Friday, May 18, 2012

rambling

Perhaps because it's Friday I feel like writing but without an specific subject in mind.

Although last week I was on vacation, have you ever noticed that after a few days away sometimes you  come back a bit dispersed, perhaps hoping that you were still somewhere else other than back? Well in my case this didn't happen, in fact this past few days back I have accomplish more than expected, for example.

I managed to set up to have somebody change the oil on not one, but our two cars.

Picked up a lovely packaged in the mail from Cat Chat blog, where I won a giveaway, yep pretty awesome I would say, so again Thanks Caren and Cody! If like cats and from time to time wanna win something for the dear feline in your life, I suggest you visit them by clicking the name above or here.

[go one, do it, I know u want it]

Also thanks to Caren (who suggested me to do it), as of this week you can sign up to get my "ramblings" deliver directly to your email- your welcome!

And writing talking about cats, that reminds of this little video I took [also this week] of our kitty Al... she is a lovely girl that it's getting more and more affectionate towards me everyday!

video

Now, if you think this is it for my week, it is not!

I've been to the gym 3 times this week, did some grocery shopping, bought a new plant (and planted it) for a big pot next to our front door, as the previous "tenant" of that specific pot passed away... [note to self: take some photos of new plant and share].

Yesterday I made some Banaberry Whole Wheat Waffles and they were simply delicious...


A couple of nights ago I tried a new recipe for Garlic Chicken and it was fantastic, but we also had steamed broccoli with it and my dog Sheba HAD to have the rest of the broccoli...

isn't she peculiar? LOL
And now for the weekend, I am trying to schedule going out with Yanique (my men-tee little sister) but according to her Mom she's been having some health issues with the flu and a chest infection so I won't really know if we are going to be able to see each other yet.

Monday is a holiday here on the islands, so that means it's going to be a long weekend for me, woo-hoo!

Happy Weekend!!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Photo Art

One of the best things about art is the fact that it's so subjective, meaning it is entirely linked to the individuality of both the creator as well as the beholder.

What seems amazing to me, might not really impress you. What I might find beautiful, you might find just plain and boring. 

But I believe that because each one of our minds is different, this gives room to all sort of amazing discoveries and creations for everybody's taste and desires.

Yesterday I mentioned that one of the new exhibits at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is the 2011 Winners Nature's Best Photography.


Well, perhaps to some photography might not be consider art, but trust me, walking into this exhibit and seen the amazing photos displayed would change your mind.

Here are a few of the many beautiful and unique ones they had...











I hope you enjoyed the "exhibit" as much as I did... although it's so much better in person!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Day at the Museum

While in Washington, DC I could not leave without visiting the Smithsonian Natural History Museum.

Being that I am a HUGE animal and nature lover, I have to admit that I love Museums dedicated to all things nature and science.

I still remember when I was a kid, our school used to take us to La Salle Natural Museum in Costa Rica every year.

At the museum there was a display with a big Manta Ray that I was quite scared off.  The Manta was sort of suspended up in the air "gliding" right at you... I used to imagine it would come alive and brake the glass...

Actual Manta still at Museo La Sella (photo found on the internet)
Now when I think about it was silly of me to be so afraid, years later I became a diver and have had the pleasure of diving with those gentle giants...

Anyway, back to the wonders of the Smithsonian... Here are some of the photos of our visit.

The host at the entrance

My favorite room, the dinosaurs
In case you didn't know... (click on photo to zoom)

Run!!!! The T-Rex is alive!
Conch Shells display
The BIGGEST conch shell I've even seen...
weird sea creature skeleton
Turtle skeleton
another weird sea creature
Northern Right Whale
X Ray of a Seahorse
I could have taken many more photos but it's hard sometimes with so many people around and even the way the displays are set up...

I did managed to take some other photos of the new exhibition they have of the 2011 best nature photography, I will share some of those later.

Hope you enjoyed my cyber visit to a little bit of this amazing place!

Have a wonderful Wednesday : )

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

First Things First

Life is all about first experiences; the first word, first step, first day of school, first boy/girl friend, first kiss, first job, first baby...

And those first time experiences is what makes us decided the things we like and the ones we don't, what's important to pursuit and what we should let go off...

In the past few days, I had yet another first experience and since then my life will never be the same...

When we visited Virginia, I tried my first TWINKIE!!!! [insert -LOL- here]


So, what have you done for the first time lately?

Happy Twink-day!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Home Sweeet Home!!!

We are back from a lovely week away in the USA.

We visited family, saw friends, went to the house (that we own in Virginia) and even did some sight seeing and of course... shopping.

Friends and Family gathering

Me and My Mother in Law at the Mall in DC
This trip was my very first time in Virginia and I really liked it.

It was my second visit to Maryland/DC and once again my favorite part is how many beautiful and tall trees they have everywhere, loved the woods and that everything is green, green green...

Also the houses are all so beautiful, specially the old brick ones!

like this little house!
I have a lot of random photos I took the entire trip but I have to really sort through it.

Here's also a picture of the house in Chesapeake, VA.. Needs some improvements for overall is in very good shape!


My husband in front of the house!
Hope everybody has a nice week, will catch up on your blogs very soon!




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