Monday, May 9, 2016

Musica Monday: Do you?

If you have not heard about LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies, listen NOW!

I had an opportunity to catch them live at The Mint a year ago.  They were the first of my 50 for 50. She and the band are great live. Her voice has a bit of that gritty sound that I love.

They have a new single, "Do you?"  If you don't, then maybe you should.




Mothers Day Sucks (sometimes)


One day of not needing anything.  One day of me not asking.

Instead we woke up late (by we, I mean me) to feeling anxious because I needed to make a salad before leaving to a Mothers Day brunch in Santa Paula.  Let me point out that all the moms are cooking for their own brunch, WTF!

When I get anxious, I get grouchy. When I get grouchy, an evil troll named Merva takes over.  Well she was pissed and didn't care about space.  She spat the words "I hate Mothers Day" to Maite who then went and told the others. What she should of said was "can you please hurry and get ready" or "can you make your own breakfast so I don't have to."  My oldest said I was mean.  Merva boiled and snarled "don't speak to me." The husband stayed silent because anything he could possibly say would be taken the wrong way.  Instead, Merva stared with laser eyes wondering how the hell could be just sit there and be quiet?

 I decided to drive because it was the only thing I could control.  The day got better and Merva went into hibernation.  Did I feel bad? Yes.  Have I apologized? Not yet.

All I wanted was a day where someone asked "what can we do to make your day easier?"  I wanted beds to be made, rooms to be clean, children and husband ready and fed. I wanted all this without me involved.

I wanted glitter!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

2016 Bring It!

I can't remember the last time I posted something...

It has been a crazy journey, much heartache because I lost my father to cancer.  After more than a year, the fog of sadness is lifting. This man, the first man I was in love with, that man that I would judge all others by was physically gone.  His story is not mine to tell but I can say he was a beautiful soul who loved his family with every fiber of his being.  I am not ready to share that part of my life either. Maybe one day...

This year I also buried one of our tribe.  We went to college together and this man 90% of the time had a smile on his face.  It came as a shock. How can this genuinely good guy have been taken from this earth?  Was it really his time?  Death is still sometimes hard to wrap your head around.

Why am I back?  I keep asking myself that.  I kept flopping back and forth on whether I wanted to breathe life back into I Used To Wear 3-Inch Heels.  What did I have to say?  Was it worth saying?  Maybe.  So I am back!  I will continue to give my views on life, praise the things, music, people I am wild about.  Should I complain (because isn't there enough of that in this world of ours?), it will always end with a positive spin.

So here we  are, 2016 the year of manifestation!  Open arms, open heart let the wind whisper in my ear and remind me to breathe.

This is dedicated to my niece Isabella Alamillo who sent me a message asking when would I start writing again.  Now Isabella! Now!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Musica Monday: Healing Earth, Healing Me

Beautiful people, for today's Musica Monday I have chosen Anugama "Healing Earth".  It is one of my favorite songs when I am doing bodywork.  Lately many thoughts of healing physically, emotionally and spiritually have been entering my mind, my heart and soul.

Enjoy and may you have a great week.

Namaste

Healing Earth

Friday, February 22, 2013

Photo Friday - Foto Viernes

When life gives you lemons, make limonada!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Musica Monday: Bless Me Ultima



For me the music used in a film is just as important to the plot and the characters one sees on the screen.    Music helps pull you into the emotion of the film.

I recently got the opportunity to see an advance screening of one of my favorite books, Bless Me Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.  I have been waiting for over 20 years to see this book made into a film.  The movie is directed by Carl Franklin and it hits the big screen on February 22nd.  It is a must see film!  It is so visually beautiful and the music (score by Mark Kilian) is just as stunning.  Lessons, Harvest and The Llano adds to the land and nature you see on the film.

So for today's Musica Monday, go to iTunes and check out the soundtrack to Bless Me Ultima but on February 22nd, go to the theater and see the movie.  The film is set during War World II and takes place in New Mexico.  It tells the story of a relationship of a young boy and a "curandera" named Ultima.  I don't think that I can say enough of how beautifully made it is.

Happy Musica Monday!