Monday, January 31, 2011

hypnotized - you keep me hypnotized



I don't understand it truly, I don't.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

okay lately I have been into boots big time more then I ever have, but check these out.... wow...

sorry don't think I can pull these off. They are just lovely to look at.....the color is great for spring girls.

I apparently am still on boot kick, so SPRING will have to wait for now.. - I think that is where I saw these.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Amy- love me some Amy Winehouse....... not sure if you agree, but she has an awesome voice and I love her style....

so to all you love birds out there, I dedicate this to you.....

Monday, January 24, 2011

I had been looking for this song and I found it on you tube, now I just gotta find my cd so I can
hear this song on my way to work and back....

this is a lovely song.... check it out........

sin dolor no te haces feliz

sin amor,

no sufres mas

pero esa forma, la mirada que hai en ti, me obligo a matarte lentamente

sin dolor no te haces feliz

sin amor


well it's another day, a new day. I made lentil soup sometime last week.... sooooo good to eat on a cold snowy day...

I think it snowed last night now I have to get out there and clean the car again.

I am on my way to work in 30 minutes and I am sooo tired today, but I am up and almost ready to go.

Now I just have to fix the hair, make two lunches, warm up the car, iron a shirt... gosh I never can just wake up and just take it easy.

so gotta run

Saturday, January 22, 2011

whats happenin

so here are a few of my favorite things....

the colors of course, these leather boots that I can't wear anywhere cause it's icy and snowy outside and my favorite chair....

love the comfortable chair. I would give you the shirt off my back, but would never give up this chair.

You know I never really liked the color purple at all... I have a friend that loves this color and she always looks so great when she wears it... so since we hang out often at work, I have come to like this color.... of course green and black still being my all time fav...

so I am sure you are all getting ready to watch the game tomorrow.... not me I will be out and about. don't know anything about football, sorry ya'll. well stay warm cause it's definitely freezing here in Chicago. I was invited to go see the movie Black Swan, I really would like to just stay home and stay warm eating a juicy granny smith apple with some peanut butter... delicious...

shhhhh don't tell anyone but I would rather have some nice dove chocolate, but since I have given that up the next best thing that I do have in the fridge are apples and peanut butter... oh well.....

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Another awesome song from my past..... you know the past always comes to find you don't you agree?

Even if you try to hide - it always comes up even if it's just in partial pieces. in a smell of some sort. in a long drive. in an unwanted dream. is that what is finally happening to me? the past coming to haunt me in physical form meaning in the pain I have to suffer every freakin day with my screwed up neck.

my physical therapist suggested COUNSELING today..... you know how many times I have heard this in the last year....... not sure if I am ready to have a stranger know my deepest secrets and then have to sit there an cry because I wear my HEART on my SLEEVE and I won't be able to keep back the tears..... sucks it truly does....

So to all of you strong people out there that can hide your feelings behind that tough exterior wall - YES I am jealous of you... truly I am.

un poco de miel no basta
el eclipse no fue parcial
y sego nuestras miradas

te vi que llorabas
te vi que llorabas
por el


a new jewelery piece added to my collection....

do you see the one with the orange crystals....

I am totally loving it... might wear it tomorrow just because....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

so wow it's been a long weekend and it's still not over.

one more day off to go and then back to work....

so the other day, Friday to be exact, I went to my local antique store and got some great 1920s pics I will have to share with you soon, but I also bought this cute little dog, no not the one in the green shirt the other cute little doggie. She had tons of them and since I could not find a schnauzer I fell in love with this cute little one.

Now let's talk about my mother's chihuahua named Brutus.... this little dog in his green little shirt has such a personality. I love him to death. I had to trick him to take the pic and he came out so handsome.

My mother tells me of a story that when my grandma was alive, a few years back, they used to move her around in her wheel chair - Brutus used to grab her by her slipper and pull her like if he was also helping the person that was moving her around. He was always by her side while she was sick.

I put this little shirt on him I believe during Christmas and my mother said that he has not wanted to take it off since then. He growls at them when they try. I had to give him a rest from that shirt so I took it off today. Poor thing wearing this shirt since Christmas.... funny though..

it's late and my neck is not doing so well so it's time for meds and night night.

Friday, January 14, 2011

dance dance dance dance

if this song does not get you to at least get up and dance a bit then I don't know what will.

I have always loved music, since I was a child, thanks to my father that always put music on during the weekends while we all cleaned up the house on Saturday mornings....

I must admit that I was actually born dancing and can say that I can rip up the dance floor with my moves..... maybe that is why neck is so screwed up all those nights dancing till wee hours of the night back in my 20s....

Thursday, January 13, 2011



well it's Thursday and I am doing the happy dance because it's actually Friday for me.... I am off tomorrow yay yay yay....

dropping the kiddies at school in the morning then off to my physical therapy session for my crazy neck problems and then off to wander around... not sure where I will be headed off to...... possibly the antique mall in Lagrange or off to my favorite thrift all the way on Kedzie in the SOUTH SIDE or who knows....

all I know is I am off and won't have to be back to pick up the boys till the p.m......

what will I do with myself....??????

I'll let ya know soon.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

so when I told you earlier that I wanted to be outdoors I was not kidding. I packed up my boys and we headed off to the Morton Arboretum
(one of my favorite places).

The sun was shinning so brightly and even though at times it did feel really cold just being out and smelling the fresh air was freezing a bit.

and remember earlier when I talked about placing that nice lounging chair under a wonderful tree - well I photographed the perfect tree for it just for you.

you all have a great week, off to work I go again

okay here we go close your eyes, imagine this wonderful lounging chair under a tall beautiful tree with tons of leaves and branches swaying as a nice cool breeze is lingering in the air.

I know, I know peaceful hugh?

I woke up this morning with an itch, an itch for some fun, craving the outdoors and I have started looking into different fairs that will be coming soon to our area...

for one the Botanic Antique Fair I believe sometime in April.... I swear I will not miss that this year. The County Living Fair which I have no idea why it never came back to Illinois, I wish it would I believe for the last few years it's been in Ohio.....

so to finish up my craving list here are a few more things I would like to do one day soon when I am off from work and the weather gets better:

- a flea market run
- possibly a get away to my local antique store (yes to spend some money on stuff I really don't need)
- a long drive to Missouri to visit old St. Charles

okay now that I got this off my chest gotta run to Duncin as my boys are craving this morning Donuts...... peace

Friday, January 7, 2011

so I know this is silly, but one of my resolutions this year is to try to work on my skin..... I have always suffered from acne why? because it's usually caused by stress and stress loves me for sure.

so tonight was the facial night, actually I forgot to do it during the beginning of the week.

so here I am all crazy lookin for ya.
Oh and yeah I am smiling which I usually don't do often on this blog.... the pain wasn't that bad today.... well at least for some of the day.

peace to ya and hope your keeping to your resolutions.

see ya soon off to work tomorrow.... don't forget to sleep in.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

I love my two boys to death....

sometimes I wonder if they realize how good they have it.

but I realize ALL for them.

I am truly BLESSED or let's put it this way WE are truly BLESSED.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

so have you started putting all your Christmas pretties away????

off to work in an hour just thought I would post to say hello...

nothing going on just work. boring I tell ya.

thanks to all of you that left comments about my crazy pain, appreciate them.

physical therapy starts next week so we will see.

I work this Saturday so again won't be doing anything fun. oh well gotta do what ya gotta do.

you all take care now.

Monday, January 3, 2011

my special peaceful place, who knew that I can grow orchids and keep them alive plus they have grown new leaves and two of the plants have new stems where they will someday soon have new flowers.

who knew that I would find a plant that loves me so much as I love them....

Also the Christmas cactus in the background with the red flowers, it gave me so many flowers this year... honestly it had not done that since I moved from MO.
I guess it was not happy with the move from MO, but this year it flowered like it has not done so in many many years.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

I love love love love this song......... always have since I lived in MO......

worry not my daughters, worry not my sons, child when life don't seem worth living come to JESUS let him hold you in his arms....

Here in Heaven you will finally understand, Here in Heaven we will wait for your arrival, here in HEAVEN YOU WILL FINALLY UNDERSTAND!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

sooooo here we are a new year 2011.... who knew that we would make it through to see another year...

I am grateful, but I am also glad 2010 is now behind us.

so what did you do last night at the strike of 12?

I was invited to my good friend Luci's house to have a nice dinner of ARROZ con GANDULES (my fav) and to some wonderful chicken and rib tips from a place on 47th and Archer called Leon's I believe... wonderful food I tell ya.
I met a few of her family members and they treated me like I was a part of their family. I so appreciate it cause I felt so at home, such comfort. Her husband was cooking, she was prepping all and greeting her guests. I ended up having to leave early as my parents were at my brothers house and they were still waiting for me.

Before I left Luci's house I got to hear a bit of house music as her husband I believe used to be a dj..... If I would of stayed I would of been hitting the dance floor with some of my old house music dance steps... do you remember JACK BEFORE I SCREAM? or JACK THE HOUSE? Funny at least to me it. Her husband used to be a good friend of Bad Boy Bills for all you Chicago House Music fans.

Off I went to be with my parents and brothers right before the clock struck 12... we all clapped and hugged and wished each other a better year and actually my mother told me she loved me... Something you do not hear often as she is from the old traditional era where they care about you but they never really tell you.... weird hugh??? I only stayed for at least 40 minutes after that and I really wanted to head home.

My neck issues have been getting worse.... I am in constant chronic pain and yesterday was not a good day... they put me on some new meds and I really don't think they are working... sucks big time I tell they want to send me to more physical therapy and then hopefully after four more weeks of therapy steroid epidural shots right into my neck.... nice hugh? I am so getting tired of the pain, it's been more then 5 years of this and it's just getting worse... so in a way I wish 2011 will be pain free for me but I guess I will deal with this for a long time unless a miracle happens.... that's life I guess, we all have different things in our lives we have do deal with
mine is my degenerative neck issues..

I sometimes wonder if down the line I will end up in a wheel chair - no I don't mean to be morbid but I am realistic. I dont know if I can live with this pain for the rest of my life but somehow everyday I get up and do what I have to do and sometimes the medicine works better and on those days I am as normal as I can be or at least that is what others see.

so to start the new year I cleaned out a closet, will be making a stop to the thrift store soon to donate a few things and my cousin has invited me to her house in Oak Park for some Enchiladas verdes.... yummy.... I hope she has some coronas handy.... I can go for a nice cold beer...

peace to you and yours and may 2011 be all that you want it to be...