Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Tears...So Sad

According to my Glamour magazine there are 3 things worth crying about


Just so you know, none of the authors were men. I suppose they are girly girl tomboys like me.

So with that I say good-bye to this year's Spurs season. I'm so sad...but hey...now I can dedicate all of my time to my future house.

Still, I'm very sad.

Cloudy With a Chance of Sunshine

I wanted to post yesterday what I was going to do today but I didn't want to jinx myself. Today I had an appointment with my realtor/broker. Then her loan officer ran my numbers and I pre-qualified for the amount I wanted. YAY!!!!!!!!!!! Now when I find the house I love (which I think I did...again) I can put an offer on it.

I have to admit that I was REALLY nervous. In fact, I didn't know it was because of it but my eye starting twitching at school at about 3:00 when I was signing folders. It didn't stop until after I was reassured I could afford a house. At least I didn't notice it had stopped until then.

I'm so happy right now.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

You Must

I have a blast everytime I watch these commercials so I went to the website. You.Must.Click.Here. These gals are so funny and we all feel a little like one or all of them.

I took the quiz and indeed I am a little of all of them.

I Found It

I have feared that I lost my voice. I've been distracted lately by many things currently going on. (Why Spurs, why do you put me under a spell?) I kid. But in all seriousness I feel like I hadn't posted many Patty-quality posts. I'm back! At least I hope so.

I was reading my current issue of Glamour and came across an article called "6 Little Ways to be a Better Friend". My first thought: I'm a great friend, but I think there's always room for improvement. Then the next thought is: Hmmm, what about the friends in my life.

I've been blessed with many wonderful friendships in my life. Past and present. Each person brings their unique personality. Yet when I saw this article I thought of my best friend, Edie. Am I a good friend? And how can I be better? Sadly, when I moved back home almost 4 years ago I had to leave Edie behind. (Believe me...I tried to bring her but no luck!) Although our friendship is still strong as ever, and when I visit or she visits, it's as if nothing has changed, it was hard for me when I first moved back home.

A little history about our friendship. I was hired a year after Edie at my old school. Both January hires. She taught 3rd and I was in 5th. Our paths never crossed much, even though our school was tiny. Then in May we found out that she would be moved to 5th and my fellow teammate would go to 3rd. I was a little worried because by nature I'm a super dork and Edie seemed so prim and proper. No fun at all. Summer came and went and when we got back we found out Edie was pregnant and was due in March. Yikes...TAKS. But bottom line, our principal had her reasons for moving teachers around and Edie was there to stay. As the year went on Edie and I engaged in our own "bromance". She become a close friend. That was year one. Unfortunately, thanks to the Texas education system one 5th grade section was cut and Edie went back to 3rd. Our friendship was solid and we just became closer.

I guess to explain why I missed Edie so much I have to mention that I became a part of her family. I had Sunday dinner at her mom's with all her family. Her mom (Connie), her aunt (Ida), Edie and I had breakfast every Saturday and Sunday mornings followed by some kind of shopping. Sundays were grocery shopping day, which we did together also. I ended up renting from Ida and she became my landlord. Actually, sometimes Ida and I went out together. And during the week we sometimes went to dinner and we always had at least one weekly run to either Target or Wal-mart. All this time her son, Nathan, also came with us so he became like my family too. I attended all their family occassions such as birthdays, baptisms, and even took a day off to help with her twin brother's wedding. All in all, I felt right at home. Edie became more like a sister than a best friend. And to tell you the truth, I always consulted with Edie on things from boys to buying furniture. I could count on her to tell it the way it was.

I appreciated that Edie took me in. My dad even joked one time that Connie was going to claim me as a dependent on her income tax because I was there so much. After a couple of years of this I think I began to grow a home-sickness. Spending all this time with her family made me miss my family all that much more. So I decided to move home and I left my best friend and sister behind. We're still very much in each other's lives but it's a little different. I guess I miss her a lot right now while I'm on my house hunting adventure. She'd be right there with me, viewing every house by my side.

So back to the article. I hope you guys find these tips useful in reflecting. I know I did. (Sorry I was so long-winded, but I hadn't really talked about Edie much and she's a huge part of my life in San Antonio.)

Tip 1
Put her (or him) on your to-do list
This made me sad because I have been guilty of letting weeks go by before I call Edie or a few other out of town friends. Shame on me. But I think using a to-do list will keep us focused on what makes us healthy. Glamour recommends not letting life keep you too busy and to try to plan a weekly gathering with friends.

Tip 2
Be there in the bad times
This is hard for those of us that don't always know what to do or say. However, just being there is enough most of the time.

Tip 3
Don't over advise
Ha, I'm super bad at this one. I'm one of those say exactly what you're thinking at the time you're thinking it kinda gals. I just feel like I'd want people to be brutally honest with me so I think that's what everyone wants. It's not! Only give advice when it's requested. Otherwise, shut up.

Tip 4
Accept her weaknesses
Go to certain friends when you're looking for something in particular. If someone is too playful then go to them when you're looking for a distraction or for a fun night out on the town. But don't penalize people if you know that's how they are. Me: bad listener most of the time. But I try!

Tip 5
Be cash-conscious
Go to places that will make everyone comfortable. Don't go to ritzy places if your buddy is on a tight budget.

Tip 6
Look out for her even when she's not looking
I don't need to explain this one. Thanks Jen, for scouting out potential houses for me.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Random Randomness 3

I've had bits of random things running around in my head. Some are statements, some are questions, and some are just thoughts. Whatever...here goes.

Dear San Antonio Spurs,
You're down 3 games to 1. That means that one more game and you're out. I knew the day would come when you weren't the best but honestly, it's not this year. We get it...Manu is out but the rest of you have to help poor Tony. He can't keep scoring 43 out of 90 points. HE'S ONLY ONE GUY! Please help him!!!! Poor guy probably doesn't have any energy for Eva when he gets home.
Your obsessed and devoted fan (even when you're about to lose),

Why do people think they need to get their point across by resorting to violence?

R.I.P. Bea Arthur. I grew up watching Golden Girls. Even though I didn't understand all the sexual innuendos until I watched the reruns as an adult.

NFL Draft...it's going to be interesting for sure next year.

Will all the stuff I own fit in the wonderful future house I buy? Oh no....what about Matt's stuff?

Two migraines in one week really SUCKS!

Why does it have to be such a busy time right now? The end-of-the-year for teachers is an insane time!
What else will they ask us to do?

Tomorrow is our first Biggest Loser weigh-in and Patty has not fared well. Yuck!
I wish I was more like Bonnie. But...I am eating healthier.

When did my font change? I was typing this post with one and now it's become another.

House hunting is exhausting. However, when you find a great realtor like mine, it makes the experience that much more enjoyable. Even my brother likes this family. And he doesn't like anyone.

I probably should've saved more money.

Why aren't cupcake shops in Austin open on Mondays? What do they have against Mondays?

Oh my, Matt just called me. Love to hear his voice. He's a sweet guy. I wanted to see how he felt about having parties at our house. Can I say: Best.Boyfriend.Ever. Everyone that knows me knows I'm big on entertaining so the fact that I didn't know how he felt about this made me nervous. And guess what? He's totally okay with it. As long as it's not all the time. Yeah, even I can't party all the time. Karaoke at Patty's. OMG at my very own house.

Last random thought: What am I going to eat for dinner? Update: I ate some of my yummy new cereal, a banana, and whole wheat toast. Scrumptous!!!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Anyone? Anyone?

Who wants to go on a road trip with me? This is where we will be going.

Just kidding...not sure I'm convention material.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Which Do You Think?

Random Post

Every time I see the Heineken commercial where the girl is giving her girlfriends a tour of her house and then when she shows them her walk-in closet they scream. They then are interrupted by similar screaming from the guys admiring their buddy's' walk-in beer fridge. Sorry for the recap but I tried looking for the video clip on YouTube but the only ones I found were in Dutch.

So, what commercials crack you up no matter how many times you've seen it?

Monday, April 20, 2009

Two Birds, One Stone

I was reading Amy's blog today and wanted to chime in on her two posts today. The first was her Musical Monday feature. The other was about her top 5 celebrity crushes. I explained on my comment to Amy that I sort of cheat and categorize my crushes. Like that I get to share more of them.

I went to high school between the years 1994 - 1997. I had a very difficult time narrowing my favorite so instead I found this handy MTV site where you can look at all the songs of particular years.
I have several celebrity crushes. And by several I'm making an understatement. It's a plethora of celebrity crushes. I guess I better get started. Lots of crushes to share. Sorry, I probably won't be able to post pictures of all my crushes. I will link to any previous posts if I've written them. (Which I have : ) ) Oh and sometimes I don't always find the celebrity sexy except in certain movies.
  • Athletes: Yummy, yummy, muscles (perhaps y'all don't call athletes celebrities but to a huge sports fan, they are)
  • Hot Black Crushes
  • Muscians: Flo Rida, Robert Pattinson (yes he's a musician), Elvis, hmmm, I know there's more...
  • Actors: Zach Braff, Neil Patrick Harris (yes, I realize he bats for the other team), Matt Damon in anything, Djimon Hounsou in Beauty Shop, Orlando Bloom in LOTR, Leonardo DiCapri in The Departed, and Gerard Butler in 300.
  • Actresses: (I believe in equal opportunities) Selma Hayek, Scarlett Johansson, Megan Fox, Alicia Keys, and Eva Longoria-Parker (just because she's married to Tony Parker).

Not Meant To Be

As it turns out the beautiful house I saw yesterday already had a contract on it and they will be closing on it next week. It wasn't meant to be. My realtor and I will keep looking for another house that speaks to me. I'm hopefully optimistic.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Sunshine

I get it. Everyone hates my posts about sports. Yet I love sports and they are such a huge part of me. Nonetheless, I get that y'all don't like reading about them much. So...

I haven't shared with everyone yet that I'm considering buying a house. What prompted me to start looking you ask? Well I've mentioned that Matt will be moving here in the summer. I figured we'd get an apartment. However, after looking at a few properties and a few estimates the cost would be almost the same so why not own instead of rent? And in the next week I'll be making my final payment on my car! My car will be mine!!!

I'm extremely nervous just because buying a house is a huge step. Yet, all the signs are there encouraging me to buy. I've seen a few houses and I'm viewing another one tomorrow. I have to say that from the outside it's very cute. My parents and I walked around it and looked in the windows. Also cute. And we walked in the backyard. Big with tons of potential and I can see future fiestas happening there. I guess you can say I really love the house. If it's meant to be it will. Keep your fingers crossed.

Only other New Patty news is that I had to cancel my Curves membership. Are the Curves in everyone else's cities closing too? They merged two Curves making it's new location very far. And transferring was not an option because the others near me also closed. Boo hoo! To make up for this I've finally started walking at a park near my house with my cousin. The weather is getting nicer and great walking weather.

Slowly but surely I'm still embarking on my journey. All I know is that I'm definitely walking on new ground and that however frightening it is, it's also extremely exciting.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Color, Color, Everywhere There Is Color

I've talked about my obsession with pens, sharpies, grading markers and gel pens. The past two nights I've the priveledge to hang with Jen at a training. The only unfortunate thing was that it was after school from 4:30 - 7:30. Yucky! We both were so tired.

Back to my reason for this post. Whenever I attend trainings I get so excited because I get to break out and use my fabulous assortment of Paper Mate markers. I know that I didn't express this in my previous post about the markers but...when I use them I'm careful not to pair up colors of rival sports teams. It doesn't matter what sport. You'll never see me put purple with yellow or orange (boo Lakers and Suns) or red and yellow (boo Redskins). I know, it's strange. Just ask Jen. Sometimes she laughs about it, although sometimes she might be rolling her eyes. Regardless, I can't help it. Just just like I can spot sports decals on people's vehicles. I just zone in on them. I told everyone...I'm a tomboy-girly girl!

It's best summed up by Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns. I feel for him like I do LeBron James. I really like them. They are charismatic and nice. But when they are playing the Spurs they are my enemies. Anyway, watch the Vitamin Water commercial. Y'all can watch the whole thing but for sure watch from the 15 second mark to the 40 second mark. This is exactly what I think of when I see colors.

Spurs vs. Dallas Mavericks

Everything that needed to happen last night did. The Houston Rockets lost and the San Antonio Spurs won! So lucky for us we came in third place and as Southwest Division Champions. Honestly, that title means nothing. Now what matters is that they play the Dallas Mavericks and that they beat them because I really, really, really, dislike the owner Mark Cuban. Of course I want them to win because they are the best.

Y'all tune in on April 18th at 6:00 p.m. Not sure what station but I'll let you know.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Almost Playoffs Time

Not sure if y'all have noticed but the excitement is starting to build again. Starting April 19th, the NBA Playoffs will begin. It is certain that the Spurs made it into the playoffs however, it is still unknown what place they will come in and who they will face in the first round.

Statistically since it is an odd year the Spurs should win. Yet they are playing without Manu so I don't know. But I'm hopeful. They have heart and they definitely have the experience. I'm putting my money on them. And I'll be wearing my jersey pins proudly!!!


Update: Not sure what the deal is but why, oh why TNT Playoffs commercial, do you rarely play the one with the Spurs in it?

Oh and the playoffs start on the 18th. Not sure the exact date the Spurs start!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Sister #1

Today is my sister's 41st birthday. Yes that's right! My sisters are both 40 for about a week. My parents were busy people. Ha ha! Well anyway, I hope you had a great day! Lucky for you, you were off from school (like Bonnie).

Sorry Sister...I know you wanted another picture of you but I forgot which one.

Cloudy With a Chance of Sunshine

AHA!!! I can't believe no one called me on my lack of commenting on the New Patty progress. I didn't post last week or yesterday.

Who am I kidding? I know y'all are as busy as I am. It's all good. I will report my re-commitment to me. I'm now back on track. I'll report back on Sundays as usual.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sorry I'm Late

My friend Amy is having her Round Robin event today. Although I'm extremely late I still wanted to share my craft. Again, no big secret that I LOVE the San Antonio Spurs. Every year when the Spurs make the playoffs I wear Manu's pin. I have a white jersey for when they play at home and a black for when they play away. I may have to make another one with Timmy or Tony's number since Manu is out. But then again, I support my babe even through the bad times.

Well back to the craft...

black and white foam
hot glue gun
glue stick
silver and black sharpie markers

  1. Cut a square out of the foam. The size depends on how big you want your pin to be.
  2. From the square cut off the sleeves and neckline to make a jersey.
  3. Take your sharpie marker (use the silver on the black foam and the black on the white foam) and write "Spurs" on the top and the player's number. In the picture it is Manu's number.
  4. Use the hot glue gun to put some glue on the back of the foam and then adhere the pin. Press it into the glue and let it dry.
  5. And voila, you're done. It should look somewhat like the picture below. And like I said, you can use any color foam for any team you want. Also, I haven't it yet but I've wanted to make a Dallas Cowboys jersey. I would just cut sleeves into the foam instead of sleeveless like a basketball jersey.
I hope y'all enjoy this simple craft!!!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Why the number 8?

Amy from Keeping up with the Schultz Family tagged me in her post. I have to say that I've gotten better about being tagged. I.used.to.HATE.it! Just ask Jen. But now I've come to embrace tagging...for the most part. I've come a long way since the beginning of my blog.

8 Things I am looking forward to...
  • The day Matt moves here so we can be together all the time
  • Eating yummy food during Easter
  • Getting some R&R
  • Hanging out with my family
  • Buying a house
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie
  • Purchasing new music for my iPod
  • Getting a tattoo

8 Things I did yesterday...
  • Feed Horacio his dinner
  • Search online for homes for sale
  • Watch the Spurs lose : (
  • Conclude my parent/teacher conferences
  • Hang out with my partner in crime, Vanessa
  • Catch up with an old friend
  • Visit my good ol' friend Perez Hilton's website
  • Sign up for an Autism workshop
  • Watch the new episode of My Boys

8 Things I wish I could do...
  • Win the lottery
  • Be with Matt for Easter
  • Go visit India and the Taj Mahal
  • Sing
  • Be a radio dj (especially on the Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show)
  • Open my own arts and crafts store (It would actually be a teacher book store/bakery/arts and crafts/store.) Yes, I'd want to do it all...
  • Meet the current San Antonio Spurs team, although it would be sweet to meet David Robinson too
  • Become a truly inspiring and remarkable instructional leader

8 Shows I watch...
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Heroes
  • Scrubs
  • Desperate Housewives
  • Brothers and Sisters
  • Monk
  • Burn Notice
  • The Jon Stewart Show/The Colbert Report (They sort of go hand in hand.)
  • My Boys (ok this is 9 but I had to)

8 People I tag...

Catching Some ZZZZZZZZ's

So Jen and I left school at about 12:50ish. We are officially on Easter break. I'm sooooooo tired. It's the strangest thing thinking how tired I've been lately. In fact I feel like taking a nap right now and the great thing is that I CAN.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


YAY!!! It's finally less than 100 days till the new Harry Potter movie! WOO HOO! 99 days and counting...

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

You Either Think...

You're either on my side or my nieces's side.

If you're on my side you crack up everytime you see the Old Navy commercials with the mannequins.

If you're on my niece's side you think they are creepy.

Patty vs. Vanessa

Who do y'all agree with?

Monday, April 6, 2009

My Sports Made Me Soooooooooo Sad

Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while know that I LOVE the San Antonio Spurs. At 5:43 today I received a text from the Spurs (yes, I subscribe to their texts) that Manu Ginobili will not be playing for the rest of the season or for the playoffs. This is so devastating to me and makes me so sad. And as I mentioned yesterday I'm slightly in an emotional funk as it is so this is not helping the situation. If you want to know how deep my love for Manu is just click on his name in the label cloud.

For those of you that don't know, Manu Ginobili is my favorite Spurs player. This year he's been battling injuries and he was finally back after missing 19 games. He was even in the starting lineup. Every year for the playoffs I wear my Manu jersey pin. I made it myself out of crafting foam. Yes I'm a dork but my kids love it.

The Spurs are even a part of my family. Horacio is now a Spurs fan and a HUGE Manu fan. And the Spurs have brought my dad and I closer. Not to mention that it helps keep the tomboy in me happy.

It truly is a sad day for me. Just know that I take my sports very seriously. I blog about the Dallas Cowboys and their struggles but I love the Spurs and how they truly represent the definition of team. Sure there are better players than Manu but he along with the other members make a unique and inspiring team. I'm extremely sad right now.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Gracias, Amy

This post is long over due. I want both thank and apologize to Amy. First I want to say thank you for awarding me this award. Second I want to apologize for the delay in my acceptance of it. Amy is one of the sweetest people I've had the chance to "meet". I've never met Amy in person but she's a sweetheart in the blogging community. With that being said I'm sure she will forgive me.

I've neglected my blog follower duties a tad bit. While I try to get on a few blogs nightly I'm having a hard time commenting on everyone's blog. I have to say that I've also neglected my posting duties. I quickly want to mention that I've had a lot on my mind since my return from Austin/San Antonio. I'll leave this to another post.

So again, thanks Amy. Thank you for this award. The rules to this blog award say I have to list 7 things I love and then pass it on to 7 bloggers I love.

  • I love GOD
  • I love Matt
  • I love my family
  • I love the San Antonio Spurs
  • I love macaroni and cheese
  • I love baking
  • I love to eat...especially cupcakes
Seven Bloggers I LOVE
  • Rachel: She LOVES dogs as much as I LOVE cupcakes and the Spurs. Hmmm, although loving dogs seems better.
  • Jen and Rob: I love to see what Jen is up to.
  • Rebecca Jo: Her love for God is inspiring.
  • Stacy: I love her courage to share her story with us.
  • Alicia: I love how sometimes she makes lemonade out of lemons. She's too funny! (Is that right, Jen? I have a way of messing up sayings!)
  • Celine: She's such a sweetie and looks at the good in everything.
  • Anne: I love her sense of humor. I always chuckle when I read her blog.
So there you have it! Thanks again Amy!

Happy Birthday Sister #2

Today is my sister's 40th birthday. Ha and since she doesn't read my blog I can tell you how old she is. Hope your day is wonderful.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Waiting for the Widget

Next Sex and the City movie comes out May 28, 2010! I'm just waiting for the widget so I can put it up on my blog.