Thursday, February 28, 2008


Well, this week i've been talking to a lady at the attorney generals office that works child support cases on the internationl level. of course i knew what she was going to say, there is basically ZERO enforcement in Mexico. However, we did find out that once my second son turns 18 we have 2 years to file contempt and10 years to file a final judgment. There is no time limit for administrative types of enforcement such as wage withholding, license suspension and liens. Of the final judgement means that he will have a judgement hanging over his head and follow him wherever he goes. This basically means that he won't be able to buy a house, get credit buy a car, open a bank account. In order to do any of this he would have to pay the judgement off. No he won't be able to get a driver license or any type of license for that matter.

Well, as I promised myself about 10 years ago, i will finally be filing for my divorce. Now that my son will be 18, I won't have to hassle with any child support, contesting or anything. I can just go file and wait my 6 months and then it's final!

A work in progress

Ok I lost 3 lbs. it's a work in progress so i'm headed in the right direction. yeah!!! So i put myself out there again as a single person looking for someone to spend some free time with from time to time. Like when my daughter is with her dad well those weekends I usually don't have much to do. We'll see what happens. :)

Been watching American Idol and OMG last night just was not any of the girls' night. All of them were struggling and the judges were right on the money when they all said everyone was having a bad song choice.

Amanda Overmyer is still my fave!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Another Day

OMGatos this day has dragged along.

Happy Tuesday!

Not much of a Monday night. Went with my younger sis to look at a house she is thinking about buying, of course Richard, her realtor, my good friend had to come and show the house so I got some laughs in on him. He is so crazy. I just hope she closes and he's happy that after 11 years of friendship, I finally sent him a referral. LMAO What are friends for?

I need to buy me a scale to weigh myself and see if anything is happenig seeing as the inches won't show right away.

Monday, February 25, 2008

No Change.......yet

Well, I don't see any difference in me as of yet but I do feel a bit more energized than before. Still doing my 10 mins on both the glider and abs.

This weekend was a nice peaceful one. Let's see Friday, stayed in. Saturday, Alonso came over and asked if I wanted to go to the zoo, so i got dressed and we headed to fort worth zoo. Never been before, been to Dallas. Well, the Fort Worth zoo has nothing on Dallas. It was so beautiful and the day was even more beautiful. I love the areas that thay have created for the animals, makes it look like their home out in the wild. GORGEOUS ZOO!

Headed to my cousins in Fort Worth afterwards, picked up flyers to pass out to family and friends in Dallas and Mesquite. We have a cousin who's about 36 or so and has lukemia and the docs give her a few months to live. So another cousin is heading up the fundraiser for her and I picked up a few flyers to hand out. Seems like everywhere i turn someone is sick. Alonso's sister in law is in hospital, she had her leg amputated and just last week found out she has lukemia too now.

Well, headed home and got call from my good friend Mari, she finally sold her Lincoln Navigator and told me to come over and pick up my commission seeing as I helped her sell it and all. I listed the veh on CL's and sold in under 2 weeks. She wanted $12k but then brought it down to $10k seeing as it didn't blue book for $12k. Person with cash in hand and she broke down and sold for $9500. She paid me $500!!!!!!!! I didn't expect buy maybe $50 bucks but $500!!??!! Woohoo I was so excited.

So finally got home, Alonso took off to go see his brother and SIL at the hospital. I washed my truck, came back home nice and quiet. Vica was at dad's and Michael in Irving with friends, Big Michael housesitting for aunt, took a shower and headed out to Leti's, hanged out for bit, she got dressed and we headed to Decache. I had such a fun night for once. I actually danced! Alonso was at the bar already and he was flirting with his blonde bartender as usual. Me, Leti, Hortensia, Erica and Antonio decided we would dance all the cumbias together so we were on that dance floor for what seem like hours. :) haven't done that in a bit and talk about FUN!

SUNDAY: Woke up, went and got mom to take her to see Aunt Ramona, walked in her room and I thought I was looking at Apa. Tia was asleep and then the nurse came in to apply some lotion and so when she woke she started her shaking in her leg, poor thing, that must wear her out. She was so excited because they told her that she gets to go home on Wednesday. woohoo!! update: Tia was taken to Baylor last night for blood in the urine. :(

Afterwards, treated my mom to a movie, went to see Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins. One of Martin's best movies yet. This movie sends a powerful message that alot of parents need now a days.

To end my weekend, picked up my daughter, did laundry and then found out one of our cats was walking with a bad leg. found two puncture wounds right above it. Must have been from the large Rott I saw earlier in the day. If I see who owns him, I will be confronting them for having him loose in the neighbors yard.

Bedtime was 10pm. This morning I look at myself and still no change. But there's still hope! :)

Friday, February 22, 2008

Good Friday All!

Well, my excercising is going well. I did 10 mins on glider AND 10 mins on ab lounger.

Yesterday a good friend called me stating that her boyfriend was let out of jail. Monday police came and took him away for warrants. Well, he's out and she had already told him last week that she didn't want to see him again. I don't understand for the life of me why people won't take NO for an answer. Well, he started to beat on her and finally the police arrived. Took him right back to jail. Now this friend of mine has been with this man for four years. He has abused her in the past and I even came to blows with him once last year. Why do women like being abused? Or why don't women see that they are stronger than men and just going freaking crazy on them and turn the tables. Well, I already told her that this is the last time I'll accept her calls about her being beat. I think after he closed her eye yesterday with a punch it actually opened them.

Thank God!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Is it 5:00 yet?

OMG I'm at work early this morning. After taking niece to work I came straight to the office to try and get some extra work done.

Currently I'm watching American Idol and Amanda Overmyer is my fave up to this point. She can sing! Don't like any of the guys just yet but that could change as it did last season.

Last night walked with my sister roughly 3 laps around her apt complex, went home and did 10 mins on ab and glider. I know, I know I'm suppose to do 15 but sheesh I didn't realize 5 minutes is a loooooong time..

I finally got my son's graduation pics in! I love his smile! Will post next week.

Alonso says he'll be waiting after work to join me to walk with my sister. Yeah right! He doesn't even own a pair of tennis shoes. :) Gotta love him he so cute!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008


OK I started last night and did 15 mins on the ab and glider. Tonight me and my sister are going to start walking in preparation for the Uptown Trolley 5k walk. When I get home I will do another 15. It's going to be a slow process but I KNOW I CAN, I KNOW I CAN. :)

Yesterday was a quiet day. Got home cooked dinner for Vica and did my excerises, watched AI and fell asleep. Woke up at 245 feeling somewhat refreshed. Left the house at 330 this a.m. to go take my niece to work.

Today, I started taking the stairs to my 3rd floor office and if I take the elevator my co-worker is charging me a $1.00 each time. CLAIRE, MY LEG MY LEG, CLAIRE MY LEG!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ready to Start

WOOHOO! I finally got both the aero glider and the ab lounger!. I set both up last night, today I am going to weigh myself and measure. I am giving myself 60 days for me to notice any change.

Last night I met with my sister at one of my friends who is a real estate broker, she's thinking about buying a house. I left her there after about 40 minutes to go meet up with the lady who was selling the ab lounger, $35, what a deal!

Hortensia called me crying, nothing new, apparently when she got home from the hotel, Martin her "live-in boyfriend" was served with warrant and taken. He has about 5 warrants ranging from moving violations to possession of false documents, SSN, lic, etc. She was crying because he didn't give her the money he was going to give her. OMG why can she not think about anything other than money? She acts like her world is going to collide. She asked if I wanted to come over. I arrived at 700pm, she's outside chasing her big dog and I step off my truck and lo and behold this huge dog jumps up on me and nearly knocks me down, I looked and him and yelled to sit and so he did. GOOD BOY! she caught him :)

I left Hortensia's about 730, went and picked up my daughter. Told her that we had to go to Deep Ellum to pick up her uncles money from the club for the bands, she's like ok. I look at her and wonder how much longer she'll look to me and dread the day shen she will ignore me and decided she no longer needs me. I know I shouldn't think like that but I can't help it.

Finally got home at 9pm whew! Vica head straight for the shower, i headed straight for my tool box. Michael had called me earlier and told me that the glider (still new and in box) didn't have all the screws with it. I yelled at him because I had told him not to touch it, I can't help it if I love to put things together. Anyway, right away, i opened the box up pulled all the parts and started my project. 30 mins later my son comes in and asks "how did you put it together with missing screws?" well the screws were there but he thought they were to small. DOH!

So tonight will be my starting point, I'm ready to start! 15 mins on abs, 15 mins on glider.

Monday, February 18, 2008

A New week, A new Me?

OK OK, I finally got an Aeroglider, I will begin using it today at least 30 mins a day. Whew! That's alot, 30 MINUTES! JK, anyway, I made a promise to myself that I would use it every day for 30 days and then check to see if there is any change.

Now, begining tomorrow, I will be getting up at 3am maybe 230am to get dressed and take my niece to work, she has to be there by 5am, then i head to my sisters in irving and then to work. This will help my workout on my glider 15 mins before i leave the house and then when i get home i can do another 15 mins.

Also, I will be doing a 5k Trolley Walk with my sister March 22nd. How exciting!

Current weight 226, goal - 160, i have 66 pounds to lose. I KNOW I CAN!


Thursday, February 14, 2008

Still with us :)

Update on my aunt who was rushed into the hospital. She is actually able to swallow liquids the consistency of honey. better than nothing at this point. She has been moved to a rehab hospital and she will prob need LTC which means she will be at this new place from here on. She is talking steps with her walker and talking a bit better.

Parkinson's takes away brain cells that control your body, therefore causing her to shut down on swallowing and talking, etc.

However, as of today, she is still fighting. She's a strong woman and a Rios.

37......and still no Valentines

Another year, another valentine and still no one to call MY VALENTINE. I guess you get used to it after so long.

I do not go to any stores on Valentine because I see all these women and men buying for their love and I guess I get this feeling inside of me. It's only because as of today for the past 37 well no let's say 20, since you really don't have no one to call your valentines during your childhood years. For the past 20 years, I have spent each Valentines, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day.......................alone. I mean no one to call and say I love you or someone to have next to me and tell him so in his face. I'm always the single one at the family get togethers for these holidays. And everyone in my family knows it too.

Maybe one day I'll be able to have someone to say HAPPY NEW YEAR to or BE MY VALENTINE! Until then..........I guess, I'll just keep seeing it as any other day.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I'm here

Well, after much thinking and a response to my last post. We shall remain friends and just be there for each other as we have been.

So I'm at work and thinking oh how I wish I were at the park walking or at home relaxing watching a movie but no I'm here.

So today I find out that my co-worker who just returned to our office again in July of last year, has not completed a year as of yet, has requested a week vacation for March 3 thru the 7th. Here I was hoping to take a day or two off in March for spring break since my oldest is suppose to come down from Georgia. Let's see how quick my boss is to say yes to my weeks vacation when I request the FULL week this year and I will be taking a full week like it or not!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Should I let go?

I feel so confused about some things in my life at this moment. I have this "Friend" who talks to me and the number of times we have seen each other face to face I can probably count on one hand.

How can one love somethnig or someone without ever being around them? You have these feelings that when they talk to you and share awesome moments or even sad moments in their life you can't help but feel happy, sad, excited, want to shed a tear for them. Well, that's how it is with my "Friend". Sometimes I feel like he's the one I want for the rest of my life BUT then I feel like it's not meant to be. I keep holding on to hope but then there are days that that hope starts to fade. We met by chance on a site and it's gone good from there but then there are days where I feel so frustrated with myself.

Why do I want to 'wait and see what happens', why do I want to hold on? There are days that I wake up and ask myself "Is today when I should let go and try to start a life with someone?"

He will always be my friend but because I can talk to him about anything and everything. I love him with my heart but I know that my love goes unanswered at this time and so I think to myself again, "Should I let go?"

Thursday, February 7, 2008

New Direction

Well, this morning I was reading the newspaper as I do each morning and for some odd reason the Volunteer Section drew me in. A few years back I worked as the order/delivery coordinator for the North Texas Food Bank and I enjoyed my job. I was also the room mom for my son's class at the time. So I coordinated with the school for a field trip to the NTFB for my son's 6th grade class to volunteer and help put together some food boxes. The kids all loved the idea and had a good time. After putting food boxes together they were given a tour of the place and were informed how and where the food boxes were going to go.

Well, back to this morning, I realize that I love to help and my daughter does as well. we volunteered a year ago at a christmas party for the Dallas Services for people with special needs. That was awesome!

Well, I think that me and my daughter will be helping out in other ways. I am going to look at the different agencies that are needing volunteers that will accept a 13 year as well and will start to help out in our community.

I can hardly wait!

Monday, February 4, 2008

Come and Go

Well, another weekend has come and gone and all the while so is a life. Last Thursday my mother called me to report that her oldest sister was being rushed to the ER due to problems swallowing, even her own saliva.

After some test were done and completed, nothing was found. A little history, my 77 year aunt has had Parkinson's for the past 18 years. 18 YEARS!! Her Doctor says that he has never witnessed anyone last that long with it. Well, parkinson's has started to affect my aunt in her brain where now it has told it not to swallow. My aunt is fully alert and knows what's going on.

Without a feeding tube, which my aunt has been told is not an option, she will basically die of hunger. The doctor has mentioned that the feeding tube is not a solution since it will not correct anything but only prolong her suffering.

As of today she is doing good and there is absolutely nothing wrong with her other than her parkinsons. The doctor says that she is a very stong woman and that is why she has lasted so long with parkinsons. However, once they remove her I-V there is no telling how long she will last. It could be a day, a week, a month.

My aunt looks so tired and ready. She was talking with her deceased husband and she told him "I'm ready when you're ready to come and get me."

I will miss my aunt but I know that she will no longer suffer the affects from parkinsons and she will be reunited with her mother and father.

Ramona Rios Gonzales - Noted in the Congressional Book as "One of the most Notable Women of Texas"

Friday, February 1, 2008

Step one

Well, this morning I completed my first full week of taking vitamins for the first time in my life. And I started to watch what I eat and excerising 30 mins a day.

I am so excited and also very proud of myself!