Our First Lady

Our First Lady

She is such a beautiful woman.


Official Friday Dance : 2012 Edition

When I saw this all I could do was laugh (and actually I started doing this in my seat!!!!). Happy Friday!

My next thought was of my friend Mel. We used to teach together in Maryland and one day she coaxed (wink) me into coming to her classroom to see “The Dancing Baby”. That was our Friday Dance.  Dance your heart out Mel!! This one’s for you!

Reality Bytes

I must admit that for portion of my life (the last few years) I have been under a rock. In saying that, I am perplexed as to how I was completely oblivious as to the existence of The Real Housewives of DC. Was I the only one? Now I know that there of more pressing issues in the world but a little dose of reality tv keeps me entertained. Apparently, America didn’t think I missed anything. Unfortunately, the show was cancelled after airing its first season. (The only series of “The Real Housewives” to have this claim). I am actually enjoying the show (I think it has a lot to do with my love for Maryland). There are portions that I can do without as with most reality tv shows. Some of them are just way over the top and whether the drama is orchestrated or not, I believe that most of it is unnecessary—except that it does help the ratings.  Anyway, I have recorded most of the reruns on Bravo and have spent time re-watching them. I am a fan.

While we are on the subject of reality tv, let me say for the record, that I CAN ABSOLUTELY DO WITHOUT LOVE & HIPHOP (and most, if not all,-VH1 shows)!!! And before you ask, yes, it does warrant caps & bold font.

However, during a bout with insomnia one night this week, I caught a snippet. During this particular episode, Olivia was in the studio and sang a song about her relationship with her mother.  This was done alongside the melody being played on an acoustic guitar. I don’t keep up with the particulars of her career (or lack thereof) but in my opinion, her raw talent is astounding. She can really sing. So as I continue on the road of watching reality tv, I am grateful that there are so many choices. I especially enjoy watching BRAVO while working out on the apparatus at the gym. It is a welcomed distraction. Real Housewives of Atlanta  here I come.

La Araña Pequeñita

My five year old is learning about European countries. Spain is the country she is being exposed to currently. We watched the movie Ferdinand the Bull and will be reading the book as well.

The highlight of my night. My five year old and my ten year old singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider. The five year old sang in English while the older one sang in Spanish. It was music to my ears.

The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout.
Down came the rain and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun and dried up all the rain.
And the itsy bitsy spider climbed up the spout again.

La araña pequeñita subió, subió, subió, 
Vino la  lluvia y se la llevó. 
Salió el sol y todo lo secó. 
Y la araña pequeñita subió, subió, subió.



I am really loving these glasses. In fact, it seems that everything I touch in a store is the most expensive. However, these Prada Gradient Lenses from the Minimal Baroque Collection are going to look and feel so much better after I address some things in my life. Oh well! I guess I better start my list of rewards.