Posted by Irma on Feb 17th, 2011

Mexico City

We just got back from a quick trip to Mexico City. 4 full days of sights, food and lots of walking.
One thing that sticks out from our trip was the way everything has a tilt in Mexico City. The subtle sinking has taken it’s toll on the city, especially in the center. I’m sure the 1985 earthquake didn’t help matters with this sinking city. Overall, Mexico City wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. Sure the air quality wasn’t very good, but there were no huge throngs of people. At least not anywhere we went. It all seemed rather calm and easy to get around.
Taxis were ok to take, but traffic was a bit scary at times. The subway system on the other hand cost a quarter to ride and got you where you needed to go rather quickly.
Places I’d recommend going to are the Templo Mayor next to the Cathedral in front of the Zocalo. The Cathedral is also nice to walk through, we even caught a mass going on in the front chapel. There’s also the Palacio de Bellas Artes, the palace of fine arts. It quite impressive and beautiful. I’m a bit

Posted by Irma on Dec 31st, 2010

New Year’s Eve

It’s almost the new year. We’re not much for resolutions, but we are definitely ready for a clean start. This year has been quite difficult for us. It started off with a bang and some traveling. We had the joy of finding out we were expecting and the sadness of losing our William. It’s been our saddest year and has tested us as couple. We keep moving forward, but this year will always be a major part of our lives. We will never forget it. I don’t know if I can say we’re better for having lived through it, but we are definitely wiser. I’ve been waiting for this day to come for what seems like an eternity. So goodbye 2010, you broke my heart and I’m ready for a new year.

Posted by Irma on Nov 2nd, 2009

Blood Donation

I started donating platelets a couple of years ago. Since my blood type isn’t highly sought after, platelets was a good option for me. Apheresis donation takes a bit longer than just giving blood, but it’s less