Friday, September 30, 2011

This Moment

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Friday Favoritas

I recently discovered this blog and the Friday Meme she hosts; this is my first time participating - since it's a photo meme I'm in! :)
This photo was taken just a little while ago, my Princess is playing on the floor next to me - it must be Friday if she's sooo relax! No homework!
When she was little it was a common sight to see her playing at my feet while I was at the computer or crafting but nowadays she is off to do her own thing, so it almost made me teary eye to see her playing at my feet and I ran to get the camera and capture this moment :)
Have a fantastic weekend and I hope to be back next week with another favorita!

Friday Fill-Ins

1. I need A BREAK!
2.TO BELIEVE HOW lucky we were.
4. GIVE ME A big tall glass.
6. PAIN LIKE steak knives.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to WATCHING A MOVIE, tomorrow my plans include GOING TO A BABY SHOWER and Sunday, I want to GO TO BED EARLY!

Skywatch Friday - Season 5, Episode 12

Beautiful sunset in La Jolla, Ca. this past summer ~

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Today is the first time I participate in this fun Meme, often, I eye the posts/links as red is one of my fav colors and always tell myself I must participate, and it seems today is THE day :) Here are some of my fav red things from around our place that I have gotten over the years... mostly pre-Princess purchases!
Espresso cups: Turkey, Wooden spoon: Greece, Bottle: somewhere in the US, Small wooden saucer, cup and spoon: Russia.
A tray from Waldo's - the only apple we ever have in this house :(
Watermelon candle: Mexican, Clay bus: Colombia.

I hope to be back soon again with some more of my red goodies, have a great rest of the week ~

Wordless Wednesday ~

The Gallery - Home

This week at The gallery the theme is "Home" ... Home is a difficult subject     - for me - to capture in a photo. Many things are home to me and home is everything! I love staying at home, coming back home after a long day at work or at the end of a vacation; and there are special corners within my home that are particularly special to me.
One of them is my crafting area - which is not ready to shown, another is my bedroom and of course my kitchen.
Since in my "book" love can be tasted, the kitchen is where I prepare "edible" love for my Princess and I. We bake - stove top, but bake nonetheless :), laugh, share, talk, I teach her how to cook and she practices what I have taught her so far...
This is I, my life and everything else: opposites and/or contradictions:           
Modern and traditional, cannot have one and not the other!

Even my spoons fall into this category :) - no doubt, my kitchen is home!

Monday, September 26, 2011

i heart faces - People's Choice.

This is my very first time participating in this challenge and I am really excited about it as I love taking photos and hope to improve my skills by participating often.
Some times my pictures won't be the best due to my poor quality camera, but I'll do my best. I wish I could have a fancy-schmancy one... one of these days I will! :)
This week's theme is: "Best Face Photo from Summer 2011”, please visit the blog to vote for your favorite face! As usual, my Princess is the subject of my entry photo, it was taken while vacationing in San Diego.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great week~

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 452

1.Clay ::Air-dry
2.Eggs ::Hens
3.Dress ::Wedding
4.Games ::Panamerican
5.Drummers ::Steel
6.Proud ::Mother
7.Hoisted ::Lifted
8.Feuding ::Family
9.Itching ::Mosquito
10.Remain ::Loyal

This Moment ~

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

201 years ago we became a free republic. Today, we thank those who lost their lives - so many years ago - so we could be free.
Viva Mexico!!!
It is a long holiday weekend here in Mexico and we plan on having a bit of fun, catch up on chores and get some much needed rest. I hope we can get it all done :) Regardless of where you are, I wish you a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordless Wednesday - Sandy Sculpture

Have a happy weekend~

What's My Question Wednesday

Today's question for the above mentioned Meme is: Have you ever travelled by train? If so, tell all about it.
Yes, I have travelled by train on more than one ocasion, in Mexico, the US and Europe; however, the one on Amtrak in the US - it feels like it took place in another life... ??? - stands out as memorable for more than a few reasons.
I went from Central Station in NYC to Burlington in Vermont. I was travelling by myself and I loved it! The scenery was great, the solicitude, the hours rolled by, it seemed, just for me - for my thoughts, for reading, contemplating, etc.
At the time, I was in a rather tumultuos relationship and badly needed the time alone. Also, I was going to attend the wedding - I was one of the bridesmaids - of a former co-worker and good friend and I was looking forward to the one on one time with her during this special time in her life and the best part is that it was at the end of September: FALL in all it's glory! My favorite season and here I was going through all these postcard perfect views! Wonderful trip!
I'm glad I was able to do it as nowadays not even "bathroom" time is "alone" time :)
My next trip by train will be onboard El Chepe - albeit not alone anymore :)

The Photo Gallery - A Happy Memory

This week's theme was a bit hard at the beginning - because thank God we have many happy memories - however, once I started looking at photos and found these it was easy to make up my mind.
I'm guessing it was four years ago that my dear friend Jackie celebrated her daughter's - Isabella - birthday and we were invited. My Princess was a tiny two year old but she had a blast as these photo prove:

On the trampolin ~

Hitting the pinata ~

Riding the donkey with the birthday girl ~

My Princess and I checking out the "candy" bounty ~

Great memories from dearly missed friends!
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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 450

1.Submission :: REQUEST
2.Lucy :: I LOVE
3.Feather :: WEIGHT
4.Magnetic :: BOARD
5.Bowling :: ALLEY
6.Stress :: RELIEF
7.Sweetly :: KISS
8.Creamy :: CUSTARD
9.Awaken :: TRUTH
10.Beaten :: DOWN

Weekly meme at

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday Favorites

This is the first time I'm participating on this weekly challenge; I LOVE photos and have tons of them so I'm just thrilled to be able to join in.
My Princess is a bit sick - therefore the bed head - but keeps on flashing her gummy smile: she lost both front teeth this week!

We wish you a lovely weekend~

This Moment - A Friday Ritual

I love this weekly challenge! Make sure you stop by to see other entries or just to enjoy Amanda's great blog.

Friday Fill-Ins

Here is my take on this week's prompts. For more entries please go here

1. Do they have COMMON SENSE I WONDER.
3. That was a SHOCK.
4. HOWEVER, THEY seemed so comfortable.
5. As I said, GET A BRAIN.
6. COME BACK NEXT WEEK FOR some new twist.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to GOING TO BED EARLY, tomorrow my plans include LAUDRY AND NURSING MY PRINCESS BACK TO HEALTH and Sunday, I want to REST AS THE NEXT DAY IS BACK TO WORK!

Friday 5 - Sleep Deprivation

1.When you’re having trouble staying awake, what are some things you do to make sure you don’t drift off to sleep?

I have to wash my face and start walking/moving otherwise I'll dose off!
2.What’s most likely to cause you a prolonged period of not enough sleep?
Worry - financial or health related issues - usually :(
3.When you’re going through a prolonged period of not enough sleep, what parts of your daily routine are likely to change, and how?
I become slower - especially in the mornings and it takes me twice as long to get through my usual rutine.
4.Who in your life seems regularly to have not enough sleep?
One of my sisters... she always seems to be running on low in the sleep dept.5.In what ways does your personality change when you go through a prolonged period of not enough sleep?
I become very moody, intolerant and the little patience I usually have is non-existant :( Ugly!

For more fun entries or to participate please go here - have a great weekend!

Skywatch Friday

Southern California at Sunset - taken during our recent vacation.
 - More beautiful skywatch photos here -

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Unconscious Mutterings - Week 449

1.Cavern :: Man
2.Pharmacy :: Local
3.Local :: Food
4.Group :: Help
5.Brunette :: I
6.Chain link :: Fenced-in
7.Priority :: Package
8.Intensify :: Color
9.Foster :: Care
10.Secluded :: Beach

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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Writer's Workshop

Kat's weekly prompts have arrived in my in-box, as they do every week and it was a matter of "It's now or never" because I've always wanted to participate and either I did not have the time or inspiration needed; today, however, one of the prompts caught my eye: 2.) Write about a time you disappointed yourself. Hahaha! There are too many! How do I pick just one??!?!?!?! Oh, my!
Anyway, here I go...

I can still remember vividly this one time when I dissappointed myself by cutting a romantic vacation - with my impossible love - short just because I was not sure - at the time - I wanted to commit to a relationship that would surely involve eventually moving to Central America. You see, I cannot handle the heat! As it is I have a very hard time dealing with the temperatures here (Puerto Vallarta) let alone moving to a country that only has two seasons: Wet and Dry (but terribly hot nontheless) and they happen to call the wet season Winter - not MY kind of winter!
Needless to say, due to my abrupt decision the relationship ended even before it really got started and to this day I regret that as he will be forever and ever my impossible love...