Sunday, February 17, 2019

Living the Dream

1. Ohio weather is terrible. My lungs can't handle the constant up and down temperatures.

2. Medical Marijuana is legal now. There are only a few dispenseries and the quality es no bueno, pero people have an option for pain that is not an opioid. Baby steps...

3. Canada is looking very good right now. I know there are issues everywhere. I am so sick and tired of the 45th President of the United States f*cking everything up and lying daily. Plus it's cold and snowy in Canada. We will see.

4. Don't marry an idiot. If you do, it will have lasting effects on your life  Even if you divorce them. I have a friend who married an idiot. He is having a rough time right now. I honestly worry about his mental health. If you are involved with someone, please don't ignore red flags. Go slowly. Think long and hard before you say "I do".

5. My AmStaff Coda is going to be 13 years old this year. I can't believe I have had a dog this long. She's having trouble getting in and out of NJmy SUV and she can't jump up on mi hija's bed more than once or twice a day. I know she doesn't have much longer may a year or two. Coda is my heart. We'll be together until the end.

6. Currently job hunting. I have four years until I can retire with a pension. Four years is a long time when you are unhappy. This year I have no room or teaching responsibilities. This might sound like a dream. It's not. I went into teaching to TEACH. I am supposed to have an actual schedule next year. If it doesn't happen, it's time to move on.

7. Karma is a bitch. While briefly visiting FB I came across a former "friend". Her life is in shambles. She is an awful human being. I am not rejoicing in someone's pain. She hurt me and many other people for no reason and now she has lost everything. She is paying for her evil ways and all our mutual "friends" have shunned her. That group of people taught me a lot about relationships...

8. My house is full of flowers right now. I am learning a new skill called hand-knitting. Mi hija has a great job, my Coda is smiling at me on the couch and it has just started snowing. Right now all is well.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Year! Looking forward to an exciting year, a better situation at work, and actually having FUN (not 2011 fun, I barely survived that year 😉).

This year is going to be the end of the blog. I will stop by and post updates, but all good things must come to an end. 

I will talk about some of my best and worst memories from the blog, what I have learned from blogging all of these years, and plans for the future.

My social media posts (Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr) are mainly #BlissbyMonica related, so my personal updates and any adventures will be posted here. Gracias mil por su apoyo y ayuda. Mi gente son mi vida... para siempre.

See you soon,  

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Feliz Navidad a todos,

Monday, November 5, 2018

Acción de Gracias

Acción de Gracias/Thanksgiving is a day of mixed emotions for me. This is my bad time of the year health wise. The falling leaves are spreading mold spores and what is left of my lungs cannot handle the constant weather changes in combination with mold.

I have spent many Thanksgiving days in the hospital hooked up to IVs and oxygen masks. It's not a happy time. I miss my family and the delicious food and memories shared.

No sé lo que traerá este año. Espero salud y felicidad para todos y cada uno de nosotros.

Abrazos fuertes,

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#WeddingWednesday - Dark Wedding Dresses

Brides are breaking tradition. Many modern women are opting for no white or off white dresses. The image below, taken by Artur Zaitsev Photography, is stunning.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

English Roses

Photography by Ksenia.

I can't wait to visit Great Britain. The flowers, the rich history, and a chance to see another part of the world...

Today is my birthday. There is a staff meeting after school. Not looking forward to spending more time with people I don't care for. This has been an awful school year already! I had hoped things would be different, even better. I actually cried on open day. No me gusta nada. Los personajes de mi escuela son enojados  Necesito una vacacion. Not just a few days out west. A real one week vacation!! 

I have five years left. I can do five years. If I seem sad, please send peaceful thoughts, prayers and healthy energy. I am blessed to be employed. I would like a room and to actually TEACH. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. 

Happy Birthday to me 🎂. 


Saturday, September 1, 2018


Blush colored roses are one of my favorite birthday gifts. 

As I get older, I am grateful for the little things in life. A phone call or text message from family and friends mean a lot. 

This year I think I will treat myself to a much needed massage. 

Happy Birthday to all the September babies. We are all awesome. Felicidades a todos. 

Besos y abrazos, 

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

#WeddingWednesday - Florals

Flowers are one of the most important decorative elements to consider when planning your wedding.

*If you want to save money, use local and in season floral arrangements.

*If you have allergies, consider paper or silk flowers. Many brides even have jeweled bouquets.

Peonies are my favorite wedding flowers. I even grow two types in my garden! The bouquet below (from Twitter) is a combination of many different flowers blended beautifully. 

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I would be happy to create a flower arrangement to compliment your wedding ceremony and reception. 


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Too Hot!

⚫Hot weather and I have never been friends. I want to live in a place that never has temperatures over 75° F. I do like sunshine and vacations/holidays, but swollen ankles and sweaty hair are an ongoing frustration.

⚫My goal is to redo my kitchen. I have an idea board on Pinterest. I can't wait for the day I walk into my kitchen and smile. It's going to take a long time because lately I haven't had the strength to do laundry. A kitchen renovation is a fantasy y muy caro .

⚫We have a new principal for the 2018-19 school year. I am hoping and praying the school climate will change. Moral is incredibly low. I get sad just thinking about school. I am grateful to have a job, I would just like a room and to teach real classes again. I have seniority, but in our district that means nothing. God knows. He sees all. He has seen how I have been treated. Only 5 years left and I will be able to retire!!


Friday, June 1, 2018


I would like to travel this summer. I have so much to do with my house (repairs, painting, deep cleaning, etc.), but relaxing on a beach is just what I need. My health has been up and down the entire school year.

The beginning of the year was fabulous. I hadn't felt that good in years. It didn't last for long, but I was able to successfully finish 10 hours of graduate school credits. I even went to an amazing wedding in Florida. I had the time of my life!!

I will definitely return to Florida, Lord willing, but I would also like to see Colorado again, maybe even visit mi familia in Los Angeles. I must be healthy to accomplish all this. Going to do everything in my power to do so.

January, February, and March have been a challenge. April started off rocky, but my doctor has a plan. Praying it works. Life is short. I want to enjoy it while I still can!

Take care,

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex

Congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! The wedding was beautiful. Meghan's dresses were fabulous. Best wishes for many years of wedded bliss.


*Image via Instagram