Jun 28, 2010

project 365 - 6/27 mass

6/26 mass, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Sunday mass for my aunt. It was so nice, and we even had a real singer. If you have been to any of the rosary's in the last week you would know what I meant. I swear I heard the cats come out and to sing in unison.

None the less it was nice and my cousins went up and gave a small speech. I know it's been the hardest on them. Everyone wants to approach them give them hugs and ask them how they are feeling. Umm. hello their mama just died.. sorry I am unsympathetic at times, not to my cousins, but to the fools asking them how they are. i guess people just don't know what to say.

These next few days are going to get a bit crazy. My aunts service is on Thursday and there is still so much to do. I am working on a picture slide show with my cousins, then my mom has a little something she wants to do. :)

project 365 - 6/26

6/26, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

why does this always happen to me? Sick. Sick. Sick. Always sick.
Got up this morning feeling like shit. Yep not just sick but feeling like icky shit. After a great night of scrapbooking and feeling great I woke up sick. :( litterally stayed in bed all day. I need a pill that will get me better in 0-90 seconds flat. if you have it please send it over. I have way to much to do than to be sick.

project 365 - 6/25

6/25, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

So cute, my dad and capone watching baseball together. Must have been a great game.

Jun 23, 2010

project 365 - 6/23

6/23, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Really enjoying my Staycation. :D

project 365 - 6/22

6/22, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Do you believe in signs? These flowers only bloom for a 24 hour period.

When my grandmother passed away (September 2006) this cactus plant bloomed the prettiest flower I had ever seen.

When my grandfather passed away (November 2006) the plant bloomed again. But not only did the plant bloom, so did all of magnolia trees on our property. It was the prettiest thing I had ever seen.

Normally this plant only blooms 1 - 2 flowers at once, but this time it had 5 beautiful flowers.

Its it sign that they are all together? I don't know but I'd like to believe they are.

project 365 - 6/21

6/21, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I'm on vacation and so I thought I'd get started on my training for the San Francisco half in July. Started off slow and decided to bring along my little sister Diana, my mom, and the baby of the family Capone. Grandma loves her baby. LOL.

proj. 365 - 6/20

6/20, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

The hands of the most amazing woman I know...my mama. :)

project 365 - 6/19 50 cents a yard

6/19, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Yes you read that right. 50 cents a yard. :) Love Ginger's booth.

Project 365 - 6/18 the day she left

tia andrea.jpg

My tia Andrea passed away today, 6/18/2010. I am sad, but also happy for her. She is no longer in pain and is probably enjoying herself now with my grandparents, at least that is what I would like to believe.

There are so many life lessons I learned from my aunt and I do hope I made her proud. My favorite aunt, I wish you peace and I will miss you dearly. I will miss our chats, our making fun of my mom, but most of all I will miss your hugs.

Project 365 - 6/17 My aunts calendar

6/17, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

My tia Andrea was so cute and adorable. Whenever she would call me, she'd say, Mija, Bucket, It's me your tia who likes to bother you. Ha Ha it was never a bother but I was fortunate enough to live so close to her.

So here on her calendar she has marked on May 11th...Bucket (40) :) It made me smile to see this. She didn't celebrate birthday's but none the less she remembered everyone's birthday.

Project 365 - 6/16

6/16, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

What not to wear...to the grocery store.

Jun 15, 2010

project 365 - 6/15 but it's raw...

6/15, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Went to lunch with co-workers today at Yamato in Westwood. Kevin, formally from Compton (LOL) now living in Brazil and showing off how happy he is..no I am not bitter..just really really like really jealous. Check out his site BrazilSpots.com. But wait....what was I saying? Oh yes talking about Yamato. So my friend Paul ordered some ... uumm... raw tuna but it starts with an "S"? He offered me some. I was hesitant. But if you know me I will trying anything once. It wasn't bad. Paul said it was good I tried it, proves I am adventurous. WOW have never been called adventurous, I like it.

That's it, that's my story for today.

Project 365 - 6/14 it's not prefect

6/14, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Journaling reads: It's not perfect. I live in a house full of men. i work, i clean, i cook, I'm beat. Just once I wish I could come home to a clean house and dinner on the stove. I'm not the maid I'm the mom.

I read somewhere where scrapbookers try to portray "happy" lives, everything is perfect. Well I for one will say my life is not perfect and sometimes I like to break dishes and throw a fit. REALLY! In Scrapbooking I feel that I need to scrapbook the truth about being the only woman in house full of men. AND NO I AM NOT PMSING!

Jun 14, 2010

Project 365 - 6/13

6/13, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

He is offically 20 years old.
He is proff that 36 hours of labor is totally worth it.
Is it OK to cry now?

Project 365 - 6/12

6/12, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

My niece, our families newest High School graduate.
Makes me a little sad to see her grow up, but then again it makes me happy to see her grow up. I can't wait to see what kind of woman she grows up to be. I love you Krystal.

Jun 11, 2010

project 365 - 6/11 You married?

6/11, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I treated myself and my little cousin to some mani/pedis. My cousin has been taking care of my aunt 24/7 and i knew she needed a little pampering so off we went.

As we are sitting there getting worked on the lady asked me...You married? When asked that question I don't think about it I say "No." I'm not. I've been with Mark for 13 years, but we aren't married so...you know..my answer was no, but thinking about it now I should have said yes.

As I am getting my manicure the lady looked at me and said, you should get your eyebrows waxed. Me, really? Well yeah it's been a while, so yeah why not lets wax them. 10 minutes later, oh lets make your toes pretty lets put a flower on them. I was like sure why not, a flower sounds nice. If you know me, me with flowers on my toes..so not a me thing to do.

Then I started thinking, maybe these ladies wanted to make me pretty because I am not married? I may not be married, but let me tell you I've got some cute toes right now. :)

project 365 - 6/10 I *heart* my tia Andrea


On Tuesday I got this feeling that I should go visit my aunt, she is only 5 minutes away. I walked in the house, gave my aunt a kiss and she just looked at me and smiled. It felt good to be there.

Thursday afternoon I get a phone call from my mom, go give your aunt Tami a hug. I asked, what is wrong? Your tia Andrea went into a coma and it's a hard time for us, so do me a favor and go give her a hug. Oh the tears, and at work...not uncommon for me lately, but ugh!

Pic #1 is Roxy. That dog will not leave my aunt's side. Pic #2, Don Rodriguez. Interesting story about this man. He attends the same church my aunt does. A little after she got sick her friend, Don Rodriguez, also got sick. He has prostate cancer and was living alone and really needed support so he came to live in my aunts extra room. So here are these 2 people, both with cancer, taking care of each other. I always describe him as being heaven sent. He has stayed next to my aunt through it all. he makes sure she eats, takes her medication, he is there just so that she has someone to talk to. He really is amazing.

My friends keep telling me to celebrate the good times. It's just hard. I don't claim to be good at this stuff. For me it's just easier to cry in dark and punch the dark as if I am punching Cancer in the ass..........

Jun 10, 2010

project 365 - 6/9

6/9 Lunch at Hammer Museum

Went out for a stroll during lunch and landed at the Hammer Museum. I always forget how fortunate I am to work at UCLA, really need to take more advantage of my surroundings and get out of this office more often.


In the evening I went to the local Farmers Marker. O.M.G. the cherries are to die for! It's been a while since I've gone and do hope to go back more often.

project 365 - 6/8

6/8, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Susie sends me an Yahoo Instant Message, Hey Bucket Kogi is going to be in your area today. Me.. YUM and I didn't bring a lunch.

This is my 2nd time having Kogi and I will say it is never a disappointment. But I wonder..how many other people actually follow taco trucks. Or am I the only idiot. :D Yeah don't answer that.

Jun 7, 2010

project 365 - 6/6 Karen and Krissy

6/6, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I woke up at 4:00 am on a mission. I was going to go out to a mid point somewhere and cheer my teammates on. They have been training for this marathon since February and I wanted to be there and watch them cross the finish line.

Karen and Krissy are one of the reasons why I love this organization so much. Karen is a survivor and Krissy started this for a reason - to find a cure for her sister. Amazing right, and they stayed together the whole time. GGOO TEAM!

To see more photos from the marathon click on the link here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sfvtnt/sets/72157624219991338/

Project 365 - 6/5 SD RNR inspiration dinner

6/5 SD RNR inspiration dinner, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Look at my two little friends Nathanial and Viviana.
Nathanial was diagnosed with ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) and is currently in remission. His adorable sister Viviana was his bone marrow donor. When I am around them I just want to hug them. As everyone knows I love kids and the kid in me always comes out when I am around them. Next goal for us is...DISNEYLAND.

project 365 - 6/4 Happy Birthday Mirah

6/4 Happy Birthday Mirah, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I love this girl and today she turned 10 today. Mark says I have way too much in common with her. We both love Numero Uno Pizza and love to sing and dance...well I pretend to sing and dance she can can really sing and dance.

project 365 - 6/3 Reebok RunTones

6/3 Reebok RunTones, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

You know those Sketchers shape ups? Do you find them as funny looking as I do. I see woman walking in them and wonder how do they keep from rolling all the way forward. I want to laugh and point but instead I do a little chuckle and keep on walking.

My sister had mentioned the new Reeboks so I decided to go with her and check them out. I purchased the Reebok RunTones and I have to admit I really like them. I have read all the reviews and totally agree. While I am not sure I will do any marathon training I must say these are some of the most comfortable sneakers I have had for everyday use. So far they get a thumbs up.

Jun 2, 2010

project 365 - 6/2

6/2, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Working from home. Waiting for the A/C job to be completed.
i have to admit, i am bored and i'd rather be at the office. At least there i can get up and talk to my co-workers. Another busy day, 10 more business days until I am on VACATION. :) Yeah i am excited.

Project 365 - 6/1


Some may remember this post Day 1 the bubble in my ceiling that turned into a mess. The AC unit somewhere had a crack somewhere and it all had to be replaced. The benefits of being a homeowner right.

project 365 - 5/31

5/31, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

So cheesy. Yes I know.
Another walk up to the Nike Missle Sight on Mullholand Drive. Just a bit under 8 miles but a super great walk.

project 365 - 5/30 Movie night

5/30 Movie night, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Went to Hollywood Forever Cemetery to watch Purple Rain. The cool part...I knew all the songs. How I miss Princes' music. And how fun to say I went to the movies at a cemetery...just like a drive in except with burial plots everywhere around us.

project 365 - 5/29

5/29, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Go TEAM. Technically this is my last practice with the Summer Season. I won't be around for the next few weekends in June :(

Next Stop, San Diego Rock n Roll marathon.

project 365 - 5/28

5/28, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Furlough Day - so I went to Michaels just to buy some zip dry. Decided to walk around and look what I found. Go Duff!!!

project 365 - 5/27

5/27, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

Happy Birthday Ashley!!! Celebrated Ashley's Birthday at Capitol City in Hollywood. The cutest Sports Bar ever. Can a sports bar be called cute? Or would you call it sporty? haha whatever it was a great night, and I actually watched a lakers game, yeah can you believe it.

project 365 - 5/26

5/26, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

I sometimes get comments from certain friends, who shall remain nameless, who say I don't work. This is proff that I do work. Been really busy at work and I won't even show you the rest of my desk.

PS if you look at the corner of my computer screen...that's me catching up on Bones on hulu. :D

project 365 - 5/25

5/25, originally uploaded by suzbucket.

The problem with not updating my blog right away is why the heck did I take this picture. It's been a week since I took this photo and I know there is a reason why I did but can't remember.

Note to self: STOP SLACKING! end note.