Monday, December 27, 2010

not sure if you are thinking this, but will the new year bring..?????

when one door closes another opens... that's what I've heard.

It actually crossed my mind that maybe it's time to move on from the blogging world and just close this up. As much as I have enjoyed posting some of my pictures on here and telling my stories, maybe it's time to move on.

Never said I would stay till the end..

Saturday, December 25, 2010

I remembered you.....

as a gift today I received the cure cd with three of their concerts in Berlin

I heard one of my all time favorites from The CURE just a bit ago.... I had forgotten this song and when I heard it I can't even explain how it made me feel.... so here you go...



Never quite said what I wanted to say to you
Never quite managed the words to explain to you
Never quite knew how to make them believable
And now the time has gone
Another time undone

Hopelessly fighting the devil
Feeling the monster
Climb deeper inside of me
Feeling him gnawing my heart away hungrily
I'll never lose this pain
Never dream of you again

very strong words, it pulled at my heart and it made me cry not sure if I cried cause it brought back memories or if it made me cry because I remembered how much I loved it.... it's like when you loose something very special and many years later you find it..... just like that ...... just like that....

Felice Navidad

Merry Christmas to you........ saw this on You Tube the other day thought I would share.

One of my favorite bands - Cold Play

Very beautiful and artistic video...

Friday, December 24, 2010

i got this pic of this home a long time ago on one of my flea or antique ventures.... always loved the pine tree and the snow, I thought how pretty.

so it's Christmas Eve my youngest woke me up this morning wishing me the best Christmas ever and that today he would not give me a hard time like the other day when I was off. He said he would be on his best behavior... I love that child to death.
Such a kind heart beautiful I tell you.
I hope he always stays beautiful inside and out, but you know how life can be sometimes.

My eldest is a bit more reserved not as expressive as the youngest. He is more quiet and timid but I love that about him. He will be my rock when he becomes an adult. I can just tell. The youngest will be a dreamer thinking everything is beautiful when sometimes it's really not - kind of like me poor thing I hope he does not follow in my path.

I will be spending this Christmas eve with my parents and my brothers, a few nephews, sometimes a few friends will stop by as my parents have always attracted people that might not have complete families. My parents always take anyone in even if they are not family it doesn't matter who you are, what race you are, or what religion you are.... it's not about the outside it's about the inside I believe.

I can go on and on today, I guess I am on a bit of an emotional roller coaster today, the true angie coming out... the one I like to hide deep inside.... so enough said....

Have a great CHRISTMAS eve today ...... whoever you are.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

it's early, I swear I just went to sleep and now it's 6 in the morning.... gotta get ready for work and out the door by 7 a.m.

my brain is still on sleep mode.

gotta whip up an outfit as today I have to deal with customers face to face.

where is all my green.... gotta be in the Holiday spirit and I think the color green will do the trick.

it's getting closer.... you know what I am talking about. CHRISTMAS of course....

I am happy to report, knock on wood, that the sore throat is not longer hurting.... and since it's been snowing lately on my part of the world it will be a
WHITE Christmas....


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

not sure if you have been naughty or nice, but if you have been naughty it's toooo late to start being nice since Christmas is just around the corner.....

I'm just sayin......

my two boys + bowling = Fun

we ususally never decide to go to a bowling alley.

my youngest has been wanting to go bowling for a while. So yesterday since I was off this is where we decided to go.

I have to say we had a few laughs... it was not busy at 10:00 in the morning which was great.

now off to work......

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

last year I had already started decorating in November this year I am totally slacking... only a few decorations here and there..

not sure why the Christmas mood did not hit hard this year. Usually this is the time of year that I wait for and this year I have been blah......

Plus, to top it off I had the doc give me the flu shot the other day and I caught the flu bug so for the last 6 days I have been dealing with a sore throat and now chest congestion... thank GOD that I am off today maybe that will help at least a bit.

my two boys are off on break and they want to go bowling so I will pop my cold medicine and hopefully that will get me going. peace to you

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky

I so will see this movie..... it's something that is up my alley.... love me some foreign movies
this looks very beautiful from the trailer and I can see the passion between them just by the looks they give each other..... You can check out the trailer BUT IT DOES CONTAIN A BIT OF NUDITY.... JUST WARNING YOU before you check it out.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dedicated to all you love birds or to all of you that love oldies...
This song came up at work today and I am dedicating it to all of you that still are truly in love

To you Luci - may you and your hubby always be happily married and in love. PEACE out...

Thursday, December 16, 2010

if you have children then you know what I mean that as MOTHERS we will do anything, just about anything for them to be happy....

not sure if you know what I am saying, but believe me alot of the choices that I make are because of this young man my youngest child and also because of my eldest son.

Unconditional love, their happiness comes first - always.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


I love music, love love love love it.....

here are some words from an awesome song by Dirtie Blonde - and it goes like this:

Your a little bit to nice
I look a little bit like hell
cause I am a little overtired Im a little overwhelmed

Your a little bit to late
and it's a little bit to soon
and I'm a little bit to strange for somebody like YOU
it feels a little bit too right so I know it must be wrong
I want to take you home tonight but I am trying to be strong
your just a little bit like me and I'm a little weary
so please don't break my heart

walk over me
walk over me

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

thank you Jen for the fun time we had at your house on Sunday.....

I had a nice nap and then the whole battling with the wii dancing game was fun...

I want a rematch against you, Amanda and Armand.
I guess I did not know how competitive I really am.

Monday, December 13, 2010

have you seen my new toy?

well here it is.....

so much easier to carry in my purse at all times.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

well I waited for the big snow storm that was going to fall and nothing came just rain...... don't get me wrong I am grateful... snow is lovely to look at from indoors...


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Yoli and Kari -

thanks for the fun times last night.
we really have some good laughs.
I swear I almost peed in my pants.

we must continue our southern belle talk we are so getting good at it...

next time the waiters will believe us..

except we will have to somehow disguise our south side accents... fo shur....
I got up way before 7 a.m. and I just got home after a long day at work and then met my cousin in oak brook.

of course had some crazy a-- laughs.... it's always fun to hang out with the girls in my case my cousin and her daughter Karina..

we went to The Cheese Cake Factory and had a few appetizers and then some martinis. I am not a martini drinker give me a nice cold corona anytime, but since I had a martini tonight I guess the lemon drop is my fav. Actually since this is my second one and I ordered the same one the last time I really can't say its a fav but it's good.

so nothing going on this weekend. I heard snow.... and chilly weather..... oh well maybe it will be a stay in weekend with tons of movie watching and of course the usual weekend chores.

time for some tv.... you all have a good night.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

old and funky.....

Sunday, December 5, 2010

it's always been in the detail...

I think that is why I am attracted to old things...

it's the beauty of the detail.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

my Christmas decorations are coming out of boxes slowly but surely.

wow if you live in Chicago, and your up this early did you see the snow......

lovely to look at right? I believe so, but I really don't like driving in it..... does snow come with it's own manual -
How to drive in the snow....... cause Angie freaks out a bit.

I hope you all enjoy your day today... I might actually stay home today and create something or decorate something...

we will see.

Friday, December 3, 2010

I took this pic the other day when I was at a church for the baptism I attended.

isn't he beautiful......

I have always been Catholic but NOW not a practicing Catholic, I guess that is what you would call me since I don't attend mass services.

I don't believe I need to go to church to be with GOD and pray. THIS is just my way of thinking....

so yesterday during lunch I went to the local park, sat in my car, took my prayer to ST. Jude and prayed and watched the beautiful sky.... so relaxing....

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

vintage ornaments - you gotta love their beauty !

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lisa Gerrard - Man on Fire

wanted to post this from you tube - if you have never heard any music from Lisa Gerrard you should you will love her BEAUTIFUL voice and of course one of my favorite movies MAN ON FIRE... this song is from the movie

dedicated to all of you that LOVE NATURE as much as I do.....

una palabra no dice nada y al mismo tiempo lo esconde todo

una mirada no dice nada y al mismo tiempo lo dice todo.....

Una palabra -

ripped jeans - love them.......
so what a long day yesterday I was up at around 5:35 and did not get home till almost 11:00 p.m.

I ended up meeting my cousin Yoli and her daughter Kari at Oak Brook Mall to do a bit of holiday shopping.

We had a great time especially when we spent most of the time trying to talk southern.... we were pretending we were southern belles... I am sure the people around us thought we were a bit on the cooo cooo side, but it was just fun and by that time I think it was the exhaustion hitting in... or maybe the cold air that was making us delirious. We had a fun time just laughing. I have not laughed like that in a while it's good for the soul you know.

well I am off to a baptism today and guess what the sun is shining and I get to enjoy that. I have not been to a church in forever, I prefer going to church when no one is there so by that I mean I have not been to a church service in a while. I promised myself that I need to get to a church during lunch sometime just to reflect and be at peace at least once a week. it's getting too cold to go to the park during lunch. I believe there are a few Catholic churches in Elmhurst close to work. so that is what I have on my bucket list.

You all have a great day and we will see what today and tomorrow brings... cousin wants to hang at the Aurora outlet mall tomorrow... she needs to do some more shopping...

have a nice day ya'll

Thursday, November 25, 2010

so Thanksgiving came and went..... glad we were able to at least have a nice dinner as I found out today that one of my uncles is very ill and there is a possibility that he might not make it. my mother would of cried at any minute but she was so strong and keept on a happy face for all of us that attended today's dinner.

there is a big possibility that she might leave tomorrow to be by his side. he lives out of the country.

so tomorrow I am off to work bright and early and then depending on whats going on meeting my cousin right after work to hang out.

all you early birds have fun shopping tomorrow.

don't forget to get some great deals.... if I can get up early before I got to work I might hit Target, but I will probably hit the snooze button a couple of times and will not get up as I had intended.

okay gotta get ready for work... hope you all had a wonderful day today. Many blessings to you all.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

pic taken two years ago.....

Whoever you are

Whatever you do

Whomever you are with

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving day tomorrow.

Give thanks for even the smallest of blessings, a smile from a stranger, a parking space right by the front door as it's raining, someone letting you in in front of them during rush hour....

all of these are blessings even though small.

I will be spending the HOLIDAY with my parents I am so Thankful that I still have them in my life.

Many blessings to you and yours!

Monday, November 22, 2010

this post goes out to my cousin Yoli that was so nice enough yesterday to come all the way to where I live and drop off some face wash that she so generously gave to me and also brought me a home baked pumpkin pie...

the weather has been so winter like - gloomy and rainy.
I don't do great in this weather. yesterday was a very lonely day and my nerves were totally 100% up.
You know like the days where you just don't want to be even around yourself. I got in my car and drove around and decided that I needed to do something I had not done for a while. I ended up at an antique mall on Lagrange. I then called her up and she had come out to see me.... so I left the mall and speed to where she was at we had a nice dinner and hung out for a bit.

Yolanda I just want to thank you for coming by and doing something so nice like bringing that pie to me all out of your way. What a kind thing to do and I appreciate it totally. I did put whip cream on it just like you suggested and it tastes great. Thanks so much... Many blessings to you cousin. If I was upset yesterday it was not at you... I hope you understand.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

so I ended up going to see my brother last night and as I was starting to take my camera out I noticed that I forgot the little san diskHC card.... bummer.

how could I do this but there was really nothing I could do as I was not going to drive all the way back to get it.
Big Bummer though.

I ended up buying some cute little earrings that say
OUI and NON and my first Christmas present for my friend Jen.

it's looks like winter outside this morning. cold and gloomy and a bit foggy. not sure what today will bring possibly get to meet my cousin later for some girl time.

well I guess I will see yall later...

Saturday, November 20, 2010

boots are on, hair is done, all I need is to pick a favorite piece of jewelery and off I go to the tenant gallery in Chicago.....

so the weekends here..... yay.....

no time to loose control again cause it's Saturday chore day and then off to see my brother selling some of his art at a gallery somewhere in the city. he's been back for almost a month from Las Vegas and now he is showing at a gallery.

am I JEALOUS, yes of course but very happy for him.
I will bring my camera along. I carry that thing with me on the weekends like my friend Jen carries her cell phone stuck to her body like another limb. just kidding jennifer love ya....

so can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner... I love Thanksgiving food - turkey - and most of all the pumpkin pie... I love pumpkin pie. My moms turkey is tooo die for and then potato salad something I don't eat often but love it, she then makes mostaccioli (sp?) and of course Mexican rice..... lovely.

I hope I am not getting you hungry.... I know I will be making something, but then off to work the next day, all day, no shopping for me on black Friday.... working overtime to pay off those awesome boots that I got in the mail yesterday.

okay yall have a nice weekend, many blessings to you!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Shes Lost Control

so something you don't know about me something that I have to deal with everyday is that
I am a very impulsive person - I do all with my heart and feelings instead of using my head.
I don't worry sometimes about the consequences till the next day..... sucks but this is how I am.


so here is a good song that I am dedicating to myself tonight -


Partial words - the CURE - Letters to Elise

I stood and stared
Wide-eyed in front of you
And the face I saw looked back
The way I wanted to
But I just can't hold my tears away
The way you do

Elise believe I never wanted this
I thought this time I'd keep all of my promises
I thought you were the girl I always dreamed about
But I let the dream go
And the promises broke
And the make-believe ran out...
I have been listening to one of my favorite bands -

none other then the cure

so dedicated below for all YOU strange girls - myself included.....

the perfect girl and also

the song I used to play over and over and over and actually slow danced to many years ago...


just a reminder that

Christmas is just around the corner.....

decorating is very close to beginning.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

so I think I have mentioned many a times that one of my brothers is a tattoo artist....

I swear I am this close to adding another tattoo to my body and it will be the image of this wonderful lady on this dominoes box.

I also want three stars to represent my two boys and the baby I lost many years ago..

hopefully I will get this done before the year is over.
remember I wrote about these boots a couple of weeks ago, well I found them in my size and for a very good price that I couldn't pass up.

can't wait.....

I swear I am going to sleep with them on.

remember the other day I told you I went to my thrift well this is what I got. this beautiful cameo. I had always wanted one and had never bought one until I saw this one.

i did find other things that I did not take pics of but this was one of my prized findings for that day.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010





FRIDA - Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?

ARTWORK - MYSELF angelica torrez

la llorona - chavela vargas - FRIDA 2002

- me dicen el negro llorona - negro pero carinoso
- todos me dicen el negro llorona - negro pero carinoso
- soy como el chile verde llorona picante per sabroso
- quieres que te quiera mas?
- si lla te he dado mi vida llorona que mas quieres, que mas quieres mas?

enough said......

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

day off today and honestly what a wonderful day it was weather wise... so I did something this morning I had been wanting to do for a while now....

I grabbed my comfy green flowered cover, threw it on the ground under a wonderful oak tree, brought a couple of props out with me, my camera of course in hand and my faithful friend of all time Tobie...

we hung out and enjoyed a nice hour in the sun...

Monday, November 8, 2010

in my mind it's time to start decorating for Christmas...

don't ya think?

Friday, November 5, 2010

so last weekend before Halloween I went to see Paranormal Activity 2 - I think it was better then the first, but not scary enough for someone like me that watches all the paranormal shows on TV
every week.

so if you want to go see it I think you entertainment for sure..

so I am on my way to work tomorrow and then off to meet my cousin Yoli for a nice dinner somewhere in Oak Brook and for a free facial at Macy's that she set up for us both.

Have a fun weekend and I promise I will post soon pics of my day off this past Tuesday and what I got at the thrift...