December 15, 2013


It's so good to have friends.  When my son Alex began kindergarten, I started meeting lots of other moms.  My Spanish was a lot choppier back then but these ladies didn't mind. Over the past six and a half years, some great friendships have developed.  I can't even express how thankful I am for them.  Even though some have moved on to other schools, we still keep in touch.   Yesterday it was great to see them and celebrate a birthday/ primera comunion.

Top from left: Evelyn, Janine, ME, Vicki, Liz
Bottom from left: Connie, Charo

December 13, 2013

just write something!

Its been a while.  I feel like I'll write this and then take eight more months to write again.  I don't want that to happen but its hard for me to just WRITE!

Life has been so busy with school and soccer... I've barely had time for anything!  My boys' teachers give too much homework.  Seriously, hours of it!  Then we have soccer three to five days a weeks depending on the game schedule for the week.  I've been feeling stretched thin.

I've also had issues with my thyroid since this past summer.  It is really going crazy on me.  I've known I had hypothyroidism for ten years.  Now I've found out I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis...I still don't underestand it exactly.  I'm not sure if that has caused an enlargement of my thyroid or something else.  What I do know is that it is making me more irritable than usual and it has helped me lose almost 30 pounds.  I needed to lose the weight anyway but I hope my thyroid gets back to normal soon.

Its been seven months since my mother-in-law passed.  My husband has had many ups and downs since then.  I guess that's normal.  I don't feel like I've grieved so much.  It was just such a relief not to see her suffer any more.  Sometimes I cry a little bit.  Sometimes we cry together.  Sometimes we remember something funny and laugh together.  Life goes on.

I'm glad we'll have a break from school and soccer for a few weeks starting next week.  I need it!  I'm sure by January 7th I'll be ready for some active boys to return though.  For now I'm just going to feel relieved and allow myself to relax and try to do fun activities with my boys.

Whats going on with you?