Wednesday, January 25, 2012

I AM happy

I came across something I wrote almost 7yrs ago during a very difficult part of my life...Divorce. It was something I read almost daily and tried to engrave in my mind. Hope it helps anyone out there trapped in the complicated web that is co-parenting.

Divorce Mantra
I promise to myself today (for the sake of my sanity and for my precious children)........
I will NOT argue with anyone in front of anyone else.
I will NOT scream!
I will NOT cry.
I will NOT insult.
I will NOT respond.
When I pick up the phone I will smile first.
I won't take the blame for things I can not control.
I will NOT try to control anything or anyone other than myself.
I will NOT dispense advice.
I will NOT hold hate in my heart.
I will NOT listen to songs that make me sad.
I WILL dance!
I will NOT allow myself to loose control in front of my children.
I will only depend on myself to make me happy.
I will NOT do things or say things to make others unhappy.
I will protect only myself and my children.
I will BE HAPPY.

It's not meant to be poetic but personal. It reminded me of the challenges I would or could face daily and helped me stay balanced. So with that said, I challenge you to write your mantra today.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Guess who's back...back again. Guess who's back, guess who's

It's time again.

I promise to commit 30 minutes a day to this blog (or 15 mins to Pierre's if we are traveling).

Carm, will you be my drill srgt? 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Be Green!!

Thanks to my brilliant little cousin, Luelle, I can share some of the best "go green" info that has come my way. Check out for tips on how to go green at home while saving some major green if ya know what I mean! ;)

Also, check out our new travel blog at for our latest trip updates from Kauai, Hawaii.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tag! Apparently I'm it.

I was just "tagged" by one of my first alumni who wanted to know just a little but more about "me" so here it is:

Here's how you play: Once you've been tagged you have to write a blog with 10 weird/random facts about you. At the end you choose 10 people to tag. List their names and the reason why you're tagging them. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have 'been hit' and to read your blog. You cannot tag me back. Let me know when you are done, so I can come read yours.

1. I HATE mushy foods unless they are sweet. So no mashed potatoes, soups, stews, you get it. If I can't chew it and it's not on the dessert menu I ain't eating it.

2. I love black and white pictures of trees, a la Ansel Adams, only I take them myself and think they're just as good, but I am a bit over confident.

3. I think the sweetest smell in the world is breast-fed baby's breathe.

4. I love a man with a swimmer's back (hairless, broad shoulders, small waist).

5. I have a slight OCD problem (except when it comes to folding clothes) but I don't think that's a secret.

6. I buy baby stuff for all my pregnant friends just because I think it's the cutest stuff on the planet, I mean come on...who doesn't think mini converse are the best thing on the planet?!

7. I am just a little bit obsessed with Dave Matthews Band but I don't know any of the band members names except Dave & Tim.

8. Traveling is my only hobby (the planning part is the main occupant).

9. I could eat pizza every day of the week! I actually consider myself quite the pizza connoisseur.

10. I'm a good Cuban-mom but I don't talk to my kids in Spanish (except for the occasional "Mi-ja!" when I'm frustrated).

Now it's your turn. Roll call, Lu Lu, Serg, Alain (I think Angie already got this once), Anastasia, Mari, Carm, Genny, Giannie, Mark, Ariana.

Why? Because I said so and no there isn't any extra credit.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wise Words- I like to keep things light but......

During this political season let's be reminded of these wise words:

You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.

You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.

You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.

You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.

You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.

--Abraham Lincoln

Monday, September 15, 2008

I wanna be famous enough for people to make fun of me

Then maybe I'll have something entertaining to watch on TV late at night. ;)

For some of your own fun upload pics to

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Those were the days.....

Last night we were out way past our bedtime so Ernie had to take a little nap....which means....I get to fool around on the computer and find silly things to share with the ones that I love. Here it is.....

It's a little bit frightening, I know, but it is hilarious! Try one for yourself at Ah, I love wasting my day away online, sometimes. ;)