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Beauty Tuesday: HBD My Blue-eyed Girl

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Feline Friday, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 03/24/2015 at 09:00
Asia Luck

♣GOOD LUCK♣ = Green + Elephant

Happy BiG *NINE* to my Fine ♥Valentine♥ Feline Asia Felina Catalina!!!

Happy ♣St. P’s♣ 1 week ago today from my Green-eyed Girl Sweet Annie!!!

♪Cats in the Cradle & the Silver Spoon♫

This is how *DALLAS COWBOYS* feline fans spoon!

Asia & Annie have my ♥heart♥

So when we’re apart

Big Girl & Baby Sis are who I miss …

But when I give Asge a kiss

She retorts with a hiss

As she lets out a growl

& a hint of a howl!

Annie does purr

As I stroke her fur

Vocal Anne may have sharp claws

Yet she does biscuits with her paws

& blinks at me with ♥love♥

Sent from ☼Heaven☼ above!

They both can be sweet

So going home to them is a treat.

Pantry Cat

Caught pink-pawed in the pantry!

†PTL† = Pray Through LENT * Praise the †LORD†

Happy Early ☼Easter☼!

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Sports Sunday: Steve Nash

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Sports Sunday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/22/2015 at 22:22

♪Is your game MVP like Steve Nash? ~ Nelly Furtado

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My fave *MAV* duo: Dirk Nowitzki (#41) & Steve Nash (#13) ~ Bobble Heads & Nesters of my exclusive sports memorabilia collection

A whole decade ago, my ♥former fave Mav♥ was named NBA‘s Most Valuable Player with ☼Los Suns☼ the same season he was traded there from Dallas. Now he’s retiring as a LAker

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Steve Nash: an accomplished athlete

My ♣lucky No. 13♣ has been †blessed† with his mad skills as

  • a baller on the court, as well as
  • ♠kicked ace♠ on the soccer field and
  • faced off on the ♦hockey rink♦! ✌

Soul Saturday: ¡Viva Selena!

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Musical Monday, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/14/2015 at 18:30
Selena Shrine

Honoring Selena almost 20 years since her death (following my initial visit shortly after this shrine was built)

The end of this ♣March♣ marks two decades since our ☼Mother Earth☼ lost the late great ♥Selena Quintanilla-Pérez♥

Selena Shrine

Selena‘s spirit graces the shores of Corpus Christi, Texas

Yet this †legend† lives on as she leads her ✌legacy✌ through her ♪song♫!

Selena Shrine

Selena Immortalized

Her eternal beauty and sweet ♫voice♪ plus warm ♥heart♥ have gone immortal …

Selena Shrine

Selena, although short-lived on Earth, made her mark in ♪music♫ history

Selena‘s iconic style has inspired:

Selena ~ Dreaming of You

Selena‘s single, ♪I Could Fall in Love♫, among other soulful tracks, drew countless crowds to fall in ♥love♥ with her as she reigns from †Heaven†

Siempre Selena

¡Siempre Selena! ~ Selena always will hold a special place in our ♥hearts♥ ~ she definitely is ♪A Million to 1♫

R.I.P., Selena (April 16, 1971-March 31, 1995)

Soul Saturday: ♥Lola Rosa♥

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Soul Saturday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/14/2015 at 18:15

Today marks ✌Year Seven✌ since my beloved ♥Lola Rosa♥ went to †Heaven† …

Lola Rosa

♥Lola Rosa♥ at her ♪prized♪ ♫piano♫ with the graduation photos of her youngest children, Dr. Robert Reyes, & my Mommy Aya

As I’m still on bedrest from being sick, I realize that I must take care of myself

Lola Rosa

Classic ♥Lola Rosa♥ (center): Filipiniana Mestiza Gown with Butterfly Sleeves * ♥Lolo Tico♥‘s graduation (left) * with ♥Uncle Terry♥ ~ only surviving sibling (right)

Especially if I could up the chances of living long like she did:

Familia Reyes

Top left: Reyes Family mid-century * Bottom right: ♥Lolo Tico♥‘s & ♥Lola Rosa♥‘s 50th †Wedding† ☼Anniversary ☼

Great and not turning late  in her fate until almost an entire century at age 98 in 2008!

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3 Generations: ♥Lola Rosa♥ * ♥Mommy Aya♥ * yours truly

While I’m on my sick bed ☼today☼, I’ll read the letters that she wrote to me as my main childhood pen pal.

Lola Rosa

♥Lola Rosa♥: my forever flower

Foodie Friday: Classic Cold Remedies

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Foodie Friday, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/13/2015 at 10:00

Happy Friday the 13th!

Homecooked Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup is where it’s at!

We’re never too old to need our mothers ~ so if they’re still with us, then let’s be grateful!

Cold Combat Remedies

Add freshly-squeezed OJ to the mix for Vitamin C to combat the cold, and I’ve got it made in the shade!

My own ♥Mommy Aya♥ came through for me during my cold that took its toil and my voice this ♣Spring Break♣.

Valley Oranges

These oranges came from my former post in the Rio Grande Valley!

As a retired Registered Nurse after over 4½ decades, my Nanay attended to me for the first time since I was a child!

Nutella Brownies

Chocolate = the perfect cure to cheer me up, in the form of my mom’s Nutella brownies!

I think that my need to be put on bed rest (while my ♥A&A♥ held vigil by my bedside) was †GOD†‘s way of telling me to slow my roll

Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies also are. Always. On. Point.

Despite my week ☼off☼ from teaching and tutoring, I had still been on-the-go in the recent wintry weather with my traveling, researching, reporting and photographing!

Juicer Pitcher

This juicer doubles as a pitcher!

So much for tracking miles on a fun run or hitting the driving range … for now!

Thirsty Thursday: LOVE is in the Air

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Thirsty Thursday, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/12/2015 at 08:00

R.I.P., *ROSA TABERNERO REYES* (March 5, 1910-March 14, 2008)

Our Lady of Fatima & Lola Rosa

Our Lady of Fatima from Bishop Mike & rose earrings to commemorate my *LOLA ROSA* on her birthday & anniversary

This double-dose of Thirsty Thursday focuses on the ♥love♥ among my †Church† family and friends …

Spiritual Selfie

Spiritual Selfie: Bishop Mike gave me Our Lady of Fatima as we posed in front of the Madonna & angels!

One week ago, I visited Oblate Missions, the home of my spiritual mentor, Bishop Mike,

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Who gave me this large immaculate Our Lady of Fatima photo, complete with prayer!

Our Lady of Fatima Prayer

Our Lady of Fatima Prayer

Then I returned home to minister at my R.E. student’s parents’ wedding

Wishes

Charms of well-wishes for this marriage: * ☼Hope☼ * †Faith† * ♥LOVE♥ * ✌Peace✌ * Trust *

And gave them a gift full of well-wishes from the Missions on their Sacrament of Marriage!

Ephesians 4: 2-6

Ephesians 4: 2-6

Workout Wednesday: Double Dip, DON’T Trip + Tips

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Travel, Weekly Wonders, Workout Wednesday, Yours Truly on 03/11/2015 at 09:00

Let’s do double leg raises!

These will work out not just our legs and lower back, but also our hip flexors as we twist …

We’ll get creative by making shapes.

As we’re laying down, we’ll do the following sequence of 10 per set:

  • Legs together
  • Spiral/tornado up then down
  • Scissor legs ~ spread out then bring back together
  • Draw ♥hearts♥ for Belated ♥Valentine’s♥ Day
  • Draw four-leaf ♣clovers♣ for Early ♣St. Patrick’s♣ Day
St. Patty's Cat

♣St. Pat’s♣ Cat inspiration: Soon-to-Be Bday Girl *ASIA* (in almost 2wks) is chillaxin’ w/♣Good Luck♣ Care Bears ~ we can reward ourselves w/R&R after we work out our legs & core to score! #DISPObustAFlow

Extra guidelines from XHIT expert Rebecca Louise:

Beauty Tuesday: Spring Fever 

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/10/2015 at 09:00

🍀Happy St. Patrick’s Day a week from today!🍀

Allergy Buffers

Power over Weather: I have my share of Vicks VapoRub for ALL seasons to relieve cold & allergies + muscles & joints * eye drops * nasal spray … My personal preferences for the latter are Visine & Flonase (which was just barely released w/o Rx), respectively!

With spring just around the corner, I’m stocked up for allergy season!

Beauty Tuesday: Scarves Still in Season

In ♥ & Soul, Beauty Tuesday, Community, Health, Home Sweet Home, Public Interest, Relationships, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Yours Truly on 03/10/2015 at 08:00
Warm Scarf

This scarf warmed me up on my way from Abilene to San Antonio to Corpus Christi, TX!

Since the winter chill still hasn’t gone away completely …

Holy Scarf

Just like that Confessions of a Shopaholic movie, I ought to be called “Girl in the †Holy† Scarf!” {Featuring: Rose †Rosary† for my ♥LOLA ROSA♥ on her ☼birthday☼}

Let’s wrap up in our scarves:

Beautiful Scarf

The burgundy pairs well with my Superman beanie, Coach Legacy frames & Playboy Bunny top + Annie seems to like!

Including this beautiful colorful one from Edwin that was crafted in Nepal

Shawl

Time to cover up before this winter wedding!

Or this shawl for when I ministered at my R.E. student’s parents’ wedding

Weddings Gifts

More generous gifts from the wedding family

 Or this lavish chevron striped one from her parents as a thank-you gift!

Chevron-Striped Scarf

C is for … Comfy * Cozy * Chevron Stripes

Motivational Monday: Making History

In ♥ & Soul, Community, Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Motivational Monday, Politics, Pro-DiSPO, Public Interest, Relationships, Sports, Technology, Travel, Weekly Wonders, What's Hot, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/09/2015 at 23:20

Today was one of those perfect productive ☼days☼ …

What better way to kick off my so-called ♣Spring Break♣?

Now my Doogie Howser, MD (YES, my Neil Patrick Harris love runs deep and dates back before HIMYM‘s Bro Code and Playbook‘s Barney Stinson) “blog” question is this:

Would I prefer to make history or write about it?

To which, my answer would be: BOTH ~†GOD†-willing!