“Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us”

 A couple of months ago, I was reading a TED blog, when I found this piece on making your life more surprising. Now, I didn’t even know that surprisologist was even a word, even less, a profession, but it is.  It’s sad that people might need an expert or a professional to tell them how to be suprised – really sad. However, I get it. It’s so easy to fall into a routine and to stop noticing the little things that make each day unique. When I was working at the schools, I never ceased to be surprised by the … Continue reading “Surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us”

First sewing project ever!

Or at least since I was 5!!! It’s not perfect, it’s not amazing, and probably the easiest thing I could do, but, I’m still super proud of the fact, I did the whole thing 🙂 My ugly laundry cart is now more stylish with just a little bit of work. Not willing to pay tens of dollars for a nicer looking cart when all I needed was to put a bit of elbow grease into the one I already had to make it look better! Jo-Ann had nice flannels on sale for just $2.50/yard, and all I had to do … Continue reading First sewing project ever!

Feliz Día de la Mujer – International Women’s Day

He estado desempacando y organizando cajas, y en el proceso, he encontrado muchísimos recuerdos y tesoros. Entre esos, encontré esta tarjeta. Cuando estabamos en el grado 10, nuestra clase tenía 15 hombres y 5 mujeres. Para celebrar este día, nuestros compañeros escribieron un poema, nos dieron flores, y nos trataron como princesas todo el día – que buenos recuerdos!!! I have been unpacking and organizing boxes, and in the process, I’ve unearthed a myriad of memories and treasures. When I was in the 10th grade, our class had 15 men and 5 women. To celebrate this day, our male classmates … Continue reading Feliz Día de la Mujer – International Women’s Day


Maybe I’m nostalgic because reading letters from 17 years ago, well, brings back many memories, but, I miss getting letters in the mail. I remember the anticipation of walking to the mailbox and hoping to receive news from my family and friends. None of us had email, and my parents didn’t even have a phone when I first moved away from home. So, the main means of communication was sitting down and writing a letter, putting it in an envelope, licking it, taking it to the post office to get the seal or a stamp, and then hoping/waiting for the … Continue reading Words

First food blog

Before we moved to Arabia, Nathan did most of the cooking and I cleaned up after him! But once we were in Arabia, I decided to overcome my fear of cooking and my aversion to it, and quickly realized how much I enjoyed it! Of course, all the nice compliments I received from Nathan and friends who served as willing guinea pigs to try my new recipes encouraged me to keep cooking! I did burn some things, and made recipes I’ll never make again, but overall, food was edible, and even delicious, most of the time! I am not incredibly … Continue reading First food blog

Flash forwards

There are times in life, when everything that could be, flashes before your eyes.  It might be an incredibly happy moment that triggers the flash-forward, but more than likely, it’s a terrifying moment when all of your fears come true, if only for a fraction of a second. When that happened to me last night, I realized, that even if the worst took place, I was going to be OK.  I wasn’t going to allow my fears to win and keep me down. I knew, that above all, God wasn’t going anywhere and that everything happens for a reason. I … Continue reading Flash forwards