Friday, May 6, 2011

The New Me...and then some!

Is today really the first day of the rest of my life? I've heard so many people say that time and time again, but I'm not so sure I know what that means? I need to study up on it. I've been away for a long, long time. For lots of reasons. I don't want to go into that now. Those things will be revealed as I reintroduce myself back into this world again. Somewhere around here I need to find myself again. I've been lost in the manic stage of life trying to do for everyone else. Barely putting one foot in front of the other, daily. Give, give, giving - you know the drill? What happened to me? Where did I go? All of a sudden, I turned 40 and I realized that I had been providing the needs for everyone else but myself and I was having the life sucked right out of me.

Where did the time go? How did I get from there to here so quickly? I guess it really doesn't matter. What really matters is that I need to pick myself up, dust myself off and thank my Heavenly Father that I am still standing because I am the strong woman that He created me to be.

On April 19th, my beautiful granddaughter graced this world with her presence. This world will never be the same, again - and neither will I. I have so much to be thankful for. I am blessed beyond belief, and I am looking forward to my new journey. It's good to be back!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Sunday Brunch

I want to go to Sunday brunch. Not just an ordinary place. Some place special - with class and charm of the Holy City. I'd like to have something traditional like a Bloody Mary, wear a cute outfit and sit out on the waterway. Maybe some place that looks like this:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Stop. Look. And Listen.

That is what I have managed to do with my life in the last year. Life's been difficult. A total adjustment in so many shapes and sizes until is unfathomable at how people live their life without totally jumping from the highest point of any bridge. The funny thing is, it's all right.

I've been gone for so long and I miss the blog life. Not sure how much time I can spend on here, but I'd like to be welcomed back with open arms.

Here is a bullet of the last months:

* I'm going to be a GiGi. - That is a young person's version of a grandmother.
* Chef Ed's parents are still kickin' but his dad is not well which is very concerning to all of us.
* My office had a major move and I survived coordinating it all.
* We have not been back to Mexico this year. SAD, SAD, face!!
* Fall Foliage is the best vacation we can do in a few weeks.
* My best friend's marriage is circling the drain.

Enough, eh? The beauty of it all is that I have managed to live through it. God's plan is so much bigger and it has taken me this long to figure it out.

See ya in a couple of days!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Holy Nutella!

I have been on the biggest Nutella kick!

A little dab smeared over a Nature's Valley Granola Bar is the ultimate breakfast! I need to Google some recipe ideas on this stuff!

I sure wish I had a cup of Starbuck's coffee to go with this!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

So Busy!

Time has not permitted me to post much since we've been back from our holiday. We are so much in the vacation mode until we are trying to figure out where we are going next. I honestly think that we are addicted to travel - or perhaps - addicted to just having time away.

Softball is back in full swing and with practice 3 nights a week, piano, church, one teenager turning into a high school senior next year, my world is crazy busy.

Soon, I hope to post a few more pictures of our trip but I need to get them all downloaded first. I would like to make a keepsake photo book of all our vacations individually so we can have those forever. Even if it means placing them on a shelf with all of the cookbooks (and dust) and glancing through them every once in a while.

At least the weather is warming up and we are expected to reach 77 this weekend! This is one of my favorite times of the year. Not too hot; not too cold. I am feeling the urge to plant our garden soon!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Back To Life...

I'm back at work and my mind is definitely elsewhere. What I would really like to be doing is taking a nap on the beach. Is that too much to ask for?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Welcome To Holbox - I have an El Norte to give you!

You heard it straight from the mouth of Mother Nature! She presented us with the most amazing El Norte today/tonight.

We awoke to mostly cloudy skies this morning and after walking into town the rain became torrential. Lucky for us, THAT episode was short lived. We were able to visit most of the places that we held close to our hearts from our visit one year ago only to find that many changes have taken place in such a short period of time.

They don't track the weather here; you're better off asking a local fisherman for any direction on that. There was some talk amongst the rumor mill that a norte would be blowing through today and my, oh my, were we able to see the mighty hand of God at His finest. The wind picked up and shortly after, we were able to be a part of one of the strongest storms this tiny island has seen in years! The wind here tonight is blowing like mad, the ocean has enveloped itself into one of the pools at one of the local beachfront hotels and most of the first story rooms are flooded.

Fisherman were dragging in nets and moving boats inland and it reminded me of how us folks in the lowcountry prepare for a hurricane. I appreciate the fact that we normally travel to facilities that have small kitchenettes so cooking is an option for us because tonight, town was shut down completely. We are in hopes that things will resume to normal tomorrow along with locals assessing their damage.

Anyway, I'll close for now only to say that I am thankful that we were able to witness such an amazing sight today! Night, all!
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