Friday, March 13, 2015

LA Marathon Approaches!

I am just days away from participating in the 2015 LA Marathon.

I have no idea what to expect. I have been training although, I think I could have done much more to prepare. Trying to incorporate training with road-time with Rusty was not much of a success. But I did get out there and hopefully it was enough.

Nevertheless, I am going for it. I don't care about the time it takes for me to finish, just that I finish. I intend to have fun and make Sunday a fun adventure, come what may!



Road To Wellness...

UPDATE: Great news!  I have been away from blogging for quite some time dealing with a lot of family drama. I am happy to say my niece, has awakened from her coma around New Year's day and was moved to a rehabilitation center specializing in brain trauma. 

Andrea continues to improve but she has a long road ahead.. She had her feeding tube removed so she now free of all medical attachments to her body, YAY! 

On March 11th she was discharged and headed home!! She is super excited. She is walking, with assistance. She is talking and her hearing and eyesight should return as her brain continues to heal. She has a long road ahead with new challenges as she re-enters the regular world.

On behalf of my sister and myself, thank you for your continued thoughts and prayers of support!!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Prayers/Vibes of Love for my Niece/Goddaughter in the Hospital

 I'm writing this post because I need to do something to help when I feel unable to do anything.

My niece/goddaughter, Andrea was hit by a car in Philadelphia last night. She is in the hospital, still unconscious. She was bleeding in her brain and doctors gave her something to sleep with the hope her brain swelling will subside and she will wake up on her own.

Andrea is still in her twenties and has too much life left to live!
I don't like feeling powerless. I am stuck in  Los Angeles so all I can do is pray and hold good thoughts that she has a full and speedy recovery. 
 

I believe in the power of thought and miracles. I am sending this "message in a bottle" asking that anyone out there who reads this post say a prayer if you pray or simply send a healing vibe or hold a good thought for my niece's recovery.

I KNOW SHE IS GOING TO PULL THROUGH!


Thanks in advance.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Live Your Life With Arms Wide Open with Theme Song of The Week "Unwritten" by Natasha Bedingfield!

Sometimes a song speaks to you. The lyrics hit you at the right time with a rhythm that sets you on your feet and you just know life is gonna be alright.

I have heard this song before but I admit I never listened to the words. But today, I listened to Natasha Bedingfield sing. I heard the words and could not help but feel just a little inspired. Hence my theme song of the week was found! It's definitely a call to "Live Your Life With Arms Wide Open!"

"Unwritten"

I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand, ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah




Monday, August 11, 2014

Remembering Robin Williams with Laughter

While it is deeply sad accepting the news of Robin Williams' passing, I want to focus on the endless laughter he brought to my life and the life of millions around the world.

I found this old clip of Robin Williams that had me laughing, which I know is how he would want to be remembered. Take a look at the click and celebrate his genius.

Rest In Peace Robin Williams

I'm saddened by news that the incredibly talented Robin Williams is dead at the age of 63 from an apparent suicide. I received a text from a friend and just could not believe it. I heard nothing about it on the tv news but a few things are up om the internet.

As I am writing this, ABC just mentioned the news.

He suffered from severe depression. It is sad when someone dies of a terminal disease or old age but when it is suicide, your heart cannot help but break for him and his family.   

Robin Williams was always a man I admired for the sheer genius of his talent. "Mork and Mindy", "Mrs. Doubtfire", "The Birdcage", there are so many moments he created that touched my heart and lifted my spirits when I needed it. I am simply stunned. What a tragic and sudden loss.   He will be missed.

This is one of those moments you stop in your tracks and remember what is most important in life.

Rest In Peace, Mr. Williams.


Defiantly Sappy with ThisTheme Song of The Week: So Close from Disney's "Enchanted"

Yes, I am a sap. I love romance. I love LOVE SONGS and fairy tales and all those silly things that allow you to secretly hope for true love to enter your life like in the movies.

That said, I got a real kick out of watching Amy Adams in "Enchanted". This song touched my heart and simply reminded me of how I felt when I was in love deeply and kind of rekindles the hope I will find that love again.

Sue me. I'm ready for love again and  despite my temptation to let life make me jaded, songs like this remind me to hold on to hope that LOVE is just around the corner..