feeling rested

I have a good rest this past weekend, especially this morning. I didn’t have to be up at 4:30 am since it’s a holiday here in the US. It’s President day! I don’t care much about this holiday, however it’s great to have it off. I finally got my eight hours of sleep and I’m feeling much better.

My husband wasn’t lucky he has to work. I have the house to myself until 3:00 when I will babysit my little granddaughter. Then it won’t be quiet anymore. It’s nice to wake up by 8:00 instead too early. I got my shower and I’m enjoying already two cups of coffee. My plans for the day before my little angel come, do some laundry, clean the kitchen and finished reading a book I just started to read “Caught Dead Handed” by Carol J. Perry.

Also enjoying a little nicer weather. It’s getting warmer outside and they are announcing snow. The weather has not been that bad compared with last year.

One-Liner Wednesday~ Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll GO!” ~Dr. Seuss

 

 

 

This week in the school, we are celebrating Dr.Seuss birthday. It has been a fun  week so far. On Monday we wear green, Tuesday red & blue, today mismatched clothes. Thursday would be hats & socks, and on Friday the big day. It would pajama day with lots of reading and a big birthday cake at lunch time. The students are so exciting and having so much fun including myself.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss and thank you for the wonderful readings!

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

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No- stress

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.

 

Present

If you are depressed you are living in the past.

If you are anxious you are living in the future.

If you are at Peace you are living in the Present.

~Lao Tzu

 

 

If you are depressed, you are living in the past. – When I’m depressed it could be I’m not as cheerful with myself. Yes, I like to remember the past and if I’ve one chance I would change a few things. However, remembering the past brings joy to my life.

If you are anxious, you are living in the future. – Once a while I feel anxious, but living in the future not too sure.

If you are at Peace, you are living in the Present. – This is the path I intend to be. It’s difficult, but achievable. We are living in a society where you get judged easily. Trying to live a peaceful life it’s hard to get.

What should I do to keep myself at peace and living the present?

1- I love to read and when I do, it takes me to a different world.
2- When I’ve the time I like to write, especially short stories.
3- A few months ago, I begin buying coloring books for adults. Since then I’ve already bought over twenty. I love spending the time coloring. It makes me feel calm and peaceful. That means I’m living in the present.

 

Daily Prompt: Present

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

As soon as we get off the elevator, I know something is wrong. This is the first sentence from the book I just received today from the school. Every year during the month of February our elementary schools participate in a reading program they called “one book, one school”. Also, they include fun activities.

This year the book is Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe. I was reading the papers of the activities for the month and it looks we all going to have fun. Some of the activities are wearing silly hat, mismatch socks, drawings, and wearing pajamas.

The six, seven, and eight words are “off the elevator”. It looks our main character it’s going to have an adventure. The kids are going to enjoy the story. Who doesn’t like dog’s stories?

 

 

 

 

Passionate

 

Just Jot It January 4, 2018- Passionate

I am passionate about collecting unicorns, owls, baby dolls, and postcards. Where I put them all around the house.

I am passionate about books. What kind of books? I read almost everything and my favorite genre mysteries.

I am passionate about music, especially the music from the 70’s and 80’s. Oh I forgot no heavy metal and songs with profanity or trashing others.

I am passionate about Hallmark movies and also cheesy movies like Sharkanado. Can you believe that? I love Shark week.

I am passionate about adult coloring books. I already have 15 and my favorite is “The Enchanted Forest” by Johanna Basford.

Last but not least, I am passionate about my grandkids. I can spend hours playing games, doing the girls hair, or going to Barnes and Nobles to get new books.

That’s all for today… for this #JusJoJan for 1/4/18 2018

New Goals- New Year 2018

It’s the last day of 2017. Every year I make a list of goals for the New Year’s. Looking back, I’ve accomplished the majority of them except for making changes on my blog. I begin my first resolution of the year watching and cutting sugars, meaning I’ve lost 30 pounds. I did a lot of walking until the cold weather begun. I accomplished my reading challenge in Goodreads with a goal of 60 and I read 87. I also made a few trips that what’s great, we remodel a few things in my home also great, and a lot of family time. During this summer, I spend time with my grandkids going to the park, the lake, the fair, birthdays, movies, you name it. I’m blessed having my two granddaughters moving in for the school year. Next summer they would be going back to Arizona with my daughter. Finally, she’s graduating and getting a full-time job, her dream job. However, the last two months not so great. In November 12, I lost my father and December 26, my sweet dog Taina.

Don’t take me wrong, I’ve a nice Christmas until the following day. Since then I’ve been depressed also sick with the flu. My mind feels all over the place with no purpose in life.I know in my heart, I’ve a purpose, but I need to find it. I’ve been blessed with a beautiful family, an amazing job, and good friends who are there when you not expected. My goals for 2018 would be at a different level. I want to challenge myself and find my purpose.

My goals for 2018:
1- I’m going back to my church. I need to take care of myself spiritually.
2- I want to reread and study the bible.
3- Be a better person and not judge so quickly.
4- I want to do some volunteering work.
5- I want to participate in a soup kitchen. A friend of mine has been doing it for years.
6- Our principal in our school has a reading program. This will be good for me so I’m signing in.
7- Keep my mind and body healthy. As soon the weather begins to change I’m going back for my walk, meanwhile keep watching what I eat.
8- I’ll be signing for another Goodreads reading challenge. Maybe not reading as many books like before, but reading makes me feel relaxed.
9- I want to do something special with my husband for our 35th anniversary.
10- Spend time with my family and create memories.

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