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About happycontessa

I enjoy writing about my experiences in the land of many happy birthdays!

So many options and only one me…

 

 

Too many options is not a good thing. Started writing this posting on my pc, but then my latest pictures are on my phone. A phone that writes in advanced what I want to say and tells people when I am on the road, so they can help themselves to my good stuff.

Again, why am I writing this? Oh yes, the restless creative beast inside of me thinks I can do it all. I have a headache just thinking the kind of tech mess I have created. Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, my own blog, and yes, my too-smart-phone.

But then, I thrive on creative stress and I have to keep the body, brain and mind going all the time because getting to this vintage stage in my life is magnificent and so very challenging.

The first picture is a selfie pretending I am a fashion model (why not) and the second one I am with my little princess granddaughter Juliette.  I am not only learning from her mom, my gorgeous daughter, Milagros, but learning from Juliette how to use the word “No” as a complete sentence.

Life is a wonderful thing. The whole posting written on my so ever smart phone.

Happy Thanksgiving Week to all my followers and those that are not, but secretly are dying to be.

And so it is today, November 25th.

Bam! One more year to look forward to…

Well, I am such a blessed woman, been celebrating another Life Anniversary for the past week. Champagne or wine with breakfast. Sets the right agenda for the day.

At this stage in life, everything that happens is pure delicious icing on my cake. I mean everything!

You get to appreciate the same things you have been experiencing all your life, but through My own Looking Glass. It’s like saying, so what, it’s just momentary stuff. Literally and really. I am so chill and rolling with whatever to make my passage easier, laughable, and amusing.

My energy or aura must be kept totally blue or transparent. Even Juliette, my two years old granddaughter, knows how to do this. She’s a yoga baby. She keeps me grounded in her interpretation of whatever happens. She knows how to release her frustrations and keeps on going as if nothing happened.That’s the way to do it.

As long as I have my supply of oil for my wrinkles, I am so super cool.

Now on the road to 72! Not even in my wildest dreams. Oh yes, a Mr. Darcy showing up in my life will make it somewhat interesting. Only part-time. No time to make my life complicated. Guys always do that. Love them, at a distance.

Another moment in my forever interesting journey.

Hello, are you there? I am sort of here…

Hola world!  Today is the day!  I get to write a posting in my old faithful blog.  It was last December when I was full of good intentions to post somewhat continuously, but you know how it is, life gets on the way of a lot of things.

These two pictures are from October 2018 a happy day, before my big birthday.  I love taking selfies, pictures and a lot of stuff related to the arts.  Yep, I am an artist, among other things.

I have new digs, which I’ll share with you as soon as my hair, (it’s all about the hair) and my physical persona are in a condition that deserves an image for posterity.  I bought my own place, have been busy helping others, and now I am back to doing my usual, crazy, enjoyable stuff.  Stages of life.  Life overall is just spectacular and amazing.

Well, getting closer to another life anniversary.  Pretty soon.  It’s so exciting to be able to celebrate life anniversaries and be grateful that I can still do it.

Hasta pronto!  See you soon. By the way, this blog will be celebrating its 9th Anniversary next month.  Never dreamed of my fabulous fortune and life.

Thank you for reading.

Oh my gosh! I love my faithful readers…

0424181540-1Wow!  I have been away for so long, I have forgotten a lot of stuff about how to reduce photo size, even my password got misunderstood by my host.  Not only that, but there’s a complete new to me format as to how to do a lot of things.  So many details, too much time in my hand that I have been using for new and exciting goals, challenges and the wonderful life I am living right now.

That selfie was made last July in my apartment here in Florida (again), yes, I moved back to Florida in April of this year.  Same place, another apartment.  It was like being back home.  Happy, happy and more happy with my decision to move back to Paradise.

I need to start again blogging more often, because I opened my stats page just a few minutes ago and noticed that traffic is moving, even though I have said nothing new in a good number of months.  A nice lady from Canada asked me a question last August, and I just found out today.  I replied.  Hope she understand that there are people like me in the world.  Absent minded by choice.  What does that mean?  Who knows. My apologies, Kathleen.

Well, I will close today’s pondering moment by saying…it’s not over until I say so.

Muchos hugs and I hope you are enjoying the most wonderful time of the year.

Me

Dashing through the snow…

Yep!  It is that time of the year to be in a Florida state of mind.  But, and there’s always a but in everything…Florida is also cold!

Maybe the Virgin Islands, be the American or British Virgin Islands.  Is that far enough, or should I make it Tierra del Fuego.  Nope, I just checked…it is cold there also.

What am I supposed to do?  Just hunker down and expect the snow to melt and temperatures to rise to a decent level, so I can shopping for my veggies and fruits.  Running low in that department.

Maybe hibernating is not such a bad idea.  But then…and always the but…I get hungry!  Don’t bears get hungry?  Something to investigate.

Well, this is enough material to change the Christmas ornaments from my previous posting.  One must write to keep up with the changing moments in life.

By now, you get it that I am doing this for fun.

Hasta luego!  Happy New Year and may you continue to be blessed with good health and happiness.

Hugs,

Jeepers!!!! Christmas is in the House…my House…

Stressed to the max!  I was a happy camper listening to Christmas music, and decorating and decided to take a break…then .I saw my blog and noticed it was snowing on the blog!  With a picture of a Thanksgiving memory.  The Christmas music had to come to a complete stop, because I couldn’t deal with what to do next. Here I am with a camera that tells me that the batteries are exhausted.  What about me?  No consideration whatsoever from the little mega pixels that live on the blip blip camera.

Who do these people (blog host) think are reading the blog.  People with super scupper vision?  I had to stop and change the font because I couldn’t read what I was typing.  Yeah, they want me to upgrade so I can have all the bells and whistles, but at a cost.  Do I look like a central bank, anyone?

Oh oh…I am starting to sound like the scrooge guy…need to hum again to bring back the Christmas Spirit and be a happy, pleasant and in a total control person.  Yeah…where are the Christmas candies and cookies I chose to ignore when I was at the store today.  I could use some eggnog with plenty alcoholic stuff to put me in the spirit again.  But then, alcohol kills brain neurons, and I cannot afford to lose not even one.  Dilemma galore.

Why does this always happen to me when I think about all that I need to do?  I was reminded also that there are only 25 days to most happy day of the year.

Hey, if you don’t hear from me again…plenty to do and many places to travel to…I wish a very Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!

Feliz Navidad and Happy New Year!

First solo Thanksgiving in Florida 2011…by choice…

Looking back in life is most of the time a great thing.  We can always learn from our story.  I was cleaning my picture files on my computer, when I came across this picture.  Instead of me interpreting it as a sad memory, it triggered in me a retrospective of how far I have become in my journey.  It gave me a sense of the type of person I have become.  Strong, decisive, so very self-confident, and knowing when to choose to be by myself.  There’s strength in solitude.  Did I drink the whole bottle of wine?  Frankly, I don’t remember.  I do remember it was a good German Riesling.

I always dress myself and my table even when it is a solo affair.  I am the most important person in my life.  Sounds selfish, but really, it is not.  Self-importance is an indication of your inner and outer strength.  It is the best education you can give your children, so they, in turn, become self-confident and self-reliant.  Very important, because we are not going to be around forever.  Always do what you want to teach your children,  They do what you do, not what you say.

It was the best of times and it was the worst of times.  It was the best because I had Thanksgiving the way I wanted and it was the worst of times because I had all the anxieties and excitement of being by myself in a new city.  Life is always like that.  Our lives are a tale of two cities, just as Mr. Dickens would say himself.

To the philosopher in each one of us.

To all our memories.  I am grateful for each one of them.

Happiest Thanksgiving!  There’s something to be thankful for.  Always.