The day I made picadillo

Remember the day I made mofongo? It was a year ago today, in my aunt's house and I was so happy, not only because I learned how to make something new, but because it was actually good. It wasn't that difficult but my aunt was there, telling me exactly what I had to do. Well … Continue reading The day I made picadillo

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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

Survived week one

It doesn't end! I moved in exactly one week ago, last Friday and I just unpacked the last of my stuff; I think. One week to unpack everything! That's too much. But, unpacking doesn't mean everything is in their right place, it just means I don't have anymore boxes, but it's still a little messy. … Continue reading Survived week one

My bathroom is done!

This week, I waited anxiously as the plumbers and tile people worked to finish my bathroom. One day the finished the tiles, another they installed my shower, then my toilet and vanity. It took forever and finally today, they finished my faucet. We knew he would have it ready today so we were ready to … Continue reading My bathroom is done!

I have a kitchen and half a bathroom

Between today and yesterday I've scraped to much paint off the floors in my apartment, I think the paint spills just keep multiplying and every time I get one out, two moths just appear. Yesterday, it took me forever because it was just me and a very small saw, which was difficult to hold and … Continue reading I have a kitchen and half a bathroom

Two days of independence

This weekend I was finally trusted to spend two nights at home by myself. It wasn't safe for me to stay alone before in case I had a seizure, but being over three years seizure free, I earned the trust to spend a weekend by myself. I wasn't alone, I had my dogs. I spent … Continue reading Two days of independence

My emotional compass

Traumatic Brain Injury survivors, like myself, have a lot of trouble controlling our emotions and recognizing, not only our own but others' too. Medicine can help with controlling our emotions, but they can't help us recognize them. I take an anti depressant but I still have to constantly ask people if they are kidding ( … Continue reading My emotional compass

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

Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Three years seizure free!!! This third year is just a little bit sweeter than last year was just because there were a few moment which I thought  would ruin it. Throughout both hurricanes and afterwards I was so terrified and nervous of having another seizure because I was worried about so many things. I was … Continue reading Three years!!!!!!!!!!

Driving lessons- Day 3

Today I have a lot to say, but I almost didn't say it because power went out at about noon today. It was returned to some areas early and it is supposed to last up to 16 hours. I'm glad to say the power came back to my house as I after 9.00 pm. Apart … Continue reading Driving lessons- Day 3

That time I made a cushion

I had my first sewing experience last month when I made my dogs two feeding placemats for their water and food bowls. I talked about this in an two earlier blog posts, My first sewing experience and I made my dogs a present. The second was poster on my other blog, My dogs and me. … Continue reading That time I made a cushion

My first sewing project

We had a plan, my aunt and me, we were going to make some feeding placemats for my dogs. We began this process last week when we spent a couple of hours at the store just deciding what fabrics we would use. After that we just needed to pick a day we had time to … Continue reading My first sewing project

Last minute interview 

So today I had the guts to ask if they got my application for a job at the gym. They had and the woman I asked actually had it in her hands among other applications. I asked her at the right time because the manager was right there and I was able to sit down … Continue reading Last minute interview 

We are unstoppable 

So look at what I found today:  I think it was just sitting around in that Hobby Lobby waiting for me to find it and of course I had to have it. The only thing better than that was finding another one that said María but that's asking for too much.  Finding that just made … Continue reading We are unstoppable 

Smile!

Two and a half years ago I finally allowed an orthodontist to put braces on me. It had been a battle with dentists my whole life, I hate the feeling of people working with my teeth but at last I said ok, let's do it. That was a very brave moment for me, a moment … Continue reading Smile!