October 16, 2011


Today is a bittersweet day for me.
2 years ago today, on my birthday, I attended my
grandmother's funeral. She meant the world to me and
her absence left a void that is still at times unbearable. 
She was the woman that raised me and embraced me
when others failed me. She was my best friend, my
confidant, my everything.  I miss her so much.
But even through my moments of sorrow I praise
God for blessing me with 46 years of her love
and for giving me such a wonderful husband who
loves me and cares for me the same way she did.
My abuelita left happy knowing I am in good hands,
not only with my husband but because she knew I had
come to know the Lord and that my faith in Him 
will get me through whatever life throws my way.
I have my moments, but they are getting to be less
frequent. I don't mourn her death, for she lived a
very healthy 83 years and I know she's in a better
place, what I mourn is her absence from those of
us who still long for her presence.
I found this video by my favorite artist ever.
I've seen her several times in concert, she is so amazing.
So I am dedicating this song to me, on my birthday.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Take care,

October 09, 2011

Missed you much!

Hi everyone, it's good to be back!
These past three months away from blogland have been pretty tough to say the least.
In July I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia.  I had a strong feeling that that's what it was but it was a relief to finally have a rheumatologist confirm that it was not "all in my head" which is what my GP was telling me. Since then I have been feeling worse, having only a few "good days" in between all the bad.
Like everything else that life has put on my plate, I'll work on trying to manage it, with God's help. Life sometimes feels unmanageable when you're body doesn't want to cooperate with your minds schedule, and on the days when I also feel mentally exhausted and all I want to do is sleep...well, you can just imagine why blogging has taken a back seat.  I will do my best to post more often.
I've been working on a few ways to try to keep this "beast" under control and I've been given other ideas that I have yet to try.  Thank you all for being patient and still stopping by for a visit, even after the long absence.  I appreciate every single one of you with all my heart.

Now, let me show you a few pics I took recently as I was packing up this collection of silver (SP) salt shakers I have collected throughout the years. They might not be the best or the prettiest shakers I've ever seen but, since I'm only a collector of frugal finds and I only paid a couple of  $s each, they make me smile :o) 

Try as I may to fit all my goodies into this tiny apartment I realize that, for now, I have neither the room to display nor the energy to polish them so I must pack them up for a while until we can get a house someday. 
So, goodbye for now my tiny shakers...till we meet again.

Have a great week,

Linking up to Silver Sunday @ The Gypsy Fish
 and Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage