Friday, May 22, 2009

more nail pics

I am still working out the kinks, but I am starting to get the hang of the simple ones.

I love my new nail set

I am going to have a fun time in Mexico doing nails.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The 'Green' Group

Balthezar had a bit of a meltdown today. We got into an argument about some of his homework. He is worried that he won't get a good enough grade on his animal report and so he won't be able to go to the zoo. I said that of course he will a good enough grade on his report. He said that he wouldn't that he is stupid. I asked him why he said that. Balthezar is in the 'green' group. Apparently, the 'green' group is the 'stupid' group for the kids who are 'stupid' Only 3 other kids are in his group and the rest of the class is in the blue and the red groups.

My heart wants to break. I was always in the top group. I never really paid attention to what group other kids were in - except that I wanted to be the best in the group that I was in.

It is days like this that I wish my kids were homeschooled! He is so amazing at other things, but they aren't things that you take tests on.

Friday, May 15, 2009


I am excited about a new venture. Last fall I bought a nail art set at the Puyallup Fair. It is just a really basic set that you put nail polish on a metal plate with designs on it, and then are able to transfer the design onto your nail. I bought it because I knew Edith thought it was awesome, and I thought it would be a fun mommy and me time thing.

Well, last week we were doing nails together and it occured to me how well this would go over in Mexico -and even here. I am going to be raising money for my graduation ceremony and will probably use it as a fundraiser at school. I am always looking for ways to help out my in-laws in Mexico. Not necessarily Moises's parents, but his sisters. They all have husbands who work on and off, depending on where they can find work, but the guys are usually stingy with their money. Besides my perception that they are being stingy, truthfully they only make about 100 dollars a week, and so it is barely enough to get by - and that is only if you eat beans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

The sets are expensive though. The simple one that I bought was the only purchase I made at the fair, and it was $45. The have larger professional sets. I thought to myself, I can ask for a discout - the worst they can say is no. I emailed the company - it is run by a lady in Orting. I told her what I was going to do with the set. I was so thrilled when she wrote back and said that she would give me a very large discount. She even told me that she has a huge family, and would like to give me some clothing donations as well!

Well, I am pretty excited about the whole thing. I have been watching nail art tutorials on youtube and have been trying new designs on my nails. It has been fun. If you want a really cool nail art kit - go to - I will be sending all the business I can her way.

If anybody has any nail polish around that they never use, let me know. I am trying to round up base colors. The set comes with polish, but it is a thick polish that is used for the stamp part only.