Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I never really was one that accepted criticism even if it was to help me.  I would always just go the way I was going even if someone else told me different.  Since I have started school with Kaplan having to do discussions I thought was a rude way if learning.  In that process I began to realize that I could use those critics to my advantage and that it would help me even more if I considered what they were saying.  So neat less to say you all can't hurt me anymore.  LOL I am just joking.  Truly, though you can benefit from what other people think, and score big in the long run.  Consider other peoples ideas, because they may have thought of something that you never even were close to thinking.  So to me other people's ideas can spark an idea to think differently.  I have enjoyed your help in this class as well and your support.  Thank all of you for your ideas and thoughts to making a project better.  Prof Barb thank you for helping me be a better writer.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Relocating what to do with school?

Well I leave here at the end of February and will be in the middle of school if not the beginning.  When I get to Texas I will still need to find a house and move in; not including setting the kids up with school and traveling home for the first time in 2 years.  My daughter is also in counseling so I will need to get a hold of   medical and find her a therapist.  I will have to get her set up with school with all the assistance that she will need.  Which for now is an obstacle and they have not even began.  I will probably not have internet from February 16th to March 3rd I am beginning to think that I will need to take term 5 off to get my relocation together.  Not sure if this is the best thing to do; I know that I can ask my advisor, but I am kind of torn with the idea of taking a term off and dealing with the stress of making deadlines for assignments and discussions as well as seminars.  I do take school very seriously, and I hate to fall behind but I don't see any other way.  If anyone has any ideas please let me know if there is anything else I can do.  Thank you for reading my post.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Weight loss!! AAAHHHH!!

So I have a wedding that I will be in on November 11th of 2011.  And I have to lose weight, not a lot but enough to not have lumps showing through my dress.  Lol!  I have done the calorie count thing plus a cardio work out and a power sculpting work out and it worked.  I did all of that 2 years ago, and am finding it hard to convince myself or be enthusiastic about starting that hard work all over again.  If there are any ideas please share them with me for I am all worn out thinking of new ways of getting myself out of this blah stage.  Thanks!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Body Scanners!

So I think that the Body Scanners are a good idea.  I don't know what people think about when they think of safety, but I do think that it is the best we can do.  I would rather they find a terrorist that is packing or a crazy person who just wants to blow up a plan get caught before they get on a plan versus catching them in the air once everyone is on board.  Now I know that a lot of people think that it is a controversy due to the privacy of an individual......but what privacy will you have if you are dead from a suicide bomber or a crazy person dealing with a gun or bomb.  I think that safety in this case is much more important than what people are going to see when they scan my body.  And believe me I am not no super model so that is not coming from self confidence of my appearance.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Christmas with a family who really is not family.

So Christmas is coming up and I am dreading having my mother in law and sister in law over.  Every Christmas since we have been here they only get my youngest son a gift and the older two don't get anything.  My two older children come from a previous marriage so they are not my husband's children.  But he has been around since my oldest was 3 years old.  So in essence they are kind of like his children.  My mother in law said that because they are not her grand children she doesn't feel like she should buy them anything.  Now my family back at home buy my step daughters(2) gifts and have never met the girls.  So I was brought up differently to how his family is used to being.  I ask God every time that I am around them to put the words in my mouth, because I can become a ghetto ass Mexican real fast; meaning no offense to the other Mexicans that read this blog, but that is who I can be.  And I don't want to give her reasons to start her crap or to start her whispering on the side.  She does a lot of whispering on the side and it drives me nuts.  Why can she not be woman enough to tell me to her face.  I really wish she would act her age and not her shoe size. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

Traumatic experience

My daughter this past Wednesday has had a traumatic experience in one of her classes.  Apparently this friend of hers walked into class not speaking to anyone or putting up his books in his locker and sat down at his desk and put his head down.  When class was going to begin the teacher asked him to sit up so that she knew he was paying attention.  When he didn't respond to her she went up to him and lifted him up from his position and he was not moving, breathing and had no pulse.  The teacher began CPR as she was crying and yelled out to her class to go next door to tell the teacher to call 911 and to take the class out of the room.  The class was escorted to the cafeteria as the ambulance came to pick him up.  They still have no word on how this child is doing. 

I can't imagine how my daughter must of felt as she has seen all of this happen.  She came home crying as she told me.  I also can't imagine being the parents receiving this phone call about their child being a parent of three myself.  It is heart breaking to know that this child is going through this.  I have been praying for him and his family since Wednesday knowing that prayer has a great deal of power.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

My husband leaving for Japan for 2 years.

My husband will be leaving for Japan for 2 years, and I will be moving back to Texas in February.  How does one deal with a spouse being gone for that long?  I can only imagine the insecurities that we will have, and the counseling that we will need when he returns due to not being a part of our lives for 2 years.  Not to mention the children, and how they will cope with a dramatic change in their lives.  Any advice anyone?

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I read an article about the emo culture online the articles were disturbing.  One day my daughter came home wanting to have an emo haircut; I didn't know what that was so my friend sent me an email of the hair do.  I personally would not wear the hair cut, but it is not that bad of a look.  So I told her when I had time I would take her.  Well I decided to read about the emo style, and it began with history of the emo culture.  It started with music then generated into this cult that someone somewhere down the line created initiations, rules to being an emo, and music that emo's listen to.  I read more from another article that was title warning to parents of an emo child.  It caught my so I began to read it.  It was about a mother who had a daughter who started falling too far into the emo culture ending her life to suicide.  Now my daughter is only 11 and is very independent and is wondering if I should be worried about her falling into this emo culture too much?  She is already wearing the black gym shoes, black pants, but she does not have black shirts, and I have taken her to get the hair cut.  I talked to her about it, and asked her what kind of emo she wanted to be and she said she just wants to wear the clothes and the hair like them.  I am relieved to know, but at the same time she has read about the emo culture online without me knowing so she is aware of the self harming that these emo's do to themselves.  If anyone has anymore information please repost to my blog.

Thank you for reading.

Naomi Cintron