Thursday, March 31, 2011

New 52

Hello sweet friends..
I added a friend that I made through running on my list of blogs I visit..Her blog name is The Fabulous adventures of list girl. Her husband Todd and I ran in the same group for 2 seasons I think . He introduced me to his wife who is also a runner and a fellow scrapbook girl and a blogger.( I liked her right away) I have been reading her blog for a while now. Its a great way to keep up with people and just see whats going on in there life. I was reading her blog this morning and I saw that she was doing this project. I know its a late start but that's OK. It also looks like fun. Here is a link to her blog so you can check it out for yourself. I love the idea of trying something new every week this year. I will start with last week. I went snow shoeing ..First time and I don't know how much I really liked it. I don't know if it was the altitude of 9000 feet that got me or the fact that I ran 8 miles that morning but I was found to be a-lot of work. Maybe I was using all new muscles . My dad Ishman and I were out there for a couple hours. I got to a point were I said OK boys were done I want to go home I am tired . My dad looks at me and says really !! I said yes ..I am done no more. So out of character for me....but I was tired. I am glad I did it and I will try it again. I think you always have to try new things a couple times before you really know if you like it or not. So when I read about List girls challenge.. I thought I would share it..Looks like fun....
New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.

Don't worry if you're late getting started on joining in. It's totally OK if you miss a week here or there. We encourage everyone to keep an open mind about trying something new. This is a life project, and a photography/blog and even scrap challenge if you wish. If you participate this week, please leave a link to your blog post in the link list below. You can also post images to our New 52 Flickr Group! We would love to see what you were inspired to do.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Oh Lady GaGa

I was lucky enough to be able to go to the Lady GaGa concert last night.
It was so much fun.
First we got ready at my girlfriends house..
and pretended to be GaGa angels..
so fun...
Then we drove to the concert..
giggled and acted silly in the car..
Here is Melanie and me waiting for the great event to begin..

there was lots of singing and dancing all night long.
I want to say that her performance was amazing. Her message was
You are perfect just the way you are..
be brave and believe in yourself.
then she said for the next to hours let go of our insecurities and
just have a good time....
We all had a great time... what could be better than
Girlfriends...Cute Outfits....Lady GaGa

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Self talk

Hey Miss G,
What are you up to today ?
I am going to see Lady GaGa
Really !!!
Yes with my girlfriends and I am dressing up too...
Wow ..sounds like fun
I will take lots of pictures and show you later
Great I cant wait to see them ...
( self talk from my brain to my blog )

Monday, March 28, 2011

Have you seen this..

The funny part about this video is I am the mom with the funny glasses..not for real but I could be... Not sure when that happened...Love this girl perfect for us...

Happy Birthday Big sis...

Today is my big Sisters Birthday..
So here are
Ten Reasons why I adore you Angie
1. She sings to me all the time
( I love it)
2. She is a really good mom
( I admire you for that)
3. She has a great sense of humor
( you always laugh at my jokes)
4. She is a great belly dancer
( I learn from your moves)
5. She speaks 5 languages fluently
( honestly, who does that )
6. She has great style
( I admire the way you dress)
7. She has a very sexy voice
( I love calling you ,I think oh my sis is so cute when we hang up )
8. She is honest
( I admire you for that)
9. non- judge mental
( i can tell you anything)
10. You are so classy and beautiful
( makes me so proud )
Dear Angelica,
I hope you have a wonderful day..I love you with all my heart and you and I will be together for ever.. How lucky am I. I could not have asked God to give me a better role model and friend.. I adore you ...I love you...G

Sunday, March 27, 2011

A video from Palm Springs

Here is a really funny video from my I phone ...My dad and I and Ishman went snow Shoeing ..I know I cant wait to share the pictures with you..yeah lets just say my snow shoeing patience was short..It was still a great Saturday trip..

Friday, March 25, 2011


Whats going through my head today..
I have been reading and evaluating the current location in my life. I am not talking about were I live . I am talking about my heart life location. I guess there are things I personally don't really want to stop and look at . I feel its like paying the bills.
You know how if your anything like me and visit my blog then your visiting others like mine. You know how we read about having faith in ourselves and trusting ourselves.
Believing in our super amazing woman powers.
I don't think we give ourselves enough credit for how strong we are.
I am rambling but I am so feeling this right now.
My heart life Location
My G.P.S.
says this I am almost 39.
I am almost 39.
My heart location says this.
Miss G Love your kids.
No matter how hard life gets and who dies.
No matter what choices you make
( I hope mine are good)
Your kids are here hopefully forever.
Love them..
Then I go take a left turn on my G.P.S. and go into Gloria territory.
This is what I feel. I am only going to do this run at life once.
So I feel I must make conscious choices that will benefit my life.
My children's lives, sometimes there not easy but hey to get to the good part we have to navigate through the hard part.
I keep thinking about all of our words ..
I chose
but don't you love going to Alli Edwards blog and reading all the amazing words other great girls chose...I was just thinking . Gloria take little tiny bites of all the words the sit with you.
When new situations come up I look at all my friends words and I barrow the ones I need for that day. I feel like this post is all over the place and I guess what I am trying to say is when I feel lost I think that borrowing meaning s of words that resonate with me really helps.
Sometimes I feel I really need to be brave when I need to do something that scares me..Be Brave..That's what I tell myself...
or when I need to forgive someone I feel I need to hang on to that word forgive..Or when I need to get my but to exercise because I feel its good for me I need to have the word Active in my head.. G, I say you need to be active go do it...
So My G.P.S. is telling me that my location is close
That Hope and Love and Brave and being still .
having a grateful heart, keeping myself open,
living , fun and being true..
all of these words will get me to the location I need to be at..

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our homemade video

so you don't have to listen to this whole thing but I found the best use ever for my I-phone. Home made videos...OK so here we are driving in the car having a great time...totally silly ..totally us...
The best part of this is, that its me and my girls being silly..
I love my daughters smile and yes Lady's ...
I cant sing but I think I can so that's gotta count for something...
You should totally try this in your much fun.
Oh and at the end of the video well its scratched from playing it so much..
I love John Mayer so much I used up his CD.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Its raining here in Sunny San Diego. Its not as sunny here as you would think..I miss the warm weather and all the cute clothes that go with it. I have a question...Did any one else feel kind of emotional during the full moon ? I felt like I was on a kids roller coaster at Disneyland...I say kids because it was not that bad but it was not that good either..
I have been in the not so creative mood for a while now. I wonder if the this having a job thing really does suck all that creative stuff out of you or if its just an excuse and I am being lazy..
I am sure the creativity bug will bite me soon.... Ill be here waiting...
OK so I read this quote and I just Love it.....
The Primary drive for life is not pleasure, as Freud believed but the discovery and pursuit of that which we find meaningful..
I am not sure who wrote it but it speaks volumes to me. I think that's so perfect..Pleasure passes its great don't get me wrong. Its more of a selfish emotion..its more of a in the moment feeling. But when we find that thing that gives us meaning and purpose.. That emotion that helps drive us to where you want to be emotionally ..When we find that thing that we honestly find meaningful it just spills over to rest of our entire existence..That's so amazing...
So, with that have a great Monday....

I am so loving this video....

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Have an adventure

This weekend we had another mini-adventure.
We kinda went fo-camping...
That's when your mom (that's me)
thinks she wants to camp for one night because she hears there's a race and wants to watch because she wishes she could run that distance now but because she cant just yet..So she drags her kids out there ...and its so cold but her enthusiasm gets them through..
just don't ask them...
The pictures are so worth the trip...
Watching my kids run around the hmm..kinda camp ,old burned down trees situation.
Oh we took Molly too..
So, maybe the trip was not planned out perfectly but my there was a race...My friend got top ten. I spent the whole day with my oh so beautiful kiddos I love..
What could be better.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do . So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wins in your sails. Explore. Dream .Discover.

Have an adventure

Friday, March 18, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Things I just love right now..

Hi, Dear Friends..There are lots of little things I cant seem to stop thinking about.
These Blythe Dolls to begin with..
I am really excited about making them some super cute clothes because I just got Blythe clothes
Pattern in the mail...
so fun !!!!
Owls..I cant seem to stop loving Owls..
some cultures Say there bad luck but others say that they symbolize
wisdom..I am going to go with the wisdom situation.
This American Girl doll that is totally 70,s to me..
Love her...
Adore the jumper..
Obsession # 3 and the one that's got the biggest hold on me.....
I have had at least 5 in the last week...
10 or more this month...
Subway makes a good B.L.T.
but I make a better one..
but honestly any B.L.T.
will do...
Yes..I am a little addicted to this sandwich...
Cartoons of cute girls with head phones..
I am loving some of the oh so cute illustrations on toy boxes..
Her shoes are so adorable..
So that's were I am today..maybe I am living vicariously through my 8 year old daughter.. Its got to be fun to have your mom eating B.L.Ts and playing dolls with you right...

Monday, March 14, 2011

A letter from my dad to me

I wish I had a picture of my dad so I could show you what he looked like. He was a hippie ,drove a VW bus.. I loved his bus it had little curtains and I think it was purple. I am not sure. He was not around much while I was growing up. I absolutely don't blame him for anything . I never have and never did. I just felt grateful when he showed up. I loved when he would call and then my grandmother would say Yoyis that's my nickname is Spanish..Your dad is on the phone. My heart would jump with excitement. My dad was on the phone for me....yup..I have a dad.
That's how I treated every encounter with him. They were all gifts. I was never mad at him ,I missed him but I never made him feel anything other than loved when I saw him..
I did miss having a dad. That's why now as an adult I am so grateful to have my uncle mike who is married to my dads sister. He has stepped in and is just like a dad to me.
Anyway, I was given a letter today that had been lost in some box somewhere. My dad knew he was dying. He had emphysema and he still smoked. I guess the Cigarettes won. There is a letter in the box to me from him..He wrote it before he died...I think I want to share it.
Its sad OK...but here goes.
To my little daughter,
My darling Gloria-sorry I let you down as your father you never let me down as my daughter. Please be happy for me. I want you to always be that way all your life- When we meet again I will make it up to you what I should have done for you but I didn't know how to when I was in the psychical body-I am sorry my baby. You will always be mine remember that. So take good care of your family for gram pa now. Oh my baby girl I love you so you ll never know. Say hello to them all for me everyday OK.
Daughter remember I will always be there just call me and close your eyes.
I love,love, love you
always your dad, Pancho
That's the day he died.. but I loved him with all my heart.
I just thought it was sweet to share and it really reminds me of how important it is to be a good father and mother. How important it is to love our kids all the time....and not pass judgement. He did what he could and I think being a dad was a-lot to ask of him at that time. I can close my eyes and see his face, its smiling at me..That's perfect for me...I do miss him and the what could have been but all in all I am happy and am so grateful for this letter he wrote to me....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

A little note..

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.
-Mary Pickford

So this quote was sent to me via email to me...
its perfect hu....
So last night I was at Ballet class..I know , your thinking really Ballet..Those thoughts crossed my mind too when I signed up.
I kinda stink at it. So there I am starting a class that's way to advanced for me..
So last night the girls are doing there oh so elegant jumps..
I cant even figure out which foot goes first to go into my jump.
I forgot to tell you there are little girls in my class
So this cute as a button 9 year old is explaining to me what to do.
I don't get it..
at all .....................
Its my turn and i am supposed to do a I don't know what into a really you think I can do that then point.
I was frustrated and every one was watching and i sucked at it.
The teacher looks at me and says...
Miss Gloria have patience with yourself ..
I will not have failure in my class
I don't want my student to feel defeated
You cant expect to get this in a month...

I have been thinking about this..
Is giving up even an option ?
I dont think so..
Even if I suck at something today..
So what..
Who cares..
Can you imagine if we were good at everything we tried for the first time.
What if we decided to take up painting and holy cow!!!
We pick a paint brush and it perfect..
The perfect girl with that magical eyes and hands that look just perfect.
How many paintings do you think we would create.
What would happen with out the learning curve
The lessons we would miss out on.
The friends we wouldn't meet because we didn't need classes..
now just practice and when your ready start over.
be patient with yourself...
That goes for everything in life.
Saying sorry and starting over
Not giving up on a passion you feel inside because you need practice..
just start over
everyday is a gift .
We should not give up
Its OK to suck at something today just keep at it..
practice..everyday should be practice for a better tomorow ( I like that)
if you read a blog post you feel she might need a little lift leave a comment...
If your co worker looks defeated give them a smile
I am thinking that if we just keep trying and we don't give up
The possibilities are endless..
We can become better friends
better artist...moms...runners...
be nicer to ourselves..
Practice all those things and just get up...if you feel you cant get up right now
ask a friend to help you up....
have a safe weekend and I guess I am in the blogging mode now..

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sweet video for a Friday

I am so day dreaming .

The house in this video and the blue colored walls...
Jeans with no shoes and a simple white shirt.
Day dreaming about the weather
a little simple cottage on the beach..
Long naps in the afternoon
bonfires on the beach
Sweet walks
Yup..just daydreaming over here...
I do love this song...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Love my Kelly Necklace

Don't you love it when you re discover your own stuff
I just rediscovered Kelly's necklace..
I met this super cute funky and caring individual in Oregon
I just loved this necklace and wore it a-lot last summer. I had it up on my handy dandy
Necklace holder and I saw it and my heart
kinda jumped...
I love this necklace. I love the beads and the wire wrapping
is so cool..Then there is a lovely locket with a funky picture of yes
a very cute funky girl..
I love the girls Kelly paints because there funky and kinda swanky very urban cool to me.
So Here it is today I rediscovered that I own my own awesome Kelly original..
Do you ever rediscover cool things you own that are right in front you..

Happy Spring

Is it getting a little bit warmer were you live ? I am in San Diego and its finally and hopefully getting warmer . I think its time for warmer weather don't you? So I think what just happened was an Internet break by me. So lets see my beautiful Isabella Turned 8 this past Friday. She had eye surgery on Thursday and she was such a big girl about the whole thing that I planned a super fun birthday weekend for her.
Pottery Cafe
She made this cute pottery ..
Love her message..How cool is that at 8.
She also tells me all the time..Mommy love is something you give yourself.
She's right ..
Then we did a little pampering on Saturday...
This picture of her and her friend I love.
She looks so so happy...
Here she is getting a Mani- pedi on her birthday day with a cute friend Teresa..

Then Sunday we were off to the American Girl Doll Store in L.A.
Molly the doll Isa and I at lunch.
(I got glasses..)
Lets just say I feel really good about how her whole Birthday weekend went. I think she was just so excited ..Her doll and her have matching dresses..cute hu...
I am looking forward to adding this pics to her photo album...