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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It’s All About L O V E……


I am in love with LOVE!

I saw this little printed on canvas sign at a store today, and it stopped me right on my tracks.  What can I tell you…I am in love with love and…let’s leave it at that.

After reading quite a few books that mention that people who have a love interest, or in other words, are in love or are loved…they live longer.  What!!!!!  Need to get me some love.  Like a pill or a vitamin.

Does that mean that I have to give up my peace, quiet, my independence, my freedom and most important…half of my bed?  Don’t think so!

So I have decided to choose someone from my not immediate circle, zero in on someone and just fall in love with this guy.  It is very convenient, if I think about him, I get all mushy inside, butterflies in my stomach, etc., etc.  You know, all the goodies that go with being in love.  So it is like…love on demand.  He does not have the foggiest idea about this crazy woman madly in love with him, but as long as it works for me, what do I care what he thinks.  Of course, this kind of fictional from outer space version of love has its side effects.  I am here drooling for someone who does not even know a thing, and then, well, it gets complicated, very complicated.

Here I am, feeling like a little girl over a boy, but the problem is I am in my after-everything that happens to a woman when she hits the sixth decade plus.  It is a sight to behold and a story to listen to.  You are.  I am most grateful that all of you have very patiently been listening to all this stuff for over a few months already.

Well, going back to the sign.  Yes, I know it says about two people falling in love, but this is my story, so I bought it, a new shower curtain, new rugs and a few other things to revamp my small bathroom into a mini spa.  Now every time I go in there…I am forced to think about this pretend boyfriend.  Maybe I should take that sign down.  This one-way relationship is getting on my nerves, but it is fun and it makes me smile.









Here’s my work-in-progress mini-spa.  It is my special little space.  Notice the sign on the wall.

It is all about laughing, having fun and being in…LOVE!

Your very Happy Contessa

“Being in love is the easiest thing to do.”  Moi

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Chicken…Egg…Greek Philosophers et all…


Plato, Socrates, Aristotle, and all the unnamed female philosophers of ancient Greece would have found me to be very good company for them.  I love to ponder and create questions, where it would have been easier just to eat the egg and move on.

But that’s not my style.  I was thinking that I always see a bunch of chickens in films of, what else, chickens being raised.  Lots and lots of white chickens.  But…I have yet to see a rooster in the crowd.  Now, get ready for this one…how the heck these chicks get impregnated?  That is big, very big!!!  Are the feeding them the spermatozoon by means of drinking water or in the chicken feed?  So…as Socrates’ wife would say, where did the egg come from?  So…what in the world am I eating?  An artificially inseminated boiled egg?  Is that why eggs stink so very bad?  That one is for another contemplating moment.

Don’t chickens and roosters make love or make whoopee?  I have had that romantic fantasy since I was a little girl.  Need to google that.  What a let down!

This business of automation is getting to be very serious…I am freaking out!  You mean that in the future a guy and a gal could just drink water or take a pill, and that’s it!  So in nine or whatever months…ta ra!!  A bebe (baby)… puff, comes out. I was going to say something about the older crowd…those of us that just…but I have decided to leave that very alone.  Do not want to get into trouble with the censorship police.  Have enough already with the grammar police.  There’s only so much my romantic heart can take.

I have to admit it…this is somewhat a different kind of thinking…now that I am a docent a at museum…I am going to name it…”PMAE.”  Post Menopausal Art Expression.  Very avant-garde.  I like it!

Now, let’s address the issue of unnamed female philosophers…who do you think was giving these guys all these glorious pondering moments?  Really…you really think that these guys figured all of those deep thoughts just by themselves…you got to be kidding.  Guys can do nothing without…you guessed…women.  Probably the women would tell them what they were pondering on…and voila…they would go out and meet with their friends and make it look like it came from them.  Nothing has changed…sorry my dear male friends.  It is what it is.  But we love all of you dearly, anyway.

Well…enough of this heavy thinking for today.  Brain is getting in overload mode.  Not such a good thing when you have too few neurons at full capacity.

Your Happiest today, Contessa

“Which one came first…the egg…the chicken…”  Now you use your own neurons to figure it all out.


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I am cooking…on a food roll…


Yes, I made a different dinner tonight.  The goddesses of the culinary department in Heaven must be frantic.  That woman, in the kitchen, and cooking something new?  Sound the alarm.

Yep, I bought an avocado, some chick peas (garbanzos), wild sockeye salmon, and one mango.  This is the result of all of these ingredients.  Frankly, I looked at the items for 2 days, and today decided that I was not going to let them spoil.  So…around 4:30 pm, I started with the mango.  Peeled, cut it and put it with a bit of water and some sugar to boil.  Then the peas, I warmed them a little to make it easier to mash, peeled the avocado, cut it in small pieces.  Mixed those two, added some lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, garlic salt and very little regular salt.  The salmon, just put it in a pan, with very little evoo and some garlic salt on top.  Let it  cook at your preference, and voila, there you have it.  A delicious, lots of protein dinner.

Frankly, I may have forgotten a thing or two, because I do not follow instructions and make my own rules when I am in that dreaded place of the house, called kitchen.  I do not like to cook!  But… I do like to eat healthy food, so I have to psych myself to go in you know where.  I like a pretty and clean kitchen, but my ideal home would be one without that department.

It was so tasty and good for all parts of my ancient, from the cave-age-body.  Honesty is a good trait I possess.

Confession time…I have some new highly educated friends on that social network, so I am having nightmares about how they are going to interpret my use of the English language.  Just when I was chillin with my life, there they show up!  Hopefully, “they” won’t be reading this, and just in case they do…the grammar police and I already have made peace with each other a long time ago.  Well…I feel much better now that this issue is out of my system.  I am who I am and it is what it is.

Ta ta

Happy Contessa

“Enjoy everything in your whatever life, because it is very short and only you can make it delicious.”  Me.

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