Best Birthday Surprise Ever!

I had the best birthday morning surprise yesterday…but before I tell you about it, I need to give you a play-by-play of the night before so you can totally appreciate the surprise like I did. Sunday Feb.12 11:00 PM  Armando and I are on our computers, studying and researching, respectively.  Armando looks exhausted from his…

Hot Dogs on a Fine China Plate

This weekend is Thanksgiving.  Family.  Turkey.  The good china. Why does the good china only come out during special occasions?   It sits in the china cabinet collecting dust for most of the year, only to be enjoyed a handful of times. And same goes with that special dress hanging in the back of the closet…

Dance Me Back to Another Time

Make up…Done.  Hair…Done.  Slip on Dress.  Strap on heels.  Ready to head back to another place.  Another time.  Another era. As we walk into the grand room, we are surrounded with an endless sea of tables covered in white linen and sparkling silverware.  In the middle is an empty dance floor, and at the end…

Nagging for a Date Night

Armando planned a date night the other night.  Before all the         “Awwwwws” start and the “He’s so sweet” fills the room, he doesn’t get full credit for it (but I will give him most of it). Lately, I’d been feeling neglected. Everything else had seemed to become a priority but me.  This of course, was…

Where’s the Bacon?

Armando’s a breakfast guy.  He usually has eggs omelette-style with ham, veggies and lots of cheese.  Either that, or his Mexican breakfast of quesadillas with cheese, ham and hot sauce.  I got lucky because Armando has assumed the role of Breakfast Cook, really, by default as I don’t do breakfast.  I will usually have my…

Coffee Connections

I’m not a coffee drinker but I love coffee.  I came to this conclusion the other night as I was lying awake at 3am. Lying wide awake because I drank coffee that night.  At that very moment, I was hating the coffee.  Now it’s true that I don’t normally drink coffee except for those times…