Monday, April 20, 2009

Left but not forgotten

Ooops, time flew and how did I miss almost 4 months???

I have been working on so many projects lately that there has been little to no time for blogging. But don't worry, I'll be back soon! Some of you have asked where I've been and I appreciate that. I'm here, just very busy!

RS Designs has retired and is now Berries and Cream Blog Design. If you need a blog design, we can surely help with that! lol

Choriço has started school and all is fine, there were a few initial hick-ups but they have been sorted out and I'm glad he is at a good school learning lots and making good friends. Today we had to go the the doctor becasue he's got sinuses, poor little guy. Well with some medication he will soon be alright again.

A little update on how we are doing here in Brazil, I'll be back again soon. :)

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Hey 2009

Hey 2009, are you here already?

Time flies and it's been over a month since I wrote anything. A horrible thought seeing I love blogging. It's just that I've been pretty busy with everything and my personal blogs have had to step aside and make room for design projects and other thing. Trying to prioritize everything has been difficult and I hope that will change soon.

I hope I will get more time or rather becoming better at organizing my time. Well right now I have to get back to work and try to finish off a few things that have been left behind way too long.

Welcome 2009! I hope the year has started out well for you! :)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A childs prayer

Monday was an oh so difficult day. It was a horrible day really. It all started in the morning when I was dropping off Choriço at nursery. I was paying our monthly contribution when the nursery director casually says; "so did you go and enroll Choriço at school?"My jaw dropped and I said -"what???

A few weeks ago Choriço was at home with pinkeye. During that week they sent messages to the parents and posted a big note outside the nursery that it was the week to enroll the kids to school. Only that they forgot to tell me. So I had no idea I even needed to do that as we had already sent in some paperwork through the nursery. I went to the school who said there were no vacancies left. in the afternoon I went to the nursery and told the director I wanted her to call the school as I consider it to be her fault for not telling me. We started discussing and it ended up with me crying all the way home.

A friend of mine knows the director of another sh cool and sent me there. Only that the school is about twenty minutes away and it was hot. Really hot and I had Choriço with me. Well we went and they said there is a chance he can get a place there. When we came home again after stressing back and forth we were dirty with red feet and warm. I immediately opened the fridge to cool myself with some coke while Choriço went straight inside.

As I stand there drinking my coke I hear some mumbling from the living room. As I peek inside the living room I see Choriço kneeled down by the sofa praying. I could hear him saying something about helping me and about school and so on. Just then the phone rang so he stopped praying.

But this is something I will never forget. I had not said anything to him about praying nor had we talked about Jesus. This was a totally spontaneous prayer. And I am glad becasue this is the way I want my son to go.

The prayer of a child is one of the most beautiful prayers I think. So sweet and innocent.

As for the school we'll just have to see what happens. It's in God's hands really.

The nursery my son attends is in help and unless they raise money to pay the bills they will have to close! I have opened a charity event which I urge you to participate in. Please let me help the nursery to continue to help the families in need! I cannot do this without your help! Please visit VA Charity to find out more. Thank you!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Why I love Woody Woodpecker

This post could probably be called " I am a lousy mom because I let my kid sit in front of the TV"

This week is quite stressful for me and I have lots of things going on, just this week little Choriço gets a Pinkeye. Just my luck. Took him to the Dr on Monday and he will be home the whole week. Well really I'm not sure it is pinkeye. His eyes seem to be all fine actually. Well it is better to be safe than sorry so I am keeping him at home this week for observation.

While I work Woody is occupying him. Thank God for Woody. Makes my work a whole lot easier.

Do I feel bad? Yes a little. But on the other hand I am trying to work to provide for my family so I don't feel really bad.

Just comes to show it is always good to be on top of things and be prepared for the unexpected.

Monday, November 10, 2008

No more annoying phone calls

Most of us strongly dislike annoying phone calls from insistent call operators that try and make us buy something even though we kindly say "no thank you" a couple of hundred times. Some vendors just don't get it. You do have to give them credit for their persistence.

Well if you want to report a number you can go to Phone Number Reporting and tell them what you think there. Perhaps someone else is of the same opinion.

During the last election here in Brazil we got quite a few phone calls, my standard reply: "I'm not Brazilian so I don't vote" Worked every time. lol Basically you just need to know the magic words and they will resist. Then there are those who are persistent...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nothing like a good book to cheer up a sad mom

These last few days I've been incredibly cranky, sad and angry. Actually it's been more like frustrated than angry.

Well yesterday I had nothing special to do at night. My husbands uncle is visiting so he and my DH were talking and watching the news, Choriço were playing on the computer and I tried to read the Bible but couldn't concentrate with all the noise. That's when I remembered I had a book lying around that I've been meaning to read for some time now, I found the book and went in to the bedroom to read it.

I started laughing on the first page I think, I was giggling so much that my husband had to go check on me as he couldn't understand what was so incredibly funny. I told him one of the parts, not sure if he found it funny really, and then I continued. It was a short book so I finished it this morning, still laughing.

It was so relieving! After all the tension I've felt these last few days it just released my hormones a bit and helped me see that everything isn't so bad. It was just what I needed. I love reading so for me reading is an excellent way to relax. So for me there is nothing like a good book to cheer me up! lol

How do you relax when you are stressed or sad?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Mama goes shopping

For moms who are looking for baby stuff there is a great place that helps you find exactly what you want: the Baby and Toddler place at

it is really easy to find gorgeous thing there, simple log into their baby and toddler site and tell them what you are looking for. If you are looking for ways to activate your child and make sure he/she have fun and learn at the same time you can read a guide before you buy on what to think about when buying activity centers for babies. It will tell you exactly what it is, what it consist of and where to get it.

Buying quality things for your baby is extremely important and not something that should be overlooked because of financial hindrance. That is why many of the guides give you all the information you need as well as information on where to find the best buy within your budget. As an example you can look at the toddler clothing buying guide. You will see several choices of what kind of clothes to buy, you click on what you are looking for and the next page will give you the option of setting the price. that way you will not have to look all over the net to find clothes for your toddler that fits your budget. It makes shopping online so much easier!!

And for those not looking for baby stuff but loves to shop online, Shopwiki is huge! You can surely find what you are looking for there!