Happy New Year ~ 2016

Well first let me start by saying Happy New Year to all ~ many blessings and well wishes for 2016.  After trying several times to log in and cleaning the dust bunnies collected, I can’t believe my last blog posting was on September 11, 2014. Wait, 2014!?  Where has my time gone?  It came and went in a blink of an eye, that’s for sure.   All I can say, It was a wonderul year full of lots of new adventures. Things are different when you’re a mom!  Oh wait, I have some wonderful news for you… I’m expecting baby #2, we couldn’t be more thrilled and excited. We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Gabriela Amy.  YES, It’s a Girl.  There are words to express all the emotions, our miracle #2.

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Hoping this year I can take some much needed small breaks for myself and keep in touch with you all.

Looking forward to catching up on some of my favorites blogs.

Until next time…

 

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God’s creation…

There is nothing more beautiful than catching a rainbow after some rain. God’s creation, nothing more beautiful.

Here, then, are a few of my random shots.

 

Seeing a rainbow instantly makes me smile.  Do you?

Until later.. ciao

Flawless baby…

When you hear words like flawless, beautiful, and gorgeous from strangers, you immediately feel great, right!? What if, when you looked at yourself in the mirror or caught your reflection you said those words to yourself? Can you imagine the impact it would have on your day? Your self-esteem? Try it, I challenge you.

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There is nothing more powerful than words but the right words can change your attitude, change the way you even look at yourself. It doesn’t matter how you feel when you wake up, just look at yourself and tell yourself something positive. Anything…

“You’re beautiful.”
“You’re flawless, baby.”
“You got it going on.”
“Hi Sexy”

Remember, attitude is everything!

Smile, you sexy thing!

Until next time…Ciao

Me, myself, and I.

Today, I spent the day with me, myself, and I and it felt great.  What better company than the company of “oneself”.  It was a care free day with no worries, just me – lost in my thoughts as I drove and took in all the beautiful things around me.  It’s quite amazing what you can see when you just open your eyes…

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I will never understand why some people don’t like being alone with themselves from time to time. Why not? Have you ever taken a day just for yourself to take a walk on the beach, lay under a tree, or pick flowers? Anything!? Try it, you will love spending time with yourself.  What will you discover? Find out for yourself…

“In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open, except yourself.”

&& what a fascinating world it is…take the time and you will discover what’s hidden deep inside.

Until later…

Peace & Love

As I wait in Gate H…

It seems like the other day I was waiting in Terminal D waiting for a flight and now I’m back just sitting and waiting – why yes, I’m leaving for a few days again — but who’s complaining. I love to travel.  I don’t need an excuse.  On this trip I will be battling the freezing cold in the mountains — I’m going skiing.  It’s my first time and I can’t express how I’m excited I am.  I’m thrilled – but as I look at the weather report the temps are continuing to drop.  Oh my, I’m going to freeze my ass off. 😉 Who cares, I have plenty of clothes and hand warmers..LOL  Can we say snow angels!? YAY!!

Wish me luck…

Until next week.

Peace & Love xoxo

QUIET!

How do you write about something without revealing or saying too much? Is that even possible!? Yes, no, maybe!? Hello, anyone? Out of respect, I have chosen to stay mum hence turning my noise into silence.  I’m not good at keeping quiet when I want to express my thoughts, feelings and opinions. Has this happen to you? What do you do?

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It’s not easy if you ask me (biting my tongue), perhaps that’s the reason some people don’t talk to me; out of fear that I will write about their issues. Why not? You are not alone, everyone has or is going through the same and/or similar struggle, I’m just the voice who wants to share her opinion. Maybe later I will write about it but for now…

Knowing what I know, I will not betray my friends wishes.  In this case, silence is golden.

Until later…

Peace & Love xoxo

Why so blue, Melissa!?

Every year for as long as I can remember I get this overwhelming feeling of sadness during my birthday. It’s hard to explain and much harder to put into words but I will try…   I don’t recall ever having a traumatic experience during these days that would cause any sadness it’s just something that happens.  I feel the most alone during this time of year.  It’s hard to believe that being married, surrounded by love and great friends I feel empty.  Perhaps it just me reflecting back on the last 12 months of my life.   Thinking about the what if’s, the why’s, the what don’ts…etc.  I’m simply lost in thought.

This year I thought it would be different. I was in Vegas, living it up and having a great time — why would I get sad, I asked myself.  Well, that day arrived (December 16th), I woke up fine but then that feeling of emptiness filled within me.  I was sad and what made it worse was not receiving that one special call I was waiting for.  My head went into overdrive.  I was hurt & angry – There was no excuse but I chose not let one person ruin my day.  I wiped the tears and put on a smile.  Sometimes the ones you love hurt you the most. Why!? Why!? Why!?

Today…

I still feel like my head is still on overdrive… over thinking, thinking, thinking & over thinking some more.  Today I was with a dear friend and he noticed something was wrong.  “Why so blue, Melissa?”, he asked.  That awkward moment when they ask you what’s wrong and you get a knot in your throat.  I was looking at him and screaming but the words were not flowing out of my mouth.  I felt like I was in a crowded room screaming and no one hears a thing. (Thanks Katy Perry)  All I could say was that I was O.K.  I was clearly lying.  I’m not o.k. but sometimes it’s ok not to be, right!? Does that make any sense?  Regardless of how I was feeling, my dear friend manages to make me smile and forget about it all and for that I am truly grateful.  blah blah blah

I’m just scared to death that things will change. (only one person will understand.)

Enough babble for today… I’m not so good at sharing my personal life. I hope you didn’t have to hit snooze while reading this.. HA!

Until next time… Peace & Love.

What happens in Vegas…

Here’s another quick blog from Terminal D as I anxiously await my flight back home to Miami.  What can I say about Vegas, It’s Vegas.  A city that never sleeps and is so full of life.  There is never a dull moment – the weather was in the 40’s and the girls were half-naked, walking in 6 inch heels and falling over. NOT CLASSY LADIES.  The street acts were hilarious and what was even more disturbing was watching a man jump into the fountain at Caesars fishing for coins.  My husband and I just looked at each other and shook our heads.  We were shocked…

Well it was my birthday yesterday – it was a day full of mixed emotions.  I was happy to be in Vegas but there was one person I was hoping to have a received a special call from and didn’t get anything – not even a msg.  I was hurt but I didn’t let that get me down. Oh come on it’s MY BIRTHDAY!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME…. 😉 I was going to have fun regardless — there are always lesson to learn.  Not much has changed since my last birthday.

  • The ones you love still disappoint you.
  • Friends come and go.
  • Letting go isn’t easy.

I have no regrets. I live my life to the fullest every single day.  I am grateful and so blessed to love and be loved in return.

I’ll continue my rant a little later – I need to unplug and board….

See you soon Miami.

A special thanks to all those people who send me warm thought wishes. Much love.

Lost in thought … waiting in the airport.

It’s quite amazing the moments and places that I seem to get inspired to open the laptop and babble.  Wait a minute – perhaps its the fact that I’m waiting in Terminal D awaiting my flight to LAS VEGAS!  I’m not going to lie, I’m super excited.  Oh come on  it’s LAS VEGAS – a city full of vibrance and full of life. Who wouldn’t be excited!? Looking forward to hitting the clubs, having a few drinks and of course trying my luck at the slots.  Did I mention it’s also my birthday weekend… PARTY PARTY!

I’ll be checking in soon —–.

VIVA LAS VEGAS!

Ciao xoxoxox

It’s only my opinion…

Have you ever been shopping minding your own business and out of nowhere a random person approaches you and ask your opinion?  Do you lie? Are you honest?

Well, today was that day — while I was browsing the shoe section a woman taps me on the shoulder and ask if I had a few minutes to help her.  “Sure”, I said – she had two pairs of shoes in her hands.  One was a wedge with a strange flower pattern on the heel in mustard and the other pair was a wooden heel sandal in brown that ties at the ankle.  I immediately told her the wooden sandals were nicer but then she said “Really, you don’t like these wedges? (holding them up to my face) I’ve been looking for this color a while.”  I gave her a blank stare and told her “No, I don’t like them but if she really liked them to buy them because spring was around the corner.” I guess I wasn’t clear enough or perhaps she was trying to change my mind because then she modeled them for me.  My answer was still a definite NO.  Maybe I should have said yes but then it wouldn’t be fair to her – those wedges were horrendous.  I didn’t feel bad, it’s only my opinion. 🙂

A little while later, I was looking at some jeans when another woman ask for my opinion. (I’m feeling like a Fashionista) She holds up a size 8 and a size 10 pair of jeans and ask me which one would be better.  (Inside voice:HUH?) This is what she asks, “Should I get a size 10 if I’m trying to lose weight (but look – they are stretchy) so maybe I should get the size 8 because I’m planning of losing 10 lbs – should I get the Calvin Klein or Michael Kors?” WHAT!? Excuse me?  I was completely at a loss of words – after a few more rants she answered her own question.  I was like this woman is nuts — who buys clothes smaller because they are planning on losing weight? That’s absurd.  Needless to say, I quickly left that section shaking my head.  Some people are so strange…LOL

I’m also guilty… HA! 

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping for boots and while I was looking in the mirror modeling (lol)  – a couple with their daughter were passing by and the wife said, “Those are nice.” So I stopped them and asked which ones they thought look better. (I’m not shy)  I was wearing one knee-high suede boot and one all leather boot underneath the knee.  The wife said the knee-high and the husband said the all leather.  Then the wife looks at me and says, “Listen to him.”  I thought that was hilarious – the leather boots were my first choice as well.  When in doubt ask a man… :wink wink:

At the end of the day, there is absolutely nothing wrong with giving or receiving an opinion if asked.  Why not!?  Just be honest….

Do you have any stories?

Peace & Love xoxox