Archive for August, 2009

the “things-to-do” mom/ a mamãe de “coisas-pra-fazer”


Long time ago I baby sat an infant who’s mother was extreme strict with her baby schedules. Back then I wasn’t a mother and didn’t approve when I saw a two pages list of “things-to-do” with her baby. I thought that the mother of that baby had extremes issues to left me that note.

Anyway, I am doing the same thing!

Every time I had to leave David with his dad I write a note of “things-to-do” with our little guy. The funny thing is that today both of us laugh when we remember the lady from the two page notes and totally understand her.

Tomorrow I am heading to my math class and here is my note:

  • 7 AM – 8 AM – Wake for the day
  • Feed – 120 ml breast milk/ change diaper/ wash hair (up to you)/ change clothes
  • Let him play (Exersaucer – 15 minutes/ floor – either TV room or our room/ or you guys can go for a stroller)
  • 10 AM – feed – 120 ml/ change diaper/ sleep – nap until 10:45AM to 11:00AM)
  • Make lunch (Please! J)
  • When he wakes up he can play (anywhere)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 PM – His lunch (sweet potatoes – baby food + 80 ml juice or milk)
  • Juice – use gala apple w/ baby H2O
  • My class ends @ 11:45 AM so I’ll probably be home @ 12:20PM.
  • Thanks for helping me going to school.

I didn’t write a 2 pages note but I can guarantee you it was a 2 post it note pages front and back.

In the end I became “the things-to-do mom”



Há um tempo atrás eu cuidei de um recém nascido cuja mãe era extremamente rigorosa com a agenda do bebê dela. Naquele tempo eu não era mãe e não aprovei quando eu vi uma lista com duas páginas de “coisas-pra-fazer”com o bebê dela. Eu pensei que a mãe daquele bebê tinha problemas extremos pra me deixar uma nota daqueles.

Enfim eu estou fazendo a mesma coisa!

Toda vez que eu deixo o David com o pai dele eu escrevo uma nota de “coisas-pra-fazer”com o nosso garotinho. O mais engraçado é que hoje nós dois rimos quando nos lembramos da senhora de notas de duas páginas e a entendemos totalmente.

Amanhã eu estou indo pra minha aula de matemática e aqui está a minha nota:

  • 7  – 8 HS – Acorda pro dia
  • Alimentar – 120ml de leite materno / trocar fraldas/ lavar o cabelo (se quiser)/ trocar roupa
  • Deixe ele brincar (“Disco Voador” – 15 minutos/ chão – tanto no quarto da TV quanto no nosso quarto/ ou vocês podem passear de carrinho)
  • 10 hs – alimentar – 120 ml/ trocar fralda/ dormir – cochilo até 10:45hs ou 11:00hs)
  • Fazer almoço (Por favor! J)
  • Quando ele acordar el epode brincar (em qualquer lugar)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 hs – Almoço dele (batata doce – comida de bebê + 80 ml suco ou leite)
  • Suco – usar a maça “gala” c/  H2O de bebê
  • Minha aula termina  @ 11:45hs então eu provavelmente estarei em casa @ 12:20hs.
  • Muito obrigada por me ajudarem a ir pra escola.

Eu não escrevi 2 páginas de nota mas eu posso te garantir que foi 2 “post it note” frente e verso.

No final eu me tornei a “coisas-pra-fazer mãe”

Com amor,


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Atlanta – ZOO

This weekend the Atlanta ZOO is having an event which is FREE for all Atlanta and Fulton County Residents. If you haven’t been to the ZOO in a long time this is your chance. The ZOO is so much fun now compare to when I went in 2001. They did an amazing job! It is worthy a try.

Just bring an ID and get FREE admission.

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College Student/ Estudante da Faculdade

Application Status as of: 08/06/2009
Student Admitted

I can’t believe this is happening! I am so excited to go to my first college ever. I have been longing for that for over 10 years and now is the time that God has been preparing for me.  Thank you Lord for your constant care in every detail.

Eu não acredito que isto está acontecendo! Estou super feliz em ir pra minha primeira faculdade. Eu tenho esperado isso por mais de 10 anos e agora é o tempo de Deus pra mim. Muito obrigada Senhor pelo teu cuidado constante em todos os detalhes.

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Yard Sale

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Last Saturday I had my first and I would say last yard sale.

I always donate my unwanted things but this time I decided to have a yard sale before bringing the things to donation.  It wasn’t only for the money it was also to experience that.

Little did I know about yard and garages sales so I did a research to find out about it and to get some tips.  I found this yard sale queen lady ( who gave very good tips on yard sales.

One of the things that we like the most about our yard sale was to see the characters’ type who would come to check it out.

Here they are:

“The early birds”- They show up before you have the time to set up all of your stuff and either will look around or will ask your for some particular thing.

The Jewelry searches”- They are the first ones to show up and they will ask for jewels. I think they might be jewelry owners or resellers. They will buy your jewel cheaper and get a good deal later on.

“Yard sale’s holders” (they were having their yard sales in the same day that ours) – they were my favorites! I laugh so much. They would come very briefly just to check it out the competition.  We decided to give them some help. We printed a map from our yard sale to theirs to lead people that were coming to our yard sale to go to theirs. My husband even went to their yard sale to tell them that we would do that. This way they didn’t have to worry about coming every time.

“The Drivers” – They would come by and drive in front of your house just to check your stuff from the car. If there was something interesting they would see from there they would stop and look around. If they didn’t see anything they like they would just leave.

“The gang”– They would come in two or three cars and drive to your driveway if possible and would check your stuff. They come together and leave together. Although, one of the guys from the group was left behind in my driveway because his truck got stuck in the grass. Their friends came right after him when he called.

“The Flashers” – they would come and go really fast. Those were the ones who were looking for a particular item. Sometimes they would just come and ask what they were looking for.

The less than a dollar” – The ones who want it to buy something less than a dollar from your stack.

The no-buying type”- The ones who you think will never buy anything from you and they will surprise you buying what you never expected.

The bargains” – They will always offer less for your item even if it is a good price already.

“The Late ones” – they show up at the end when you already packed your stuff. I think they might come for the half prices or free stuff.

Nonetheless, today was I quiet Saturday morning at the Silva’s very different from last Saturday. I am so glad my yard sale was over. I don’t think I would do that again it is really hard working and at the end to have to put your stuff back in the house again it is hard. So anyway I might do a moving sale before we move to our next house.  😉

See you all latter,


p.s. It was also our family fun breakfast!

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