Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We Took A Stroll...

We ended up in the most beautiful palette of colors.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

The Reality Of It

I am a victim.
A victim of getting sucked into the world of reality shows. I don't know what it is about reality television that lures me in so much that I can't pull myself away; but it has a mesmerizing effect on me and before I know it I have to tune in every week.

My all time favorite show The Amazing Race starts tonight and I am thrilled! Now I must clarify there is bad reality television and good reality television. The Amazing Race is most definitely under the good reality section in my book.

Let the race begin!

PS. I might also like some reality television such as this and this-I admit this might fall under the bad reality section. What's a girl to do?

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tick Tock Tick Tock

I need more hours in the day!!

Yes I know you are all thinking the exact same thing, you all want those blessed hours just as much as I do.  It's 11:55 as I write this post and I am going through my day thinking to myself, "Did I get everything done I needed to?  What did I do today?"

Well I will give you an idea.  

I woke up late, this is no shocker.  I am alway running late...typical latina chica here!

I realized I had a meeting I had to get to.  So I ran into the shower.  I hate taking fast showers.  I think showers should be a long and relaxing process.  I hurried so fast I don't think I shaved my legs properly, meaning there are spots with hair-not attractive.  While getting ready the boss called to remind me that we had a meeting.  She knows me all too well to be calling to remind me to be on time.  I assured her I was hurrying.  

Luckily the lights were all green on University Avenue.  It was lovely! I was making good time and for once this week NPR was not blabbing about Obama's health care reform.

Made it to the meeting, a bit late of course.

Work was good.

After work I went to my madre's for dinner because I wasn't in the mood to cook.  Such a shameful confession.  But the parentals house is on my way home.  On nights where I just want to be taken care of I go home to Marta's splendid cooking.

I then watched my brother Michael show me his new breakdancing moves.  That was just good entertainment.

Worked out

Grey's Anatomy premiered tonight.  I was loving that it was 2 hours long.  But so sad George died.

Now I am home.  Looking at my room.  The pile of clean clothes not put away.  The post-it notes that have my to-do lists on them that have not been checked off.  

This is life.

I need more hours in the day, but that ain't happening.  I need to manage my time better.  Become less easily distracted and probably blog less.  

It is now 12:21.

Tomorrow is a new day, I'll keep trying to get better at this lovely thing called life.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn

Goodbye Summer, thanks to everything you brought me, some of my favorites being:

{Sunshine, blue skies, bright pedicured toes, flip-flops, bbq's, lazy summer evenings, tan lines, camping, smore's, swimming, snow cones, watermelon, flowers to name a few}.

Hello Autumn, you and Spring rival as my favorite seasons. I look forward to:

{Crisp nights, cardigans, apple crisp, boots, scarves, leaves changing colors, pumpkin carving, warm drinks, cozy fires, corn mazes, harvest moon to name a few}.

I love the changing of seasons...means new beginnings.

Let the change begin!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Short, Sweet & To The Point

On my plane ride to Texas a few weeks ago I took one of my favorite magazines to read, InStyle.  I didn't take anything else.  I thought the thick Fall issue would last me till we arrived to our destination.  But it didn't because our plane was having issues with the air conditioning so we made an unexpected stop in El Paso to get it fixed.  I noticed on the first bit of our trip my friend was reading a book.  While in El Paso she finished it and I asked if I could read it.  It was a small 50 page read.   
I am known for picking up a book and never finishing it-in fact the other day I was looking at my collection of books and quite a few of them have bookmarks in the middle of them.  Perhaps that'll be part of my 2010 New Year's resolution-finish the books I begin to read.  
I started reading the small book "As A Man Thinketh" and couldn't put it down.  Its pages were filled with such insightful wisdom on how the power of the mind works.  James Allen made sure each sentence was poignant, thought provoking and filled with wisdom.  If you have not read this book put it on your list-you won't be disappointed.  

"Mind is the Master power that moulds and makes,
And Man is Mind, and evermore he takes
The Tool of Thought, and, shaping what he wills,
Bring forth a thousand joy, and thousand ills-
He thinks in secret, and it comes to pass-
Environment is but his loogking-glass."

By James Allen

Thursday, September 10, 2009


I still remember what I was doing when I heard what happened on that awful morning. It was my first day back to work after being on vacation in NYC. I had flown back September 8th. I was driving to work listening to the radio when I heard them interrupt a song and say "The twin towers have been hit by two airplanes, our Nation is under attack." I didn't believe it, so I switched to a different station, that dreaded news was on there as well.
All day everyone at work was glued to the television. I went to Wal-Mart that evening to buy some groceries and there was an eery feeling. No music filled the store, but over the speakers was the news. It felt as if nothing would ever be the same after that day. I guess things haven't been the same since that day for our Nation. There are still men and women serving our country for the events that occurred on September 11th. So today I pay tribute to the people who lost their lives in the events of 9/11, their families that were left behind and to those who continue to serve our Country.

God Bless America.

Out of curiosity, where were you that day?

Make You Feel My Love

My friends little sister singing Bob Dylan's classic.  First time I heard this it gave me chills, I loved it.  I have no doubt she'll do great things with her talent!

Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day weekend was splendid just splendid! My dear friend Lindsay aka Linny-Loo came from Olympia, Washington to pay me a visit. We were up to our old tricks as usual which involve...

 Shopping. Eating. Movies. Talking. Shopping. Eating. Movies. Talking.  

Linny and I are known for doing a lot of these things, in no particular order.  We also did our favorite river walk, went to the farmers market in P-town and then headed up to Jackson Hole for some more of what we like to do.  We spiced things up with going to the Bar J Ranch.  Next time you are in Jackson Hole I recommend going.  You won't be disappointed with the good home cookin' cowboy meal and then a show of singing put on by the ranchers themselves.

All in all Labor Day weekend was great...there was no laboring going on at all...just some good ol' fashion fun.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Save A Horse, Ride A...

{Those are some very pricey cowboy boots}

{San Antonio Temple}

{The famous Alamo}

{San Antonio river walk-very quant and charming}

{We were awaiting the bat show-bats fly out every evening around 8 pm and the crowds gather to watch.}

{We were driving on the highway and I insisted Leyah stop so I could snap a pic, it looked so southern and surreal, I just had to stop.}

Last weekend I went to Texas for the first time. Everyone has asked me, why Texas? Well there is no particular reason other than me and a couple girlfriends had never been there and thought, why not Texas? So to Texas we went. It was a fun filled adventure. We went to Austin and San Antonio. I really liked the feel of Austin, very eclectic mixed with a bit of country and indie music. Here's the readers digest version and highlights of what we did on the trip:

*I discovered the most divine brownie dessert at this fun place in downtown Austin-warm brownies, toffee, vanilla bean ice-cream, fudge sauce and rum sauce!
*We went to a cowboy boot store where boots were priced around $300-600, that's just robbery.
*Walked the well known 6th street but ended up having fun on another street in a quiet Jazz bar.
*Did the San Antonio scene, The Alamo, the river walk, got serenaded to by a mariachi band-that was fun!
*Went to Bess Bistro-Sandra Bullock's restaurant. Food was good-our server was a jerk.
*I always knew I didn't like Country music-but after being with two lovely Country music lovers and listening to it in the car for 4 days, I am positive that I really really dislike Country music. It is like nails on the chalkboard for me. I cannot stand it. Leyah says I haven't let it speak to my soul yet. But I rebuttal that I can't relate to tractors, big trucks, farming life and beer drinking fun.
*The saying that everything in Texas is bigger really seemed to be true. It seemed that all the portion sizes of food were huge and our drinks were big as well. I was loving it because they didn't have to refill my diet coke as often.