viernes, 31 de diciembre de 2010

New Years' wishes

New Years Eve. That's today.

Tomorrow most people will begin some sort of list that'll supposedly guide their actions during the next year. Stuff like losing weight, getting better grades if you're still in school, a better job if you work, or simply a job. Other common wishes are finding your true love, getting married, traveling and much more specific wishes like maybe getting in touch with your parents you haven't seen in years. Etc, etc.

The average blog you'll come across today and for a while will be motivational and inspiring. The good ones might actually instigate you to change, give you that push you need to get started on your own personal new year's list. They won't tell you anything new, but at least they'll get you on a good path.

This is where what I write won't tell you anything you don't know either, just a little more point blank. Understand that you likely won't see that list through. At best you'll start it but I'm almost positive that you won't finish more than half of it.

Humans are very similar amongst ourselves. And perseverance isn't precisely an accurate description of us. Lazy is. So is comfortable. Mediocre is as well. That is the average you. I'd like to offend you as to move you to prove me wrong. But really I don't like offending people so I will just say that it'd be excellent and against the grain if you got at least 60% of your wish list accomplished.

With this concludes my own version of a motivational speech. Perhaps I should've had another approach on the subject, been a bit more optimistic. Well, I haven't but I sincerely hope you do make a wish list and try to get it done. It's how you can grow you know. As a person.

On the other hand...

Happy New Year! May all your dreams come true!

With love,

Nancy B.

martes, 28 de diciembre de 2010

Christmas days

On the first day of Christmas guess what I caught a cold
I wasn't able to leave my room.

On the second day of Christmas the turkey looked so good
but I couldn't smell it at all.

On the third day of Christmas I started to feel well
I'm thankful for reheated food.

On the fourth day of Christmas now I can finally breathe
attack re-reheated turkey once more.

On the fifth day of Christmas I am completely cured
may kiss my baby once again. (without fear of getting her sick)

On the sixth day of Christmas helped make some lasagna
try and guess why it tasted different. (man that turkey was big!)

On the...

Ok I'm sorry. I don't really remember how many Christmas days there were so I'll leave that as is. It's, believe it or not, based on a real story. Hahahaha anyway after a few weeks of bravery I finally crumbled under the sickness that had caused so many of my comrades in arms to fall. (chiefly my husband and his parents and brothers).

We slept over at my Mariditos parents house and had a very festive, very delicious Christmas dinner. (yes, the turkey was excellent as you might've guessed). On Christmas day we visited my maiden home and ate a carrot cake I baked and (I was so happy), it tasted good! It was done all thorough and soft and it got finished really quickly, much to my credit. Next time I'll remember to make the frosting as well, I kinda forgot to this time.

I just love our family meetings!

miércoles, 22 de diciembre de 2010

Knitting and reading

Wanna know what I've been doing these past days (besides house chores)? Knitting. Usually I study japanese or practise my french in my free time but I want to give my Maridito a handmade scarf.

I learned to when I was like nine and recently put it into practice. Turn's out I haven't forgotten how to knit, but I didn't realize how much time you had to put into it. Thus, I'm dedicating it most of my spare time. I'm not sure I'll be able to finish it in time for Xmas but if not I'll figure something out. Turn it into a base for a letter or something. (I know that sounds implausible but just imagine it as a normal sheet of paper and instead of ink textile paint).

Since leisure time is scarce for me I can only indulge myself with reading while I simultaneously feed my Belle Fille. (Just in case you haven't caught on from earlier posts or this is your first time reading my entries, I'm referring to my daughter that's a few months old). I've had a yearning for Jane Austen and since I recently finished "Pride and Prejudice", I started reading "Mansfield Park". I haven't gotten all that ahead in the story, but I can safely say that I'm enjoying myself. I like the cadence that is so caracteristic in Austen's novels, how things flow softly but surely, like a stream that ends in a quiet beautiful lake.

That's actually a good description of the state I'm in when reading these sort of books: sitting down on a soft blanket with my back to a nice birch tree that gives a small, light shade as to prevent the glare from the sun overhead while allowing my feet to bask in the warm sunlight. A clear, calm lake in view with a duck or two and grass all around. Yep. That's me reading Jane Austen.

I have also benefited vocabulary speaking, from these books. Where else can you find odd, fun but still proper words but in olden english literature? Where else can you find a word such as whim or the expression "fancy that"? I'm afraid my writting style has been a bit influenced as to make me sound a little off now and then. However, it fits me pretty well since I'm also a little off sometimes, being true to myself even when writting. This last statement, by the way, has great writting potential in itself and I will pursue it in the near future.

I don't know if I'll write before Christmas, especially with the knitting needed to be done. Anyway...

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!

Bye now ;)

sábado, 18 de diciembre de 2010

My Belle Fille (my daughter)

Babies. More specifically my baby. My beautiful, wonderful baby girl. She has the ability to make me smile and forget if I'm upset or tired, even when it's 4 am. She makes me feel warm inside. Joyful. I just love how this new love fills me. It's a bubbling, silent kind of happiness that seems to be in permanent crescendo and is unlike anything I've ever known.

Belle Fille has begun to show us a little of her personality, but not much. Not just yet. Perhaps her being barely three months old accounts for that but to me it seems as if I've known her for a longer period of time. Her being inside me accounts for that as well but come on cut me some slack I've never been a mother before. I have the right to ramble a little.

My little girl is impatient if I don't feed her fast enough. She enjoys watching futbol with her father. She gripes if her diaper is dirty. She gets angry when a loud noise wakes her up. She gurgles and coos when I sing to her and she feels like it. If not, she'll just stare at me and I like that too.

She is sweet. She is cool.

My Belle Fille. My (well, her dad's also) daughter.

domingo, 5 de diciembre de 2010

What Nancy B. wants

Hi again. I know I´ve got some nerve to try and continue this blog after I forsook it for so long. But then again I talked about that in my last entry so I will say no more on the subject but please read it (hehe).

Things have radically changed for me and will change even more since next semester I´m going to continue with my college education. That means I´ve got to get organized if I want have a successful household and be a successful university student/small baby mom/wife.

I love spending time with my baby and Maridito but I also want a degree from the major I love. Furthermore, I can´t rule out the fact that the house needs to me kept (you know, swept, mopped etc.) the laundry washed... you know what I´m talking about. So I better get organized and pronto if I want to get this done and done well.

I know what you´re thinking: "It´s not such a big deal, get over it" but let me give you some context. I am not yet twenty years old. I got married less than a year ago. My baby is only a few months old.

This is totally, completely, thoroughly new to me but there are many kind and wise people around me who have been of tremendous help so I can´t but be grateful. You´d be suprised to know that you can get excellent advice if you´ve got the sence to listen.

Following it is harder.

I´ve often admired the individuals who had a full time job and went to university at the same time. I´ve been in awe of those who besides that had a family. There are many such people, but few who are integrally accomplished in what they do and no wonder. You can work your but off trying to earn money so you can buy your family what they want and need only to find that they´re practically strangers to you because you didn´t spend any time with them. Maybe you barely earn enough to maintain them and live in constant strain. It is a heady task indeed.

This is my desire: To love and be loved by my husband, being his ideal helper and not an absent wife. To be my Belle Fille´s best friend, her playmate, her loving mother. To hold a degree under my arm (while I´m at it, why not a masters as well?) and still be considered a good daughter, a good friend.

Rayos! I´ve got quite a challenge, haven´t I? I know this will take me a life to do plus an innumerable amount of tears and sweat. But you can bet I´ll try each and every day. And you know what? I´ll even manage to have some fun along the way. Just watch me ;)

PD: Wanna know what am I thinking, even saying aloud with force?

Lord please help me!

Attempt to vindicate myself

My, it's been a while hasn't it? I know I wasn't really missed, but it definetely doesn't speak well of my character. That knowledge however won't really keep me from writing so that's what I'll do. The only bad excuse I can give is that my baby is now born.

That's right, my baby ya nació!

My Belle Fille is incredible! She smiles and says gu-gu and holds my (or anyone else´s) thumb in her hand! My hipothesis about her personality that was based on her behavior whilst in my tummy was right: She is such a sweetie! She hardly ever cries, she´s very good with people (everyone loves her on sight!), very strong and very healthy. She is such a blessing!

Life is now completely different from anything I´d known before. I never really imagined how it would be like to be a mom or even married, but I´m sure that if I had I couldn´t have come up with something as perfect as what I now have. For real.

Obviously my baby is a normal baby (as in she poops in her diapers and wakes me up in the middle of the night to feed her and exercises her lungs reeeally well when she´s sleepy and tired) but she is so amazing. She really is. My world practically revolves around her.

I know I´m gushing a little but frankly, I don´t care. My baby rocks!!!

Thank you God!
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