fevereiro 27, 2007
fevereiro 26, 2007
Yesterday we went to the mall to buy 2 birthday gifts for 2 friends. We went by lunch time so we could grab some Japanese food while we were there and we want to want a movie…
I really wanted to see the Flags of our fathers, with Clint Eastwood as a director. So we arrived at the box office and I was in charge to buy the tickets.
Full of confidence, I said: Let's see the Clint Eastwood movie, Letters from Iwo Jima.
My husband: Are you sure this is the right movie?? I don't recall any Japanese name in the title of the movie.
I (with all the confidence I could have): Of course this is the movie.
When the movie started, I couldn't stop laughing, because I messed up the 2 movies from Clint Eastwood and we end up watching a really long movie called: Letters from Iwo Jima. Don't get me wrong, the movie is really good, but it wasn't exactly what I was expecting.
Next time, I will let him pick out the movie LOL.
~Have a nice week ~
fevereiro 21, 2007
fevereiro 20, 2007
It is been 2 years since I spent the Mardi Grass holiday at home!!!
Ever since I was a little girl, I always loved Mardi Grass and I always expected this Holiday even more than Easter and even Christmas.
I always loved costume search, the anticipation of the Sunday and Tuesday afternoon matinee at our country club. If we were lucky and the weather was at our side (sunny days), we went to the pool early in the morning and stayed for the afternoon event. There were 2 bands, playing non-stop from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
As Mardi Grass was normally before the start of the school year, it was an opportunity to meet my school friends and catch up with them before the schools started.
As I grew up, I continued to love Mardi Grass. As a teenager, I kept going to the country club, but the teen’s event on Monday night was included in the holiday. It was an especial affair, from 9:00 pm to 1:30 am. The participants were between 14 years old to 21 years old. It was always an amazing evening. By this time, we didn’t wear costumes anymore, but I always went shopping with my mom for a new outfit (new t-shits, new shorts, new snickers).
By the time I turned 18 years old, I could go in all of the events, so the Holiday started on Saturday night and the last event was on Tuesday. The party finished with the traditional pool dive at 6 in the morning on Ash Wednesday and the breakfast to officially finish the holiday.
Many years passed, until I moved to Bahia. As a teenager, I always dreamed to spend Mardi Grass week here in Bahia
When we first arrived here, 4 years ago, the first thing I looked forward was a Camarote to go to see the event. We went to the Barra-Ondina circuit. It was a dream comes true. The following year we went to the Campo Grande Circuit. The camarote was even better, but for 3 years in a row now, it seems that going to a Mardi Grass celebration does not have the same glamour and excitement that it have before. I think that for so many years I pursued the dream to meet the Bahia’s Mardi Grass that when I met half of the fun was over.
Maybe next year, I will go again… or I will be even far away than I am today.
~Have a nice Mardi Grass~
fevereiro 18, 2007
fevereiro 15, 2007
I know I was suppose to be at home resting, but this is not part of my nature. Yes, I am at home, but not resting.
This is my last day at home, tomorrow I will be back at work, I am still coughing way too much, but my throat is up and running again.
So, I decided to get a jump start on chores:
1. Laundry - done
2. Dinner - done
3. Organize dinning room table and shred all the credit card receipt - on going
4. Pay bills - to do
5. Gift for my neighboors birthday - to do
Well, I guess that is it and I really hope I will be better tomorrow!!!
fevereiro 13, 2007
I am still sick, even better I am sicker than I was yesterday.
I wasn’t sure if the symptoms I had were flu symptoms, so my husband took me to the hospital this morning. As I predicted, I have something completely different from flu, I was diagnosed with an acute laryngitis. Right before Mardi Grass week…. What a nightmare!!!
The doctor ordered 3 days of bed rest, and to be really far away from strong air conditioning and a lot of medication (cough syrup, some kind against allergies, another one against the infection and finally some kind of corticoid to help me breath better). All of the medications give you some kind of adverse reaction (drowsiness, sleepiness, liquid retention… and a lot of other things. I do think I will rest a lot this next 3 days and get better as soon as I can and to get rid of all of this junk…..
~Have a nice Tuesday ~.
fevereiro 12, 2007
Yesterday, we went to Guarajuba to enjoy a barbecue at our friends' house.
We arrived really early, so we could enjoy their pool. The ladies decided to go for a walk while the gentleman would stay home and deal with the meat and the caipirinhas.
We left their house and walked by one hour and 20 minutes in our bathing suits, shorts, baseball caps, sun glasses, flip-flops and lots of sun screen (I don't need to tell you that my feet are really sore.) When we came back, we spent some time by the pool and we chatted a lot while we planned the Mardi Grass holiday next week (We are not going to do anything especial… but we are gonna spend a lot of time by the beach, that is for sure).
By 4:00 pm, my husband and I headed back home… by half way, I stated to sneeze and to cough. By the time I got home, my voice was gone and my eyes were really red. I got some medication and went to bed. I didn't even met my friend Kendra on the Skype, because I was feeling really bad.
I woke up this morning with a sore throat that I cannot swallow anything and I am coughing like mad. I hate to go to the doctor, but if I cannot cure my self with my liquid diet and my strong tea receipt, I will be forced to go to a course of antibiotics' (I HATE THIS). .
I had to come to work, because my co-worker is on vacation for three weeks. I wish I stayed home, because my voice is almost gone again and I still have all the afternoon to get through it…
I hope you have a good week.
~Hugs and Kisses~