04 Nov 2014
in Family, Photos
Tags: Calaveras, Costumes, Day of the Dead, Dress Up, El Día De Los Muertos, Family, Fun, Halloween, Mariachi, Photography, photos, Skulls, Tradition, Trick-or-treat
Another month come & gone…
I’ve been in search of more time for quite a while now with little to no success.
Today I received an email from work saying that all employees will be given 2 extra paid days off this year.
We will now have the day before Thanksgiving off & the day before Christmas off.
That means that we will have two 5 day holiday weekends!
How great is that?
As I catch I break right now -
I thought that I’d stop by the WP
& drop a post to let you know that I still exist.
Here are three pictures from Halloween.
Every year the girls & I pick a theme.
This year our theme was El Día De Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead).
And with that theme – we went full on traditional with our costumes.
(Picture taken by Alexandria with my iPhone)
Alexandria does not like to wear skirts or dresses.
So – this is what we came up with for her.
Victoria rockin’ the dead mariachi look!
If you dressed up for Halloween – what did you dress up as?
Feel free to post a link or a photo of you in your Halloween costume in the comments section below.
22 Oct 2014
in Family, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: Death, Earth, faith, Family, Funeral, Grief, Heaven, Life, Love, Poems, Poetry, Souls, Spiritual, spirituality
I’m still trying to find more hours in the day.
Apparently – I’m not doing too well with that.
So – if you happen to have any spare time -
please send some my way. ;)
Here’s a poem I wrote earlier this year as I was thinking of my brother.
I’d like to think – that if there is life after death -
that all is better & more peaceful for our loved ones in Heaven.
I sure do miss the guy.
Hope you are all well-
Twelve years ago today my brother – Roy – was called to Heaven
May 1977 – October 2002
12 Oct 2014
in Family, Photos, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: Art, Busy, Celebration, Children, Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos, Family, Fun, Painting, Photo, photos, Plans, Poems, Poetry
So much for trying post once a week.
Life sure has been busy lately.
Some ups – some downs.
But – more ups than downs.
So – it’s all good.
Last night – I was supposed to go to a concert with my mom.
A week ago – my dad won tickets at a local store from a radio station.
He gave the tickets to my mom.
And – she asked me to take her.
About 30 min prior to leaving the house -
I went to search for directions to the concert location to set on the GPS.
I saw on the theatre site that the date of the concert had changed.
With that said – plans changed.
So – I went to a craft store -
bought some mini easels & acrylic paint.
I brought in a couple of canvases that have been sitting in the trunk for over a month.
And – set up a working space on the kitchen table.
Below is the result of my stay-in night at home
with Alexandria & Victoria.
Día de Los Muertos / Day of the Dead
29 Sep 2014
Tags: Blogging, Busy, Celebrations, Coffee, Dunkin Donuts, Family, Free Coffee, Love, National Coffee Day, Park., Peace, Photography, photos, Work
I know that I haven’t been on the WP much lately -
maybe about two weeks already – EEK!
This thing about life happens -
seems to be taking up a lot of my free time lately.
I hope to be back on some sort of regular WP schedule soon.
Meanwhile – I will try to at least make an appearance
with a post once a week so that I won’t be forgotten.
Speaking of FREE!
Today was National Coffee Day here in the US.
Although – I prefer tea over coffee.
Who can resist a free cuppa’ joe?
Not me – especially when it’s ICED COFFEE!
After work – on my way to pick the girls up from school -
I dropped a co-worker off at her place.
On the way to her apartment there is a Dunkin’ Donuts.
In celebration of the day -
we stopped by for our free drinks.
I enjoyed mine at the park.
On nice days – Victoria & I stop at a park on our way to pick Alexandria up from school.
Today was one of those nice days.
If you look closely – you can see Victoria on the swing. ;)
Cheers to FREE COFFEE!
Much loVe to you all & hope that you are all doing well-
16 Sep 2014
Tags: Bailando, Celbraciones, Celebrations, Dancing, Día de la Independencia, Heritage, Independence Day, Mexico, Photography, photos, September, septiembre, Viva México
I’m American – born & raised.
And – I proudly honor the flag that I was born under.
But – today I celebrate my Mexican heritage.
September 16, 1810
Independence from Spain declared in 1810
Recognized on September 27, 1821
Other countries that celebrate their independence today:
September 16, 1963
Formation of Malaysia from the Federation of Malaya, North Borneo,
Sarawak and Singapore
Papua New Guinea
September 16, 1975
Independence from Australia of the former Territory of Papua
and New Guinea in 1975
15 Sep 2014
in Dreams / Nightmares
Tags: Dreams, Driving, Odd Dreams, Parking, Weather, Weird Dreams, Work
I drove into the wrong parking lot at work.
I left that lot as soon as I realized that it was the wrong one.
As I headed to the correct lot -
it got quite foggy & a wintry rain/snow mixture began to fall.
I stopped in the middle of the road & got out of my car.
And – I hopped onto a flying scooter for the rest of the way.
Meanwhile – my car followed behind slowly.
I got to the lot & parked in my usual number one spot
closest to the building side entrance.
I wondered if my car got lost.
But – I headed into the building anyway.
Because I had to work.
Yep – That just about sums up the weird dream that I had last night.
09 Sep 2014
in Photos, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: Beauty, Clouds, full moon, Inspiration, Light, Moon, Nature, Night, night time, Photography, photos, Poems, Poetry, Sky
Today’s post was inspired by Hadel’s Gradma’ Umra.
May she continue to rest in peace.
07 Sep 2014
in Photos, Poetry- Sometimes With a Twist
Tags: Bench, Busy, Crazy Busy, Haiku, mental-health, outdoors, Photography, photos, Poems, Poetry, Relaxation, Time, Weather, wooden bench
I’ve been really busy lately
& at the same time a bit out of sorts.
I have not forgotten you though.
Hope that you are all doing well & enjoying life.
Today was a perfect weather day –
If I could take this day & box it up
to release in the middle of winter – I would.
29 Aug 2014
in Family, Nature, Photos
Tags: Appointments, Back to School, Children, Crazy Busy, Family, Flowers, Nature, Parents, Photography, photos, Responsibilities, Schedules, Weeds
It’s been another week of insanity for me.
Lots of running around
Taking care of before school stuff with the kids
& last minute TO DOs between the girls’, lacrosse & hockey practices
*schedule pick ups
*2 open houses
*fittings for new glasses
*gathering school supplies that weren’t on the original lists
Here is what I look like as of this afternoon.
Hopefully – the extra day off this weekend will help me freshen up a bit.
Because ready or not – it’s back to school for the kids on Tuesday.
And- that’s when a whole new level of insanity begins.
Have a wonderful weekend peeps! :)
And – for those of you that celebrate Labor Day on Monday-
enjoy that extra day off if you don’t have a public service job, or work in retail.