Sunday, October 4, 2009


Happy Sunday, friends!

My crazy, insane week is over! Not only did I survive, I was also reminded of the many blessings bestowed upon me in the form of family and friends. You all know who you are and I am ever so grateful that you are all in my life. Some of you are new friends....many of you have been with me for a long time. You each enrich me and constantly remind me of "purpose" and God's grace. I am an insanely blessed woman.

Today's post is kind of a mixed bag. There isn't much in the way of logic. However I hope you enjoy the photos and musings....
The following photos are from the 5th Annual Sul Ross Middle School Health and Resource fair sponsored by Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and co-sponsored by District 7 Councilman Justin Rodriguez and Texas State Senator Leticia Van de Putte. Irene Alvarez is to be commended on gathering over 80 vendors to provide the community and Northside ISD employees with various health and wellness resources...AND free flu vaccines! I just came along for the ride and ended up as the "historian" for Joaquin's office since I was the only one with a camera!
District 7 Councilman, Justin Rodriguez, TX State Representative, Joaquin Castro and I. What a lucky lady!
TX State Senator Leticia Van de Putte and I. One and 1/2 wise Latina's in this photo. I am still amassing my wisdom! I bet she's got loads of wisdom on me. But I am workin' on it!
My dear, dear, dear friend Larry Lira and I at the Health Fair. We are two of the "longest standing" at Sul Ross. I have known Larry for over 10 years!
Today I had the pleasure of meeting Ciara, Ryan and Ella in Fredricksburg, TX for Oktoberfest. Ciara's step-mother, Linda's, parents (does that make sense) are members of a Polka band. They play Oktoberfest every year. Let's say this was my MUCH LESS "hip" version of ACL! But it was my kind of festival, nonetheless. I had a GREAT time with the Bearden's. Below are some photos of the band, Ciara, Ryan, Ella and I. I am way to sleepy to give each of these a caption. I will say I played with the color and quality of some of these photos. I hope you all enjoy.....
I will say that lots of "firsts" took place today. I ate sauerkraut for the first time. Not bad, not bad at all! Healthy and tasty. Apologies to mom for the years I gave her a hard time for eating it. Ella had her first funnel cake. She seemed unimpressed. The more she ate the more she liked it. But on the whole I expected MUCH MORE excitement over THE "fair food" delicacy. She also had her face painted for the first time. What a beautiful little butterfly...and what a gorgeous, infectious smile!
Yesterday mom, dad and I visited On Main Off Main and we had a wonderful time. It happened to be the 26th birthday of the San Antonio legend! Oscar was a wonderful host and he made us feel completely at home! This store boasts an eclectic collection of just about everything! The chocolates are OUT OF THIS WORLD and the gift selection is amazing. They have an extensive collection of unique books in their store, as well. I spent quite a bit of time looking through the books and I came across this book last. I HAD to have it......
I have flipped through it briefly. It is a history of the Airstream with tons and tons and tons of photos! There are some old advertisements in it. There are floor plans, as well. I think I have "the one" picked out! I am really trying to place less emphasis on "things"...I really am. I want to focus on the important things in life. I realize amassing "things" will not bring me happiness. (I know many of you are laughing at me right now. You guys know I just love "stuff" and "collections." But I really am trying to prioritize.) BUT.....I NEED an Airstream at some point in this lifetime. I want to take this American icon to visit American landscapes. I think that would be a beautiful thing.

Goodnight. I hope you all have a wonderful week!

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