Gratitude Linkup - Week of 5/18/14

I really do enjoy participating in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad and sharing some of the things I'm thankful for.Every day, every week, I will continue to say thanks wherever my Higher Power might be lovingly watching and caring for me and my family.A few of the things I'm grateful for today are:...more

My Home and My Community

Andino's band had their cd release party for their second album It's Time to Rise last night. I knew it would be my last night going out before the baby and I wanted to look good. I feel most beautiful when I wear a dress and head scarf, which is what I planned to do last night. Unfortunately, at 9 months pregnant wearing a dress and a headscarf makes me look like a babushka and not a sexy gypsy....more

Seeing Vs. Believing

Who remembers Ricky Paull Goldin? I can't remember which soap opera he was on, but I *think* he was once engaged to Yasmin Bleeth. I remember weird things. Yesterday, me and the fam were watching the Science Channel and a new show called Seeing Vs Believing came on. The premise is Ricky Paull and his co-host, a skeptic, go around meeting people with exceptional abilities and attempt to explain it. Feel free to go watch an episode, it was pretty cool....more

We're Doing It Wrong: Bashing ourselves among friends

I was watching Inside Amy Schumer the other night, and in one of the segments, Amy ran into several girlfriends on the street. They each complimented each other, and the compliment recipient immediately fired back with a self-deprecating rebuttal.-------------------------------------“Amy! Hi! I love your hat!”“Ugh. Are you drunk? I look like an Armenian man ...”-------------------------------------“Ms. Jessica! Congrats on your big promotion biotch!”“I’m gonna get fired in like two seconds ...”------------------------------------...more

Why I deleted my Facebook Account...and then came back!

I deleted my account due to negativity and jealousy. I started to blog as well and wanted a fan ...more

The Blessing of a Sick Husband and a Good Friend

It's been one of those days.  The kind that start by being woken up at 3 a.m. and end in exhaustion on the sofa far too many hours later.  The type where you find out just who your real friends are....more

Guy Friends: Now and Then

“You may be the first attractive woman I haven’t wanted to sleep with.”  image via ...more

The Secret to Making Friends

This evening, as we were travelling down the highway, my sister and I were talking about friendship.She was feeling defeated already, starting a new program at a new school, this being the beginning of her second semester there and she hasn't been one of the people to bond quickly. Groups are forming in her class, and she is being left out.She feels that this is high school all over again, that her role is predetermined, that she can never be anyone but the one who is "neither liked nor hated", just there in the middle....more

All Changes Aren't Good

The first time I saw Debbie, I thought she was a little girl. She was short – less than five feet tall – with carrot-colored hair, the bluest eyes I’d ever seen and a wonderful smile. She seemed nervous. I suppose that’s normal when a guy takes a girl home to meet his Mom for the first time....more