SoCS~ “a word you have to look up”

When I was in Elementary School, one part of my homework was to find the meaning of words in my dictionary. However, it’s been a long time since I look up for a word. I considered myself to be great at spelling, except for my pronunciation. English is my second language and I have a strong accent, at times speaking those words can be difficult.

If I need to look up for a word it will be to know the meaning or to learn a new word.

Also, I do have a little bit of difficulty with words that sound the same and have a different spelling (homonyms). With those I can get easily confused otherwise it’s uncommon to look up for a word.

Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “a word you have to look up.”

SoCS~ Old/New

I’m doing my fall cleaning. I can’t believe how much stuff I have accumulated during all these years. A lot of old clothes, towels, and sheets. The hard part is getting rid of my kids’ stuff. I know I don’t need to keep every single art project or notebooks. Their bedroom closet is full of school papers, old toys, and clothes. It’s time to start downsizing. I talk to the three of them and they can pick up whatever they want to keep and the rest has to go. As my husband and I get older we want fewer things to clean.  Besides I’m getting lazy with age and less cleaning it will be better. Also, I will love to buy a few new things that I will like to have before I retired. I will love to buy a new mattress and a new couch.

For now, I got three boxes for donations and two bags in the garbage. The cleaning it’s not over but at least I’m seeing some progress.

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ “tion”

Since the pandemic, I have no motivation at all. I try to read or write however nothing it’s inspiring. Then I went to the doctor and I have rheumatic arthritis in my knees. I told him to keep adding more and he reminds me of my age. I thought being 60 was the new 50s it’s not what everyone says. To everyone that’s a big fat lie. Hahaha!

I’ve been back to work and it’s exhausted. I’m wearing a mask all day. I cook for the students and standing on cement floors it’s caused more pain in my knees. Not to mention we don’t have air conditioning as a result the kitchen is hot as an oven. When I get home, I want to sit down on my couch and not move at all.

I started meditation not too long ago, it has been helpful. I will end sleeping. And for arthritis, there is no solution it will get worse with age. Nothing I can do there.

Of course, the best medicine for all these aches and tiredness would be a nice vacation. That’s what I told my husband. Oh yeah, I’m ready for a nice vacation.

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS~ “Brush”

For the past six months, I will tell my granddaughters to brush their hair.  I shouldn’t be telling them to brush it all the time. They’re old enough to take care of themselves.

Their hair is long, frizzy, and extremely curly. It’s a lot of work especially when it’s dry. As soon as they wake up, they prefer to get it wet and apply lotion. It looks beautiful and shiny; however, by the end of the day, it looks wild. That’s when they love wearing a bun, a hat, or a ponytail.

 I’ve suggested cutting it short it will be easier however they love their long hair. My oldest who will be turning sixteen loved it all wild. I was reminding them to brush it.  Now their back with their mom and I noticed they have their hair done and looking great all day. So, what it means they’re lazy when they’re here with me and with their mom it’s a different story. So, for the past six months, I was telling them to brush their hair constantly, I will say it a million times a day. Ha, ha, ha!

SoCS~ “Brush” hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS~ “Pro & Con”

School starts in two weeks and parents are excited about the kids being out of their home. We will have a restricted guideline including wearing a mask. Some parents don’t like the idea of their kid wearing a mask all day. So, immediately they start to complain. Some of them are going too far with this issue and they’re overreacting. They’re making the situation more complicated than it is. They should be pleased and happy we will have school. Also, they have a choice to have their kids using the distance learning program for the first nine weeks if they don’t feel it’s safe.


What’s the con and pro of wearing a mask in school? And what about us the staff? I work in the kitchen cooking and serving so imagine how hot it’s going to be.


So, the pro of wearing a mask to school will be the protection and safety of every student and staff member.  And the con of wearing the mask it’s some difficulty of doing our jobs properly and the concentration of the students when it gets hot. Also, and some of the kids don’t understand the importance of washing hands, keep your hands to yourself, and the social distance. With all the guidelines we will have it’s going to be an interesting school year and a challenge. Let’s see how it works.

SoCS~ “Pro & Con”


I have been absent from my blog and social media for a while. I took a break to take care of myself. Mentally, I wasn’t in a good place. Taking this break and with the doctor increasing my medication, I’m feeling much healthier.  It was the right decision.

Yes, I’m behind on some projects around the house. I have a pile of books to read and chores to finish. Since I’m feeling more energetic, I will catch up. No more feeling miserable or sad with myself. I permitted myself to take breaks when I’m overwhelmed. My doctor suggested taking those breaks at least once a month.

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying the last three weeks of vacation. I’m waiting for the school district to decide on when the schools begin. We’re waiting for the new guidelines and if we can go back to the building. It’s going to be an interest school year that’s for sure.


SoCS~ Song

I didn’t look at any picture.  I have been in bed for weeks; the depression has been tough. I didn’t want to be up and everything around me it’s a mess. I look at the mirror and I’m a mess and my house it’s terrible.

On Wednesday, I came out of my bedroom to visit the doctor and she changes my MEDs. After a long talk with my doctor, I decided enough was enough. I begin cleaning the house step by step because I still not motivated it. Also, I have been listening to the radio. I love listening to Air One radio station where they play Christian music. The song that came first it’s from Lauren Daigle “You Say”. You can imagine my face, my heart was pounding hard, and I finish the song with tears.

I’m tired of suffering from depression. I’m hoping with the new MEDs I will finally have it under control. Also, I will start counseling very soon.

SoCS~ Song

SoCS~ “Nail”

I have been busy cleaning, decluttering the closet, and planting my flower garden. Like everyone I need my nails done. Every year after I’m done with school, I call for a manicure. I love having my nails done. However, they just start opening the nail salons and the next available appointment is close to when school started. As kitchen personnel, I can’t wear any nail polish and my nails have to be very short. What a bummer I won’t pay that much money for a few days. My nails look terrible, this afternoon I begin a homemade treatment for my hands and I pick a pretty nail polish. The nail polish didn’t last not even an hour. They have already peel off or smudge. I’ll keep doing the homemade treatment for my hands. And for coloring my nails until I get tired or frustrated. Anyway, by the first week of August, my nails will be cut short.

SoCS~ is hosted by Linda G. Hill.



This week’s prompt it has been a tough one maybe I’m overthinking. It’s hard to write something interesting. One word came to my mine “spray”. Since the virus, I have been spraying disinfectant all over my house twice or three times a day. I use 3-4 bottles of disinfectant per week. I know I’m spraying too much and my allergies are getting worse. I’m already cutting down to every other day but I wonder if I’m risking my family. I keep my house decently clean I don’t live in a magazine home. So, when I spray the disinfectant its smells fantastic and makes me feel safe.


SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ “Chocolate”

Chocolate and cheesecake are my weakness. It’s hard to control this unhealthy habit especially when you have children in the house. I get very cranky and desperate for sweets. My husband always ended running to the store to get some of my favorite sweets.

I have changed my diet numerous times and after a few days I can resist having sweet. Diets don’t help me at all. When I am on a diet my cravings for sweets intensified and I get moody. The longest time I have been without any sweet it has been for a week also. Of course, it all depends on the situation. I check my sugar levels daily and they are high.

At this point I don’t what else to do and how I’m going to control my cravings. I know I have to keep trying to lower my sugar. I already clean up my stash of sweets. I almost cry, really not kidding. Also, everyone it’s aware that I have to do this. If my girls or husband want a sweet, they need to get the ones I don’t like. Let’s see how it goes especially my mood.


SoCS~ “Chocolate” is hosted by Linda G. Hill.