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 should....fun 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...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

wow OCTOBER came and went by so fast...

now it's time to look forward to Thanksgiving and of course one of my other favorite holidays Christmas..

I took off today just to break up the usual routine.

not sure where I am headed but first things first boys off to school and then yes run some errands (boring)..

my best friend Jen wants to hang out so I will probably visit her and then possibly a visit to my fav thrift store to see what goodies they are bringing in for Christmas..... you never know what you can find at these thrift stores.... hopefully some treasure await...

okay yall you have a great day and of course camera is already set to go....