Ready for the Tryptophan effect?

Are you ready for the turkey?  The bird and the other kind, you know what I mean.  Humor early in the writing, so it is out of the way.

I have been invited to join a friend and her family for dinner, so I am bringing a salad.  I am fortunate enough that I don’t have to cook the whole enchillada.  No leftovers, though.  So it is back to tuna on Friday.  It is good for you.  Omega 3.  At this stage in life, those little known facts become very important.  You become a walking encyclopedia of things that are good for you.   Uhummm.

But…tomorrow is Thanksgiving and my stomach is already anticipating  the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, gravy, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, collard greens and etc., etc. , plus of course, the pumkin pie with whipped cream.

I am already feeling stuffed.  But tomorrow is a new day with high expectations of eating everything and anything within my sight.

Let’s remember the real reason of this holiday….We are so blessed and very thankful for our families, friends, and the soldiers away from their families making a big sacrifice.

Thank you for reading my humble blog, but most of all, for being my friend.

Your Happy Contessa

Thank You God for all of us…

All and each one of us are very important to the way the story is going to be told.  I am thankful for each individual, and situations (good or else) that I have faced in my life, because all of these ingredients have made me who I am today.  Hopefully a better person.

I am very thankful to this incredible country, the United States of America, that has a system that gives us the freedom to do our own thinking and make our own choices.  But who is the United States of America?  It is all of us together, with different ideologies, and way of being that makes us so unique.

I am thankful for my life, for all the people that I have touched or have touched me one way or another, and for all of those that have made me feel that I matter.

Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Your Happy Contessa

Pushing the envelope as usual

Happy Monday to you!  Most of the day is gone, so let’s breathe a bit easier.

Today, I added a new page to my blog.  “Food/Aliment”  I am always trying to learn a new thing and let’s see how this section is going to work.  I don’t know yet, but let’s experiment together.

Hopefully in this new page, we’ll be talking about what we eat, what we like, don’t,  and anything else that comes to our “have had many happy birthdays” mind, but remember it has to be related to food.  At least try.

Merci, gracias and thank you very much,

Your Happy Contessa

Rest on the sixth or seventh day?

Wow!  If He needed a rest, I am not going to be so arrogant as to think that I should keep this thing going every day.

All of us need rest, no questions about it. 

I am going to watch college football, the shopping channels (to learn new technology), not to shop, and my favorite recorded soap opera “India.”  I’ll tell you about it in a future posting.  It is mesmerizing.  

The wisdom and humor departments are closed today and tomorrow.

Until next time,

Your happy contessa

Been in Happyville?

Happyville is a place of three inhabitants.  I, me, and myself.  This is a place that I discovered in my journeys through  FrustrationLand, WorryVille, and SadnessPlace.  Once I found it, I became a resident of this peaceful (most of the time) place.

Usually,  life is not what we want it to be.  I read in a book (read a lot, they are my best and smartest friends) that insanity is when you have a pain or a problem, and you think you shouldn’t be hurting or you should have a problem free life.  I thought, wow, this is a new thing for me.  After I digested this principle, it took me a while to do this, as my brain cells assimilate things very slowly;  I created Happyville, where my problems and issues take a new dimension.  I still have all of these things surrounding me every day, but now there is a new perspective.

When the moment arrives that I will convert back to beautiful energy, as I have seen my husband and my sister already go through the process, all the problems and issues in my life will become like a grain of sand in the middle of an immense ocean.

Voila, that new perspective snaps me back to what is really important.

It is getting bloody cold, so let’s see how that new perspective works on me.

Need to have a sense of humor for everything, don’t we?

Your Happy Contessa

Eating what is good for you…but

I don’t know about you, but as I get more happy birthdays, I am trying to eat and do what is supposed to be good for me.

Well, when Albert Einstein was working on his project with neutrons, protons electrons and the nucleus,  creating mini explosions, so he could  find an answer as to how the universe was created,  I wish he had gotten a bit further to leave instructions as to what you do with the aftermath.  And to think there is now a grand collider somewhere in Europe trying to accelerate the process.

What happens to you after you have enjoyed a healthy salad with all the trimmings?  Watch out!  My 62 year old stomach,  all the plumbing and other mechanic organisms inside me go on a hot air balloon adventure thinking they are part of Einsten’s experiment.  May the goddesses of nature  have mercy on me.   I would rather explote than offend those around me, but come on, there has to be a solution to this dilemma.

The adventures through the land of many happy birthdays doesn’t get easier and you have to be strong and to some degree airheaded to deal and ignore the after effects of keeping healthy and staying away from doctors.  But that’s another story for another day.

Did I hit a nerve or is it  just me and my internal systems?

Lighten up.  Remember, it is heathy to make fun of yourself, otherwise you will self-implode.

No one said getting many happy birthday was going to be easy.

Happy eating healthy!

Your happy contessa

P.S.  If you got offended with this posting, please let yourself release some gas.

Virtual Front Porch Wisdom

Thank y’all for checking me out.  It is good to know someone is listening when you talk (type).

Recently on my last visit to the dentist for this year, with my mouth wide open, the lady cleaning my teeth (I know there is a name for this specialty, but right now my brain memory cells decided to take a leave), was talking about her children and the decisions they are making about their careers.  Stay with me.  This is a good one.  She was telling me that her son was troubled by a job offer he had, but was not sure if that was what he wanted to do.  She advised him that when you take a job, your mentality should not be of making sure that you like the job, but almost as important, you find out also if that is something you do not want to do.   Bells and lights from heaven inundated the small area we were in.  I thought, Wow!  What an enlightened moment.  Was Buddha around spreading wisdom?

I told her, after I got to close my mouth, that I would never forget that moment.  Jaw dropped and everthing.  Oh, by the way, my teeth are now just fine.  I have a Colgate or Crest smile, it depend which toothpaste is on sale.

Anyway, going back to that enlightened moment.  Shouldn’t we take that approach to most of the things in our lives.  Sometimes fear paralyzes us from doing things.  Let’s do things and find out later if that is a yes or no in our lives.  Let’s live a little bit more dangerously girlfriends.  Oops, Lindsay, I almost forgot about you.

Well, from my plastic virtual front porch, hope you were as awed as I was.

Your happy contessa

The birth of my new goal

First, let me tell you how good I feel about being able to have a blog (let the world know your ins and outs).  I want to acknowledge my daughter’s influence in my life.  She has a no fear whatsoever attitude (if she has any, she hides them very well), and everything is doable.  Gracias Milagros. 

I do not have the foggiest idea of where this is taking me and you, if you want to.  Let’s share with each other our journey of many, many birthdays, our unique sense of humor and our opinion of everything that is conducive to happiness. 

I love my life, 99% of the time (when I am not too cold), have had 62 happy birthdays, I am in a journey of wanting to do exciting things, I want to learn as much as I can and love conversations with people that take me up to a higher notch.

My motto, well, one of them is “Life is too short not to be cool and happy.”

Oh, the Contessa thing, one of the items in my wish list was that if remotely I was going to engage in a relationship again, that man had a list of many, many requirements to fulfill, and one of them was a royal title.  That was not going to happen in this round of my life, so I decided to title myself.  Very simple.  I do not wait for some things to happen, I like to make them happen when I can.  There you have already some of my inner thinking.

One more thing, please do not be shy on correcting my spelling or grammar, I am all about learning.  Do not like to be kept in the dark, and my ego is most of the time on vacation in Paris.

Loving this,

Happy Contessa

Hola, Hello, Bon jour! I cannot believe I started a blog. I am testing and pushing the envelope to see how far I can go. The sky is the limit, as far as I can tell. I am loving this experience and learning how this blogging thing works. I am not sure I understand all the prompts and buttoms, but here I am, your happy contessa.

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