Or at least I want to be.
For a few weeks now, I've been toying with the idea of coming back to blogging.
I miss the connections, I miss the encouragement, I miss having a place to share my heart, I miss a place where I can record my memories. Well, I miss the blogging life.
But the last straw on my decision was an event at work. I need to write a document in English and I started to miss words. I couldn't find them.
I thought to myself what is happening? You worked so hard to get to the level of fluency you always wanted and now you are gonna loose it?? So I finally made the final decision to come back.
I've been building up a stock of posts: things that have been in my heart for the past few months, things and experiences I want to share, plans for the future, a big "catch up" post and of course plenty of pictures from our sweet blue eyes girl.
Now I feel confident I can come back and I won't fell of the tracks again.
My main goal is to blog twice a week.
I hope I can keep up with that : )
Have a great Friday!!
abril 03, 2013
For the past few weeks, I've been toying the idea of a blog come back. But as usual, life just gets busy and I postpone my decision yet again.
Last week, one of my blog friends, Jenna, announced they would do a blog series about love and Marriage. I made a note to myself and decided to wait until the kickoff day to see if I would be able to join.
And today, all the stars aligned and I actually have time to sit in front of my computer to blog.
Today’s theme is: How we met? I already published this story but it is always fun to re-read and add a few more details.
We met at Chicago O’Hare Airport in October 1999 and it was love at first sight, but our lives were so busy and he had this great chance to work outside Brazil that we just kept our lives in the destiny’s hands. Every time he came to Brazil, he went to my hometown and we had those wonderful memories to keep us going. He is from São Paulo and I am from Curitiba. It is about 450 kilometers (280 miles). We talked over the phone every day and we exchanged e-mails all day and on weekends. But the distance was our constant enemy.
June 25, 2000 was a Sunday night, right after the Corpus Christy Holiday. I had worked all weekend including the holiday, because I worked in the IT area and we were about to implement a new ERP.
He called with a very serious voice. He was sounding really nervous, when he told me that on the previous Friday his boss had changed his employee status from traveler to International Service Employee and that he wanted to marry me.
It was quite a fairy tale, especially because we had seen each other 6 times in person. Our relationship was based on phone calls and e-mails. I didn’t have any doubts about what I felt for him that I just said yes. And on the following minute, we started to plan how we would tell to our parents and how my life would change a lot. It was a dream coming true.
The part, that I never tell, is: my parents didn't approve our relationship. As in, they didn’t even go to our wedding. We schedule our wedding for February 28th, 2001. It was Ash Wednesday. Since my parents didn’t approve we decided to just go to the City Hall and get married. My grandparents, uncle, aunt, cousins and a few friends were there to support us. And I am glad they went to stood behind me, even though all of them (or most of) thought we were crazy and within a month I would come back home begging for shelter and forgiveness.
Well, I am proud to say after 12 years from that date, our marriage is stronger than ever, we have a beautiful daughter and it seems we are starting to walk on an even ground with my family.
It is funny to tell this story to everyone, because just a few people know it the way that really happened.
janeiro 04, 2013
dezembro 17, 2012
This is not a Brazilian tradition AT ALL. We (as country) lost the Christmas Cards tradition over the years. But with Heloisa's arrival, I just had to do it : )
I found Sarah at Sprinkled Joy who made it for me. She made two versions: English and Portuguese. And I couldn't be happier : )
outubro 15, 2012
Today is Teacher's Appreciation Day in Brazil.
Since Heloísa already goes to school, I bought a little treat for her teachers. And besides being YUMMMY, they are so cute : )
Source: For the little tag, I used Martha Stewart's template : )
outubro 14, 2012
Yes, I am blogging again. I hope I can keep up the good work.
I just miss it.
Our Sunday was your typical Sunday, you know: Not so well Mom, cool weather, a trip to Walmart (I think Hubby bought half of the store) and a delicious Sunday lunch.
This Sunday lunch was supposed to be in a restaurant at one of the malls, since we have a lot of things to take care before H’s Christening, but since I am not 100% yet, we decided to get take out.
Until…… Hubby turned on the TV and as he was surfing he stopped at one specific channel where Nigella Lawson was on.
He was about to change when I told him, could you leave it a little longer?
And so he did…..
She was cooking some meatloaf, If you ever watched ine of her episodes, you know she doesn’t skimp on butter or any kind of fat for that matter. On this particular dish, she used: duck fat, eggs and bacon. I guess my cholesterol went up a few points only watching : )
And with that meatloaf imagine our “sans inspiration” lunch became Homemade meatloaf(my version with way less fat) with mashed potatoes and roasted tomatoes.
AND IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!
AND this is a scene you don't see much around here. Our little baby is always on the go, but today she decided to cuddle with her Dad, which made him the happiest DAD alive : )
outubro 13, 2012
** October 12th, we celebrate the Brazilian Saint Patron as well as Children’s Day. And it is a national Holiday. **
I had this post written on my mind, where I would share all the fun Heloisa had on her 1st children’s day.
Oh I wish....
Heloisa has been sick on and off since I went back to work in July (this is a whole new post). I guess all the stress caught up with me and I ended up with a stomach bug on Thursday that made me leave work at 1:30 pm. I was sick as a dog.
Thankfully, I am feeling way better today.
Even tough we couldn't celebrate, we bought her a few gifts, even if it was things that she actually needed it : )
A feeding chair was in order for the almost crawling baby
And of course a picture of the Child : )
PS: I am working on a blog make over and it is taking way more time than I thought it would.