How’s your Sunday Afternoon?

Of the rare times I get to spend the weekend without losing my sanity, I spend it with Gabby.

The rains come and go and we somehow got carried away sharing our thoughts, random as they are.

Happy weekend!


Throw Throw Throw Your Trash

My daughter wants to keep things clean. She throws any trash she sees lying everywhere. Even in restaurants.

I was vlogging for my channel here, talking about what we had for lunch when she took over somehow and mentioned something about throwing trash in the “basura can” (trash can).

Then she smiled and said, “Mama, it’s now kooh-ween (clean). You can eat now.”

Good Morning, Laundry

My daughter loves the smell of clean clothes.

“Mama, let’s do the laundry!”

And I’d go follow her as she walks in her tiny orange high heeled sandals towards the back door leading to the laundry area.

Admittedly, it’s a chore that I don’t enjoy doing and which I try to postpone until we run out of clean stuff to wear; Gabby thinks otherwise.

I invite you to tell me things you don’t particularly like doing.

What is it about these things that doesn’t make you feel good or right?

What motivates you to finally do them?

That One-Minute Break

Yesterday, I had one full minute free.  So I mindlessly and aimlessly unlocked the door and stepped outside, but not before Gabby sensed something afoot and rushed to put on her rain boots.  It wasn’t raining but she loves this shiny polka dotted pair I bought her for less than a dollar in the grocery store.

“Mama! Mama!” she breathlessly shouts at me, “Let’s play in muddy puddles!” She was mimicking Peppa Pig, one of her favorite cartoon characters.

For one full minute, we walked outside.  Then I just stood there watching her.  She went crazy.  She was ecstatic.

In silence I pointed at the sky and she kept chuckling at some tiny birds that flew over the horizon in a V formation.

I contemplated on how amazing my life is, now that I have my daughter in it.  I even forgot to take pictures for posterity!

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Well, we should do this more often.

“Tomorrow!” she suggests and I nod in agreement.

Did something magical happen to you yesterday?

That Two-Word Something

This is your mission and it is not impossible.

Do this every single day: recognize the people behind their tasks.

These are the people who are behind the scenes most of the time.  They shun the spotlight but lend the much-needed support to make even your most crazy ideas possible.

Say thank you and smile.


Thank you, Teddy, you make my life complete!

You may argue, “but it’s their job to make me look good”.

Even if it’s their job, go out of your way to say thanks.

Gabby and I dined at a restaurant one time and as soon as the waiter served us soup, my daughter says in her tiny voice loud enough for him to hear, “Thank you!”

It never fails to bring cheer to that little kid in all of us.