Monday, August 10, 2009

Change is the only constant

No truer words have ever been spoken. Nearly 6 weeks since my last post and so much has changed in my life since my move. Thankfully, all good changes.

Here's what's happened in the past 6 weeks or so:
  • My roommates: Monica and Ava. Both girls are sweet as pie. Ava has quickly become one of my closest girlfriends and I can easily see as my best friend for possibly a life time. I've never had a connection with a girlfriend quiet like the one I have with Ava. She's my girl and I adore her. Monica - we had it out with each other maybe 4 weeks after I moved it. It wasn't a terrible fight but I did say things that were hurtful. I had become very frustrated with her mostly because we have very different was of living. Very different. But we talked and we're the better for it. Kind broke the ice between us. Now we know how to live together so that we're both happy. She's sweet and wildly funny. Endearing. I'm happy to say we all live happily and peacefully together. This alone is a small miracle I think. It's not easy to live with anyone.
  • Food: I gave up my daily morning cup of coffee. Yes it can be done. It was difficult the very first week. I took Motrin when needed but after the first week I was fine. I have a cup every so often but it's not a full on addiction. I used to have 2 cups a day. Sometimes 3 and I had tension in my shoulders and back that I never could get rid of. Bye bye coffee, bye bye shoulder and back pain. My 4pm chocolate attacks also vanished as well has my late night ice cream cravings. I have lost 8lbs and counting :) I have also made the switch to Organic everything. I'll go into that in another post.
  • Mom: My mom moved in with me this weekend. This will take adjusting but I do love having her around. She moved up from FL and is already adapting to NY very well. I have one brave mama. She's started her job hunt already. More on this to come I'm sure.
  • Career: I have always dreamed of being running my own company. I've already taken steps in that direction. More on that too later.

I have a laptop now so I'll be back to posting. I'll be commenting on your blogs as well very soon. I've missed you all!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Just a quick note

Hello. It's me. Yes, I have not fallen off the face of the earth. I have limited Internet access so that is why the lack of posts. In case you were wondering. I'll be back soon. Shopping for a new laptop in the very near future. Hope you're doing well. Bye for now =o)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Book in Review: Little Bee - A Novel, by Chris Cleave

I was captured by the main character Little Bee by page 2. This book lives up to all it's praises. Chris Cleave is an impressive writer. I will be looking for his other books to add to my reading list. I highly recommend this book! It's is a beautiful story. {image source}

Currently reading: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Friday, June 12, 2009

Quote of the Day

I must learn to love the fool in me--
the one who feels too much,
talks too much,
takes too many chances,
wins sometimes and loses often,
lacks self-control,
loves and hates,
hurts and gets hurt,
promises and breaks promises,
laughs and cries.
It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant
whom I also harbor and who would rob me of
human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Counting my many blessings

I have plenty to be grateful for. I have to focus on those things now more than ever. When I allow myself to think about all that I have lost in this move, it breaks my heart. I fight back tears as I write this...

I'm grateful for:
  • Summer! The weather was amazing this weekend.
  • I live with the sweetest roommates. We get along so wonderfully. We spent all of Sunday together. All weekend we've been so helpful to one another with moving and settling in. We have great chemistry.
  • My puppy. He's been so good about the move. He reads me so well it honestly astonishes me. I'm so in love with him!
  • I now live only a few blocks from one of my dearest girlfriends. We went for a long walk yesterday and caught up on the latest. I love her dearly and I've missed her. I'll be seeing much more of her now.
  • Puppy friends. My roommates each have a dog of their own. One is a puppy Puggle and the other a senior Lhasa Apso mix. My puppy has company and playmates while we're all away at work. It's such a relief to have this setup. We're a team when it comes to our babies and having that kind of support is priceless.
  • I am fortunate to live in a beautiful area of Queens. It is so green and lush. Tree-lined streets and beautiful gardens everywhere. I'll be posting pics soon. I look forward to walking my puppy and going for jogs just for scenery.
  • Neighborhood is so convenient! Shops and restaurants only a few blocks away!
  • My room came with a functioning air-conditioner. One less thing for me to buy.
  • It's my mama's birthday today. I would be lost without her. I am so grateful to have her with me still.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Saturday!! Movin Day for me =o)

TODAY is moving day. The last day of this chapter in my life. Bittersweet kind of day really. Well I better get going with my day.

Wanted to share with you this really awesome wedding invitation I came across last night, originally posted on
A CUP OF JO. It's definetly worth the re-post.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Some design inspiration for my new room =o)

Yes, I haven't even moved it yet (tomorrow!!) and I'm already thinking of how I want to setup my new room!! This is one thing I've missed and craved for from my single years - MY OWN ROOM! Oh how I've missed you!
Things I want to take from this first photo:
  • A sassy little bench at the foot of the bed, small coffee table. I love the idea of 2 seats facing the bed but don't think my room is large enough for it. We'll see.
  • 2 nightstands 2 lamps, bookshelves on each side - I like.
  • I love the drapes around the bed, mine would be white. Love the idea! Drama!
I love the blue wall in this picture. That shade a blue is so beautiful. Still toying around with different color shades but this one is definetly a contender. Just the back wall of the room but it would serious give it that sexy sophisticated look I crave for my space.
Pictures of my new apartment will be coming soon!

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