Saturday, July 17, 2010

All about your people....

Oskar invited us to participate in the All About your People Day!
As always... I am late....

We live in Torreon, Coahuila.
North of Mexico.

I live with my mom in a ridiculously small mini apartment built in the same ground of my grandparent's house.

Due to my grandpa's job, the family lived in different cities. They were living in Saltillo (capital of the state) where my mom studied to be a Secretary and Accountant. She never put in practice those skills. When she finished those studies she went to the University to study Plastic Arts, which is something she really loved at that time.
There she met a water-color painter and a few months later they got engaged. And, one month before the wedding my mom knew that she was not going to be happy with him and said bye bye to the artist.

Then, when she finished the second year in the Arts school, like many people in Mexico she had to quit her studies to start working. She got a job at an Advertising Agency where she developed her "artistic" skills.

One year later, someone came to offer her a job at a local TV Channel. He wanted her to be a newscaster. My mom thought she was not prepared for that and instead of that post, she took the Floor Manager spot.

There, she met a newscaster and a few months later they got engaged. And.... yes... the same story. He was very jelaous and that caused to my mom not to be herself and she felt scared of his behavior so... she said bye bye to the newscaster. But... he did not want to let her go and gave her hard times. Then, my grandpa talked with the family about wanting to come to live to Torreon, where all his family live. That was the chance for my mom to get rid of that man.

Here in Torreon, my mom got a job as a Purchasing Manager at an industrial plant. And that was funny because she knew ZERO about that and going from arts, advertising and television to industrial purchases was an interesting process.

There, she met an Accountant who was in charge of the Finances of the company. They got engaged and.... haaaa! once again... not the right person.

Since then, my mom decided to be a bachelor girl... and now is an "old maid"!

Things happen for a reason...

My mom goes to work at 7:15 am and comes back at 6:00 pm.
While she is at work, I stay with my grandparents who take very good care of me.

My grandpa is an Agronomist Engineer. He is retired now. And he is my naps mate.

My grandma has been a housewife for almost all her life. She is wonderful. She is the best cook. She makes magic with her hands. Knitting, needlework, stained glass... all the crafs you can imagine and of course... she makes my harness/dresses.
She always has time to play with me and we have lots of fun together.

I love them a lot.

Thanks Oskar for giving us the chance to talk about our people!

Have a pawesome day!


Teddy Westlife said...

Oh it's VERY interesting to learn about your family Lorenza!

Teddy Bear said...

We loved getting to know so much of your family. Yoru Mom sounds like she has a pawesome job. And yes, everything does happen for a reason.:) Does your Grandma make flour tortillas from scratch? Those are Mommy's favorites whenever she visits Ensenada.:)

Teddy Bear

Molly the Airedale said...

Good for your mom for knowing her own mind and staying single and happy! We already knew that you had a very loving family, Lorenza! You are a lucky girl!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Flo de Sendai said...

Your people are wonderful, little Lorenza !
Besitos de Flo, Nana y Uyanga.

Marg said...

We are so glad your Mom has you since it seems she has has some rough luck with the darn men. It is really fun to know all about your family Lorenza. And your grandmother is the best for taking care of you and making you all those wonderful dresses.
Have a great day.

3 doxies said...

You gots a rgeat family Lorenza. I must comend your mom for doing what was in her best interest though and making da right decision bouts them men. Ain't nuttin wrong withs staying single.


Mack said...

That was very interesting Lorenza!You have a wonderful family.

My mom has been to Saltillo before -But she was only three years old!

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

That was very interesting, Lorenza. We knew you had great people, but it's most interesting to learn a bit about their lives.

lotsa licks, Lola

JD and Max said...

Hi Lorenza,

We think Oskar's game was inspired! We've had great fun getting to know the pawrents of our pals.

We love your family set up - how cool that you have a napping buddy! WE want a napping buddy - we're gonna have words with FH to see if she can do something about that! We agree that everything happens for a reason.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

PS - we really giggled at your last post, such funny names for when translated, he he he!!

Noah the Airedale said...

Wow that was an interesting post Lorenza. Thanks for sharing your family story with us.
Sounds like your mum is happy hanging out with you and her family.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy

A MilShelb Mom said...

Very nice to meet your family! It's cool you have your grandpa to nap with! Sometimes our Mom naps with us... but most of the time it's just the two of us!
~Milly and Shelby

MadameMoiselle said...

We can understand why your mommy was such a prize.. She is very very pretty.. We really hope she will find the right man soon.

Thanks for sharing your family story with us..and i really hope you can show us some of your nana's work one day.


My Mind's Eye said...

Loreanz thank you for all the very interesting background on your people. Your Mom was a very wise woman to notice bad personality characteristics before it was too late. What a lucky girl you are to have 3 humans to cater to you every need. Sounds like everyone in your home has a job and they do it very well,
Happy Sunday sweet girlfriend.
Madi and Mom

Daisy said...

What a great family you have, Lorenza! Thanks for sharing with us!

The Daily Pip said...

Hi Lorenza - your mom sounds like a very strong and talented woman. Good for her for not settling for a relationship with someone who wasn't right for her! Puddles is right, there is nothing wrong with being single!!

Your pal, Pip

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So nice to learn more about your Mom and grandparents. Now we can see why she and Grandma make such nice Christmas ornaments - it must run in the family. We bet your Grandma is a great cook.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Two French Bulldogs said...

What a great story about you and your grandpawrents, Momma was smart to get rid of that newscaster. We know grandma is your beautiful dress maker. Happee Sunday
Benny & Lily

Teddy said...

It's so great to see pictures of your family!! And you are so lucky to have such a close family. I'm glad your mom made those smart choices about those men. Otherwise, she might not be able to have you. I'm sure you're a much better companion. That's what my mom says about me.


Stella said...

Thank you, Lorenza, for sharing the story of your family.

You are such a lucky little girl to have such good people loving you!


Anonymous said...

Lorenza we feel very privileged that you would let us get to know so much about your family

We say Good for your Mom for not settling with someone who wasn't right for her! When the time is right the real Love will find her.

Your GrandMa sounds fantastic, do you think that your Mom could clone her? BOL

Your GrandPa sounds like a strong silent napping buddy!

Thank you again for showing us your family!

Woo woo's, Tessa

Olive said...

Love hearing about your peeps :) Stay cool this weekend!!

Licks from me!!


Oreo said...

Hi LOrenza
That was very intersting to hear about your family. Sounds like a great family. Your mom was smart not to marry a guy that she was not
sure of, she is very smart and I am sure she thought of you too. Her jobs all sound interesting and hopefully she likes her job she has now.


Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Lorenza you have a wonderful family.. That Mom isn't an old maid she just wants to be certain she get the right guy...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Bobby said...

That is very interesting I guess your mum has had three lucky escapes, it was obviosly not the right people, she has had a lot of interesting jobs. Your grandma we know how clever she is, and you grand pa to you are one lucky little Lorenza, you have three people that care for you so much.

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Lorenza, we loved reading about your family! Mom said she is very happy that your mom didn't go for the jealous men because they can become very dangerous. There is nothing wrong with being single. She is not an old maid! You have a very loving family! Lots of love, Debbie and Holly


It's such a wonderful write up, those are all lovely people.

Rufus and Indie said...

Your mom did all kind of things! Pawsome! She must be a hard worker!
Your grandpa and grandma sound like lovely hoomans!!!

Rufus and Indie

Sagira said...

It is fun to learn about the humans as well. Wow, your mom works long days.

houndstooth said...

Wow! That was so cool learning about your family! It sounds like you are all pretty happy together!


JB's Big and Small Worlds said...

Very interesting to hear about your people. It sounds like you mom has known some bad men too like my mom.

Jans Funny Farm said...

What an interesting story, Lorenza. We didn't realize you live so close to your grandma and grandpa. She makes such beautiful clothes for you.

And your mom has a varied job history. She's versatile. As to the engagements .... according to Jan, being single is much better than being married to a man who is not right for you. That can be lonely and sometimes dangerous.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Lorenza your mom is sooooo very much beautiful... inside and out. AND SMART too. Not only did she make some super career moves... she know good guy and not so good guys when she saw them. Hooooray for your mom. And your grandpa must be just as smart as you and your mom. Now.. about that grandma of yours... you didn't even Have to tell us about that wonderful lady. We all KNOW how talented and super she is!!!
You surely are one very much lucky dachshund!!!

Kari in Alaska said...

your people are amazing :)

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Charlotte said...

Very cool to read about your pawsome family!
Our Mama is too shy....maybe someday she will let us write about her & our great Dad!

((hugs)) your friends
Oskar, Schatzi & Xena

Nubbin' Tails said...

Your mom and favoritest Aunt Jamie must meet the same men! :-( You have a great family! It's so fabulous that you get to spend so much time with your grandparents!


Mr. Nubbin'

JacksDad said...

Well, that was a very interesting story. I'm glad your mom decided not to marry those men. Sometimes you can just tell!!

little princess Luna~ said...

hi lorenza y familia,

i loved reading all bout our people lorenza~! hehehehehe--you're mum still has a shot at meeting mr. Right--she is beautiful~!! and i bet your grammy is a SUPER cook~! ;)

gracias por compartir de tu familia lorenza~!!


Oskar said...

Thank you for sharing your family with us. I'm glad your mom person didn't marry any of those wrong men. My mom did that once, but now she's happy with my dad person!

Love & wiggles,


Chicas Libelulas said...

Hola Lorenza,
What a Lovely Story of you and your Mama;and Gradma make beutifull dresses.
I Think your Mama is not and Old maid , we think she is very very Smart Single Happy Lady.
Que tengan bonito dia
Spongy & Licky

Somos de Mexico tambien, vivimos en Tijuana, B.C.

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage said...

What a great post!

Thanks so furry much fur sharing all those interesting things!

As fur 'those reasons' things, my mom and I know furry well!

Sometimes Mom wishes she had done that break it off thing too but fur a reason, she didn't -


Homer said...

Hey Lorenza,

That is a good post and we enjoy reading it!

Tell your mom she's not an 'Old Maid'. Perhaps there's a very nice bloke out there, ready to 'sweep' your mom off her feet!


The Gang at LLB said...

We just loved hearing all about your family Lorenza!!

Smileys & Snuggles!
Dory, Bilbo and Jacob

Deborah said...

I loved that post! I'm still smiling Lorenza.. It was nice to meet your humans in person!!!


PS Your Mom is a smart lady. Getting stuck with the wrong person would stink.

Ellen Whyte said...

Dogs definitely have an easier time dating than people!

1000 Goldens said...

We loved learning more about your Momma. Congratulations to her for being a bachelorette, and for choosing a happy life with you. Too many people "settle" and end up in unhappy relationships. She is smart to live life happy. That is so cool that she had an interesting and varied career too :)

Thor and Jack said...

Que família maravilhosa você tem, Lorenza! Obrigado por nos contar sobre eles!

Mayzie said...

Oh, I LUVED learning abouts your family, Lorenza! They all sounds like Most Interesting and Wonderful peoples! I think your mom is very much lucky that she's gotten to do so many different things. She obviously has lots of talents. And I luv how you said that your grandma can make magic with her hands. From looking at your dresses, I can say that you are exactly right about that!

Wiggles & Wags,

Wyatt said...


Thanks for telling us about your family. That explains why everyone in your family is so talented and all your pretty dresses! You are a very lucky dog!


Life With Dogs said...

How nice to get a chance to meet you typist! Your mom sounds like she knows how to take care of herself - no surprise because she takes superb care of you. :)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Hello Lorenza!!

Oh we just loved finding outs 'bout yous Momma!!
And 'dose boYz were no goods!! She dids 'da right tings!!

She sounds like a fabulous lady and a very hard and dedicated worker too!!

Oh dis was fun finding outs 'bout alls 'da hoomans this past few days!!

Izzy, Josie and Anakin Man

i said...

Thanks for sharing about your interesting family, Lorenza.

Sketching with Dogs said...

We loved hearing all about your family and are glad your mum made the right decisions. Her job sounds very exciting and we see you live quite near to Chihuahua where we originally come from.
We think your gran makes pawsome dresses too.
Wags, Dip Bridge and Elliot xx

the many Bs said...

hi Lorenza, thank you for telling us about your people. please tell your mom she is not an 'old maid'. we think that term is not very nice. and your mom is very nice. we're glad you have such nice people to live with and you have a great life!


C.l.o.v.e.r. said...

Hi Lorenza!
Thanks for telling us about your people. Your family sure is wonderful!

C said...

Fo never met his human grandmother :) but she made me (his human Mom lots of dresses!). Strange, no? It is over 90F here every day and has been for weeks...There are hardly ever dogs outside. If they are outside, they are panting. Fo wants to eat my ice cream, so I mixed up a test batch of your yogurt/peanut butter (and I added cinnamon). It is in the freezer, so we will see how that goes later tonight. I thought it might be hard to mix without using the blender, but it mixed up pretty easily with a spoon. I think he will like it.

Unknown said...

Oh Lorenza - thanks for telling us about your people! Your Mom has had a very interesting life! Hsin-Yi says she can relate because she has also done many different jobs - all totally different from what she studied - and she also once had a very jealous boyfriend! It was not good! She says she thinks it is better to be 'alone' and to be free and happy - than to be with the wrong person and be very unhappy all the time, just to be in a relationship. She thinks your Mom is very brave.

Anyway, that was a great post - I loved learning more about your family!

Honey the Great Dane

Kess And Her Mama said...

You have a terrific family, Lorenza - a mum who blogs with you and takes you for walkies, a grandma whol makes you the loveliest dresses and let's not forget your nap-partner grandpa!

Joe Stains said...

Thanks for all of this great information about your family! We think this is a neat idea!

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Lorenza - thank you for sharing pictures and stories of your family. I think your Mom is beautiful and Ollie thinks she's a *Hot Babe*.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

River said...

That was so interesting! We are sorry your mom could not yet follow her dream but she is young! My mom is a bachelor girl now too and loves it! We dogs and family are much better for them. Thank you for your family's story.

love & wags,

Jemma Chihuahua said...

Lorenza, thanks for sharing all that information! With or without men, we girls can be just as happy and we think you already have such a great family with lots of love to go around!


Agnes B. Bullock said...

Our mom's grandfather, was an Agricultural Economsit and worked for the UN all over the world. Wonder if he met your grandfather!!!

Don't worry about your mom being an "old maid" She just has not met the right man. She works hard and loves you, so that is good for her and her heart (Our Mom knows of this- she had bad taste in men, and it came out after the wedding!!!! Thankfully your mom knew before! Now we are safe and Mom and Dad are the bestest!)

Unknown said...

Haaa, your mom an old maid by choice like mine? I hope she's not as nutty as mine is ... No wonder my mom says she relates to lots of your posts. She's a writer, aka artistic, and also does not like men to boss her around. I will introduce you some day :)
Thanks Lorenza. I love how you told the story. I bet Oskar must be one happy dude with al the gossip he's stirred up.

Miss Reina said...

Hi Lorenza, Thanks for sharing your family story!

your mum is a very brave woman! alot of people simply just go with the flow and not once think carefully on things that matter the most!

Sweepy said...

Woof, Lorenza! My hoomans are 'old maids' too! Keeper said she is married to us! Woof! It is great to have them single so they can devote more time to us...and when their boyfriends visit, they have no choice but pamper you as well!

the booker man said...

miss lorenza,
thanks for participating in oskar's all about your people day! i'm sorry i'm so late getting to read your mama claims that she was "busy" with work this past week. whatevs. anywho, your mama sounds like a very smart lady who can learn lots of new thingies on the spot! and how cool that you get to chill with your grammy and grampy while your mama is at work. you are a lucky lady for sures!!
the booker man

Morgan in Pittsburgh said...

Oh my, Lorenza! that story was very nice. So pleased to meet your peeps!
your pals, Morgan & Maisie

Maxmom said...

Dear Lorenza...

I've been bad about visiting blogs lately, so I decided to do a bit of 'catch up' on your blog today. I really loved this post...learning a little bit about your Mom, your Granny and your Grandpa.'s amazing how quickly life turns sounds like your mom has been through so much heartache too...but turned out exactly where she needs to be eventually!

You are so lucky to have such an amazing Granny too...and the story (today) of the various ways your Granny cooks cactus is fascinating.

Thank you for being our friends, Lorenza. We might not visit your blog every day, but you have come to be an important part of our lives. Thank you for that!

By the way...your Santos dress was superb! ...and I'm not surprised that they wanted to take a photo for their restaurant!

Please send your Granny lots of our love too. Lotsaluv to you and your Mom!


ocmist said...

It was so interesting to find out more about your Mom and Grandparents. Grammy says that your Mom was very wise to find out BEFORE getting married that the men weren't right for her because she knows several people that weren't that wise and ended up hurt - either emotionally or also physically! Besides, she never knows... maybe someone really nice will still come along, or she might just stay happy going along the way things are going.

Whichever, you have a great sounding family, and that is what is best for all. Grammy's Mom was from Chihuahua... wonder if that is why she liked those little dogs so much? The Country Corgis