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Houston, Texas, United States
Welcome to my Blog Site :) I am so happy you stopped in. I am a part time worker, wife, mom and artist/crafter. I became a grandmother for the first time about a year ago. My passions are Stained Glass and Mixed Media Art. I am a Texas girl living in a house that my father and grandfather built in 1945. I have a loving husband and two teenage boys. My boys are talented musicians who make my life complete. I hope you enjoy reading my posts about music, my boys and grandson and just about life in general. So grab your favorite choice of drink, sit back, relax and happy blogging.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Cascarones (Confetti Eggs)

This Easter we had our traditional easter egg fight.  It is a mexican custom to crack colorful confetti eggs on unsuspected heads. But be careful whose head you crack because paybacks can be hell.  We had a wonderful time with family and friends.  I would estimate we had about 25-30 dozen confetti eggs.  Thanks to Mother Nature for supplying lots of wind that day.  We did not have to rake up all that confetti.


The St. Ambrose Bazaar was a success.  I sold all the Easter baskets and some of the stepping stones.  Just had one Texas Stepping Stone left.  I decided to donate it to a silent auction for Our Lady of Guadalupe School.  Last night I received a call from someone who saw the Texas Step Stone at the bazaar.  This weekend I will be busy making two more Texas stones.  I LOVE TEXAS!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Little Boy Growing Up To Fast

Seems like just yesterday I took John by the hand and walked into the elementary school down the long hallway to his first classroom.  Like many first time moms I cried on my drive back home.  It was not until fourth grade when John was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder).  Back then I was in denial of him having this disorder, thinking once he learns to read better,  he would outgrow it.   After much deliberation I went ahead and put him on medication.  My decision did not come easy.  It was a close family friend who convinced me on the meds.  Her teenage son who was also diagnosed with ADD had taken his life and she like myself did not want to put her son on the meds.  To this day she wonders, if he had taken the meds would he still be alive today?  Now that John is a teenager, he refuses to take the meds and continues to struggle through high school. So here we are, a month from John graduating from high school.  Where did the years go?  My son has grown up to fast.  I continue to pray every day that God help John throughout his life as he continues his education.  His plans are to attend Houston Community College then to graduation from Sam Houston State.  Whatever life brings,  Juan and I will always love, support and hold his hand if need be.  No matter how grown up he becomes he will always be my little boy.   

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Change Happens

There is a saying here in Texas "If you don't like the weather, just wait awhile, it will change."  Sunday evening I wore a skirt and sandals to church.  An hour later I wished I had worn pants and shoes.  Monday morning I went to work wearing another skirt with sandals.  By noon I went home and changed into sweat pants and tennis shoes.  Monday night we pulled out the covers to keep warm while we slept.  This morning I dusted my boots and put on corderoy pants with a sweater. Here it is ten o'clock and the sun is shining warming up the day and yet the teachers and students are complaining that the rooms are cold, so we turn off the air conditioner.  I know that if I wait awhile, they will be complaining that the rooms are hot.  In life, change happens.  You have to be prepared to change with it.  If not, you too will be complaining.  To be prepared for the weather change, I keep a jacket at work.  As for changes in my life, I try to keep prepared for whatever life has to bring and think of any changes as a positive instead of a negative.  Thinking positive makes it easier to adjust to any changes in life.  After all, without change, life would be boring.   Here in Houston, the weather has changed again, it turned out to be a beautiful day.  I think I'll go out and enjoy this nice weather. How is the weather in your part of the world?

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