Friday, July 22, 2011

intense failure, success fixing!

Yesterday I decided to give IntenseDebate a try as a new comment moderator on my blog.

The reason I decided to try it, is because I felt the need to be more interactive with my commentators and reply to people more directly.

Well, that was a fiasco!

My husband tried to leave me a comment and then, even tough his comment was there, it would not show, then I tried to tweak the settings and then I lost the comment completely...

So, after trying to work it out for a few minutes, I decided to avoid future glitches and completely uninstall the whole deal.

Now, I've lost Wednesday's comments and I apologize to those that did commented, although I received them and read them all, now, none of them show... That's what I get from messing up with 3rd party services.

So, I am back on square one with the comments thing and I have the classic choice again!

In a change of subject... I am happy to report that both Goldie & Shadow are back after their surgery and shots. Both are doing great and both are confirmed males, yey! Now I know that we have 2 males and 2 females on our lovely resident kitty family...

We are still missing to catch one of them (formally knows as Tiger, as my husband wants to change it's name) and we are hoping to get a hold of this one as well, although we haven't seen it around for a few days, so I'm not sure if we are going to be able to catch it.

Friday is finally here and I can smell the weekend just around the corner. I can't believe I am too weekends away from leaving on vacation! The excitement is building as I am so looking forward to some days away from work!!!

So, here's wishing everybody a wonderful weekend, enjoying every minute as it comes, as every minutes is a wonderful blessing in the hour hours of our life, Happy Weekend!!!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

inherited talent

If my grandmother Yvette was still alive, today would've been her 96th birthday!

last picture I ever took with my grandma
Now, she is been gone for almost four years and I still miss her.

When Billy (as we used to call her) was alive, she was always a very crafty person, in fact she used to crochet (mostly tablecloths, dollies, and house decoration things) all the time, now I find it kind of ironic that while she was alive and creating some amazing pieces I was never interested in learning that skill.

Years later I decided to get into crochet with the Amigurumi art and now every time I am crocheting I think of her and how much she would've enjoy my creations.

And taking about my latest creations, I am still working on my cat and it's going to be a beautiful one as the pattern is for a Siamese, can't wait to see how it will  turn out.

A couple of days ago my boss brought back from Jamaica these lovely hand made basket and gave me one, I am very happy with it, specially cause it's the perfect place to have all my yarns organized.

Pretty, isn't it?

Well, I know my grandma Billy would've loved to have this color yarns.

Now every time I sit quietly to crochet I think of her and know that my talent comes from her.

So, today if she was still around, I will be singing "Happy Birthday" and giving her a hug.

Instead, I will be saying a prayer so that she keeps giving me inspiration to be a good person (like she was) and asking God that one day I get to see her again in heaven.

Happy Birthday Billy, I love you!!!

On another very exciting note, yesterday I managed to trap the two kittens left (as the third one is being gone for a couple of days), so today I am taking both Goldie and Shadow to get fixed... Hope everything will go well.

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Serenity Now!

Don't you agree that one of the cardinal rules of blogging should be to not complain about work?

The thing about complaining is that, without action, it makes no sense. Sort of like expecting to win the lottery without buying a ticket, right?

In my case there are many great benefits that I get from my job, [besides the financial one] I get satisfaction about my day to day accomplishments, interaction with interesting people and even learning new things every now and them...

But when it comes to my schedule [ a.k.a. responsibilities] I sometimes feel as if I get the short stick...

Again, action in most cases is not necessary the easier way to handle things... So, back to applying one of my "cardinal rules" and just keep it to myself.

So, instead, let's bring on something positive and what a better message than the lovely Serenity Prayer...

Read it today, for me, for you, for anybody out there that might need such encouragement today, tomorrow and in days to come.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

Now, let's focus on what's out there, that's positive and that brings us happiness and not reasons to complain, have a great Wednesday!!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Chances are...

Back in the day, when I was young, I remember when wanting to listen to a song but didn't have it on cassette tape or vinyl record, I would have to sit by the radio and wait for it to come out.

In some cases I used to call the radio station and request the specific song to be played. Making sure to tell the DJ that I wanted it for recording purposes so that the DJ would stop talking before the song even started, that way I would be able to record the whole song without any voices in it!!!

But, the request  was not automatic, sometimes it would take a while or the station wouldn't play the song at all, forcing me to stay close to radio at no vail, much like this;

With the creation of the internet and the digital audios, those days are way gone and nowadays during our daily life, if we feel in the mood for a [pretty much any] song, it is probably available in YouTube.

Well, chances are you've probably hear this song before and might even like it already.

But if you've never hear it before, give it a chance, perhaps now it's the best time. Not only I was able to find it on YouTube with a nice video, but as a bonus, it also has the lyrics in it ,so you can fully enjoy the nice message it brings.

Isn't it a lovely song? I am glad you give it a chance and I really hope you enjoyed it!

Happy Tuesday and remember "Chances are only what we make them... and all WE need"!!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

my weekend projects

Although I had a pretty relaxing weekend I also had time to finish another of my amigurumi projects!

My latest creation was an "AmiDog" that I am taking back to Costa Rica in August. This is going to be a gift  for one of my best friends little girl, Maria Jose, who just turned 10 years old in the past days.

This is the first time I ever try this pattern and I think it came out absolutely adorable, whadaya think?

Now I really want to make another one, but perhaps this time I will make it white and black so it looks like Snoopy!

Besides finishing the "AmiDog", I also made some home made granola (high in protein and low in carbs).

Now for the next project, I am starting a new pattern for a cat that I also plan to take back to Costa Rica for a friend, I will share the final result once it's ready.

Today is also a pretty special day, as my husband is starting a new job, yey!

I am very happy that he has found something new, he is a very intelligent person that needs to have his brain in full use in order to feel useful and happy, I wish him the best of luck and I know he will do great in this new opportunity, love you babe!!!

Have a great Monday and rest of the week!


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