Corazon de Swiss

July 27, 2008

A little bit sentimenal…

Filed under: It's All About Me,Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 2:47 pm

It’s been a busy week or so and I’ve got another one coming up.  Last weekend we gave a baby shower for my cousin and had a great time.  She was so appreciative.  The baby is coming any day now, and I really hope he’ll arrive soon so I can go see him when I am off next Monday!  We used my grandmother’s punch bowl- which is 50+ years old.  I love the punch bowl- the fact that it has survived so many years and that it belonged to my grandmother (who was killed when my mother was about 3).  And we’ve used it for showers for her great-grandchildren and will use it for my bridal showers. 

I’m also feeling a little sentimental because Tuesday would have been my Papa’s 78th birthday.   October will be 6 years since he died, and sometimes, like this week it seems only yesterday.  This week the memorial candles I ordered in honor of our grandparents arrived, appropriately, on Papa’s birthday.  I was hosing off our back porch this morning and thinking how he loved to sit out there when he came to visit and how he would love the newly expanded porch. 

I took this picture about a year before he died and it is one of my favorite pictures of him. 
Happy Birthday Papa!!


March 4, 2008

It’s only Tuesday!?!?

Filed under: Blog Stuff,Cheesepuff,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 7:27 pm

First let me say thanks for all the kind wishes and thoughts last week when I was stressing about where CP and I will live.  We still have not come to a consensus and I still haven’t told my family what I was upset about.  I’m trying to come to terms with the idea of leaving but I’m not there yet. 

We had a busy weekend at the Casa de Swiss.  CP was up for the weekend and we had our engagement pictures made.  Yay!! I can’t wait to get them back!  We are supposed to get the online proofs in 2 weeks or so.  We also had dinner at the restaurant where we will have our rehearsal dinner and booked it for his mom. 

Sunday he was most patient and helpful while we gave my dad his retirement party.  There were about 200 people there and I am still tired.  I didn’t workout at all yesterday and only made it to one workout today.  I’m still catching up. 

Speaking of working out, on Friday 2 different people told me that I was looking much thinner.  While the scale has not been reflecting this, my clothes have and I am excited that other people are noticing too!  My hard work is paying off!!

February 27, 2008

Bad day

Filed under: All Things Wedding,Bitching,Cheesepuff,Love & Relationships,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:05 pm

I’m having a bad day today.  I need to whine.  Vent.  I don’t want to talk to anyone I know about it.  CP and I are trying to decide where to live after we get married.  I want to live close my family.  He doesn’t live close to my family.  It’s about an 8 hour drive from where he lives to where my family lives.  (Flying is really not an option- would take almost as long as driving and cost more).  The city/area he lives in is not a place I want to live in for a long time.  I don’t want to live there for a short time.  He thinks he needs to stay with his current company for 2 more years.  (This summer will be 3 years he’s worked there.)  I’m not so sure about that, but then again I’m not an engineer and I’ve had 3 jobs as a therapist since I got out of school 4 years ago. 

I don’t want to raise my children there.  I want to raise them in a place similar to where I grew up.  Living close to my family/in the same town would afford us a lot of options as far as childcare/my working.  Living far away would present us with 3 options: I work full time.  I work not at all.  I work weekends when he is not working. 

I’m scared about moving there.  I’ll be giving up my job (which I really enjoy), being close to my family, my friends here.  I’ll be moving to where he lives, near his friends, and his family.  I’ll have him.  I told him that at the very least we will have to have another place to live.  I cannot move into his apartment and his life and have nothing of mine except Frick and Frack.   

I also told him that I won’t go back to work until after the first of the year.  Starting a healthcare job in December with the holidays coming up would be foolish, esp. if we can afford for me not to work.  There are not a lot of holidays in healthcare and the last person hired almost always works them.  Which would mean no way we’d have the chance to see my family during the holidays. 

I cried today talking to him about it.  I’m so scared of the idea of moving there.  I want to be with him and start our life together, but it feels like moving there we’d just be moving me into his life.  Of course when you walk into the house with tear-stained cheeks everyone wants to talk to you about it.  I don’t want to talk about it anymore.  I’ve been stressed about it all week.  I don’t want my family to get upset with him.  As my grandmother once told my aunt- “Don’t bring your hurts with [husband] to me- you’ll forgive him.  I won’t.”  I don’t want to bring this to my family because I don’t want them to have problems with him.

I’m not asking for advice.  Or assvice.  I just need to vent and not vent to my family.  If you feel compelled to tell me something, could you just tell me it’s going be ok and we’ll figure it out.  ‘Cause I’m feeling a little fragile right now. 

December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas!!

Filed under: The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 10:23 pm


At Casa de Swiss, one person gets a crap-tastically wrapped present in a time honored tradition.  My dad used to (before my sister and I started wrapping presents), wrap my mom’s presents last, and use multiple papers to wrap one.  My sister and I have carried it on.  This year, our brother is the big weiner and gets the crap-tastic wrap job. 

I wish you all a Merry Christmas!
I hope that it is filled with laughter and love, family and friends.

December 17, 2007


Filed under: Cheesepuff,In Sickness and In Health,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:54 pm

First of all congrats go out to the recent graduates- my sister received her BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders from my alma mater.  And also to GFF for becoming Dr. GFF!!
Second, somehow I caught Janet’s killer cold of death over my sister’s graduation weekend and spent 15 hours in bed from Saturday to Sunday.  CP was my nurse as I spiked a fever.  Brought me soup and a sandwich, ice cream and turned the heat on and off as my fever broke.  And gave up on a romantic evening with his girlfriend alone. In a hotel room. With a king size bed.  And a whirlpool tub. 
I’m feeling better and I have GOT to get my Christmas cards done.  I am so behind on this!  In fact, I’m off to do this now…

December 6, 2007


Filed under: The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:26 pm

As my dad was trying to put my 15 month old nephew to sleep last night.
“Are you ready to go night-night?  Because I’m about through with you fighting me.”

December 4, 2007

A few of my favorite things…

Filed under: The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:47 pm

Christmas is one of my most favorite times of the year.  And I am very glad to be home with my family this year (even if I do have to work Christmas Eve and the day after Christmas.  And I already worked the day after Thanksgiving.  But I am not bitter.  Really.) I do miss having my own decorations, like my ornaments and my linens and candles, etc.  We have several of my favorites at home. 
My Granny (my dad’s mom) painted ceramics as a hobby. And since she was a Christmas Eve baby, all things Christmas were some of her favorite things to decorate.  Since she is gone, there are no more pieces and fortunately she had plenty and I’ve gotten a few (and so has my sister.)  Obviously they are irreplaceable at this point and have lots of very sentimental value.  Anyway. I have a tree just like this one.  I can’t tell you how excited I was to get it. 

Fully lighted and decorated tree

Santa (also painted by Granny)

And finally the Willow Tree Nativity (I have one of these as well and there is a new one of just the Holy Family that I love and will ask CP for someday)

What are your favorite decorations?

November 25, 2007

Y’all I share genetic material with these people!

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 8:21 pm

I had lots of fun on our family road trip and I will be sharing some photos later, but I am too tired to upload pictures.  But I’m going to share a little story from last night.

Scene: Burger King, with my sister, Mandapanda and Mr. Pooter. 

Sister: “So stinky seems to have something against showers.  I don’t know why.”

Mr. Pooter: “I like to shower.  It’s refreshing. (short pause) Like a breath mint.”

We all dissolved into laughter.  Like I said, I share genetic material with these people!

November 24, 2007

It’s a family affair

Filed under: NaBloPoMo,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 12:03 pm

Happy Saturday!  I’m off to The Swamp (Home of the Gators!) for the Florida vs. Florida State game.  My sister and I will be rootin’ the Gators on with our cousin, Mr. Pooter (it is his childhood nickname).  Sitting on the opposite side of the field will be our cousin, Mandapanda who goes to FSU.  And the 4 of us will be staying at my sister’s apartment for the night. 
I don’t know who’s going to be left out- Mandapanda because she’ll be the only FSU fan in the clan, Mr. Pooter who will be our token male, or me because I’m the oldest by 4-8 years.  It promises to be family fun for all involved. 
So if you need me, I’ll be here:

No fear I’ll be back tomorrow with stories to tell. 

November 22, 2007


Filed under: NaBloPoMo,The Fam — by corazondeswiss @ 9:02 pm

I did get made fun of for taking these pictures, but this way you will see what we ate at my Uncle’s house today…
We had 2 alternative Turkeys (one smoked and one fried).  CP was unsure of this when I told him about it.  Good thing he didn’t come.  They were awesome.  We also had a spiral ham, a smoked Boston Butt, and some sausage.  My dad just got a smoker a couple of weeks ago and he is all hot to trot on smoking stuff.  He’s going to try smoking hamburgers next.  Why?  I don’t know.  Anyway, onto the food!

Sausage, ham and 2 turkeys (the left is the fried and the right is the smoked)

Fresh sliced tomatoes, corn, peas and deviled eggs
pears, smoked Boston butt and cornbread dressing

Squash casserole, dumplings, and in the upper right corner is the
sweet potatoes (had 1/2 marshmallow topping and 1/2 pecan topping)

stewed tomatoes (another!) pan of dressing, cranberry sauce
and you can’t see it but the cranberry apple compote is in the right

This doesn’t include the desserts.  Which were plentiful and I didn’t get pix!
Hope you are all as stuffed as I am!

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