“Family is Anyone Who Loves You Unconditionally.”~ Anonymous
“Family is Anyone Who Loves You Unconditionally.”~ Anonymous
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!
My granddaughters have been bored they decorated my windows with hearts. I loved it! Stay Home and Be safe!
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:
Can you believe my first born just turn 34 and he thinks he’s too old? Really? I remember the day he was born. It was also a Saturday and my husband were at a monthly training at the Army National Guard for the weekend. Luckily the training was close from our home. I was cleaning and by 11:30 am the contractions begun. I didn’t have a phone in my home so my neighbor calls my husband. He arrives around noon and helps me with changing my clothes. Then he drives to the hospital where we got into a lot of traffic. We arrived around 12:30 and between him filling the paperwork my water broke and I have my baby at 12:45pm. I didn’t have a lot of pain. It was a memorable day. By the way, my three children were born less than an hour from my first contraction. Can you believe that?
Happy Birthday to my beautiful son. I love you!
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A few rounds of drinks with my husband on this Saturday night. Also watching a new series on Prime TV called “Jack Ryan” based on the books from Tom Clancy. So far, it’s been a great weekend after a harsh couple of months. My anxiety, my stress, and depression have been in control for the past couple of days. I still don’t take any MEDs, however I made an appointment to see my doctor to check for new alternatives. I’ve to work hard to keep it in control. I’m focusing on eating healthy, walking, and entertaining myself with a few hobbies. Another round of gin tonic is coming and we already on episode 4 of this terrific show.
A quiet Sunday morning. Everyone is sleeping, meanwhile I’m up too early because I can’t sleep. I’m enjoying a cup of coffee, sitting in my chair with Bruno sleeping close to me. Also, I’m thinking too much and that’s a problem.
This will be the last week my in laws will be here in North Dakota. They would be going back to Puerto Rico after spending two months with us and my husband is making this trip with them. Also, it will be my last week of vacation the new school year would begin on the 23rd.
My summer has been a fun one. I made a few trips, drink a few spritzers, and ate too much ice cream. I work in my flower garden, made a few changes outside in my backyard, and around the house. I did enjoy having all the grandkids together during the week of the wedding, and the weather has been great for BBQ’s, lake, and walking. However, my depression has been awful. I’m not taking any MEDs (doctor orders) and it’s harder to stay focused. When the depression takes over, I can’t stop crying, and I don’t feel safe.
I always thought at this stage of my life, it would be easier. My home is free of children, the house looks cleaner, it’s quiet, and I can do whatever I want. However, I feel lonely, and more depressed than when I’ve a full house and running around. At this point in my life I’ve to figure out what should I do next and how I can battle this depression.
It has been a week since my son’s wedding. Every single detail of the wedding was perfectly done. Both sides of the family were emotional and my favorite part when they’re saying their vows. I can feel their love for each other.
My daughter arrives a few days before with the girls. I begin getting overwhelmed, however I kept my situation quiet. I didn’t want to shadow my son’s happiness. My daughter came with a mission of giving all of us facials, doing our lashes, nails, and hair. The first person in her list was the bride and then the groom giving making sure her little brother looks amazing. On Thursday the night before traveling to the bride’s hometown, my stress went over the roof. On Friday the rehearsal dinner went wonderful with a few lovely speeches and getting to know the rest of the bride family members.
The ceremony went beautiful and a few tears from both mothers were obvious. The moment of our dance was special, my son was nervous and said I will follow you mom. I was a proud mom and a tearful, too. Everyone had a blast.
I did have a few incidents with my anxiety and depression kicking a few hours earlier, however I made it through. I didn’t want him to notice it. The rest of the week has been a challenge isn’t until today I begin feeling better.
When I feel overwhelmed I take a little break from the computer and social media. I’ve been taking the time to read and color some of my books. I began reading a great book that I receive from a friend (thanks Linda), soon to finish and give my honest review.
My son’s wedding is approaching and my in-laws already arrived. My daughter and the girls will be here next week and I can’t wait to hear laughter and noise all over the house. I love that. However, I’m behind in a few stuffs for the wedding and my dress is one of them. I can’t find nothing I like and the wedding is in two weeks. I’m getting stressed out. When you live in a small town it’s difficult to find something you like. Maybe a trip to the city will be the best choice.