Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Birthday Boy and Pirate!!

So this weekend, my baby turned 14!! Yes he did!! He is such a BIG boy now!! He decided that he wanted to go to the “Dragonforce” concert in Milwaukee with his dad!! And Matt of course was wanted to go visit the Harley Davidson Museum up there!!

So what a mother has to say to that “male” bonding!! Nothing of course, I am so glad they do something fun together (that they both like) head banging bands with screaming fans around isn’t my cup of tea!! Can’t wait until he asks to go see the “Don Giovanni” opera when he turns 44 or so!! ;-) Or will he ever ask me for that?? (Let me dream please!!)

Anyway, so this weekend, they left on Saturday and didn’t come back until Sunday noon. Since it was Damien’s birthday he chose his “restaurant” to go celebrate!! So, off we go to “Broccoli” Lobster (Red Lobster, we nicknamed it for the fact that they ALWAYS serve Broccoli as a “seasonal” vegetable, and I HATE broccoli with a passion!!) …. Anyway!!! So we go to the restaurant come back and Matt decided that since he had to be in WI for 2 weeks then he was going to take his bike for that time!! So of course he had to do the checkup and tune-up and whatever else guys have to do on their bike when they want to take it for a spin!! Well, Rafael’s first sentence when he learned that Matt was going to “fixed” his bike was: “I am going to HELP you!!” SURE!!!
I left them in the garage and Matt pocked his head after 10mn in there,

“You have to see that!!”

So out I go, and saw that!! (See picture)

OH he also got some COOL tattoos at the Harley Store (since Matt is dreaming of a “new” bike!!)

OH!! And also something else, Rafael transformed himself to a “Pirate” Saturday!! First top tooth is out!! So I HAD to take a picture of his “Brilliant” smile (can you see his left over purple Mohawk?)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

AJ Rafael

I always loved that song, and I found this "duo" on you tube. and I am getting addicted to AJ Rafael, he is a great musician with a great voice. Check him out on his blog: ajrafael.blogspot.com

he also sang with a young lady Jess Delgado, 2 of which song I really like: check it out!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Meditation over "Dick"

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with my husband!
He was telling me that he was becoming more and more sensitive to "negativity" surrounding him and was asking me my opinion about the matter!
Needless to say that I asked: what triggered the subject?
He has a buddy (I will leave him anonymous, and for this blog only I will call him "Dick"... Reason will probably make sense by the end of this entry) ;-)
that he spend a lot of time since after all, he is station outside of our State, it isn't like he can spend lots of time with us! Anyway, "Dick" is very "special", and tends to say what is on his mind and what bother him. Most of the time he will verbalized his unhappiness and not his happiness, so that tend to be hard on Matt because he only hears about "bad" experience, and is witness to some "argument" with that guys "love one" more often than him showing his good side to those "love one".
Matt was in the same car as "Dick", when "Dick" started yelling at his "girlfriend" in apparently some unkind way (F... this and F... that!) you know what I mean right? Matt was trying to ignore him as most of the time, and tune himself out. He missed his turn to go to the Gym, turned around and when he arrive at his destination, got out of the car, while "Dick" was still yelling at his ... better half!
As he left the parking to get inside the building, he felt sick, nauseated and dizzy.
Matt was feeling fine before he picked up "Dick" and was looking forward his daily Gym routine, so he didn't understood why he was feeling so sick!
So he started thinking of what might have triggered this unpleasant feeling. And his thoughts took him to "Dick" (still yelling in the car), He then called me and asked me the question if I thought it was possible to get sick just by being around "negativity". I do believe this is possible; after all, I had that kind of experience myself with some of my dad's family after the death of my grandfather.
And most of the Panic Attack that people suffer from are mostly due to Stress, and Stress is mostly related to Negativity. So we talked and he asked about what he could do to get this feeling out of him. I said that maybe he could use some meditation or relaxation methods. A nice bath in a dim lighted place, or a trip to the sauna. I wish I could have been around to give him some Reiki because it also helps him most of the time. Anyway, I just talked to Matt who told me that he downloaded some meditation music and that he did to get his peace back.
He asked me if he should tell his buddy that he is so negatif and that he should try to find a better place in his life and maybe try to think of a way to be happier! I don't think that will make a difference!
What do you think and I was wondering if you guys have any thoughts on the subject.
Do you believe that Negativity can affect you?
What do you do in the case it does?