Monday, September 24, 2012

FMM: Fall Favorites and being a Newyorker

I have to say New York in the fall cannot be beaten. I am loving the smells, the crisp morning air, walking on Sunday Morning to the market, the salted caramel hot beverages, the window being open all night and smelling the rain in the middle of the night. Our place is coming along but taking waaaaay more time than I thought. Having very limited closet space makes it hard to decide what to keep. Thankfully I just purchased the e-book "The no brainer Wardrobe" and this has made me realize that I need to work on my new wardrobe now and not keep anything that does not make me feel fabulous. I highly recommend you give it a try.

So this week I'm joining again...

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Fall Favorites

1. What is your favorite thing about this time of year? BOOTS!, scarfs, crisp air, and hot cocoa

2. What do you hope to do again before Summer is officially over? gosh, does cleaning counts? finish this place, I have way too much crap apparently.

3. When did you last go on a hay ride?  two years ago with the little man, last year we couldn't go but I am hoping to go apple picking and get in one this season

4. What is your favorite pumpkin dish? Nothing. Pumpkin is so not my thing.

5. Do you decorate your home for fall?  some, but I usually jump right into Halloween instead. I LOVE Halloween.

6. Do you have any hobbies that are seasonally specific? If so, what are they?  uhm...not really. but I like scrapbooking and for some reason I do it more during the colder months. Also more baking is happening here.

7. Apple cider or hot chocolate?  Hot chocolate (my Mom makes the best home-made-from-scratch). Apple Cider is not popular in the homeland so I have never gotten in to it.

8. Are you a fan of football?  If so, who is your team? Nope, but the Hubs is so there is a game always on.

9. Share a fond Fall memory.  Apple picking with the Hubs for the first time, going to the Renaissance fair and haunted houses. And a very special Halloween weekend in the Poconos with family.

10. It’s not Fall until…my Birthday! I love having a September Birthday.

Now it’s your turn to answer this week’s questions.  Don’t forget to come back and link up in the comments!  Happy Monday and Over & out!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012













Monday, September 10, 2012

FFM-Have you ever...

First,a Thank you to all of you who sent me messages here and in private, on my previous post on Being Homeless. Your words mean more to me than you'll ever know.

Oh, the insanity of New York living as a group of 10 people!!!!
Today I actually told my Mom-ster I was about to pack my bags and go there for a while. THAT IS PURE INSANITY. I tell you one thing, if I don't get to move within the next 10 days I will be in the news for killing someone.

I wish I was kidding.

Moving on. Lets go to FMM since is the only thing I can muster to blog about right now.

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

Have You Ever?

1. Jumped out of an airplane?  Never. Ever. Ever.
2. Lived alone?  Yes, but dear old Pearl the cat was with me :)
3. Met a celebrity? Yes. One even kissed me but I was not thrilled about that.
4. Said something to someone that you immediately regret saying? I am married so yes, plus I am a hard headed Virgo. it happens.
5. Had a manicure/pedicure? It was my spa like treat. I love getting my nails done; but since the move I am doing them more myself.
6.  Gotten a hickey?  Yes, a young teenager and I detest them.
7. Owned a pet that was not a dog or a cat?  Yes: an Umbrella Cockatoo, Red belly parrot, and a red ear slider turtle (there was also a dog and a cat there too, it was a Zoo!) thank Gawd it was a big house.

8. Been outside of your home country?  why yes :) 
9. Kissed your best friend? yes and often, nothing crazy-just a peck on the lips then it stopped when both got married.
10. Eaten food that fell on the floor? yes, this morning. Cocoa puffs that the kiddo dropped and I was helping him pick up
11. Met someone online? yes. It did not went well. You can go back and read this post.
12. Been on TV?  Yes, on COPS.
I kid, I kid.
13. Had braces?  nope
14. Gone skinny dipping?  nah, it is not for me :) I'm more like a chunky dunking. (that's a long No)
15. Been to the opera? sadly no
16. Been caught making out by a policeman?  Yes. Again I was a teenager.
17. Sung in public? if by public you mean in the aisles of Target, then yes.
18. Handed out candy on Halloween? of course. Halloween is my favorite Holiday.
19. Been snowed in? yes, So many times (East Coast here) So much fun if the kitchen is stocked and we have a bunch of crappy old movies to watch
20. Fallen in front of other people? yes, the most awful one in the middle of a main road when the light was changing.
21. Cheated on a test? Yes. My friends and I had a secret code in high school so one day we wrote some Algebra formulas  in the blackboard. We still had to do the work though.
22. Regretted saying “I love you” to someone? Gosh yes.
23. Finished a meal in a restaurant and realized that you didn’t have your wallet? Nope because my anal retentive ass checks my bag 11,000 times before I live the house to make sure I have everything.
24. Shot a gun? held several, shot none. I am intrigue enough that I may someday
25. Heard a song that was written for (or about) you? I  am certain that John Mayer wrote "your body is wonderland" for me *wink*
OK, Lets see if I can get some sleep since is 2:33am
Good Monday and Over & out

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Being Homeless

I have not posted much about this because, frankly, it sounds like  a Debbie Downer. I don't think people want to know about these things, people want to believe this does not happen or want to ignore it. I say this because I see the reaction around us. I see how people can ask about anything else and try to avoide stating the fact that, in reality, one is homeless.

I am going to state that Im posting this for my own sanity. For my own relief since I feel I cannot talk to anyone about this. Yes, I have friends and family, but when people try to tell  me "I know how it must feel" or "I know what you are going thru" I want to scream at them : NO, YOU DON'T.

It is not that I am trying to be pathetic and not appreciate it but unless you have no home, your clothes are in suitcases, you are sleeping on air mattress in someone's floor, you do not know what it feels like.

Even thought we are not technically on the streets, and we are very thankful for having a roof over our heads, the living situation with others is not ideal. Not for them, not for us. I fell so hopeless and sad, I keep having dizzy spells, nausea, headaches that turn into migraines and I know is because all the worry and stress.

The thing that hurts the most is who others treat you. You become this 3rd class citizen, you have no rights, God forgive if you desire anything from a treat to wanting to look at an IKEA catalog. People make comments like you shouldn't want these things.

It also hurts how people go : Oh yeah, I know how hard it is, we had so much stress we went on vacation to get away, or we went shopping, or drinking, etc. No, I'm not saying you should not do these things, but how could you compare that to knowing all your possessions are on storage, some where stolen, some where trashed. You have no home for your kids. You are homeless. How would you feel if people seeing all your stuff being put on the street and they tell you "hurry up and make up your mind because I have to take my kid to Ballet". Well, OK...sorry my getting homeless got in the way of your day.

Yes, this is OUR PROBLEM. NO, you don't have to fix it. But compassion would have been nice. Regardless of what you think of me, of us.

There have been several occasions in which in these Three Months I have been so disappointed in people's humanity. I know I expect kindness  when I know it wont come.

I have lost some people along the way. They may not know it but our relationship has been damage forever, and even thought I have forgiveness in my heart, at this time I cannot foresee having certain people in my life anymore. The hurt was too much. You showed your true colors and for that I am  thankful, because I can rebuild my life knowing who has been there no matter what, in good, in the bad, in the ugly and the TERRIBLE.

I guess I should be happy that I know the facts. But I am not. I am  mostly sad.

But I have faith that soon, rather than latter this episode will come to an end and we would be able to start over, fresh, with new hopes and dreams, and with the knowledge that even thought most people SUCK ASS, there are some that are worth their weight in gold.

And this was not a pitty Party, don't you worry about me. I am learning to survive and to live life, no matter what. To always look up and smile. Because even though the world may be falling apart around me, I will always be kind,  I will always have faith, and I will ALWAYS SMILE!

Here is some stuff we did this weekend- along with dinners with family.

meeting his idol, and he was not afraid at all!

he could not stop looking at it, even thought there was a giant Autobot Robot in front of him (This was at Toys R us @ Times Square)

It was sooooo crowded though 

 and us. Very, very tired :)
The good thing is that we know have NYC as our backyard and playground!

Over & out