Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day 3..

Greetings Hope your week is going well, I am on day 3 of back to work and day 3 of my Spiritual Journey. I am not able to log in as much as before because I am taking part in my Church's Campaign, we are in search for the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit?? Yes the Bible teaches us that the Holy Spirit is sent By Jesus to strenght and protect. But that is needs to be searched for and desired. Well we ae doing a 21 day fast, and this time we are not giving up meals, but instead the things that this world uses to keep us connected to the world  and disconnected to GOD.  And sadly for me,  it is the Internet and NETFLIX.  I am an Internet Junkie and I need to ween myself out.

I can honestly tell you it is harder than I though, you may be asking Why Are you Blogging then?? Well I am able to use the Internet if it is used to edify me or to share the word. Which is exactly what I am doing. The goal is to have the presence and be in communion with the Lord  daily, hourly,  every minute if possible.  I can tell you I realize how much time the Internet was monopolizing. I now can go to sleep earlier and not past 2 am, and I am able to read a book and study my bible. Yes I know ... many of you might be saying.. what Bible OMG!!. I can tell you that little manual is filled with outstanding stories and its a good guide for living.

But I am finding out that I really enjoy having the extra time to rest and get some reading done. I do miss looking at silly videos and makeup videos and specially my foreigh movies and documentaries. But I can do it... I know I can , or at least I will give it my all to achieve the goal .

Well I leave you with this take some time to invest in your spiritual life, we spend most of our lives chasing material things that when we die we won't be able to take with us.. so How much more important it is to spend time trying to become a better you.

have fun and take time to enjoy and smell the roses.. xoxoxoxo Liz

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hola.. Mon Cherie

Priceless Poster Movie Mexican 11x17 Audrey Tautou Gad Elmaleh Vernon DobtcheffGreetings..Hope you are all having a great day and week, So I am back to work. No I am not fully healed , I feel discomfort and pain , but not to the same intensity as before. So the Doctor said .. Back to work.. I pray that I get better and that I don't get worst.

One thing I am happy I get to see my friends and I really need to feel like I do some work. I am not one of those who likes to linger and let time pass. Anyways I am back and I am slowly getting the feel of things. So I get home super tired and have no time to update my blog. Like yesterday I had some dinner and off to slumber land I went. Slept trhu the whole night.  I have been focusing on reading my bible and studying it. I have cut myself off from Netflix, because it was consuming too much of my time.

AmelieLike I mentioned before I was going to give you a list of all the Foreign Movies I had the pleasure of viewing on my many days off. Let me first say that I love Audrey Tautou, she has so many wonderful witty movies.

I saw Amelie of course and many of you might know about that one. But she has a variety of great films.

If you like mind benders let me recommend " He loves me, HE Loves me Not,He Loves Me He Loves Me Not [VHS].
 If you like Romance and devotion please look at " A very Long Engagement  A Very Long Engagement (English Subtitled)
If you like fun and shameless check out " Priceless"  Priceless [Blu-ray].

If you like Amelie , you will also like  "Happenstance" Happenstance.
Hope you get to see some of these films and let me know if you like them.

xoxoox Liz

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Look First for the Kingdom of God!

As many of you know I love Church and today's message was a Calling to get our lives straight in the presence of the Lord and to seek to be baptized by the Holy Spirit. That when you are baptized by the Holy Spirit, God gives you power and authority to overcome your difficulties. How we become protected and that protection keeps us from harms way. I always knew how important it is to remain under the protection of the almighty, but it took me looking at  a face from the past to realize how grateful I am to be in the presence of the Lord. Let me tell you a bit about myself, and why I am such a Jesus Freak like my friend from work calls me. See I have every reason to be grateful, I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My parents like a many other parents in our neighborhood were ignorant and didn't know Jesus. So we went thru a lot of problems. Mostly cause by Alcohol and Domestic Violence. Maybe at a latter time I will elaborate on his, but for this entry I will jut state that. 

Well my brother and I grew in a household filled with problems, but we were not the only ones, many of our friends had the same issues. Even though our parents tried their best, it wasn't enough. They worked and paid bills and provided material things we needed. But they never provided the emotional and the guidance that every child need to grow up and become complete adults. Thru our teenage years we relied on our friends and on activities to get us by. Going home was the last thing on our minds. My brother had this friend who like clock work would come every morning to pick him up before school so they could walk to school.  We used to make fun of them, because it was so funny they had a group of friends who dressed up like rockabilly's. Like if they belonged in 1950 instead. Anyways we all grew up and my brother and him even had their kids in the same year. My nephew and his friends son are only 10 days apart. Well today we saw him once again , and sadness came over me, my brother said he found him living under neath a bridge and well homeless, jobless and today they are celebrating his sons 9th birthday and he is not welcome. Instead he is over at my parents house helping my brother with his truck and spending time with my nephew. He looks at my nephews with a smile and I m pretty sure he imagines his son. He keeps saying how much my nephew looks like my brother. 

They knew each other since  the 7th grade so he knows how much D resembles my brother. Any ways, I felt so much pain in my heart to see how he has wasted his life, how one decision can alter ones future. I remember him all full of life and clean, that was one thing these boys were, they were super clean, they would take for ever to comb their hair and made sure their clothes were spotless. But something happened and now he lives under a bridge. Now he is 1/4 the person he was, he doesn't even remember things such  as how many days apart the kids are in their birthday. Memory loss can be attributed to lack of proper nutrition, I offered him lunch and he replied "No I can't eat this early my stomach will hurt" So I replied but its late its way past lunch time.  I feel so bad for him and I pray that God uses my brother to minister to him and to help him. He said I need to go to a church and I also need to look for a Job, I pray that God uses my brother to help his friend find his way back to the grace of the Lord. And If there is anything that we can do to help him, I  wont hesitate to do so. Give a man a fish and he eats tonight... but teach a man to fish and he eats every day. Lord use us as your instrument to help those in need find their way back home.

I know we are not supposed to tell our left hand what the right one does and I also know that when we do something to help someone we shouldn't announce it, but I am choosing to share this  with you , not because I want you to know what we are doing or plan on doing, But so that if you ever encounter a similar situation, where you can make a difference in a persons life.. Jump at the opportunity and show the love you have for your brother or sister. But most importantly I took this lesson to heart and it only made me want to get closer to GOD, not because I fear him or because fear ending up in a bad situation, But because  I want to help someone just like I was helped. Because God is in Heaven and sometimes he needs a hand or two here  on earth to help others find their way home. I want to be that person, I want to be the one who he uses to shine the light on the darkness and help even if its one person find their way back home. 

Why?  You may ask,  because both my brother and I were once lost and Jesus showed us Mercy. Today I have a college degree and a job, 15 years ago I was a tormented teenager who had depression  and lived in a house full of torment and despair and wanted so desperately to die. Today even though I let the difficulties of life take the best of me, I am in a far better place than before and I realized that I have a purpose and I want to live not for myself , but to help others.

Father I pray in the Name of Jesus and I ask you to send Legions of Angels with swords of Fire to minister and rescue V and others similar to him from a life in the streets and joblessness. I pray that you turn that sad empty glance in his eyes into light and that you use him as a testament of your greatness. I also ask you in the name of your son Jesus to please use us to help those who are suffering and  who are in need of your grace. We are not  perfect and we all fall short from grace, but you are a loving father and never give up on us. I know that it would be better for us to look for you out of Love, but some wait and look for you out of sorrow, either way you show us grace and you rescue and give life. So Please Lord give Life back to V and all those in the world who like him are in despair and give them a second chance.

xoxox Liz

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fun in the Sun (well not really)

Hello and I am so sorry for the delay.. But I went to Universal Studios with the boyfriend on Thursday.. after he apologized for the church misunderstanding. Anyways it was a good day to go, since we were expecting rain, we thought Universal will be empty. But It wasn't, every one from Southern California with the exception of yours truly were either at work or at home trying to stay dry. But every one else from other states and countries were full force at Universal with backpacks and cameras on tow.

I had such a great time, the last couple of times that I have been to Universal Studios I went with my nephews and my 50 year old friend, who is petrified of scary rides or anything that makes sudden moves or jolts. The last time she didn't even want to go to The Simpson's  ride so my nephews were not happy. But yesterday we went solo.. and our goal was to get to the ride that I had not been able to. On the list the Mummy Ride, Jurassic Park Ride, The Simpson's, T2 , King Kong, The House of Horrors. We were able to get in to all of them, and they were sure fun. The Lines were shorter than before and we made it thru the day with out the rain pouring down on us.

We grabbed one of Tommy's Chili Cheeseburgers for Lunch, and we ate before going into the Park so we could walk off the calories.  I m so glad we did  that, because we walked the entire day. We saw almost all the character from Count Dracula, to Frankenstein and Marylin Monroe in her pink ride and The Simpson and Kinky Sponge Bob. I really don't think Sponge Bob is a good show for Kids, he is in my opinion a little strange lol.. and the person dressed up as Sponge Bob played him true to form

We had to go to the lower lot to get on Jurassic Park and OMG!!! on our way back to the upper lot we decided to take the stairs instead of the escalators.. and man I was about to die  my legs felt super heavy and after the second set my heart was about to jump out of my mouth.

We grabbed some Water and found the closest empty bench and just sat well I sat JZ laid on it trying to catch our breath. After about 10 minutes we were able to put our hearts back inside and continued on our adventure into the House of Horror. I knew what to expect but he didn't and he was caught of guard a couple of times.  I think overall we enjoyed the Simpson's Ride and Jurassic Park the most. The park closed at 6:00 pm so after we did all the rounds we headed back to City Walk and had Bubba Gump for Dinner. I love that place specially the Forest Gump Trivia and I especially love the seafood. And on our way to the car we stopped by Cinnabon and picked some treats for the our moms.

I was so glad we went, because I am going back to work on Monday, so I at least had some fun before going back.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wednesday is HUMP Day!!

Good Morning everyone.. Hope your week is winding down to be a good one.  I just came back from receiving some Spiritual food for my soul. And of course as always someone has to steal your sunshine, I love going to church I find it so peaceful and the burdens of life seem to all disappear, but there is always someone who will be used to steal away that peace that you have received. This time it was the illicit boyfriend, who if he doesn't change his attitude will be the ex boyfriend. As much as  I care about him, if we can't agree or at least respect the fact that I LOVE going to church then we will have to go our separate ways, or else it will be the cause for a lot of misunderstandings.  Anyways the irony is that I have been home for more than 2 months and during that time he never once inquired as to what I did  with my time, Now that he knows that I went to church.. oh then it became a problem. I didn't like that and I wont ever like that so as you can see we have a problem.

Just wanted to get that out.. and now I will take advantage of yet another gloomy day in LA and get some rest and watch a Movie.  By the way I love foreign movies, I will post a list of the nice movies I have seen and maybe you would like to watch. That will be my next entry as for now, I say Farewell and stay warm.

xoxoox Liz

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cheese cakes and DJ Parties!

 If you have any Kids in school , I bet you know exactly what I am referring to when I say.. Fundraiser, Cheesecakes and DJ Party. In case this does not sound familiar, let me explain remember the nephews that stood me up this past weekend pictured in this entry well even though I did not see them, they had me working. It was their annual Fundraising event and this year as well as last year they (WE) had to sale some really small yet very expensive cheesecakes. Please leave a comment if this is something you have done before. 
Well back to my story, so every child is given a package and are told to go out and sale.  When my brother and I were in school we used to sale yummy and delicious $1 chocolate Bars you know the long one with the white wrapper  which they can be found right

 here ->, remember those at a $1 a bar they were still hard to sale.
Well its 2011 and even though the economy is still not doing well and many are still without Jobs, We still need to support our schools and SALE, SALE, Sale... some pretty small and expensive $14 a pop cheesecakes. 
Yes you heard me right, what makes this worst is that now the schools have a Representative come to school and they have an assembly and they WOW the kids with all the Prizes they will receive if and when they sale the cheesecakes. And they go all out, the presenter has one of those radio voices and he makes the cheapest things look amazing.. like if you sale 4 of this $14 Cheesecakes you will get a WHOPPING Barrel of Monkeys..WOW ( retail value $4.95 at Toy R us ). 

But that's just for beginners.. how about something more exciting than that Boys and Girls.. what about your very own DJ.. PARTY!!!!  And the crow goes WILD and all you hear is YEAH!!!!!!! and the biggest and widest  eyes ever in every child who wants to go to the Party.  

Nephews included we knew we were in trouble... because in order for you Boys and Girls to get a Ticket to this awesome event.. you only need to sale 12 Cheesecakes. Just 12 cakes now lets do the math 12 x $14.00 = a mere $168. 

So of course you can imagine the rest, Nephews come home with their package and their big brown eyes all excited about the DJ party their school was throwing for them. We just have to sale some of these cakes. Now I said Nephews.. meaning 2 of them came home with their own package and we needed to sale 12 item to get to the party times 2. But what do you do.. can't tell them NO! they are all excited mostly because their dad,my brother is a DJ and they know what to expect. And it is the coolest thing to them. My boyfriend said.. Just have your brother set his system and throw them a party.. so I said yeah!! Good Idea, but it wasn't that easy. We all knew that we had to make this happen, because they (WE) did not want to be the kids who were left out of the Party. So we all had to become Cheesecake Specialist and sale not 12 , but 24 cheesecakes =(, not an easy thing to do. But what else could we do... the look in their eyes at imagining their own DJ Party was motivation enough. I tell you I was amazed at how we worked together to make this happen. I texted their mom and dad and told them... the Kids are telling me how the school is throwing a DJ party for them and all they need to do is sale 12 Cheesecakes each. So that means we need to sale these cakes. 

Of course we bough some ourselves Grandma bought 2 , Grandpa got 1, Daddy got 3, Tia (Aunt) got 3 and future uncle got 3. And I'm sure Mommy got 1 and other Grandma got 1 and Uncle got 1. And we are so grateful we were able to sale the rest to co-workers. I am specially glad that we worked together and made this happen. So now I wait to hear all about this Expensive DJ Party and the School better throw it.

Ps.  See their Big Brown Eyes, the look at knowing you will have a ticket to the DJ Party Priceless!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Sun...Come back soon!

Greetings from what used to be Sunny California... Its Gloomy Ville now. Luckily the rain has stopped for a bit and it's giving the kids enough time to get home. I live next to my old Elementary School, so I hear all the rowdy little kids tormenting my dog as they pass by my gate.  I used to Love rainy days and I specially like walking home under the rain we used to have a blast.  Jumping on Puddles of water and running underneath the little streams of water from the roof tops.

I am resting up a bit and I feel like Edward Scissor hands with these stupid wrist supports. You guys can't imagine how badly I miss work.  Sad as it may sound..=) I am a creature of habit and I also miss the gym and my friends from work.

My Step-Dad is funny... he keeps saying that all these weather and dark clouds are all being caused by the radiation from Japan and from the bombings in Libya. He really dislikes the rain and is used to taking his poison breaks (cigarettes ) thru out the day and when it rains he can't get out . Why you might ask, well about 6 years ago he suffered a Brain Aneurysm , a Stroke and that left him partially paralyzed. He lost control of his left side. So walking is a struggle let alone on wet payment. Needless to say when a smoker doesn't get his or her fix, they are grouchy and can drive you insane.

So he is glad that the rain let out for a bit and he has taken his breaks already, he doesn't understand how bad that is for him, but what else can you do. I am taking advantage of the rain and I am resting, this might be my last week off work, and next week I might have to get up bright and early.

Got to do PT will be back soon

xoxoxo Liz

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Gloomy Ruby Gloom weekend =(

This is turning out to be the gloomiest weekend ever.. and I feel so much like Ruby Gloom. Not only are we expecting rain, the sky is gray and the dark clouds have overpowered my beautiful sun. That's nature ruining my weekend.... but a greater power is making it far worst, my nephews are not here for this weekend. And man I am Bored and I miss them dearly.  My nephew seems to have misbehaved at school and as it seems nothing is as important to him and coming home for the weekend. So I am sad to say that I have become a reinforcing prize. =( behave in school and spend the whole weekend with your aunt exploring and learning and having a blast. Misbehave and your weekends are dull and no Tia ( Aunt) for you. Bummer what's a Kid to do.. well I hope he behaves because I will plea my case to him and let him know how horrible I felt being left alone and with broken plans for the weekend =D.

I am serious I clear my calendar for my Nephews, that's the only time I am able to see them so I make sure we have enough quality time to compensate for the whole week that just passed and the new week to come. So I pretty much have a Free Agenda. Well its going to rain so lets just chill at home. And Pray that this is enough to get the message across.

As harsh as it may seem I agree that when you misbehave there is a Prize to pay, I pray that he understands and that this doesn't happen again. Its hard on children when they are not being raised in a two parent household. And the parents need to agree and help each other specially in the discipline area of raising children. I personally do not advocate or believe in physically discipline, that doesn't work, no matter how much people try to convince themselves that it does. It doesn't I have seen the effects that type of parenting leaves on adult children and I would never allow that to happen to any children on my watch.  So the Psychologist in me prefers an alternative and we do Positive Reinforcers , I have showed my ex-sister in law how everything can be achieved with reinforcers, I have done so with my nephew since day one. But the problem is that he was used to me being the authority figure and what I say is Law. Now that he is living back with his mom, she needs to have that authority. So I have to do everything to help her achieve the goal. Even if it feels horrible, its for the best and I applaud her for not resorting to violence and instead is using reinforcers =D.

So as I sit here sans the nephews, mom and the Boy friend who works at night is catching up on some needed Zzz..Zzzzz. I will have to get creative. I have a lot of things I could write about and a lot of goodies that I have purchased that I could share my thoughts on, I only need to get this camera to work properly.

So I bid you farewell =) and I hope your weekends is brighter than mine. Such a Spoiled Cali Girl, I am complaining about the gloom =( I apologize for that.  May the Lord Bless you all abundantly and keep you all safe and may he Help Japan and Libya !

xoxoxo Liz

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fitness Haul

So as part of my physical therapy I need to move and break a sweat. So today I went to Walmart with my Bfriend. To pick up some goodies to help me as my nephew says NEXERCISE.

I had to get one of those huge Exercise Body  balls Blue 65 cm Puncture Resistant Exercise Ball with Hand Pump
 I got this one from Golds Gym  but  in Red 65 CM EXERCISE BODY BALL with Pump. I know you might be asking why didn't you get a Pink one? Well I already have a beautiful Pink one, but my mom doesn't remember where she put it when she was cleaning. She has a bad habit of making things disappear, specially my stuff.

I also needed something to help me stretch so I picked up a set which came with  2 of these bricks and aGaiam Forest Green Yoga Blocka yoga strap.

And I already had a Jump Rope, but of course my mother put it somewhere, so I had to buy one also Gold's Gym 3 in 1 Jump Rope but these do wonders.

I was using an actual rope all week but I saw one similar to this one and I decided to get it. So as you can see I am going to be having some fun with these little babies.

 And there was one more thing I really wanted but they did not have the one I wanted.
 It is a Kettlebell Weight GoFit Kettlebell with DVD - Pink (7 lbs.) and yes I was looking for a Pink one, but the did not have it.  And this one is just 7Lbs and I wanted a 10 lbs or a 15 lbs one. I will keep looking, I think I saw a pink one at a store near my work. I will post some Pictures of my goodies at work, and I pray they help me get back to normal.

Well its finally time to go sleep.. I am finally feeling sleepy.. so I say Good Night WOW.. its really late this whole time change has done a number on my sleep schedule.

be safe xoxox Liz

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Dreamer and Flowers of the Field

Ever since I can remember I always was a day dreamer and I have this amazing imagination. When I dream I dream in color and it feels real. And I don't have to be asleep to dream. What I realized lately is that I have been so busy working and being responsible that  I have stopped dreaming. That to me is the equivalent to death. If my ideas and dreams are not manifesting because I am too consumed with work, bills etc.. etc, that is not a good things and no wonder I am sick. When we are children even school lets us out for recess time to play. As we mature we find hobbies and fun things to do, But when we become adults we allow work,a bills and money consume our every moment and stop having time for us. No wonder we ache and our bodies give up on us. We were meant to be social animals, that is why we have families. But most of us spend more time at work than at home with our families.

We focus on materialistic things that we can't take with us when we die, and we loose track of the important things, like family and fun.

I am so happy I am able to type, I was missing putting my thoughts down. But I am using wrist supports and for someone who uses her hands to create that is the hardest thing to accept. I am limited as to the amount of time I am able to use my hands. I have to constantly give them a break or else the pain worsens. Which means I am not able to fully do what I love, like painting, drawing, photography, blogging, writing , holding a book, crafts, making my bows or beads. 

See where worrying about bills and work got me, I pray that I fully heal, but i am also aware that it might not that I might have to wear these constraints for ever. However I am grateful to gain some use of my hands even if its limited.

So take care of yourselves and take a recess  every day, move, dance, laugh, live, play, love, breath do what GOD created to to sociable and get out and smell the flowers. Work is work and it will always be there, bills will never seize to exist, but health and joy are things that we throw away too easily.

Keep this in mind even GOD tells us not to worry, but to trust in him and he will take care of our needs. 

Read Mathew 6, but specially Mathew 6:25 and on.

 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? 27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life[e]?
   28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? 31 So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

So take some time for you and enjoy your day, Praise the Lord for what you have and for the days of life he has provided. I thank him for letting me have all this time to rest, I worked non stop for 8 years no vacation and no rest. Finally my body said enough and now I am here re cooperating from my self inflicted pain. Learn from me don't do this to yourself.
xoxox Liz

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My thoughts..

I had been watching Anderson Cooper and his reports straight from Japan. And the magnitude of the destruction is overwhelming. The USGS upgraded the earthquake from an 8.9 to a 9.0 that to me is the equivalent to the finger of GOD. At that moment no human being has the ability to stop such a catastrophic event. Don't get me wrong I do no believe that this was caused by God himself, its an act of nature and wether people want to believe or not it's biblical . If you read Mathew 24  starting on verse 4 and on but specially Mathew 24:7- 9.
4 Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. 5 For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. 6 You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. 7 Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. 8 All these are the beginning of birth pains.
   9 “Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

You will find that the bible foreshadows these events, My mother keeps telling me, we all need to pray and humble ourselves to God and ask for protection.

  And I know that there are a lot of people who do not believe in Religion or in a Higher Being and just the mere mention of prayer evokes in them anger. But what if there is a God and what if a Prayer or two would keep the rest of the world out of harms way, maybe we won't be able to stop bad things like this from happening... but maybe just maybe our prayers were heard and God would have mercy and would intervene.

I don't want to insult anyone and I respect every ones beliefs , and if you choose to believe in GOD or not, I just have one thing to say prayers wether or not they are heard by God if he does or does not exist, wouldn't it be better to pray and let them go to waste then not pray and wonder if there was something that we could have done to help ourselves and others. Wouldn't you want to take a leap of faith and use them. I know that if I was in danger and someone told me that I can do something to try to save myself, I would do it! If I die I die.. but If there is a chance to save my life, I would take it. I wouldn't just die with out trying. That is what a prayer is to me, a CHANCE.

There are many things that we can not predict or even stop, I live in Sunny California and I am aware that the San Andreas Fault runs under neath my LA LA Land and we have more than 300 faults beneath Southern California. And God forbid it, but maybe one day that Fault will cause a major tremor that will cause major damage, well I pray that GOD takes care of us and finds mercy and keeps us from such a catastrophe. We are getting ready with Non perishables, need to stock up on water and batteries and a couple of flash lights. Things that I never give a second thought of buying. But seeing Japan and its people in such a horrible situation , brings that close to home and maybe It can't be stopped , but I can prepare for it and pray for safety and strenght.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quality Time with Mom

Hello there hope you guys had a great day. I am still off work until my arms, wrists and shoulders completely heal. So as part of my Physical Therapy I need to stretch and walk and move so my tired limbs get energy. I can honestly tell you that I miss work , I am the type of person that needs to be busy and I have been cooped up in my home for 2 months.

You might say WOW.. so much to do in all that free time, my friend from work thought I was all over town enjoying my free time. My HR manager also told me to take advantage of the free time I have and do all those things that when I was at work I would find myself wishing I could do.  Like going to the beach , going shopping, taking Pictures, exercising. But they forgot one important things, I was in major pain and on some strong medication, All I did for the first month at all and take more medication to take the pain away.  Last week I can honestly say that I finally started to feel like my old self.

But now there's another problem everyone else is at work or busy... so  I might have all the time in the world now to go and see the great outdoors but no one to go with. Even my mom is busy, so I just stay home and do my therapy. I go and take a 40 min walk come back home do more stretches go to church spend some time with JC then come home check out a Flix on Netflix and the day is over. So as you can see its easy to understand when I say I AM BORED!!!

Well today after I did my work out and my Therapy I convinced my mom to stop what she was doing and just go to the mall with me, Just to walk and get out of the house Or else I would go Crazy.

So she did, after I bribed her with the though of some Yummy Panda Express.. =)

So for the First time in months I can finally say that I enjoyed my day. We walked around the mall and stop at Macy's.. you guys I love Macy's.  I worked there for 3 years and I had a great time meeting people and the smell  of new things is unbelievable. Plus that's where I met my shibi. So I have a lot of good memories at Macy's.  I had to resist the urge to stop over the MAC counter.. because I am going to the MAC Pro store this week so I couldn't justify buying something just because. Well my mom loves shoes and purses. Luckily for my wallet she did not see anything that she liked =D thank GOD.
I am not working right now so I have to be cautious as to how I spend $$.

After  on our way to the food court we went to the Hello Kitty store and I bought a Hello Kitty Key cover. Just to loose it minutes later,  I was so disappointed and I didn't even notice it was missing until I got home and needed to open my gate and couldn't find my key.
(By the way this is the second time this has happened, so I am not going to try to buy another Hello Kitty key cover) But seriously aren't they so cute?

Hello Kitty White Sheep Key Cover Ball Chain Hello Kitty Key Cover Set: PirateSanrio 50th Anniversary Badtz Maru Hello Kitty Hooded Key Cap

But as my mom said "be grateful we are safe and that you only lost something that cost $5", but I am sorry.. .$5 is still too much to loose, plus I lost my key and  I really liked and wanted the Kitty cover.

But I am happy because minus my Hello Kitty incident I had a Blast with my mom and yes she sure did get her Panda Express she loves that food. Mainly because it is the only fast food that does not make her tummy sick.

well time to go do more therapy.. xoxoxox and have a great evening, take a moment to smell the flowers and spend some quality time with your mom and your loved ones. Remember  the time we spend with each other is Priceless, and our days are not always Promised.

love ya Liz

Spring is Here

Spring is here and the flowers are blooming, I simply adore Spring!
This past weekend I spent the day at the park with my nephews and my mother. My nephew received an animal Habitat as a birthday gift, along with all the accessories a little scientist needs to study live bugs and Insects. He absolutly loves it and my niece who shares my Birthday has requested to receive the same gift. We spent the whole day looking for specimens to study, equipped with a magnifying glass a net and a extractor we headed off. But not before my nephew gathered a couple of leaves and flowers from my dads garden to put in his habitat for his new tenants. 

Our first encounter was by accident my nephew and niece ran to the cactus garden and came back with a Buzzing Bee in their little dome.. to which I sad NOOO!! not that , that is a Bee and if he or she feels threaten it will use its stinger and sacrifice his or her life and sting us.. so we gladly let that one go. 

A little walk up a hill and we found a gorgeous Lady Bug colony. My nephews had to find 2 lady bugs one on top of the other so they though that was something good , they were playing so they must be happy bugs. 

You and I know they were not playing as they thought, instead they were mating . So we placed them in their new home . We then  found what they call Rolli Pollies, I am not aware if that is the correct name, but that is what my nephew and niece call them and in he went also. In a plant of mint we found a huge grass hopper but we let it alone and a beautiful beetle came zooming at us , which we also left alone. 

We found some caterpillars and they seemed safe so they went inside the habitat . My nephew was loving finding and learning about the bugs. Next weekend we will continue our adventure and maybe if we are lucky take some cool pictures of some lady bugs and Butterflies.

 I love flowers so I will definitely be on the look out for some pretty new blooms. Outside my front door our huge plant is already  blooming. From one day to the next it is filled with pretty purple/ lavender flowers. So go out and enjoy the Pretty flowers.. xoxoxo Liz

Monday, March 14, 2011

How to Press a broken CHANEL Powder Compact

So the boy friend accidentally broke my CHANEL Powder =(... and I was not about to throw $50 in the trash. I placed it in a little bag and I took a chance at saving it. I was not sure if it was going to work since the finish is different , it's a matte reflecting powder and was afraid the alcohol was going to ruin it. Still I decided to give it a shot and it worked, I was not able to record the mixing part because I am working with Limitations on my hands , but it worked never the less. So if this happens to any of you, try this out.
Also i just tried it and seems to be Ok, it still needs to dry some more, Since I used a 50% alcohol , it's what my mom had and I didnt want too strong of an alcohol also.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

This week was my nephews Birthday and we had a blast. We celebrated on Wednesday his actual birthday , he did not want to wait until the weekend. So my boy friend and I picked him and his sister up from school and my brother was going to drive straight from work home to have his birthday dinner. We did a  Marvel Super Heroes Squad theme. I decorated the house with red, green, blue and yellow balloons and a couple of these balloons that had the super heros on them   Marvel Super Heroes 12" Assorted Color Balloons
I also purchased a couple of these mylar balloons.
Marvel Squad Birthday Party supplies mylar balloon 18 inch
We use the following Dinner  Marvel Super Hero Squad Dinner Plates (8 count)and Dessert Plates  Marvel Super Hero Squad Dessert Plates (8 count) and the matching cups  Marvel Super Hero Squad 9 oz. Cups (8 count)and napkins Marvel Super Hero Squad Lunch Napkins (16 count).

For treats we had stickers 
Marvel Super Hero Squad Stickers (4 count)

and matching Yo -Yos and candyMarvel Super Hero Squad Yo Yos (4 count)

We had some delicious Thai Food ( Pai Thai, Huracaine soup,Pineapple Rice, Shrimp Fancy, Shallow Sea).

 and a delicious Fruit Torte from Viktor Benes  ----

   but the best part was hearing my nephew say
"  "This is t the best Birthday Ever!!!"