Monday, May 12, 2014

Still Alive!

We are still alive. Just super busy with life. I really want to get back to posting again regularly. I just can't seem to find the time anymore.

We now live in Matamoros. My job with Open English is everything, but over. Our hours dropped drasticaly at the beginning of the year, which is normal for January and February. However, our hours dropped even more in March. I went from 20 hours a week to 7 hours a week! It only lookd like it is getting worse. We have no contact with management as to why this is happening or when things wil get better. So we made the decision to move to the border so I can find a job in Texas. We have been here since April and I have yet to find a job. I am very stressed out and feel like I will never find a job. I have applied and applied to companies. I have been to interview after interview. The only job offer I got was working from 4pm-12midnight at a place that is almost an hour from the border. Imagine crossing into Matamoros at 1AM every night and driving through downtown with the situation here! I can't do it, and no matter how much I need a job, I need my life more.

I have decided to advertise house cleaning in Brownsville and McAllen on Craigslistand pass out flyers in hopes that I will get some houses to clean. Also, I have always wanted to be an event planner so I am going to start advertising event planning here in Matamoros. I have plenty of experience, I have planned plenty o weddings and quinceaneras. Miguel has started a furniture building business here. Hopefully, it will really take off and we will start making a real profit, not a just getting by profit. He is also going to advertise painting jobs.

I plan on renting a house in Texas so the kids can go to school there, but I need a job first.

Friday was the anniversary of my brother's death. It was the first anniversary so it was horribly hard. We miss him constantly, but it gets a little easier each day.

As for TTC, it is basically on hold right now. If a miracle happens, great! We just don't have the funds to do treatment right now and the stress level is too high so it more than likely wouldn't work. I am almost 36 so getting close to stopping. We have decided that e wil do IVF next year and if nothing, adopt a baby. I just need to find out how to do a private adoption in Mexico. I have read that adoption through DIF is next to impossible fi you have children so that is out. We have agreed that f no baby either way by 40, we are stopping completely. I don't want to risk bringing a baby in to this world with birth defects, plus I really don't want to be having a teenage when I am in my late fifties or older. Just imagine! I want to enjoy that age. My kids are 12 and 10 now. I am already starting over, but having a child in 3-4 years would really be starting over. Not my idea of fun. I want another baby really bad, but I want him or her now or in the next 2 years, not in 3+ years.

I will post pics of my house later next week. It is HUGE compared to typical Mexican houses. We have a living room, diningroom, kitchen, full bathrom, and laundry area downstairs, and 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a living area, and a terrace upstairs. It has a gate and an enclose parking area. The only thing I hate is the ever so often smell of sewer from the drain area and the lack of a grassed area.

I think I have rambled enough. If you read through and didn't get lost, you are wonderful!! I know I rambled and went in all kinds of directions.


  1. I'm glad you're okay. Hang in there girl. I've been following you since last year. Thank you for posting. Take care.

  2. Glad you ok and I am so sorry about your brother. I understand that feeling all to well.
    Hang in there and pour bleach down the drain area and that should help ~

  3. I am glad you are ok. Sounds like a lot going on. I'm sorry you are having trouble finding a job in Texas and open english dried up.
    Why did you chose Matamoros over the other border towns?
    What happened with law firm job and school for paralegal?
    Hoping the best for you and yours.

    1. We chose Matamoros because Miguel has family here. Plus, I know Brownsville and Matamoros really well. When we go to Texas or GA, we usually go through Matamoros.

      As for school, I graduate in August. I have applied at many law firms in the McAllen and Brownsville area, and had one interview. As for the law firm in GA, it didn't work out due to many reasons.

      I have to go give an estimate tomorrow for a post construction cleaning job. My mom had a post construction cleaning business before the economy fell through so I have tons of experience in that. I am praying to God that I get it and many more houses or businesses to clean. I have learned that there is a lot of competition with girls crossing to clean a house for real cheap here. I met a girl yesterday that cleans 5 houses a week and only charges 30 bucks per day. 1 day in each house. I can't for that, that is below minimum wage. People seriously need to quit taking advantage of these women.

  4. Glad to hear you are still with us. You know I love reading your blog. Sorry you are going through the emotions of your brothers one yr. anniversary. I can't imagine. I know it's got to be hard. I'm sending you tons of positive vibes on the job situation. I hope it all works out and you find something soon. Take care and keep us updated! Abrazos.