{October 2, 2012}   I did it!!! I really did it!!!

So for about a year I have been waiting for my upgrade on my phone. I had the HTC Evo. What phone did I want to get you ask. Well, I wanted to get the iPhone 4s. I’m with sprint and they didn’t have the iPhone until about two months after I got my Evo. Of course I had to wait to upgrade.

Well my aunt wanted to get new phones so I went with her to the sprint store. I was playing with the iPhone 4s. I was really liking it. Well my upgrade wasn’t until October 1st. I was talking to sprint lady and she told me that the 5 was coming out end oct/early nov. well then I get word that iPhone 5 was coming out the end of September. Prefect right in time of my upgrade. But it was still 2 weeks after they came out. As I predicted, they were sold out.

Well yesterday I called some stores to see if they possibly have any in stock. Of course all said no, but I can go in and purchase a $50 gift card to put my name on the list.

It was a very ugly unexpected rainy day. We don’t get much rain here, so I’m grateful, but almost anything wasn’t going to stop me from putting my name on that list. I took my friend and her kids with me. Since it was barely raining at the time, my friend decided to stay in the car with her kids. (She was charging her phone) Anyways, I go inside and there is a 30 minute wait. I was like great just to put my name in the list. As I turn around the doors to the store fly open and it was really windy and really hard rain. It was moving the parked cars a little, and I can barley see cars on the highway stop for lack of sight. The workers locked the doors. Then you hear the hail starting to come down. The lights in the store flickered before finally shutting off. This went on (the heavy wind, rain, hail, and power outage) lasted a good 5 minutes. Of course it felt like forever. The whole time I was thinking of my friend and her kids in the car. As soon as it started it ended just as quick.

Since the power was out and finally came back on it was going to take 10-15 minutes to bring all computers up. I told sprint lady that I was going to check on my friend and her kids and that I might be coming back tomorrow. She said ok, but if you come back in your place will be saved. I went out to the car and was going to leave because it was going to be a long while before I was to get seen. My friend was like no lets just go inside. So we go inside and I still had my place in line.

As I was waiting I went to check out the iPhone 5 display. I feel in love with it. It was told to me before that the wait time for the phone was 3+ weeks. Finally my name was called. They guy asked what I was needing. I told him that I wanted to buy the $50 gift card to put my name on the list. He said what size and color did you want. I said I want the black 32gb. He smiles and says I think we have one more left. He goes and checks and he comes back with the last box they had. OMFG!!!! Are you serious. I nearly fainted. I was shocked and happy at the same time.

Well, I had half the money in my account. The rest was at home. Thank god my husband was off yesterday. He went to go drop off the money to me. I kept saying ‘thank you poor people who couldn’t get the 32gb’ hehe :0) The whole time the guy was doing his thing, I was like no this cant be true. (Even though I saw it right in front of me.)

So as I was already preparing myself that I will be waiting 3+ weeks to receive my phone. I went home with my black 32gb black iPhone 5 and two accessories. (I can’t go without a case or screen protector.)

You can say I was a very very very happy camper. I was an android user, and iPhones are different, but so far so good. I love it!!!

I wrote this post with my new phone. So if there are any typos, I’m really sorry.

Thanks for reading!! JSH :0)



{July 24, 2012}   My Beautiful Sister!!!!

Back in February, I had mentioned that my sister was sick.  That she had been in and out of the hospital since August 2011, then she had her kidneys taken out in January 2012.  Well she was doing great and all looked promising.

Well on July 10, 2012, she was admitted to the hospital because she couldn’t breathe.  They tried to revive her for a few minutes.  They finally got a pulse, but she was not awake.  She was in a coma, and they had to do brain scans to see if she was brain-damaged due to the lack of oxygen.  They called my mom, her dad, my brother, my cousin, and myself and we had to make the most difficult decision.  We all new she did not want to be this way.  On July 12, 2012, we decided to take her off the machines.  She was a fighter till the very end.  On July 13, 2012, at 2:01 am, my beautiful sister, JoAnne passed away.

She was such a beautiful person inside and out.  She always thought about others before she thought about her pains and troubles.  She was always joking and smiling even though we all knew that she was in pain.

As much as I know she is not in pain anymore gives me comfort.  I just know I wanted to have her around a little bit longer.  She was a great mother to my niece, 12, and we are all proud of the way she raised this smart little girl.

My sister’s favorite color was purple.  So we requested that everyone wore purple to her rosary and funeral.  She would have been so happy to see the different shades of purple instead of the common black everyone wears.

I miss my sister so much!!! I know she is in a better place than this hell we call Earth, but she was so young.  She is no longer suffering.  She suffered for way to long, especially this last year.

I love you so much JoAnne, fly with your butterflies and look down on us and make sure you put us in our place when needed.

Till we meet again!!!! :'(

R.I.P. JoAnne Leonard (June 3, 1970 – July 13, 2012)

Fly with your butterflies!!!

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{June 19, 2012}   Cycle One

So as mentioned before I was going to go through cycle one of fertility.  And of course, as I already knew what was going to happen, nothing…nothing happened. Many follicles, but none viable or getting big enough to turn into an egg that would eventually get fertilized and bloom into a baby.  One day the follicle was at 7cm the next week it was at 8 after that it was still at 8 and then it started shrinking again.  WTF!!!  They need to be 20cm or somewhere around that. (Darn it I think it is cm it could be mm, but I am not certain.)

They suggested the next step which is the Clomid and some type of follicle growing shot.  Yeah that cost a pretty penny that we do not really have.  So I have no idea what we are going to do.

This is so freakin frustrating for me and I am an emotional wreck.

I guess we will see what happens when it happens. :/

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{May 21, 2012}   30 and Moving Forward

So I am 30 now.  I turned 30 on May 11th.  Yes I was sad and depressed and it didn’t help that Mother’s Day (which is always around my birthday) was just two days after my birthday.  I know turning 30 is not the end of the world.  This year it was just so blah.  I turned 30 and not a mother, so it was not that great of a weekend.

Then I finally got over it, well not over it, but enough to move on and realize it is not the end of the world.

So my husband tells me we have to use the money in the Flexcard that we have through his work.  So we have decided to go through the first round of fertility treatments.  I am scared and excited all at the same time.  I am scared that it will work and scared that it won’t work.  So either way I am scared.

So we are moving forward with the treatments.  This will be more of an emotional roller coaster ride then I have been on for the past 6 years.  I will of course keep you updated on how this turns out.  There will be either a YAY or NAY situation.  I am praying for a YAY.  We only have enough for two rounds of treatments.

Just thought I should let you know what is going on with me.  It has definitely been awhile since I have posted.  I still want to do a lot of things to this page, but have yet to do anything like post, rearrange, or anything especially with school.  I just need to manage my time better.  So till next time.

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{April 12, 2012}   It’s been way too long

I have not posted a post in 2 months.  I can’t believe it.  The time went by so fast.  I have been so busy with school.  I finish my first academic year on May 6th.  I start the next academic year on May 7th.  This new year will have a lot of psychology classes.  I will officially have, if I pass of course, my Associates Degree in Psychology in May 2013.  I am excited and scared at the same time.  If this last block of classes has taken up my time, then I can just imagine how next year will be.  I do have to start writing here though.  I have read some, liked some, commented some.  Thank you for sticking around to read about my loser life.  I think I will try to make it a point to write a blog at least once a week.  I think I can manage that. :0)

Now a little catching up to do.

Right now I have an EVO phone.  I love it and I love the Android Market, or Google Play as it is now known as.  My upgrade is in October and I want to get an iPhone.  I have always wanted the iPhone.  When I got the EVO the iPhone was not available for Sprint yet.  Of course I had to wait till my upgrade.  Now I am debating, should I or shouldn’t I, get the iPhone.  Everyone who has it loves it.  That means I will go from Android to iTunes.  What do you guys think?  Or what do you guys have?  Ugh I hate making these little decisions…hehehe yeah petty I know, but oh well. :0)

Another ‘problem’ is back on Black Friday I got the Nook Simple Touch.  I love this also, but I could never read it while I was laying in bed while my husband was sound asleep.  I did not want to bother him.  He says I don’t, but I don’t want to chance it.  Now I want to get either the Nook Color or Tablet, or get the new Nook Simple Touch GlowLight that is coming out soon.  My husband says that I am never satisfied.  That isn’t true I just like upgrading.  Is it bad to upgrade?

I FINALLY got a car.  I had been trying since we got our income tax.  Like I said our credit isn’t all that great.  We got denied, denied, denied.  Then a couple of days after all that, my friend called me saying her sister got a new car and can’t afford two cars and wanted to know if I wanted to take over payments.  I asked the bank manager (husband) and he agreed.  So I have a car now and super happy with it.  It only needs like a year and a half till it is paid off.  Sucks that it is not improving my credit, but at least I have a car and helping our a friend.

So I want to get out of living in an apartment.  I want to rent a house.  I say rent right now because our credit still needs work.  Our lease is up soon and I want to move before we sign onto another lease.  So I am shopping around.  It is so hard yet fun at the same time.  Hopefully by June/July I can write a post that I am in my new house.  I am even willing to cut off the cable since most of the shows I watch are available online.  That would cut a major bill for sure.

So at the moment I have two cats, Sadie and Jazmine.  I call them my Kitts.  The reason for that is because my husband doesn’t want me to say ‘kids’ since they are pets so Kitts (short for kitties) is close enough.  He just smiled when I told him.  Well, I got a text with a picture of this cute grey tabby. (which I have always wanted)  My husband is so great to allow me to add another cat to the mix.  I am calling the lady tomorrow to see if I can get the kitty.  Her name is Avery.  Hopefully I will have another Kitt to add to my bunch. :0)

Oh yeah, a fellow blogger Rose Ribbon (sorry I don’t know how to tag yet) had a free giveaway.  And I won.  I don’t ever win anything and I won the drawing.  It came in a bigger than expected box, but they insured that is so the item would come to me safely.  It is in a cute little white box with a pink ribbon.  It was so cute that I almost did not want to open it.  I will take a picture of me with it and send it to them and it may be posted to their website, Facebook, Twitter, or Flickr pages.  That would be awesome.  www.RoseRibbon.com is the website.

I think that sums up a little of what has happened since February, well what I can remember.

I will try to show up more often, or as often as my schedule permits. :0)

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{February 14, 2012}   Oh My Word!!

It has been a little over a month since I have written a post.  It seems that the time just keeps passing by.

I will write about what has that I can think of on the top of my head.

I am still going to school, which takes up most of my time.  I start my last block of classes on March 5th.  So very soon I will be going through the really fun process of applying for financial aid.  So far I am doing pretty good.  Except for this present English class is really bumming me out.  My first goal was to pass all classes with the final grade of ‘A’s’, but this English professor is so picky, I think that I am going to pass with a high ‘C’ or a low ‘B’.  So unless I can pick that grade up in the next three weeks, then that is how the cookie is going to crumble.  My back up goal was to pass all classes, so I will not have to pay out-of-pocket for my failed courses.  That seems to be on track.  Always, have to have a back up plan.  Me and English, or English and I, I have no idea how it goes, do not go hand in hand.  It was not a very good at writing (as you can tell with my post) but I try my best.

I have been wanting to get another tattoo for the longest time.  I think, or really hoping, that I will achieve this on Wednesday.  I have plenty of ideas, but it is choosing one that I want to get.  It has been four years since I got my last one, and been wanting one since.  So yes, I do think it is time. :0)

We have been really great financially.  A lot better than we were 5 years ago.  We are not struggling anymore and it is the greatest feeling ever.  Although, we are financially stable, because of our credit we are unable to purchase another car.  So we are going to have to save.  I am not good at saving.  So a big chunk is going to be harder to save.  There were three things that I wanted and Mando said that I had to save up for them myself.  Alan Jackson tickets because he is coming to the rodeo, our 5 year anniversary pictures, and Kelly Clarkson tickets.  I am proud to say that I saved for all three of these.  We took our pictures in January (even though our anniversary was in Nov).  Went to Kelly concert on Feb 6th, and I had a flippin blast.  We are going to Alan Jackson concert on Feb 23rd.

Let me see.  Oh I am so lazy.  Like really really lazy.  I love to eat.  So those two things obviously DO NOT mix well together.  I finally budged after wearing my jeans for almost a year that were not buttoned or zipped.  So went to Old Navy (because that store is the only place where they have ‘short’ because I’m only 4’11) to get a bigger size.  I tried on the next size higher and I literally started crying.  I was like OMG I am getting so much fatter.  I always tell myself ‘tomorrow’ I will start working out or start eating healthier.  Of course that day never comes.  So I guess my weight hasn’t effected me enough to change.  I don’t want it to get there where it is too late, but I just can’t get up and do it.  I know I will, but right now is just not that time. :/

I am totally freaking out.  Well, I have been freaking out since my last birthday.  In May I will turn the big 3-0.  Sure might not bother much, but it does for me.  I know I have come a long way in my life, but no where nearly where I thought I would be.  Yes I am happily married, yes I have a great job, but no I do not have the car that I want, a house that I want, or the kids that I want.  I am grateful for what I have and who I have in my life, but by age 30 I pictured myself very differently.  I have been deciding what I have been wanting to do for my 30th birthday.  I can throw a party, or I can go out to the clubs or the bars, but what I really want is Lasik.  I would love to have better vision and able to see without contacts or glasses.  I am looking into that now, so hopefully by then I will have saved the money for it.  This is a question for my readers.  Have you or anyone you know done Lasik?

My sister has been really sick.  She has been sick since August in and out of the hospital.  Ever since Dec 21, she has been in the hospital and hasn’t come out.  Jan 10th she had to have her kidneys taken out and now she will be on dialysis for the rest of her life.  It has been a month now and she has finally snapped out of her funk and is finally listening to us about trying to get better.  I know there will be a long road ahead of her, but she is a very strong women.

Hmmm, oh I really need to get my Avon business going full force.  I have my customers, but I need more.  I am hoping that this can pick up more.  Hopefully after another car will help with this so that I can get out there and put the word out.  I also have a website, so if you live in the United States and like to buy Avon products you can go to this website and you can order whenever you want and have your products delivered to your door.  www.youravon.com/janettehuerta

I think that is all I can think of right now.  It seems kind of a long post for me, but I am a little behind and I just wanted to update my subscribers with what it is going on.  Till next time. :0)

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{January 9, 2012}   Some thing from 2011

I know it is already the second week of the new year, but I am still going to do this.

I ‘stole’ this from my blogger friend http://therealladyinredink.wordpress.com/

Here it goes. Enjoy. :0)

1. What did you do in 2011 that you’d never done before?

Started college. :0)

2. Did you keep your new year’s resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I didn’t do one for 2011 for I do not keep it anyways.  I will not make one for 2012 either.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

Yes my cousin (in law) in June, my sister (in law) in August, my sister (in law) in November.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

My father in law. :'(

5. What countries did you visit?

None, I have no money to leave the city let alone the country.

6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

A baby, I have been longing for a baby for the past 5 1/2 years. :0(

7. What dates from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

  • April 4th – The day my father in law passed away.
  • June 28th – The NKOTBSB concert.
  • August 30th – When my nephew Jaiden was born.
  • November 14th – When my niece Aria was born.
  • November 29th – Our 5 year anniversary, it’s a mile stone for me.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

Starting my college career, and I’m still going.

9. What was your biggest failure?

That I couldn’t give my husband a child, yet again. :/

10. What was the best thing you bought?

I would have to say my Nook.

11. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My sister.  She has been in the hospital since August, and she is still strong.  I love you big sister!!!

12. Whose behavior made you appalled and disgusted?

I’m not too sure I can think of any right now.  But I’m sure there are a bunch.

13. What song will always remind you of 2011?

I’m not too sure really.  There are a lot of songs.  Probably ones they play all the time.

14. What do you wish you’d done more of?

Eat healthier and exercise more, maybe my 5 year anniversary pictures would have come out a slight better.

15. What do you wish you’d done less of?

Being lazy for sure, oh and reading.  I so should have read more.

16. Did you fall in love in 2011?

Every single day I fell in love over and over again with my wonderful husband. 

17. What was your favorite new TV program?

I can not answer this, I watch so much TV.  I like ‘New Girl’ and ‘Terra Nova’ a lot, but I have a lot of favorite shows. :0)

18. What was the best book you read?

The best book I read in 2011, hmmm I would have to say ‘The Bachelor’ by Carly Phillips.  I didn’t read as much as I wanted, as stated above.

19. What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying?

If I could finally see a pregnancy test say that I’m pregnant.

20. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Plain Jane like always.

21. What kept you sane?

My husband.  He keeps me sane with everything.  No baby, sister sick, little kids having babies, he is just always there for me.

22. Who did you miss?

I miss my grandma a lot.  I lost her 5 years in Oct.

23. Who was the best new person you met?

Hmm I want to say, hmm in person, no one so far, but I’m glad I get to know my blogger friends and a new twitter friend.

24. Tell us a valuable lesson you learned in 2011?

Just keep going.  Keep trying.  If you try and nothing happens, find out the problem and work from there.

25. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, stand a little taller…”

So my fellow blogger has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.  I want to say thank you http://narcissistsblog.wordpress.com/ When I saw this, I was like, ‘YAY!!!! I am kind of interesting.’  Thank you so much for nominating me.  I have never been nominated for anything.  I know you nominated me a bit ago, but I finally have a break to write.  I hope I make you all proud. :0)

These are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Awards:

  • Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  • Inform the bloggers of their nomination.
  • Share 7 random things about yourself.
  • Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  • Add the Versatile Blog Award picture on your blog post.

Seven random things about myself:

  1. I am only 4’11, but I love being short.
  2. I seem to be obsessed with reality tv.
  3. I hate driving in the rain or even being in a car while it is raining.
  4. I have PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) which is the cause for my infertility.
  5. I am a sucker for dimples, colored eyes, and beautiful smile…and a nice body if it is included…YUMMY!!!
  6. I love playing my word games on my phone, even though I am really bad at it.
  7. There are a lot of things that I want to do from crafts to exercising, but I am just too damn lazy to do them.

Here are my 15 nominations to my fellow blogger.  ****OK stop, I’m not going to nominate.  Well, actually I am going to do something different, because I think some of these blogs have been nominated.  So what I am going to do is choose the ones that I don’t skip in my emails, and I still read on my busy days.  Please for those who are not listed, do not take offense, I’m still reading yours when I can.  These are listed in no particular order.  Also, don’t forget to read the blog from the link above either. :0)

  1. To me this lady is so strong for all that she has been through, but keeps on going. – http://bissingfamily.com/
  2. I love reading her blogs and love that she shares her life with us. – http://thestruggleandhustle.com/
  3. She is newly married, and I still feel newly married even after 5 years and her points are true. – http://thingsyourealizeafteryougetmarried.com/
  4. Great blog, and I love the sunset photos she posts and when Sundae posts. – http://thesedaysofmine.com/
  5. She was one of the first blogs I started following and I haven’t stopped since. – http://my0wneyes.wordpress.com/
  6. Her blogs make me laugh, what her kids say, it’s great – http://youngamericanwisdom.com/
  7. Her wit and humor and ‘tell you the truth whether you like it or not’ attitude is great. – http://pissykittyslitterbox.com/
  8. Because of this lady, I am part of the Crazy Chicks Club, and her post are funny. – http://lafemmeroar.wordpress.com/
  9. Her and her family are just absolutely beautiful. – http://colourherhope.com/
  10. Just recently it was final and her little family was complete, it was great reading about the journey. – http://crazydaydream.com/
  11. Her son is so hilarious.  Reminds me of my husband, so that means it is very possible that my kids will be just like this.  Oh man!!! – http://shitmy6yearoldsays.wordpress.com/
  12. I enjoy reading her blog.  She is also an English teacher, which makes me subconscience about my writings, but I am a newbie, so maybe that will give me a decent slide. – http://therealladyinredink.wordpress.com/
  13. She blogs about anything and everything, I’m still interested. – http://alookintomymind.wordpress.com/
  14. Her randomness is great – http://werejumpin.wordpress.com/
  15. I love her blog, and I love the pictures that she adds to express her posts. – http://lornasvoice.wordpress.com/

{December 20, 2011}   So I bought one.

Back on Oct 31, I was contemplating on if I wanted to get an eReader or not.  https://jsh0608.wordpress.com/2011/10/31/i-really-do-want-one-i-think/

Well, I have bought one and I decided to buy The Nook.  I was researching between The Nook and The Kindle.  Sure both are great, but The Nook really did win my heart.  Well, I waited on buying this because it was almost black friday.  Maybe a couple of days before black friday, I checked on the Barnes & Nobles website and lo and behold.  The Nook Simple Touch was going to be on sale for $79 dollars.

From there I started comparing The Nook Simple Touch and The Kindle Touch.  The Nook totally won my heart over.  Well, it so happened that in my english class I needed to do a compare and contrast essay.  I did it on the eReader.  I mean I knew the major information, and even learned a few more.  By the end of my final draft, I was totally satisfied on choosing The Nook.

I have had The Nook for a month now.  I have about 2 or 3 books on it.  I knew that the first book that I was going to buy when I got an eReader was ‘The Christmas Wedding’.  I enjoyed the book very much.  Then every Friday, B&N, have ‘Free Friday’ books and you have the option to download that free book.  So I have free books because of this.

I got sick for about 2 weeks, when I actually looked in my library, there were 2 more free books that I didn’t order.  You can say I was pretty darn excited.  I still made sure that they didn’t take anything out of my bank.  Nope they sure didn’t.  They just showed up on my device.

Still at the end.  I go back and forth from my Nook to an actual book.  I am definitely not going to give up my first love.  I started reading when I was 3, and I plan on reading till I cannot read anymore.

So this post was just in case you were wondering I really did buy one or not.  Now off for now so I can snuggle up in my blanket and get lost in the e-book on my new Nook. :0)

Thanks for reading.  JSH :0)

{December 19, 2011}   I’m done, well for now anyways!!!

Yesterday I completed my second block of classes and turned in my last two assignments for the year.  I am half way done with my first academic year of school.  So that is 4 classes down, 4 more to go.  I will not know the final grades for these classes for another week or two.

I am officially out of school for two weeks.  I am really going to enjoy these two weeks.  (too bad I’m not off of work also) I feel like I was already getting burned out.  I haven’t been able to blog much, read the post im subscribed to.  When I do have time, I pick and choose and the rest get blown away. (sorry about that, but I love all of your blogs, hence why I am subscribed.) :0)

I do have a lot of interesting blogs to read.  I think I am going to make that one of my ‘chores’ for the day.  As if I do not have enough already. :0)

Just wanted to stop by and say, ‘Hi, I am still here, reading and commenting when I can.’

Thanks for reading. JSH. :0)

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