Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Wednesday, and an award.

It's getting hot over here in Santiago. I just thought I should let you all know that. It's Spring time right now. And I know I don't have a leg to stand on when talking about heat. As anyone who resides in Arizona, Phoenix and Tucson especially, they know this fact. It's pretty darn hot. I'm talking triple digits. But being a former South Florida resident myself, Miami can give any place a run for it's money. Not only is it hot, but it has a little thing called humidity on it's side to win that race. You see, humidity can do a number on ya if you think you are going to do your hair and make up and go out looking all spiffy. By the time you arrive, your face has slid down to your neck, and your hair is either flat or frizzy. Take your pick. So even though I've had the pleasure of experiencing both heat extremes, I am thinking that the dry heat is a little more tolerable. A little.

I'm sure you are all wondering why I am even talking about all of this. Well, like I said, it's hot. And I don't like to be hot. At least not without an air conditioning system to cool me off. The closest I can come to that, is my car, 15 stories beneath me. Yes, it's true. We live in an apartment that does not have an air conditioner. So lately, again, I have been thankful that I am heading out at a time when it's starting to get hot. I don't know why I didn't think to check to see if this place had an A.C. before we moved in, I guess I just assumed it would be there. Nice huh? So I've been leaving the windows open a lot. I am trying to create a breeze. But with that breeze I get the noise of the traffic below. I do live in the city. So you can hear some pretty noisy things.

So, I should tell you guys that I came across a fabulous new blog. And as wonders should have it, her name is Leslie too! Her blog is called Stethoscopes and Stilettos. She is super nice, and we seem to have a lot in common, I can tell this already. She likes shoes, and chocolate! Her blog is fabulous, and I am going to have to stalk her now. She's given me the honor of this lovely gem of an award, that she herself created. I love it! Thank you Leslie for thinking me FAB! (*mwah*).

So, here are the rules to receiving this award:

1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. You must copy and paste the rules and the instructions below in the post.


On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them. When you post your five winners, make sure you link them as well. To add the award to your post, simply right-click, save image, then "add image" it in your post as a picture so your winners can save it as well. To add it to your sidebar, add the "picture" gidget.Also, don't forget to let your winners know they won an award from you by emailing them or leaving a comment on their blog.

My 5 addictions that keep me going: (and in no particular order mind you)

1. Coke. Not Coca as they refer to it here in Chile. Just plain Coke. I get it. I do. The bottle itself says Coca-Cola, and they shorten it. To just Coca. But it's COKE. OK? Just COKE.
2. Chocolate. It makes me feel happy.
3. Blogging. I love it. What can I say? I think I'd need therapy if I lost my blog.
4. Shopping for shoes. Or things. Or just plain shopping.
5. Online shopping. Oh wait. That's still shopping. Ok, how about paint shop pro? I just bought the new one (online, yes) and I'm still learning the upgraded things. I have PSP9 now.

And for the lovelies that I will share this award with:

Spoiled Mommy, My Life, My Story.
Alicia from My Two B's and Me.
Chelle from Creative Momma.
Patrice from Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman.
Carol at Siswick Construction Zone.

These are not only great blogs, but the women who write them are truly wonderful. It's so much fun for me as a blog stalker to be able to take a glimpse into another's life. It's even more interesting when the people you read are as funny and as kind as these are. I think you will like them too. Hop on over and say hi!

On another yet totally unrelated note, it is difficult to compose a single blog post with children in your lap. Or asking for honey covered bananas. Or who think they need to poop, and want you to watch, or cheer. (And then it's a false alarm.) But then both children drag little chairs to the bathroom to wash their hands. For 10 minutes. Do they do that? Really? Yes. If you let them. So I have had to stop this post, more times than I can count. I've cleaned up their overflow of water in the bathroom, taken a picture of my child who likes to dress herself. And fed one of them honey covered bananas. Messy.

I think it's done. Here are the pictures for your perusal. The first one is Miss Alexa, rather proud that she's dressed herself. Yes, her shirt is not only on backwards, but inside out as well. And she is also sporting a Spider Man tattoo. Because she's cool like that.

Oh and the shirt she picked out was just a plain ole pink tee. She didn't want to wear the pretty one that actually went with her outfit. She threw a fit, and yelled and screamed and pulled at this cute shirt until I removed the monstrosity. Oh the horror. Trying to dress my child and have her look cute. She's me all over again. (I'm sure as soon as my mother reads this, she will be laughing.) So yeah, what goes around, comes around. It's true. Cute shirt, no?

OK, enough blogging for the moment. I'll be back. Later~

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The Happy Mom said...

The title of your blog cracks me up! :) I'll take some of that heat up here, we just got our first snow today. I have a feeling it's going to be a long winter. It's weird to think that it's spring where you live!

And I'm slightly addicted to Coke, too. I'm trying really hard to not drink as much, but it's just SO good-I love having Coke and popcorn when I watch tv.

thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dee said...

oh she is just so cute! And congrats on your award!

Chelle said...

Thank you for the award! That just made my day! It's gorgeous! And congrats on receiving the award--you for sure deserve it!

So sorry about the heat...ugh! And the no a/c thing :(

Love the pictures!! And that shirt? So cute!

Patrice said...

Thank you for this super cute award! You're too sweet!! And congrats on recieving it yourself! I'll definitely have to check out your award giver!

I hate the heat!! I feel your pain... Hope it gets better!

Love the pictures.. Too cute!

HappyHourSue said...

That hair is the greatest. And, can I have a honey-covered banana?

Also: the play-doh comment on your sidebar cracked me up!!!

Leslie said...

Thanks so much for all the kind words :) I'm so sorry about the heat! Have a great day!

Spoiled Mommy said...

Thank you so much for the super adorable award! Congratulations to you as well for recieving deserve it so much! I love reading your blog!

I feel your pain about the heat...Yep, not something that I can deal with either and Im here where along with the heat theres horrible humidity..its the worst!

Im off to get to work thanking you & sending this adorable award along.
Have a great day girlie! :)
Thanks again!

The White Family said...

I'm LOVING the award! I checked out the other Leslie's blog and it's great too! Girl, bless your heart with that heat! I would go stir freakin crazy in that mess. The part about your 5 addictions and you posting COKE - I about spit my drink out of my mouth laughing!! You are a damn hoot!

P.S I love the little polka dot top - just classy and sassy as ever!

Melissa said...

Ok, I am de-lurker-izing myself! I've seen your blog on a few of my bloggy friends bloglists, and have been here a few times, but never posted a comment. Sorry! I just need to get over my bloggy-shyness, I guess!

So, here I am to say that you have a really cute blog and even cuter kids, and your posts crack me up!!!!

Keep up the good work!

and now that I'm not a lurker anymore I'm sure you'll be hearing from me frequently! :D

sybila said...

Hi Baby;
Can't wait til you guys get back
home to Tucson. Lots of shopping to do and "lunches out" to eat!
The pix of Lacka are adorable--she
is just like her mommie--you did the exact same things when you were her age! You were a clothes horse too! So am not in the least
surprised that your daughter is the same as her mommie.
Love ya;

Vicki said...

Wow! look at what happens when I am away from my computer for 1 day!
You get overloaded with comments!
I don't want you to not have one from me! LOL

Class went great. She used my example of a summary and she hacked it up, well, ok, just the last 2 sentences. Of course mine was read AFTER Mr. Perfect Writing 102.. She asked if his paper intimidated us.. well.. duh... he is just about perfect.. Oh well
Writing classes.....

Love ya
Your Sis

PS. Ms. Lacka is just a style icon!

LadyFi said...

Thanks for visiting me today via BATW. I love you cute little girl - she is delicious!

Hope you manage to cool yourself off somewhere!

Shannon said...

Congrats on the award!

I, too, am addicted to Coca-Cola. Ice cold. But I don't like it out of the can. Fountain is the best... with lots of ice. But I can't do cans... I buy it in the little plastic 12 oz bottles.

And my girls are the same way about their clothes... I just pick my battles now... they can wear whatever they want to when we're just at home. But I'll pick stuff out for them to wear to school or if we'll be out in public!

Steph said...

I just love you honey! I am so proud of you for letting Alexa wear the plain pink t-shirt, inside out and backwards.

Proud because I COULD NOT DO IT!

You deserve an award! I'd go through all the screaming, clawing and crying just to get MY way, of her wearing the polka dotted one.

I was a terrible mom! LOL - Just ask BabyAm!

But I do love that polka dotted shirt. Do they make those in Mommy size I wonder?