Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school

My son, following the public education of where we live, will go through four schools before graduating from high school. He is truly unfazed by the system and is already looking forward to going to his third school, I,  on the other hand, cannot help but feel anxious that he is not creating roots andContinue reading “Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school”

Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle

Ingredients: ½ cup white vinegar 2 teaspoons of sugar 1 teaspoon of salt ½ teaspoon of coriander seeds ½ teaspoon of caraway seeds ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes 1 garlic smashed 1 English cucumber (or any cucumber) thinly sliced Step 1: Mix all the ingredients except for the cucumber, in a small saucepan atContinue reading “Quick and Easy Cucumber Pickle”

One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it

I constantly think of phrases or quotes that have impacts in my life, when doing my life manifesto or weekly journals, I am always looking for inspiration on these timeless phrases that can so well summarize our thoughts and feelings at any given time. Over time, this phrase has remained constant in my thoughts, everyContinue reading “One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it”

The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist

We are three weeks away from our Mediterranean Cruise and Barcelona Trip and we have pretty much all tied down (as much as possible).  We are starting to look into packing our clothes, finishing our excursions selections, and getting to know more about Barcelona. So as I start packing our bags and getting ourselves ready,Continue reading “The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist”

Book List: February 2020

What are you reading this month? Today I wanted to show you the books on my bedside table. It’s normal for me to have more than four books at any given time … What can I do?, reading is my entertainment every night and where I give myself permission to splurge. Becoming by Michelle Obama:Continue reading “Book List: February 2020”

How can we be a better friend?

We are all unique in our essence, in our abilities and in our personal qualities that allow us to contribute positively to the lives of the people we love most and the people around us.  Many times, although we are aware of these wonderful people who are part of our lives, we tend to spendContinue reading “How can we be a better friend?”

Barcelona Day 1… airplane trip, arrival, and walking Las Ramblas

Vacation planning… airplane trip, arrival in Barcelona and walking Las Ramblas! Every time I travel I  like to visualize the voyage, the process of “getting there” and for me, this is even more important when you are traveling with family and friends.   We are traveling to Barcelona to take a 8-day Mediterranean Cruise withContinue reading “Barcelona Day 1… airplane trip, arrival, and walking Las Ramblas”

10 perfect gifts ideas for the special man in your life

It has always been very difficult to gift my husband, first because it really seems that he has everything he wants and deeds, and second because “I don’t want any gift” is his favorite phrase. So every Christmas, every anniversary, every birthday and every St Valentin represents a puzzle that I have to solve. OverContinue reading “10 perfect gifts ideas for the special man in your life”

When a simple Thank You will do

Last Friday night we went to bed a bit late since we had friends over for dinner.  I cooked the appetizers, side dishes, and dessert, while our friends did the most tastefully, tender, and juicy Brisket ever.  We laughed, and talked, and laughed some more. As I and my husband went to bed, although weContinue reading “When a simple Thank You will do”