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Aren't we all trying to figure this out? I often find myself with lots to do but often wondering what it is I am actually doing. I have many hobbies that I love but cannot dedicate my time fully to them. Maybe once the kids are in school I could. Using my "free" time to paint, cook, or sew is better spent to catch up on cleaning. Which I think is counterproductive because it doesn't stay that way. Anyway, I understand your feelings about finding your place in the world that you feel is where you belong. For me that was Edmond, and I too feel like our time there was a dream as the memories of everyday life are fleeting. Even though I'm confused about what I'm supposed to be doing or feel like maybe I'm not doing enough, I think by who's standards should I be measuring how much I should be "doing?" As you said, happiness is key. If the things we do create happiness, what else matters?
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2014 on welcome, 2014 at getingrid
I wish you great success in this endeavor! Good for you for being able to do something so fun and creative!
Toggle Commented Oct 18, 2013 on first craft show + giveaway at getingrid
I think you could have renamed the latter part of your post,"Estás leyendo Christina?!" I have a 5K in November that I should be working on...great post.
I love how this piece isn't just about the Mexican you but also about the Mexican me and many others as well. I had to take several ESL tests in kindergarten and was finally deemed worthy of English only classes. I remember back at my last job, I was a vendor contact for the courier service we have used. We had never met in person. When I asked for a package to be sent to a street named, Corona Del Sol, the vendor said, "What? You speak Spanish??? Are you like ethnic or something?" After saying yes, she said, "I would have never guessed. Your English is so good." I once received a phone call from a very sweet old lady from church who asked,"How long did it take you to get your papers? My maid has been waiting for years and I thought sponsoring her would help." After I informed her that I was born in the United States, she said, "Oh, well you're no help." Shame on me for being a third generation Mexican. This was a great piece!
Toggle Commented Aug 3, 2013 on the continuing story of mexican me at getingrid
Okay, now I'm hungry. Everything looks so good!
Tiaras? Not so much. The kitchen?! I LOVE. I need that organization.
Toggle Commented Jan 20, 2013 on a tiara at the Fairy & the Pumpkin
The cookies and cake look amazing! I can't believe he is 5! And he is so adorable! Having this new baby in....17 days...makes me look at my older kiddo in ways I haven't done in a while. It really is amazing to see them grow and be there own little person.
Toggle Commented Jan 13, 2013 on cinco at the Fairy & the Pumpkin
What an interesting history! That's pretty cool about the tunnels. I've also heard that theory about the light orbs. This past November when we went to the Dia De Los Muertos parade, I snapped some pictures - light orbs everywhere!
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2012 on portland underground at the Fairy & the Pumpkin
The photo of the leaves on the asphalt looks like a collage! The mushrooms looks like you stepped into Super Mario Brothers. And the soup makes me wish it got below 80 degrees in Phoenix. So what if the parsley was supposed to be in a bouquet garni, it looks like a delicious happy accident.
Toggle Commented Nov 28, 2012 on once upon a fall at the Fairy & the Pumpkin
Hooray! This is so unexpected! Even if the odds were good, I almost never win anything. Can't wait for my baby to wear the cuteness!
Los de amarillo para mi nena que viene en Enero! It'll probably be too warm down her when she's born but they are beautiful!
Ayer fotos de comida que me antoja, y ahora chocolates?!?
Toggle Commented Nov 7, 2012 on a chocolate day at the Fairy & the Pumpkin
What? You are too modest, your food looks so inviting with the crisp shots you take and white plates bring out the color of your ingredients! I have everything to make the loaded baked potato soup and the canned apple pie filling cake. The weather is still warm down here for soups and pies but if baby wants it, baby will have it!
This is a very good post for someone who is very pregnant and is craving all things food. Todo se ve delicioso!
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Nov 5, 2012