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With every new year comes a redefinition of who I am.

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November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

It was an honor to have my mother and sister over for Thanksgiving!  It’s been three years since we were together doing this and it’s happened again. After a day of prepping and cooking and baking, we were finally together and enjoying the fruit of our labour. Turkey dinner. Yum!  

After reciting my mother’s prayer in English that she wrote, (this was so special) we were enjoying each other’s company with good food and even better wine.  I have to say my mother’s prayer means the world to me specially since she traveled all the way to be here with us.  I am always grateful she chose to come this way.  

After the stuffing ourselves time, then it was fire pit time!  I can’t tell you enough how useful a little fire pit is during the cold weather.  There is nothing like a fire to bring the family together to stay warm.  Sometimes you just crave a little bit of nature that when you live in the city, this is as good as it gets. 

I am feeling so blessed we had such a Happy Thanksgiving that even though my last days have been a bit under the weather, I began to feel the healing as soon as my mother got home. Thank you God for allowing me this privilege of having my family with us this weekend and making it so special.  It meant the world to me as we created memories that will last a lifetime.

Hoping you had a Happy Thanksgiving too, from my family to yours!



November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Prep

My Thanksgiving preparations are now complete… I have researched my recipes, thawed my turkey and received my mother from out of town.  I feel like a million bucks!  I feel like I have everything to be thankful for.  My family.

There used to be a time when I wondered what the point of Thanksgiving was.  I mean, i can literally eat turkey and gravy any time I feel like thanks to Boston Market.  What is the big deal about this day?  Well, it definitely isn’t the turkey or the perfect peach cobbler, even though they do help.  It’s family.  The environment that we are found in on this day that matters.
I have more than I can imagine to be thankful for.  This year has been more than amazing to me.  I received more than I every thought would be possible.  Beyond blessed and beyond grateful.  I have so much to be thankful for and it all begins with my family.  I feel so loved and this brings so much happiness to my life.

My family.
I have my three daughters and my loving husband.  They make my world go round and without them, I would not be possible.  I strive to be the best I can just for them.  I bend backwards just to give them the best of me every day.  It’s not easy, exhaustive sometimes but I do the best I can.  They are my reason for striving for my best.  They are my reason for humility and the reason I pray every night.  They make me want to be a better person, mother and friend.

My Parents.
I just can’t imagine my life without them in my life.  How blessed I am to have them in my life makes me speechless.  I was brought into this world with them by my side and this is all I’ve ever known.  They are my beginning and my reason for being who I am.  My parents have taught me the true meaning of life and love.  I would never be where I am if it wasn’t for them.  They have shaped me to be just who I am and I am thankful for them every day of my life.  A mother’s love is unending and a father’s love so comforting.  This is why I am a strong woman, always ready to give and receive love. They taught me the true meaning of unconditional love.

My siblings.
Oh how my world would be if I had been a single child?  I feel so extremely blessed my mother raised us during a different time than today.  I have three children and at times I feel so overwhelmed.  Not then, those times were different.  Even though times were hard, my siblings by my side made me feel safe and never alone.  I had their support and strength that carried me though difficult times.  They were and still are, always there to guide me.  I looked up to them then, when I needed fashion advice, and now when I need life lessons.  My siblings are my rock and my support.  I feel that no matter what happens, they complete my triangle of life.  They keep me standing and they keep me sane.  A sister’s love is unlike anything else.

As I look forward to tomorrow, I couldn’t help but reminisce on my true meaning of being thankful. This is is, my love and admiration for those who have helped shape me to be who I am today.  They are the positive change I want to be, the loving example of family and the admiration of how close my family has always been.

Thank you God for everything, this and more you have blessed me in my life.

Feeling Grateful.
Lorena F.

November 24, 2014

Hello My Almost New Blog

Essentially it’s the same one, but I have changed it up a bit.  It’s been almost a year since I re-did my last one and I felt a change was in order.  Being that I have slacked off in my blogging these past two months meant I had not noticed how crowded it was getting.  While I still have all my goodies, I have them neatly tucked away for only when they’re needed.  It’s better that way.

As the year draws near it’s end, I usually feel it’s time to say goodbye to the old and hello to the new.  Although I have no idea what the new will yet be, I can only be hopeful that it will be even better than this year. 

I will soon work on my “End of Year” blog post where I reflect and mostly give grateful thanks to He who has blessed me with everything that I have today.  I would be nothing without His blessing me with those who bring me happiness.  Another beautiful wonderful year, He has allowed me to become a better me inside and out.  I can never give enough thanks for that and everything else.  

Always grateful.  Goodnight! :)

October 10, 2014

All my teams lose. Football stress begins.

The stress of having one of my teams lose is pretty distressing. Having everyone of my teams lose is down right devastating!


All down the losing lane. I ended with tension headaches and flue like symptoms. Why. Why such a crappy weekend, you ask me? Who knows. It just wasn't my weekend. 

Things need to change. And fast. I don't think I can take much more of this losing. It takes a toll on my nerves and won't let go. I need Therapy: physical and emotional at this point. 

Here is to hoping for a better week next week. One with less losing and more winning.... And less stress. And more winning

Ah you get it!

September 12, 2014

And the winner is: iPhone 6 Plus

It's that time of the year again, a release of a new iPhone. Yes, my favorite time of the year.  After much deliberation, I took the plunge and went Biggest. As if getting a new iPhone and deciding on the color wasn't enough, they had to go ahead and make two different sizes! I am not a big fan of the phablets but I couldn't pass up on the better camera. Just couldn't. 

If they had made both phones with the same identical specs, it would've been no biggie. I would've chosen the iPhone 6. The fact they made the iPhone 6 plus with a better camera, the Optical Imagine Stabilization, makes me think Apple wanted to lure clients to that phone. Also Apple decided to ditch the 32 GB and now doubled it to 64GB, yes thank you! 

The camera is what finally did it for me. I was so hesitant and still couldn't make up my mind this morning. I missed the midnight sellout and by 9 a.m I was finally placing my order. Delivery? 3-4 weeks delivery is said. UGH! Oh well. Nothing I could do now. The weird thing though is that the iPhone 6 had a delivery date for 9/19! Yes they had that available but not the Plus? What? I thought it would be the other way around! I don't mind the wait as long as I got the one I really wanted. All I know is that once this phone is on my hands, I will know immediately if it's for me or not. 

Only time will tell how much I enjoy having such a giant phone. My sister, a Samsung Note 2 user, swears she loves the size of her phone and that I will not regret buying it. Just in case she is wrong, I will make sure to keep my receipt handy if I need to make a quick exchange at the Apple Store. 

My first impression will tell me everything. It's either Love at First Sight or nothing.  Sure I'm not gonna lie, I still feel nervous  I overbought it then again it's Apple. What's not to love? The more Apple the Better. This will definitely be a whole new experience for me and one I can't wait to have. Delivery day can't possibly get here fast enough! :)