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Fearless…or something like it.

I was told today that I was fearless.  I’ve never thought of myself in that way, because I definitely have areas of fear; but my attitude towards fear is…. ‘get over it’. (Sorry, if thats not the mushy-gushy sensitive approach.) Yes, there are things that make me nervous in life (crocs and sharks) but if given the opportunity I would dive in a shark cage or take a boat ride in a croc infested river….oh, already did that.  

Anyways, I haven’t bungee jumped or sky-dived (yet) but I have canopy glided (I think thats what you call it) in both Brasil and South Africa.  It was such a blast, and zip cording throughout the mountains and trees was so beautiful and breathtaking. If you ever have the chance to do it, I highly recommend it….

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Soooo, here’s the question: what have you done that is fearless??? What would you like to do, but fear has kept you from doing it???

Missing them

For some reason my kids from Brazil have been on my mind as of late.  I absolutely loved them to death and I miss them so much.  I think about them and wonder how they are doing, while at the same time trying not to face the fact that they are so much older and bigger now.  I know we can’t live in the past, but I sometimes wish time wouldn’t fly by so fast.

Brazil Cachoeira da Grama Yellow Bourbon

My mom brought me two new types of coffee beans, one being Tanzanian Peaberry and the other, Brazil Cachoeira da Grama Yellow Bourbon.  Naturally I choose to try the Brasil one first (no offense Tanzania), but this one reigns from the state of Sao Paulo, close to the Minas Gerais state border. (I did my homework) The beans come from an organic farm, or “green” to be politically correct.  This coffee is not only award winning, Cup of Excellence, its also not massed produced, choosing quality over quantity.  

All this to say….YUMMMM! I made the right choice this morning, and I’m enjoying my Cup of Excellence from my beloved Brasil.

ps. Don’t panic!  Tomorrow I will try the Tanzanian Peaberry and let you know the outcome of that too.

I’m a proud aunt


There couldn’t be any better costume that what my nephew chose this year…a Brazilian Futebol Player. My cup runneth over!

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