Waist line going to the waste line…

DSCN8496It is difficult for me to stay put when it is so bloody cold.  If I turn the temperature too high in my condo, then I get static and I am a moving target of electricity.  Hate this!

So I keep it somewhat bearable…but it is cold.  So to keep warm, I become very creative and efficient.

I decided to make a soup for dinner to warm up.  Only had a can of black beans, tomato paste, a part of an onion, a tomato, pink Himalayan Salt, Curry powder, half a green bell pepper.  And, yes some carrot match sticks.  Mixed all of them up, put a lot of water and put this magic brew to do its thing.  And a thing it did.  Beans?  No husband right now, so I am safe.  If you get it, fine, if not, well, it goes to the forum.

DSCN8498It looks mighty delicious.  That’s all there is for dinner.  Hope I like it.  Otherwise, that’s too bad for me.  Nothing else around and with a temperature of 51 degrees Fahrenheit (explaining because I humbly have an international audience of about over 50 countries), I will eat anything that is hot.  Well, if this cold weather does not come to a halt pretty soon, all those skinny jeans will become a thing of the past, and you know me very well.  That will NOT happen!

So Mother Nature,  or whatever gender you have, get your act together and start moving along.  Skinny jeans are an issue here.  Priorities…

One more productive and creative day in the life of your…

Happy Contessa

“I like the cold weather.  It means you get work done.”  Noam Chomsky

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What is love for each one of us…

DSCN8425I know that you cannot see or touch love.  It is intangible, but I think, it is the most powerful force in the universe.

Love changes people, situations,  your molecular structure and yes, even your aura.  We are talking energy, the energy generated by love,  which surrounds everything.

There are different structures of love…love for your family, and that includes your pets (Hi Baxter Brown, my grand-doggie), love for your friends, love for things that we become attached to…and other kinds.  I cannot think of another one right now.

The love I am referring to is the love for someone who makes you smile just at the thought of that person, puts a shine in your eyes that only can happen at the sight of, in my case, at the sight of him, also,  makes you feel you are floating among the clouds, and you can feel your heart melting all over the place.  How is all of that possible.  Don’t have the slightest clue, but, oh yes, makes you so idiotically happy, that you don’t know what hit you.

Oh well, I think I am a lucky-so-in-love-kind-of-woman.

This is my contribution to today’s celebration of that inexplicable force or thing we call…

L O V E!!

Happy, very Happy Contessa

“What’s love got to do with it?  Everything, I must say.”  Moi


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The way it goes…


This is my daily, well, almost daily uniform when I go to walk.  Have to wait till warmer weather to see my summer look.

Sometimes I have a partner, sometimes not.  “They” say walking is good for you, and because I believe so, it is good for me.  My little bones and what’s left of my muscles really get happy when I hit the door.  It is like taking Baxter Brown, my grand-doggie for a walk.  He gets so excited!

Even though this is Florida, sometimes it gets chilly for me.  Anything below 78 is cold for me.

There you have another day in my ever not-so-exciting-right now-life.  Need to think what’s next and different.  I am at it.

Happy Contessa

“Clap along if you know what happiness is for you.” Pharrell Williams



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New Year…New Face…New Expectations…


Every new year…ding dong and so goes on.  The same train of thought, resolutions and more resolutions.  So this 2015 I am not doing any resolutions.  I will take it as it comes.

Breathe, eat, sleep, walk, talk, think, and think again!  First, I need to recover from this cold my body and my mind are going through, and then I am going to make a list of the things I am planning to do in January.  That’s all.  Then, it will be next month and so on.

How about you?  Any big ambitions?  I have only one…I am going to continue on being plain and simply happy.  It is working for me, so I don’t see why it shouldn’t continue to do so.  Be Happy!!!!

Sounds perfect for me and that’s all it matters right now.  Oh, yeah, I need to feel better to be the 100% type of person I am.  Usually.

Happy 2015!!!!!!

Your Happy Contessa

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Christmas is almost here and then a Happy New Year!!!!


This has been a very interesting year…2014…it had a nice ring to it at the beginning of the year, but…it has been a heck of a year.

Subtle in some things, not so in others.

I started, again, with my best intentions, but things got on the way of my being more productive on this blog.  What do they say…the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Hopefully 2015 is going to be my year, and I hope for all of you also.  2014 was not that bad, I am still among the living and you are still reading my blah, blah, blah.  My international community is growing immensely, maybe that’s why I get hundreds of spam comments every day.

Not going to complain…God has been very good to me and my family.

I wish you all my very special readers, a very Merry Christmas.  If you celebrate another holiday, I wish you all also a very special time during your holidays.

Your Happy Contessa


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Let the Christmas Season begin!!!!!


Well…it starting snowing on the blog, so I had to hurry up and get festive and with the Christmas Spirit pronto!

The coming holidays have the magic to turn our thoughts, our Spirits into something joyful.  At least for me.

I am full of great and happy anticipation to see family I have not seen for a while, to cook and eat some good home cooked meals, to share and exchange laughter, joy, and happiness.

I will posting regularly right up to Christmas, so this time I am keeping it short.

Go out there or inside there and get that magical feeling with the Spirit of giving your joy to others.

It is starting to feel like Christmas!

Happy Contessa


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Fall Season in under 20 minutes…voila! I have the power to do that…

DSCN7986I decided this morning that I was going to put in storage (one box) the summer decorations and bring in the fall motif out from the same box.  I have all my seasons in two boxes, one for summer and fall, and one for Christmas.  I am kind of a magician.

As you can see, all I need is the scents and sights of fall…roasting nuts…pumpkin patch, a bit of a cool chill in the air…some trees turning their leaves…and some sweaters all ready for performance.

Not so!  Not here in the Florida Peninsula…high today 84 degrees, humidity at 100%.  It could be worse, so I am definitely a very happy camper making my magic act, and converting my tiny apartment into a display of fall in full splendor.  Need to light up a candle or two, with pumpkin, or apple pie scents.  I have two big candles in dark orange tones, so let the fall festivities begin.  Which festivities are those, you may ask…well…I don’t have the foggiest idea yet, but I am working on it.  Remember, I am a magician…


Hope you have a wonderful time decorating your digs, just as I did mine.  Hopefully some of you will have the real deal.  I am not complaining at all.  Just that I enjoy my humidity and all luscious green vegetation all year around.  The colors?  I took care of that.

Your Happy Contessa

“I am glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”  L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables.

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