SoCS- “too/to/two”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “too/to/two.” Use one, use ’em all, bonus points if you use all three. Extra bonus points if you start your post with one. Enjoy!

 Two weeks ago, I was flying to Puerto Rico on vacation. It was my mother-in-law’s birthday she was turning 80. For her birthday party, she wants as her gift all her children. It was an emotional event and fun seeing the family together. I was needing to get out of my routine and take a break.

Meanwhile, I was in Puerto Rico having a good time a snowstorm hit North Dakota with 30 inches of snow. The schools and businesses closed for two days. By the time we were back some of the streets were cleared up. My son has to shovel a small trail so we can get into the house.

It took my husband the entire week to clear up the driveway. After all that work, it’s snowing again and expecting 6 inches for the weekend. It’s cold and windy and hoping by tomorrow afternoon the snow has stopped. My husband would be shoveling snow again.

I’m ready for summer.

 

SoCS- hosted by Linda G. Hill

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.

 

JusJoJanuary the 17th, 2022-“Joy”

Waking up full of joy on a Monday. It’s Martin Luther King’s Day and I’m off. It’s cold outside and I have no plans to go anywhere. However, the joy of being home in my pj’s with my cup of coffee is priceless. I don’t need to do much of the chores, because I already did it on Friday and Saturday. I only want to rearrange a few things around the house so it looks fresh. My weekend went great with my two youngest grandbabies staying the night. It was a sleepover at grandma’s house. We watched the movie “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania” the fourth movie. It wasn’t my favorite; however, my little ones enjoyed the movie.

The joy of spending quality time with my grandbabies gives me a good start to the week.

JusJoJan 2022 challenge by Linda G. Hill

Today’s word “Joy” is by Indieshe

Merry Christmas!

 

I was up early this morning; My husband and I cooked for the family. When the kids arrived and saw the presents under the tree they were smiling. We opened presents and everyone was happy.  We had an amazing and blessing day!

We played games, watch The Polar Express and Santa Clause movies, and ate too much.

Everyone went home tired and happy. It’s time for us, to relax and watch more movies. My plans for tomorrow sleep at least until 10 am. Stay in my pajamas all day and relax.

May you have the spirit of Christmas, which is peace the gladness of Christmas, which is hope, and the heart of Christmas which is love.

 

 

 

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: