Happy December!

It's officially Christmas time again and I hope everyone has a great December! I wish everybody can celebrate the holidays with family, friends and loved ones. Lots of love, María

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Our first Thanksgiving

Happy belated Thanksgiving everybody! I hope you all had a nice day with your family, friends and/or loved ones. As I had mentioned in a previous post, my parents were hosting Thanksgiving, which meant I would have to host too and officially welcome people into my new apartment. I did everything I could to keep … Continue reading Our first Thanksgiving

It’s Christmas time!

It's never too early to start celebrating and thinking about everything you are grateful for and starting the holiday season. Nothing puts you in a better holiday spirit than putting up the Christmas tree. With that done last night, I went to work this morning ready to have a pre-thanksgiving lunch with everyone who works … Continue reading It’s Christmas time!

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving is only a week away, and that makes me nervous this year. My parents are hosting Thanksgiving this year, that means I will also welcome the family in my new apartment and that is just a little nerve-racking. I have only had a few visitors here and three of them were impressed because they … Continue reading Thanksgiving week

Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

I don't know if you know but my brother is a very talented guy, he's an artist with a lot of creativity. He started selling his art on Society6 a few years ago. Here he sells his art online in any product you can think of, from a picture frame, a laptop case or even a … Continue reading Did you hear about Hot Tropik?

I was finally standing

Every year, on October 31 I come around this great memory. This was one of my proudest days during rehabilitation. I had been working hard for months I was still not able do do anything by myself, when after six months, I was able to stand. That's it, standing, which now I take for granted … Continue reading I was finally standing

Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been waiting a long time, since I moved in about a month ago, to bake something in my new oven. I had the idea that when I got my own oven the fist thing I was going to bake was brownies. I like brownies and I like making brownies so, why not? But … Continue reading Baking Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m just happy to be ok

This is the best way to show how angry I was six years ago, while I was still in the first stages of my recovery and I saw no way out. There were dark moments, like when I wrote this status update, when I would hit rock bottom, I was angry and would take it … Continue reading I’m just happy to be ok

Keep calm, we’re near the deadline

We're about two months into our whole remodeling/moving adventure recently started doubting if we were going to finish in time. We had a deadline because my mom starts work on August first. What's not done by next Wednesday will have to wait for the weekends. That being said, I think we just might get this … Continue reading Keep calm, we’re near the deadline

Congratulations France!

A lot has happened since the last time I was here. We've done a lot of work in the apartment and the rest of the house and I think we're closer to being able to move in. I didn't think we could do this but it looks like we can. All of this made it … Continue reading Congratulations France!

Painting with color

This morning we painted my whole room, it's not a big room, but we painted all of it before lunch. By all of it I mean we even painted the door frames and where the air conditioner is going to be. I didn't really understand the need for that, the air conditioner will cover that, … Continue reading Painting with color

Time to paint

The day finally came, started painting the apartment today. We began in my room, but before that we had to cover any holes on the walls with putty, which I had started, but somehow there were still some left. When we were done with that, we each had a different chore to paint the room … Continue reading Time to paint

Getting tiles and more for my apartment

Today was a big day; first of all, today started the Round of 16 where France played Argentina and Uruguay was played Portugal in the World Cup, and second we were going shopping for tiles for my new apartment. The tiles were more important than the game so I had to put watching the games … Continue reading Getting tiles and more for my apartment

My new apartment

This summer is going to be fantastic, we are moving and the greatest thing is happening, I'm getting my own apartment, in what used to be the storage room of the house were moving into, but it's still my own apartment. Since this has just been used as storage for at least a decade, maybe … Continue reading My new apartment

Happy Mother’s Day

Today I want to take the chance to, once again, thank my mom for always being there for us (my brother and me), through the good and the bad and never, ever letting us down. We disagree sometimes, she gets nervous when I drive, but some people don't even want to get in the car … Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day