Sunday, May 28, 2006

Lady Liberty

New York City
Originally uploaded by nieve44.

Off to the Big Apple for a few days.

Catch you when I return.

Will upload photos during the next

four days via Flickr.

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Our Shining Star

Grad 1
Originally uploaded by nieve44.

Class of 2006 and my nephew Greg

marking another family milestone.

He was our Shining Star tonight!

Tears of joy were freeflowing this evening.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Red White & Blue

Red White & Blue
Originally uploaded by nieve44.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend.

Please take time to remember that

SOME gave All!

Thursday, May 18, 2006


Seattle Bay Waters
Originally uploaded by nieve44.

Word of the day: Waves
Mood: Floating
Music: Amarantine, Enya



...but now I know that our world is no more permanent than a wave rising on the ocean. Whatever our struggles and triumphs, however we may suffer them, all too soon they bleed into a wash, just like watery ink on paper.

Just finished reading, "Memoirs of a Geisha" and the above quote was taken from the last paragraph of the book. Can't wait to see the movie now! Now off to write on my moleskine...but think I'll use a pencil! ;-)

Monday, May 15, 2006

Taurus x 2

Today is my brother's (Arnold) birthday, and on Tuesday is my sister-in-law (Theresa)! Feliz Cumpleanos to both of them. Achived picture from their wedding some 20+ years ago. BTW, my brother is a twin but regretably the other twin died at birth. My brother barely weighted 2 pounds and was only given 24 hours to live. Thankfully, he pulled through! I can just imagine how different life would've been with two twin brothers! Happy birthday to you too Armando! Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 12, 2006


Starfish in Kenya
Originally uploaded by nairb1.

While walking along a beach,
A man saw someone in the distance
Leaning down, picking something up,
And throwing it into the ocean.

As he came closer, he saw thousands of starfish the tide had thrown onto the beach.
Unable to return to the ocean during low tide, The starfish were dying.

He observed a young man picking up the
Starfish one by one
And throwing them back into the water.

After watching the seemingly futile effort,
The observer said, “There must be thousands of
Starfish on this beach. It would be impossible for
You to get to all of them. There are simply too many.
You can’t possibly save enough to make a difference.”

The young man smiled as he continued to pick up
Another starfish and toss it back into the ocean.

“It made a difference to that one,” he replied.

author unknown

In honor of Graduation Ceremonies tomorrow -Saturday, May 13, 2006. I am honored to be participating and seeing those starfish that we as educators tossed back into the sea. I will be wearing my starfish pin on my graduation regalia.

Photo by: Nairb

Monday, May 08, 2006


borrowed from Felicia:

5 things...

In my fridge
Soy milk
Dos Equis
Girl Scout Cookies (thin mints)
boiled eggs

In my closet
junk and more junk
my new keens
my old walkman

In my purse
palm pilot
cell phone
lotion (my adiction)
my favorite pen

In my car
parking tag
towel (4 Chulo to sit on)

In my office
photos of course
minature zen garden
water fountain
candy (4 my soul)
computer speakers (music always playing)

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Word of the day:
Mood: UGH!
I've come to hate this word
and all it brings to long, hot summers here
in H town!

Tuesday, May 02, 2006


Originally uploaded by nieve44.
Music: This Spring release 10,000 Butterflies
Mood: Fabulous

I normally don't like photos of myself but this was too nice not to share. Taken in Seattle on a beautiful, sunny & bright Saturday aboard a ferry returning from Bainbridge Island. Kym is my dear fellow fanmenca and my thanks to her for sharing this wonderful photo with me. Kudos to Mario for the wonderful pic! Fond memories of a wonderful vacation.