first place??! arg! She is now scheduled to come in and said she looks forward to meeting me in person. Whoa!! There's my long story for a hard week! I know every person is fighting a battle and that's why name calling usually rolls off my back but this was a week from hell and this is only a snippet of what happened.

I'm super glad it's Friday and Mexican food and more margaritas will be in the future, along with silly girl talk!

besos friends:)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Randoms for a Tuesday...


Ive come to realize I am more random than the
usual person. I'll say things and get a look like, huh?? I quickly follow that
with a never mind and a shake of the head. Sometimes embarrassing myself. Which,
is pretty hard to do! I'll include some confessions too, because well, that's
random as well. And because I can, so there;) Here's some little
randoms/confessions for today...

~ I am completely embarrassed I have a blog.
Ive only told two friends, eep! I feel like this is my online diary/personal
thoughts directly from my crazy mind. Ive been told numerous times that I'm
funny and I should have a blog because my friends would totally follow it and
laugh at/along with me.

~ I decorate my food before I eat it... I
love a yummy looking meal with a bunch of colors. I usually take pics of it too.
Its basically a work of art. Can I get a job decorating food?? That would be

~ I have a huge potty mouth, rats! I'm trying
to curb it because having a 2 1/2 year old who is basically a parrot curse
is not cute. So Ive resorted to shucks, rats, fooey, fiddle sticks and my fav
son of a monkey. It just doesn't have the same effect. There have been studies
that have shown cursing actually helps reduce pain levels. I'm convinced! I only
curse during times when it is absolutely necessary...

~ Ive never ice skated, roller bladed, ski'd,
snowboarded or water ski'd. Why, you ask?? Well for one my mom always said I'd
break my ankle and there is no way I was going to prove her right! Secondly, no
one has ever taught me. I want to do it, but who has the patience to teach a 28
year old how to roller blade?? Anyone?? That's what I thought. Thirdly, well
there is no thirdly but I just wanted to say it.

~ I am way to attached to my blackberry! I
can admit it but really! I use it as my calculator, camera, texting and fb'ing.
At times it annoys me that anyone can get a hold of me no matter where i am,
i.e. bathroom, tanning. It makes it very difficult when i threaten to run away
and still have my phone on me so the hubs and monkey can locate me. Who'm I
kidding. I couldn't run away. I remember the days when you could leave the house
without it and no one would be upset that you didn't return a call or text in
half a second.

~ I am crazy claustrophobic! Like, don't wrap
me up in the sheets or blankets to tight or I freak! This can happen when there
are too many people around as well. Ive been known to walk out of stores or give
myself a timeout so I don't have a breakdown. People aren't aware of their space
anymore. People walk too close or talk to loud. I am continually backing up if
someone is talking and standing too close for my comfort. Stay out of my bubble
people! But if you are my friend I give hugs.

~ I have issues with spelling and grammar
errors! I wanna break out the red pen and scribble all over my facebook or text
messages. There is spell check people. You are not being creative finding
another way to spell something. Use it! Also, please know the difference
between: they're, their, there! Seriously!

~ I make up nicknames for most all of my
friends. I think it stems from me forgetting names of people. Luckily most of my
friends I've know for years. Doesn't mean I don't give them nicknames. Most of
my friends I call love. It's nice to feel loved so why wouldn't you address your
friends like that. My hubs has always been babe or Todd. Inside joke on that
one... I pick up on something they say or do or the way they look. Its meant
with love and never to hurt anyones feelings. My dad does the same thing with
people. My seester has always been scooter to him and I'm tinks. :)

~ My purse is the Mary Poppins of purses! It
holds everything I could ever need or want! Or my monkey could ever need. You
name it I probably have it in there. btw, I love Mary Poppins, I wanna be

~ The song You are my Sunshine makes me cry
every time. I have no idea why! My mom used to sing it to me when I was little
and she knows she's not allowed to sing it to me now because I bawl like a baby.
The other day I heard her teaching the song to my monkey and I teared up. I
could here Gavin copying her with the same inflection that she was using and I
wish i could have been videotaping them sing it so I could put it on repeat. If
my heart could smile it was at that time. As we were eating lunch later that
day, my boy looked at me and said, "you make me happy" and I responded with
"when skies are gray?" and he said yep momma!

"I'm not like you, I'm just me & I'm okay
with that" :)

I found this quote the other day and I
forget who wrote it but it described how i feel about myself. I don't think I
fit into a "normal" category of how a person should or shouldn't be. Sometimes I
look at people and wish I had something they have or did something the way
they would. That wouldn't' be me tho... I like me. I like how I can charm a room
with my smile, make people laugh and make them feel loved:) I'm just me and I'm
okay with that, most days at least...

besos friends:)

Monday, May 9, 2011

mom, mommy, mama, mooooooom!

5 Things I {LOVE} about being a mommy:


I got this post idea from another fellow blogger:) We'll see if I can sum it up into 5 things...

1. My son's goofy faces he makes!

2. The things he says. Here are a few...
a. "Mommy, you make me smile"
b. "Can we have a dance party?" (the answer is always yes to this!)
c. "I want broccoli for dinner?"
d. "I love you mommy" (melts my heart!)

3. How much he overhears what he's not supposed to hear and then uses phrases that I say at the right time to say it.
a. "minor detail" (when making dinner at his kitchen and he spills something)
b. Caught him singing rock a bye baby to his kitty:)
c. always scolds me if I say a bad word, oops!

4. I have no brain! Seriously, I am constantly distracted by watching him. I call it mommy brain. I'm okay with that, because I get this cute little cuddle monkey!

(leaving coffee on my car for a couple of blocks)

5. Speaking of cuddle monkey! I know being a mom of a boy my cuddles will soon be stopped short when he realizes it isn't cool that mom is smothering him with kisses and hugs and my incessant I love you's. So I try to do it as much as i can till I can't. Who am I kidding, I will still tackle that kid with sneak attacks of kisses!!

There! I kept it to only 5!! I'm sure there are a million more reasons I love my lil man:)

besos friends:)