Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tonight I decided it was time to spend some family bonding time. My mother has been on my case lately about never spending time with her or the family. I'd normally push her comments to the side until I realized how busy I've become. My priorities were out of line. I had managed to place other events and people ahead of my family. I knew that I was missing my family more and more but couldn't seem to say no to everything else. However, today after work I decided to cook dinner for my mother and tia. I knew today was the only real day that the girls could just bond over movies and good laughs. So I came home and cooked a Mozzarella Chicken, Asparagus, and a Pineapple Lush Cake. It had been awhile since I was last in the kitchen cooking, and seeing that I'm in charge of Easter dinner, I figured it was time to experiment with new recipes. Once dinner was ready my mother cut into the first chicken breast and just smiled. The real test came with my tia tasting the meal. If anyone knows my aunt then you would know she complains about everything and always has something to comment about. So it was time, she took a bite of the chicken and then the asparagus and said nothing. I didn't quite know if that was a good sign or she was just being nice since I cooked dinner unexpectedly. Finally words came out of her mouth, she really liked it...for once, aaaah a moment of relief. After dinner we enjoyed dessert while watching a brazilian novella and laughing at the ridiculousness of the show. I really enjoyed this evening with my mother and tia. It had been a long time since we really sat down and laughed together and I'm glad I did today.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Last week I visited a friend of mine's little sister whom I adore, Ariana. While at Miami Children's Hospital we had a little creative project to master. The volunteer group called Radio Lolipop stopped by Ariana's room and asked if we wanted to participate in a contest. Basically all we had to do was create an accordion with a picture inside. So my thought was to draw a first place ribbon in side with music notes in the background as a joke, turns out we got first place after all. Creative minds working together equals success. Ariana won some bath & body works lotion and some funny classes, which we choose to wear. Thankfully Ariana is home, doing well, and getting back into the swing of things.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Friday, March 7, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
It's official, there is less than 70 days until my summer vacation kicks off. I've been toying with some ideas of what to do this summer, here's what I got thus far:
Bush Gardens (its been 10 yrs)
Travel as much as possible
Celebrate my 26th (no clue as to how)
Spend time with loved ones
See a couple of musicals
Visit the children's museum
Hopefully catch a concert
Visit Salvador Dali's Exhibit in St. Pete
...if you have any ideas fill me in.