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Feliz miercoles.!! Happy Wednesday.!! It’s been rough going as you all might have read on my blog. My dad is still in the hospital and while he has improved a little, it will still be a long, long journey. It was also Memorial Day weekend here in the states where we honor the brave men and women of the military who gave the ultimate sacrifice – their lives – for our freedom. For some reason, even though my father was not in the military (he was a rebel after all), the holiday resonated more loudly with me than usual. Maybe because instead of meeting family over barbeque, we were meeting in the hospital 😦
I did spend some time enjoying the company of my friends whether on the phone or in person. I had a delicious burger, truffle fries, and some tasty beverages with a lovely friend on Friday night.! One of my really good friends was also in town from Puerto Rico and we got to catch up with our old crew over a lovely Thai dinner and Sangria.! I managed to hear some wonderful stories from my friends and get in some much needed smiles and laughter. One of my friends also sent me a hysterical video from Anna Akana called “Women Can Be Dicks Too”. It was hysterical.!! I highly recommend a look see. On that note – I want to thank all of my family and friends who have held my hand, hugged me, fed me, listened to me talk, listened to me cry, made me laugh, made me smile – where would I be without all of you 🙂 You are my rocks, my legends, my Greek nymphs.!!
My mom, my rebel dad and me
Corona is taking a holiday this week and Canadian Club is stepping in as a pinch hitter. Canadian Club has nothing to do with Mexico, but everything to do with my father. He has been drinking Canadian Club for as long as I can remember. He used to say it would put hair on my chest so I always avoided it.!! Lol… But now I can’t wait dad until you wake up and we have another drink together because I don’t care about chest hair anymore.! That’s why they have laser hair removal 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!
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Feliz martes a todos.!! Happy Tuesday everyone.!! I apologize that I have been so scattered with my posts the last two weeks. My father has been in ICU for 13 days and some days were pretty bad. I haven’t wanted to write about it because I was hoping for him to turn a corner first and it seems he finally has done that.! We’re still waiting for him to wake up so we can communicate with him. But the worst seems to be over. Ojalá.!
I’ve also been dealing with the loss of someone who I thought cared about me immensely. It’s funny how certain life events (my father’s sickness in this instance) can crystallize a relationship for you in a matter of moments. I went from thinking I was going to build a life with this person to never wanting to see them again. What’s even worse is now they’re blaming me for the demise of our “relationship”. I’m using air quotes because at this point…I don’t even believe there was anything between us. Who abandons you when you need them the most.?!
Anyway…shoulder shrug.. Next.!! Próxima.!! This week’s Corona commercial is called message in a bottle. And honestly the way my last two weeks have been going – it’s been like waiting for a message in a bottle. Long, emotional (wet), and no end point in sight. From waiting for my dad to awaken physically to waiting for this dunderhead to awaken emotionally…it’s been a long slog through hell. I just hope I’m as happy at the end as the guy seems to be at the end of this commercial. Maybe there’s a Corona within a Corona in my future too 🙂 Enjoy.! Y salud.!!
Yes…yes..it’s true.! I was in Playa del Carmen last week 🙂 I have some photos and wonderful stories to share, I promise. It’s just been a tumultuous week for me personally.
So I will just start today with my welcome drink at my favorite Starbucks in Playa.! And leave the rest of the stories to come out over the next several posts…
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Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! This weekend has been super involved…and a little overwhelming. So forgive me my very short blog post. I hope everyone’s weekend was way way better than mine. And I hope everyone’s week is super fantastic.! I will explain more later…
Since I need a little bit of fun in my life….I’ve resurrected The Most Interesting Man in the World today. And not just with one commercial…but with two.!! The first one is from 2010 and I aired it on my blog last year for Cinco de Mayo. The second commercial is a new one from 2015.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!
While, there was an amazing full moon earlier this week. Nobody I know took a photo of it.!! I think everyone was too busy celebrating Cinco de Mayo.!! jajaja…
However, my friend P., the photographer, did manage to get some beautiful photos of the sunrise (el amanecer) over the Caribbean the day before the festivities began. So let’s enjoy the sun today 🙂
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Feliz Cinco de Mayo.!!! Happy May 5th.!!! Ok…I know it’s really May 6th.!! But I’ve been super busy.!!! For one, I was in Playa del Carmen last week.!! Yay.!! But, it was bittersweet. For the sweet part – I had so much fun and I saw great friends!! It was awesome to reconnect 🙂 On the bitter part – so much has changed and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I promise to dissect my visit over the next several posts (pictures included).!! Secondly, I came back home to a bunch of work…so just a little occupied.! Plus I posted an historical bit on Cinco de Mayo yesterday…so I had to post a fun post today.!!
This week’s Corona commercial does just that.! It celebrates Cinco de Mayo and continues our theme of ‘find your beach’. Even after several years, the beach in Playa still makes me smile 🙂 There’s something to be said for relaxing in that clear, clear, blue water of the Caribbean while the puffy clouds float above your head in the azure sky. It’s enough to put you in a blissful head space.! Enjoy.! Y salud.!!