Thursday Thoughts


Today is Thursday and I am linking up with Ramblings of a Suburban Mom


I was scared to even google that image to put on here because I DO NOT want to see / read any spoilers.  I watched episode 1 last night.  So ZIP IT!  Until I’m done, and then I’ll want to talk about it a lot.


So today I am enjoying a Dunkin Donuts smoothie… and I had them mix the strawberry banana and tropical mango together…  a long time ago when I used to work at Burger King (ugghhh embarazada) they had frozen coke and frozen cherry… and sometimes, I would suggest to a customer that they could MIX the two and it would be like cherry coke… and I swear it blew some people’s minds


I have been sick for like 15 days now… I can NOT believe what I can still blow out of my nose… when will my face stop making this disgusting green mucus snot.  I am on day 6 on antibiotics.


This is an older picture but I still love it… NF doesn’t start his next session of swimming until next week… I hope he doesn’t forget everything he’s learned so far, it feels like he’s had a lot of weeks off.


I was so excited for ABC’s line up last night… The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family!!!  I just can’t even take that Beverly Goldberg I LOVE HER!

I dvr’d American Crime… the cast is pretty good so my expectations are a little high…


Friday Letters

Friday letters

Dear NF, you’re everything to me… I can’t believe 4 years ago today I was baking Halloween cookies for a charity (best cookies ever and I should probably make them again in your honor) and by Sunday night I was having contractions ALL night – and you were born at 6:47 PM Halloween night.  You make me so happy and proud to be a mom.  It could be raining outside and you’ll still tell me it’s a beautiful day.  I can’t squeeze hug you enough!!

Dear hot chocolate, I’m kinda liking you lately, but as soon as I actually buy a box of you, I’ll probably be over it and throw the box out 2 years later when I realize it’s expired (has happened before).

Dear rain, stay far far away tomorrow PLEASE, thanks.

Leah Remini, I’ve always been a fan of yours.  Since like saved by the bell days (though it felt wrong, Zack needed to be with Kelly, honestly).  I loved you on the talk when I was on maternity leave… I am loving you filling in for Erin Andrews on DWTS the past two weeks.  Wasn’t I expecting a book Fall 2013 when you were a contestant on DWTS?  Is this the book that I’ve been waiting for?  Two years later… ugh I gotta read it.  I wish it came out Nov 1st instead of 3rd…. is it possible it would be early release like Orange is the New Black?  Leah, are you actually going to answer my Friday letter to you?

Dear pumpkins in the lawn, what animal has been terrorizing you and taking bites out of you at night?

Dear Fayetteville Target, why would you not have a Starbucks, I mean come on?  Super weird.

Dear holiday themed shower curtains, I think I wanna be that mom who does this.

Lamar Odom, k got it, you’re still in the hospital.  but why do I still read every update?  This is going to be a long recovery and I’ll know every detail, whether I want to or not.

Dear Smellen, I wish I was with you on your honey moon.  and I wish you weren’t missing Halloween.

Dear Grey’s and Modern Family, UHHH I wish I had a warning you weren’t going to be new this week.  and WHAT no modern family Halloween episode?  How disappointing.

Dear The Chew, I gotta see what you guys dress up as this year, GOT TO!

Dear Janman, I can’t believe you got a princess peach costume to go trick or treating with NF, you’re nuts, and I love it.

Dear baby in my belly, I can’t wait to hold you and I hope you’re a very good baby that sleeps a lot… like preferably from 8 pm to 8 am and then naps during the day.  Thank you!


So WHAT Wednesday


  • My sister’s wedding is 3 days away and I think I finished my maid of honor speech… I think…
  • I like Meghan King Edmonds blonde better
  • I bought a motivational sign off etsy
  • I am out of starbucks money on my gold card… and I refuse to pay for starbucks unless it’s from a gift card… don’t worry one is on the way from some rewards thing
  • people are asking if I am ready for Halloween… WHAT my sister’s wedding is Saturday… I can’t think that far ahead right now
  • I am almost out of go to pregnancy outfits for this stage and weather
  • I love Modern Family, it always makes me smile
  • I couldn’t be happier when NF actually gets in and swims at his swim lessons
  • I can’t believe NF will be 4
  • I couldn’t finish Below the Deck last night, it was just not interesting to me and I can’t stand Rocky
  • I have been following Lamar’s condition very closely


So WHAT Wednesday


Today is Wednesday and I am saying SO WHAT if…

  • I want my kids to grow up and consider me their hero
  • My sister’s wedding is in like 10 days not to mention her bachelorette party and rehearsal dinner etc etc
  • I am stronger than I think I am
  • my eye has been twitching for almost 2 weeks now
  • I love decaf non fat toasted graham lattes
  • NF doesn’t like swim lessons and as a parent I am totally confused as to what to do
  • My bridesmaid dress doesn’t even come close to fitting me in any way and after they alter it I am sure it’ll look like a completely different dress… but that’s ok right because I am the pregnant maid of honor… right?  ughh
  • Sometimes I need to remind myself to just breathe
  • I am so happy survivor, modern family, and The middle are on tonight, and that scandal and grey’s is on tomorrow night
  • I am exhausted
  • I am one of 14 left out of 50 in the nfl pick game… I hope I make it to next week
  • I want to vacuum my car, but don’t know when I’ll ever have the time right now
  • I’m ready for Paula Deen to be off DWTS


Thursday Thoughts


Today is Thursday and here are my Thursday Thoughts…


I was overly disappointed last night when Modern Family and The Middle were repeats.  Just sayin.


I was okay with Lorenzo Lamas being fired from Celebrity Apprentice Monday.  I did like him, but I didn’t know who he was… and the other team clearly won.


I hate to admit that I am interested in viewing Kim K’s selfie book…


Thursday Thoughts

It’s Thursday and I am linking up with Jen from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom
First of all I have to admit… I was disappointed  that The Middle, Suburgatory, and Modern Family were not new last night.  I hate when I am pumped for new tv and it’s repeats.  Season finales are approaching and that makes me sad.  BUT new Grey’s and Scandal tonight so that makes me smile.
Ummm is this real life?  73 on Monday???  That is just too weird.  I am still used to needing 5-10 extra minutes brushing my car off in the morning praying I am not plowed in.


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I don’t know what all this Katherine Heigl sues a drug store nonsense is all about… I just really like her style in this photo!!
Will they find this plane already?  STILL every morning I turn on GMA to hear the latest and still no.
So far I’ve got these for NF’s easter basket… I really need to get on that!

Thursday Thoughts


It’s THURSDAY!  and I’m linking up with Jen for Thursday Thoughts.

Okay – I’ll start with TV…

Dads… unfortunately there’s nothing else on and I’ve watched both aired episodes… and it’s just not good… with like one laughable moment.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine… again, there’s nothing else on at this time… and I find myself not paying attention… I’m more busy with my candy crush, cleaning, whatever it is I do when I’m “multi tasking”.  I just can’t get into it?

Michael J. Fox Show… love it.  I’m not into the kids yet?  But Michael and his wife… I love it.

Super Fun Night… they gave way too much away of this in the previews promoting the show… also Rebel Wilson has like 4 different accents through out the show – which is totally confusing me.  Since it’s on after Modern Family and before Nashville, I’ll def catch this each week.

Back in the Game… shockingly C likes this show?  I know he loves baseball, but I didn’t realize he liked James Caan (who I didn’t know who he was until I did some googling… apparently he’s an actor who played football at Michigan State, he was in the godfather etc etc).

New shows that have started and I haven’t watched, We Are Men, Hostages, The Blacklist, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Trophy Wife, Lucky 7, Welcome to the Family, The Crazy Ones, Sean Saves the World, Betrayal…

Some original shows I’m watching… DWTS, New Girl, Mindy Project, The Middle, Modern Family, Survivor, Last Man Standing, The Neighbors, Nashville…


Some Real Housewives of NJ news… The finale had low ratings I guess?  It didn’t even feel like a finale… but at least there wasn’t fighting.  Caroline is getting her spin off, so will she be off the next season?  Will Dina come back?  and then there is the question, will Joe and Tre go to jail?  All I can do is wait to find out.

I have my Chinese cooking class tonight!  I am so excited.

So here’s my question to you… WHAT do you like to order at starbucks?  Like tell me JUST how you order it… example – “tall java chip frap no whip cream”  “grande decaf skinny caramel macchiato”

Thursday Thoughts


It’s Thursday so I’m linking up with Jen at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom.

There is just way too much new television for me to keep up with right now… and they all seem to be bunched together on the same nights.  I will catch up though.  I had to watch The Middle and the 1 hour Modern Family last night – therefore missing Survivor… and then I was too tired to watch Nashville (I know right, WHAT happened to Rayna James, no no don’t tell me for real).

DON’T tell me what happened… I didn’t watch it yet.


NF is crazy.  He is the FASTEST little guy ever.  Last night I took him to the mall to get his feet measured… because I suspected he’d out grown his sneakers?  (AHH he only wore those Jordans for 4 MONTHS!)  And he was sprinting around the store full speed, only to stop and give him self a kiss in the mirror?  He acts as if we keep him in a cage… oh wait… NO we don’t REALLY… but we do block him off to a play area in our apartment, otherwise our recyclables, garbage can, toilets, cabinets, bookcase, etc etc would be destroyed in under an hour.  And unfortunately his blocked off play area we named “the cage” – I have to be careful using this phrase around people who don’t know about “the cage”… because I’m sure they imagine like an animal crate… NO we do NOT keep our toddler in an animal crate, I promise.

Okay, so I’m brand new to this buying kids sneakers thing.  I’ve found that the Jordans are like… by far better quality than the other brands… and they have that back loop… which is KEY to me getting NF’s sneakers on…. so that’s how I justify spending like twice as much on these.  I just had no idea that he’d out grow them so quickly!  I decided I’d better have another boy, so he can enjoy all these toddler size Jordans.

Looking back I probably could have gotten his feet measured… and then went online to shop around for a better deal in his size… ugh… next time mama.  I learn as I go.


Jordan TR ’97



SO… I just learned what  PSL is.  I’ve been reading it… and thinking WHAT is that, and I think I need one too since everyone seems to be saying they need one.  I have to thank Jen at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for quickly answering my question.  It’s a pumpkin spice latte… duhhh.  Someone should make a blog acronym list… I’d love it.

salted caramel


Oh, and I just found out after checking the starbucks website… that a Salted Caramel Mocha Frap, tall with nonfat milk and no whip cream… is only 200 calories… here I am walking around target thinking I’m drinking half the calories I should have in a day… and I WASN’T!  This could be dangerous knowledge.  I think I’m going to start calling this the SCMF… do you think that’ll catch on?

OH… and I start my Chinese cooking class tonight.

TV shows Fall 2013

As Big Brother 15 slowly approaches it’s  inevitable summer season end… I should start figuring out what NEW shows will be starting soon – and if they are worthy enough to be added to my TV watching schedule.

Some new shows:


The Blacklist: I’m just not interested.  James Spader is great – it’s just not my kinda show.

Sean Saves The World: I don’t think this will be on my line up, unless there is nothing else on Thursday.  It reminds me too much of The New Normal, which I invested my time into and it was cancelled.  I think I’ll have a difficult time picturing Sean Hayes anything but his character from Will and Grace, and then when he ISN’T Jack from Will and Grace I’ll be disappointed.  I’m feeling pessimistic about this one.

The Michael J. Fox show: My mom LOVES Michael J. Fox.  I might just watch this because I know she will and then we’ll have something to chat about.  MJF worked/works as a news anchor but stopped and has Parkinson’s Disease (and does in real life).  It reminds me of the local meteorologist we have in our town who has MS and still does the weather.  His hands tremble and his speech is affected but no one is bothered by it… he’s an inspiration!  And I think this show will probably make me cry with happiness and remind me to appreciate the little things and to really love the people I love.

Ironside: No interest in another NYPD show.  Only interesting thing I have to say about this is Michael Caleo is an executive producer / writer and he was a writer for The Sopranos (and was nominated for an Emmy).

Welcome to the Family: Ummm Mike O’Malley is a funny guy… but the plot… young pregnancy before marriage and an unhappy dad that will obviously will fall in love with the idea later (this hits close to home for me)…  will I find it relatable and funny?  Or will I find it inaccurate and annoying?  I’m thinking the latter.  I don’t think this show will last long enough for the babies to be born, which is fine because then the plot falls apart anyways.

Dracula: Vampires were SOO 4 years ago.  Over it.


Mom: A Chuck Lorre comedy… I love Allison Janney (ever since Juno).  But this show will probably be ridiculous… and I don’t think I’ll watch.


The Millers: I’m going to go out and say it right away… Will Arnett = Gob… and NOTHING can top Gob.  Just STAY GOB!  Running Wilde, Up All Night, and now The Millers… I do not want to say it but I think we’re doomed for another failed sitcom.  (However the mom, Margo Martindale, seems to be pretty funny from the previews).

The Crazy Ones: Uhhh… Robin Williams… returning to television… I was JUST thinking, where has Robin Williams been?  And BOOOM the TV genuineness snag him for a new TV show with…. WHAT!  Sarah Michelle Gellar (another disappearing act).  Yeah, I’ll be watching this…. pretty much because of the two MAJOR stars.  I just can’t imagine this pair wasting their time on a flop… it’s gotta be good, right?


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: No thanks.

Back in the Game: Isn’t this sort of like Family Tools?  Except it doesn’t have Leah Remini in it.  My kids are going to grow up at the softball fields (they play pretty much every day of the week seriously)… but does that draw enough interest for me?  There are SO many shows about a single mother moving back in with their parent’s.  I just don’t think this is going to be a home run (haha get it…).

Betrayal: Ohh another one word named sassy drama… like Scandal, Revenge, Mistresses… It comes on Sunday at 10 PM… maybe I can get into it… maybe it’s just on too late.

The Goldbergs: I want to love this… I really really do… and Wendi McLendon is hilarious… I just think this show could fizzle out quickly once they run out of 80’s jokes

Super Fun Night: I 100% want this to be the best show ever… BUT… how much fun can Rebel Wilson be over and over… will I O.D. on her funniness after 4 episodes and say… ugh I have a Rebel hangover and I want out.  I will REALLY give this show a shot – I am expecting some laugh so hard I’m peeing moments… so if it’s anything less I’ll be disappointed.  That’s some high expectations.  (Wouldn’t this make a better movie than tv show?)

Lucky 7: Why do they have to win the Lottery… why can’t it just be about 7 people who work at a service station in Queens…. maybe I’m weird but I’d like that better.

Trophy Wife: I thought this was a movie?  Eh maybe I’ll watch it… I do like Marcia Gay.


almsot human

Almost Human: I started reading the descrip of this and I nodded off.  Not a good sign.  So it’s the year 2048 and he’s a cop and he was in a coma after a catastrophic snooooorrrrree.  Am I the meanest?  Sorry, it just takes a lot for me to get into any sci fri…. for some reason I decide it’s too much effort for me to imagine the future with androids and ridiculous technology.


Brooklyn Nine Nine: I want to want to see this but I don’t.  It just looks like a rip off of Reno 911?  But I LOVE Andy Samberg!!  This show has a really good chance I watch it since it’s right before New Girl.


Sleepy Hollow: nope.


Dads: Old man/young bachelor man humor.  Inevitably they get gfs and their dads or sons cramp their style?  idk I’m just not that excited about this one.


Enlisted: I have no interest in this exceppptttt… they are extremely hot.  Sold.  (am I shallow???)  Parker Young was my favorite part of Suburgatory… and now he’s in camo?  Enlist me in Enlisted!!! (I’m hilarious right?  Maybe I’ve been reviewing too many shows in a row that I’m deliriously writing nonsense… is anyone still reading this blog post?)


Us & Them: who doesn’t love Rory from Gilmore Girls??  Except her MOM from Gilmore girls, Lorelai, DATED Jason Ritter on Parenthood…. it’s a little weird… if you followed all that…. then you understand..

That’s all I’ve got for now…. as for the regular season shows I’m pumped to have back on…. Modern Family, The Neighbors, New Girl, The Mindy Project, Nashville, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation, and Parenthood.  (I’ve given up on Glee … yeah I admit it… no more Glee…. oh and Grey’s… they’ve been out of my life for some time now also ).  I might watch Survivor this season…. and Dancing with the stars… who am I kidding.