My name is Carmen Maria Hernandez, and I am NOT a recovering iPhone addict. * Step 1 - I admit I am powerless over iProducts - BUT my life has become more manageable because of them. Even as we speak, or read, I am using my iPhone memo app to write this post in the … Continue reading Pockets
This is not my usual type of post. But I was inspired by an incident at the office. Enjoy. Sabrina was running late, as usual. She passed the Stanley Steamer crew who'd been cleaning the offices for the past week, without even a good morning nod. In her rush to get to her desk before … Continue reading Coconuts
My son and oldest daughter drew these pictures of me. You may have guessed my 4 year old boy, Gaby, drew the one on the left. "Mommy, it's you. You have 14 legs." If you count, there are actually fifteen tentacles, which is good because that means I've got at least one arm. I look … Continue reading Tentacles
As I lay in bed last night by my husband, fully clothed (this is relevant later), iPad propped up on my knees while I worked on this blog, my iPhone vibrated. It was my turn to roll in Dice with Buddies. Is this what relationships have come to...electronic conversations and gaming, side by side with … Continue reading Move Over, Me
I've always wanted to be a writer. I mean, I suppose I've been writing my whole life... Neatly at the top of my homework paper; filling in bubbles on a scantron; five paragraph persuasive essays; love notes folded into neat little footballs to kick back and forth during class; letters mailed to friends on my … Continue reading Typer or Writer?
Men... Warning: The short that follows is about "That Time of the Month". Which time? The annoying, bitchy, PMSy time, when all you men do is mess things up for us. And, NO, we don't act like that ALL the time! Well... I was 9 when I first discovered I was immortal. I mean how … Continue reading Immortality?
November 25, 2012 Last night I saw a shooting star. Bright & hopeful, it ascended. I followed its orange-gold trail as it rocketed across the sky, and smiled in wonderment at this message from Above. A few, too brief seconds. I thought about my wish as my eyes descended upon the lake. They followed the … Continue reading A Shooting Star
March 23, 2013 ::Law and Order Voice:: This is a true story. The names have not been changed because nobody got murdered or hurt; victimized, maybe. Oh what a night.... Last night to be exact. It all started when I finally got all the kids to sleep. It was 10:30 pm, and I got this … Continue reading The Night my Husband was Right
April 7, 2013The kids are asleep. I often begin this way because once you become a parent most of your time revolves around work or your kids; any free time is precious and worth talking about, hence the interesting story that follows. “I’m gonna take a shower,” I tell my husband. As I walk down … Continue reading The Loo
Yesterday morning, was the first of three days I took off from work to enjoy my daughter’s spring break with her and her younger siblings. I had lots of fun activities planned for those three days: the Youth Fair, I couldn’t wait to eat an elephant ear, though not literally; the Miami Seaquarium; the Zoo, … Continue reading Buried Treasure