Wednesday, April 13, 2016


I can't believe its actually been two years since writing a blog post.  Two years! And what happened in that two years?  Well, mainly a lot of working, eating, sleeping: rinse and repeat.  Very boring.

Recap: The past two years have not been great financial-wise and my car is a MAJOR, if not whole reason for it.  Having one car and having two people working was pretty difficult, but we are lucky to live near a few establishments that hire pretty frequently. Plus my car (being 30+years old) always needs some sort of repair.  Last time I posted, I was just getting settled from moving from loud, noisy, privacy-invading apartments into a house! We are still renting, but we are getting closer to one to buy!

Fast forward to September 2015.  I was let go from my job. I never liked my job, really kinda hated it, but I have never not worked since I was 16.  I was in tears/emotional shambles for days/weeks. My husband had just put in a notice to his job so he could look for something work-wise.  It was not a great time.

Luckily, we had a little help and my husband got on working in construction!  Sometimes its a whole week, sometimes its a few days but it pays the bills.  We decided together that if he could do that and pay what we needed to pay, that I could stay home.  (WHHHHATT!?) I have no children, so that means, taking care of the house, making sure all the errands are ran, phone calls that are needed to be made, are, and attending to his needs.

There is many a controversy about what kind of wife/woman you want to be.  Nowadays, its about being a modern woman: career first, family later/second.  When I was growing up, my mom stayed home with us until my youngest sister started second grade.  It was great, and it really made me think that everyone else's mom could do that too.  Now that I have my own house and my husband, staying at home has given me a chance to explore and experience the type of person that I am! I have found things that I never knew that I would enjoy!! And I will not lie, many of them are very women-stereotype.

In high school, I was in an advanced English class and was the esteemed, no bars held feminist.  Yeah, me.
I hated the fact that any one could be held back/down for what they were born being.  I also didn't want guys thinking that I was a push over because I was nice.  That happened a lot, and not just with boyfriends.  Towards and into my Senior Year, I realized that I was not GIRL POWER, but I believed in all genders, races, everyone to be equal.

To tie all this in, I laugh and somewhat feel that I need to defend myself when I tell people the hobbies I like, and how I love to take care of my husband.  They ask, "Well, what about you?  When do you take care of you?  My husband can take care of himself.  He doesn't do anything for me." Etc etc.  I ENJOY it! Not only that, its not one-sided.  A few mornings ago, I was asleep with my usual quilt, and my husband got up to get ready for work. I woke up to find another blanket over me.  I had to smile.  My sweet, wonderful husband took the time while groggy/waking up himself to do something nice for me, even though I couldn't be grateful for it right then.

Some of these hobbies are brand new!  Some of these, I've been into for a little while!  My latest hobby has been gardening!  I never thought in a million years that I would have the patience and determination to garden.  Ever.  My father gardened a little bit when I was smaller, and my mother had a black thumb.  Killed cacti and other "non-killable plants".
I went to Home Depot with my in-laws and my husband, and picked out a Sweet Basil, Curly Parsley and Cilantro plant!  They are doing really well so far!!

I have been cooking, healthy cooking, researching nutritional benefits to more and more foods! Everyone has to eat right?  I was so jealous watching cooking videos where people were like, "Yeahhh I just picked this herb right out of my garden." Brilliant.  My plan, is if I am successful this year with my herbs, I want to grow tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, etc.  I can cook/bake with this beautiful produce!! That to me, is amazing!!

My mother-in-law got pots of flowers.  They were beautiful, but I told my husband that I'm not putting the effort in, unless I get something tangible out of it.  I'm a total foodie... 

And this is coming from someone who couldn't boil a pot of water.  Me.  This learning how to cook, is very late-coming!  I have been cooking a little bit (alot but more on that later) ... I've been so into Mexican food lately (thus the cilantro!) Here's one of my little 'creations' that I have been enjoying lately!!

I like to call it a Simple Burrito Bowl! I mix some rice, black beans, avocado, and Goya Criollo.  That is something my husband grew up eating beans with and the ONLY way I will eat any beans!  lol It's delicious!! Definitely something to check out if you haven't ever had it.  Its originally a marinade!! 

I'm always up for new recipes and gardening tips! If anyone has anything they want to share, comment down below! I'll try and make it and make a specific post for it!
Thanks guys!! It's good to be back!