May 12, 2016

A heart

The perils of having more than one blog is that you either are writing to much or not at all. Something had to give. I haven't posted here in a long time, duh. Birthdays, beach, repairs, gardening and much more has taken place since my previous post. One of the things I have taken to is noticing more things, being present, putting the phone down. Due to my efforts I have managed to see some pretty cool things. I saw a huge bird glide for what seemed to be forever. Another cool thing I saw on a recent walk made me happy. I happened to look up and I saw a heart shaped sun peering through the branches. Had I been reading on my cellphone or even talking on it, I would have surely missed this simple yet beautiful treat. I'll close by reminding you to look up more often, you'll never know what sweet surprise awaits you.

August 24, 2015

Elusive Muffins

Once in a while I search for something new to bake for my family. The idea is to learn something new while occasionally surprising them with a tasty baked treat. My latest attempt was corn meal muffins. I should say, I've tried twice with different recipes and both failed. My latest attempt also failed. Oh, they looked good but weren't moist and lacked flavor. Three different recipes, nearly the same results. My sweet family did their best to not hurt my feelings, I can't ask for more. Well maybe I can ask for a full proof recipe. :)

June 30, 2015

Too Little Too Many

So I've been inventorying the blogs I have created over the years. Some of the blogs I have created or reserved were mainly to secure it for norbela. Starting with this blog and moving forward to I will be creating a list of where I've written and am currently writing.

As I began to compile my list of blogs one thought came to mind. One thing seemed clear, I have written too little on too many of my blogs although not for lack of material. I tend to stop myself from posting until I am sure that I am ready to hit the publish button.

A recent yet mild injury sidelined me thus thrusting me into my blogs hence the discovery that I need to write frequently for my sake.

Stay tuned. Thanks for reading. 

February 02, 2014


This happened recently. I decided to share it here with you.
A friend wished he wasn't so sensitive. I expressed the following to him.
Very fine line between sensitive and sensible. I guess the things we can do something about requires us to be sensitive. Then there are those things we can't do anything about. Trust that those things will be resolved the way they need to be resolved. That's the only sensible thing to do.

January 29, 2014

Where did the time go

I'll tell you where time went. Took a trip, had an injury, physical therapy, house full of guests over the holiday and oh yeah two teenagers but wait there's more. Pausing to take a deep breath since obviously I can't do that and type at the same time.

Here we go. Garage door broke. Repairs were reasonable. Car left me on the road due to a washer falling off. Seventy five dollars later no one can figure out how that ever happened. It was on the other side of a bolt on the alternator. How it jumped off, we'll never know. Busted air conditioner unit in the house, had to replace the entire system. It was far from reasonable repair cost. Right after that the tankless water heater stopped working. I thought I caught a break since it is still under warranty. Nope. According to the absolutely depressing repair man, a broken filter due to debris in the line is not covered. Another out of nearly empty pocket cost.

That all happened between Nov and Dec! In a way I think it was best I didn't blog for that time period.  I am sure I would have vented more than just share positive things.

As January sets to close I can look back and say that I didn't always handle everything with calm and grace. Got totally frustrated when I heard the replacement cost for the AC units plus repair of water heater. However, I came through it all ok mainly due to the support of my amazing family and friends. They may not have always said the right things but being here for me was priceless. I couldn't stand up for more than 5 minutes, drive, pick any thing up, clean nor cook. I could never thank them enough for everything. From decorating inside and out, to cooking and offering a sympathetic ear. I owe them.

Not once did I question why any of it was happening. I only wanted things to get better fast. They have. I am almost at 100 percent.

Moral of this story (at least as I see it) is that no one can predict the amount of storms that will reach you, it's what you hold on to while going through it that matters. People matter, fluctuating situations don't.


November 04, 2013

One more time

A brand new week awaits. Another opportunity to get things right, put things in place and move forward.

Perhaps the desire to forge ahead eludes you on occasions. That is when you should simply say, let's do this one more time. Before you know it, the week is over. The question then arises did you build towards what brings you joy? If the answer is no, the good news is that at this very moment you have another chance to work on it.

Work on it one more time.

September 11, 2013

September 11, 2001 Hurt and Survival

Today happened and it hurt. In remembrance of September 11, 2001.

"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt." -Max Lerner

Sometimes too many words get in the way. I selected that Max Lerner quote because it reached me. I still close my eyes to recall where I was, what I was hearing and how my body reacted to seeing what I was seeing. Hurt sums it all. After the disbelief, after the shock nothing felt right, still doesn't. It is not a matter of healing, it is a matter of knowing you can survive the worst.

You are not alone.

It's not you, It's the site

Two people at two different times of the day called to ask me the same question. They were having trouble logging into some of their accounts. They both gave a similar account as to how they entered their log in info yet were unable to obtain access after several attempts. I knew it was not a coincidence. So I went over to the Down Right Now website (url below) to check the status of the sites they were trying to access. I learned that in fact there were log in issues reported. I informed them plus posted the below status update on my Facebook account:
"Having problems logging in to some of your sites?//Estas teniendo problemas ingresando en algunos sitios en la red?  Check the status here://Revise el estatus aqui: "

Moral of the story is that on occasion it's not something you are doing incorrectly, it could be a known issue with the website that is not allowing you access.

Pass it on.


September 08, 2013

Morning walk

Started this day with an invigorating walk as the sun was rising. I missed my sunrise walks. Adjusted my schedule on the weekends to enjoy it again. This ones for you. Enjoy the view.

April 25, 2013

April 25 Headlines

Today's Worthy Worldwide Causes posts include interesting video updates on issues such as world malaria day, world immunization week and more.

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