SoCS~ Remembering childhood phrases

This is a nice prompt and perfect for Mother’s Day weekend.

I remember in Puerto Rico my mother would have phrases that sometimes didn’t make any sense; however, they were powerful.  Funny thing at the I didn’t understand it until I started using it on my kids. My mother has to deal with six kids, she uses those phrases to keep us in shape. She would say “don’t make me get up”, that was the warning.

Also, my mother uses the famous chancla (flip flops). She would throw that chancla to us and never miss. She was an expert.  

-A few of her phrases I still remember:

-I’m telling you for your own good

-Put on some VapoRub

-When you have your own children, you will remember me.

-I don’t care about the rest; I care about you.

-My house is not a hotel or a restaurant

-While you live in this house…

-When I give you permission?

-This hurts me more than it hurts you

-And if your friend throws themselves out of the window so, would you?

-Because I said so!

 Funny phrases coming from this Puerto Rican family. I miss you, mami.

 Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers out there.  

SoCS is hosted by Linda G. Hill

 

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.

 

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SoCS~ “Rope”

One of my favorite memories was playing jumping rope with my friends. Is one of my favorite games. I was great except when we had to jump faster. Every Saturday afternoon we would be outside playing until dinner time.  The memories of my childhood bring me joy.

These days are a little different. In my neighborhood, it’s rare to watch any kid playing outside. The children these days spend more time in their computer games or watching TV.

As soon our weather begins warming up, I’ll take my grandkids outside and play.  That will give them a break from the TV or computer games. I can’t jump rope anymore, however; the memories of all of us playing outside are precious.

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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

 

SoCS~ Feeling much rested

After a month of been struggling to get out of bed and fighting my depression, I’m up and smiling again. It looks the medication has been working also my daughter sends me CBD oil to calm my nerves.

I’m feeling much in control of my emotions. My mind and body feel rested and stronger. The worst part of being depressed is missing two days of work. I was feeling miserable to the point that everything hurts. I have spent most of the time crying until they were no more tears coming out.

It was harsh and an awful feeling. Little by little all these awful thoughts, had started to disappear. My body and soul begin to feel lighter.

I woke up this morning with more energy. I made coffee and read the paper. The sun came out and no matter it was 39 degrees it felt great. Step out for a few minutes and I got to breathe fresh air.

I know I need to stop worrying about things I can’t control, however, knowing myself will never stop. I worried about every foolish issue that goes around.

Besides the medication and the CBD oil, another tool that helped me during this process was journaling. Writing in my journal my feelings and the nonsense I felt it a process for healing. I’m getting a counselor, I need it.

I feel rested, my soul feels rested. And with a smile, I’m living another day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SoCS- rest

SoCS~ Inspire

Nothing inspires me the most it’s watching my neighbors decorating their homes for the holidays. This morning I begin to decorate for Halloween.  I didn’t realize the number of buckets full of Fall and Halloween décor I have.  What did I do?  I call my little granddaughter who loves Halloween to come and help me out with decorations. She was excited.

We decorated the outdoors and a little bit in the living room. The rest of the afternoon we play with the witch hat. A few plastic spiders make us scream. I have so much fun with my little princess that time went too fast. She keeps trying to scare me by throwing spiders and bats on my feet. I promised her I will finish decorating by the time she comes on Monday.

All I need to be inspired was to spend a fun day with my little princess.

 

 

 

SoCS~ Inspire

 

SoCS~ “Lucky”

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “luck.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!

 Feeling lucky tonight? It’s a slogan for a North Dakota Casino Ad. They show the ad so many times that it gets annoying. Depends on my mood, I will respond a yes! or I mumble a nasty word.

Analyzing those words “feeling lucky”.  Well, I’ve never won the lottery or any raffle. Meanwhile, my husband has been a winner in a few raffles with nice prizes. No lottery winner yet. I feel his luck is my luck because in the end, I keep the prizes.

Do I feel lucky? Yes, I’m lucky.  I’ve my family, a job that I love, things I treacherous and my husband’s prizes.

SoCS prompt is hosted by Linda G. Hill. 

SoCS~ “wee”

My last week of vacationing in AZ is coming to an end. When I get home, I will have one more week to prepare all my things for work. The school doesn’t start until the 24th.  However, I need to be at the school on the 16th for staff meetings and organizing the kitchen.  I’ve to place my food order for the first two weeks. Also, I need to hire a nutrition service as soon as possible. Been shorthanded in the kitchen is something I don’t want to go through, again. Unfortunately, I did hire a person in July and she already resigned without starting yet. I’m hoping to hire an awesome person who can stick with us.

 

My plan when I get home:

  • Organized my work clothes. Discard the ones I won’t use.
  • Print out the new regulations and forms for my staff
  • Shopping for comfort work shoes. I’m going this time for Sketches with foam platform.
  • A cute haircut
  • Purchase supplies for my little space I call my office.
  • Finally, enjoy my last couple of days of vacay.

 

To everyone, have a wonderful week and keep enjoying your precious time.

 

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don’t wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” ~Marjorie Pay Hinckley~

SoCS~ “wee” hosted by Linda G. Hill

SoCS~ “Hope”

Who doesn’t have hopes and dreams? I do. I hope by the time I retire I can make a road trip for an entire month. I want to retire at 62 because at this point, I’m tired of working. However, everything can change depends on my health insurance. Then it will be at 65 not an extra day. I want to spend time with my grandchildren, to relax and enjoy the rest of my life. If I get bored, I can get a part-time job that I can enjoy without killing myself.

I hope by 62 I have enough money to live comfortably without any problems. So many hopes and dreams that if it comes true, I will be amazed. Yes, amazed. When I think, I have everything figured out something happens. Let’s hope and wait how it goes.  I will keep hoping that when I turned 62, I can retire and enjoy my time.

SoCS~ Hope