Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happiness Continued: May 23- May 29


A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
~Vivica A. Fox 

I absolutely love pin-up girl posters (at least the classy ones) and I think the quote fit in perfectly! A few of the things on the list tie in with the "sexy" quote. I believe that feeling "sexy" helps you be happy! It's a great feeling! So... Here I go!


Monday May 23
Desperate Housewives Seduction scene



If you have been keeping up with my blog entries, you already know that I love Desperate Housewives. Each episode makes me laugh hysterically, cry, and shocks me all at the same time. One of my favorite clips is this one. Bree tries to give a lap dance to her husband. It is hilarious and reminds me of myself.


Tuesday May 24
Frederick's of Hollywood and Victoria's Secret online sale


I have always liked shopping. It does not matter what I am shopping for. I do not discriminate. BUT one of my favorite things to buy is underwear and lingerie and my favorite time to buy these things is during sales. 

Wednesday May 25
Shopping with Kayla  (perfect wedding dress)


I am driving down to Miami tomorrow to visit my sister and attend a wedding. My boyfriend's good friend is getting married and he is so excited. I am excited to see him. The one thing I was worried about was finding a dress for the wedding. Thank God for my friend Kayla. She helped me find a beautiful dress and now I am more excited to go to this wedding!

Thursday May 26
Surprise dinner in Weston with Diego


I drove down from Gainesville today and ended up stopping in Weston for a few hours to visit my awesome friend, Diego. It was amazing. I love talking with him and this visit made me realize how much I missed him!

Friday May 27
Spending time with Christina/ Seeing Christina at work


I spend time with my sister today and it was awesome! I love seeing her apartment and hanging out with her. It was cool "experiencing" her daily routine!

Saturday May 28
Froyo with my sister


You are probably aware that I love frozen yogurt. What can be better than frozen yogurt? 
FROZEN YOGURT WITH MY SISTER! 
We walked from her apartment to the yogurt shop and we even witnessed an accident. Exciting things always happen when I hang out with my sister! I love it!

Sunday May 29
Wedding/ Dancing with Colon


So, The wedding finally took place. It was a beautiful wedding and I had so much fun. What I really liked was spending time with my boyfriend. I was able to scrounge up enough courage to dance and have fun. It was amazing!


Hope you enjoyed! 


Lourdes


PS... Sorry for taking so long to finally publish this entry

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Happiness Continued: May 16- May 22


The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step. 
~Lao Tzu

Everything in my life has changed recently. My boyfriend is gone. School is over for the summer. I am working 40 hours a week. I turned 23.( SO OLD). So many things. i usually do not handle change very well but i have been dealing with it. I think this list helps me to handle things. There is nothing like focusing on the happy things in life. So, here I go...


 Monday May 16
Zen garden


I just recently bought myself a Zen Garden. I never knew how relaxing a Zen Garden could be. 
The sand. The rocks. The rake. Who knew it would be relaxing to rake the sand. I actually spent 20 minutes raking the sand and contemplating life. So amazing!

Tuesday May 17
Jesse Metcalfe


Oh man. Can you say SEXY?????? I have been watching old Desperate Housewives episodes and came across this sexy man. His smile. His body. His eyes. Just so attractive. I smile every time he appears in an episode!

Wednesday May 18
"Happy Accidents"


If you have never seen this movie, I suggest you watch it. It is quite weird but it still keeps you watching. I love Marissa Tomei in this movie.

Thursday May 19
"Illusion"

This movie was actually quite good and makes you think about all the things that you have done in life. Many people regret actions in their past and this movie shows you how certain actions can lead to regret. I suggest you watch the movie. 

Friday May 20
Talking about weddings with Candice and Michelle

Work was interesting today. we ended up talking about weddings for about an hour. While we were working on placement, we started talking about weddings and my manager started telling me about her wedding. It made me excited and made me want to get married. (Don't get me wrong. I know I am  not ready. It just made me want to plan my own wedding). 

Saturday May 21
The wine Candice gave me for my birthday

On my birthday, my manager got me a bottle of wine from her home town. It was actually good. I usually don't like wines that are extremely fruity, but this wine was yummy! If you would like to try it, just contact me and I can get you the name of the wine!

Sunday May22
Janet- Newest coworker

Lately there has been many staff changes in the office and I was nervous about them. I loved Alex and Emmy and I did not know how the office dynamic would change when the new managers started. It has been about 2 weeks and I am absolutely loving them. I especially love Janet. She is amazing and i love having conversations with her. She is interesting and down to earth!   


That is the end for this week. I hope you enjoyed! 

Kisses,

Laura

PS...I am sorry this was posted so late!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Happiness Continued: May 9- May 15


Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.

-George Bernard Shaw

In my last "365" post, I stated that I would continue this goal. When I realized how much this list has helped me, I decided that there is no reason to stop updating this list. When I started this list, I had this idea that it would help me to find myself. But, I think it allowed me to do more than that. it allowed me to truly understand who I was. With this understanding, I was able to help shape myself into the person I am today.

This list has brought me so much clarity and because of this, I will continue with it. So, here I go...


Monday May 9
Baby driving through

Baby has been gone for a week and I miss him so much. I have been looking forward to this moment for a week. This sounds like such a short time, but it is enough time for me to miss my amazing boyfriend Seeing him lit up my day and made me feel so good! The only thing is...How am i going to make through the next 6 months?

Tuesday May 10
Summer dinner rotation with the girls


Abigail, Michelle, and I decided to do dinner rotations. Basically, we each would choose one night a week and cook on that night. I love it. tonight was the first night and Michelle cooked. It was so yummy. What surprised me the mos was how good vegetarian food actually is! Yummers.

Wednesday May 11
"After you've gone"


I absolutely love this show and find myself waking up early on Sunday mornings to catch this show on PBS. I usually do not like British comedies, but this one is actually funny and I enjoy it! I suggest that you watch one episode and see how you like it!

Thursday May 12
Raspberries
Sun-dried tomato sauce


So, it's another cooking night with the girls and Michelle made pasta and for dessert she made brownies with raspberries and ice cream. Can you say "Heaven"?

Friday May 13
Sims 3-PS3

It's the day before my birthday an I decided to buy myself a birthday present. I have been trying to talk myself out of buying this game BUT I gave in to the urge and bought it. I have always addicted to The Sims and am totally excited to start playing. 

Saturday May 14
My 23rd birthday
Birthday dinner


It's my birthday today and I feel extremely old! I am 23 years old. Can you believe it? How can I be 23 already? I still feel like I am a teenager. Oh well, I still feel special. I ended up having a dinner with my coworkers and it was amazing.  

Sunday May 15
Books of Adam blog

I have been reading this blog for a year now and have always enjoyed it. It is so comical and random. I think that you should click on the link and start reading this blog. AMAZING!




Hope you enjoyed!


Much love,
Lourdes


PS  Sorry this was posted so late!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Living together again....maybe?


Growing up, my parents made it clear that it was "wrong" to live with a boyfriend or a significant other before marriage. Even though I knew how they felt, I still decided to live with my boyfriend. It was the summer after my junior year of college and it was around the time that I took over all of my finances. It just made sense for me and my boyfriend to live together. 

We have been living together for 2 years and I enjoy living with him. This is why it was a little bit hard for me to talk about renewing our lease. I did not want to assume that he would want to live with me. If I assumed he did and he decided to live with his friends, I would be hurt.

 I would understand. But it would still hurt.

BUT even if it hurt, I do not think his choosing to live with friends constitutes a break up. When I spoke to my friends about this they were surprised. Many of them thought that living together was a step forward in a relationship and that living with other people (after living together) was a step back.

I definitely understand this. BUT I do not agree.

I just want feedback from others. Does anyone else out there think the same way I do? Even if you don't, I want to here your take on this. 

Lourdes

Monday, May 9, 2011

Happiness: Complete


It has been a year since I have started this goal and I am proud to say that I have completed it. I am proud of myself for completing a goal and am happy that I started it. Looking back, I realize how much I have grown in a year and I honestly believe that this has helped me. I have become so much more positive and I have learnt to see the positive side of every situation.
For those of you looking for a positive change, I suggest you try this goal. It has impacted my life and am sure it will impact others lives.
I am choosing to continue with this goal. I may not post everyday, but I will continue to look for things that make me happy each day.
Much love,
Lourdes

Sunday, May 8, 2011

365 Days of Happiness: May 2- May 8


"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go"

T.S. Eliot



Monday May 2
Michelle for being there for me


Earlier today,my boyfriend left for home. He is going to spend a week with his family before he drives up to California. 


He left and I didn't know what to do with myself. Thank God for Michelle. It really touched me that she was there for me. She took me out to dinner and spent time with me so that I was not alone. To top that off, she came with me to bring Abigail some Mochi. 


These two girls are amazing and I am truly blessed to have two amazing people in my life. 

Tuesday May 3
John Krasinski



I first saw John Krasinski in The Office. I thought he was hilarious and fell in love with his character. My love for the character extended to John after watching "License to Wed". I think he is amazing and have a slight crush on him. After writing that, all I can do is smile. 


Wednesday May 4
Michelle's Mac and Cheese dinner


The group at work decided to have a dinner rotation. Michelle was the first host and she made this amazingly delicious Macaroni and cheese dinner. I am in love with this dish and was amazed to see that it came in a simple package. So, I am going to add the following to my "to do" list:
Buy Kraft Macaroni and Cheese package

Thursday May 5
Doing the Gainesville Place Schedule


After Alex left Gainesville Place, Candice asked me to do the Gainesville Place schedule. I am absolutely happy that she asked. I actually have fun doing the schedule and it makes me feel as if I am important to the Gainesville Place team. 

Friday May 6
Double Dream Feet



I was watching Ellen the other day and she played a part of this video. I was curious and decided to watch the whole video. I think it is hilarious and was cracking up the whole time.

Saturday May 7
You Make Me Wanna- Usher


Usher. I absolutely love his music. I remember when this song came out. I was still living in Miami. I knew the words but had no idea what I was singing about. Now I do and I still love the song!



Sunday May 8
Last Official day of goal


Can you believe it? I have been working on this goal for a full year. I have enjoyed it and feel that it has truly helped me. Focusing on this goal has allowed me to forget about things that make me unhappy. I am so happy that I decided to do this and am going to continue with it. 




So here's to continuing with helpful goals. CHEERS!


Lourdes

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bye... See you in 6 to 7 months


"Distance never separates two hearts that really care, for our memories span the miles and in seconds we are there. But whenever I start feeling sad cause I miss you, I remind myself how lucky I am to have someone so special" 

I previously wrote an entry concerning long-distance relationships. I reread it today and I am proud of the strength that I showed in that entry. That entry really did portray my true feelings, but those feelings started to waiver yesterday. My boyfriends family came for his graduation. When I heard them knock on the door, realization hit me. My boyfriend was leaving and he was leaving soon. I started to panic and was ashamed. 

Why was I panicking when I knew he was leaving for a good reason? 

Why was I panicking when I had an amazing relationship which will grow stronger with long-distance?

Yes, these questions were swirling in my brain along with shame. This has shown me that everyone is going to have these feelings towards long-distance relationships. It cannot be avoided. But, what can be controlled is the way you portray and display these feelings. What makes a person strong, is the actions and the way one reacts to their feelings. So, I still consider myself strong. I made the most of the last day and last moments with my boyfriend. Yes, I did cry after he left, but I realized it is not the end of the world. 

So, I end this entry with a goodbye hug and a goodbye kiss.

Lourdes

Sunday, May 1, 2011

365 Days of Happiness: April 25-May 1







"Moderation.
Small Helpings.
Sample a little bit of everything.
These are the secrets of happiness and good health."
~Julia Childs




Monday April 25
Portal 2


This has to be the best game ever. If you have never played, invite yourself over to my apartment and we could play together. I love that the game is a huge puzzle and I think it is cool that you are using portals to solve the puzzles. Plus, the robots are kind of cute. Want to get me a Portal plush?

Tuesday April 26
Black Swan



My boyfriend took me to see this movie last winter. I had no idea what to expect, but this movie blew my mind. I absolutely loved it. What disappointed me was the amount of people coming out of the movie saying "That was weird. I don't get it".

Wednesday April 27
Nice and Slow- Usher


This is one of my favorite songs by Usher and every time it comes on I cannot help but sing along. This song came out so long ago and I still get it stuck in my head.  

Thursday April 28
Michael Scott's last episode


I keep listing entries related to The Office. This has to be my favorite entry of all of them. Michael Scott is moving to Colorado and this is the last episode with him in it. i could not stop crying. Especially when Jim says bye to Michael. 

Friday April 29
Dumb and Dumber


This movie is so stupid, but I love it. What makes me love it more, is hearing my boyfriend laugh while watching it. 

Saturday April 30
Our 4 Year Anniversary



I cannot believe that my boyfriend and I have made it to 4 years. I am so happy and am so grateful to have such an amazing boyfriend. I am so lucky!

Sunday May 1
My Boyfriend's graduation


 I am so proud and am so happy that he graduated. Watching him walk past the stage and essentially say goodbye to his undergraduate years has made me so excited. he will be starting a new chapter in his life and I am so happy that I could watch him do this. 

CONGRATULATIONS BABU!!


So I am ending the list for the week. While typing everything up, I started to realize that my list represents the sampling that I have done throughout my life. Many of the things on my list, throughout the last year, have been random and unrelated to each other. 

I leave with health and happiness,

Laura


Graduation and then some


"I hope your dreams take you...
to the corners of your smiles, 
to the highest of your hopes,
 to the windows of your opportunities, 
and to the most special places your heart has ever known."


It is officially a year since I graduated and graduation is still on my brain. I am so proud of my boyfriend because he graduated today. He worked so hard for the past 5 years, and has a degree to show for it. I cannot even describe how proud I was when he walked across that stage. He was so handsome and his family was so proud.  

I know that he will do amazing things and am sure that he will continuously make me proud. i just want to say that I love my boyfriend and am extremely happy for him.

I leave with so much happiness in my heart,

Lourdes