Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Everyone says that this country is having housing issues. I agree. I also work for a closing attorney and we happen to be extremely busy. We have shifted from new construction to refinances. Which is fine, they all put food on my table. I think it is a good thing that not as many people are qualifying for loans, that means less foreclosures. Renting is NOT a bad thing.

I am so tired of hearing about Jeremiah Wright, I could just puke! There is your 15 minutes of fame, now go away. In church I was always taught to love my fellow man, if you are not raising them up you are bringing them down.
Enough said.
I am not political on this blog, never have been and I never will be. I have found that the best way to keep friends is to keep politics out of the equation. I rarely see eye to eye about that stuff with the people I hang with so we just agree not to discuss and agree to disagree. Works for me.

Hope everyone is humpin today, it IS Hump-day after all!


Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Just wanted to let you all know that I finally got some much needed sleep.

Monday, April 28, 2008


I had a very full weekend and I am ready to go back home and go to bed this morning. Friday night I hooked up with my GF and went to see Harold & Kumar. (I LOVE John Cho..) The movie was good and was pretty much what I expected. Of course it would have been better had I been a 20-something stoner.... PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR CHILDREN SEE IT!!! Even if my son were 18 I wouldn't let him see it. Yeah, you get the picture.
Saturday we had a dinner party to go to. I don't know about the rest of you but I felt very out of place there. It was fine and the people were really nice (I only knew 2 of the people). BUT after words we went to downtown Savannah and went to a piano bar. It was a lot of fun and I'm really old. It wasn't a "jazzy or bluesy" kinda piano bar, think John Valby + very talented musicians. It was rock, roll and raunchy. We had a good time. We came home and the kids were was late! That's O.K. We got up Sunday and went to the mall. They all got something and me well... nothing. I am not a good shopper, I failed that part of the woman test. Then I had my monthly bunco game at 4:00. Got home at 6:30 and went to dinner at a friend's house. Got home about 9:30 and started the laundry. Yep it was a FULL weekend to say the least.
Hope all of you got some rest...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

This is so freakin cool!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

These pics are the ones I promised earlier.
Talk about having my heart walking around outside my body, you're looking at it.
Mr. Handsome...
Ms. Beautiful...
The Awesome Twosome...

Tysgirl just reminded me.....

My new favorite day of the week!
Hope you all are having a fabulous day. The kids and I went out to the park yesterday and relaxed. I love going there now, it's my new favorite place. I'll post pics later when I'm not at work... Don't forget to check out my Flickr account once in a while, you might just see something new.
Have a great rest of the day y'all, check back for pics later....

Monday, April 21, 2008


Hey all! Just wanted to check in and let you know that we had a really relaxing weekend. We went to the beach on Saturday. It was so hot and beautiful outside.......but...... Once we got on the other side of the dunes it was like being in a dust storm! I knew it was going to be windy and I brought sweatshirts. The girls (my daughter and a friend) insisted on having the first swim of the year. Have at it babies, I am sitting right here! Littleman went in once and that was enough. He and I hunted sea shells and little crabs, nothing great. The hubby sat and watched out for the girls. After about an hour and a 1/2 we left COVERED in sand. We then went to the Crab Shack. Tysgirl & Sooz I almost texted you so you could see me live on web cam!
But alas I turned on my phone and there was a text from Tysgirl wishing us well at the beach! YOU ROCK!
Then no sooner had I read the text, my phone died, ugh! So needless to say I didn't get to wave at my friends.....
Hope you all have a great wonderful awesome day!

Friday, April 18, 2008


Bout damn time if you asked me...
SO, everything is getting better with Babygirl's social life which in turn makes my life easier.
We are going to the beach tomorrow and yes there will be pictures.
I am at work, I have a headache and I want to go home...
Hope you all have an awesome wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008


Happy Humpday!

In other news, BG is still going through a rough patch at school. She feels like everyone hates her and she just wants to die.
Read here if you missed it...
My hubby and I talked to her last night and reassured her that she did nothing wrong. Hold your head up and DENY DENY DENY! I mean it's a rumor. We told her that it's normal and natural to have a crush and to feel what she's feeling. There is no shame in that at all. I told her if she wants me to I will go to her school, confront all those little dirt-bags and pinch their little heads I really will!!! Well y'all know that's a lie, but it makes me feel better. Made her laugh too.
So, please just send the BG some great karma, she needs it.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Tax Day!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Yep folks that's all I've had lately, sorry... This isn't gonna be much better, trust me.
Out of the kindness of my Big Mama heart I let one of Babygirl's very best friends spend the weekend with us because her grandmother is out of town and she doesn't get along with her mother (can we say red flag) we had her for 5 days, count em! I was as sweet as any loving mom. WELL.... let me tell you, I am not going to be sweet to this little brat anytime soon. My baby came home from school crying because of this little self centered shit. BG confided in this little brat that she has a little crush on a boy and don't you know that it is all over the school. O.K. usually all the drama ends there. They all go through this at some point... But this little brat spread the rumors to be way more than a crush and she was just being spiteful & hurtful for no reason. Now no one will talk to my BG & she wants to curl up in a hole and die. She asked if she could stay home from school because her whole body hurt. I told her that this is part of life and to suck it up like any good parent would do. It just breaks my heart. I remember the pain and angst of that age and it sucked! I know that it is all part of growing up and there is going to be a LOT of that before teen-hood is over, but DAMN!
Someone once said,"You are only as happy as your saddest child.." they're right. At least she feels free enough to talk to me and let it all hang out. I told her that it does suck sometimes to be the one who expects other to act like we would. My golden rule for both of my kids is; do unto others as you would have done unto you. Great rule, except there are a lot of parents out there who don't take parenting seriously and their kids are without conscience. My kids know what it feels like to hurt and refuse to inflict that on others. Of course that opens them up to all sorts of hurt. But like I told BG at least she can sleep at night knowing that she never makes people feel this way. I know in a couple of days everyone will forget and start acting like nothing happened, but it doesn't take away the pain she is feeling right now.
Sometimes I just hate the way people "raise" their spawn.
People SUCK!


Friday, April 11, 2008

I got nuthin else today....

Thursday, April 10, 2008


I have a sore throat, yuck!
...and that is exactly how I feel!

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008


This post is dedicated to the little twit whom I could not shake this morning. You all have encountered her. She is the one driving that silver VW Bug. The one who was either in front of me, behind me or next to me and would NOT go away. She sped up at inappropriate times and slowed to a crawl at inappropriate times. She was the one (and yes I saw this laundry list of actions with my own eyes) putting on her makeup, texting, talking on her cell phone, filing her nails, adjusting her radio and readjusting her seat. Yes all this was done, NOT at the stoplights but while driving and weaving all over the road. This post is for the twit that really should have taken her ADHD meds before starting out this morning...

Stay off the road, oh and

*rant over*


Monday, April 07, 2008


Yep, it sure is.
I am better today, I guess you could say I'm on the upswing. Hope everyone is planning on having an awesome week!


Saturday, April 05, 2008

This article was in my nephew's hometown newspaper yesterday...

Friday, April 04, 2008
He was her rebel child, but Sara Escobar-Wiercinski had faith her big-hearted son would turn his life around.
Shortly before he was shot and killed outside a Windsor night club, Luis Acosta Escobar and his mom had a heart-to-heart talk she describes as a "breakthrough."
Luis was excited about working during Christmas and seemed to be looking ahead, planning for his future. He told his mom he was proud of himself and that he wanted her to be proud of him, too.
Luis Acosta Escobar and his sister Sarah Acosta Escobar.
"I could tell he was becoming more mature ... he was seeing things differently," she said.
It was a change Sara had been waiting for, while asking only three things of her 20-year-old son for years.
"I said: 'Never tattoo your body, never hurt anybody and don't get yourself hurt.'"
When Luis violated his mom's last rule, it broke her heart.
Windsor police have now confirmed that Luis had stepped in to break up a fight just before he was killed - a detail that was not released to the local media in the days following the shooting.
Sara said she didn't know that her son had tried to be a peacemaker until she began scouring the Internet for information about his murder and came across America's Most Wanted website, which described the last moments of Luis's life.
"It may not be important to a lot of people, but it's important to me," she said.
It was a bittersweet revelation for Sara, a Spanish language professor who teaches in Windsor and Detroit. She is happy to know her son was not the one throwing punches, but she also wishes he could have walked away without getting involved.
"I wish that he'd been a coward," she said. "We wouldn't be talking right now."
Sara was on a beach in her native Panama, on vacation with her husband, Andrew, and oblivious to the chaos that ensued once shots rang out outside the after-hours Box Office Sports Bar on Pelissier Street in the early morning hours of Dec. 22, 2007. By the time the devastating news had reached her, the hunt was already on for Luis's murderer.
Luis died shortly after he was shot twice outside the bar. He took one bullet to the chest and another one in the back when he tried to flee. His suspected killer, Mohamud Abukar Hagi, 25, is still at large.
Sara finally saw her dead son's body on Christmas Eve. "He still looked good. He always looked good."
Over time, her shock and disbelief turned into grief and anger, the poised mother said, clutching a scrapbook that documents the life and death of her Luis Fernandito, as she liked to call him. The scrapbook contains every published article about the shooting, Luis's death notices and some pictures taken at his heavily attended funeral.
Before her son was killed, Sara said she avoided news about crimes and violence in Windsor by changing the channel or throwing the newspaper aside. These days, she is often up in the middle of the night, researching Luis's murder online and clipping newspaper articles about violence in the city and calls for the revitalization of the downtown core.
She started speaking out publicly this week. She is also making her voice heard on online forums such as Facebook, asking people to help with the search for Hagi to prevent him from hurting someone else and urging young people to avoid the Box Office bar and the surrounding area, where other violent incidents, including another fatal shooting, have taken place over the years.
"Sometimes, I feel like I'm angry at everybody," Sara said, lamenting the portrayal of her son as a "little gangster."
Within hours of Luis's murder, tributes popped up on blogs and social networking websites, including numerous pictures of him wearing baggy clothes, bandannas and doo-rags and making hand signs, surrounded by similarly dressed, sometimes heavily tattooed, young men. A picture of Luis wearing an orange jumpsuit in what appears to be the Windsor Jail also surfaced.
It was a side of her son Sara knew well and didn't always approve of. But there was also the other Luis, the "kind and polite" Luis who was honest with his mother when he screwed up, who loved his toddler son Jaevian and common-law wife Talea Dupuis, and who was doing his best to get his life on track. He was a good, loving person who had many friends, she said, and it hurt her to read comments posted online by strangers who criticized the way Luis looked, the people he surrounded himself with and the places they went to.
For Sara, the real picture of her son is the one that now hangs in the dining room of the Wiercinskis' meticulous home - wearing a crisp suit, with a white boutonniere pinned on the jacket. "If it was up to me, he would have looked like this every day," she said with a laugh.
Another photo of Luis as a child, smiling next to his older sister, Sarah, sits framed on the living room piano he played when he visited his mom and stepdad. Reminders of Luis, simultaneously happy and painful, surround Sara.
Around the time he turned 17, Luis "got in with the wrong crowd," his mom said. He hung out with people who made bad choices and as a result, made a few himself. He didn't do well in school and got in trouble with the law. At 18, he became a father - an immense responsibility for someone who was still trying to find the right path in life, she said.
Luis's lifestyle was a contrast to his well-rounded upbringing. Raised in a Christian family (his father, Luis Acosta, is a church pastor in Montreal) that advocated strong values, education and ambition, he was fluent in three languages - English, French and Spanish - and had travelled across Europe, North America and Latin America.
He was still a baby when the family immigrated to Canada from Panama, living in Montreal before settling in Windsor. Despite their parents' painful divorce, Luis and Sarah, now 24, had equal opportunity to succeed in life, their mother said. They were nurtured, taught to "dream big" and involved in activities that included piano lessons from an early age. But like many siblings, Sarah and Luis were different.
Sarah was independent, but Luis needed an extra push. While Sarah brought home glowing performance evaluations from her teachers, Luis's grades were not always stellar.
Sara remembers posting both report cards on the fridge and in between them wedging a brief biography of Winston Churchill - the legendary politician and former British prime minister who was known for his poor academic performance and rebellious nature in his youth.
"I wanted them to see that so that Sarah would not criticize Luis and Luis would know that just because you don't like school ... doesn't mean you can't do great things."
Their differences eventually led brother and sister on diverging paths. Sarah went on to graduate from the University of Windsor with distinction and is now pursuing a master's degree in Ottawa. Luis, on the other hand, struggled to find his niche. At the time of his death, he was working at a car wash. Previously, he had worked odd jobs.
But his mother wanted bigger things for him.
"I used to tell him he could be a social worker," she said. "He was always surrounded with people, he liked to help people. He had so many friends. He had such a tender heart."
Sara said she hopes her story will resonate with parents, especially those dealing with their kids' tough teenage years. She also has a message for city politicians - "do something about the crime in Windsor."
"People are dying. The violence is out there," she said. "The blood of my son is on the wall (of the Box Office bar)."
Sara applauds the efforts of Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association chairman Larry Horwitz, who has advocated a mandatory 3 a.m. closing time for after-hours clubs since Luis's murder.
"I don't know him, but he's my hero," Sara said, adding that she was encouraged this week by further talks about how to revitalize the city core, propelled by a two-day visit from Peter Bellmio, a U.S. expert the DWBIA hired to put together a sweeping report on Windsor's downtown that included a number of recommendations.
"If everybody stepped out, if we all worked together to create a safe Windsor ... closing (the clubs) at 3 a.m. would at least send a message," Sara said. "If that happened before, who knows, maybe my son would still be alive."
© The Windsor Star 2008

R.I.P. Luis-Fer "my boy" I miss you so much.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

Only one word answers.

1.Where is your mobile phone? Counter
2.Your significant other? Adorable
3.Your hair? Blonde
4.Your mother? Sweet
5.Your father? Loving
6.Your favourite thing? Kids
7.Your dream last night? Disturbing
8.Your favorite drink? Water
9.Your dream/goal? Wealthy
10.The room you’re in? Spare
11.Your ex? Who?
12.Your fear? Kidnappers
13.Where do you want to be in 6 years? Here
14.Where were you last night? Here
15.What you’re not? Obnoxious
16.Muffins? Blueberry
17.One of your wish list items? Pool
18.Where you grew up? Vermont
19.The last thing you did? Sneezed
20.What are you wearing? Socks
21.Your TV? Off
22.Your pets? Many
23.Your computer? Lifeline
24.Your life? Good
25.Your mood? Mellow
26.Missing someone? Aunt
27.Your car? Black
28.Something you’re not wearing? Bra
29.Favorite Store? Target
30.Your summer? Short
31.Like someone? Sure
32.Your favorite color? Orange
33.When is the last time you laughed? Recently
34.Last time you cried? Lunchtime
35.Who will/would re-post this? Nobody

O.K. this was stolen unceremoniously from my favoritest Purple Twinkie...

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

MY DAUGHTER.... a hero.
Yep, you heard it here first. She was at an away soccer game last night. She and another girl were walking back toward the team when the other girl suddenly fainted. PLOP! Right there on the ground. My daughter didn't know what to do and couldn't leave her laying there on the ground so.... She poured cold water on her hair hoping to rouse her and it didn't work. She couldn't leave her laying there so she picked her up and carried her back to the team. She was so scared and thought the girl was dead, LOL! But alas she wasn't dead! Thank God!!!
So my baby is a hero!

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

I'm 40 years old....

Why do I have a crush? (I'm too old for that mess...)
I have had a major crush on John Cho ever since I saw him in Harold and Kumar go to White Castle.
Now he is promoting his second movie about Harold and Kumar...
I don't care what you all say, he's adorable...

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