Sunday, January 29, 2012

So as I was watering my orchid plants last weekend when I noted that the Phalenopsis (in the green pot) is going to be giving me flowers soon. The flowers will be white. I believe my mom gave me that plant last year in April for my b-day.

Every time I see my plants thrive it makes me happy as I know I am doing something right. I recently changed it to a bigger pot and it loved that.

so here are a few more pics taken yesterday when the sun was out. I woke up this morning to a few snow flurries, a bad headache, my crazy chronic neck pain, a virus that has not gone away this will be my 4th week of being sick and a dog wanting me to get up before 7.... Tobie seriously it's Sunday honey .... I think my dog Tobie thinks it's Monday and treat time (I think he's loosing it - don't tell him)

Have to count my blessings though..... have a peaceful week.

Here and Heaven - admirable talent

I was up late Friday well really on my way to bed when I heard this song starting to play and it made me stop in my tracks. First of all I think the music and just the way they really put their all into it was terrific in my eyes, but just the talent to be able to love and play an instrument. I think that's beautiful.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

RANDOM - this weekend

so this weekend went fast. went to the show to watch the Underworld awakening vampiers and lycans my kind of movie. then we went to try a new mexican dive in Melrose Park which was I swear packed packed packed. I had this delicious lengua torta and of course some grilled onions with lime and salt. I have not had a torta in years as I try to really watch my bread intake especially if it's white bread. It was very delish though.

Here is my son photographed with one of the chipmunks and look at his face he was not happy taking this pic. I guess at 10 he thinks he is toooo old.

Two of my orchid plants have bloomed and still have tons of buds waiting to have more flowers.

The rest of my weekend was boring just spent most of my time washing clothes.. fun hugh? I guess someone has to do it right. Maybe next week I will be able to go see my new nephew. I have had a bad head cold for the last week that I was not able to go see him this weekend like I had liked to.... oh well, maybe next Sat or Sun.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

last Sun - my green enchiladas

so I cook? Yes, lately, I have been doing a lot of cooking. Last weekend my cousin came over since her mother is out of town and not there to take care of her she asked if she could come over and I of course in need of some girl company said hell yes and what do you want me to cook for you?

my good friend Alicia recently gave me the quick recipe on how to create these yummy green enchiladas. I have never been fond of them but occasionally I will eat them.

So I made my cousin some hot green enchiladas for her and I made a few sweet ones for me. They are all stuffed with cheese. At the end you just put them in the oven to keep them warm and for the cheese to melt. I am actually very impressed that they came out so good. I say that because I don't love to cook. I have to be in the mood for it, but when I cook it comes out very delicious just like my mom's cooking.

Saturday, January 14, 2012


RANDOM PICS 2011-2012

What makes me smile?

All these pics that I took and that I am sharing with you.
My trip to Sedona, my two boys, trees trees and more trees, with and without snow....

Lisa Gerrard - Black Forest

another wonderful song - lisa gerrard
(wish I could listen to this kind of music while walking in between the trees)

Eternity - genius Lisa Gerard

Lisa Gerrard - In Search of Lost Innocence

music, I go to sleep listening to it I wake up listening to it...... Lisa Gerrard from Dead Can Dance has been one of my all time favorites. Her voice is hauntingly beautiful. Someone told me recently that the music I listen to is depressing. I don't think it is I think it's peaceful and beautiful just like this picture. So listen in if you would like.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


so this is a new orchid I got maybe two months ago...

love the color and the plant was on clearance.

I am hoping that I can get this plant to like the window area so that it can give me more flowers again.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

the new addition

so this is the new addition to my family.

he came unto this world on 12/28 at around 7:45 a.m.

another boy added to the familia. that now makes 6 grandkids (boys) for my parents.

Meet Dominick - Congrats to my BROTHER Raul and his wife Nancy..... may he bring them much happiness. Dominick's brother's are also very happy.

He is so little but very long... adorable and sweet as all babies are.

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years more pics

more pics that I took of this past weekend....

so today back to reality, washing clothes, cleaned my kitchen and getting the boys ready for school tomorrow...

these holidays passed by so fast. now they came and they went. packing up the final Christmas decorations. packed up carefully for another year to come and go. so pls enjoy the rest of my pics I took.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Chicago New Years weekend 2012

okay so I am back home and I can definitely say that we had a great time, but I am glad to be back as I am worn out. We did so much walking that yesterday I got back to the hotel and was out about 11:00. I actually almost fell asleep while I was supposed to be watching the boys in the pool.

I had not been to the Shedd Aquarium in a long time and it's a pretty amazing place. Loved the Jellies which I will have to post some pics for you soon. The pics came out so great that I can't believe that I took them.

Also I was able to take a few pics of the firework display at the Pier which were amazingly beautiful and even though it was very cold there were a ton of people that showed up and tons more that were coming in when we were leaving.

so pls enjoy looking at some of the pictures I took of this great getaway weekend in my Windy City.