SoCS~ “Lucky”

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

 Feeling lucky tonight? It’s a slogan for a North Dakota Casino Ad. They show the ad so many times that it gets annoying. Depends on my mood, I will respond a yes! or I mumble a nasty word.

Analyzing those words “feeling lucky”.  Well, I’ve never won the lottery or any raffle. Meanwhile, my husband has been a winner in a few raffles with nice prizes. No lottery winner yet. I feel his luck is my luck because in the end, I keep the prizes.

Do I feel lucky? Yes, I’m lucky.  I’ve my family, a job that I love, things I treacherous and my husband’s prizes.

SoCS prompt is hosted by Linda G. Hill. 

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’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!

SoCS~ “Practice”

After weeks of social distancing, this situation is driving me nuts. One thing I’m grateful for my husband and I are still working. The place he works have then on rotation and the days he’s at home he’s on called, taking classes online and gets paid.

In our schools, the teachers and administrators are working from their home except for the custodians and us the kitchen staff. We have been bagging breakfast and lunches for the kids and parents will pick it up between 11-1. Our district has twelve schools and only five are open to prepared and pick up lunches and mine it’s one of them.

To keep everyone on the payroll they send the other staff kitchen to the open schools. In our school, two other elementary kitchen staff are working with us. I also have to rotate the staff because of the social distancing only eight can be at the building. When we are off, we also get paid but we have to be on called until 1. Everyone gets along very well and the schedule has been working great.

With this pandemic and social distance, we are having some tough times. As a group, I can see how everyone has been affected by this coronavirus. We missed our routine, our students and the rest of the staff members. We don’t know when the schools will be back to normal. We have 24 days of school left and not seeing the students has been tough.

I’m feeling bored, tired and listening to the News it’s making me anxious. My pile of books to read is down to two. What I’m going to read next? I can’t go to Barnes and Noble’s they are limiting customers inside the store and I need my time to find good books. I guess I can download books on my kindle, however, I love the touch of the books it feels right.

What about the word “practice” for this prompt? It looks like I didn’t use it at all. The only thing I can say that I have been practicing my lettering for my bullet journal. But with this feeling of being bored nothing looks fun anymore. Also, with the social distance, I’ve never realized I’m a hugger and I missed it.


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

JusJoJan Day 19: “Gobbledygook”

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 19th, 2020, is “gobbledygook.” Use the word “gobbledygook” any way you’d like. Have fun!


Gobbledygook or gibberish a funny way to make our own words and make them have sense. Especially when we are playing scrabble and want to win the game. I do that all the time.

JusJoJan 2020 is hosted by Linda G. Hill.


JusJoJan 2020: Day 16~ experience

This morning I hire a person to work in our school cafeteria. When they post the position they ask for resumes, recommendations, and they ask for experience. However, in my opinion, I prefer a person with no or a little experience. Since I can train the person the way I want them to work. I can’t stand when I’m training and the person begins saying in my other job I did it this way. How many times I will like to say to them, you are not working in the other place. How many times I have to remind them we have to follow the school district regulations. That’s one of the reasons I prefer a no experience applicant and the majority of the time they become better employees.

JusJoJan 2020~hosted by Linda G. Hill


JusJoJanuary 9th, 2020 ~”Scrumptious”

Today’s word “Scrumptious” is a word I have never used. I prefer to use “yummy” or “delicious”. Talking about food I went for my yearly checkup and the doctor asks if I enjoy eating during the holiday. She smiles and said if I was planning to blame it all on the holidays. Yes, I’m going to blame it all on those scrumptious desserts. Ha!

Yes, I did enjoy it all the food and I’m paying the consequences because my A1C was high. I will try to be back to my healthy eating habits and cut down on everything that it’s causing all this trouble. Since I love sweets, I know I’ll have cravings and temptations. What a way to start my 2020.

My husband gave me the look of “I told you so”. He thinks he’s funny and cute.

This prompt was fun to write, thank you to Maggie at From Cave Walls.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 9th, 2020, is “scrumptious.” Use the word “scrumptious” any way you’d like. Have fun!

Daily Prompt- JusJoJan 2nd-2020 “Photo”

My last cup of coffee before I head to bed. Yes, I know we not supposed to drink caffeine before bed. I grew up in a family that loves coffee. I drink coffee all day so I guess I’m used to it. If I don’t have one, I can’t sleep. My husband would love me to drink tea, especially chamomile or mint tea. It tastes good, but I prefer coffee.

So here I am before bed and my cup of coffee. Good night everyone, Sweet Dreams!

JusJotJanuary 2nd-2020 is hosted by Linda G. Hill

Not a good weekend

After I came home on Friday from work, I’ve been depressed. The weekend has been hard and yesterday was one of the worst days I’ve in a long time. When I’m depressed, I cry all the time, I get sensitive, and angry at the same time. The mixed feelings make my head spin, nausea it, and sick all day. I also turn into this mean and awful person. I don’t like it at all.


I took my Med’s and I’m beginning to cool down. My mind and brain feels heavy and tired with all these negative thoughts. Another thing I’m always overthinking, especially when I supposed to be sleeping. My brain stays awake, he keeps thinking what’s next. It’s a strange feeling.


It looks this is the time of the year when I get depressed more often. It began last week with my mom’s 33 years of passing. Also, in a few weeks it will be my dad’s birthday and of course in November it will be two years he passed away. It’s hard to control the mixed feelings, it makes me feel guilty and worse. I don’t know what else I can do except to keep taking my Med’s and pray that I don’t hurt myself.

SoCS~ “for/fore/four”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “for/fore/four.” Use one, use ’em all, use ’em any way you want. Bonus points for using all three. Enjoy!


June it’s almost over and for the most part of the month it has been chilly and breezy. However, by the end of this weekend it would get warmer.


I’ve accomplished a few things during the month of June from my summer bucket list. Including reducing the pile of books I’ve been accumulating on my nightstand. I didn’t realize how many books I was piling up and every time I visit Barnes and Noble, I keep buying more. I’m not counting what I’ve downloaded on my Kindle Fire. I’ve already read four books.


For the month of July our family trip to SD, we’ve a few more camping at the lake, and the ND state fair. My granddaughters would be heading back to Arizona by the end of July so we’ve to enjoy every minute.


So far, this summer has been a great one. My depression has been in control, however a few days ago, not so good. I’m taking a day at a time.

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SoCS~ for/fore/four is hosted by Linda G. Hill.