Category Archives: Pitatayo

Best Season

I love the Fall. It’s my favorite season. The weather cools off, the leaves turn colors, we can open the windows in the house. The mornings have a chill in the air which is perfect for a hot cup of coffee It’s perfect.

If only it was this way in Orlando! I still love the Fall, the weather has cooled off to a high of 80 degrees, but the leaves don’t change color, yet. We have opened the windows in the morning and evening but it’s still too hot to keep them open during the day. I did wake up this morning and wanted a hot cup of coffee, despite the lack of a chill in the air. It would have to be a cup of decaf coffee.

Fall in Virginia where I grew up is so different from Fall in Orlando. But I still love the Fall. I love it so much I got married in October and I was born in October. I know I didn’t have anything to do with my birth but it proves that the Fall is the best season of all.

It’s been forever

So Rob’s sister, brother-in-law and our three beautiful red-headed nieces have been in town since Thursday night. Tomorrow we’re going to Disney! And we’ll be hopping. To begin the day we’ll start at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, the around lunch go over to EPCOT for a late lunch in Norway with all the Disney princesses! And after that we’ll end the day at Hollywood Studios. It’s going to be a long, full, fun and tiring day!

I haven’t been writing much b/c I’ve been on Twitter more. Even then I haven’t been posting much of anything online – just too busy. Or spending time outside. But I decided awhile back I’m going to try and start writing again. I’m going to redo my site with a new template that better reflects me.

So…a new look soon!

What’s my age?

I’m doing a little experiment here. Below is a recent photo of me. And I’d like to know what you think my age is from this photo. If you know my real age, please don’t reveal it. I’m trying to figure out how old I look. So, please be honest. Thanks.

VA Tech massacre – 1 year anniversary

Tom Tillar, Vice President for Alumni Relations, sent a letter to Va Tech Alumni about the one year anniversary of the shooting.

A Day of Remembrance has information about events going on throughout the day at VT, and a bunch of other stuff.

As a Hokie, class of ’96, I still care, I remember, I still get sad. Even though I wasn’t there last year when it happened, my time at VT were probably the best years of my life. Today we remember and we have hope.

how i Used to make coffee

If you haven’t heard or read about my infamous coffee explosion of a couple of 3 years ago, I’ll start with a little reminder.

I used to make espresso in this little machine, and then add hot evaporated milk. If you’ve never tried your coffee with evaporated milk, you MUST!!! It makes coffee SOOOOO much better. One day the espresso maker exploded. Go ahead and read the story. There are some good pictures too!

The espresso maker was banned from out house after that.
And we never did get the coffee off the ceiling!

aNother “can’t sleep” posT


Yep, it’s 1:40 am EST and like the title said, I can’t sleep. But I did take a long nap during the day. I was in the middle of working on stuff when I started to get really drowsy and realized I needed a nap. Usually I do the 2 hour nap thing because if I get less of a nap it doesn’t help me out. But my hubby woke me up 3 1/2 hours into my nap.

Now even though I can’t fall asleep I’m still tired and sleepy but I guess not sleepy enough. What’s up with that?

Well, I’ve been pretty much under the weather – going on week 3 now. First it was the flu, then a sinus infection. Now it’s back to the chronic fatigue crap. My body’s whacked out again but after seeing my good doctor on Monday I’m on a plan to recovery. And I’m going to follow it b/c I want to FEEL BETTER!!! And have more good energy. So, no more sweets or lots of sugary things, lots of veggies, low carbs, and no dairy or wheat for awhile.

I’ll be honest by saying that since September I’ve been pigging out and eating awful. After all, Septmeber was our Mediterranean cruise and I HAD to eat the good food on the cruise and in all the countries we visited. On a cruise there are no diets allowed. Then came the holidays with more sweets and more good food. After that I had gotten into a habit of eating bad. And of course there’s the “must have chocolate chip cookies” when I’m stressed that doesn’t help one bit. And I’ve been stressed for awhile. But I think a lot of that stress is going away now.

What do I do when I can’t sleep? It depends. I blog. Sometimes I’ll do work. Other times I’ll watch movies. I think I’ll watch a movie after this. I recorded “Can’t Buy Me Love” the other day! Anyone remember that movie? I loved it when it came out. This is the movie with Patrick Dempsey when he was young. He was a cutie back then too.

Well, I have a busy day..later on today. Figures I can’t sleep the night before a busy day when I really need my brain to be working at full capacity. Oh, and I can’t drink coffee so that’s not going to help. Well, here’s to hoping and praying I fall asleep soon!

Goodbye and goodnight (even though it’s really morning). Ciao.