google-site-verification: google0e688bd979c6ae6e.html The Preferred Life: 10/01/2012 - 11/01/2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet, Give Me Something Good To Eat....

To all the ghosts and goblins, have fun.  Larger kids, look out for the smaller ones.  Drivers please be cautious when driving around residential neighborhoods.  Don't talk to strangers.

Chloe "The Cutest Cupcake"
Over the weekend, my sister-in-law had a wonderful gathering for all of our nieces and nephews.  The ages ranged from 2 to 16.  The house was decorated beautifully, she had every candy available, scary movies for all to enjoy, and also a wonderful spread for all to enjoy.
It's A Family Affair!  Happy Halloween

Kellene is the hostess with the mostess.  Truly a class act.  I wanted to share some photos of the cutest costumes and all of us gathering together once again.  It's great to capture moments like these.
I can't believe that I have great nieces and nephews.

Have Fun Everybody and Be Safe!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Valeta Goode -

Valeta Goode -

Entrelobos (Among Wolves)...based on a true story

"Forty five years after he was caught by the Guards, Marcos remains certain that he's learned little from men and feels that nothing holds as much truth as the years he spent living among wolves."

Can you imagine what it feels like to be sold off at seven years old by your parents to live in a cave with a stranger?  This was the hand dealt to Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja after he and his brother Juanillo lost five goats following an attack by a pack of wolves.  Unconcerned with their children's safety, his parents immediately disposed of Marcos to a wealthy landowner (Honesto) as repayment for the loss of the goats.  

Distraught over being separated from his family, scared to death to live with a lone goatherd, Marcos survived in the Sierra Morena Mountains of Cordoba, Spain from 1954-1965.  Atanasio, the goatherd, was Marquitos saving grace before losing his life to illness.  He advised the young boy to never let the fire go out and he taught Marquito how to appreciate and survive in the mountains, through trapping, fishing, hunting, and how to heal ailments with herbs and prepare a splint for his self and the animals alike.  

The most impactful lesson Atanasio taught Marquito was to give back.  Following  his death, Marquito learned to survive by trial and error in the mountains for 12 years.  His own discovery of making fire came about with his frustration of trying to find food.  He saw the spark when throwing a rock against a boulder.  His wolf pack brothers, a watchful owl, a rabbit-seeking ferret, and the always hidden civet cat, provided the young boy with companionship as they gave to one another when in need.  

During his journey of trying to live day-to-day, Marcos' heart was never tainted by the ill treatment from his parents, the wealthy landowner, or the overseer that carried out the landowner's commands.  Mr. Pantoja, at the age of 19, was returned to civilization in 1965 when caught by Spain's Guardia Civil.  Now in his 60s, Marcos Rodriguez Pantoja returns to the Sierra Morena Mountains to visit and find peace among wolves.

Written and directed by Gerardo Olivares, Entrelobos has a stunning cast including Manuel Camacho and Sancho Gracia.  Their bond and ability to overcome life's earlier misfortunes made for a wonderful relationship.  Each of them filled a void in the other's life.  

The movie struck several cords with me and I thought you would enjoy it too.  

My pleasure!        

Friday, October 26, 2012

$25 Cash Back and You Get Great Stuff!

I just wanted to make you aware of a few sales that are going on this weekend.  In addition, I have an incentive for you to sweeten the pot even more than the great deals available now.  I'll get back to that in a minute.  All of the retailers on this website are offering great products at great prices.  Here are two.

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Mammie's House"

Adrianne's Family at her Law School Graduation

My Dear Friend Adrianne, Author of "Mammie's House"

"The Furious Five"
The Days We Had Together Were Wonderful
Lord Knows We Had A Ball
Valeta, Maurishka, Nina, Adrianne, Portia

Monday, October 1, 2012

Santa Claus is coming...

October 1, 2012 is here.  There are less than 100 days left in 2012.  A lot of us are recovering from summer vacation and getting the kids and ourselves back in school, and now the holidays are around the corner.  We have Halloween, the Presidential Election, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's coming.  After that's all said and done, the tax man will be gearing up.

The holidays are a great time of gathering with family and friends for festivities and creating great memories.  I know a lot of us have had rough times due to economics, jobs, mortgages, taxes, insurance, etc, etc, etc.  Trying to keep things in the middle of the road is no easy task.  We love our families and try to make things better than we had it as kids.  Everything in my life is much faster than it used to be.  We look for ways to make life more convenient for ourselves and our families.  The new iPhone 5 created a frenzy with people standing in lines before dawn to put their hands on this new, sleek technology.

Having said that, we know the gadgets, toys, clothes, computers, and phones, can empty a bank account quickly or run credit card bills through the roof.  So now is the time to get ready to get ready.  I have added a few new links to great companies that help our kids stay on their A-game while in school and offer some pretty attractive prices at the same time.  I have even found a few things that keep me connected to the 21st century.  Please register on the sites, browse around, take advantage of the savings and free shipping, but don't break the bank.  Enjoy!