Monday. Back to normal. That is cold and rainy. I still can’t believe how ugly this spring is. Someone said last week: “ugly spring, ugly summer”. I hope they are wrong. The bad weather started affecting me a few years ago. Now that I’m thinking, everything started affecting me a few years ago. I wish I could blame something, for example, the hormones. That’s it, I’ll blame them for everything from now on. And it totally fits because more than once I was told: “you know, women your age…”. Women my age (here’s my middle finger… hormones talking).

Yesterday I decided to finally remove some of the bad weeds. I think I was for about two hours plucking weeds. I had a few incidents with some really tall nettles and they ended up touching my bare arms. That was painful. And it was even more painful when a few hours later I decided to take a bath with bubbles. It was like throwing lemon on an open wound.

I took a few pictures. This is how one part of the garden looked before


And this is after


I understand why the previous tenant said she couldn’t take care of the garden anymore. It’s a lot of work. Specially if you don’t enjoy gardening that much. I love my garden but I don’t like to spend hours working on it. But I like it when it looks nice.





After I kind of finished working outside (I couldn’t do it one minute longer), I decided I deserved a reward, so I pour myself a glass of wine.
I don’t know if you can see from the picture, but that’s exactly half bottle of wine. The other glasses were not clean and you know I have a “no washing by hand policy”.
I’m surprised I still remember things after drinking that. I can say that it was hard to prepared dinner (a sandwich), fill the bathtub and stay afloat (for almost two hours because it was impossible to stand up).


So that was my Sunday (the parts I remember). Work and reward. And I’ll spend my Monday working on the research and studying some more driving rules, but before that, Awards’ Time!





The Versatile Blogger Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger Award, The Creative Blogger Award and The Real Neat Blog Award!
And as you can see, one of them is blue!! So I can say that I finally got what I wanted… And probably I won’t be accepting any more awards. Now my trophy wall has all the colors of the rainbow and I’m happy about it.

Before going further, I must (not)follow some rules.

1. Thank the person that presented the award and link back to their blog.

Thank you Randstein at https://hyperionsturm.wordpress.com for these awards!

2. Display the award(s) on your blog. √

3. List the rules. √

4. Answer the questions your nominator requested.

Randstein didn’t post any questions so I copied the ones he had to answer and I will answer them if I don’t have to think too much to answer them.

5. Share 5-7 facts about yourself.

I’ll share six.

6. Nominate some other bloggers for the award(s).

No, I’m not nominating anyone this time. I only say that if you want one award or all of them, just take them. I’m sure you deserve them!

The Questions:

1. How do you deal with criticism?

I think that my reaction depends on who made the critic. If the person who made it truly cares about me, I probably listen and think about it (or follow the advice). If the critic came from someone else, it enters from this ear and leaves from this one.

2. One thing that you do everyday?

I smile.

3. Do you believe in white lies?

That’s a hard question. Do I believe if someone tells me a white lie? Or do I believe if I can get away from something if I tell a white lie? I think I believe in both.

4. One word to describe yourself?

Only one?? I can’t think of one right now. (So probably it could be ‘Hesitant’)

5. If given a choice, would you want to time travel in to your past to fix something? Why?

Yes, yes. But I want to be sure that when I come back to the present, my kids will still be here.

6. What is happiness for you?

Many things make me happy and I’m still looking for the meaning of happiness. I hope I get my answer soon.

7. Your favorite Childhood memory?

Many favorite memories but any of the Christmases or New Years where all my family (mother and father side) gathered together in our house.

Facts about myself:

1. Friday is my favorite day of the week.
2. I had my first kiss when I was 14.
3. I have a sister and a brother. I’m the oldest.
4. Last week when I was on a video call with my dad, he said: “You are pretty”. I’m still smiling. He said that once before and it was like 3 weeks ago. I don’t remember him saying it ever before.
5. I’m a romantic.
6. I believe in happy endings.

And just in case any of you decides to accept this awards, this is the question you have to answer:

1. How would you spend the last day of your life?

~ by DotedOn on May 25, 2015.

20 Responses to “271”

  1. Reblogged this on SURVIVORS BLOG HERE.


  2. Weeding is so satisfying. I like a project with such tangible results.

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  3. Congrats on your award (and reward, ha, ha). Yes, spring is an ugly time here in L.A. too. It’s probably the coldest season. Expected to warm up later this week and then be really hot, ugh. Summer is around the corner for better of worse.

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  4. Great post Twin
    All good honest answers and breaking the rules as always.
    Wishing you a happy heart.

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  5. loving the BIG glass of red wine !

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  6. I think everyone should drink a half liter of wine after pulling weeds. In fact, I may do it without the weed pulling. Love your award presentation and congratulations you truly earn them. I think your hormones talking are pretty entertaining. keep it up. πŸ™‚

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