Right Now ~ 2/02/17

listening:   Caress Me Down ~ Sublime on Rock 101.3 Camp Springs, MD via radionet app (LOVE radio.net app!)

eating:    sushi stack – rice, salmon, spicy mayo, avocado, cucumber, sesame seeds and soy sauce. YUM

drinking:    vino tinto (red wine)

wearing:    it’s night relaxing time so, my cute boyfriend’s red long sleeve flannel with a brown sweater over that, blue sweatpants, blue and green socks knitted by Mama N and warm pink/white/purple slipper boots

feeling:    full

weather:    a rainy night about 10°C

wanting:    a vacation to a sunny beach with crystal blue waters

needing:    see above. ok, fine – a refill in my wine glass

thinking:    about art classes – new class teaching/doing art in English. SO EXCITED!

enjoying:    a warm house, a fantastic boyfriend (when you are with the one you love, life is better), 5 cats sleeping all around me and a full glass of wine (he refilled my glass) 🙂

wondering:    wondering – more hoping that DeVos will not be voted for secretary of education. vote NO.

Helloooooo? And you are SUPER DUPER!

HOLA! I want to thank all of my followers for um, well, following me. You guys totally rock.

And I just want to make a quick apology (which they say, as a blogger, you shouldn’t do). I know I have been absent on the blog and I am SUPER sorry. LO SIENTO!! Things are crazy, school is coming to an end and all the class times are changing. So some parents are wanting more English classes from me and my schedule has been a bit screwy. I have some great blog post ideas so please check back soon. I hope by next week things will have calmed down a bit.

But until then, I just want you to know THIS:

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TWO HUNDRED YO!

Welcome to my TWO HUNDREDTH POST! Amazing, truly amazing. There have been times when I thought about quitting, but I’m still here. I’M STILL HERE! I know I am not a daily blogger, not even usually a weekly blogger but I try to send something out in cyberspace a few times a month. And I would like to say a big THANK YEEEEWWW (with my Okie accent) to all my friends, family and you random stop-byers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for checking in from time to time. I really ‘preciate all of you.

While I have only been blogging for almost THREE (!) years, I have been in Europe/Mallorca for much longer. And when I stop to think about it – Felix and I are going to celebrate TEN years together – I am sometimes in shock at how fast the time flies. So many things have happened to me since meeting Felix, moving to Germany and then Mallorca. I have somewhat conquered German, still trying to conquer Spanish. And I am really hoping to do some amazing things this year. So watch out world!

I decided to post a few (or more than a few) of my favorite pics from these past years. Enjoy!

I think this is my favorite pic of Palma that I have taken. A quiet, narrow Palma street in the early morning hours.
El Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid is AMAZING!
Chorizo, Jamon Serrano, Vino Tinto ~ Oh My!
La Seu in Palma, the Cathedral that took almost 400 years to build. Gorgeous!
Felix and I have fallen in love with Cornwall.
Child dressed in typical Mallorquin costume for the Binissalem wine festival.
Lago Di Garda, Italy
Plaza Espana, Barcelona – LOVE Barcelona
My fabulous parents. Thanks Mom and Dad. And happy 46th anniversary today! ox
Felix (Love Him!) and me overlooking the island of Dragonera
These four adorable creatures came into my life seven years ago. And now I can’t imagine life without them.

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USA First Stop – NYC

A little over a month ago I made my way back to the USA. First stop, New York City.

Almost immediately after arriving at my friend’s place in Park Slope, Brooklyn, we headed out for sushi and discussed upcoming events; Norah Jones concert at Prospect Park that evening and the itinerary for the Loos weekend in New York. The Whos? The LOOS! A group of eight rockin’ but diverse girls who went to high school together in the collegiate town of Stillwater, OK.

Shall we see what fun we got into? Part Uno.

Bess, Drew and I decided to brave the rainy rainy weather to see nine-time Grammy winner Norah Jones at Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park. I love Norah, she has an angelic voice and she can ROCK the guitar and piano. It was a soggy night with umbrellas strategically placed over one’s head to keep the rain off, and not stab someone in the eye. An impressive crowd still gathered and Norah told us “You have a beautiful bouquet of umbrellas”.

So far, five out of eight had arrived in New York. To make sure we started it off right we went to Grimaldi’s Pizza in Brooklyn for some delicious pie. Then we needed to work off all the pizza we ate. So off to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge!! I was super excited, after living in Manhattan for 2 years and the east coast for 4, I had never done this. Let’s GO!

 Afterwards, a few silly pics on the NYC subway.

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By now, after all of our shenanigans, Beth had arrived, we paid and got the keys to our Manhattan apartment rental for the weekend, we went to the World Trade Center site, wandered around the NYSE, bought some I HEART NYC t-shirts, and headed back to Bess’s place for some homemade enchiladas and margaritas.