Thursday, October 22, 2015

Suburbia meets Country

A short hour drive northwest of Lafayette is a small town called Iota. There we visited a retired couple (friends of my sister and her boyfriend) who owns 20 something acres of woods and built their quaint house in the middle of endless pine trees with a guest cottage and a barn. Talk about awesome! I never felt such at peace before. I could definitely live here. Both our children had a blast! They got to ride a gentle horse named Jericho, drove a tractor, played with the farm cat. My little one said he never wants to leave. Maybe one day we will have the chance to live like that. It's something we've thought about doing for a long time. We just need to dig deep (and I mean DEEP) into our past generations and sharpen our farming skills. Hey! It's the biggest trend right now. Living off the grid!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Happy Haunting

I must've walked through a time warp, and now we are here. It seems I was complaining about traffic jams in Kuala Lumpur just the other day. Lost my cat (and almost my eye) somewhere in Texas. Crowded memories are all I have of our last move and the one before that. Just a year ago we were unpacking and reestablishing ourselves in Fulshear FOR GOOD (so we thought). And now (before I can say 10 Mississippis), we are in Lafayette, Louisiana settling into our NEW home, starting a new chapter. I can't believe it's been a year already! I'm not gonna lie. Moving from place to place within such a short time frame, has its effects on people. It's fucking with my brain for one. I find myself pulling out the wrong drawers, opening the wrong cabinets, walking into the wrong rooms and constantly daydreaming about our last home. It's enough to drive me insane. I manage to isolate myself from others as this may cause a slight twitching in one of my eyes. Imagine speaking with anyone in this unstable state to talk about our journey here and why we moved so many times as if we're outlaws running away from something or someone. Don't get me wrong. I'm okay with it. I've always gravitated toward solitude. It's a place where I can. Just. Be.

What makes us odder is that each move, so far, we're unpacked and ready to introduce ourselves on the spookiest month of the year. October. "GREETINGS AND HAPPY HAUNTING TO YOU ALL, WELCOME!" We go all out with skulls on stakes and creepy spiderwebs. We welcome ourselves to our new neighbors on Halloween night with a ghoulish spread. Never mind that it's our favorite season for decorating and how I manage to keep track of all of our Halloween decor after ALL THOSE MOVES!

HAPPY HAUNTING!

To be continued...


Wednesday, May 6, 2015

FOOD FOR THOUGHT


This morning as I prepared my breakfast which consisted of fresh avocados, queso fresco (fresh cheese) wrapped in a corn tortilla. Some pepper accidentally landed in my glass of OJ. I then thought why not sprinkle some more. To my tastes buds' wonderment. It was Pretty. Damn. GOOD.
I shall name it; ORANGE YOU AWAKE YET?!
`(Recipe follows)

ORANGE YOU AWAKE YET?!

8oz of Orange juice of your liking

1 to 2 sprinkles, or MORE, of black pepper

For an explosive taste and extra BANG, Substitute cayenne pepper. Oh, what the hell, add a splash of vodka to give it Bigger BANG. 

Tip of the Day: Cayenne pepper is one of the best natural herbs for weight loss.



Now stir and enjoy!



“You see things and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were and I say, ‘Why not’?” – George Bernard Shaw