Saturday, March 15, 2008

mommy and janell time

My mom and I are really close, she is like my best friend...We have our good and bad times like most mothers and daughters but she is pretty awesome! Lately I have realized that my mom and I are very much alike (kinda sccary lol)...but my mom is awesome and has great acheivements so I dont mind being kinda lke her =)...Recently I have been so busy with school, friends, and just doing my own thing that I havent spent much time with my mommy. So Friday night I decided to have Mommy-Janell time on was awesome!

First we went to on the border for lunch/dinner and ofcourse my mom was flirting with waitor..damn margaritas lol...she claims she wanted him to ask me out..but really who does that lol i love my mother...after stuffing our faces with great food and yummy dessert we went home to watch "evening" i got it from netflix like 3 weeks ago and finally we got the chance to watch it. It was a really sad depresin movie but mom and I kinda liked it lol...after "evening" we saw "coyote ugly"! one of our favorite movies!

Overall mom and I had a great day/night together..we got to spend quality time (my first love languge), we got to talk about a lot of stuff (words of affirmation were involved lol #2), and she played with my hair and hugged me during the movie (#3 physical touch)..does anyone see anything wrong with this picture? lol all my love languages are given by my mother lol w/e yo its the best!!! she'll never leave me! lol

to sum this up I just want everyone to know how awesome my mommy is! she has helped me through my toughest times and put up with all my crap...and still is...she is the best! I thank God for her dad is great but God knows we need my mom at home lol....After spending saturday with her I wanna make more time for mommy-janell time cause she deserves it and sadly one day (many many years from now!!) I wont be able to spend time with her so I need to get as much as I can now!!

this is mommy and janell

Monday, March 10, 2008

what lies ahead...

This morning I signed up for Summer classes at Dade...Most of you know that it will be my last semester so I am packing together al the classes I need because if not I will be left with one or two classes for the fall and it's just not worth to be behind one semester if I can do it all together...

I almost started crying while I was typing in the reference numbers lol...I am taking Microbiology and the Lab, Statistics, Social Environment, and Sociology...Most of them are hard and the one's that aren't too bad are time consuming!!! I am officially going to die lol no I won't but I'll want to die! But I actually feel good about..i feeling optimistic because I know it's something that I want and need to happen...jeez I can't imagine the day that I am an FIU student!!! I'm excited for the next step as a student because soon after acceptance to FIU comes the acceptance to Nursing School (God willing)!!! Although I will be goin crazy this summer it will all be worth it in the end.. I am just fraid of becoming discouraged at the first sign of being overwhelmed which is bound to happen while taking 5 classes lol...But I feel lucky to be able to go to school because I know many people that can't afford it or have to work and thank God I ahve te money and I don't have to work!

Thank God I have an amazing family that supports by bumness and amazing friends that are always there to cheer me up!!! It will not be an easy summer but I know you all will help me get through it with your prayers and encouragements!!! =) and by the end of the summer we will all be celebrating!! whoop whoop party! (anyone feel free to throw me a surprise party lol)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I am the new Spider Woman

This morning as I was walking to school it was rather windy so my hair was blowing everywhere!! it was all messy so I go into the bathroom before class..I use the facilities and wash my hands..i check my hair and fix was great I was back to looking normal =)

Well when I walk into class I sit in my seat get my books out and get ready to write notes...I have this bad habit of constantly touching my hair, so there I go and touch my hair but then I suddenly feel something hard and crispy in my hair so I go and I run my fingers through my hair again and attempt to take out the hard cripsy object in my hair...IT WAS A FREAKIN SPIDER!!!! I dont know of anyone who has had a spider in their hair..bird poop, yes, leaves, yes, sand, yes...but not a spider!!!! So ofcourse I freak and make a crying squeel noise (yannick knows this squeel lol) but not too loud cause I dont want others thinking im nasty for having a spider in my hair...But ofcourse the two great looking guys from the class saw me and laughed..And when I threw the spider on the floor the girl next to me looked at it and looked at me with a face of disgust...Exactly what I was trying to avoid..So I just look at her and look at it and pretend like it wasnt in my hair. lol I was soooo emberassed. I wanted to cry! lol But it was so funny I wanted to laugh/cry!

My next concern was what if the spider bit me..Would I become spiderwoman?!?!? Would I become a freak that no one talks to and not be able to have friends or family because they would all be hurt by my dear! And then I thought about if the spider lay some eggs..I have baby spiders growing in my hair!!! aahhhh! I hate my life!!! lol I hope none of you ever have to experience this..Its aweful!!! uughh

this was the evil being that was in my hair!

this is what I will look like when I wake up in the morning! lol

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

the adventures of paula and janell =)

so by the title of this blog you can assume it's gonna be a funny story....

I shall begin with adventure number 1 which took place on tuesday during our mornign run... so there we are running down 104 st chit chatting, minding our own business when suddenly we run passed this older lady and she puts her hand out and stops paula lol so obviously we stop to see what she needs...she looks at paula and says "well what size pants are you? (random anyone?) lol and she replies "medium" and the lady says "i have 3 pairs of pants in my house that my daughter bought me that are to tight on me but they will fit you" lol we start laughing ofcourse and paula says "thank you ma'am but we are just running" and the lady continues to say " but ill give them to you at a bargain price" lol we laugh a little more and paula says again "thanks but we are just running" so the lady points to the neighborhood where she lives and says "thats my house there if you wanna look inside" and then we both say "thanks" and run for our lives!!! lol pobresita i wonder if she was waiting for us?? well we were definitely not going to go there!

tongiht for our short run we decided to go to the hammocks lake which is 57489 miles so we start running and come to the point where the bridge is and its already dark and it is both our first time going through there so we didnt know where else we go under the bridge in the dark and the cars above us drivning over it are making scary sounds. so we cling onto each toher right away and turn around quickly and paula says "becareful there are no vampires..because in argentina there are" lol sooo i start laughing and say "vampires? really?" and she goes " ooo no i meant bats" lol but no worries we got back to safe location and there were no bats or vampires...but we decided we arent going there anymore at night..its just not safe lol

so stay tuned for mroe funny stories from the adventures of paula and janell!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

what does it take to be right with God?

lately i have been questioning whether or not i am right with God. and i have realized none of us are really 100% right with Him. we all lack one or more things to reach that ultimate goal..the only way to get there is to be Jesus and i dont see that happening anytime soon lol.

i struggle with so many things, such as, my everyday devotional, praying, having my priorities straight and other things... i feel like i dont put God where He should be which is first..and He is definitely not first in my life. it's funny cause i find myself wanting soooo many things and then i wonder why they dont come..and i dont mean like jessica simpsons shoes or a wallet which i do want....but more meaningful things that i really need in my life

i need prayer from you my awesome friends cause i am struggling with a battle within and i feel like i am losing. satan is really getting at me and i am so angry cause i see it all falling apart before my eyes and im standing back and letting him sounds corny but i need to grow some balls and stand up to satan and let God take control. if anyone can fix it God can...

so before i go to sleep tonight i will have a long talk with my homeboy and try to set somethings straight....and before you go to sleep say a little prayer for me =)

Friday, February 22, 2008

running is an acquired tatse

today i started running and as most of you assume and it wasnt too great. i feel great now but i didnt in the process. when i woke up this morning i was ready and pumped (yes pumped) to go running noone could stop me (not even the reatrds that honk when they drive by). special thanks to queen for keeping me going. when i started running i felt great, in my mind i was gonna run like an allstar athlete and very quickly i was reminded that it takes time to build myself up. eventually my breathing got a little difficult and a short time after it became difficult my lungs decided they didnt want to breath anymore. lol soo i stopped and began walking. no worries i started breathing again =) i am hoping running will get better and better like an acquired taste because its somehting i really want to start doing to lead a healthy lifestyle...

pretty soon ill be doing triathlons and ill be this amazing runner who everyone wants ot be like lol!!! wait for it! =) dont worry ill give you all my autograph!

Monday, February 18, 2008

when harry met sally

last night i had the chance to see "when harry met sally" for the first time!! i know i know i'm a little behind! it was amazing!!! i made dinner for yannick, merari, and anne marie..tried to make dessert (dont wanna talk about it) and then we watched one of the best movies of all times!

i love meg ryan and she was amazing in this movie..i have never really liked billy crystal, mainly because of his hair =/..but ooo man in this movie he was a stud!!! let me tell you i have seen a diferent side of billy crystal!! he is my main man..well not really but w/e he's up there lol take a look at this hot stuff...

one of the best qotes of the night was: ::::read on screen::: harry connick jr...yannick: i love his last name...janell: which one connick or jr?!?! lol

and the best scene in the whole movie although a little "dirty" was the fake orgasm in the heres a little look at one of the many laughs we had last night! =)

Friday, February 15, 2008

for she's a jolly good fellow!

happy birthday merari!! this is a tribute to one of my best friends!!! we share soo much yet are soo different! here are some of the great memories we have made together!

and last but not least...her happy song!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

truly the best valentine's day

Today I had the opportunity to spend Valentine's Day with the best girls in the world!! Merari, Lauren, Anne Marie, and Paula =) It's amazing what great friends can do on such a lonely night! lol

To start off the evening we all went to eat at Samurai..Let me just say MMMMMM YUM! we pigged out completely and enjoyed every bite!! Samurai is my new fav restaurant! They give you soo much to eat and the food is amazing! I loved our cook, he did all sorts of tricks with the shrimps and the rice...oo lala!! He was awesome!

After dinner we went to the movies at saw "Definitely Maybe"!! It was soo good!! omg What a tear jerker!!! It was a perfect end to a perfect girls night!!! Except that isn't where it ended...

When Merari and I left some business went on which is never to be spoken of lol and then we went to McTonalds for sundaes =) the girl working there was extra chipper and ofcourse I commented "she mnust have a really great boyfriend" lol cause you know I'm not bitter at all...

But no girls are amazing! And having you all as my Valentine's Day dates is more than I could ever ask for! This has been by far the best Valentine's Day ever! And I will never forget it.... I love you girls! You were all the perfect dates!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

window shopping

today i had the pleasure of going to the mall and help merari find a birthday outfit!! whoop whoop she's turing 21!!!! It was awesome and exhausting because we went to 54758943 stores and ended up buying the first dress she tried on lol but the worst part was not being able to buy all the things i needed...ok no i dont need them but i really want them!!! lol i havent been working lately so my money supply is at an ultimum low =( I found a whole outfit today that i wanted to buy it included this amazing dress

and these amazing shoes that i am dying to buy!!! and ofcourse i cant afford them so i felt like crying!! Window shopping is the worst thing ever!! it is funny cause when i do have money and i need to buy something i can never find somehting i like or that looks good...but ofcourse when i dont have money i find everything i want but i cant buy!!! i hate being broke!!! its the worst!!!!!! so if anyone feels charitable i am accepting any money for contribution to my want for clothing!!! =)

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

random roses

this morning i woke up late as usual and in a hurry to get ready for school. i was already in a bad mood because my first class was anatomy in homestead!! uhhhh!! so when i come out of my room my dad tells me "janell, go look at your car" and i'm thinking it could be one of two tinkerbell dog reappeared or some retard wrote all over my car (which by the way i hate) and to my surprise it was neither!!!!! someone left roses on my windshield with a note..i thought hhmm who could it be...and just the thought of having a secret admirer made me sick to my stomach and i suddenly got a stomach ache!!! lol my mom ofcourse was like "omg!! how sweet" and i was like uuhh barf!!! but not really cause the idea was sweet i just felt like barfing! so as i got ready for school i went down the list of people i thought it could be my first assumption was coia...WRONG! so i ended up thanking the wrong person!!! lol embarrasing!!!! after i found out it wasnt him i was dying to find out who this person could be. Later in the morning my brother eric sends me a text with " in case you were wondering it was bryan montero that left you the roses"...and i was like ??????arf??????? lol and then i remembered that last night bryan and i had a mishap..which i thought was taken care of but apparently he didnt feel it was enough so he brought me roses =) it made me happy and i want to thank you bryan for being sooo sweet and bringing me roses!!!!! but for future reference write your name on the note so i dont go crazy trying to figure out who it was!!!!! lol to conclude this i think every girl should have flowers left for her by makes us feel special!!! (when we know who it is)

Sunday, February 3, 2008

yannick's bday!

yay for yannick!!! it's his birthday!!!! i think i was more excited for him then he was for himself! but w/e lol yannick is one of my fav people and like anne marie did on my bday i wanna dedicate a blog to yannick!!! =) he is awesome (sometimes like when you dont act like a girl and do the eye thing) and he is always a great friend!

today we started off the day at church, laughing about things we changed meanings too just cause they were funny.....later in the evening we went to watch Rambo...which i think was amazing other than the little asian children dying!!!!!! after the movie we went to eat at this great pizza place on miracle mile (good choice yannick). we had the best waitor EVER! his name was doug and he always smiled and make a weird laughing noise after everything he said!! i gues you can say i kinda fell in love with him!!! lol he gave me a free drink cause he forgot to put in my order...what a sweet man i tell you!!! sooooo yannick!! i hope you had a great bday cause i know we all had a great time with you!!! and i hope rambo was all you hoped it to be!!!! =)

Monday, January 28, 2008

ethics fight #1

This semester I am taking Critical Thinking and Ethics as part of my requirements for nursing school. When the class began it wasn't what I expected, actually I didn't know what to expect at all. My teacher has to be on some sort of drug but he is amazing!! he yells out his lectures and makes the best faces EVER! (kinda reminds me of me lol). so there is this boy in my class that my friend and I call abercrombie boy (he comes to class everyday in abercrombie pajamas), well this a & f boy ALWAYS has something to say and usually I disagree with him and his arguments. The teacher always makes the awkward face I make when the a & f boy wants to talk because he knows he is in for along discussion lol. So to the point of blog today we were discussing religion and if there is one way to believe and one religion that is right. And ofcourse I know the answer to that but I wasn't going to start out an argument and have everyone gang up on me...mainly because I don't have enough knowledge to fight these heathens! lol During the conversation one girl starts quoting parts of the Bible and at the end she says "and a whole bunch of other crap that contradicts itself" and I immediately grew defensive and said "well you're ebing ignorant because you are reading what you want and not the entire pasage and what it really pertains too" and sooo I won that argument because most of the class agreed. Then abercrombie ofcourse opens his big mouth and says "the Bible is crap" so the I turn around and say "I am not criticizing your Bible so why are you criticizing's just a matter of respect and you should be a little more considerate" uughhhh people like this make me so angry!!! I dont go arounf hating on their releigion and beliefs (maybe I hate on them but that's a different story) I do not agree and support them but I respect them. Uusually after class a & f boy comes out and tries to talk to luly and I but toda he didn't =) i scared him lol!!! so be on the look out for many more of my battle with people in this class!! =)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

i would give up my arm for him!

On sunday I went back to work for the first time in a month!!! good life you say? mm not so much. I've been poor and swamped with school work, but that's not the point of this blog.

I'm putting in a few hours in the Oncology unit with the cancer patients for the next couple of weeks and to my surprise I absolutely loved it. The first time I worked there I kinda had a bad experience but it was all different this time around. The nurses were amazing and the patients were one of kind. Especially this one kid! He has sickle cell. This disease causes someone to have a lot of pain therefore pain meds are essential. He wasn't even my patient and he made a huge impact on me. He is hospotalized quite often and in order to get his pain medication he has to have an IV access. Well his veins aren't all that great so it is hard for them to get a good IV in. On sunday night his IV blew and he was in a lot of pain so they had 3 different nurses come up and poke him about 10 times. Finally I took him down to the ER to see if they had better luck. Man I complain when they take my blood and this poor boy gets poked 12 times before he can get his pain meds. While down in the ER I saw the pain in his eyes from all the pokes and just the pain he was in and it killed me! In that very moment I wished that I could give him my arm. It sounds foolish but I would have done anything to ease his pain. I didn't even know the kid I just wanted him to feel better because he is so full of life and so restriced from all his greatness! Thank God the nurse was able to get it and his torture for the night was over! This kid is amazing, I spent more time with him that night and found out he loves scrubs and he had the seasons there so every now and then i would sneak in his room and have a laugh or two with him. Even better he told me he wanted to become an Oncology nurse to take care of kids like him. I'm telling you this kid is amazing and I hope to see his greatness shine through to the world cause he has a story to tell and I know he will impact many!! ahhh the joy of working at such an amazing place!!!!!=)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

the voice of truth is my inspiration

On the way to school the other day I was listening to casting crowns on my ipod (thanks to merari) and as I was listening to the song called "voice of truth" there was a certain part that caught my attention.

But the waves are calling out my name and they laugh at me
Reminding me of all the times I've tried before and failed
The waves they keep on telling meTime and time again. 'Boy/ girl, you'll never win!'"You'll never win"
But the voice of truth tells me a different story
And the voice of truth says "Do not be afraid!"
And the voice of truth says "This is for My glory"
Out of all the voices calling out to me
I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth

I am a person of little faith..sometimes I try and fool myself but it is just something I struggle with. This semester I am battling with my 2nd attempt at college algebra and I just dont believe I can do it. Even before I went to the first class I set myself up for the failure! So when I heard this part in the song it gave me a breath of fresh air...

So what I am going to do is print that part and put it in the front of my math notebook because everytime I feel myself losing faith or feeling like I can't do it I will be able to read it!! Because I will choose to listen and believe the voice of truth!!!!

Friday, January 4, 2008

The Constitution of Non-Hating

Article One

Thou shall not make sarcastic comments towards someone's physical appearance.

The use of words such as idiot, stupid, moron and/or any other demeaning word towards someone's intelligence shall not be uttered in front or behind the person or persons or group of persons to which it would be directed to.

Using racist or stereotypical slurs is hereby prohibited.

Snickering and/or giggling while people walk by is just as bad as ill-speaking of them.

Article two

The use of the rolling eye movement shall be forbidden in public places.

Pointing and obvious gestures used to make fun of other people will not be accepted.

Laughing at the less fortunate shall be frowned upon.

Article Three

Thou shall smile when entering a room, regardless if they are friends or not.

The smile shall not be obviously fake, and the eyes shall not give off a "hater" look.

When someone begins conversation, thou shall not make them feel inferior

Don't speak in public if thou are not ready for the challenge. This may cause thou to utter words that will cause failure to your mission.

If a negative thought runs through thy head, simply acknowledge it, and then let it go. Do not speak it, or let it be known by facial expression that thou has had a hating thought.

Keep mind of thy facial expressions because people interpret them differently and may not understand the jest in the expression.

If all else fails, simply sit on thy hands, and bit thy lip, while smiling, of course. Thou does not want to give off negative vibrance.

Disclosure :

If thou is commited to this constitution, there will be great success.

If thou happens to fail this mission, thou shall be known as a hater who will become the old lady that lives with 7 cats and yells at the little children who run by her house. Thou shall not be loved or know love, except by her cats. Thou shall die a cold, lonely and miserable death. Not even God will want thou.

So go with God, and go in peace.


Wednesday, January 2, 2008

my trip to north carolina!

i officially love living in the mountains!!!! this trip was an amazing time with my family!!! we got together with our uncle loui and his wife sandra and baby isabella! sad to say but i kinda wasnt looking forward to spending so much time with the family lol but to my surprise i really think i needed it...i had alot of time to think, which made me realize soo many things! but that's another blog lol

when we first got there the cabin was BEAUTIFUL!! except the furniture (my barf sound) these people do not know how to decorate and the poor realtor heard from my dad more than once!!!! and on top of that we only had the disney channel to watch oo and local news!! ppsshhhhh what is wrong with these people!!! but in the end it worked out because thank God loui and sandra came along and made everything sooo much fun!!!!

thanks to my tio and tia we got to do all the tourist things and went skiing!!! which in itself was a disaster!!! i wish you all were there to see me walk down the mountain in ski boots!lol no i didnt give up that easily...mimi and ricky taught me the basic moves so up we went on the ski lift!!!aahhh!!! the first fall happened at the get go...right off the ski lift! lol but after many falls and almost tears i finally made it down the mountain like a champion (a bad champion but w/e) and so i went for the second run..i did much better this after this i decided to take a break and have some lunch!! my ego was built up and i was all excited!! so i decided to go and do the other lift (which was supposed to be just as easy...WRONG!) the stupid lift left us at a stop i had to slide down which i didnt know how to do! so fall number 5467, i thought i broke my knee!! lol long story short i failed that time and had to walk the rest of the way!! =( but at the end of the day i had the bruises and the pain to feel like a champ!! =)

new year's was a big deal because we all knew eric was going to propose! so not only was he nervous....we were all nervous!!! we had dinner at my aunts house and played catch phrase with all the old folks (thanks lauren) most of the time was spent on the old peoplegetting the right angle of the word to actually see it lol.... and then just after midnight eric got down on his knee and asked lia!!! i admit i shed a tear...but only one!!! she said yes ofcourse! and no worries the ring is beautiful! i helped =) so now we have a wedding to plan! yay!!! she claims she wont be a bridezilla but with me involved ill drive her to it lol!!!

now we are almost home and i cant wait to get a full night's sleep...cause since the proposal all i hear is "i'm getting married" at 3 in the freakin morning lol!!!

this trip was amazing!! and much needed for the family and especially for me!!!