jueves, 25 de febrero de 2010

Sun Shinin' Day

The sun is shinin' and its a warmin' up the day!
((its still freezing!))

Im getting more creative and its about time, the whole time I was here, I have been distracted by the computer and the tv and so I figured I should start changing my ways and using the time while Im here to learn some new things, and now that I have all this time to be creative, I better do it!

I have a stack of very good books that I'm trying to read all at the same time because each one is sooo good in its way. I love escaping for a little bit. The other night I transformed my room into a meditation haven and meditated a little bit, read a little bit and reconnected with myself, what I have been lacking on.

Fillin' my head with beautiful things!

Also I figure, new setting, new season, new look. So I chopped off all the unhealthy-ness of my 'surfer hair' (as my mother loves to call it) and added a touch of funkiness and I'm loving it! My hair now feels sooo healthy and ready to start growin'!!

I have been a little more strict on myself with the eating. When I arrived, I ate all the yummy foods I missed so much, my mothers cooking (!) and so much junk food, Dr. Pepper (which was one of my most missed things, not going to lie :) ), and eating ALL the time, so now I am cutting it down a bit and slooooowing down a bit.

One of her many amazing home-cooked meals, chicken & noodles!!

With most of the homecooked meals eaten, ( and literally under my belt ) and eating 'lighter' I have also added some daily yoga! Now that I have time to, its so enjoyable. So lots of H20, sleep, yoga, meditation time, reading, art....I am one happy/relaxed woman!

lets send peace to.....

domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010

I want to share this picture because I truly felt the magic in San Jose del Pacifico, and many people go there to expand their minds, embrace the magic, and a lot of times they go there to eat 'magic mushrooms'.
When I went, however, it wasn't the season for these, but nonetheless, I had a magical, unforgettable experience. So you can only imagine how surprised I was to see this picture and how it came out.....

if you look closely in the middle, in the lights reflexion, it resembles, 2 mushrooms, one inside the other.
magical =) i love it!!

So the snow doesn't stop and tonight it started around 4:00 and wont stop until tomorrow in the afternoon. I went to the store with my mom and Connie to stock up on food because we will most likely be stuck indoors all day long tomorrow!

I looooooove snow days where you can't do anything but sit inside around the warm fire and watch movies!! (starting to sound like how I'm passing all my days here ;) )
As much as I am dreaming of the beach, and a nice rave with good energy (i cant get this one out of my head :( ) its been nice being with the family and experiencing a little bit of winter.

The other night I finally got together with the 'ers. Mer Ber and Er. It was sooo good to have some laughs, catch up. No matter how different we are, when we get together, we just click again and leave right where we left off.

We started early at around 3:00 with some lunch and margaritas and a little mexican flavor. I dont mind, I can eat mexican food, listen to mexican music and speak spanish all day long, I will never stop lovin it ;) I might as well be part mexican now (awevo;))

I will update later on the inches we've received!!

sábado, 20 de febrero de 2010


Winter atmosphere

Maybe this is the first time i have really enjoyed wintertime. Cuddling up on the couch with lot of blankets and a good book, or to watch a good movie. Its such a warm feeling =) Sundays are, and have always been, a lazy day for everyone in the family and we all sit around the tv for a good film.

Today isn't Sunday, but its another lazy day. This morning I watched the movie The Secret Life of Bees, such a good movie. Pefect way to start the morning =)

This weekend we are watching the kids and its so refreshing their energy and creativity. Waloah always wants to play dress-up and put makeup on me and my mom and make us wash it off 10 times so she can keep re-doing it. Braxton is like every little boy and likes to play video games and run around a lot. I sure have missed them.

Tomorrow we move Connie completely in, it will be a lot different in this house without her. But Im very excited for her to have her own space and finally have her own apartment here. =)

jueves, 18 de febrero de 2010

Buenos Dias y feliz 2 anos !!

Another cold morning, but another sunny day =)
Yesterday was verrrryy cold and i kept buddled up in my coat all day, even when i was inside the house :o)
I went with Connie and my mommy to pick up some things for Connies apartment, me and my mom have a knack for these things and we felt like extreme house makeover jejeje...

So now that I have my computer and everything Iam finally ready to start taking online classes! I havent been able to stop thinking about them since I found out about them. I never thought I would be this excited about school :p

Winter pictures!!

martes, 16 de febrero de 2010

Snow covered, but the suns a shinin'

Sooo Valentines day was pretty hard being sooooo far away from my Valentine :(
Even though I got to talk to Lalo throughout the day, it was still really hard to not be with him on this day.
I never celebrated or thought of Valentines day as anything important, until I met Lalo.
2 years ago when I met Lalo (11th of February) and went out with him that first night, we were unseperable and on the 14th, he surprised me after work with candles and wine on the roof of his (our) old apartment. I have never had anyone do anything remotely close to anything like that. It was like a scene right from a movie!!
4 days later, we were 'official'.
A year later, Lalo surprised me with a sushi dinner onthe roof again, in the same spot, with candles, wine, and blankets to watch the stars.
So this year (2 years) and not being with him on Valentines day or our 2 years together has been really dificult.

Thank God I am blessed with my family and having this year to spend with them, and share soo much love with them.
Josh brought over Braxton and Waloah and I spent the day with them wrapped in my arms giving them all my lovin!!
I have missed them so much and cant believe the little people they are growing up to be. Braxton is so full of love and laughter and he makes it so contaigous. Waloah is my little girly girl :)
Coming back home and being apart of this again, has made the other part of me realize so many things.
Ive been able to hang out with Tyler, share music, talk and just hang out. He is such an amazing person.
I am so glad Connie is living here now, getting to talk to her and reconnect with her and my mom and finally being able to talk to my dad in person instead of emails here and there!
Tonight we (my dad & I) are going to a 'Ragin Cajun' dinner where my aunt works, lots of chefs making yummy cajun food =) mmmmmmmm......

domingo, 14 de febrero de 2010

Happy Valentines Day!!

To all my valentines, may you have a day filled with so much love and happiness. =)

For me, today is a lazy day of watching movies with my mommy and cuddling up on the couch in our pjs, i have missed this so much!!!!

Last night we went the my mom's friend's (Jody) birthday party about an hour away. It was about an hour drive and, saying we were going to only stay for 2 hours, stayed til 5 karaoking the night on by. =) We did some classic Dixie Chicks, Queen, Gretchen Wilson, oldies & goodies, it was a blast!!
We got to visit with Jody, Bill (her husband) and Michael (her son). They were my neighbors growing up in Bettendorf, and Jody has been my moms best friend for more than 20 years. It was so nice to see them again, and remenice about all our childhood memories. So many more memories and details fill your head once you start remembering them.

So Im still pretty new at this blogging thing, and am accepting all advice & tips!! I have so much I want to add on here, and (hopefully) ill have a new computer by tomorrow!!! That i can FINALLY upload my pictures that i have from Christmas!! Im way overdue =) And hopefully I will be starting classes next week. Im soooo excited where this 'career' could take me. For some reason, for some time now, i have been feeling a strong desire to make my next move to India, Thailand, Cambodia. I feel like there is so much there that I need to learn and see. The culture, the nature there has always interested me.

Abi- if you are reading this, on this computer i cannot comment you or do much of anything.
I love reading and following your blog, and i think im getting better! and will get some pictures on here soon !
i love you very much and i hope that you and joe have a beautiful valentines day!!


sábado, 13 de febrero de 2010

Home is definately where the heart is...

So Im home!!!
and it feels soooo good :)
Being with my beautiful family laughing hours on end. Enjoying the company of my friends, remembering the good times, making new ones...
Today I got to see my neice and nephew and I cant believe how much they have grown up in the time i have been gone, its crazy.
I rearranged my room completely, i needed something fresh and new and needed to get rid of sooo many things in here. Simplify, simplify, simplify.

Also, since ive been home ive been looking online for some online classes to take. I had no idea what I was looking for, or what my interests were. I started looking up 'environmental science' or 'environmental management' and requested some more information. 2 schools called me yesterday but when they showed me the curriculum, it didnt spark me at all as anything I would like to read about and do homework. :P So i kept looking and looking, thinking psychology might be something I would be interested in, but since it is a very intense major, there was about 2 years of pre-requisites, not interested.
So I finally (after looking up religious studies, spiritual studies, etc.) find exactly the perfect studies for me, metaphysical science. =)
Courses that were made just for me it seems. The whole course takes about 3-4 years for total completion, but differs from person to person, how fast you go through the courses. Bachelors, masters, and doctorate. And im more than stoked to get started.

Here is the first year (for bachelors degree) :

Bachelors Degree Curriculum:
140 credits

Consciousness I: 25 credits
CS101 Archetypes
CS102 Enneagram
CS103 Metaphysical Communication & Problem Solving Methods
CS104 Affirmations & Reprogramming
CS105 Shadow Work
CS106 Transforming Personality
CS107 Emotional Well-Being
CS108 First Causes-Core Issues
CS109 Inner Child Work For Adults
CS110 Anger Management

Metaphysical Health Studies I: 15 credits
HS102 Juicing, Fasting & Cleansing
HS102 Pranayama & The Art Of Breathing
HS103 Herbs & Natural Medicines

World Religions: 25 credits
WR101 Overview Of World Religions
WR102 Great Spiritual Teachers, Gurus & Yogis
WR103 Mystical Beginnings Of Christianity
WR104 Native American Traditions
WR105 Gods, Goddesses & Mythology
WR106 Wizards, Magical Creatures & Adepts
WR107 Witchcraft
WR108 Shamanism: Indigenous Worldviews

Meditation Skills: 15 credits
MS101 Overview Of Meditation
MS102 Hypnosis: Self & Others
MS103 Colors & Symbols
MS104 Unlocking Imagination
MS105 Mantras & Mudras

Intuitive Skills I: 25 credits
IT101 Chakras & Auras
IT102 Psychic Skills, ESP
IT103 Divination Systems
IT104 Channeling Skills I
IT105 Crystals & Gemstones
IT106 Astrology Basics
IT107 Phenomena
IT108 Connecting With Angels

Miscellaneous Courses I: 25 credits
DR100 Dreams & Dreaming
CM100 Course In Miracles
RC100 Reincarnation, Past/Future/Simultaneous
MF100 Manifesting Skills
EM100 Energy Of Money
CP100 Creative Project

super amazing, right ?? =)

the universe has amazing ways of bringing to you exactly what you are supposed to be given, and i feel so blessed. everything is just fitting together like a puzzle . I FEEL GREAT!!!

sábado, 6 de febrero de 2010

3 Days Left..

So the days are winding down and my time here in playa is getting shorter and shorter.
Im really going to miss Lalo and all my good friends Ive made here.
Im really anxious to see how my life is going to turn, what changes are coming up.

Due to the 2 weeks of my trip sleeping in some cheap places and hanging around lots of dreadlocks, I got lice!!! The last (and only) time I had lice was in 3rd grade. Just thinking about it gives me the chills :S. So today I spent 2 hours with lalo getting them out of my hair.
I had to cut my one dread out and the other wrap in my hair. It was a little hard for me to cut them out because they had become apart of me!! but now im fresh and clean and it was worth it :) haha the whole apartment got a full clean haha but no more lice !!

Tonight im going to help lalo out at the beer bucket them off for some beers with Ema, and hopefully Raquel and Pamela. A little get together with the girls before I leave here.
Tomorrow is the superbowl and lalo and i are going to help out my cooking hamburgers, hot dogs, helping with the decorations, and everything for the night so it will be fun =)

lets enjoy this to the fullest

martes, 2 de febrero de 2010

Back in Playa...

Still in total relax mode after the unbelievable trip that ended yesterday, so much happened.
I saw so many things, felt so many things, met so many people and made some amazing memories. =)
I spent most of the trip with (now) good friend, Andrei who showed me some really amazing spots, waterfalls in the jungle, secret pyramids, the beaches of oaxaca, tlayudas, pulque (sp?), la sierra, and the city!
and that nothing is forever =)
I also had a life changing mushroom trip in Palenque, alone in the jungle. I wont go into any detail, as some might think Ive gone crazy, but in the end, i learned to much about myself, others, this world.
Now I am here until the 9th then I go back to Illinois where it is freezing. I have been thinking about not staying home for long, or coming back , or ??? I dont know whats going to come but I have some serious thinkin to do!!
more later, before i goooooooo