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 and love for the “alma mater” the way I did. You … Continue reading Memories from an “all girls” Catholic school
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, every time I read it, every time I write it, every … Continue reading One of all time favorite quotes “Not all those who wander are lost” by J.R.R. Tolkien and how I interpret it
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, I wanted to share our packing list for both the … Continue reading The Long Haul Flight Essential Checklist
The other day my cousin sent me a photo unexpectedly. I kept looking at the picture for a while, trying hard to recognize the place. I was so surprised when I finally recognized it! It was the beach house we use to go when we were younger when we were kids, it was our vacation spot, it was our Adventureland. What I could have remembered … Continue reading Photos from the past… time to remember
This weekend I cooked my baked crispy eggplant and again it was a hit with the family. It all started when my youngest one said “I don’s like eggplants” and to which I replied “Yes, you do!”, and yes, after eating this baked crispy eggplant he couldn’t deny that they were delicious. You can eat them with a yogurt dipping sauce or with a good … Continue reading Baked Crispy Eggplant
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: I’m going halfway through the book and I’m totally at … Continue reading Book List: February 2020
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 spend our time being able to fulfill our responsibilities and obligations … Continue reading How can we be a better friend?
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 with my kids and my parents (I know God Bless my … Continue reading Barcelona Day 1… airplane trip, arrival, and walking Las Ramblas
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. Over the years I have scored as many goals as I … Continue reading 10 perfect gifts ideas for the special man in your life
I am of the opinion that we all have something romantic inside us, romanticism may manifest itself in different ways from the most romantic (dinners with candles and rose petals in bed ), to the most subtle romantics (coffee made in the morning), we are all romantic, but we all are to different degrees. When I met my husband right away I realized that he … Continue reading Romanticism when your Partner is not a romantic!