Remembering 9/11

Remembering the 9/11 tragedy reminds me, of the following days when everyone felt united as a nation. You will see American flags and people comforting strangers. Be become one nation under GOD.

Listening to the names of all the victims and seeing their pictures was heartbreaking.  It has been twenty years since we as a nation, suffer this awful tragedy. There was no race, age, religion or politics when those planes hit the grounds. We lost so many innocent lives. I still remember myself crying and praying for those families. It felt like I have lost a family member.

Where we are now?  What happened to all the love and the caring we all suffer on 9/11/01? Where are it?  When I was watching the commemoration of the twenty years all those memories came back like it was yesterday. Those families still grieving their loved ones.

Meanwhile, the Internet has been filled with Karen’s and Kens screaming and treating people like garbage.  Videos about racism and shameless actions have been dominating the internet. Where is the kindness and love from those patriots Karen and Ken?

We don’t another 9/11 to be united. Don’t use politics or religion to make excuses to criticize and denigrated our neighbors. Stop making excuses, no one should be treated shamelessly.

I’m tired of the internet posting all those videos of Karen’s and Kens who are a disgraced to this world. With this behavior, we are teaching the new generation to be unkind to others.  Let’s change the bad behavior and be a better person. Let’s teach the new generations so they can have a better future.

Enjoying the Summer

Well, I’m in Arizona on my last vacation trip before school starts. This summer has had some ups and downs however I’ve been enjoying my so-called “me time”. I’ve got a to-do list for the summer like cleaning the house and declutter my closets. However, I ended the school year been so tired that I didn’t want to waste my little bit of energy on cleaning.  I didn’t get so much done my mind wasn’t there and I wasn’t motivated. I didn’t want to spend my vacation just cleaning. Well, I did a little bit.

I spend my precious time reading a few books. I binge on some TV shows, ride my bike, go for walks, and enjoy the lake. Also, enjoy the company of my grandkids, my husband, and made a few trips. Not too bad.

On the bad side, I did get a few health problems.  Pain on my knees is causing difficulty to walk but it doesn’t stop me at all.  Pain on my right shoulder where I can’t do any movement. I’m getting a physical therapist. And my diabetes is out of control, again.  I will see my Dr. soon.  In a positive thought, I’m alive and blessed with a loving husband and kids.

I still have 2 weeks to get back to work so maybe I can do some decluttering. Or maybe, just relax and enjoy the rest of my summer vacation.

Happy Mother’s Day!

I have been busy at work with no time to blog or do anything at home. Twelve days remain in our school calendar. My kitchen staff and I are cleaning and I’m reducing inventory. On the last day of school May 25th, my inventory should be very low and only dry product on my shelves. I get home exhausted and wanted to go to bed. Seriously, I’m in bed by 7:30 pm and that’s too early.

Today, we are celebrating Mother’s Day and I’m feeling overwhelmed. As soon my kids show up, I will have a smile on my face. We will have a BBQ all food is ready to be grilled and the smell it’s making me hungry.

On this day I missed my mother the most. Always thinking of all the great times, we have together. I missed her laugh and our night’s talks. So Happy Mother’s Day in Heaven!

 

 

 

 

My Mother in 1975
My Mother in 1975

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Mother’s  Day!

I’m bored!

For weeks, my mood has been ups and downs. Also, I’m getting lazy. After work, I don’t want to do anything only sit on my couch or take a nap.  I have to drag myself to cook dinner, clean, or exercise on my stationary bike. I have days where my mind’s it’s all over the place. I will love to accomplish something at home instead I’m tired all the time. I don’t turn on my computer as often as I used to. I feel bored.  We are off from school today and I did accomplish a few chores. And that’s enough for me. I’m getting ready to read a book. I’m tired already and I took my vitamins.

I can’t wait

After a few weeks of cold and a couple of inches of snow, it looks Spring will be arriving soon. It’s sunny and the snow has begun to melt. Yesterday I went shopping and the stores have Easter and Summer decorations. The session of gardening has plants, orchids, packages of seeds. I was looking at the gnomes, fairies, colorful pots I just want to buy everything. I love Spring and Summer it makes me happy!

I want to begin planting my flower garden however, we still have a few weeks of winter and I’m sure it will snow again. The wait is annoying.  I’m going to try again to plant roses. Sadly, they don’t grow in my backyard however some of my neighbors have roses.

This is a beautiful Sunday and I will love to be outside. Yeah, it’s sunny but still chilly outside. Meanwhile, I can start a list for my garden and the changes I’m making to my home.  Some of the projects from last year got postponed it’s time to get it done.

last year
last year 2020

 

last year 2020
last year 2020

I’m back

I have been absent from blogging for a little bit. I decide to take a little break from social media and blogging. It was getting to be too much. My mind feels clear and with this absence from social media, I have a chance to take care of myself.

I was spending too much time reading stranger’s negatives comments about politics or the pandemic on social media. I was getting overwhelmed with all the negativity we have around I didn’t want to write in my blog, work on my journal, or read a book. My mind was feeling heavy. I was feeling sad and angry at everything. It was time to unplug for a while. I feel recharged. I finished a few projects I have put away and the Meds for the depression has been working fantastic. I wasn’t aware of how much social media and blogging was taking from me.

Meanwhile, I did some gardening for spring and got ready for the winter. I bought a stationary bike and every day I challenge myself to exercise. I took an online class “Creative Writing” and it was fun and inspiring. Also, a meditation class that helps to balance my life including a budget plan. If I want to retire in five years, I need to have a plan. I did a few changes and at this time it’s working. Unplugging myself from social media and focusing on my goals it has been helpful and a big change.

To finalize this post, I have wonderful news. I became for the fifth time a grandma of a baby boy. He was born on October 21. I haven’t seen him since I have a cold, but as soon as I get better, I will hold him in my arms.

Happy Sunday!

feeling rested

I have a good rest this past weekend, especially this morning. I didn’t have to be up at 4:30 am since it’s a holiday here in the US. It’s President day! I don’t care much about this holiday, however it’s great to have it off. I finally got my eight hours of sleep and I’m feeling much better.

My husband wasn’t lucky he has to work. I have the house to myself until 3:00 when I will babysit my little granddaughter. Then it won’t be quiet anymore. It’s nice to wake up by 8:00 instead too early. I got my shower and I’m enjoying already two cups of coffee. My plans for the day before my little angel come, do some laundry, clean the kitchen and finished reading a book I just started to read “Caught Dead Handed” by Carol J. Perry.

Also enjoying a little nicer weather. It’s getting warmer outside and they are announcing snow. The weather has not been that bad compared with last year.

A great Christmas

I have a wonderful Christmas. Two of my kids didn’t make it this year. My daughter sends the two girls to spend Christmas with us. However, she can’t make it because of her new business. She started her business less than a year and she can’t leave it without supervision. We all missed her. My youngest son it’s with his wife’s side of the family every year they take turns and this year it was their turn.

Even so, we all have a beautiful Christmas. My oldest son came with my grandson and for a few months he’s been dating so he brought his girlfriend a very nice lady and she brought her little girl. My favorite part was watching everyone opening their presents. I spend lots of time wrapping gifts and it takes seconds to reap the paper.

We spend all day watching Christmas movies “Christmas Story, “Klaus” and “Christmas Chronicles” and playing Monopoly and UNO. We have a great Christmas dinner with plenty of leftovers. At the end of the night, I reflect on everything I have and I have done for the past year. I began to feel a little nostalgic missing all my loved ones who are gone.

I realized how much I have been blessed. My depression has been in control I have to keep taking MEDs for that. The girls will be here until Jan 4th so we are planning fun things to do. It’s a blessing having them here with their laughs and talking about school.

Here is a few pictures: