Catching Up...

Man, I have a lot of catching up to do! But first, I want to quickly report that I bought some new workout clothes in a size MEDIUM! Go me, go me! I tried on the large pair of pants and they practically fell off me and the large shirt was super baggy. It's so nice to see all the hard work paying off.


Awards, Movie, & Something New...

Gabriel's 3rd grade awards ceremony was yesterday. He received the following awards: a trophy for getting over 100 AR (accelerated reader) points, a certificate for being on the Principal's honor roll (A's) all year, a certificate of achievement for reading, a certificate for citizenship, and a certificate for being the best speller in his class. We are extremely proud of him for all his accomplishments! I really couldn't have been blessed with a better kid.

After the awards, we checked him out of school and headed to see Star Trek. Let me say, this movie was great. Watch out Star Wars, there's a new show in town... lol! Not new, but new to the movie screen. I never thought in a million trillion years I would be into sci-fi stuff (thanks Alberto). If you don't know, Alberto is a HUGE Star Wars fan. He has so many collectibles it's a bit crazy. Gabriel has even joined in and has pretty much every Star Wars toy ever made the past few years. I've been to numerous sci-fi conventions and have now seen a number of sci-fi movies. Star Trek is my favorite so far. And, it doesn't hurt that Captain Kirk is quite a cutie! The characters were great, the action was great, and the overall story line I really enjoyed. Live long and prosper!

There is this commercial we always see on tv about the best steak sandwiches in Oklahoma. It's a little country place call Del Rancho. The commercial is really hillbilly/redneck looking with this little boy wearing a cowboy hat talking in this really strong country accent about going to Del Rancho and having the best food. Even though it's not appealing to watch, it is catchy and it got us in the door. It was unlike anywhere I'd gone before. When you go in you seat yourself and there are menus on the table. When you are ready to order you pick up the phone that is attached to your booth, push this big black button and someone answers to take your order. And, the phone is old school! I haven't seen phones like that in at least 20+ years. It's hilarious. Alberto and I went back and forth a little bit about who was actually going to talk on it. Of course, it was me. The people there were super friendly and the food was okay. They did have the best onion rings though. Not sure if it's a place I will go back to, but I'm glad we tried it.


Bucket List...

Starting a bucket list has been something I've thought about for some time now, but just never got around to writing it all down. Finally I have begun one and thought I'd share. I've been forgetting things so easily these days I thought I better hurry and do it before I forget all the things I want to do... lol! By no means is this list complete. My guess is that it will only grow and grow. I just hope I can start marking things off soon before I'm 60 and have 500 things left. These are in no particular order.
1. Own a house.
2. Write a book.
3. Open a cupcake shop.
4. Take culinary classes.
5. Go to Japan.
6. Hang out with Kenny Chesney in Mexico.
7. Be on Big Brother.
8. Learn to snowboard.
9. Go on an African Safari.
10. Learn to play the guitar.
11. Take dancing classes.
12. See the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom in DC.
13. Visit all 50 states.
14. Build a Habitat for Humanity home.
15. Go to the Kentucky Derby.
16. Meet my father.
17. Start scrapbooking.
18. Read a book every month.


Not Sure Which Way To Go...

Something crazy and out of the blue happened the day of my birthday. I got an email from the receptionist at my work that said some guy just called for me from a prayer center about a member of my family. Thank goodness she knew not to give out my phone # or any information about me. When I got the message I paused for a bit and then picked up the phone to call the place. I told the guy on the phone who I was and asked if he was the one who called for me. He proceeded to tell me about the center and asked if I recognized such and such name. I swear I stopped breathing for a minute and my heart went into my stomach... that was my father's name! I have never met him, seen a picture of him, spoken to him, nothing. Quite a while ago I found him (in a prison in TX) and we wrote a few letters back and forth. Sadly, the letters stopped due to me feeling like he wasn't giving me the information I needed/wanted and he asked a few times for money. That was not at all what I was expecting. I contemplated going to meet him, but when I found out you have to give the prisoner your name, address, and drivers license # to be put on the visitors list I decided it wasn't such a hot idea. Plus, I was using a different address to send/receive letters, because I didn't want him having my real information until I felt comfortable with how things were going. Now, here we are, he's been paroled and is in a halfway house of sorts. It's a bible based prayer rehab center for drug abusers, alcoholics, and ex-inmates. The place sounds nice and I even found their website. The man on the phone asked me if I would be willing to have contact with my father and I straight up told him that I didn't know him and needed some time to think about things. Well, it's been over a week and I'm still sort of wishy washy with which way to go. I sent an email to the center today to see if someone could tell me what my father's intentions were and give me more information. I admit, I am scared and a little anxious at the same time. I have always wanted to meet him even if it's only one time. After all, I am half of him. My mother will not talk about him at all which I don't understand. She was 16 and he was 18 and he just fell into the wrong crowd. They were young and things happen. Luckily, my aunt remembers a little and has told me some stuff. I've never judged him for being in prison. Thankfully it wasn't for murder or anything super super bad. I just need to make sure I make the right decision for me and that it's me that is in control and not him. I can't believe this happened on my birthday. I wonder if he knew?


Happy Hour...

Last Thursday I was invited to have some drinks with some new friends. To my surprise the meeting was for my birthday! It was so sweet of them to think of me. Robin got me a super cute shell earring and necklace set. You can never go wrong with getting me something shell. We had a fantastic time and I look forward to more get togethers with these awesome girls! Back left to right: Chris, Diane, Me, Stacey

Front left to right: Vanessa, Robin

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Super Sweet Deal...

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I Just Want To Sleep...

It's 1:30 in the morning and I can't get to sleep for anything. I am stupid and missed a couple of my shots and am now paying for it big time. For those of you who may not know, I have Multiple Sclerosis. I was diagnosed the week of Thanksgiving 2008. And, let me tell you, it SUCKS! I have to give myself a shot (Alberto actually gives them to me because I can't seem to do it myself yet) three times a week. Normally, when I take them like I should, I may get a little sick, but not too bad. When I miss some and then start taking them again, my whole body gets shooting pains, constant aches, and my head hurts like a son of a gun. I HATE the shots with a passion! You have no idea. I have no one to blame but myself for feeling the way I do right now. Hopefully this will teach me a lesson and I'll do what I'm supposed to do. So, for the next hour or so I will be watching Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood on the Oxygen channel. I really like it. I think Tori Spelling gets a bad rap. She seems like someone I would like to hang out with and she is a great wife and mother. I may even go out and buy her book. I sure hope I can find something else to watch once this is over. Or, maybe just maybe I can get to sleep. Here's to wishful thinking!


Goodbye Capri Sun...

I was informed while making the grocery list not to get Gabriel Capri Sun's any longer. He wants Hawaiian Punch or something that can be put into a glass. I'm a bit saddened over this. It means he is growing up and no longer wants to drink "baby" drinks as he calls them. It's hard for me to imagine him going into the kitchen, getting a glass, and pouring his own drink... without spilling it all over the place. We will see...


Headed to Texas...

We are headed to TX today to visit with my Momma for a belated Mother's Day. She said she got me and Gabriel a cake for our birthdays. I'm going to try and get away with not eating any (I had cake on my birthday and had a strawberry shortcake Sunday on Gabriel's, so that is enough). On Sunday we are going to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival. We try to go every year and always have a fun time. Have a fantastic weekend everyone!


Happy Birthday, Gabriel...

Today my baby is 9 years old! Wow, how time sure flies. It seems like yesterday he was starting to walk and talk and develop his own personality. He has really grown up to be such a wonderful little man. Happy Birthday, Gabriel!
This is one of my favorite pictures from when he was 5 years old. What a cutie patootie!


Happy Birthday to Me...

Today I am 29 years old! It's kind of hard to believe. Sometimes I still feel 24 and sometimes even tell people that when they ask me, but then I catch myself. I know one thing for sure though, I know a lot more about myself at 29. It's amazing the changes you go through and how much you actually do grow as a person as you get older. In a way I am looking forward to 30 and in a way I'm not. We'll see... For now I am going to enjoy being 29 and bask in the glory of being in my 20's one last year. On another note, I woke up this morning to find my office (I work from home) covered in pink balloons and a dozen of the most gorgeous pink roses I have ever seen. Thank you, Alberto! You are the best and I love you so much! This is a picture of me and Gabriel at our birthday dinner with my family in TX (Gabriel's birthday is 2 days after mine). Aren't our birthday hats the coolest? Mine says Birthday Princess and his says Birthday Prince.


Rain Rain Go Away...

I don't think it's ever going to stop raining! I swear it's been raining for 3 weeks straight. Somethings gotta give. Now I usually like the rain and welcome it. I even used to think there was something sexy about the rain (thank you Kenny Chesney)... until now. If this rain messes up one more weekend I think I might lose it. And me losing it is not pretty. Knowing me I will gripe and snip at everyone around and sulk until I get my way. I would like to think that since my name is Season I could have some control over the weather... lol. But, unfortunately that is not the case. (Me screaming) - Come on Oklahoma! I promise to like you a little more if you could just give up the crazy weather every once in a while! Please!


Date Night...

Saturday night was date night! It's been a while since we had a real date night. To me it's going out to dinner and a movie, not grabbing something and plopping in front of the couch. Although, that is nice from time to time. We tried to get Star Trek tickets but they were all sold out (yeah I'm a cool girlfriend). I wouldn't say I was disappointed, lol. That meant I got to pick the movie. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past... you can't go wrong with some Matthew McConaughey. I really enjoyed the movie. I think Alberto did too because he didn't dog it the whole time. He even admitted that Matthew is a good looking guy. Hmmm, that could lead to some good times for me! Ew gross, never mind. After the movie we were feeling a bit adventurous and thought we'd try a new restaurant. We looked through the Gazette and saw a Mediterranean one that looked interesting. Now, I'm not too keen on trying new foods. It kind of scares me. So for me to actually want to try a new type of food is huge. I am surprised to admit that I actually liked it and wouldn't mind going again. Zorba's has a nice atmosphere is priced great for the amount of food you get. I ordered their Gyros and Alberto ordered their Lamb Shank. For appetizers we tried Baba Ghannouj and Spanakopita. The Baba Ghannouj was disgusting, but the Spanakopita was yummy! It was fun trying new things and maybe there will be more in my future.


Happy Mother's Day...

I thought it would be fun if every year on Mother's Day I asked Gabriel some questions and see how they might change from year to year as he gets older and our relationship grows. Here is our first installment:
1. What is something I always say to you?
I love you.
2. What makes me happy?
My big hugs.
3. What makes me sad?
When people hurt your feelings.
4. How do I make you laugh?
When you play Halo and hijack Alberto.
5. What do you think I was like as a little girl?
6. What is my favorite thing to do?
Play bingo.
7. If I was famous, what would it be for?
An actress.
8. What am I really good at?
9. What am I not really good at?
10. What is my favorite food?
11. What makes you proud of me?
When you do something awesome.
12. If I were a cartoon character what would I be?
Giraffe, because you like them.
13. What is your favorite thing to do with me?
Play board games.
14. How are me and you the same?
We are from the same family.
15. How are me and you different?
I'm a boy and you're a girl.
16. How do you know I love you?
You say it all the time.
17. What is your favorite thing about me?
That you are my Mommy.
18. Tell me 5 reasons why you love me.
1. You are awesome and cool.
2. You are really funny.
3. You are sweet.
4. You like to play games.
5. You give me kisses and hugs.
I can't even express in words how much I love Gabriel. He has been my everything from the second he was born. He has the biggest heart and is the funniest person I know. Without him, I really wouldn't know what to do. Because of him I am a better person and I am more than proud to say he is my son and I am his Mommy.

Happy Mother's Day!


Workin' on my Fitness...

I am ecstatic to report that I am down 10 lbs in only 3 weeks! I have completely turned the way I eat around and have been busting my bottom at the gym 4-5 days a week. I even started running a few days ago. I've been noticing little things here and there that were different, but you don't really notice until you try on something that used to be way tight. Well, last night I put on these super cute pajama bottoms that fit really tight in my legs and they are actually loose now. They fit how they are supposed to! Go me! Now I'm not calling this a diet by any means. It is a life changing event that I'm going through. And, I've got Alberto and Gabriel on board also. It's so great to have the support you need when you decide to do something like this. It's not easy. Especially when the weekends come and that used to be your time to go out to eat and do things you know aren't healthy for you. I believe that once you have it set in your mind you are going to change, then it all comes together. This is my time and I'm not going to go back to my old ways. I feel 100% better when I hit that gym and eat right. Why would I want to mess it all up?


Swine Flu...

Big deal? Eh, not as big as they are making it out to be. After all, it is extremely similar to the regular flu we deal with every year, right? Yesterday they announced two new cases in Oklahoma... in MY town! I'm not gonna lie, it had me a tiny bit freaked out. The first thing I thought of was Gabriel. Since he was a baby he has seemed to catch anything and everything that was going around. He once caught pinkeye instantly from getting on a ride at the fair. Both of his eyes starting closing up within minutes. It was crazy. When word first came out about the Swine Flu I told him not to eat any pig at all. If they served it at school he was to tell them he needed a sandwich instead (and not ham). I didn't want him to take any chances. It was so funny to see his reaction. The look he gets on his face is like, are you really serious Mom? I know he thinks I am insane sometimes. Of course I knew that eating pig had nothing to do with it. So, needless to say, I sure hope both of these cases have been quarantined and they don't become a threat to even more people.



So, here it is... my new page. I still have a lot of changes to make, but it's already starting to feel more like me. My plan for this new blog is for it to be a journal of sorts. I want this to be a place where I can come back to years from now and read about all the happy thoughts and moments in my life. Kind of like my own personal memory keeper. Welcome to my life!