SoCS~ Happy Anniversary

Today it’s my wedding anniversary #39. In those 39 years, a few of them have been a challenge. Over the years besides we are always together; we have respected our space when one of us needs it.  Always together in sick or health, as a couple, we have our struggles since nothing is perfect.

God gave us three wonderful children and six grandchildren. We promise we will take care of each other until death does us apart.

 

Happy anniversary my love and to more years to come.

 

Way to go my love…

SoCS- hosted by Linda G. Hill

 

JusJoJan the 27th, 2022- “Understanding”

I’m too old to understand this new generation or maybe I forgot how I raised my own children. For example, my granddaughter who is 14 turning 15 in March had all these emotions and feelings and I don’t know what to tell her.

She lives in Arizona with her sister and my daughter.  Recently she began to want to move back to North Dakota with us. She argues that mommy works all day, she doesn’t have any friends, and she doesn’t like Arizona.

My reaction as a grandma it’s lovely and sweet that she wants to be with us. What she doesn’t understand is that she needs to be with mommy. She needs to stop using the excuse of being alone and blame mommy for being working. I know she’s acting like a typical teenager but also, she needs to stop acting silly because everyone has to work including us.

I don’t understand her change of moods. It’s making me feel sad and I cry with her but she can’t do that to mommy.

We asked her all about what was bothering her at home or school. Her response it’s the same is she’s bored and does not like Arizona.

Understanding a teenager has become tough enough. I don’t know what to say anymore. I hope this goes away quickly and she can enjoy being a teenager.

JusJoJan is hosted by Linda G. Hill and the today prompt is given by Kim!

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.

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:

 

 

 

 

One-Liner Wednesday~ HAPPY Birthday to my princess!

My post is dedicated to my oldest granddaughter who turns 15, today. 

 

Today is a fantastic day and your age is a remarkable one, I wish you happiness every day. You never cease to amaze me! You are intelligent, kind, and fun loving girl. I love spending time together. Have a fun day my sweet Princess!

 

Happy Birthday my sweet princess! Grandma loves you. You are a Blessing!

 

One- Liner Wednesday is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com
Badge by Laura @ riddlefromthemiddle.com

SoCS~ Can

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!

Stream of Consciousness prompt for Saturday is the word “can.” Hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoSC~ Sept 1, 2018 ~Round

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “round.” Use it as a word by itself or find a word that contains it. Bonus points if you start and/or finish your post with it. Have fun!

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.

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/
SoCS badge by Pamela, at https://achronicalofhope.com/

A quiet Sunday

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.