Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Today is Ash Wednesday. I totally forgot about it, therefore we did not go to mass this morning. We will go this evening though. Ash Wednesday is the first day of lent, and catholics attend mass so the ashes can be administered to them. It also means this is the first day of fasting, for us catholics. Therefore, no meat for tonight, and no meat every Friday.

Gotta go, see you at mass tonight, if you are going!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ola..Ola..and more Ola

I was hoping to make some homemade reeses candie last night. You know the kind with chocolate and peanut butter in between. I found this super delicious and easy recipe online, "BUT" as you guessed it, we did not get home till about 10pm. After going to the store to buy some meats (I hate how the meats are packaged here on island, I miss the big selection of Angus certified meats in the mainland) and then eating dinner at a Chinese place, we got home LATE.

Oh well, it is in the plans for tonight. I already can taste it.... yumm-o!

So, in the life of a working mom, all is going well. Seems like everyday there is a bill that needs to be paid! When will it be over? LOL........ work has been going okay, busy but not dead busy... *wink ;) * perhaps I may jinx it and then it become super busy again in the next hour. Actually I do have a ton of stuff to do, work never ends around here, but then again, that is why it is called WORK.. LOL

In the homefront, I can't wait for Thursday night dinner. Thursday's are a special treat for us now as we will have dinner at my grandma's. It is always nice to sit down with your extended family over some delicous island food. That's me, I love being around my family. Whenever I get a phone call about a gathering, I am there. It is nice growing up in a small island and being able to just share alot of moments with your extended family.

My hubby has not had a day off in like 1 month straight, so I gave him strict instructions to make sure he takes the day off this Sunday.... I want to go to BRUNCH with him and our kids. Hopefully my mom will come along, but that will certainly depend.

What makes me happy:
1) My family...
2) My appeal with the Labor department to continue employing my maintenance staff was upheld and the denial oveturned..WOOHOO
3) I have 45 lbs of chocolate chips at home.......... who wouldn't be happy about that?! LOL
4) I will make reeses peanut butter cups at home tonight, I am stoked!

What makes me sad:
1) The item I ordered from ebay on Jan 11 still has not arrived..... :(
2) I am still broke.......... two mortgages, what was I thinking?
3) Still no camera........

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I got my box of chocolates!!!!!! My auntie Bernie from Guam really wasn't kidding when she said she would send me some chocolates! I have a whole box full of chocolate chips. 40 packages total of chocolate chips, plus 10 packages of the kisses for baking, and 10 packs of cream cheese....... Guess what I did with the chocolate chips???? The first thing I did was to make a reverse chocolate chip cookie, and my hubby loved it!!!! You see, everytime I go to Joeten, I stare at the white chocolate chip and then just dont buy it. It costs $7.95 for a small bag (which probably will net me about 2 cups of white chocolate chips) that is an insane amount for chocolate chips!!!

So, baking is what I did today, and baking is what I will do tomorrow! I love this therapy!! I am so glad my husband does not complain about the CUC bill that he ends up paying, I know he sure loves eating all the delicous treats my daughter and I create for him.......... :)

So, this ends our weekend, and tomorrow begins another work week :( I sure do wish it was a holiday tomorrow, so I can bake some more..!!

Thanks Auntie Bernie from Guam for all the chocolate you sent!!! YOU ROCK!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Have you ever had one of those days where you just want to hang out and stick to your family like GLUE?? LOL.. well' it is one of those days for me! We call it "bomb" instead of "bond"! Wierd huh? So, I call my sister and say to her, hey do you want to BOMB today? LOL sounds like I am inviting her to a race of #2, at the toilet bowl.......... eeeeuuuuuwwww.. Just kidding.

Anyway, I am on my way out to pick her up, nothing really planned, but I was thinking of a trip to Santa Lourdes and perhaps JOETEN... No other options here really, I need to drive down to Joeten and get cream.. there are not that many stores that have cream on island, so instead of getting down every other store to check for cream, I just drive all the way down and get the cream that I need........ the cream will be for making homemade ice cream tonight...... I mention ice cream to my sister and then she says she wants ice cream at Scoops.....I told her okay, I will bring her to scoops, but I will get my ice cream at Big Dipper... I like to support local and the wife of Big Dipper is LOCAL, plus they support me because they have my vending machines in there.... Anyway, till next blog..

Friday, February 20, 2009

YEAY........ It's Friday!!!

Woohoo......... It is Friday!

What makes me happy:
1) I am getting over my flu
2) My Auntie will be sending me 50lbs of chocolate chips (white chocolate chips, milk chocolate chips, bittersweet chocolate chips, peanut butter chocolate chips) plus some cream cheese and other baking goodies early tomorrow morning! I am stoked. Get Ready, Get Set, Bake!
3) I have been seing an increase of tourists walking around the Garapan district area. YEAY!
4) And ALWAYS HAPPY about my Familia... I love them!

What makes me sad:
1) 1 item I bought from ebay last month has not arrived!
2) I don't have a camera
3) Rain and wind these past few weeks, come on Sun, where are you?
4) Austerity holidays in the news again.
5) Power Outages in Kagman are becomming more frequent

Okay, that's it for now.......... ENJOY the WEEKEND.

Tonight, Father Jesse is having a movie night at the San Jose Social hall. It is free and everyone is invited, it will be a catholic movie, and refreshments will be sold. I have made some cupcakes and cookies but I will be making beignets just before movie time so that it would be piping hot and fresh too......

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My aunt said she will give me her camera, woohoo! Soon as I receive it in the mail, I will post some photos!

I have been busy baking. This morning I made a "chamorro cake", with raisins. I got the recipe from another auntie of mine. I left it in the oven this morning, I can't wait t try it when we get home tonight. I did notice that the recipe called for 3 sticks of butter and 2 cups of sugar, I was suprised because it was alot of butter and alot of sugar!!!!!!!! But, let's see if it is worth every bite!!

My daughter has been sick, and I caught the flu bug that she has. I did not bake this entire three day (President's Day) weekend. I have tons of ingredients that I can use to whip up almost any recipe, but I was so sick like a dead dog this past Sat, Sun and Mon that I just laid in bed.

I still don't feel to good, but I am working today.

Sunday, February 8, 2009


Hafa Adai.... In the past few weeks (or perhaps months) I have been so busy both at work and home. Several weeks ago we prayed the rosary and went to mass for nine days straight, all to honor my beloved father on his second year of untimely passing. I have been busy bringing some delicous treats to the rosary such as cookies, cakes and beignets... I think beignets are my new favorite thing to cook, you see I go through this phase. This past Christmas I was so into baking "geyo tarts" they are so delicous but also quite costly.

I am also super busy at work, come to think of it, I just cant remember when I am not as busy. End of year reports, confiscations, arrests, etc, oh my...

Home, I am thinking of moving out of our Kagman home and moving back to our San Vicente house. My tennant will be moving out in April, so I need to convince my husband that moving would be the right thing for us now, especially since it will be so close to my grandma's house.

On the homefront I have been busy baking, baking and more baking. Have not really cooked at home as there are so many family gatherings I hardly cook dinner anymore. In fact, today is a bit rewarding because we ate breakfast and lunch at home...woohoo

Well, this is just a bit of an update, still do not have a camera....