Sunday, December 19, 2010


How did I let time get away from me! I haven't posted since August!! I guess it's just been life telling me what to do with my time/days. Summer has come and gone. Fall flew by too! Winter is here, with the holidays all all. Doing my best to stay on top of my life. My house is being spruced up. Chaos everywhere. Had to empty out my father's room well before I was really ready to, but I had no choice. The room needs new carpet and a paint job. It's done and I'm okay with it. I did keep one of my Dad's still has his scent. I wrap it around my shoulders while in my cold computer room and I feel his hugs. Comforting to say the least! Raquel's room is almost complete. Need to get new window panels. My 10 new double payned windows are wonderful!! By next July, I hope to have house done except for the kitchen remodel. That will have to wait till November/December when I get more money!!
Did I mention that QVC and I are intimate friends??? Ha ha!! If I can shop on line and not fight the crowds, then I'm a happy camper!!
I just love this photo of my pooch, Raven. This was taken when she was 2 months old...she's now 7 months! My babaaay!! Raquel and I love her so much. She's brought so much joy to us....

till tomorrow!

Friday, August 20, 2010

My family

While rehabbing at La Jolla Convel. we were so blessed to have the majority of my Macias cousins come visit my dad. Love this photo taken of those of us with him that day.

Here's my dad with 2 of his 4 brothers and 1 of his 2 sisters, 2 sister in laws and my cousin Yoli. 

My Dad

It's been a long while since I posted to my blog. Much has happened since. I will only start from Jan 2010. My dad, Kim, Mickey and I flew to No Cal for Francesca's BA graduation ceremony. Lovely time with her and family. Proud moment for us all. In April, my dad and I took a road trip to Las Vegas. While there, we saw the production of The Lion King at the Mandalay. WHAT a show!! Oh my gosh!! THE BEST I've ever seen! Particularly so because a friend of mine from high school has the lead role of SCAR. He gave us the VIP treatment! My dad just loved it!! May brought us my dad's hip replacement surgery on the 12th. Surgery was a success. On May 15th, he was diagnosed with ALL, acute form of leukemia. On May 17th, I was told he had 3-25 days. SHOCKER for us all. Had to tell my Dad...hardest thing for me to do. He accepted the news with open arms. To him, that meant he would be with my mother that much sooner. My mother, his soulmate, passed away 10 years ago. He had been a very lonely man without her. So, after hospital and rehabilitation, I brought him home on May 30th, with Hospice set up at the house. I wasn't sure what the next month would bring, but I did know that I felt blessed because I was going to be able to take care of him and I wanted Raquel and I to be able to spend as much time with him as we could.