Monthly Archives: February 2015

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

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


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