Now that I have internet I shall be posting soon. =)


A Dawn a New Day

I haven't posted here with good reason.  I didn't want to share anything just yet.  My life has totally changed in just a few months and will be changing forever and keep re-evolving in the future.

On October 4th I found out I was just over 6 weeks pregnant.  Hence the new blog 'bump bump bump'. I'm now in my second trimester and just a little over 3 1/2 months pregnant.  Really crazy huh?!

Back in August I planned a cruise for November and I went to visit lovely Mexico.  Acapulco, Ixtapa and Manzanillo.

It was the best timing in the world as I really needed it to get a different perspective on what is becoming of my life.


You think our wait time is bad

People complain they've been holding




Typically about 1-15 minutes from what I've seen.  Yes that is a wait.  But let me tell you this.

Call the DMV.  Call them.  Wait for 17 minutes to speak to a representative then ask to be connected with someone to pay your car registration and hold for an additional 33 minutes and then hang up frustrated becuase you just wasted precious moments of your life that you could've saved your ear from growing a califlower on it.

Actually hold time has now exceeded 50 minutes.


and this was before 11 am today.  In-Sane!


Feeling under the weather

My stomach has been bothering me for a few days.  I keep trying to sneak in Gluten and I just am not fooling my body.

Or who knows what it is but the past couple of days have my stomach a'hurtin.  I think it started Sunday evening when I went with my Aunt and Cousin to Jack in the box.  I had some Churro's.  They are good but I've layed off greasy foods and anytime I do that and try to eat fast food, I get sick.

So today, it was bothering and I had to come into work although I very much feel like how this little child looks here:
But I knew phones would be busy so I sucked it up and came to work.

I felt okay and went to have Thai food with my friends but only had a few bites.  I gave the rest to my mom. 

I planned on working out with my cousin today, but the battle with my stomach....it's winning.


Whoop-ee-ti-yi-o get along little doggies

'Frida Be A Chola'
Organic dog food is free of artificial colors and flavor enhancers, chemical additives and toxic pesticides.  It has quality protein and grain sources of exceptional nutritional value. This supports your dog’s immune system to help build resistance to skin infections.  Organic food doesn’t contain bulk-fillers, so your dog consumes only what it needs to maintain healthy energy levels and life functions

Although my lil' homegirl doesn't seem to have any problems or infections, I'd rather get a head start to prevent than to see her suffer and be uncomfortable and then have to try to treat it and wait for it to heal...yadda...yadda...yoda.

As with anything of good/great quality. It's not cheap.  I mean, I could walk into Wal-Mart, Target or Grocery Outlet and get a 5lb bag for $5.00 (est), but at what cost is it really going to be in the long run?  By buying a quality product, my lil' homegirl will have reduced health problems (currently and thankfully she has none right now) and her life will be healthy, happy and it will be worth that extra money.

The first time I took my lil' homegirl, I seen a magazine that I swear I wanted to walk out with.  But that wouldn't be cool of me.  So I came home googled it and ordered a free issue, they have so many good articles and cute pictures.  It's called: The Bark and I LOVE IT. 
They have recipe's too: http://www.thebark.com/search/node/%22Wellness%3A%20Recipes%22

I don't like to give her 'human food' but now that i'm thinking about it more, i think it's okay if it's certain healthy food and in moderation.  For instance, she loves Quinoa.  Yes Quinoa.  The grain of the Inca's.  I mix a little bit with her dry kibble and i happened to be boiling a chicken (pieces to make a basic broth to freeze and store for use later on) and I added 1/4 cup of the broth and some Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Weird right? Well she likes it and I swear I seen in some magazine that a little EVOO will help keep their coats shiny.  I sometimes bake my Turkey Bacon and I make a piece for her and bake it just a little longer like jerky and give it to her.  No fillers, no nitrates, no extra junk for her.  I mean look at her.  She's too cute to be eating fillers, roadkill and pesticides!

I googled 'Best Organic Dog Food' and via ezinearticles.com (as of 9/4/10) it listed three.
  1. Karma Organic Dry Dog Food - The best, ultra premium organic dog food is Karma Organic Dry Dog Food, as they use over 95% organic ingredients in their dry dog kibble.  it is the best choice if you want to eliminate chemicals, artificial preservatives, unnecessary additives, meat that is not fit for consumption, unhealthy fillers and in some cheap brands - road kill. (eww gross!) Karma Organic Dry Dog Food is the only dog food manufacturing company that can boast the over 95% organic ingredients. It also contains 18 certified organic ingredients and is made with organic whole fruits and vegetables - not dried. And just to add the perfect touch to their all natural organic environmentally friendly philosophy, they use packaging made with 100% recyclable material. Changing your dog from the cheap grocery store brand to this highly organic dog food can be nothing but good, and will eliminate many of the health problems, allergies and illnesses caused by the food containing fillers, pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, GMO grains and all the nasty artificial preservatives and additives. (If you ever read my thyroid blog, you know I'm all about eliminating preservatives, additives, GMO etc.) 
  2. Newman's Own Organics Pet Food - This pet food has more than 70% of all ingredients being organic. They use human grade all natural chicken and organic brown rice, and it is supplemented with high levels of antioxidants, Ester-C and probiotics. Newman's Own Organics Pet Foods do not use herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers and is not irradiated, and do not contain chemical additives or preservatives. The ingredients are handled according to strict organic standards.  The 30% of ingredients that are non organic are still high grade ingredients that are completely safe, nutritious, all natural, and free of unnecessary fillers or harmful additives.
  3. Natural Planet Organics Dry Dog Food - Natural Planet Organics does not list the percentage of organic to non organic ingredients, but its main ingredients are organic, and the rest are all natural. Natural Planet Organics is certified organic dog food and classified by the company as Ultra Premium. Organic free range chicken is the first ingredient listed.  They also use organic grains, organic vegetables and organic fruits.  Additionally natural antioxidants are added, along with pre and probiotics, and an excellent combination of important supplemental vitamins and minerals for optimum health. Also glucosamine and chondroitin and high levels of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and taurine, which are essential, are also included.  You will find there are no harmful preservatives, added chemicals or fillers, that are invariably found listed as ingredients of lesser quality brand kibble. The ingredients consist of a list that includes foods that we recognize and eat,and not a long list of chemicals. I always believe if I can't pronounce it, I wouldn't want to eat it. This also goes for my pets, and this organic food meets "my rule."
Other links for recipes/other things you should look at if you are a pet owner:


Well, I'm going to go and make my lil' homegirl some homemade Doggie Biscuits.

My version:
2 C Flour (I used 1 1/2 Cups Flour and 1/2 C Brown Rice Protein Flour)
1TBSP Parsley Flakes
1 Cup Cornmeal
1/3 EVOO
1 Egg
1 Cup Fresh Chicken Broth

Another one i'm working on is 'it's still good' biscuits.
Now, ive never made biscuits for humans or dogs!  But we have some uncooked beef, chicken (from the broth i made today), celery, sweet potatoes (frozen, but haven't used them much) and I tossed it all in a pot to cook down. Once most of the moisture has gone, i'll put in my food processor and roughly chop, then i'll add some Quinoa and make into little logs and bake for a long LONG time on a low-medium temperature in the oven.  Enough to slow bake it but not enough to over cook them.  This is a work in progress.  Oh and I added some worchestireshire sauce for the aroma. lol


I want to be your silver lining

I ate a Dove Chocolate today.  Inside the words said:

"Be the silver lining in another's cloud"

It's cute and it's true.

I want to be the silver lining in your cloud. 
Will you be the one in mine?


Song Dedication to my lil' dumplings

I dedicate this song to my lil' dumplings (Bananah Cakes, My Sugar Kissing Pinky Pie and Sweet Baby Boy)...well minus the 'bride' part....but we can still dosey-do. =)

Lyrics are after the video.

Juno: "All I Want is You" from Jim Liu on Vimeo.

All I Want Is You
by Barry Louis Polisar

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I'd want is you to be my sweet honey bee.
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I'd want is you to shade me and be my leaves

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were a river in the mountains tall,
The rumble of your water would be my call.
If you were the winter, I know I'd be the snow
Just as long as you were with me, when the cold winds blow.

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were a wink, I'd be a nod
If you were a seed, well I'd be a pod.
If you were the floor, I'd wanna be the rug
And if you were a kiss, I know I'd be a hug

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.

If you were the wood, I'd be the fire.
If you were the love, I'd be the desire.
If you were a castle, I'd be your moat,
And if you were an ocean, I'd learn to float.

All I want is you, will you be my bride
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea.


**UPDATE** MISSING DOG (Siberian Husky in San Jose, CA) =(

We got a call Wednesday evening that Junior was found.  Unfortunately he was hit by a car (that took off...a$$hole) and a police officer responded to the scene, seen him alive still and took him straight to the vet (thank you mister officer....it was very kind of him and he didn't have to do that, we're trying to track him down to thank him).

When I got there (I was crying on my way, out of happiness and worry) and he looked at me and just layed his head down.  Not normal.  This lil' spunky pup, always, ALWAYS jumps up to greet me.  =(  Poor baby.

He had 3 fractured ribs, collapsed lung, internal bleeding, part of his right hind paw, is missing one of the tip of his nails...ugh i can't even type the rest....but $817.00+ later....he's home now because unfortunately we couldn't afford the 24hr care at the vet ($1,000.00+) so we had to take our chances and bring him home.  He's taking his meds now and wearing a doggie diaper =( but he is in better spirits.  We are hoping the puncture to his lung heals correctly and that he makes it the next few weeks.  Which are crucial. 

What pisses me the fk off was, the vet policy.  Pay now or put him to sleep.  We didn't get paid until the next day and i understand they may have their reasons for not trying to get stiffed.  Which we wouldn't have done, but they took 4+hrs before giving him any treatment (other than I think an IV).  Even more upsetting was they (well the dr) seemed to not be so sympathetic.  She was so non-chalant about it.  This is our family dog.  This is my lil' brother (15) first dog, how you just say, 'well, if you don't have the money, you should put him to sleep'.  If she had some type of softness to her words or a concerend look then i understand, but we were crying there and she's on the phone with her back to us talking about some other dog like she was a fken bill collector. 

Anyways, were glad he's okay but geez.....it sucked.

Well, we have a major case of the SADS today.  My brother's dog is missing. 

He's a beautiful 6-7mth old Male Siberian Husky/German Shepard Mix with Green Eyes.  He and my brother are so attached he cries for him when he's at school and jumps up to greet him everyday. He also was a very cool big cousin to my little dog 'Frida' and my sister's dog 'Hazel'. 

We tell our mom our puppies our her 'grand-doggies'....so my lil' dog-nephew is missing. =(

He is absolutely GORGEOUS, and because of that we highly doubt we will see him. But if you are reading this and live in San Jose, please keep a look out for him and contact me asap at: shashas24@yahoo.com

There is a reward.  I've made a flyer also, we've posted his pic on craiglist http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/pet/1916698299.html and posted a listing to our local Animal Shelter.

This is my bro's first dog and I miss him already. I pray to God that he's returned safely.

Here is the info from the flyer:


New Word: Workache

Exactly.  This is what my head feels like.  Just minus the crazy eyes. Okay maybe the crazy eyes just a bit. =)

I had 2 glasses of wine last night.  Probably shouldn't have because I barely ate yesterday and this morning.....aye yi yi!

I was thinking of getting a coffee this morning but I don't think that would be wise today.  And my reports will not refresh. GRRRR this puts a damper on having work assigned.


I bit the bullet

So earlier I talked about this overlooming fear going on mentally, in and out of my subconciousness.  So I decided to bite the bullet.

I took action and I do feel so much better but it's going to be quite a long process but at least it will all be taken care of. 

It feels like a tight corset has just been snapped off! 'Relief!"