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!

SoCS~ “Welcome”

A little bit of info on what’s going in my state. The cases of Covid19 are up to 28. Schools and businesses are close for the exception of the grocery stores; some other places are adjusting their hours. As for me, I work this week at the school and I’ll be working next week. We have been cleaning our kitchen and bagging breakfast and lunch for the kids. I don’t know how far we will keep bagging lunches or there is a chance they can close the schools for the rest of the year.

Everything is uncertain at this time. Our lives have changed so fast. We have our last mass on Thursday, this has been the saddest lent. Schools and church services will be online.

I always believe things happen for a reason. It’s time to reflect the way we have been living our lives. We have taken everything for granted. Let’s use this experience to live a little differently and make some changes. Spend more time in our homes with our love ones. Cook homemade food, watch TV, read and play with the children. Let’s cherish what we have, we don’t know our tomorrows. I’m already missing my little ones from school their smiles and their crankiness.

Be Happy, enjoy your home, your love ones and Welcome to our new ways of living.

 

SoCS “Welcome” is hosted by Linda G. Hill.

SoCS & JusJoJan “ow” Jan 4, 2020

The past few days we got enough snow for the girls to build their snowman before heading back to Arizona. All 4 of my grandkids were making the snowman and having a snowball fight. They have a lot of fun.

This morning, meanwhile the girls are sleeping, I finish packing their luggage. The girls are flying tonight. It was a wonderful Christmas vacation. Everyone enjoys the time together and now the girls who came with one luggage and leaving with two. After tonight, I would start taking down the Christmas decorations and start working on some of my to-do lists. For now, it’s time for another cup of coffee.

SoCS & JusJoJan is 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:

 

 

 

 

SoCS~ “Loud”

A few years ago, I used to have my kids running around the house and be loud. The kitchen was the most important part of the house with the bathroom being the second. I didn’t have the time to sit down and the days didn’t have enough hours to do everything it has to be done. My three children were talkers, very active, and they would fight for the TV. I missed those days.

Years passed and my adult children have moved out and have their own families. Now they are the ones with a loud house, meanwhile I have an empty nest. My home gets so quiet that I get bored. The housework is done quickly, it takes 2 small loads of laundry a week. If I wanted, I can skip a week of laundry.

 

I miss the old days; I remember running to the bathroom and I have to wait long minutes until one of my children would come out. I missed the calling “mom” or “grandma” when they need something or they were hungry. I love it when they all come to spend time together and I can hear the loud voices and the laughs. Next week I will have a full house for Christmas I can wait to have a loud house again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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~ “Where”

Where time goes? It has been two months since I went to Arizona to pick up my two granddaughters. For the past two months we did a few trips, went to the library, visit the zoo, the girls visit their friends, shopping, and we’ve plenty of talks. My oldest granddaughter is turning 15 in a couple of weeks and it’s already a freshman.

I keep thinking how fast time goes. My grandbabies are growing too fast. A week ago, I took them back home. Their school already begun and I’m back home missing them already.

I’ve two more weeks before I’m back to work. The school will begin on the 22nd. Of course, I’ve to start a few days before to get ready the kitchen, staff meetings, ordering the food, and prepare for the big day.

Meanwhile, I’ll be enjoying the rest of my vacation. I’ve to finish a few projects and spend time with my other two grandkids who also are missing the girls.

Where time goes? I wish, I can make time slow down. In the meantime, it has been a fun summer and I’ll keep enjoying what’s left.

This post was written for Linda G Hill’s SoCS “where” which you can join in here: https://lindaghill.com/2019/08/09/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-august-10-19/#comments

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