Happy Birthday!

This sweet boy is turning 15. I can’t believe how fast time goes by. Last night we went to celebrate his birthday at a restaurant and as I watch him looking at the menu all these memories of this little boy came in a flash.

Time is flying. As I get older this summer, I turn 62 I come to realize Where am I at this point in my life? Besides thinking of retirement next year. I know I have plenty of ideas I would like to do.

I feel my life has been a blessing with ups and downs. I have a job that I loved, a home, 38 years of marriage with a lovely husband, and my children and grandchildren. What else do I want? Hm… I still think of that little boy holding on to my knees, wanting to be picked up. I don’t want to feel I’m running out of time. Do I?

For now, happy birthday to my grandson. He deserves the best of the best.  This boy has a caring heart. He cares about everyone in his life. We are important to him. He’s loving, compassionate, and incredibly smart. He’s a blessing in our life.

 

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.

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:

 

 

 

 

A recap on my bullet Journal

I begin a journal in April. Having been depressed all the time I was missing appointments, forgetting to take my medicines, birthdays, and I was getting disorganized. My daughter gave me a Faith planner and I didn’t know what to expect. I decide to check on the internet and I found the bullet journal. I check a few sites and I was amazed by the creativity some people were put on it. You can track anything you want and decorated the way you like it. Of course, all the drawings weren’t necessary, however it makes the journal looks beautiful. I decide to make one.

 

The first two months I was tracking too many projects and I was overwhelmed. I want my journal to look like the ones I was seeing on the website. My first mistake I can’t draw therefore my journal wasn’t looking as beautiful as the one I was watching on the internet. I became more frustrated with it and I ended throwing the journal. I’ve to get a new one. Second mistake I was spending too much time overthinking and for that reason nothing was getting done. The depression was getting worse. My third mistake I was tracking too many projects and I wasn’t getting anywhere. I want to quit the journal, however I’m not a quitter.

 

I decide to give it another try, but this time in a different direction. I’ve to make this journal work for me. During the summer my journal was all about my vacation time with my grandkids. I track the places we visit, my mood tracker was pretty good, and I took all my medicines on time.

 

The month of August I made a few changes. I was tracking my eating habits and my appointments. Now I’m back to work and I want to incorporate a few things from work like my meetings and ordering. I don’t want to get overwhelmed, but I don’t want to forget those little things. In the future I can add some blogging ideas and with the holidays approaching a shopping list.

 

A lesson learned I don’t need to compete with other journals. My journal must accomplish my needs and keep me organized.

 

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my wonderful husband, dad, and grandfather Josue

To my two son’s who are great dads enjoy this wonderful day !

To my dear Dad in heaven;
This Father’s Day I want you to know I love you very much and I miss you been here.
Thank you for all you gave me. I will forever carry you in my heart.


And to all you Dads out there I hope you all have a wonderful day.


 

 

One-Liner Wednesday ~ To my Daughter!

“One of the greatest gifts I’ve ever gotten is my daughter.” ~ Ace Frehley

 

 

 

This past weekend I went to my daughter’s wedding. It was just a  small wedding, celebrated in Sedona Arizona. They choose the mountains where they met and they fall in love. They got engaged a little bit over a month. I thought the wedding would be next year, however they wanted, now.  I’m happy for her and for my son- in law who I see as another son. I’m thankful for having him as part of our family and for making my daughter, very happy.

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SoCS~ Precious

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “precious.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

I love video chatting with my girls. I just finished talking to them it was at least half an hour. When I video chat it makes me feel I’m there with them. They’re growing too fast and they always make me laugh with their silliness. I love listening to their stories, especially when it’s about their friends or school.

We were watching them playing and they show us their Halloween decorations. It was a wonderful moment. I wish I was there to give them a hug and lots of kisses. I miss my girls very much. This is the little precious moments I will cherish forever.

Also, I can thank the new technology for making these little moments so especial. I am grateful for that.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve the most wonderful day. We celebrate Mother’s Day here in the USA and I’ve been blessed spending the time with my kids. I got flowers and chocolate from them and my husband made a great meal. We enjoy the nice weather and now the day is almost over I feel blessed to have a wonderful family. To all the moms out there I hope you did have a great day like mine.

To my mother in heaven, thank you for giving me life and raised me the way I am today! I love you and you always be in my heart.