Thursday, August 30, 2007

Behind closed doors...

I have the best news to report today and I am soooo happy about it!

Remember the rental spaces we were looking for that got rented???.... Well, the T was very unhappy about it, and it kind of bothered me also but I knew there was a good reason why that happen and I did try to transmit my feelings to the T about the whole situation.

It turns out that the T found another good place that is also available for rent!... It is located in a different area of the city, but we were also have been looking for places in this area and haven't found anything interesting. We really liked a specific corner, there is a business already there but it also has this huge parking lot, so we did a little research to find out who the owners were and talk to them to see if they were interested in renting us part of the parking lot to build the store, but they weren't interested at all.... We kept visiting the area hoping to find more options but couldn't find any. Last Tuesday the T had to attend an event and the place was near this area so in his way there he saw that one of the rentals right next to this corner we like was available for rent!

The T already went to check out the inside of the space and it really meets our needs, so he is currently negotiating pricing and contract conditions. And well if this wasn't enough good news, he got a call from another realty agent to see if we are interested in another rental in the area that the other 2 places got rented. We still don't know any details about this one, the T will go to see the space and we will see if it is what we are looking for.

Off course there is still early to be sure that we will be closing the deal on any of these new places but I am just so happy to confirm that when we seem to be behind closed doors, there is always the window, .......we just need to remember and look around to find it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

...Can I rent a child for my IL's?

I know this blog has been very boring the last few weeks, I am sorry!!!

Life has been good, I can't complain at all...

The T has been looking for a rental space for a new store, he found 2 that he liked, but with all the traveling he has been doing it took him a while to finally decide and work on a written renting proposal for the owners. Well, both places are already rented!!!... The news really hit hard on the T, but I am convinced that things happen for a reason and I guess these spaces just weren't meant to be for us!

Last weekend we went to the IL's place to have lunch and while we were eating my FIL told us that his friends are organizing a camping weekend to this place they used to go with their sons when they were kids, now the plan was to take their grandchildren there.... so while my FIL was very enthusiastic about the whole plan he doesn't have grandchildren. In the middle of the conversation my MIL said, "Well, maybe we can rent one!!!...." We all laughed and I replied that it sounded like a good option!.... I know how bad they want grandchildren and they are fully aware about our situation, so it really didn't bother me at all, I just feel sad for us and for them.

About the culture results we are waiting, it turns out that we are still waiting because the T hasn't gone to have it done.... with all the traveling he hasn't had time, I hope next week is a little bit less hectic so we can finally have the results and talk to our FS.

I went grocery shopping a few days ago and there were Christmas stuff already being sold. I just can't believe how fast this year is going!....

Monday, August 20, 2007

....Are you a winner?

I was home alone last week.... The T was out the whole week on a business trip, so as you can imagine, with my job and the stores, time just flew!
One more cycle also started last Saturday, and I have a very weird feeling every time a new cycle starts.... There is obviously the sad feeling, and I am sure I don't need to explain why!!!... but then there is also this grateful thing.... Yes, as absurd as it may sound, I also feel grateful!!!!
Grateful because that means that at least I am still cycling on my own, and with POF you just never know!!!
These last days I have been thinking a lot.... I have had some really sad news about people I know that made realize one more time how lucky and fortunate I am.... Even with all my own struggles, I am fortunate... I really don't want to get into details, some of you are currently preggo and I am sure that knowing the details will sure shock and scare you.
....I just wanted to take this opportunity to remember you that no matter what you are going through, look around and inside you, grab a pen and a sheet of paper, write down a list of all the things you have, or you are struggling with..... with my eyes closed I bet the list of good things will be by far the winner!.... And the first step to bigger and better things is convincing yourself you are a WINNER!!!

Monday, August 13, 2007

One more week...

I hope you all had a great weekend, even if things didn't turn out the way you wanted, try to remember that everything happens for a reason!...
I want to share this with you today, something to think about..... I hope you like it as much as I do!

21 Suggestions for S U C C E S S
1. Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness .
2. Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent.
3. Give people more that they expect and do it cheerfully.
4. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
5. Be forgiving, of yourself, and others.
6. Be generous.
7. Have a grateful heart.
8. Be persistent, ...persistent, ...persistent.
9. Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary.
10. Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated.
11. Commit yourself to constant improvement.
12. Commit yourself to quality.
13. Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationships with people you love and respect.
14. Be loyal.
15. Be honest.
16. Be proactive.
17. Be decisive, even if it means you will sometimes be wrong.
18. Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life.
19. Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you will regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did.
20. Take good care of those you love.
21. Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

....A hectic morning!

....A crazy morning at the office!!!...
I've been kind of catching up Monday and Tuesday after being gone last week and I was almost up to date, but then this morning was hectic!
A lot of things going on and some problems, that I didn't know existed, just popped up today.... Well I believe it was all just to remind me I am alive!!!... What would be life without problems to solve???... It will be just BORING because then you can't really appreciate the good things!
The friends that I told you about in a previous post are in a close by town for a few days. We are meeting them tonight and I can't wait to see them and their children. When we were living in the US we were really close, so there is a strong bond between us. I talked to her yesterday and she told me that her pregnancy is going perfect, she's feeling great. I don't know why but I believe she is carrying twins... I told her and she was surprised because she has that feeling too!!!...
Maybe it is all in our heads and we are both crazy..... who knows, only time would tell.
On a different topic, one of the bloggers I "know" just had her ET yesterday and I was very happy to read that everything went well. She is PUPO (pregnant until proven otherwise) now!!!... Please have her in your thoughts and prayers and send all the good vibes and chicken dances her way.
One last thing.... as you have noticed, English it's not my native language. I try to do my best in the spelling and wording part but I am sure there are mistakes around, so please if you come across one, please let me know, otherwise I will be fooling around making the same mistakes over and over again.... How about being my teachers???.... Does that sound like a plan????
Have a great day!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Glad to be back...

Hey, I am back!!!....
We arrived last night just on time to go to the stores and are very pleased because while we were out things were running pretty good and had very very good sales!!!...
Our trip was great, it was tough because the show was big and we had just 2 and a half days to see everything, that meant looots of walking everyday but we enjoyed it. We placed some orders for new items that hopefully will be here for Christmas season... We didn't have that much free time for ourselves but hey, breathing new air and just being out of our everyday routine is a vacation itself!!!
On a different matter, my guardian angel is still working like crazy!!!.... We got back T's results for the second SA and I was sooo happy that they look muuuuuuch better than the previous one. ....Actually this time they seem to be normal. We are still waiting for the results on the culture and I really don't want to get my hopes up, but at least up to this point, it's a better picture to start with!
Last Saturday, 26 years ago, my father went to heaven. That day was a marker in my life, a lot of things have happened, and it will be a lie to say that since I was very little and a lot of time has passed, I don't miss him.....
It surely has been a tough life, and sometimes I think how my life would be if he hadn't left.... A while ago, somebody asked me that if I had the chance to change something about my life what would that be?....
I thought about it for a while, of course what came to my mind right away was my father's death. Having the opportunity to grow up with him at my side would have been great, but then I knew that all that I am today was indeed "forged" ahead by all that I have been through. It certainly hasn't been easy but what really matters and have real value in life NEVER come easy.
Dad - You are still my pillar, I love you!